The Wake-Up Call: Jabrill Peppers has a good memory, former Buckeyes get their degrees and more
Welcome to your Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 Wake-Up Call.
In case you missed it, the Buckeyes opened up their fall practice slate on Sunday and Landof10 was there with videos and photos from both practice sessions.
- Camp Preview: Urban Meyer preparing for a camp unlike any other
- Freshman Practice: Videos | Photos | Notebook
- Upperclassman Practice: Videos | Photos | Notebook
- Urban Meyer Press Conference
Jabrill Peppers says Buckeyes ‘kicked our ass’
Pity Michigan defensive star Jabrill Peppers, who is apparently still being asked eight months later about Ohio State’s 42-13 win over the Wolverines. The preseason All-American apparently took it in stride at U-M’s media day on Sunday, delivering a brutally honest assessment of a game in which the Buckeyes put up nearly 500 yards of offense against the Wolverines in the Big House.
Peppers said of OSU game "they kicked our ass"
— angelique (@chengelis) August 7, 2016
Peppers asked about MSU/OSU: OSU kicked our ass
— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) August 7, 2016
Well, when you put it like that…
Four football players, 18 total athletes graduate
Senior punter Cameron Johnston didn’t practice with the upperclassmen today, but it turns out he had a pretty good excuse. The Aussie was one of four football players and 18 total Ohio State athletes to walk across the stage during Ohio State’s summer commencement.
— Cameron Johnston (@Cam_Johnston) August 7, 2016
Per OhioStateBuckeyes.com, here is a full list of the athletes who received their degrees on Sunday afternoon:
Baseball – Jacob Bosiokovic, Communication
Men’s diving – Stephen Ettienne, Criminology
Football –Cameron Johnston, Sport Industry
Football –Steve Miller, African American Studies
Football –Armani Reeves, Communication
Football –Thomas Schutt, Communication
Fencing – Shawn Marshman, Family Resource Management
Men’s Lacrosse – Jesse King, Communication
Men’s Lacrosse – Gordon Koerber, Sport Industry
Wresting – Anner Arroyo, Biology
Wresting – Kenny Courts, Sociology
Women’s golf –Rio Watanabe, International Studies
Women’s gymnastics – Andrea Vazquez, Psychology
Women’s lacrosse – EmilyAnn Breakey, Communication
Women’s soccer – Michela Paradiso, Neuroscience
Women’s swimming – Annelise Jongekrijg, Chemistry
Women’s track – Brianna Neitzel, Sport Industry
Women’s volleyball – Katie Mitchell, Sport Industry
The list includes Steve Miller, the defensive end most famous for his interception return for a touchdown that helped Ohio State take down Alabama in the 2015 Sugar Bowl. In his post-practice press conference on Sunday, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer lauded Miller as a player who turned around his career before it was too late.
“The cool thing is, it’s never too late to change,” Meyer said. “Guys like Steve Miller, he’s a graduate, he’s a national champion and he decided in his last year to go and cross that line, cross that edge and become elite at what he did.”
Mewhort, Linsley miss out on meeting
Jack Mewhort and Corey Linsley were two of the stars of the 2013 Ohio State offensive line that was viewed as one of the best in the country, but they’ll have to wait a few months longer to face each other as professionals.
Mewhort – an offensive guard for the Colts – was set to meet up against Linsley — a center for the Packers — in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Sunday night. Instead, fans already in town to see the inductions of Brett Favre, Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison were left without any live football thanks to a field that was deemed unplayable.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 8, 2016
Mewhort and Linsley won’t have to wait too long to catch up, however. The Colts will travel to Lambeau Field later this season for a Nov. 6 meeting.
Wind cancels Buckeye rowers on Day 2 of Olympics
In other cancellation news, a pair of Buckeye Olympians scheduled to compete Sunday will have to wait to make their Olympic debuts. Aina Cid Centelles (women’s pair) and Ilse Paulis (women’s lightweight double sculls) were both among the athletes whose events were pushed back because of 40 mph winds in Brazil.
With waves causing boats to flood and the lane markers being destroyed by the wind, Olympic organizers had no choice but to move back the events.
Olympic rowing course looking worse for wear because of the wind. pic.twitter.com/JK1m8WZg5g
— Tim Gavel (@TimGavel) August 7, 2016
Cid Centelles will get her chance to compete at 11:50 a.m. ET on Monday, while no new time has been assigned to Paulis yet. If the weather cooperates, you can watch Monday’s rowing events here.
Here’s some other news from around the Big Ten:
Nebraska is working on its pass defense with a goal of being great | Iowa DT Faith Ekakitie reflects on being mistaken for a bank robber | Indiana swimmer and Olympian Lilly King calls out Russian Yulia Efimova for positive drug tests | How Wisconsin’s QB battle resembles ‘Caddyshack’ | Looking at which schools could join OSU and Michigan as ‘most hated’