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Can Tate Martell make a serious push to earn the Buckeyes' starting QB spot this spring?

Examining Tate Martell’s chances to win Ohio State’s QB battle; Buckeyes men’s hockey makes Frozen Four

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Tate Martell’s place in Ohio State’s QB battle

Tate Martell entered the spring at No. 2 in Ohio State’s quarterback battle — though it’s no fault of his own. Martell lacks the experience of Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow and has four seasons of eligibility remaining after redshirting in 2017. So, how does Martell factor into the Buckeyes’ battle to become the starting signal caller this spring, which Ohio State quarterbacks coach Ryan Day said was not just a two-man race? Land of 10’s Ryan Ginn examined what kind of a look Martell, a redshirt freshman, will see this spring.

Meanwhile, Land of 10’s Austin Ward looked at when Urban Meyer will likely make the call on naming a starting quarterback.

Buckeyes beat Denver to make Frozen Four

Ohio State men’s hockey is heading to the Frozen Four — and the Buckeyes took out the defending champs to get there. Ohio State won two games over the weekend in Allentown, Pa., to advance to the 2018 Frozen Four. Ohio State eliminated Princeton from the tournament Saturday and followed it up with a 5-1 victory over defending national champion Denver on Sunday.

The Buckeyes are in the Frozen Four for just the second time in program history and for the first time since 1998. They’ll face Minnesota-Duluth on Thursday night in Saint Paul, Minn. The Buckeyes could potentially have a matchup with Michigan in the championship game. Here’s the full bracket and results from the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

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J.T. Barrett has some more fun at Michigan’s expense

Remember that autograph J.T. Barrett had mocking Jim Harbaugh earlier in 2018? Well, the former Ohio State quarterback was at it again over the weekend. Barrett signed a Michigan football, crossing out the “M” logo and writing “4-0 vs. TTUN” beside his signature on Saturday at an event in Toledo.

Kyle Snyder named finalist for Sullivan Award

For the second straight season Ohio State wrestling star Kyle Snyder is a finalist for the James E. Sullivan Award, which goes to the country’s top amateur athlete. Snyder, who captured his third individual NCAA title in 2017, is one of seven finalists for the honor, which will be awarded on April 17.

After winning his latest national title, Land of 10’s Ryan Ginn explained why Snyder deserves a spot on Ohio State’s Mount Rushmore of great athletes.

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