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2019 Ohio State Buckeyes in Camp: The Offensive Line

Taking a look at the Ohio State Offensive Line

The Buckeyes have 19 offensive linemen in fall camp, but only 22 combined starts

COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State opened camp this fall looking to replace four of five starters across the offensive line. That is not the most enviable task but fortunately for offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, he’s working with a talented group, just not an experienced one in terms of starts. This current o-line contingent has a total of 22 combined starts in a Buckeye uniform led by left tackle Thayer Munford’s 13. With no one other than Munford really entrenched in a spot yet, and a deep and talented group, competition this fall camp will interesting.

 

The Buckeyes have 19 offensive lineman in camp this August.

Josh Alabi – Fifth-year senior who is now in his third season on offense after initially playing along the defensive line. He has seen action in 24 games, including a start at left tackle in the Rose Bowl win over Washington when Thayer Munford was hurt. Alabi played a career-high 83 snaps in the win at Maryland last season and totaled 393 snaps as a junior in 2018 while playing in all 14 games.

Brandon Bowen – A fifth-year senior who missed the entire 2018 season while recovering and rehabilitating a leg injury that he incurred in Game 6 of the 2017 season Maryland. He earned the starting right guard spot at the onset of the 2017 season and held that role up until his injury.

Jonah Jackson — Joined the Ohio State football program in the summer of 2019 as a graduate transfer following a four-year career at Rutgers. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the coaches and media in 2018 for the Scarlet Knights, starting 11 of 12 games at right guard. Voted a captain by his teammates.

Kevin Woidke – A fifth-year senior and a two-time Varsity O letterwinner, Woidke initially walked on to the team in June of 2015. He played in 13 of 14 games last year for the Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions and has appeared in 25 contests over the last two years. Through his hard work, he was awarded an athletic scholarship this past spring that extended into the summer term.

Brandon Pahl – Is in his fifth season with the program. He joined the team as an invited walk-on in June of 2015. He is returning to the field this fall after missing spring practice with an injury.

Nathan Brock – Is in his fourth season with the program after walking-on in the summer of 2016. He redshirted his first season and has two years of eligibility remaining.

Gavin Cupp – A fourth-year junior who spent the majority of spring practice with the No. 1 offensive line unit. He played a total of 50 snaps from scrimmage in two games during the 2018 season and earned his first Varsity O letter. Gavin was part of the athletic department’s Huntington Bucks Go Pro summer internship program this year, working with the Student-Athlete Sports Services Office.

Thayer Munford — The lone returning starter on the offensive line in 2019. He started the first 13 games of the 2018 season before an injury cost him an appearance in the Rose Bowl. He has played in 25 of 28 games over the past two seasons. Munford helped lead an offense that broke numerous Ohio State and Big Ten records in 2018 and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors for his efforts.

Wyatt Davis – Entered Ohio State as one of the top recruits in the country in 2017. He redshirted his first season and then played in all 14 games last year, including starting the Big Ten Championship game vs. Northwestern and the Rose Bowl vs. Washington. He begins the 2019 season as one of the most experienced members of the offensive line, albeit just a sophomore in eligibility.

Josh Myers – Was one of 10 recruits from the class of 2017 to enroll in classes at Ohio State in January 2017 and thus has been part of three years of spring drills. He redshirted in 2017 and then was the backup to All-American center Michael Jordan in 2018. Myers has the size, skill and smarts to follow in the long line of standout performers at the position that includes back to back Rimington Award winners Pat Elflein and Billy Price in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Jack Jamieson – Is in his second year with the program after joining the team at the start of fall camp last season. Was a three-year captain and starter at one of the Ohio’s most successful programs: St. Ignatius High School. He played both guard and center along the offensive line for the St. Ignatius.

Chris Kuhn — Joined the Ohio State football program in the fall of 2018. The mathematics major was an OSU Scholar-Athlete in his first year with the team.

Matt Jones – Has taken part in spring practice each of the last two years after enrolling in classes in January of 2018. Redshirted as a true freshman last fall. He was rated as high as No. 41 in the class of 2018 on the ESPN 300.

Nicholas Petit-Frere – Redshirted last season as a true freshman and was an OSU Scholar-Athlete. He was the nation’s consensus top-ranked offensive tackle prospect in last year’s class. This past summer, Petit-Frere was one of five players who had an externship at the WWE Headquarters in Orlando, Fla. to learn about the ins and outs of the professional wrestling business.

Max Wray – Is in his second year with the program after enrolling in January of 2018. He redshirted last season. Was a consensus Top-100 recruit in the 2018 class and was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Ryan Jacoby – A true freshman, he enrolled early and joined the program in time for the start of the 2019 spring semester. He was Ohio’s No. 8-ranked player in the 2019 class. Jacoby was a two-time first team All-Ohio honoree and led Mentor to a runner-up finish in 2017.

Dewand Jones – A mountain of a man, listed at 6-8 and 360 pounds, Jones was a four-star prospect by ESPN and a consensus top-15 rated player – regardless of position – in the state of Indiana. He is a tremendous athlete for his size as he was a two-sport athlete who also excelled on the basketball court as well. He averaged 17.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game on the hardwood and had several DI offers.

Harry Miller – Was rated the nation’s No. 2-ranked center and the No. 37-rated prospect overall according to 247Sports.com in the 2019 class. Miller played guard, tackle and center for Buford High School which averaged 41.6 points per game in 2018 and scored 50 or more points four times. He was his class Valedictorian.

Enokk Vimahi — Was rated the nation’s No. 7 guard and No. 124 overall player by 247Spots.com in the 2019 class. Vimahi was a four-star prospect by every major recruiting service and the No. 2-ranked player in the state of Hawaii. Last winter, he took part in both the U.S. Army All-America Bowl and Polynesian Hall of Fame Bowl.

 

Zach Stevenson and Ryan Smith will also get back in the mix once classes begin on August 20.

 

Just the guy to lead them
Greg Studrawa, who returns for his fourth season coaching the offensive line, has already coached two major award winners – Rimington Trophy winners Pat Elflein and Billy Price – and three All-Americans at Ohio State: Elflein, Price and Michael Jordan this past season. His 2016 offensive line was one of three finalists for the Joe Moore Offensive Line Award.

Notable

§  In the three seasons since Studrawa took over the o-line reigns, the Buckeyes have been second in the Big Ten and eighth nationally in rushing.

§  In 2018, the team was third in the Big Ten in fewest sacks allowed while setting Big Ten records for pass completions, yards and touchdowns.

No More Black Stripe
Urban Meyer brought a simple yet meaningful ritual to Ohio State in which all newcomers to the program wear a black stripe on their helmet and it isn’t removed until they have earned the right to be on the field. That tradition has continued with coach Day. Some early enrollees of the freshman class lost their stripes during spring practice. But the first member of the program to have their stripe removed this fall was graduate transfer Jonah Jackson. The Rutgers transfer earned the distinction after just the fourth practice of fall camp. He is vying for a starting spot at one of the guard positions. True freshman Harry Miller had his stripe removed after practice No. 5.

 

Greg Studrawa’s Thoughts

On transfer Jonah Jackson…
“He’s a guy that provides leadership without saying a word. Obviously, he’s a new guy and the rest of the guys are getting to know him. But he’s a professional. He does his job and goes hard every play that he’s in there. He’s starting to lead by example.”

 

On Thayer Munford…
“He’s done a really good job with his weight. He’s down to 313 pounds and looks like a million bucks. That’s going to take some stress off his back. We’re limiting him a little as he gets back into the swing of things because he hasn’t been in a full padded practice since last November. For him to knock the dust off and get back going, that’s going to come with each rep in practice this camp. But Thayer looks really good.”

On the depth…
“The depth right now is as good as it’s ever been since I’ve been here. The competition is unbelievable. Harry Miller has performed with the twos as a true freshman against our defense. Enokk (Vimahi) came in here at 270 and is now 295 and wow, does he look like a million bucks. Dawand Jones, you can’t miss him, he’s as big as a house and he’s running around at 375 pounds and looks like an athletic guy. And all that’s to say I can’t even get those guys in with the twos to get reps right now.”

 

#GoBucks

 

TEAM FEATURE WRITTEN BY Jerry Emig and Mike Basford; COURTESY OSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

NFL Training Camps begin with many Buckeyes on all rosters

 

 

 

 

An Entire Team of Buckeyes Set for NFL Training Camps

NFL training camp rosters feature 62 former Ohio State players

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Training camps for all 32 National Football League teams are now open or set to open around the league and the Ohio State football program is well-represented based on recent research of current NFL rosters. A review of official team rosters at NFL.com reveals an entire team of Buckeyes are in the league: 62 players in all.

 

It’s no secret that Ohio State has been developing NFL talent, including high-level, first-round talent, for the duration of its history. The program is tied-for-first, with USC, in first-round picks with 81, including the second-most first-round picks in the last decade with 15. Ohio State’s 62 draft picks between 2010-19 is also second-most among college football teams in the decade, a number that includes 49 draft picks the last seven years under the tutelage of former head coach Urban Meyer and his staffs.

 

And the bulk of Ohio State’s 62 current NFL players were coached at least one season by Meyer: 55, including 13 players off the 2018 Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion team that posted a 13-1 record.

 

28 NFL Teams Feature a Buckeye

An Ohio State program high six former Buckeyes are on the New Orleans Saints roster – CB Eli Apple, QB J.T. Barrett, SAF Vonn Bell, WR Ted Ginn Jr., CB Marshon Lattimore and WR Michael Thomas. The Dallas Cowboys (WR Noah Brown, RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Devin Smith and RB Mike Weber), Cincinnati Bengals (DE Sam Hubbard, OG Michael Jordan, OC Billy Price and LB Chris Worley) and the Miami Dolphins (LB Jerome Baker, LB Raekwon McMillan, OT Isaiah Prince and DT Adolphus Washington) each carry four former Buckeyes on their respective rosters.

 

A total of 28 different NFL teams feature at least one Ohio State Buckeye and 19 teams have two or more.

 

Four position groups, led by the defensive backs with 13 players, have 10-or-more former Buckeyes. The others are the defensive line, offensive line and at wide receiver.

 

NFL Training Camp Buckeyes

By Team – 62

 

LB Dante Booker* – Arizona Cardinals

DT Michael Bennett* – Atlanta Falcons

CB Kendall Sheffield – Atlanta Falcons

SAF Kurt Coleman – Buffalo Bills

TE Marcus Baugh – Carolina Panthers
WR Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers

DE Sam Hubbard – Cincinnati Bengals

OG Michael Jordan – Cincinnati Bengals

OC Billy Price – Cincinnati Bengals

LB Chris Worley – Cincinnati Bengals

CB Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns

WR Noah Brown – Dallas Cowboys

RB Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys

WR Devin Smith – Dallas Cowboys

RB Mike Weber – Dallas Cowboys

TE Jeff Heuerman – Denver Broncos

DT Dre’mont Jones – Denver Broncos

OT Taylor Decker – Detroit Lions

OC Corey Linsley – Green Bay Packers

WR Johnnie Dixon – Houston Texans

SAF Tyvis Powell – Houston Texans

CB Bradley Roby – Houston Texans

OG Malcolm Pridgeon – Houston Texans

WR Parris Campbell – Indianapolis Colts

SAF Malik Hooker – Indianapolis Colts

DE Tyquan Lewis – Indianapolis Colts

OG Andrew Norwell – Jacksonville Jaguars

WR Terrelle Pryor – Jacksonville Jaguars

RB Carlos Hyde – Kansas City Chiefs

LB Darron Lee – Kansas City Chiefs

DE Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers

QB Cardale Jones – Los Angeles Chargers

LS Jake McQuaide – Los Angeles Rams

LB Jerome Baker – Miami Dolphins

LB Raekwon McMillan – Miami Dolphins

OT Isaiah Prince – Miami Dolphins

DT Adolphus Washington – Miami Dolphins

OG Pat Elflein – Minnesota Vikings

DT Jalyn Holmes – Minnesota Vikings

SAF Nate Ebner – New England Patriots

DE John Simon – New England Patriots

CB Eli Apple – New Orleans Saints

QB J.T. Barrett – New Orleans Saints

SAF Vonn Bell – New Orleans Saints

WR Ted Ginn Jr. – New Orleans Saints

CB Marshon Lattimore – New Orleans Saints

WR Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints

RB Rod Smith – New York Giants

CB Gareon Conley – Oakland Raiders

DT Jonathan Hankins – Oakland Raiders

SAF Malcolm Jenkins – Philadelphia Eagles

P Cameron Johnston – Philadelphia Eagles

WR Braxton Miller – Philadelphia Eagles

DE Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers

LB Ryan Shazier* – Pittsburgh Steelers

DE Nick Bosa – San Francisco 49ers

OT Jamarco Jones – Seattle Seahawks

OG Demetrius Knox – Seattle Seahawks

TE Nick Vannett – Seattle Seahawks

SAF Damon Webb – Tennessee Titans

QB Dwayne Haskins – Washington Redskins

WR Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins

*Injured

 

NFL Training Camp Buckeyes

By Position

 

Defensive Backs – 13

CB Eli Apple – New Orleans Saints

SAF Vonn Bell – New Orleans Saints

SAF Kurt Coleman – Buffalo Bills

CB Gareon Conley – Oakland Raiders

SAF Nate Ebner – New England Patriots

SAF Malik Hooker – Indianapolis Colts

SAF Malcolm Jenkins – Philadelphia Eagles

CB Marshon Lattimore – New Orleans Saints

SAF Tyvis Powell – Houston Texans

CB Bradley Roby – Houston Texans

CB Kendall Sheffield – Atlanta Falcons

CB Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns

SAF Damon Webb – Tennessee Titans

 

Defensive Line – 11

DT Michael Bennett* – Atlanta Falcons

DE Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers

DE Nick Bosa – San Francisco 49ers

DE Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers

DT Jalyn Holmes – Minnesota Vikings

DT Jonathan Hankins – Oakland Raiders

DE Sam Hubbard – Cincinnati Bengals

DT Dre’mont Jones – Denver Broncos

DE Tyquan Lewis – Indianapolis Colts

DE John Simon – New England Patriots

DT Adolphus Washington – Miami Dolphins

 

Offensive Line – 10

OT Taylor Decker – Detroit Lions

OG Pat Elflein – Minnesota Vikings

OT Jamarco Jones – Seattle Seahawks

OG Michael Jordan – Cincinnati Bengals

OG Demetrius Knox – Seattle Seahawks

OC Corey Linsley – Green Bay Packers

OG Andrew Norwell – Jacksonville Jaguars

OC Billy Price – Cincinnati Bengals

OG Malcolm Pridgeon – Houston Texans

OT Isaiah Prince – Miami Dolphins

 

Wide Receivers – 10

WR Noah Brown – Dallas Cowboys

WR Parris Campbell – Indianapolis Colts

WR Johnnie Dixon – Houston Texans

WR Ted Ginn Jr. – New Orleans Saints

WR Braxton Miller – Philadelphia Eagles

WR Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins

WR Terrelle Pryor – Jacksonville Jaguars

WR Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers

WR Devin Smith – Dallas Cowboys

WR Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints

Linebackers – 6

LB Jerome Baker – Miami Dolphins

LB Dante Booker* – Arizona Cardinals

LB Darron Lee – Kansas City Chiefs

LB Raekwon McMillan – Miami Dolphins

LB Ryan Shazier* – Pittsburgh Steelers

LB Chris Worley – Cincinnati Bengals

 

Running Backs – 4

RB Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys

RB Carlos Hyde – Kansas City Chiefs

RB Rod Smith – New York Giants

RB Mike Weber – Dallas Cowboys

 

Quarterback – 3

QB J.T. Barrett – New Orleans Saints

QB Dwayne Haskins – Washington Redskins

QB Cardale Jones – Los Angeles Chargers

Tight Ends – 3

TE Marcus Baugh – Carolina Panthers

TE Jeff Heuerman – Denver Broncos

TE Nick Vannett – Seattle Seahawks

 

Specialists – 2

P Cameron Johnston – Philadelphia Eagles

LS Jake McQuaide – Los Angeles Rams

*Injured

#GoBucks


PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Jerry Emig & Mike Basford; COURTESY OSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Buckeyes’ Ahac drafted by Vegas Golden Knights

 

 

June 22, 2019

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Layton Ahac, who will be a freshman for the Ohio State men’s hockey team in the fall, was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the third round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, No. 86 overall.

 

“It’s surreal,” Ahac said of hearing his name called. “So many emotions running through my mind. It was instant joy and excitement. I’m super excited for the future.”

Ahac, a defenseman from North Vancouver, British Columbia, spent the last two years with the Prince George Spruce Kings in the British Columbia Hockey League. He was ranked 62nd in the final rankings of North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting after an outstanding second of the season, including a postseason run that culminated in a BCHL championship.

Layton Ahac

 

Ahac is looking forward to starting his collegiate career with the Buckeyes.

 

“They have a great program and a winning culture. They also develop their players. With team success comes individual success and I’m super excited to get going there.”

 

In 2018-19 Ahac had 32 points, with four goals and 28 assists in 53 regular season games and earned Second Team All-BCHL accolades as well as was a finalist for BCHL Defenseman of the Year honors. He averaged a point per game through 17 postseason contests (5g, 12a), with the squad winning the BCHL championship with a 16-1 record and claiming the Doyle Cup. He was a BCHL All-Rookie Team selection after scoring 28 points (6g, 22a) in 57 regular season games in 2017-18. Ahac played for Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge.

 

“So much hard work,” Ahac said of what it took to rise to a third-round draft pick. “I’m passionate about this and want to make this a career and make a living from this game. Every single day I came to the rink or the gym with that attitude. It’s paid off so far, but the work doesn’t stop.”

 

All-time, 53 Buckeyes have been selected in the NHL Entry Draft, with three first round picks (RJ Umberger/No. 16 in 2001, Ryan Kesler/No. 23 in 2003, David Steckel/No. 30 in 2001). Other Buckeye draft picks on the 2019-20 squad include Miguel Fidler (Florida), Tanner Laczynski (Philadelphia), Carson Meyer (Columbus) and Ryan O’Connell (Toronto).

 

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PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Leann Parker; COURTESY OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Ohio State announces networks and game times for six 2019 football contests

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Jerry Emig & Mike Basford; COURTESY OSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

Four of the six are noon starts, including the first three games vs. FAU, at Indiana and vs. Cincinnati

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Television carriers and game times for six Ohio State Buckeye football games this season have been announced by the networks and the Big Ten Conference, including noon starts for the first three games of the season and the season finale at Michigan, and a 7:30 p.m. kickoff for the Oct. 5 homecoming game against Michigan State.

 

The network carrier breakdown is three games on FOX, one on FS1, one on ABC, and one to be broadcast on either ABC or ESPN.

 

The 130th season of Ohio State football will kick off Aug. 31 at Ohio Stadium against Florida Atlantic at noon. FOX will televise.

 

ABC will televise the in-state rivalry game Week 2 against a Cincinnati team that is coming off an 11-win season and is coached by Ohio State great and longtime Buckeye assistant, Luke Fickell. Start time is also set for noon.

 

Ohio State will be back on FOX Sept. 14 at Indiana (a noon kick) and also for the regular season finale Nov. 30 at Michigan with its traditional noon start time.

 

The Michigan State game will be televised on ABC/ESPN and start at 7:30 p.m.

 

Friday night lights

The first Friday night game for Ohio State since the Big Ten Conference’s decision in 2016 to begin playing some games on Friday night will take place Oct. 18 in Evanston, Ill., against Northwestern. FS1 will carry the game and it will start at 8:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 p.m. local time).

 

Additional start times will be released during the season in the six- and 12-day window protocol that has been typically used by the networks.

2019 Ohio State Schedule

All times EDT

Aug. 31 – Florida Atlantic –  Noon on FOX (Faculty & Staff and Alumni Band game)

Sept. 7 – Cincinnati – Noon on ABC (Hall of Fame game)

Sept. 14 – at Indiana – Noon on FOX

Sept. 21 – Miami (Ohio) – (Scarlet & Gray and Buckeyes Care game)

Sept. 28 – at Nebraska

Oct. 5 – Michigan State – 7:30 p.m. on ABC/ESPN (Homecoming game)

Oct. 12 – Off

Oct. 18 – at Northwestern – 8:30 p.m. on FS1

Oct. 26 – Wisconsin – (Buckeye Club game)

Nov. 2 – Off

Nov. 9 – Maryland (Military Appreciation game)

Nov. 16 – at Rutgers

Nov. 23 – Penn State (Senior Day)

Nov. 30 – at Michigan – Noon on FOX

Dec. 7 – Big Ten Championship Game

 

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THE PEOPLE. THE TRADITION. THE EXCELLENCE.

 

With Ohio State Men’s Hockey back on a national level, Steve Rohlik given contract extension

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Leann Parker; COURTESY OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Steve Rohlik, back-to-back Big Ten Hockey Coach of the Year, has signed a contract extension with Ohio State, running through the 2023-24 season. Through his first six years at the helm of the program, he has led the squad to a Big Ten championship, three NCAA berths and a Frozen Four appearance.

 

“We appreciate Coach Rohlik and the leadership he brings to the program on and off the ice,” Shaun Richard, senior associate athletics director for sport administration at Ohio State, said. “He has executed the plan he laid out to elevate this program and the success academically and athletically over the past six years has shown that. We are looking ahead to his continued leadership within the hockey program as we strive to continue moving this program forward on a national level.”

Steve Rohlik

 

Rohlik, the 2018 and ’19 Big Ten Coach of the Year and a two-time AHCA National Coach of the Year finalist (including a runner-up finish in 2018), has compiled a 113-84-28 record, with three consecutive 20-win seasons. The Buckeyes won the 2019 Big Ten regular season title, the first B1G crown for the program and the team’s first regular season title since 1972.

 

Under Rohlik, the Buckeyes have been outstanding academically, combining as a team to post a grade-point average of above 3.0 throughout his tenure. He has had 39 players combine for 79 Academic All-Big Ten accolades and 46 accumulate 106 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete nods.

 

During his time, four Buckeyes have garnered All-America honors, two have won major conference awards, his players have compiled 14 First/Second Team All-Big Ten honors and seven have earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Under his direction, two players have been Hobey Baker Award finalists and two garnered Mike Richter Award semifinalist mention. Not just standouts on the ice, Buckeyes have won the Derek Hines Unsung Hero award, been named a Hockey Humanitarian Award finalist and claimed Senior CLASS Award First Team All-America accolades.

 

The squad improved a spot in the Big Ten final standings each of the last four years, culminating with the conference regular season crown in 2018-19. The past season began with high expectations for the team, as it was selected first in the Big Ten preseason poll and started the year ranked in the Top 3 in the national polls, moving to No. 1 before the squad even played its first game. It was the first time Ohio State was atop a national poll since Fall 1983. The Buckeyes responded to the expectations, winning the B1G with a 13-7-4-3 record and a nine-point cushion in the final standings.

 

The Buckeyes have earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament each of the last three seasons, matching the feat first set by the program from 2003-05. In 2018, Ohio State was an NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed for the first time. That squad won the NCAA Midwest Regional, defeating defending national champion Denver in the regional final, to advance to the NCAA Frozen Four for the second time in program history and marking the first appearance in 20 years.

 

On the ice, the team led the NCAA on the power play in 2016-17 and on the penalty kill in 2017-18. The squad has ranked in the Top 10 nationally in scoring offense and in the Top 12 on the power play three of the last four years. The Buckeyes allowed just 2.07 goals a game in 2017-18, the best mark in program history.

 

Heading into 2019-20, the Buckeyes return 20 players from the Big Ten championship squad, looking to compete in the NCAA Tournament for a program-record fourth year in a row.

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