Logan Schuss, Buckeye lacrosse midfielder, received ECAC Co-Rookie of the Week honors after an impressive performance in the ‘Showdown in the ‘Shoe.’ The British Columbia native had a team-best and game-high four points with two goals and two assists against Air Force. Schuss leads the ECAC in points per game and is second in total points. He leads the Buckeyes with 21 assists and is the second leading scorer with 22 goals. This season Schuss has accumulated four conference player of the week selections, three rookie of the week awards and was named offensive player of the week March 29.Senior co-captain Justin Kronauge of the men’s tennis team received his third nod as Big Ten Co-Athlete of the Week this week. Kronauge was a key player in securing two singles and two doubles matches in route to the Buckeyes’ fifth-consecutive Big Ten regular-season title. Kronauge, No. 40 in the nation, holds the team-high 32 wins. This season has propelled Kronauge to becoming the third Buckeye to have more than 100 singles wins and more than 100 doubles wins. Kronauge and his doubles partner, junior Balazs Novak, are undefeated on the season with 16 wins.The No. 23 women’s golf team received its 16th consecutive bid for the NCAA Regional Tournament. With a No. 4 seed, the Buckeyes travel to the West Regional in Stanford, Calif., May 6-8. The Buckeyes have met and beat 10 of the 24 teams competing in the West and are the only Big Ten representative in the West. The Buckeyes must finish in the top 8 teams to advance to the NCAA Championship Tournament.
The Ohio State men’s tennis team won its first two matches of the NCAA Championship on Friday and Saturday. The Buckeyes, along with 15 other teams, will now advance to round three of the tournament in Stanford, Calif. OSU shut out Notre Dame and Ball State, winning the first two rounds of the tournament, 4-0. Playing doubles for the Buckeyes this weekend were senior Matt Allare and redshirt freshman Peter Kobelt, junior Chase Buchanan and senior Shuhei Uzawa, and freshman Blaz Rola and senior Balazs Novak. “There was so much at stake today,” coach Ty Tucker said after the match against Notre Dame. “We got to be ready to play.” The Buckeyes played hard against Notre Dame, winning the doubles point after two 8-2 victories from pairs Buchanan and Uzawa, and Rola and Novak. The last three points for the Buckeyes came from three singles victories by Novak, Rola and Allare. Novak sped through his match winning, 6-0, 6-2, against Notre Dame’s Blas Moros. Rola finished soon after, beating Casey Watt, 6-2, 6-2. Scoring the final point for the Buckeyes was Allare, with a score of 6-2, 6-3 against Notre Dame’s Greg Andrews. “They’re a really tough team,” Kobelt said of Notre Dame. “They’ve got great coaches and great players one through six.” OSU came out strong against Ball State in the first round of the tournament Friday. “We have to take what we can get,” Kobelt said of the hot weather. “It’s the kind of stuff we’ll deal with if we go out to California.” Novak and Rola were the first to finish their match, beating Ball State opponents Shaun Bussert and Austin Sansone, 8-0. Finishing soon after, fellow teammates Buchanan and Uzawa won their match against Ball State’s Zane Smith and Derek Carpenter, 8-3, clinching the doubles point for the Buckeyes. Allare and Kobelt finished their match early, 6-4, because the Buckeyes had already won the doubles point after the first two OSU doubles wins. Competing in singles and earning the team’s last three points were Rola, Buchanan, Allare, redshirt sophomore Devin McCarthy, Novak and Kobelt. McCarthy finished first, beating Ball State’s Alexandre Brym, 6-1, 6-2. He was followed soon after by Allare, who won his match, 6-3, 6-2, and Buchanan, who won his match, 6-1, 6-0. “I think I played well,” McCarthy said after his match. “It’s always a little nerve-racking going into the first round of the tournament.” OSU will now advance to the third round of the NCAA Championship Tournament, and face off against either Texas or Tulsa at 6 p.m. May 19.
With just one win — or a Michigan State loss — in the way of Ohio State and a ticket to the Big Ten Championship Game, coach Urban Meyer said staying healthy is the key to winning late in the season.Meyer spoke on the Big Ten teleconference Tuesday afternoon and addressed OSU’s goal of clinching a spot in the conference title game, the development of junior offensive lineman Taylor Decker and his unwavering stance on redshirting players. He also talked about the upcoming matchup with Indiana and reiterated praise for one Hoosier offensive weapon.Meyer said he hopes his players understand that “they clinch a spot in the championship game with a win.”Meyer said the Buckeyes had probably their best Sunday practice of the season this week.He said Decker is a “model citizen for a team and program … he’s a much better player too.”Meyer on Decker: “I can’t say enough about how much he’s grown in two years.”Meyer said he “probably should have played” freshman defensive lineman Sam Hubbard earlier this season because “he’s doing really, really good.” Meyer added that it’s too hard to burn a year of eligibility by putting a player on the field this late in the season.Meyer said he still doesn’t intend to redshirt players off the bat. “If you’re not good enough, you won’t play or if you’re hurt, you won’t play,” he said. “If you’re recruiting a good player, play him.”He singled out redshirt-freshman cornerback Eli Apple and redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee as two players who benefited from sitting out a season.Meyer said he doesn’t expect Apple to be at OSU for five years. “My guess is, if he continues to improve, that they move on,” he said.On what the key to winning in November is, Meyer said: “Without question, it’s the health of your team and managing practice.”He singled out freshman linebacker Dante Booker and freshman safety Erick Smith as two young players who are excelling late in the season after developing throughout the year.Meyer said Indiana junior running back Tevin Coleman is “ridiculous.” Coleman ran for 307 yards in a loss to Rutgers last week.He added that Coleman is “definitely an NFL running back.”Meyer said sophomore punter Cameron Johnston had his “worst day this year” against Minnesota last Saturday.He said current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had a similar impact at Utah that redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett has had in place of senior Braxton Miller this season.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Indiana on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon.
Kolkata: At least five students sustained minor injuries after two buses collided Wednesday morning in the central part of the city’s Kankurgachi area, police said. Around 6.50am, the school bus of DPS Ruby Park slammed into another bus of West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) on Maniktala Main Road near Kankurgachi underpass in Phoolbagan Police Station area, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said. The injured students were rushed to nearby ESI hospital, where they received preliminary treatment, he said. “The school bus was intercepted and the students were taken to school in another vehicle. We are talking to the drivers to find out more about the incident,” the officer added.