Tressel Defeats JoePa |

•November 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Penn State gave the Buckeyes all they could handle in the first half, but OSU prevailed in the end 38-14.

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This is the second to last game I will cover as a senior here at Ohio State.  Although nerve-wracking as it was to be down in the first half, it was great to experience a close game at home and see the Buckeyes perservere in the second half.  As we head into Iowa, I’ll be hoping the time goes slow for my last home game that I cover to cover.  It’s been a great year, and I hope this isn’t the end of covering Buckeye football.


Battle Of The Best |

•November 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The top two active wins leaders face off in Columbus on Saturday at Ohio Stadium.

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Pets Without Parents

•November 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

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New Week, New Work

•October 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Personality by Ashley Waltermeyer

A quick photo of Hillary and her son Anthony, age 3.

I did my personality on the manager of Terra Byte Cafe, located in the Science and Engineering Library here on Ohio State’s main campus.  Hillary Wilson, 32, has worked at the coffee shop for one year and has several past years experience working with both Crimson Cup and Starbucks Coffee brands.  The coffee shop serves up over 1500 drink and food items before their lunch rush is even over. Props for all your hard work, Hillary!

I also did two stories on OSU’s Homecoming game this weekend. I had the opportunity to interview Archie Griffin, which was a huge honor. The Buckeyes rolled against the Boilermakers; 49-0, but still fell back to 11th in the latest BCS polls-DISAPPOINTING.

Click here to check out my video I put together for Homecoming Court, and here to see the video recap of the Purdue game!


Man on the Street

•October 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Man on Street New by Ashley Waltermeyer


I did my “Man on the Street” on the fall of the Ohio State football team from the top of the rankings after a loss to Wisconsin.  Ohio State students gave me their input on whether or not the Scarlet and Gray would be able to get back on the right track for the rest of the season.

The Higher You Are, the Harder You Fall

•October 18, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Call me a sore loser, but I am.


This year was my senior year.  We were supposed to win them all.  Now that’s not possible.

Sure, we lost two games in 2007 and still made it to a National Championship (that we never should have been in)…and we could still do it this year…but there’s something about perfection that just makes it so much better.

I feel like I spend every week defending Coach Tress to all of the haters…and I complain about those who criticize his do-good nature.  Come on people, it’s possible the man really does have feelings and cares about people and isn’t JUST doing it to look good.  But this weekend, I crossed the line.  I spent close to 3 quarters of the game yelling at coach through the television set asking him WHY he didn’t try to take a time-out and get 45 seconds at the end of the half and try for at least a field goal…and WHY he didn’t go for in on 4th down when there was 6:00 left in the 4th and we were still down by two scores (and our D-line still hadn’t figured out how to stop Clay).

I get more attatched to my school’s teams than I do to boyfriends.  If you asked me if I’d rather break up with a guy I’d been with for a year or go back in time and win this weekend’s game…I would answer the second without a breath of hesitation.  I hate to think that I jinxed it, but for some reason this year I had a feeling we’d do it all.  I’m embarrassed to say that I already looked at flights to Glendale, and priced hotels in all the major cities hosting bowl games.

I am completely selfish when it comes to winning football games.  This was my 7th loss in four years as an Ohio State student, and it might be the hardest because this year I had the most hope.  Now don’t get me wrong, I still hope that everyone around us falls, and we move back into #1 or #2…and yes, I think we can, but I’ll miss the credibility that comes along with being undefeated.

Some positives…I’m proud of the Big Ten this year.  Honestly, I think we’re the best that we have been in 10 years, which is exciting.  Also, we have some great games coming up this week, and maybe this loss came as an early enough wake-up call to keep us in a BCS Bowl Game.

I hated losing.  I cried the next morning when I realized it wasn’t a nightmare and that it really happened.  Call me crazy, but I’ll just call it passionate.  I cover Ohio State, I’ve been a life-long fan, and I’m more passionate about this school than almost anything else in my life.  I can’t imagine going to a school that loses 3-4 games year in and year out.  Lose that many here and you better expect jobs on the line and very angry fans. I think everyone, myself included, needs to take a deep breath, realize how lucky we are to be such a great institution, and just get ready for next week.

Until next week…


Ohio State running back Dan Herron (1) runs in from one yard out for a touchdown against Ohio during the second half of their NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 18, 2010. (The Columbus Dispatch photo by Neal C. Lauron)”

•October 11, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I was able to photograph the first Big Ten home game against Indiana—the last game before the Buckeyes became the #1 team in the land! It was very exciting, and a great learning experience!

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) heads to the locker room to prepare for the game against Indiana during the second half of their NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010.




Ohio State cheerleaders pump up the crowd during before Ohio State’s  NCAA football game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010.


Ohio State running back Dan Herron (1) runs in for a touchdown against Indiana during the first half of their NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010.

Ohio State wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher (12) catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) against Indiana during the first half of their NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010.

Ohio State corner back Chimdi Chekwa (5) attempts to block a fieldgoal kick against Indiana during the first half of their NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010.


Ohio State defensive lineman Cameron Heyward (97) shakes hands with defensive lineman Andrew McDonald (72) of Indiana after their NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010.


Ohio State fan “Buck-i-Guy” holds a sign congratulating Coach Tressel on his 100th win at Ohio State after the Buckeyes’ NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010.




Buckeye teammates gather to sing Ohio State’s alma mater, “Carmen Ohio” after their NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium against Indiana on Oct. 9, 2010.