Ohio State Buckeyes Women's Basketball Schedule
Once again it's college basketball season and in Columbus, Ohio
that means the Ohio State Buckeyes women's basketball team is gearing up to make a return to the NCAA Tournament and rack
up some big wins during Big 10 play. The Big 10 is always full of tough opponents but with the significant home court advantage
the Buckeyes hold at Value City Arena they will be ready to take on all comers in the 2013-2014 season.
sees a big time game take place at Value City Arena when perennial powerhouse the UCONN Huskies take the court in Columbus.
Defeating UCONN is never an easy task but if the Buckeyes are looking to make a big statement on the national stage this is
definitely a prime opportunity and the ladies will be leaving it all on the court for this one.
A little over a month
later on January 5th the Buckeyes' biggest rival the Michigan Wolverines head to town for what will surely be one of the most
hotly contested conference games of the season. This is one game that any Buckeyes fan will have circled on the calendar and
is certainly a can't miss match up. The schedule is loaded with big time games so be sure to find your way to Value City Arena
for all of the best in women's college basketball this season.
The 2013-2014 season begins a
new era in Buckeyes basketball with a young team taking the court and first year coach Kevin McGuff guiding the Buckeyes for
the first time. He will be relying on the leadership of senior center Ashley Adams, one of only two seniors on the team, to
help guide and provide motivation to the younger players. This is an exciting time for Buckeyes basketball and a chance to
get a glimpse into what the future holds as most of the players out on the court will make up the core of the team for years
to come. Of course, this is not to say that the talented roster will not be looking to, or expected to, score some big wins
and hopefully make an impressive postseason appearance. Be there from the start of this exciting new era of Ohio State women's
In the past several years women's college basketball has been growing exponentially
in popularity and this is evident by the crowds that fill the arenas for each game. Value City Arena is one of the most exciting
arenas in all of college basketball and on game day the electricity in the air is enough to get even the most casual basketball
fan bouncing off the walls. As the teams take the court for the opening tip off fans stand up and refuse to sit down until
the home team scores. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before
you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the Buckeyes are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your
palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a Buckeyes player lets loose a shot you hold your breath until
the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the crowd erupts after another big Ohio State win and
the crowd flows out of the arena in jubilation.
The Big 10 is regarded as one of the premiere
athletic conferences in the country and nowhere is this more true than in women's college basketball. Ohio State, Michigan,
and Indiana have a long history of making deep runs in the NCAA Tournament and several other schools including Michigan State
are more than capable of knocking off the perennial contenders. This year the Big 10 Conference schedule is loaded with top
notch games that will have a huge impact on conference standings as well as postseason repercussions. Playing a tough conference
schedule will leave all of the Big 10 teams that earn an NCAA Tournament berth well prepared for the rigors of postseason
Ohio State Buckeyes Women's Basketball Trivia
Over the years the Buckeyes have had several stand
out players including six consensus All Americans: Frani Washington, Tracy Hall, Nikita Lowry, Katie Smith, Jessica Davenport,
and Jantel Lavendar. Additionally, six Buckeyes have been named Big 10 Player of the Year: Tracy Hall, Lisa Cline, Katie Smith,
Jessica Davenport, Jantel Lavendar, and Samantha Prahalis. Former head coach Jim Foster who coached the Buckeyes for ten years
from the 2002-2003 season to the 2012-2013 season is the all time wins leader as coach with 279wins over the course of his
career. As the Kevin McGuff era gets under way with the 2013-2014 season you can be sure that there will be plenty more pages
added to the Ohio State Buckeyes' history book in the years to come.