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The Empire is Officially Stronger

On July 20, 2012 by Buckeye Empire

  It’s with a great amount of excitement that we officially welcome Mr. Dan Vest to The Empire. Dan contacted when we went in search of talent in our final Victory Bell back...

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Vevin Barclay

A Game-Winner for the History Books

On July 19, 2012 by

  It is overtime. Iowa game, 2009. Like Michael Jackson famously said, This is It. Coach Jim Tressel has seemingly called off his dogs. The defense did its job, and now he is...

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Empire Recruiting | ATH Taivon Jacobs Commits

On July 19, 2012 by Buckeye Empire

Speed kills. On Thursday morning, the Buckeyes received a verbal commitment from Taivon Jacobs, a 5-10/160 athlete out of Suitland High School in Maryland. He’s listed as a three-star wide receiver on Rivals...

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The Biletnikoff Award

Way Too Early Watch List – Biletnikoff Award

On July 19, 2012 by Buckeye Empire

  We take our look at the entirely too early postseason awards watch list with the other side of the pass and catch combination. The Fred Biletnikoff Award is named for the former...

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Buckeyes

O-HI-O

On July 19, 2012 by

I’ve lived in many places: New York City, Germany, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Michigan (gasp). Most recently, just over a year ago, I moved to Ohio. Despite already being an Ohio State fan, I...

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No Sugar Tonight

The Sugar Bowl That Wasn’t

On July 18, 2012 by Chris Holloway

  January 4th, 2011. A week before my wife and I had scheduled her induction to welcome our son into the world. Yes, we were trying for 1/11/11, and who wouldn’t with that...

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BCS

Empire Pictorial | Buckeyes Rule the BCS

On July 18, 2012 by Buckeye Empire

  With the college football landscape getting ready to evolve with the new playoff format coming to a bowl game near you, we decided to take a look back at Ohio State’s national...

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Katie-Bell

From Scarlet To Gold – Katie Bell

On July 17, 2012 by

Event: Women’s 10m Diving Bell will be just one of two USA divers on the 10 meter board when she competes at the London games. Finishing second by over 20 points in the...

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paterno

TEAR IT DOWN

On July 17, 2012 by BuckeyeEmpire

  Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or are a part of Al Qaeda you are likely aware of the scandal that has occurred at Penn State.  With Jerry Sandusky rightfully locked...

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Season Preview

Football Season Preview | The Roster

On July 17, 2012 by

Welcome to week two of your eight-week Empire season preview for the 2012 football Buckeyes. At 9 a.m. on Tuesdays between now and kickoff, we’ll break down a different component of the fall season (see topics...

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Smile, Urbs. We're 3-0

Leaders Division Recruiting | By the Numbers

On July 17, 2012 by Grant Edgell

  Back on July 2nd I took a look at how Ohio State’s recent team recruiting rankings compared to those of the last seven National Champions and found that Jim Tressel‘s results fell...

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Thad Matta’s X-Factor

On July 16, 2012 by

  When Thad Matta took over the Buckeye basketball program in 2004, no player had been drafted after their time in Columbus in nearly three years. Not one single player had been taken...

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big-data-recruiting

Legends Division Recruiting | By the Numbers

On July 16, 2012 by Grant Edgell

  Back on July 2nd I took a look at how Ohio State’s recent team recruiting rankings compared to those of the last seven National Champions and found that Jim Tressel‘s results fell...

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The Holy Grail

Keys to the Crystal Ball

On July 16, 2012 by Chris Holloway

  There is the old saying in football that “defense wins championships.” While this may hold some nugget of truth on Sundays, the area is grayer than one might expect. Great defenses are...

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EmpireRewind

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. CONVERSATIONS Empire Q&A – Matt Wilhelm | We sat down with the former Ohio State national...

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