Then-redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby (1) lines up in coverage during a game against Penn State Oct. 26 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 63-14.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFormer Ohio State football player Bradley Roby pleaded guilty to having “physical control” of a vehicle while impaired, reduced from a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence, Tuesday.According to the Franklin County court report, Roby was fined $375 in addition to court fees.Roby was also sentenced to 180 days in jail, a sentence that was suspended on the condition that Roby participate in a three-day driver intervention program. He was given 30 days of probation as well.The former OSU cornerback was charged with OVI April 20.Roby’s agent Michael Perrett issued the following statement to The Lantern following Roby’s plea deal Tuesday.“Though my client, Bradley Roby, maintains his innocence and feels he would have been completely exonerated had he taken this matter to trial, Bradley has accepted the prosecutor’s offer of a reduced charge to ‘physical control’ to bring closure and finality to this situation ahead of next week’s NFL draft,” Perrett said in an email.“A ‘physical control’ citation is a non-moving violation that will not result in any points being added to his driving record and there will be no license suspension. Bradley is scheduled to complete a three-day alcohol educational class this week which will effectively terminate the case. This plea was accepted by the judge and entered into the record today … Bradley is very focused and is excited about starting his NFL career.”Roby, who was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, voiced his frustration with the matter last week.“I was not driving . I did not get arrested . Was not in a cell . No finger prints . No mugshot,” Roby tweeted April 25 from his personal account, @BradRoby_1.Roby did not immediately respond an email requesting comment Tuesday.He was suspended the first game of the 2013 season after an incident at a bar in Bloomington, Ind., in July. The charges in that case were later dropped.Roby, who redshirted the 2010 season, recorded eight interceptions and 179 total tackles in his time at OSU and was named an All-American by ESPN in 2012. He is one of 30 NFL prospects scheduled to attend the NFL Draft in New York May 8.
OSU freshman midfielder Arden Holden (5) passes the ball during a game against Bucknell on Sept. 13 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 2-0. Credit: Carlee Frank / For The LanternBig Ten conference play is set to begin in Columbus on Thursday evening as the No. 20 Ohio State women’s soccer team is scheduled to host the Minnesota Gophers at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. On Sunday afternoon, the Buckeyes are slated to take on the Wisconsin Badgers in game two of Big Ten play.The Buckeyes enter Thursday’s tilt at 5-1-1 on the season.OSU suffered its first loss of the season last weekend to West Virginia, but junior forward Nichelle Prince said she thinks the loss to the Mountaineers was a learning lesson for the team as it prepares to tackle the second half of its season.“I think it just made us realize that we still have a lot to work on,” Prince said. “We did have a good out-of-conference season but there is still a lot we need to do if we want to become Big Ten Champions and make it far into NCAAs.”Walker also said that, despite having just one loss, it is clear that the team has work to do.“There is a fine line in encouraging your players to be decision-makers and also getting them to play in symphony,” Walker said.The team’s strong start has come despite suffering a few injuries, but OSU coach Lori Walker said the Scarlet and Gray were prepared to handle those type of setbacks. “Any time a player gets injured it certainly changes your dynamic,” Walker said. “It’s one of those things we talk about in preseason, is that the starting line up at the beginning of the year, is never going to be the same at the end of the year. We try and get our players to think in those terms, and know they are always one ankle sprain away from having a role change. You just roll with it at this point in the season.”Walker said that with conference play now starting, the team will “reset” itself after seven hard-fought matches to start 2015.“Our record right now in the conference is 0-0-0, and so we’re perfect and that’s awesome,” she said. “We want to go into the conference play with that mentality of just getting after it with a clean slate.”Although the Buckeyes have a clean slate, Walker knows it might not stay that way for long due to the quality of teams in their conference. “There’s never an easy game in the Big Ten, and it becomes a real grind,” she said. “Just taking them one at a time as they come, and every team presents a different set of problems and we just have to be ready to play chess.”The Buckeyes are 4-1-0 at home and look to keep that success at home against the Gophers and Badgers.For that to continue, Walker said it will depend on the team’s attention to detail.“The little details add up to the big ones. Soccer is a thinking woman’s game and we want our players to be able to dissect what is the team doing, but while they’re doing that they can’t lose track of what the littlest details are,” she said.The Buckeyes and the Gophers are set to square off at 7:30 p.m., while the Badgers are scheduled to come to town for a noon match.
Former Buckeyes Marshon Lattimore, Tyvis Powell and Darron Lee catch up during the Spring Game on April 15. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorFormer Ohio State football players were in action in Week 4 of the NFL season. Of league rookies, sophomores and veterans, here are a few of the latest performances from former Buckeyes.New York Jets LB Darron LeeThe New York Jets faced the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, and second-year linebacker Darron Lee had an impressive game after struggling to start the season. He tallied seven tackles (four solo, three assists) including a key tackle during the Jaguars’ drive in overtime. __________________________________New Orleans Saints WR Michael ThomasIt was just another day at the office for Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas against the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday. Thomas caught eight passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in a dominant 20-0 win.__________________________________New Orleans Saints CB Marshon LattimoreMarshon Lattimore shined Sunday as the Saints’ defense shut out the Dolphins in a 20-0 blowout. Lattimore had five tackles and a forced fumble in a dominant defensive performance. For the first time in a few seasons, the Saints have a potential star on the defensive side of the football, an encouraging sign for a team that consistently produces offensively.__________________________________Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a strong performance Sunday as the Cowboys sprinted to an early lead against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott did a little bit of everything, rushing 21 times for 85 yards and catching four passes for 54 yards. He scored a rushing and receiving touchdown. __________________________________Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan ShazierThe Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Ryan Shazier rocked their rival, the Baltimore Ravens, 26-9. Shazier was all over the field, totalling 11 tackles along with an interception and three passes defended. The Steelers’ defense has been somewhat inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. However, Shazier has been one of the team’s more consistent performers.__________________________________Other notable players:Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa: six tackles against the Philadelphia EaglesIndianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker: one interception against the Seattle SeahawksSan Francisco running back Carlos Hyde: 16 carries for 68 yards against the Arizona CardinalsCarolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel: Did not play against the New England Patriots
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As the Capital gets into the festive mood, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, organised the ‘National Behrupiya Festival’ from October 5-7.The behrupiya festival takes place every year in different locations – Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jaipur, Kumbh, Muzaffarnagar, and others, but this was the first time it happened in Delhi on a national level.Member Secretary of IGNCA, Dr Sadchittand Joshi told Millennium Post during an interation, “This was not just an entertainment based festival. It added educational and documentation parts too which is very important. A film and monograph was also produced during the event to provide visibility to this art form and help the researchers as well as the general public to know about the art form.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe festival witnessed 70 behrupiya artists from different states of the country, who showcased their talent – individually, in pairs and in groups. Majority of the artists present at the festival came from a family of behrupiyas, and were trying to take forward the family tradition.”I was 15 when I entered this field, I have seen my father, grandfather executing this art very well. And as I come from a very backward class in a very small village, I did not have many employment options. Therefore, this art form became my source of income,” said one artist present there. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThere was another artist who had come from a very small village of Bengal. He told that the village was so small and unexplored that people living in the neighbourhood even don’t know about it. “Our village is known by the name of our art – ‘Behrupiyo ka gaon’, if you ask them about this village, they would not know its name but they would know that all the behrupiya artists live there,” he said.Though it was the first time Behrupiya festival took place in Delhi, according to the artists, Delhi has been their best experience. They said that they got appreciation, acceptance, and love from this place. The main objective of the artists and the organisers was to revive the very old and extinct art of India, giving people authentic information about this art (especially in the younger generation), to increase the respect of people associated with this art.Talking about the festival, the organiser of Behrupiya festival Vilas Janve – a renowned theatre artist and the brain behind this festival, said: “I have organised Behrupiya festival earlier in Udaipur, but I thought that organising a National level festival in the Capital would be a great help for the artists who wish to showcase their talents. Also, this will help us to spread the awareness about the art form.”Vilas has been dealing with Behrupiya artists for various festivals like Shilpgram Utsav, Udaipur, Parampara Festival, Mumbai, Vasant Utsav at Gandhi Nagar and Folk festivals at Goa. “I have special love for this art and I not only want to preserve this art but also want people to have respect for it, to understand it,” he stated.Describing the pitiful state of behrupiya art in the country, he said, “We also went to schools to interact with children in more depth. I was taken aback with the fact that many school teachers were also not aware of this art form before we told them.”