Ohio State standout Samantha Prahalis will sit out the first three games of the season for an NCAA secondary rules violation. The junior point guard will be permitted to practice with the team during the suspension. However, she is prohibited from traveling with the team for its two road games at Temple (November 12) and Louisiana State (November 17). She will also miss the November 14 home game against Eastern Michigan.
Prahalis was a first team all-Big Ten selection last season as a sophomore, averaging 16.3 points and 8.0 assists in setting a school record with 289 assists. She was an honorable mention WBCA All-American after helping the Buckeyes to a school-record 31 wins and a record sixth consecutive Big Ten championship.