Ohio Sports Time

Ohio Sports Time - Ohio sports news and opinions for college and professional sports teams in Ohio. Our mission is to discuss major sports happenings across the state of Ohio. We cover teams like the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Ohio colleges like the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Bearcats, all 6 Ohio MAC schools and more. Basically if it's a sport and it's happening in Ohio, Ohio Sports Time is the place to discuss it.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Reds re-sign Ross, Lohse

The Cincinnati Reds have signed catcher David Ross and starting pitcher Kyle Lohse to avoid salary arbitration with both players. Ross, a 29-year old catcher who came to the Reds prior to the 2006 season in a trade with San Diego, had a breakout season in 2006. In just 90 games Ross hit 21 home runs with 55 RBI while batting .255. His 21 HR total was the 3rd highest total among National League catchers in 2006 and the emergence of Rose lead to Jason Larue receiving significantly less playing time in 2006 and the offseason of Larue to Kansas City. Ross' deal is 2 years at $4.5 million. Pitcher Kyle Lohse came to Cincinnati duringthe 2006 season in a deal with the Minnesota Twins. After losing his starting spot in Minnesota, Lohse went 3-5 with Cincinnati in 11 starts with a 4.50 ERA. While he didn't set the city of Cincinnati on fire with his pitching, Lohse kept the Reds in most of the games he started and was a reliable starter. In a offseason of low-talent, high-dollar starting pitchers, the option of signing Lohse for 1 year and $4.2 million doesn't seem so bad.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Ohio Sports Time's Ohio College Basketball Rankings

Below is the latest 2006-2007 Ohio College Basketball Rankings for Division I-A college basketball programs located in the state of Ohio from Ohio Sports Time.
With several upsets involving Ohio teams on both sides these rankings will get more and more difficult. As a result we are adding in RPI rankings as a factor as well, but we can all agree that the #1 team in the state this year is from Columbus. Feel free to post your comments.

1. Ohio State – 11-2 – RPI #25

2. Dayton – 10-3 – RPI #60

3. Ohio – 9-3 – RPI #65

4. Xavier – 9-4 – RPI #71

5. Cincinnati – 9-4 – RPI #122

6. Akron – 8-3 – RPI #147

7. Youngstown State – 7-7 – RPI #123

8. Kent State – 7-5 – RPI #142

9. Toledo – 4-8 – RPI #162

10. Miami – 4-8 - RPI #150

11. Cleveland State – 6-9 – RPI #214

12. Bowling Green – 9-4 – RPI #252

13. Wright State – 7-6 – RPI #197