Sunday, May 18, 2008

OSU Won Titles in Ann Arbor in 1997 and 2007


* Ohio State won Big Ten tournament in 1997 and 2007 at Ann Arbor.
* This is the second consecutive year that Ohio State has finished 15-15 in the Big Ten and had to earn its spot in the Big Ten tournament on the last day of the regular season.
* Ohio State has made the Big Ten tournament 20 out of coach Bob Todd’s 21 seasons as coach. * No team has been to more tournaments in that stretch than Ohio State and no team has won more tournaments than Ohio State’s eight, including last year.
* Coach Todd has now coached 24 consecutive teams – dating back to his second year as head coach at Kent State – to .500 or better conference records.
* All 21 of coach Todd’s Ohio State teams have .500 or better records in the Big Ten.
* Ohio State’s 30-win season is the 23rd consecutive such season for a coach Todd team.


BuckeyeFan16 said...

I feel good about drawing Illinois in the first game. Indiana might be the hottest team going into the tournament. Who do you think the Buckeyes will throw first game on Wednesday?

rockybuckeye said...

Intially I thought it would go Hale-Shuck-Wolo

But now wouldn't it make more sense to throw JB vs. Illinois since his game with them was cancelled? Then throw Hale against Michigan, hoping to relive some 07 magic. And he did fare much better against them than JB did.

Todd Lamb said...

I suspect Hale will pitch vs. Illinois. I think we're more inclined to see Hale, Shuck, Wolo and then DeLucia. You typically don't save your No. 1 guy when you need a win right from the start. Ask Clemson if saving their No. 1 in the 2003 Auburn Regional was the right decision. They were saving them for their winner's bracket game vs. Auburn, but instead got bet by Ohio State and couldn't survive in the loser's bracket.

Of course, coach Todd has mixed it up before and I kind of like the idea of throwing Shuck against Illinois since they didn't see him this year. Hale was magical last year vs. Michigan but he didn't have much against them this year in a 4-1 loss. Of course he walked an uncharacteristic four batters and it was a much closer game until the seventh when TSUN scored twice.