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Ohio State volunteer Jake Nickle passes away

Posted on: February 25, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Jake Nickle, a volunteer assistant with the Ohio State football strength and conditioning program, died suddenly today. According to The Lantern, Nickle was participating in a pickup basketball game this afternoon when he lost consciousness, and he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the nearby Ohio State Medical Center.

It's obviously much too soon to know what caused Nickle's untimely passing, and it wouldn't be fair to Nickle, his family, or the Buckeye family to speculate as why he passed away. Fellow strength coach Troy Sutton tweeted that Nickle had spent 24 of his last 31 hours working with the football team, but that's not necessarily evidence of overexertion or anything; it's not as if he himself were doing the drills. 

One general observation, though, is that Buckeye staffers and fans should expect a level of scrutiny toward the circumstances of his last days that far exceeds comfort. That's just a necessary reaction to the sudden and unexpected death of a healthy young man (Nickle was a football player as a senior at Capital University in 2009), and it in no way reflects on the Buckeye family, nor is it evidence of some pre-conceived notion that something is wrong about the athletic department.

At any rate, our thoughts remain with the Ohio State program and the Nickle family.

Comments

Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2011 6:47 am
 

Ohio State volunteer Jake Nickle passes away

What a terrible shame that this author had to tarnish a young man's passing.  How would he feel if it were his son.  Show some respect.  Report the facts, you're not well informed enough to speculate.  Why would you even choose to do that.
To the Ohio State Alum and Fans, my condolences.  I know you will rally around this young mans family in their difficult time.
To the others who make glib and cavalier statements about someone passing, I feel sorry for you.  You have no class and certainly no heart.



Since: Aug 15, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Ohio State volunteer Jake Nickle passes away

Steroids will do that.  Sorry kid, may you find peace.
May I please just say that this jackass is not representative of the SEC mentality.  OSU.....sorry for your loss......snorting_red.......go choke yourself.



Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Ohio State volunteer Jake Nickle passes away

You ignorant, arrogant SOB.  I can only assume you never knew this young man.  My son was a teammate of his at Capital, and still a close friend.  Jake had had heart problems in recent years.....not related to steroid use.....and had recently been cleared for normal levels of activity.  He had majored in health management and conditioning at Cap....so he knew what he was doing.  How dare you be so smug.  My son told me that Jake was one of the finest people he has ever known. 

 





Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Ohio State volunteer Jake Nickle passes away

You ignorant, arrogant SOB.  I can only assume you never knew this young man.  My son was a teammate of his at Capital, and still a close friend.  Jake had had heart problems in recent years.....not related to steroid use.....and had recently been cleared for normal levels of activity.  He had majored in health management and conditioning at Cap....so he knew what he was doing.  How dare you be so smug.  My son told me that Jake was one of the finest people he has ever known. 




Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Ohio State volunteer Jake Nickle passes away

Jacobi, it's utterly irresponsible journalism and in extremely poor taste to speculate about why this young man passed away at such an early age without a shred of evidence.  You saying "It's obviously much too soon to know what caused Nickle's untimely passing, and it wouldn't be fair to Nickle, his family, or the Buckeye family to speculate as why he passed away." doesn't give you fair game to tread so soon on the young man's name or on the reputation of the university.  I'm disappointed that you would write the story and that your editors would clear it.



Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 8:58 am
 

Ohio State volunteer Jake Nickle passes away

Thanks for making us all dumber.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2011 12:26 am
 

Ohio State volunteer Jake Nickle passes away

 ima jus say dat yure a faggot



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Ohio State volunteer Jake Nickle passes away

For two Michigan fans that think it is either funny or appropriate to be "Just saying" when a young man died, there is a public record that details the infractions made by Michigan - look up "University of Michigan Public Infractions Report" dated Nov 4, 2010 and you will get educated on what Michigan did and it was not as simple as "practice too long".   Hopefully you can read and comprehend the report.   What true scums of the earth here to want to try and point out NCAA violation that does not exist immediate after a tragedy.   Karma is a bitch.



Since: Jan 3, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Ohio State volunteer Jake Nickle passes away

Didn't Michigan get into trouble just last year for making the players practice too long?  Just saying. 



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Ohio State volunteer Jake Nickle passes away

It's obviously much too soon to know what caused Nickle's untimely passing, and it wouldn't be fair to Nickle, his family, or the Buckeye family to speculate as why he passed away. , but that's not necessarily evidence of overexertion or anything; it's not as if he himself were doing the drills. 

Sounds like the NCAA will be back in columbass...Jess Sayin'


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