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Bucknuts Front Row Radio Archive

On the air since January 2001, Bucknuts Front Row Radio is your source for insider information on Ohio State. You get:

* Interviews with insiders as well as Ohio State players, coaches and recruits
* "Fight Club" debates with our most vocal Bucknuts.com subscribers
* Mr. Bucknuts live and in person
* Insider information and boarding house nuggets that you won't find anywhere else

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FRR: 'He's A Stud'

Dec. 13, 2001: We get a first-hand account of Ohio State's new offensive coordinator, Tom Herman, from his record-setting quarterback at Rice, Chase Clement. We also talk about Se'Von Pittman flipping from Michigan State to Ohio State, hear from OSU head coach Urban Meyer and more.

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FRR: Reaction To Paterno's Ouster; Mike Heuerman Interview

Nov. 10, 2011: We bring in Penn State expert Sean Fitz from Lions247 to get the Nittany Lion perspective on what is the biggest scandal in the history of college athletics. Fitz talks about who he thinks will be PSU's next head coach and more. ... We also have an interview with 2013 tight end prospect Mike Heuerman, the brother of Ohio State true freshman TE Jeff Heuerman. And yes, since there is a game this weekend believe it or not, we also have our Ohio State-Purdue predictions. The Buckeyes have struggled at Ross-Ade Stadium over the last decade.

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FRR: Simon On NFL: 'That's Not My Focus Right Now'

Nov. 7, 2011: We go one-on-one with Ohio State junior defensive lineman John Simon who is putting together an outstanding season. What does Simon think about his play so far? And could he leave early for the NFL after the season? ... Also, Bax Baxendell and Dave Biddle discuss the disgusting scandal at Penn State involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and a systemic cover-up by university administrators and Joe Paterno.

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FRR: Park's Perspective

Nov. 3, 2011: We're joined by Ohio State football historian Jack Park who gives us some perspective on where the Braxton Miller-to-Devin Smith touchdown to win the Wisconsin game ranks in terms of all-time best plays in OSU history. Park also gives his thoughts on a number of other matters, including what should happen with head coach Luke Fickell following this season.

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FRR: Shazier: 'The Best Team Won'

Oct. 31, 2011: There is nothing to be spooked about on the Halloween edition of Front Row Radio as we're still celebrating the thrilling 33-29 win over Wisconsin. We interview Ohio State freshman linebacker Ryan Shazier and former Wisconsin head coach/current athletic director Barry Alvarez.

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FRR: Failure To Monitor?

Oct. 27, 2011: Adam Rittenberg from ESPN.com joins us to discuss whether Ohio State could still be levied with Failure to Monitor or Lack of Institutional Control by the NCAA due to the Bobby DiGeronimo revelations. Rittenberg also opines on who the Buckeyes' head coach will be in 2012. ... We also have a one-on-one interview with OSU freshman linebacker Conner Crowell, who is sitting out this season with a left leg injury. How is his rehab coming along? ... And we also have our staff predictions for the big showdown with Wisconsin Saturday night at the Horseshoe.

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FRR: Jaylon Smith, Bam Bradley, More Urban Meyer Talk

Oct. 24, 2011: We interview 2013 prospect Jaylon Smith, younger brother of OSU redshirt freshman Rod Smith, who is a 5-star recruit according to 247Sports. Smith goes to Bishop Leurs in Fort Wayne, Ind., and plays DE/OLB. He has a scholarship offer from Ohio State. ... We also interview 2012 SS prospect Bam Bradley from Trotwood-Madison who also holds an offer from the Buckeyes. Does Bradley have a leader? When will he make his decision? And of course we ask the recruits what they would think about playing for Urban Meyer if he does in fact become Ohio State's next head coach if things don't work out with Luke Fickell.

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FRR: Bruce: 9-3 Is Now The Goal

Oct. 20, 2011: We interview former Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce to get his thoughts on the 2011 Buckeyes and the Urban Meyer rumors. We also have interviews with sophomores Johnathan Hankins and CJ Barnett. "Big Hank" in particular is stepping up as a star-in-the-making. In the News, Dave Biddle and Duane Long discuss Kenny Guiton being elevated to No. 2 quarterback over Joe Bauserman, players complaining about playing time on Twitter, Rod Smith moving to linebacker and more.

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FRR: 'We're Still Ohio State'

Oct. 17, 2011: Those were the words of OSU junior tight end Jake Stoneburner after the Buckeyes' 17-7 upset victory at Illinois. Stoneburner had his sixth touchdown reception of the season, and it was the only pass OSU completed the entire game.

We have two outstanding interviews on today's show, beginning with our conversation with Huber Heights Wayne head coach Jay Minton, Braxton Miller's high school coach. We also bring in 2012 offensive line prospect Alex Kozan who is still waiting on an offer from Ohio State despite the fact that schools like LSU, Iowa and Michigan have offered.

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FRR: Meyer-To-OSU?

Oct. 13, 2011: Today's show is almost entirely about the Urban Meyer-to-Ohio State rumors as we bring in Gregg Doyel from CBSSports.com and Florida Gators expert Brady Ackerman. We also give our predictions for OSU's game at Illinois.

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FRR: Bollman On Collapse

Oct. 10, 2011: Ohio State is fresh off an historic collapse as the Buckeyes blew a 27-6 second-half lead at Nebraska and lost 34-27. We interview OSU offensive coordinator Jim Bollman, and there is also plenty to discuss in the News segment.

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FRR: Huskers Too Much For Bucks?

Oct. 6, 2011: We preview the OSU at Nebraska game as two of the most-historic teams in college football face off. We interview Buckeye senior center Mike Brewster and Aaron Babcock who is the editor of Huskers Illustrated, one of our sister sites on the 247 Sports Network. And to cap it all off, we have our staff predictions where we all pick a final score for the OSU-NU game and answer an interesting question from around the college football world.

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FRR: Hyde: 'I'm Not Paid To Coach'

Oct. 3, 2011: There is dissension in the ranks after Ohio State's embarrassing offensive performance in its 10-7 loss to Michigan State. We interview Carlos Hyde, Mike Brewster and Tyler Moeller. There is also plenty to discuss in the News segment.

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FRR: Heacock, Bryant Talk Defense

Sept. 26, 2011: We look back on the 37-17 win over Colorado and look ahead to this Saturday's Big Ten opener against visiting Michigan State. We also interview OSU defensive coordinator Jim Heacock and safety Christian Bryant.

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FRR: Cooper: It's Miller Time

Sept. 22, 2011: We interview former Ohio State head coach John Cooper who gives his thoughts on a number of topics. We also interview OSU players Zach Boren and John Simon, and give our staff predictions for the OSU-Colorado game.

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FRR: Monday Mourning

Sept. 19, 2011: As much as we don't want to, we look back on the embarrassing defeat at Miami and explain what the loss will mean for Ohio State moving forward.

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FRR: Adolphus Gives The Latest

Sept. 15, 2011: Cincinnati Taft DE Adolphus Washington, one of the top recruits in the nation, joins us for an exclusive interview. Is he going to eventually commit to the Buckeyes? We also look ahead to the Miami game.

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FRR: Fields: 'I Was In Tears'

Sept. 12, 2011: We interview WR Chris Fields, special teams standout Nate Ebner and starting DT Garrett Goebel. In the News, there is plenty to discuss, including looking back on the narrow win over Toledo and looking ahead to this week's game at Miami. Also, what is the NCAA still investigating in regards to Travis Howard, Jordan Hall and Pittsburgh Brown?

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FRR: Rudzinski, CJ Barnett, OSU-Toledo Predictions

Sept. 9, 2011: We interview former Ohio State captain/linebacker Jerry Rudzinski and current safety C.J. Barnett. We also bring you our OSU-Toledo predictions.

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FRR: Bruce Feldman, Akron Reflections

Sept. 6, 2011: Bruce Feldman, formerly of ESPN and now with CBS Sports, joins us to talk about Ohio State's chances this season on the gridiron, as well as Feldman's departure from ESPN which became a national story.

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Front Row Radio: Game Week Finally Here

August 29, 2011:We have interviews with QB recruit Malik Zaire and OSU safety Orhian Johnson. And in the News, we discuss the most-interesting storylines for the Bucks entering the season.

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FRR: Two Biggest Concerns For Buckeyes

August 24, 2011: During this action-packed show, we have interviews with Ohio State offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Jim Bollman, true freshmen wide receivers Evan Spencer and Devin Smith, and true freshman center.

If that wasn't enough, in the News, Dave Biddle and Dan Rubin give their two biggest concerns about the Buckeyes entering the 2011 season. Also discussed is the fact that 10 starters from the Miami Hurricanes (and 15 current players total) are being investigated for taking improper benefits from booster/felon Nevin Shapiro. And our final item in the News segment includes thoughts on whether Terrelle Pryor -- now a member of the Oakland Raiders -- will make it in the NFL long-term.

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FRR: Miller, Rod Smith, Berry

August 22, 2011: We interview Braxton Miller, Rod Smith and Jaamal Berry. And in the News, we break down Saturday's jersey scrimmage and discuss what the results mean for the Buckeyes moving forward this season.

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FRR: Recruiting Extravaganza

August 19, 2011: It's mostly a recruiting-themed show as we check in with cornerback prospect Caleb Day from Hilliard (Ohio) Darby and The Dean Of OSU Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic. We also bring in OSU sophomore left guard Jack Mewhort for a quick chat.

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FRR: Not Quite As Big Hank

August 17, 2011: We have interviews with Johnathan Hankins and Luke Fickell. And in the News, we discuss the scandal that is rocking the Miami Hurricane football program, the quarterback battle at Ohio State between Joe Bauserman and Braxton Miller and much more.

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FRR: 'Toughest SOB's On The Field'

August 15, 2011: We have interviews with first-year wide receivers coach Stan Drayton, as well as senior defensive end Nate Williams. In the News segment, we discuss OSU finally having its hearing with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions and how it sounds like everything went very well for the Buckeyes.

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FRR: Breaking Down QB Battle

August 10, 2011: We interview Ohio State quarterbacks coach Nick Siciliano to get his thoughts on the competition to be the Buckeyes' starting QB this season and to get his thoughts on the departure of Terrelle Pryor. Dave Biddle and Steve Helwagen also break down the QB derby in the News segment. And we have an interview with the newest commitment in OSU's 2012 recruiting class, WR Roger Lewis.

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FRR: 'We're Gonna Kick Some (Butt)'

August 3, 2011: Ohio State's true freshmen met with the media on Wednesday and one player in particular didn't hold back his feelings on the upcoming season. We also have the News where there is plenty to discuss.

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FRR: Hoke On Poaching Recruits

August 1, 2011: We have interviews with Big Ten head coaches Brady Hoke (Michigan) who talks about recruiting players that have verbally committed to other Big Ten schools, Bo Pelini (Nebraska) who talks about whether the Ohio State game will mean anything extra to him and Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern) who gives his opinions on recruiting and Luke Fickell taking over at Ohio State. We also have the News segment with Dave Biddle and Duane Long.

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FRR: Celebrate Good Times

July 26, 2011: After months of turmoil, Ohio State got some very good news on Friday when the NCAA informed the school it would not be cited for Failure to Monitor or Lack of Institutional Control. Therefore, we're in full gloating mode today. We also have interviews with former OSU and current Philadelphia Eagle linebacker Brian Rolle, and ESPN.com Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg.

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FRR: LeCharles Unplugged

July 20, 2011: By popular request, we're joined by former Ohio State and NFL standout center LeCharles Bentley, who recently accused ESPN of "corporate thuggery." What exactly did Bentley mean by those comments? Does he believe OSU is being treated unfairly because ESPN is threatened by the Big Ten Network?

In the News segment, we touch on a pair of topics: Bri'onte Dunn paying his own way to attend a cookout at Michigan next weekend, and predicting what round Terrelle Pryor will be selected in during the NFL's supplemental draft.

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FRR: Cox: 'OSU Offer Was Special'

July 18, 2011: We're joined by safety prospect Demetrious Cox from Jeannette, Pa., and we interview the most-recent verbal commitment in Ohio State's 2012 class: offensive lineman Pat Elflein from Pickerington North. There is also plenty to discuss in the News segment.

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FRR: Cardale Jones; Kalis vs. Kalis

July 13, 2011: We interview future Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones who is going the prep school route for a season before he enrolls at OSU. There is also plenty to discuss in the News segment, including the very-interesting intra-family strife in the Kyle Kalis camp. Kalis' stepfather actually called a Cleveland radio show to say that Kalis was being manipulated by Michigan head coach Brady Hoke and by Kalis' biological father.

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FRR: Green: 'OSU Feels Like Home'

July 11, 2011: We interview 2013 RB prospect Derrick Green from Richmond, Va., and there is also plenty to discuss in the News segment such as: Mike Vrabel joining OSU's staff as linebacker coach and former Buckeye verbal commitment Kyle Kalis committing to Michigan.

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Phil Steele On The Buckeyes

July 8, 2011: We're joined by college football guru Phil Steele who breaks down the 2011 Buckeyes and much more. What does Steele think about the departures of Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor? Who are his favorites to win the Big Ten? What about the national championship game?

We also have an interview with wide receiver recruit Roger Lewis from Pickerington Central who could be on the verge of receiving a scholarship offer from OSU.

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FRR: 'OSU Hard To Turn Down'

July 5, 2011: We're back after a one-week hiatus and we're loaded with quality material. We interview one of the best offensive linemen in the country -- Alex Kozan -- who hails from Castle Rock, Colorado. We also interview linebacker Luke Roberts from Lancaster, Ohio.

In the News segment, much is discussed, including whether Mike Vrabel will be OSU's next linebacker coach.

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FRR: OSU A 'Basketball School'?

June 24, 2011: We hear from OSU basketball coach Thad Matta who is asked by a reporter whether OSU is now a basketball school. How did Matta answer that question? And what did he have to say about a number of other topics? We also bring in Jerry Rudzinski to talk OSU football. How tough of a job does Luke Fickell have in terms of recruiting? Rudzinski gives us some insights there.

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FRR: 'Story Is Not Done Yet'

June 22, 2011: ESPN.com Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg joins us to discuss a number of topics in relation to OSU football. What does Rittenberg think the NCAA sanctions will be? When will OSU learn its fate? He answers those questions and much more. Also, in the News segment, the decommitment of offensive lineman Kyle Kalis from OSU's 2012 recruiting class is the hot button topic.

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FRR: 'OSU Still Gonna Dominate'

June 20, 2011: We have a jam-packed Monday to kick off your week. We're joined by one of the country's best offensive linemen in Evan Goodman, and we also interview OSU cornerback Doran Grant who helped Ohio to a 50-14 win over Pennsylvania in the Big 33 Classic. There is also plenty to talk about in the News segement, such as another kid from Ohio picking a Big Ten school over Ohio State. This time it was Se'Von Pittman from Canton McKinley.

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FRR: Special Blockbuster Edition

June 14, 2011: It's basically the return of the Bucknuts Radio Hour as we just have one long show this week. Fortunately for you, it's a action-packed one. Luke Fickell had his introductory press conference as Ohio State's head coach on Monday and we have interviews with Mike Vrabel and Jim Heacock. We also have a roundtable discussion with Bucknuts staff members who discuss several topics regarding Fickell's promotion to head coach.

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FRR: Minton On Miller

June 10, 2011: Huber Heights Wayne head coach Jay Minton joins us to discuss the chances of his former pupil, quarterback Braxton Miller, being Ohio State's starting quarterback this season as a true freshman. And in the News segment, we debate whether Luke Fickell has a legitimate chance at being the long-term head coach of the Buckeyes.

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FRR: Pryor's 'Egregious Stupidity'

June 8, 2011: The Terrelle Pryor era is over at Ohio State and that's the topic of discussion on today's edition of Front Row Radio. What does Bucknuts publisher Dan Rubin think of Pryor's actions? What about former OSU linebacker and captain Jerry Rudzinski. You won't want to miss this riveting version of FRR.

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FRR: Marshall: 'I Love Ohio State'

June 6, 2011: On today's show, we have a one-on-one interview with Jalin Marshall from Middletown. He is one of the top five players in Ohio in the 2013 class. What position does he think he will play in college? And how will Jim Tressel's departure from Ohio State affect his recruitment? Have the Buckeyes offered him a scholarship yet? Marshall answers those questions and much more.

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FRR: Hooley: 'Inevitable Result'

June 3, 2011: We're joined by controversial Fox Sports Ohio columnist Bruce Hooley who many Ohio State fans think reveled in the demise of Jim Tressel. Did Hooley have an axe to grind against Tressel? What does he say to the people who believe his coverage of the Tressel situation was dripping in bias? What does Hooley think about the Buckeyes' basketball program? He answers those questions and much more.

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FRR: Urban Renewal?

June 1, 2011: We have a very special Wednesday edition of Front Row Radio as we bring you the inside scoop on former Florida head coach Urban Meyer. One of his closest confidants and the man who wrote Meyer's biography, Buddy Martin, joins us to give the real story on Meyer's future intentions. Does Martin think Meyer will coach the Buckeyes? Does he think he would be a good fit in Columbus? He answers that and much more.

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FRR: Tressel Roundtable

May 31, 2011: Memorial Day of 2011 will always be remembered by Ohio State fans as the official memorial to Jim Tressel's tenure as Ohio State's head coach. Tressel was forced to resign over the weekend, and we have many thoughts and opinions about the matter. In this special roundtable edition of Front Row Radio, Mr. Bucknuts, Dan Rubin and Dave Biddle break down the fall of one of the greatest coaches in OSU history and predict what might be next on the horizon for the program. We're also joined by OSU beat reporter Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch. May has been on the Buckeye beat longer than any other reporter. What does he think of the Tressel situation? Does he think Luke Fickell is a legitimate candidate to be OSU's head coach long-term? May answers that and much more.

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FRR: Durham: Position Change, Tress

May 27, 2011: FRR: Durham: Position Change, Tress
On today's show, we interview Ohio State redshirt freshman David Durham who gives his thoughts on moving from defensive end to fullback, the controversy surrounding Jim Tressel and much more.

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FRR: 'Scarlet And Gray All The Way'

May 25, 2011: On today's show, we interview Columbus DeSales running back Warren Ball who is not wavering on his OSU commitment one bit. Ball gives his thoughts on the Jim Tressel situation, whether he hopes Bri'onte Dunn joins him in the class, his goals for his senior season in high school and his OSU career, what he's up to with track season and much more.

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FRR: Vested Interest

May 23, 2011: On today's show, we interview Ryan McGee from ESPN Magazine who wrote last week's cover story "Busted." Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel's sweatervest was depicted on the cover. We ask McGee why Tressel was targeted, what he thinks is the national perception of Tressel and OSU football, whether the troubles associated with UConn basketball are being glossed over and much more.

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FRR Roundtable: Who's In Your Five?

May 20, 2011: Today's show is a roundtable discussion featuring Dan Rubin, Steve Helwagen, Duane Long and Dave Biddle. Each of them rank the top-five Ohio State players from the 2011 roster in order and explain the reasoning behind their selections. There is even a point system to determine who is the "best player" according to the Bucknuts staff. Five points is awarded for a first-place vote, four points is given for second-place and so forth. Who will end up with the most points? Could it be quarterback Terrelle Pryor? What about defensive lineman John Simon? Or might it be Mike Brewster, DeVier Posey, Mike Adams or Tyler Moeller? We'll give you a hint: It's one of the six.

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FRR: Spielman Unplugged

May 18, 2011: We have one-on-one interviews with OSU great Chris Spielman and safety recruit Jordan Diggs. Spielman discusses the comments he made at a function in Lima earlier this month when he said he would be surprised if Jim Tressel ever coaches at OSU again. The former linebacker also talks about a number of other topics during this 20-minute interview. Diggs is out of Cape Coral, Fla., and is one of the top safeties in the country. He has been offered a scholarship by Ohio State and was at the Buckeyes' spring game. Does it sound like he likes OSU? What does he think about the Tressel turmoil? He answers those questions and much more.

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FRR: Williams: 'Tressel Is Great'

May 16, 2011: On today's show, we're joined by top wide receiver recruit JaQuay Williams who hails from Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia. He has been offered a scholarship by Ohio State and likes the Buckeyes very much. But might the Jim Tressel turmoil scare him off? When does Williams want to make his decision? He answers that and much more.

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FRR: Cox: 'OSU Is Going To Be OSU'

May 13, 2011: On today's recruiting spectacular, we're joined by safety Demetrious Cox from Jeannette, Pa., and defensive end Adolphus Washington from Cincinnati Taft. Both are among the top players at their respective positions in the country and both have been offered scholarships by Ohio State. What do they like about OSU? When might they make a decision? Do the Buckeyes lead for either of them?

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FRR: Cooper: Where Was Compliance?

May 11, 2011: On today's show, we interview former Ohio State head coach John Cooper to get his thoughts on the NCAA's investigation of his successor, Jim Tressel. Does Cooper support Tressel? Does he think there should be blame spread around to other people? How does Cooper want to be remembered by Buckeye fans? He answers those questions and much more during this enlightening 14-minute conversation.

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FRR: Grant: 'We're Like Family'

May 9, 2011: On today's show, we interview linebacker Curtis Grant from Richmond, Va. He is one of the standouts of Ohio State's 2011 recruiting class and could play right away as a true freshman this fall. What are his personal expectations for his OSU career? What does he think about the turmoil surrounding head coach Jim Tressel? He answers that and much more during this entertaining conversation.

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FRR: Strobel Names Top Five

May 6, 2011: Our featured interview is with standout Mentor (Ohio) defensive end Tom Strobel who has been offered a scholarship by Ohio State. Who are the top five schools on his list? Are the Buckeyes in that group? When does Strobel want to make a decision? And could the Jim Tressel turmoil at OSU factor into his decision in any way? He answers those questions and much more.

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FRR: Se'Von Says

May 4, 2011: On today's show, we interview one of the top players in the state and one of the top defensive ends in the country in Canton McKinley's Se'Von Pittman. Does he have a leader at this point? What does he like about Ohio State? When does he want to decide? Is the Jim Tressel turmoil having an impact on his recruitment? Pittman answers those questions and much more.

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FRR: How Losing Bell Impacts OSU

May 2, 2011: On today's show, Dan Rubin and Dave Biddle analyze the loss of Ohio State sophomore linebacker Dorian Bell, who is suspended for the entire 2011 season due to a third violation of a team rule. Also during the News, Rubin and Biddle talk about Kirk Herbstreit once again throwing OSU fans under the bus, the Buckeyes getting no offensive linemen drafted again and what that means for the program, and we play what used to be Osama bin Laden's favorite song.

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FRR: Could Buckeyes Lose Dunn?

April 29, 2011: We interview Canton GlenOak running back Bri'onte Dunn and check in with OSU basketball star Jared Sullinger on today's show.

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FRR: 'It Can't Cost Him His Job'

April 27, 2011: Former Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce thinks it's unfair what Buckeye boss Tressel is going through. You'll want to hold on for this interview, recruiting news and more.

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FRR: 'I Feel Good About What I Did'

April 25, 2011: On today's show, we interview Ohio State fifth-year senior quarterback Joe Bauserman. Did he do enough this spring to remain atop the depth chart during the five games that Terrelle Pryor will miss? We chat with Bauserman about that and much more. It was also a big recruiting weekend for the Buckeyes and we bring in Bill Kurelic to give the latest on that front. And in the News segment, Steve Helwagen and Dave Biddle analyze the notice of allegations from the NCAA that OSU received on Friday. What is on the horizon for Jim Tressel and the football program from a sanctions perspective? Helwagen and Biddle also look back on the spring game and the players who helped themselves the most heading into the 2011 season.

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FRR: Spring Game Roundtable

April 22, 2011: Staff members Dave Biddle, Duane Long, Dan Rubin and Steve Helwagen are certainly ready for some football as you'll hear on today's roundtable. They debate position battles and talk about what they'll be focusing on during tomorrow's spring game. Is the quarterback competition the most-compelling item of spring? What about the impressive tailbacks, such as Jaamal Berry and Rod Smith? Which young wide receivers are going to step up? How will Etienne Sabino look as the new starting middle linebacker? What will the defensive backfield look like? Those questions and much more are examined on today's show.

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FRR: 'I Think More Is On The Way'

April 20, 2011: On today's show, we interview ESPN.com Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg who opines on what might be next for Ohio State in terms of the NCAA investigation of the football program. Could additional sanctions be on the way? And when will OSU learn of its fate? We also have an interview with junior tailback Jordan Hall who is sure to play a big role this season, including as a standout kick and punt returner. Hall is a man of few words as you will learn during this discussion.

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FRR: Will Pryor Be A Captain?

April 18, 2011: We are joined by Ohio State players Jake Stoneburner and Travis Howard. Stoneburner discusses the "hybrid" role he's playing as a tight end/wide receiver this spring, while Howard talks about the impressive month he's having after taking over as the Buckeyes' No. 1 corner. These interviews were recorded moments after OSU's scrimmage on Saturday. Steve Helwagen and Dave Biddle were at the scrimmage and will give their thoughts on which players are helping themselves and which players are hurting themselves the most this spring.

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FRR: Pirsig, Spring Extravaganza

April 15, 2011: Today we interview one of country's top OL prospects, discuss spring ball and Tressel with Duane Long, and interview offensive linemen Mike Brewster and J.B. Shugarts.

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FRR: JaQuay Williams; Tress Speaks

April 13, 2011: We interview a top WR recruit from Georgia, air OSU coach's teleconference and debate sensitive topics in the News segment all on today's show.

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FREE FRR: Herron, Sweat, Sabino

April 11, 2011: We discuss all things OSU football, and interview starting tailback, starting weak-side linebacker and starting middle 'backer on today's show.

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FRR: Shazier; Jerry Jones Part II

April 8, 2011: We go one-on-one with OSU freshman linebacker, bring you the second part of our interview with NFL Draft expert, and check in with our "southern correspondent" Matt Baxendell.

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FRR: Draft Expert; Spring Ball News

April 6, 2011: We interview NFL Draft analyst Jerry Jones on today's show, and of course tackle OSU spring football as well.

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FREE FRR: NCAA Rep; Spring Ball Talk

April 4, 2011: We are joined by NCAA rep Stacey Osburn who answers a lot of the questions that fans have about NCAA investigations and the ensuing penalties. She can't speak specifically about Ohio State and Jim Tressel, but she does shed some light on several questions that we often get asked at Bucknuts.

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FRR: Practice Report, Epitropoulos

April 1, 2011: Dave Biddle and Steve Helwagen go for over 20 minutes on what they saw from Thursday's spring practice session. Who stood out? What will happen at quarterback? Who are some new players to watch on defense? We answer those questions and more... Wide receiver prospect Frank Epitropoulos of Upper Arlington joins us to talk some recruiting. What's he think of his Buckeye offer? Who else is on his list?

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FRR: Satch Sullinger Unplugged

March 30, 2011: Interview with James "Satch" Sullinger, the father of Ohio State star freshman forward Jared Sullinger. The latter has said he's definitely returning to OSU for his sophomore season. But is there any chance he will leave? What went into the decision to stay? We touch on that and much more during this 20-minute interview... News segment with Dave Biddle and Dan Rubin includes thoughts on how Jim Tressel will handle his press conference today, what might be on the horizon for the OSU football coach, the Stanley McClover/HBO story and more.

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FREE FRR: Odenigbo: 'I Was Stunned'

March 28, 2011: Interview with Ifeadi Odenigbo, a DE/OLB from Centerville, Oh., who has been offered a scholarship by Ohio State. What was his reaction upon getting the offer from the Buckeyes? Is OSU his leader? What other schools are high on his list? When does he want to make a decision? He answers those questions and much more... News segment with Dave Biddle, Dan Rubin and Steve Helwagen includes several topics, including looking back on OSU's loss to Kentucky in the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament, looking ahead to next year's team and the return of Jared Sullinger, and looking ahead to spring football which starts this Thursday. Which quarterback is likely to start the first five games of the season? That and much more is tackled in this segment.

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FRR: Ohio State-Kentucky Preview

March 25, 2011: We talk all about the game in today's Front Row Radio. Dave Biddle joins Dan Rubin and Kirk Larrabee live from Newark to discuss what he's hearing about the game and what the vibe is around this Ohio State team. We also take a look at individual matchups and let you know what to look for in this game. Plus we take a quick look ahead and wonder what might happen if the Buckeyes advance to face the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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FRR: Wormley, Bucks vs. 'Cats

March 23, 2011: We hear from Toledo Whitmer defensive end Chris Wormley, who is one of Ohio's top overall prospects. Ohio State and Michigan have both offered Wormley a scholarship -- does one have an edge over the other? Wormley addresses that and more... We discuss the upcoming Ohio State-Kentucky basketball game in the news segment. Who has the edge? We also give our latest thoughts on the Jim Tressel situation.

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FREE FRR: Tressel’s future?

March 21, 2011: Interview with former OSU basketball player J.J. Sullinger moments after OSU's 98-66 win over George Mason in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Is he surprised at how well his brother Jared has played this season for the Buckeyes? Does he think Jared will be back in college next year? He answers those questions and much more... News with Dave Biddle, Dan Rubin and Steve Helwagen includes thoughts on the latest rumors surrounding OSU's football team, as well as a lot of discussion about the basketball Buckeyes and their quest for a national championship. What do our staff members think of the matchup against Kentucky?

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FRR: McGowan, Matta

March 18, 2011: Interview with offensive lineman Benny McGowan from Centerville. He is one of the fastest-rising prospects in Ohio, but does not have a scholarship offer yet from the Buckeyes. Does he think one is forthcoming? Did he grow up rooting for OSU? What are the other schools he's seriously considering? McGowan answers those questions and much more... Excerpts from Thad Matta's teleconference as Ohio State's basketball team gets ready to start the NCAA Tournament today in Cleveland against UT-San Antonio. The always-entertaining Matta touches on a bevy of subjects in relation to the No. 1 Buckeyes.

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FRR: Richardson Unplugged

March 16, 2011: Interview with cornerback Terry Richardson out of Cass Tech in Detroit. He has emerged as one of the top prospects in the Midwest and has a who's who of an offer list (including Ohio State). What does Richardson like about the Buckeyes? What offered jumped out at him the most when he first received it? When does he want to make a decision? What college football team did he grow up rooting for? He answers those questions and much more... Then in our News segment, Dave Biddle, Steve Helwagen and Dan Rubin discuss a bevy of topics, including Bucknuts' partnership with 247Sports, Ohio State's basketball team getting ready to begin the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed, a conspiracy theory in Tuesday's Boarding House about whether Jim Tressel did in fact forward the emails from Chris Cicero to people at OSU, and a note in the House about the progress of sophomore safety C.J. Barnett.

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FREE FRR: NCAA Talk, More

March 14, 2011: Interview with DB recruit Travis Blanks from Tallahassee, Fla. Does one of the nation's top prospects have legitimate interest in Ohio State? Will he take an official visit to OSU? When does he want to decide? What other schools are he considering? He answers that and much more... News segment with Dave Biddle and Dan Rubin includes a breakdown of Ohio State's draw in the NCAA Tournament. Did the No. 1 overall seed get the shaft to some extent? Or is it a favorable draw for the Buckeyes? On the football front, what is the latest with the Jim Tressel situation? And what about Kirk Herbstreit moving to Nashville and putting part of the blame on Buckeye fans?

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Front Row Radio: DiNardo On Tressel's Troubles

March 11, 2011: Interview with Gerry DiNardo of the Big Ten Network. What does the former college football head coach think about the situation Jim Tressel is going through at Ohio State? Will Tressel be given more penalties by the NCAA? How much does this hurt Tressel's legacy?... Basketball segment with Dave Biddle and Steve Helwagen. The Buckeyes begin Big Ten Tournament play today and then the NCAA Tournament begins next week. There is plenty to discuss involving the No. 1 team in the nation and we hit on several topics.

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Front Row Radio: Roundtable On 'Tressgate'

March 9, 2011: Today's show is a one-segment roundtable discussion on Jim Tressel getting nailed with a two-game suspension by Ohio State. Did the coach really believe he was under some kind of "confidentiality agreement? Did he really think he would be "interfering with a federal investigation" if he told anyone? Will the NCAA dole out additional sanctions, or will they accept OSU's self-imposed penalty? Who will be OSU's acting head coach the first two games of the season? We tackle all that and much more in the nearly 40-minute roundtable.

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FREE FRR: Kalis: 'That's Not Accurate At All'

March 7, 2011: Interview with offensive lineman Kyle Kalis from Lakewood St. Edward who is a verbal commitment in Ohio State's 2012 recruiting class. Michigan has offered Kalis a scholarship and a UM blog said Kalis was interested in the Wolverines and would take a visit to UM. Is all of that true? Is Kalis definitely going to be a Buckeye, or is he considering all options at this point?... The News with Dave Biddle and Dan Rubin who discuss No. 1 Ohio State's 93-65 romp of No. 10 and visiting Wisconsin on Sunday, OSU's football team wrapping up morning winter workouts and much more... Steve Helwagen also joins us to tell us what stood out to him at OSU's morning workout today. How does Rod Smith look? What about Terrelle Pryor?

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Front Row Radio: Geno Smith, Ross Homan

March 4, 2011: Interview with cornerback prospect Geno Smith from Atlanta, Ga. (St. Pius X High School) who has been offered a scholarship by Ohio State. What stands out about the Buckeyes to Smith? When does he want to make a decision. Who are the other schools he is seriously considering? Will he attend Ohio State's spring game and eventually make an official visit to OSU? He answers those questions and much more... Interview with former Ohio State linebacker Ross Homan, who put on an impressive show at the NFL Scouting Combine. Just how much did Homan think he helped his stock? Where does he think he'll go in the draft? What are his recollections of his OSU career? As a senior captain, what did he think of the "Tat 5" incident. Was he disappointed, or did he not have a problem with the decisions his teammates made?

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Front Row Radio: Diebler's Three Party

March 2, 2011: Audio from Ohio State shooting guard Jon Diebler and head coach Thad Matta following the Buckeyes' 82-61 victory at Penn State Tuesday night which clinched at least a share of the Big Ten championship. Diebler tied a Big Ten record with 10 three-pointers and Matta has now amazingly captured four Big Ten titles in his seven seasons at OSU... News with Dave Biddle, Steve Helwagen and Dan Rubin who talk OSU basketball, the NFL combine where Chimdi Chekwa put on a good show, the situation at BYU with its second-best player Brandon Davies kicked off the team because of a violation of the school's "Honor Code" and much more.

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FREE FRR: Derrick Green; Who Will Start At QB?

Feb. 28, 2011: Interview with running back Derrick Green from Hermitage High School in Richmond, Va, which is the same school that produced future OSU linebacker Curtis Grant. Green is one of the top players in the country in the 2013 class and has early interest in the Buckeyes... News segment includes thoughts from Dave Biddle, Duane Long and Dan Rubin on OSU basketball climbing back to No. 1 in the nation, whether Jared Sullinger is hitting the freshman wall, who OSU's starting quarterback will be through the first five games of the season with Terrelle Pryor out, thoughts on the NFL combine and much more.

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Front Row Radio: 2012 Recruiting Breakdown

Feb. 25, 2011: Recruiting segment with Bill Kurelic as we break down Ohio State's needs and wants for the 2012 class. Kurelic goes player-by-player, including the top uncommitted prospects on the Buckeyes' radar and the five verbals already in the class. We also check in with Steve Helwagen from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. What is the latest with the Buckeyes that are expected to be taken in the 2011 draft?

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Front Row Radio: Will Curtis Grant Start As Freshman?

Feb. 23, 2011: Interview with linebacker Curtis Grant from Richmond, Va., who was arguably the headliner of Ohio State's excellent 2011 recruiting class. What are Grant's expectations for his freshman season? How close of a call was it between OSU, Florida and some of the other schools Grant considered? How big is Grant after spending months working hard in the weight room? The young man who is sure to become a huge fan-favorite (and you'll know what we mean when you listen to the interview) answers those questions and much more... News with Dave Biddle, Steve Helwagen and Dan Rubin includes thoughts on Ohio State's 89-70 rout of Illinois in basketball Tuesday evening. Are the Buckeyes back to being the No. 1 overall seed of the NCAA Tournament if it started today? Also in this segment are updates on Tyler Moeller and Johnathan Hankins, as well as our staff members' opinions of whether Grant will start right away for the Buckeyes, a la Andy Katzenmoyer in 1996.

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FREE FRR: Hoops Chatter; Rittenberg On 'Tat 5'

February 21, 2011: Interview with ESPN.com's Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg. He wrote a story prior to the Sugar Bowl that questioned whether all of OSU's juniors would actually return for the 2011 season. When the players did decide to return, Rittenberg wrote a "mea culpa" and we bring him on today's show to discuss that situation.... We also have the News segment with Dave Biddle, Steve Helwagen and Dan Rubin. What does Ohio State's loss at Purdue in basketball on Sunday mean going forward? Are the Buckeyes still in good shape for a deep NCAA Tournament run, or are they hitting the wall? We also talk about the Chris Carter situation and why the offensive lineman from Cleveland JFK still hasn't signed with the Buckeyes.

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Front Row Radio: In-Depth On Oversigning

Feb. 18, 2011: Several listeners have asked us to dedicate more time talking about the controversial topic of "oversigning" in the world of college football recruiting. How much of an advantage does this give SEC schools? Is it morally wrong, or is all fair in love, war and recruiting? Will the NCAA ever step in and outlaw it? Do you wish Ohio State would do it, or are you pleased with the manner in which the Buckeyes recruit? We delve into all of those questions and more... We also bring you an interview with offensive lineman Tommy Brown from Akron Firestone. He is a member of Ohio State's 2011 recruiting class and will enroll in spring. What does Brown say to his critics who suggest he's not "OSU caliber"? What are his strengths and weaknesses? Where would he have signed if not for OSU?

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Front Row Radio: Sullinger To Return For Sophomore Year?

Feb. 16, 2011: Interview with James "Satch" Sullinger, the father of Ohio State freshman phenom Jared Sullinger. Is there a good chance Sullinger will return for his sophomore season? We check in with his father for the answer to that question and much more... We also have an interview with OSU junior guard William Buford who carried the Buckeyes to win over Michigan State Tuesday night with 23 points... And in the News segment, Dave Biddle, Steve Helwagen and Dan Rubin touch on all the hot-button topics in the world of OSU football and basketball.

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FREE FRR: Kyle Dodson Gives The Latest

Feb. 14, 2011: Interview with offensive lineman Kyle Dodson from Cleveland Heights. Does he have a scholarship offer yet from Ohio State? What does he think of the Buckeyes? When does he want to make his decision? Dodson answers those questions and more... News segment with Dave Biddle and Dan Rubin includes thoughts on OSU's first loss of the season in basketball. What does this mean for the Buckeyes going forward? The segment also includes banter on offensive line recruiting, whether the Buckeyes can win the first five games of the 2011 football season even with five key players suspended and more.

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Front Row Radio: Pirsig, Vitale, Mastertweet

Feb. 11, 2011: Interview with offensive tackle Jonah Pirsig from Blue Earth, Minn. What does he think about Ohio State's coaches telling him he is their No. 1 target at his position? When does he want to make a decision? What are the schools that he's seriously considering? What does he like about OSU?... Interview with ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale who will call tomorrow night's OSU at Wisconsin game as the No. 1 Buckeyes try and stay undefeated. What about Ohio State is Vitale most impressed with? Why has Thad Matta been able to take the program to heights that most of his predecessors only dreamed of? We have that and more from Dicky V... The much-anticipated return of Mastertweet Theater, the laugh-out-loud segment featuring Twitter and Facebook posts from OSU athletes.

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Front Row Radio: Diamond: '(OSU) Could Be A Perfect Fit For Me'

February 9, 2011: Interview with offensive lineman Jordan Diamond from Chicago (Ill.) Simeon. Diamond already has a scholarship offer from Ohio State and is considered one of the top prospects in the nation... News segment with Dave Biddle and Dan Rubin includes the latest on the Chris Carter situation, Stan Drayton making his first scholarship offer since joining OSU's staff, and chatter about OSU's offensive line recruiting the last few years. Do the Buckeyes have problems in the areas of quantity and quality?

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FREE FRR: Carter Gives His Side

Feb. 7, 2011: Interview with offensive lineman Chris Carter from Cleveland JFK. Will he definitely sign with Ohio State in the near future? What can he say about his legal situation?... News segment with Dave Biddle and Dan Rubin tackles the Carter situation, OSU basketball remaining undefeated, thoughts on last night's Super Bowl (where three former Buckeyes were crowned world champions) and some Boarding House banter from Sunday's story on Bucknuts.com.

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Front Row Radio: Signing Day Roundtable

Feb. 4, 2011: Signing Day Roundtable with Duane Long, Dave Biddle, Dan Rubin, and Kirk Larrabee. Will Chris Carter sign with the Buckeyes? Was the loss of Aundrey Walker a surprise? And what do things look like for 2012? We go for almost 25 minutes on the recruiting subjects of the day... An interview with Akron Buchtel wide receiver Corey Smith, who is one of the top receiving prospects in the state of Ohio in the 2012 class. Who has offered him and what schools does he like?

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