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Ohio State's Chris Holtmann gives his NBA comparisons for Malaki Branham, EJ Liddell

The 2022 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday night. For the first time since 2007, Ohio State expects to have two players selected in the draft in guard Malaki Branham and forward EJ Liddell. In fact, it's likely these two Buckeyes will hear their names called in the first round, which also hasn't happened since that 2007 draft when Greg Oden, Mike Conley Jr. and Daequan Cook all came off the board in the first 30 picks.
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Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann reflects on Buckeyes in NBA Draft

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann spoke one-on-one with NBC4 sports director Jerod Smalley on Thursday ahead of the NBA Draft. The draft features two Buckeyes, Malaki Branham and E.J. Liddell, who are projected to be picked in the first round. If that happens, it will be the first time […]
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Chris Holtmann Thinks Malaki Branham Will “Definitely” Be A First-Round Pick, Says E.J. Liddell “Ready to Impact An NBA Franchise”

Dreams will be realized for a pair of Buckeyes in just two days’ time. The NBA draft approaches on Thursday night, and something would have to go awry for either Malaki Branham or E.J. Liddell to not hear their name called – if not in the first round. Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said Monday on 97.1 The Fan that Branham’s first-round status is a virtual lock, while Liddell’s own landing spot may see a bit more unpredictable.
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Ohio State Players Fire Back at Marcus Freeman, Chris Holtmann Shows Malaki Branham’s Humility and OSU Launches NIL Account

This Week in Twitter is a look at some of the week's best and most entertaining tweets from Buckeyeland and beyond. The biggest Ohio State headline of this week came when former Buckeye linebacker and current Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman insinuated that Ohio State football players don’t have to go to class. While he attempted to walk that quote back during a radio interview on Wednesday, his initial comment garnered no shortage of responses from current and former Ohio State football players on Twitter.

Ohio State's Chris Holtmann remains 'hungry' for more success, 'excited' for Buckeyes' future

Ohio State men’s basketball fans are frustrated. It’s been a long time since the Buckeyes won a championship, something that at one point was more the norm than not. In the 13 years that Thad Matta was the head coach, the Scarlet and Gray won five Big Ten regular season titles and four conference tournament crowns. Ohio State also made eight NCAA Tournaments, including two Final Fours and regular Sweet Sixteen appearances.

Ohio State’s Chris Holtmann Discusses Incoming Recruiting Class, Transfers And More

He discussed a wide variety of topics during his 13-minute appearance, including his thoughts on the state of the program, the incoming freshman class, the importance of transfer players, his favorite victories with the Buckeyes and more. Here’s a bullet-point recap of what Holtmann had to say:. On the...
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Chris Holtmann “Really Excited” About Ohio State’s Incoming Freshmen, Expects All Four Top-60 Prospects to Contribute Immediately

Chris Holtmann has reason to be confident about Ohio State’s incoming freshmen. Ohio State’s recruiting class of 2022 is the highest-rated class the Buckeyes have signed since Holtmann became their head coach. And Holtmann’s excitement was palpable as he talked about it during a Thursday night appearance on 97.1 The Fan’s The Buckeye Show.
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Why Ryan Day and Chris Holtmann Received Contract Extensions Now and The Fun of Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher

Ohio State made it clear last week that it believes in Ryan Day and Chris Holtmann. Day is now one of the five highest-paid coaches in college football after receiving a two-year contract extension through the 2028 season that upped his compensation to $9.5 million per year. Holtmann received a pay bump to $3.5 million while his contract was extended through the 2027-28 season.

Making sense of Ohio State giving Ryan Day, Chris Holtmann contract extensions

The big news of the week when it comes to Ohio State athletics was the Buckeyes awarding five head coaches with contract extensions. Along with women's basketball coach Kevin McGuff, men's lacrosse coach Nick Myers and men's hockey coach Steve Rohlik, head football coach Ryan Day and men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann also had their deals extended and each received raises.

What raises for Ryan Day and Chris Holtmann tell us about Ohio State football and basketball: Buckeye Talk

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises looks at the raises and extensions for Ohio State football coach Ryan Day and Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann announced this week, compares them to salaries for Urban Meyer, Jim Tressel and Thad Matta in the past, and tries to use the money to analyze the current state of the football and basketball programs.

Buckeyes reward Ryan Day, Chris Holtmann with big-money extensions

The Ohio State Buckeyes invested big money into their biggest teams this offseason, extending contracts with football coach Ryan Day and basketball coach Chris Holtmann. Day received a two-year extension, making him the Buckeye’s head coach through the 2028 season. The deal increases his salary from $7.6 million to $9.5 million each year.
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Ohio State Announces Contract Extensions For Ryan Day, Chris Holtmann

Today, Ohio State eliminated any doubt as to where things stand with their football and basketball programs. On Wednesday, Ohio State gave contract extensions to football head coach Ryan Day and basketball head coach Chris Holtmann. Both of their deals are set to run through 2028. For Day, it's a...