Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A Few Tidbits

  • The men's basketball team picked up its second commit for 2007 with Kosta Koufos, a 7'1" forward out of Canton (HT: Around the Oval). They claim he's pretty versatile, so I'm getting visions of a Dirk Nowitzki-type. If Greg Oden stays for a second (dare I dream third?) year, the two could be a pretty potent combination. Then after that, OSU has yet another talented seven-footer coming in with the class of 2008, a kid from Columbus named B.J. Mullens. If Matta can coach these kids as well as he recruits them (and I think he's shown he can), we should be seeing some great teams at the Schott the next few years.
  • That same article mentions that Sylvester Mayes has left the basketball team, and apparently the university as well. Everything I've heard indicates that he just wants more playing time. It's pretty clear that he wasn't likely to get that here, so best of luck to him wherever he ends up.
  • In football news, Alex Boone hasn't been suspended by the university for fall quarter, so he will be on the team this upcoming season (HT: Ohio State Online). You likely recall Boone's arrest for DUI, after he was involved in a two-car accident (no injuries, thankfully). While I believe I read earlier that he can't be suspended for any games according to Athletic Department policy, I'll be disappointed in Tressel if Boone doesn't miss a game or two for this. It was just a stupid mistake by Boone, so I don't think he should be suspended from the university and the team for fall quarter. However, it was a pretty freakin' big mistake, and if he's playing against Northern Illinois like nothing happened, he's getting off light. From what I hear, though, this has put him in Tressel's dog house and at the bottom of the depth chart, so it seems Tressel's taking care of it.

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