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The Weekender: Ohio State Women’s Basketball Improves to 18-0, NCAA Approves Transformation Committee Recommendations and Clemson Hires Garrett Riley


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Women’s Basketball Buckeyes Keep Rolling

With 18 games left until the 2022-23 season, Ohio State’s women’s basketball team is still undefeated.

The Buckeyes’ best start in program history continued on Saturday, when the Buckeyes improved to 18-0 with a 76-67 win in Nebraska. Ohio State led 25-12 in the first quarter and didn’t trail after that. Nebraska made it interesting as he cut Ohio State’s lead to 3 points with a 7-0 run by the start of the third quarter. Win by 9.

Rebeka Mikrasikova led the Buckeyes to the win with 25 points and seven rebounds.

Ohio’s women’s basketball is home for the next two games against Northwestern (Thursday, 6:30 p.m. BTN) and Iowa (Monday, 7:00 p.m., ESPN2). ever.

NCAA Approves Transformation Commission Recommendations

The NCAA held its annual meeting last week. The organization’s primary task was to consider recommendations made by the Division I Transformation Committee, a group of leaders across collegiate sports tasked with modernizing NCAA policy.

Division I’s board of directors approved those recommendations on Thursday after the Transformation Board announced the recommended changes two weeks ago. Many of the recommended changes are expected to come into effect within the next year. This is because Division I committees are now tasked with transposing these recommendations into law.

The most high-profile recommendation called for more than 200 school-sponsored team sports to expand postseason tournaments to include 25% of active Division I members. This means expanding the NCAA basketball tournament to over 90 teams. However, these decisions are made at a sport-specific level.Around athleticthe men’s basketball supervisory board will consider the possibility of expanding the tournament later this year and will make recommendations next January if changes are agreed.

Other recommendations made by the Transformation Commission include ensuring medical insurance for injured players for at least two years after their college career ends, and ensuring that all Division 1 schools provide mental health services to their players. and abolish minimum football attendance standards. Creates “more precise and specific billing criteria for when enforcement staff should make complaints” against schools for rule violations and the criteria required for membership in a Football Bowl subdivision.

A complete list of the Transformation Commission’s recommendations can be found at NCAA official website.

Clemson Makes Massive Hiring

After missing the college football playoffs in consecutive seasons, largely due to poor offensive performance, Clemson made major changes to its offensive coaching staff on Thursday.

Dubbo Swinney is TCU’s offensive coordinator who sacked former Clemson quarterback Brandon Streeter just a year after being promoted to offensive coordinator and won the 2022 Broyles Award for being the top assistant coach in college football. , replacing Garrett Riley. Lincoln Riley’s younger brother, Garrett Riley, has established himself as one of college football’s best offensive players in his mind, having led the nation in points per game in each of the past three seasons. Leading a top 15 ranked offense. His two years at TCU and his SMU.

With Riley leading the offense with sophomore Cade Klubnik at quarterback after DJ Uiagalelei moved to Oregon State, Clemson hopes to re-emerge as a national championship contender in 2023.


Ohio promotes Brian Hartline to offensive coordinator

Hartline’s rapid climb up the coaching ladder continued Friday when Ohio’s wide receiver coach was promoted to offensive coordinator. , said they plan to recruit the entire offense, and Day believes “this is going to be very positive for our program.”

Patience and faith in Ohio bring new tight end achievements coach Keenan Bailey

We met Ohio State’s new tight end coach before the Peach Bowl and talked about what it means to be a full-time position coach for the first time in his career. He could have been a coach at Time, but he stayed with the Buckeyes because he values ​​”people over places.” anything. ”

Classifies Ohio State University’s 11 early-entrants to start their first semester as Buckeyes

More than half of Ohio signatories in the 2023 recruiting class began their careers as Buckeyes last week. Garrick Hodge analyzed what the future holds for each of his 11 freshmen currently on campus.

what’s next

  • Men’s basketball: Rutgers, Sunday at 2:15 pm BTN
  • Women’s basketball: vs. Northwestern, Thursday at 6:30pm BTN
  • Women’s Hockey: 4 p.m. Friday at St. Cloud State
  • Men’s Hockey: Wisconsin, Friday at 8 p.m. (Bally Sports Great Lakes/Wisconsin)

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