The Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame will add a new 14-member class in September. It's headlined by former football coach John Cooper and basketball point guard Scoonie Penn.
Cooper led several highly rated OSU teams in the 1990s. Despite a poor record against Michigan and in bowl games, Cooper won 111 at Ohio State. He is second to just Woody Hayes in career wins with the Buckeyes.
Cooper was inducted in the the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Cooper's Buckeyes beat an undefeated Arizona State team in the 1997 Rose Bowl.
Penn was on the 1999 Buckeyes basketball team that marched to the Final Four. That team, which also featured Michael Redd, helped catapult OSU men's basketball back into the spotlight.
Penn was named the 1998-99 Big Ten Conference Player of the Year. He was a first-team all-conference player his junior and senior seasons and left OSU as the team's all-time leader in three-point field goals made.
Here are the other inductees of this year's class:
Matt Beaumont - baseball
Hugo Boisvert - men’s hockey
Dan Cheney - men’s lacrosse
Jim Daniell - football
Ninett Kossowsky - rowing
Melissa Miller - women’s soccer
Saskia Mueller - field hockey
Laura Murray - pistol
David Pichler - men’s diving
Monica Rincon - women’s tennis
Tommy Rowlands - Wrestling
Jim Sweeney - pistol coach