Ohio State: Marshon Lattimore named NFL Defensive ROY; Buckeyes wrestling loses heartbreaker to Penn State
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Marshon Lattimore wins NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
For the second year in a row, a former Ohio State player was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Marshon Lattimore, a cornerback who had 5 interceptions for the New Orleans Saints in his first professional season, was named the NFL’s top defensive rookie on Saturday night.
“I’m glad to be a part of this team,” Lattimore said, according to NOLA.com. “I’m glad all the teams passed up on me because I’m in best position I could’ve been in now with the Saints.”
Lattimore follows in the footsteps of Joey Bosa, the former Buckeyes defensive end who won the honor last season with the Chargers.
Urban Meyer boasted about the back-to-back Buckeyes on Twitter.
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) February 4, 2018
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Ohio State wrestling loses heartbreaker to No. 1 Penn State
Ohio State wrestling was in position to pull off an upset on the road against No. 1 Penn State on Saturday night, but the Buckeyes could not pull through. Penn State rallied for a 19-18 win against the No. 2 Buckeyes at sold-out Rec Hall. Ohio State was up by 10 points at halftime, but the Nittany Lions ended up winning four of the last five bouts. NCAA.com has a full recap.
Ohio State is now 12-1 on the season and 7-1 in the Big Ten.
Former Ohio State great Jim Stillwagon dies at 68
Former Ohio State football player Jim Stillwagon died at 68 last weekend. The Buckeyes announced Stillwagon’s passing on Sunday. Stillwagon was one of the best players for Woody Hayes at Ohio State, earning the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Trophy during the 1970 season. A defensive tackle, Stillwagon was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes and went on to play in the Canadian Football League for five seasons.
Ohio State basketball picks up win against Illinois
Ohio State picked up a 75-67 win against Illinois at the Schottenstein Center on Sunday afternoon. Keita Bates-Diop dropped a career-best 35 points as the Buckeyes improved to 20-5 on the season and 11-1 in the Big Ten. Here’s a full box score.
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— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) February 4, 2018
Next up for Ohio State? A showdown with first-place Purdue on Wednesday night in West Lafayette, Ind. It will be the Buckeyes’ first true road game since Jan. 17 at Northwestern.
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