Top of the Morning, June 7, 2019

Top of the Morning, June 7, 2019

THAD MATTA, the pride of Hoopeston, is joining select company at Ohio State.

The Buckeyes basketball coach from 2005-17, Matta is one of 10 in the school's 2019 Hall of Fame class.

Matta won 337 games at Ohio State, the most in program history. He led the team to the Final Four in 2007 and 2012. His teams won 30 games three times and took four Big Ten tournament titles and five regular-season championships. Ohio State qualified for the NCAA tournament nine times during Matta's tenure.

Matta recruited a string of stars to Columbus, including national player of the year EVAN TURNER. He coached five All-Americans and seven first-round picks in the NBA draft.

Matta is part of a hall class that includes A.J. HAWK and MIKE NUGENT in football, former women's basketball coach JIM FOSTER and All-American baseball player JUSTIN FRY.

The class will officially be inducted at a dinner Sept. 6 in Columbus. The Hall of Famers will be introduced at Ohio Stadium during halftime of the Ohio State-Cincinnati game on Sept. 7.

Ohio State created its Hall of Fame in 1977 and has inducted 436 coaches, athletes and administrators.

On to my weekend recommendations:


"The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," 10:30 p.m., CBS

Jimmy Fallon is taking a rare vacation, so this is your best option for a new episode. Scheduled guests include actress Elisabeth Moss and actor Matt Bomer.


"Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2," 7 p.m., TNT

Of all the Marvel films, this series has been the most surprisingly good. It helps to have a cast that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper.


"Big Little Lies," 8 p.m., HBO

The Emmy-winning series returns for its second season with stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz. Meryl Streep joins the cast.

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