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Today is Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, and this is your Ohio State Wake-Up Call.
Trevon Grimes back on his feet
Ohio State signee Trevon Grimes tore his ACL during his senior season, but he’s advancing down the road to recovery.
The 4-star wide receiver out of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas posted a video of himself running on an anti-gravity treadmill Wednesday.
— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) February 15, 2017
Recovering from an ACL injury is always tough, but it’s not nearly as grim a prognosis as it used to be. Furthermore, Grimes has a pretty good example to look toward in his recovery. Nick Bosa, a teammate of Grimes at Aquinas, tore his ACL one year prior to Grimes at the same point in his senior season. He went on to play right away for the Buckeyes as a true freshman and made an immediate impact.
With the Buckeyes in need of dependable receiving threats, a healthy Grimes could figure into their plans this fall.
JaQuan Lyle gets some good news
After dealing with some horrible news, Ohio State point guard JaQuan Lyle got a much-needed positive update.
The sophomore missed Ohio State’s game against Maryland after his sister went into a coma while giving birth. He spent the past weekend with his family in Evansville, Ind., before returning to Columbus.
Upon returning to Ohio State, Lyle got a phone call with news that he was much happier to hear. From Tim Shoemaker of Eleven Warriors:
“She called me today and whenever I heard her voice I had the biggest smile on my face,” Lyle said following Ohio State’s 74-66 loss to the Spartans. “That made my day and I’m just happy she’s doing good.”
Lyle said Tuesday was the first time his sister was able to communicate.
“She’s getting better every day,” Lyle said. “She stood up today for the first time, she’s back walking. She’s got the ventilator out of her mouth and she’s back talking and stuff. She’s just taking it day by day and getting better every day.”
Welcome news, for sure.
But the last week was far from easy on Ohio State’s sophomore point guard.
“It was definitely hard. Seeing my sister like that, that was probably one of the toughest things I’ve ever seen in my life,” Lyle said. “But also, leaving my brothers during a critical part of the season. They understood, family first, but these guys are also my family.”
“It was real tough when I went home,” he continued. “I went in the room probably twice and I came out crying both times because just seeing my sister like that, it tore me up.”
Urban takes another ‘L’ to Dabo?
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is responsible for two of Urban Meyer’s five losses at Ohio State, and it seems he may have handed him another one.
Rhett Rodriguez, the son of Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez, tweeted late Tuesday night that Meyer was on the losing end of a two-on-two basketball game between a quartet of college coaches.
So apparently Dabo Swinney and my dad beat Urban Meyer and David Shaw in 2 on 2 basketball today in Costa Rica ??
— Rhett Rodriguez (@rhett_rod) February 15, 2017
So many questions come to mind. Did Dabo reference his College Football Playoff shutout of Meyer? How were the teams chosen? How did each coach look out there? What was the final score?
Unfortunately, that information will remain a mystery for the time being.
Ohio State women have a big year ahead
The forthcoming 2017-18 season is expected to be a big one for the Ohio State women’s basketball team.
First, it will be Kelsey Mitchell’s senior season. The Buckeyes are expected to have one of the most talented and experienced rosters in the country. As a nice bonus, though, they’ll have the benefit of aiming for a Final Four that will be played in their own city.
Nationwide Arena will host the 2018 Final Four, and the logo for the event was unveiled Wednesday.
— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) February 15, 2017
It was also announced that the Buckeyes will host UConn at Nationwide in a “Countdown to Columbus” showcase on Nov. 12, 2017. The Huskies have claimed the last four national championships and won their 100th consecutive game on Monday.
Just announced that @OhioState_WBB will take on UConn WBB again next season at Nationwide Arena in a showcase game.
— James Grega Jr. (@JGrega11) February 15, 2017
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