Hey, Hive-a-maniacs, I’m not going to get too heavy on ya right now, but let’s say this has been an extremely long and emotional week at the Schneider homestead. Sometimes in the darkest moments you learn the best lessons. And I’m going to tell you this – take the time to appreciate what you have right now; don’t take it for granted, and don’t think, ‘Oh, I’ve got tomorrow.’
In a not-so-roundabout way, this sums up my feelings on Jared Sullinger declaring for the NBA draft. I know this has been covered ad nauseum across all mediums, and everyone has an opinion on it. I say good for Sully. There isn’t a Buckeyes fan out there who can say Sully didn’t give his everything to OSU, didn’t work his considerable hind end off for the scarlet and gray. That’s all we can ask for.
So now he has decided to begin a new chapter in his life, and as Buckeyes fans, we need to thank him and wish him good luck. He has the chance to fulfill his dream of playing professional basketball and backing the Brinks truck up to his house.
BUMP, SET, SPIKE
While they’re not as well publicized as their football or basketball brethren, but the OSU men’s volleyball team is consistently one of the best teams in the nation. And so it is again this year, with the Bucks currently 17-8 overall and a top-10 ranking in the nation.
On Thursday, the Bucks improved to 7-3 in the MIVA with a 3-2 win over Grand Canyon. The Bucks held on while the Antelopes won the first and fourth sets in close results, 22-25, 25-14, 26-24, 23-25, 15-7. In five-set matches this season, the Bucks are 4-4.
Shawn Sangrey had 24 kills and 10 digs for his fifth double-double of the season for OSU. Sangrey is the reigning MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season. He averages 4.85 kills and 5.48 points per set, both of which are tops in the MIVA while his kills-per-set number is tops in the nation.
If you’re so inclined, the two schools renew relationships at 7 p.m. tonight at St. John Arena.
Freshman wrestler Logan Stieber was named Freshman of the Year by InterMat, an internet wrestling publication. Stieber went 33-2 this season, winning Big Ten and NCAA titles at 133 pounds along the way. He received all 10 first-place votes in the InterMat poll.