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Buckeye briefs: Tidbits from around Ohio State athletics

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Even on a rainy, September day when the men’s golf team is the lone Ohio State team in action, there’s still plenty going on in the world of OSU athletics.

OSU football’s Oct. 8 meeting with Nebraska will be nationally televised on ABC, according to an athletic department release.

The game, scheduled to take place at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium at 8 p.m., is the Buckeyes’ first-ever trip to Lincoln, Neb., and the teams’ first meeting since 1956.

Players on both the OSU men’s and women’s soccer teams grabbed weekly awards from the Big Ten conference.

Senior goalkeeper Katie Baumgardner claimed the Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 18. Baumgardner helped lead the Buckeyes to a 2-0-1 record last week, which included a 1-1 tie to Minnesota and a 2-1 win against Illinois. Baumgardner then capped her week with a 2-0 shutout against Northwestern. Thanks in part to Baumgardner, OSU (7-3-1, 2-0-1) remains unbeaten in conference play.

On the men’s side, junior midfielder Chris Hegngi was named co-Offensive Player of the Week along with Indiana’s Alec Purdie.

Hegngi slid the game-winning goal home for the Buckeyes’ in Sunday’s 3-2 overtime win against Michigan. Hegngi is OSU’s leading scorer on the year with five goals.

Hegngi and the men’s team (5-3-1, 1-0-0) will continue play on Wednesday against defending national champion Akron. Kickoff at Akron is set for 7:30 p.m.


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