About Author: Matt Barker

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Matt Barker began blogging on the Buckeyes for the web site, AllSports.com, back during Ohio State's championship year of 2002. Going out on his own, Mr. Barker began Buckeye Banter in August of 2003, now in its 10th year.

Posts by Matt Barker

  • <div class='at-above-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State vs. No. 16 Maryland' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31212'></div><div class='at-above-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State vs. No. 16 Maryland' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31212'></div>Tonight, Ohio State hosts No. 16 Maryland. Tip-off at Value City Arena is scheduled for 7:02 p.m. ET. TV and Radio: The game will be televised on ESPN with Rece Davis and Jay Bilas. On your terrestrial radio dial, WBNS-FM 97.1 The Fan is the flagship station for the 56 […]<div class='at-below-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State vs. No. 16 Maryland' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31212'></div><div class='at-below-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State vs. No. 16 Maryland' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31212'></div>

    Court Report: Ohio State vs. No. 16 Maryland

    Tonight, Ohio State hosts No. 16 Maryland. Tip-off at Value City Arena is scheduled for 7:02 p.m. ET. TV and Radio: The game will be televised on ESPN with Rece Davis and Jay Bilas. On your terrestrial radio dial, WBNS-FM 97.1 The Fan is the flagship station for the 56 […]
  • <div class='at-above-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Four-star defensive back Carlton Davis decommits from Ohio State' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31217'></div><div class='at-above-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Four-star defensive back Carlton Davis decommits from Ohio State' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31217'></div>Ordinarily when a high school athlete verbally commits to Ohio State, the phrase I like to use over and over is that they “pledged their allegiance to Buckeye Nation.” Back in August, defensive back Carlton Davis from Norland High School in Miami, Fla., verbally committed to Ohio State on WQAM […]<div class='at-below-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Four-star defensive back Carlton Davis decommits from Ohio State' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31217'></div><div class='at-below-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Four-star defensive back Carlton Davis decommits from Ohio State' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31217'></div>

    Four-star defensive back Carlton Davis decommits from Ohio State

    Ordinarily when a high school athlete verbally commits to Ohio State, the phrase I like to use over and over is that they “pledged their allegiance to Buckeye Nation.” Back in August, defensive back Carlton Davis from Norland High School in Miami, Fla., verbally committed to Ohio State on WQAM […]
  • <div class='at-above-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Hits & Misses: Looking back at the 2009 recruiting class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31184'></div><div class='at-above-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Hits & Misses: Looking back at the 2009 recruiting class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31184'></div>With college football’s National Signing Day just one week away and Ohio State has already locked up 25 verbal commitments for 2015, let’s take a look at past Buckeye recruiting classes. The thing is, recruiting is far from an exact science. Sometimes three-star recruits go on the be All-Americans, while […]<div class='at-below-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Hits & Misses: Looking back at the 2009 recruiting class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31184'></div><div class='at-below-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Hits & Misses: Looking back at the 2009 recruiting class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31184'></div>

    Hits & Misses: Looking back at the 2009 recruiting class

    With college football’s National Signing Day just one week away and Ohio State has already locked up 25 verbal commitments for 2015, let’s take a look at past Buckeye recruiting classes. The thing is, recruiting is far from an exact science. Sometimes three-star recruits go on the be All-Americans, while […]
  • <div class='at-above-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Former Kentucky commit becomes Ohio State’s 25th member of ’15 recruiting class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31172'></div><div class='at-above-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Former Kentucky commit becomes Ohio State’s 25th member of ’15 recruiting class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31172'></div>Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and his staff have been successfully flipping recruits. This time, DeVon Hamilton, a former Kentucky commit, became the 25th member of the 2015 recruiting class when he pledged his allegiance to Buckeye Nation last night. Hamilton originally committed to Ohio University, then changed his […]<div class='at-below-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Former Kentucky commit becomes Ohio State’s 25th member of ’15 recruiting class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31172'></div><div class='at-below-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Former Kentucky commit becomes Ohio State’s 25th member of ’15 recruiting class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31172'></div>

    Former Kentucky commit becomes Ohio State’s 25th member of ’15 recruiting class

    Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and his staff have been successfully flipping recruits. This time, DeVon Hamilton, a former Kentucky commit, became the 25th member of the 2015 recruiting class when he pledged his allegiance to Buckeye Nation last night. Hamilton originally committed to Ohio University, then changed his […]
  • <div class='at-above-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Led by Russell and Tate, Ohio State knocks off No. 23 Indiana' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31150'></div><div class='at-above-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Led by Russell and Tate, Ohio State knocks off No. 23 Indiana' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31150'></div>Once again, D’Angelo Russell had a big game and head coach Thad Matta shuffled the lineup and rotations. Russell, a 6-foot-5 freshman combo guard, scored 22 points with six rebounds and 10 assists for his second double-double of the season as Ohio State knocked off No. 23 Indiana, 82-70, at […]<div class='at-below-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Led by Russell and Tate, Ohio State knocks off No. 23 Indiana' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31150'></div><div class='at-below-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Led by Russell and Tate, Ohio State knocks off No. 23 Indiana' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31150'></div>

    Led by Russell and Tate, Ohio State knocks off No. 23 Indiana

    Once again, D’Angelo Russell had a big game and head coach Thad Matta shuffled the lineup and rotations. Russell, a 6-foot-5 freshman combo guard, scored 22 points with six rebounds and 10 assists for his second double-double of the season as Ohio State knocked off No. 23 Indiana, 82-70, at […]
  • <div class='at-above-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Celebration weekend nets two top prospects for 2016, 2017 class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31136'></div><div class='at-above-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Celebration weekend nets two top prospects for 2016, 2017 class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31136'></div>On Saturday morning, more than 45,000 fans gathered in Ohio Stadium to celebrate with the 2014 national championship football team. It should go without saying that winning a national title and receiving all of the shiny hardware that comes with it helps recruiting tremendously. With several top recruits on hand, […]<div class='at-below-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Celebration weekend nets two top prospects for 2016, 2017 class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31136'></div><div class='at-below-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Celebration weekend nets two top prospects for 2016, 2017 class' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31136'></div>

    Celebration weekend nets two top prospects for 2016, 2017 class

    On Saturday morning, more than 45,000 fans gathered in Ohio Stadium to celebrate with the 2014 national championship football team. It should go without saying that winning a national title and receiving all of the shiny hardware that comes with it helps recruiting tremendously. With several top recruits on hand, […]
  • <div class='at-above-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State vs. No. 23 Indiana' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31121'></div><div class='at-above-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State vs. No. 23 Indiana' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31121'></div>Later today, Ohio State hosts No. 23 Indiana. Tip-off at Value City Arena is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET. TV and Radio: The game will be televised on your local CBS affiliate with Carter Blackburn and former Buckeye Clark Kellogg. On your terrestrial radio dial, WBNS-FM 97.1 The Fan is […]<div class='at-below-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State vs. No. 23 Indiana' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31121'></div><div class='at-below-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State vs. No. 23 Indiana' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31121'></div>

    Court Report: Ohio State vs. No. 23 Indiana

    Later today, Ohio State hosts No. 23 Indiana. Tip-off at Value City Arena is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET. TV and Radio: The game will be televised on your local CBS affiliate with Carter Blackburn and former Buckeye Clark Kellogg. On your terrestrial radio dial, WBNS-FM 97.1 The Fan is […]
  • <div class='at-above-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='A tough place to play, Buckeyes earn road win at Northwestern' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31107'></div><div class='at-above-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='A tough place to play, Buckeyes earn road win at Northwestern' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31107'></div>Behind freshman combo guard D’Angelo Russell’s scintillating performance of 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Ohio State was able to hold off Northwestern for a 69-67 win Thursday night. Historically, Welsh-Ryan Arena has been a difficult place to play for the Buckeyes. And given the fact that Northwestern has […]<div class='at-below-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='A tough place to play, Buckeyes earn road win at Northwestern' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31107'></div><div class='at-below-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='A tough place to play, Buckeyes earn road win at Northwestern' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31107'></div>

    A tough place to play, Buckeyes earn road win at Northwestern

    Behind freshman combo guard D’Angelo Russell’s scintillating performance of 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Ohio State was able to hold off Northwestern for a 69-67 win Thursday night. Historically, Welsh-Ryan Arena has been a difficult place to play for the Buckeyes. And given the fact that Northwestern has […]
  • <div class='at-above-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Dare to Compare: A look at Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett, and Cardale Jones statistically' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31064'></div><div class='at-above-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Dare to Compare: A look at Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett, and Cardale Jones statistically' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31064'></div>Since spring football is still two months away and there are 229 days until Ohio State’s 2015 season-opener against Virginia Tech, writers like myself still need to write. And considering how the Buckeye basketball teams has fared lately, the subject matter that matters most right now is football. Two days […]<div class='at-below-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Dare to Compare: A look at Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett, and Cardale Jones statistically' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31064'></div><div class='at-below-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Dare to Compare: A look at Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett, and Cardale Jones statistically' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31064'></div>

    Dare to Compare: A look at Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett, and Cardale Jones statistically

    Since spring football is still two months away and there are 229 days until Ohio State’s 2015 season-opener against Virginia Tech, writers like myself still need to write. And considering how the Buckeye basketball teams has fared lately, the subject matter that matters most right now is football. Two days […]
  • <div class='at-above-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State at Northwestern' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31051'></div><div class='at-above-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State at Northwestern' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31051'></div>Tonight, Ohio State plays its second-straight game and fourth out of the last five on the road as the Buckeyes take on Northwestern in Evanston. Tip-off at Welsh-Ryan Arena is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. TV and Radio: The game will be televised on ESPN with Rece Davis and Shane […]<div class='at-below-post-arch-page addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State at Northwestern' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31051'></div><div class='at-below-post-arch-page-recommended addthis-toolbox at-wordpress-hide' data-title='Court Report: Ohio State at Northwestern' data-url='http://buckeyebanter.com/?p=31051'></div>

    Court Report: Ohio State at Northwestern

    Tonight, Ohio State plays its second-straight game and fourth out of the last five on the road as the Buckeyes take on Northwestern in Evanston. Tip-off at Welsh-Ryan Arena is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. TV and Radio: The game will be televised on ESPN with Rece Davis and Shane […]
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