Good morning, Ohio State fans, and welcome to the Scarlet Sunrise. Football will always be our focus, but every day weâ€™ll cover news, notes and analysis from across Buckeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Ohio State football, recruiting, basketball and more.
Positive tests halt Buckeyes voluntary workouts
Ohio State is locked out of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center once again.
The Buckeyes have halted all voluntary workouts for the sports currently on campus after the latest round of coronavirus testing. Ohio State didn’t disclose how many student-athletes tested positive, but the number was enough to shut down the workouts.
â€œThe Ohio State Department of Athletics has paused all voluntary workouts on campus following the results of its most recent COVID-19 testing of student-athletes,â€ Ohio StateÂ confirmedÂ in a statement. â€œSeven teamsâ€™ workouts are affected by this pause: menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball, field hockey, football, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s soccer and womenâ€™s volleyball.Â The university is not sharing cumulative COVID-19 information publicly as it couldÂ lead to the identification ofÂ specific individuals and compromise their medical privacy.
â€œIf a student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19, he/she will self-isolate for at least 14 days and receive daily check-upsÂ from theÂ Department of Athletics medical staff. Student-athletes living alone will isolate in their residence. If they have roommates, they will self-isolate in a designated room on campus.Â The health and safety of our student-athletes is always our top priority.â€
Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward has more details surrounding the latest round of positive tests. That can be found here.
ICYMI: Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters
On this weekâ€™s episode of Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters, the panel of former Ohio State players discussed theÂ Big Ten All-DecadeÂ football team, which was recently unveiled by the Big Ten Network. There were a lot of Buckeyes on the list and a few very notable omissions, so there was plenty to debate about for the guys. Find out what Anthony Schlegel, Justin Zwick and Doug Worthington thought about it. And of course, itâ€™s hosted by Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward.
The guys also go in-depth on Ohio StateÂ defensive lineÂ and make predictions for the 2020 season.
Larry Johnson continues building on legendary recruiting legacy
Ohio State could end up with the best defensive line haul in program history in the 2o21 recruiting cycle if it can close on a pair of elite prospects. That’s all because of legendary defensive line coach Larry Johnson, who has been able to recruit the best players in the country by building relationships.
Lettermen Row recruiting expert Birm has more about Johnson:
Simply put, Larry Johnson knows what heâ€™s doing when it comes to developing talent. Before he can turn young football players into first round picks, though, he has to know how to connect with them on the recruiting trail.
And thatâ€™s something that the 68-year-old North Carolina native has never struggled to do.
For the full story, click here.
Carmen’s Crew eliminated from TBT
The defending champs of the TBT are officially out.
Carmen’s Crew, the team of former Ohio State basketball stars, was eliminated in the second round of The Basketball Tournament by House of ‘Paign, a team of former Illinois players 76-68. The loss was a huge upset early in this year’s version of the single-elimination tournament.
David Lighty had 21 points for Carmen’s Crew, while John Diebler had 11 points.
This year’s tournament was expected to be the final professional competition for former Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft, who is expected to retire. But maybe after an early exit Wednesday night, Craft might want to return for one more try.
Download Lettermen Rowâ€™s free app
Want an easier way to get free premium content from Lettermen Row?
The Lettermen Row app is here! Get all of the Ohio State news, analysis, videos and everything else youâ€™ve come to expect from us in one free, convenient spot. Itâ€™s now available in both the App Store and Google Play â€” check it out!
The Lettermen Row app can be found for free here:
Sign up for the Scarlet Sunrise newsletter
If you enjoy the Scarlet Sunrise posts, please consider having our newsletter delivered to your inbox every weekday morning.Â Click here to sign up!