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Buckeyes Draw Toughness From Past

Sylvester was a team captain.

Plenty of Ohio State fans have been concerned with the minutes the team's key players have been logging this season, but former team captain Matt Sylvester is not one of them. Find out how both he and a few current Buckeyes feel this team stacks up with the 2005-06 squad from a toughness standpoint and how that might prove important in the next few games.

Toughness can only take a team so far – a fact Matt Sylvester is well aware of. As a fifth-year senior and team captain, the Cincinnati native helped lead the 2005-06 Ohio State team to its first outright Big Ten title in 14 seasons. That year's team had been picked to finish somewhere in the middle of the pack in the preseason poll but used toughness and grit to overcome a lack of overall talent...

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