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Buckeye Briefs: Ohio State’s Braxton Miller, Jared Sullinger among athletes honored

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Most Ohio State fans will remember the previous weekend for the football team’s thrilling win over Wisconsin on Saturday, but the Buckeyes athletic program has had an eventful few days across the board. The football, basketball, soccer and hockey programs all had individuals honored and the football program announced a change in next year’s schedule.

Braxton Miller wins Big Ten Freshman of the Week

OSU freshman quarterback Braxton Miller was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for his performance that helped the Buckeyes defeat Wisconsin on Saturday.

Miller accounted for three total touchdowns in the game as he completed 7-of-12 passes for 89 yards and added 99 more on the ground.

His 40-yard pass to fellow freshman Devin Smith in the end zone gave the Buckeyes a 33-29 lead that the Buckeyes would never relinquish.

Jared Sullinger named unanimous All-American

OSU sophomore forward Jared Sullinger was a unanimous selection for The Associated Press’ preseason All-America team released Monday.

One of four sophomores on the list, Sullinger was joined by Kentucky’s Terrence Jones, North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes, Connecticut’s Jeremy Lamb and the lone senior, Jordan Taylor from Wisconsin.

Sullinger and the Buckeyes were ranked No. 3 in the AP preseason Top 25 behind North Carolina and Kentucky. OSU begins its season Nov. 11 at the Schottenstein Center against Wright State.

Buckeyes shake up future football schedule

OSU’s athletic department announced a change in the football team’s 2012 schedule on Monday. The Buckeyes were originally slated to play the University of Cincinnati on Sept. 8, but the universities have adjusted the agreement and opted to move the matchup to the 2018 season. The game will take place in Columbus, Ohio.

OSU is currently working to fill the date with a game against the University of Central Florida, which would take place in Columbus, Ohio, but no agreement has been finalized.

Buckeye soccer, hockey reap awards

Junior OSU soccer goalkeeper Matt Lampson was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in as many weeks. Lampson was instrumental in two Buckeye wins against Oakland and Wisconsin including pitching a 2-0 shutout in Sunday’s victory over the Badgers.

Two members of the OSU men’s hockey team received honors after the team’s two-game sweep of Alaska over the weekend. Senior goalie Cal Heeter was named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s goaltender of the week and junior Devon Krogh was named the conference’s defenseman of the week.

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