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Jul 24, 2017

132 - #FNL17 in Review


Just how good is Jeremy Ruckert?

Jackson Carman & Jalen Gill attend #FNL17

Is JTB’s wrist ok?  Spoiler: yes

Could #OhioState’s DLine class be an all-timer?

Can #OhioState take all these DLineman?

Current #OhioState commit maybe flipping?

Kyle lays the smack down on Jared

Can #OhioState land 2018’s #2 DT?

The common thread in #OhioState’s worst losses

FLIP WATCH: Emory Jones, but for real this time

No commitments at #FNL17.  Surprised?

THE Scarlet&Gray win THE region at THE Basketball Tournament

Someone sign Craft & Sully already


-Outro Music-

Artist: Linkin Park

Song: Numb


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Jul 17, 2017

131– #OhioState Recruiting Special

#GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes #BuckeyeNation


Jeremy Ruckert, newest #Buckeye?

Yes, we talk Basketball now

Has #OhioState ever had a player like Ruckert?

Friday Night Lights preview! #FNL17

Reminder: Mispronouncing names is a #SloopCast tradition

Will one or more players commit during #FNL17?

Two 2018 WRs we expect to join #OhioState

Is the clock running on Micah Parsons?

#FNL17: The 2019 QB to keep an eye on

Any decommitment concern around the committed 14 #Buckeyes?

We predict the next 10 #OhioState commits

Can #OhioState get two more top5 CBs in 2018?

#OhioState wants all of the DEs

Is it a big deal if Jackson Carman skips #FNL17?


Artist: The Floorwalkers

Song: For The Better

Jul 10, 2017

130 – Ohio State #1


Are there any actual Golden State fans?

Keeping an eye on, #1, Jackson Carman

Could #OhioState land 2018’s #1 TE?

#OhioState will retake #1 in recruiting rankings

How Urban makes FNL the #1 camp

BBall: #OhioState, #1 in B1G recruiting

Jared don’t know how BBall recruiting works

Let’s get naked

#OhioState, #1 at internet videos

#OhioState, #1 to play school and Football


Artist:  Friday Giants

Song: Catch Me If You Can

Album: Twenty Nothings


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState



Jul 3, 2017

Episode 129 – The Boys of Matta


#OhioState sends 8 to #TheOpening

Friendly 40 fingers

What’s with the Weber hate?

The bouncing fortunes of #OhioState BBall

Goodwin de-commits… any chance he recommits?

Does anyone… ever… recommit?

A pair of BBall #Buckeyes leave the team

The Boys of Matta

The nation’s best RB chooses…

Coach Coombs upgrades the business card

Zeke tops all RBs in #NFL100

Remember to vote for Kyle Snyder #ESPY

One last loss for #JoePa


Artist: Soul Monsters

Song:  Dead Set


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Jun 26, 2017

Welcome to The Sloopcast Music special #1, exclusively featuring music The Buckeye State.


Track Listing:

The Black Keys -- Little Black Submarines
Forest & The Evergreens -- Lady
The Werks -- Into The Moss
MotherFolk -- Salt Lake City
Lydia Loveless -- Longer
John Patrick & The Outside Voices -- Terrible Feeling
Old Hundred -- Casey
The Afgan Whigs -- Turn on the Water
Cloud Nothings -- No Future / No Past
The Dopamines -- The King of Swilling Powers, Pt. I, II, III
Hells Fire Sinners -- Peel My Skin Away
Lo-Pan -- Bird of Prey
Starset -- Satellite
Brainiac -- Nothing Ever Changes
Correy Parks -- Road Less Traveled
Twenty One Pilots -- Car Radio

Jun 19, 2017

Episode 127 - Hope in Holtmann


The key thing Holtmann brings to #OhioState

Urban’s influence on the BBall staff

Holtmann dropping suspensions early

Could Kyle Young follow Holtmann from Butler?

Fair expectations for #OhioState BBall this year?

Can #OhioState BBall, at least, be fun this year?

Is Master Teague better than advertised?

What Teague’s commitment says about Zamir White?

4*, 2-way lineman Matthew Jones chooses #OhioState

#OhioState officially has #1 2018 class

How absurd could this #OhioState class be?

How valuable is Barkley to PSU?

NCAA needs to step in transfer block lists

Stoops gone; same old Oklahoma



Artist: The Dopamines

Song: Business Papers

Album: Tales of Interest


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Jun 12, 2017

Episode – 126 Matta Matters


We celebrate Matta

Why change was needed

How prestigious is the #OhioState job?

Matta’s legacy, in names & numbers

Matta’s best NBA’er?

Did waiting to move on cost #OhioState?

How Holtmann can succeed early

We talking recruiting, basketball, recruiting

How perception shaped Matta’s reality

Money, also, matters

Bob Stoops out… wait… what?

Stoops offers no reason, so we speculate


Artist: Cloud Nothings

Song: Modern Act

Album: Life Without Sound


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState



Jun 5, 2017

Episode 125 –How Many RTs?


#OhioState adds two 4* defenders

How Many DEs will #OhioState take in 2018?

Will Chatfield play DE at #OhioState?

A top 2018 safety makes his decision

Should #OhioState hold out hope for 2018’s top RB?

Will Emory Jones flip? No, and please stop asking

Early betting odds for #OhioState’s big games

Bigger threat in 2017, PSU or UM?

#OhioState LAX falls one game short

What the hell is happening in Cinci?

ESPN cuts to affect College GameDay?

More trouble for Sparty



Artist: The Afghan Whigs

Song: Demon In Profile

Album: In Spades


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

May 29, 2017

Episode 124 – Irreplaceable


No new news is a known-known

#OhioState lands Ohio’s best LB

#OhioState in exclusive recruiting company

Can #OhioState get another 4-Star LB commit?

3 #Buckeyes prospects set June announcements

We attempt to predict #OhioState’s next 10 commits

Can #OhioState seal up Ohio’s top5?

Why Cinci is primed to clean up Ohio recruiting

Buckeyes in primetime, but Fridays?

Who is #OhioState’s most irreplaceable player?

Who is the most irreplaceable #SilverBullet?

Will #OhioState finally use their TEs under Wilson?


Artist: Brainiac

Song: Vincent Come On Down

Album: Hissing Prigs in Static Couture, 1996


Pitchfork Article, “Why Brainiac Mattered…”:


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

May 15, 2017

Episode 123 – Rumor, Smoke & Fire


A pair of corners exit #OhioState

So #OhioState is at 85 now… right?

In the end, will Haubeil need to grayshirt?

Could #OhioState have room for Jonathan Giles?

More player departures coming?

Early signing period: Help or hurt players?

Does early signing actually hurt #OhioState?

Will #OhioState add two linebackers this month?

#OhioState Basketball… this is fine

2015 recruiting busts

Good thing that Matta doesn’t play his bench…



Artist: Hell’s Fire Sinners              

Song: No Tomorrow

Album:  Revelations, 2017



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

May 8, 2017

Episode 122 – Draft Results


Draft predictions; hits & misses

Offense-heavy top10 slides some #Buckeyes

Were the #Bears drunk?

Is Carolina a good fit for Samuel?

Do I trade or do I go now?

Did the Browns get their QB?

Let’s talk about Gareon Coney

Are Watt & Peppers actually 1st rd players?

Who is best the TE in the draft?

Bengals are the Bengals; draft Mixon

Will McMillan out perform his draft position?

Should I be impressed by UM’s 11 picks?

Is #OhioState DBU? (Spoiler: yes)

Is Georgia the new king of HS football?

Could #OhioState land 2018’s top DE

Is Emory Jones truly committed? (Spoiler: yes)

Who will be #OhioState’s next 2018 commit?

Neutral site game suck, don’t @ me



Artist: Correy Parks

Song: Rollin

Album: The Road Less Traveled



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState



May 1, 2017

Episode 121 – Depth Chart Predictions


Haskins vs Burrow… fight!

Is McCall really staying at RB… like for sure?

Starting WRs? …pick 2

Is Marcus Baugh a starter, week 1?

The Right Guard, still up for grabs

Prince is, rightfully, your Right Tackle

Luxury problems at defensive end

Can Landers or Jones be effective at NT?

Can Hilliard or Browning work into the LB rotation?

How many reps will the true fresh CBs get?

Will Fuller start at Safety for #OhioState this year?

Kicker battle? Kicker battle!

Which freshmen will have the biggest 2017 impact?


Artist: John Patrick & The Outside Voices

Song: Old Habits

Album: Hound Dogs



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Apr 24, 2017

Episode 120 – Draft Prev 2017


No news is good news

Is Leonard Fournette worthy of pick 2?

Is Mike Williams a top 5 talent?

Stop over-think, draft M.Hooker

Who picks Trubisky and when?

How many #Buckeyes go top10?

Where will/should Dalvin Cook be picked?

Eli, Brees & Big Ben getting old…

How many ‘Bama players will go Rd1?

Peppers to Pittsburgh?

How far will Mixon fall?

Curtis Samuel to the Raiders just feels right


Artist: Old Hundred

Song: Massachusetts

Album: Old Hundred; 2010



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState


Apr 17, 2017

Episode 119 – Dixon, Hilliard & Assoc


Is Johnnie Dixon a starter?

Are Dixon & Hilliard ready to take the next step?

Unwavering support for JTB

Better spring game, Burrow or Haskins?

Why the spring game matters

Spring game MVP?

Offense looks good; what does that mean for the Def?

Two #Top100 commits that no one saw coming

Can Clemson steal Ohio’s best?

Why it was so great to have Emory Jones in #TheShoe

With #OhioState at 7 commitments, how do they rank?

Can #OhioState round out it class with Ohio recruits?


Artist: Forest & The Evergreens

Song: Spaceghost

Album: Young Funk



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Apr 10, 2017

Episode 118 – Spring Ready


OhioState lands one of nation’s best

Who might be the next big commitment?

How many DEs can OhioState play at once?

Who will be the backup QB come fall?

Who will break out at WR?

What’s up with Demetrius Knox?

We can’t stop talking about RG & H-Back

Is Parris Campbell the right guy at H-Back

Shake up in the DT depth chart?

Deeper group… DLine or Secondary?

Life after JTB




Artist: Sister Sara

Song: Just Show Me

Album: Just Show Me


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState




Apr 3, 2017

Episode 117 – Thought Plopping


The battle for RB & H-Back, where’s McCall?

Injury updates: A pair of 5-Star LBs are dinged

How injuries have & will shape DT

Is Pridgeon out of the RG battle?

Can Burrell & Knox hold off the young guards?

Biggest surprise of the Spring Camp so far?

Why the Spring Game will take an attendance hit

Who’s the best RB in the draft?

Could Adams be picked in front of Hooker?

Is Lattimore actually better than Conley?

Is TJ Watt really a 1st round player?

Jared threatens to quit the NFL

Opinions, mock drafts & a—holes

Can #OhioState Women compete for it all?



Artist: The Werks

Song: Magic

Album: Magic


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Mar 27, 2017

Episode 116 – Untitled


Who will pull the trigger on Curtis Samuel?

Pro day:  What does Wilson’s NFL future hold?

Who will fans undeservedly scapegoat now?

Pridgeon or Knox at RG?

If not McCall at HBack, who?

Can Johnny Dixon be this year Lattimore?

Will Woodbey & Jones stay with #OhioState?

Can Penn State keep one of 2018’s best?

#OhioState Women fall short

Any chance Kelsey Mitchell returns?

What is #OhioState’s most dominate team?



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Mar 20, 2017

Episode 115 – Manic Joy


Kyle Snyder continues his domination

#OhioState finishes 2nd at Nation Championships

Kyle runs hurdles & plays Zelda

Jared wants you to give country music another chance

Is playoff expansion inevitable?

Are we risking the manic joy of college football?

Why the BCS was great, even though it sucked

Why a 6 team playoff is better than 8

Does an 8 team playoff mean auto-qualifiers?

Auto- qualifiers will re-regionalize CFB

Why Football is better than Baseball

Why College Football is better than NFL



Artist: Lydia Loveless

Song: Same to You

Album: Real



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState


Mar 13, 2017

Episode 114 – Futures


#Buckeyes own the combine

Which #Buckeye improved their stock most?

Position battles & changes

Old faces, new roles at LB

What the RG battle tells us

BUY: Young, elite WRs & CBs

Urban says Wilson & Day will bring tempo

Offensive struggles were beyond play calling

What does Kevin Wilson mean for JTB’s future?

Further player departures from crowded OL group

#OhioState still one scholarship away from legal

Should #OhioState accept an NIT invite?

Gene Smith reaffirms confidence in Matta

NFL #Buckeyes on the move

Must see videos of Mayfield and more on the FB page

Wrestling, Track, & Zelda updates

Send us your Ohio music requests!



Band: MotherFolk

Songs: “Goldie Hawn” & “Control”


New Amazon link:



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Mar 6, 2017

Episode 113 – Don’t Eat Your Nintendo


Curtis Samuel runs 2nd fastest 40 among offensive players

Why do we care so much about the 40?

Adidas… feeling stranded

You can, in fact, put a boat on a river

Noah Brown skips his 40… red flag?

Punters run 40s too

Jaelen Gill chooses #OhioState

How does Gill fit into #OhioState’s scheme?

Can Bama steal one of Dayton’s best?

Spring practice begins!

We do #OhioState fans obsess over check-in day?

Kyle achieves peak Kyle… talks Zelda

Kyle talks Nintendo… gets excited

Don’t eat your Nintendo

Send us your Ohio music requests!


New Amazon link:



Band: Starset

Song: Frequency

Album: Vessels


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState


Feb 27, 2017

Episode 112 - Cheaters


Counting days until football happens

Which unit is the most compelling going into the spring?

Bigger 2017 impact; McCall, Victor or Mack?

Can #OhioState recover after losing both CBs?

Is returning talent a reason for optimism?  

Baker Mayfield can’t escape basic police work

The Bob Stoops myth

We do a quick preview of Week 2, because offseason

Cheatin’ ass Ole Miss getting theirs

Are more charges coming against Ole Miss?

All this cheating and nothing to show for it

Jameis Winston, a sexist… NO WAY?!?

Nick Mangold and Jets part ways after 13years

Do Wilson or Smith have NFL futures?

Terrell Pryor… True Buckeye



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Feb 20, 2017

Episode 111 – Combine Preview


We preview #OhioState’s combine squad

Kyle, the son of Ohio

Changes coming to the targeting rule?

8 #Buckeyes invited to the NFL Combine

Michigan sends 14 players… still lost to #OSU

Peppers, still over hyped

Combine’s grading system… dumb

Can Noah Brown start right away?

Wait; is Lattimore really that much better than Conley?

Pre-combine mock drafts… also dumb

Why the hate on Raekwon?

Jared has a plan to takeover the NFL

Samuel will contribute right away

The 40yd dash is the worst thing in all of sport

Would you want to be drafted in Rd7?

Jared the hypocrite

Cheating, ass, Harbaugh

Dual-Threat band members




#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState





Feb 13, 2017

Episode 110 – Ohio Kids


#OhioState gets a 5* commit from Cali

Is Emory Jones the future of #OhioState?

Will Jones, Woodbey & Snead stay committed?

Is #OhioState’s recruiting success in Texas & Cali sustainable?

Will 2018’s class have more #Ohio kids?

Top priorities: Jackson Carman & Jaelen Gill

Is the Bishop Gorman pipeline still open?

Kyle makes Jared talk about basketball

BBall: #Buckeyes’ post season outlook

BBall: Where will #OhioState end up in the #B1G rankings?

BBall: Is their help coming or reason for hope?



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Feb 6, 2017

Episode 109 - #NSD17 Recap


Elijah Gardiner chooses Ohio State, flips from MizzU

Thayer Munford joins the class

#OhioState misses on a pair of defensive tackles

Is USC back?

Wyatt Davis sticks with the Buckeyes, despite USC efforts

Could Josh Meyers or Wyatt Davis start in 2017?

Where are all the Ohio kids?

Why are Ohio players late to develop?

A quick peak at the 2018 class

Jackson Carman to Rutgers? …LOL

Kerry Coombs, Recruiter of the Year.

Did the OCs leave on their own?

…Rule 1: The Doctor lies

Can PJ Fleck make Minnesota of winner?

#OhioState, currently 5 over scholarship limit

Where can the freshmen help right away?



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Jan 30, 2017

Episode 108 - #NSD2017 Preview


Why this year’s #NSD is a bit lackluster

Recruiting, deep in the heart of Texas

Half of #Select 17 is already on campus

Marvin Wilson won’t be a #Buckeye, not due to a lack of effort

Is Thayer Munford a secret commit?

Are Tufele & Ellison locked into Utah & Indiana?

Does #OhioState want another WR for this class?

Can the incoming freshman contribute right away?

Can a freshman crack the DB rotation?

A second year with a starting freshman #slob?

New look #Zone6?

No love for kickers, man

Can #OhioState land the #1 recruiting class still?

#OhioState Basketball… real real bad

#OhioState Basketball… no talent, no hope


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

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