Ohio State: Predicting 2018 breakout stars; Buckeyes top Rutgers on senior night
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Predicting Ohio State’s breakout stars in 2018
Spring practice, usually a good indicator of what new players you should keep an eye on in the fall, begins in a few weeks. So who are some players who could gain some notoriety in the spring elevate into full-fledged Buckeyes stars in the fall? Land of 10’s Austin Ward made his picks. Two names to remember: Parris Campbell and Chase Young.
Ohio State basketball runs past Rutgers on senior night
Ohio State got back on the winning side of things Tuesday night, pulling away from Rutgers for a 79-52 win at the Schottenstein Center on senior night. The No. 16 Buckeyes, who snapped a two-game skid, started the second half on an 18-2 run and outscored the Scarlet Knights, 47-25 after intermission. C.J. Jackson had a game-high 18 points off the bench, while leading scorer Keita Bates-Diop was limited to 6 points on 3-of-11 shooting. Here’s a full box score.
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The Buckeyes are now 23-7 overall and 14-3 in the Big Ten. They remain a game behind Michigan State — which beat Illinois on Tuesday night — for the Big Ten lead. Ohio State closes out its regular season on Friday night at Indiana (8 p.m. ET, FS1).
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Ohio State signee Josh Proctor discusses playing through pain
Ohio State safety recruit Josh Proctor was not 100 percent during his senior season, but he didn’t mind playing through the pain. In an interview with Land of 10, Proctor discussed playing with an ankle injury that he kept mostly quiet. Proctor kept suiting up and helped Owasso (Okla.) High School win a state title.
“He’s a once-in-a-lifetime kind of guy that you get to coach,” Owasso defensive coordinator Bobby Klinck told Land of 10 about Proctor. “That’s really exciting, but he’s also a very humble kid, and that’s what I love about him. [Winning a championship] takes a lot of culture change and that sort of thing, but ultimately it takes having that one great player.”
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