Empire Rewind | July 9-15

On July 15, 2012 by Buckeye Empire


It’s time to get caught up on everything that went on this week at The Empire.


  • Empire Q&A – Matt Wilhelm | We sat down with the former Ohio State national champion and current Green Bay Packer to discuss trophies, memories, Tressel and Meyer.
  • Empire Q&A – Tracy Sprinkle | The Class of 2013 DL commit was roaming the halls of The Empire playing Office Linebacker. Or – he just answered some questions for us.
  • Empire Q&A – Billy Price | The future Ohio State defensive tackle talks all things Vrabel, Meyer and John Simon, as well as his plans for his senior season at Fitch.
  • Empire Q&A – Josh Harris | We had the pleasure of sitting down with Urban Meyer’s first collegiate quarterback as a head coach, and in the process gained some pretty interesting insight.


  • Next Man Up | Breaking down the existing options to hold down the fort while we wait for the return of Jordan Hall. (Holloway)
  • OSU Summer League Rundown | Taking a look at former Buckeyes who have been picked up by NBA summer league teams. (Dexter)
  • Jordan Hall, not Terrelle Pryor | Which Jeannette, PA product will have the best college/NFL career? (Edgell)
  • Welcome to the Urban Era | The first in an eight-part series previewing the 2012 Ohio State Buckeyes. (Huber)
  • The Pipeline | Jim Tressel built one with Glenville (OH), but Urban is revisiting the pipeline with Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. (Holloway)
  • The Rules of the Game | Our resident OSU Law Student broke down the case of former Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein after Klein was charged with Domestic Violence and Assault. (Huber)
  • Success Under Center | Reviewing the success Urban Meyer has had with his former quarterbacks, including Bowling Green’s Josh Harris, Utah’s Alex Smith and Florida’s Chris Leak. (Holloway)
  • Handling Adversity/Success | Former Ohio State punter Jon Thoma details how Jim Tressel, and his book The Winners Manual, helped to shape he and his teammates. (Thoma)
  • From Scarlet to Gold, Amanda Furrer | We kicked off our Scarlet to Gold series with Amanda Furrer, detailing our current and former Buckeyes heading to the 2012 Olympics. (Staff)
  • Cornerback University Lives | The Ohio State University football program is well known for a long list of successful NFL cornerbacks, but Urban Meyer intends to continue the tradition. (Edgell)
  • Way Too Early Watch-List, Maxwell Award | The preseason ‘Watch Lists’ have been released. We’re breaking down each one as it relates to current Buckeyes, starting with the Maxwell. (Staff)

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