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Barrett’s Heisman odds bullish with OSU offense under new management

J.T. Barrett for Heisman? Folks at Bovada are bullish on the Texas native after he announced he will return for a fifth season in Columbus. In odds released Monday (which also happens to be Barrett’s 22nd birthday), Barrett trailed only Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield checked in at 11/2 with Barrett next at 6/1 – both ahead of 2016 winner Lamar Jackson, who will be back at...
5 things to know about Super Bowl LI

5 things to know about Super Bowl LI

The matchup for our 51st Super Bowl is set: The Atlanta Falcons will take on the New England Patriots in Houston on the first Sunday in February. You’ll have an opportunity to read thousands of things about both teams between now and the opening kickoff, but here are some quick basics to get it all started. Atlanta has been to one Super Bowl previously, losing to John Elway and the Broncos in...
Taylor Decker, Joe Thuney represent Dayton area on PFWA all-rookie team

Taylor Decker, Joe Thuney represent Dayton area on PFWA all-rookie team

A pair of Pro Football Writers Association top-rated NFL rookies played their high school football in the Miami Valley. Taylor Decker of the Lions and Joe Thuney of the Patriots both made PFWA’s All-Rookie team. The offensive linemen prepped at Vandalia Butler and Alter, respectively. Decker is among four Ohio State players to make the team, joining Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Saints...
Ohio State AD Gene Smith joining College Football Playoff committee

Ohio State AD Gene Smith joining College Football Playoff committee

Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith will be part of the College Football Playoff committee for the next three years. Also joining the group tasked with picking the four teams that play for the national championship are former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Robert Morris president Chris Howard. “This is a tremendous honor and privilege to be appointed to this committee,” Smith...
Which Ohio State Buckeyes made NFL.com’s early draft top 50?

Which Ohio State Buckeyes made NFL.com’s early draft top 50?

Prior to the post-college all-star games and the NFL combine, NFL.com released its top 50 prospects for the NFL draft. The list includes four Ohio State players: Safety Malik Hooker is the No. 2 overall prospect while cornerback Marshon Lattimore is No. 3. The Buckeyes’ other starting cornerback, Gareon Conley, is rated No. 29 while receiver Curtis Samuel is No. 41. Texas A&M defensive end/linebacker...
Future Buckeye evokes one of the greats from past describing his game

Future Buckeye evokes one of the greats from past describing his game

Darius Bazley, the second Ohio State commit to take the floor Monday during the last day of Flyin’ to the Hoop, shook off a slow start to finish with 11 points and 10 rebounds as his Princeton team was crushed 77-48 by Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler. Bazley had just two point in the first half but contributed nine in the second.  He was making his season debut after having to sit out the first...
Buckeye-bound Justin Ahrens talks junior season, OSU win and more

Buckeye-bound Justin Ahrens talks junior season, OSU win and more

Justin Ahrens scored 26 points as Versailles beat Tri-Village 61-56 on Monday afternoon. The Ohio State-bound junior guard also grabbed nine rebounds as the Tigers outlasted the Patriots to improve to 12-1.  Wearing a Block ‘O’ sweater as he spoke with reporters after the game, Ahrens talked about what he is working on this season, seeing the Buckeyes pick up their first Big...
SPORTS DAILY: New fodder for Smith-Harbaugh Twitter war?

SPORTS DAILY: New fodder for Smith-Harbaugh Twitter war?

Haven’t seen a tweet about this from Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh yet, but it’s probably just a matter of time. Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith has not yet been formally named to the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, but ESPN reported it and the four-letter network is not generally known for being irresponsible with information. So it’s probably true, but what...
Modest proposal for shortening college football games: Sell fewer ads

Modest proposal for shortening college football games: Sell fewer ads

Are college football games too long? That might end up being one of the big talking points of the offseason after Clemson needed 2:48 minutes to dethrone Alabama in the national championship game. Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com touched off the latest discussion Friday on Twitter when he shared an apparently dated thought from Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith. After ElevenWarriors.com turned...
Luke Fickell lures former Ohio State 4-star signee to Cincinnati

Luke Fickell lures former Ohio State 4-star signee to Cincinnati

Torrance Gibson announced Thursday he is leaving Ohio State and going to Cincinnati.  A four-star quarterback prospect from south Florida, Gibson signed with the Buckeyes two years ago, moved to wide receiver and redshirted in 2015. He was suspended by the university last year, a decision OSU coach Urban Meyer said he opposed at the time. Gibson told ESPN he plans to attend junior college in...
Football prospects could be able to sign early per new rule proposal

Football prospects could be able to sign early per new rule proposal

An early signing period for college football took a step toward reality Wednesday at the American Football Coaches Association convention. Per USA Today, AFCA members voted to recommend senior prospects be allowed to sign national letters of intent on the third Wednesday in December, when junior-college prospects are allowed to sign now. The new early signing date would be in addition to the current...
A third Ohio State DB is entering the 2017 NFL Draft early

A third Ohio State DB is entering the 2017 NFL Draft early

Ohio State suffered another early departure to the NFL on Wednesday with Marshon Lattimore declaring his intention to enter the draft. Lattimore is the third Buckeye defensive back to decide to leave school early, joining fellow cornerback Gareon Conley and safety Malik Hooker. Like Hooker, Lattimore was just a one-year starter for the Buckeyes, but he had a big impact in that time. 
Coveted quarterback reiterates plan to enroll early at Ohio State

Coveted quarterback reiterates plan to enroll early at Ohio State

Ohio State lost a talented receiver recruit this week, but that won’t affect the Buckeyes and their prize quarterback of this recruiting cycle. Tate Martell, a four-star quarterback from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman whose playing style reminds some of Johnny Manziel, confirmed via Twitter he still plans to enroll at Ohio State this semester.  That followed the surprise decommitment of his high...
What are the Buckeyes’ early 2017 national championship odds?

What are the Buckeyes’ early 2017 national championship odds?

Too early for 2017 college national championship odds? Of course not! Bovada posted its numbers Tuesday, less than 12 hours after Clemson finished off a stunning comeback against Alabama in the championship game for 2016. The site has the Crimson Tide leading the way at 4/1 with Florida State next at 7/1. Then comes Ohio State at 15/2 with Michigan, Oklahoma and USC all checking in at 9/1. LSU is...
Early mock draft has Bengals, Browns making similar early picks

Early mock draft has Bengals, Browns making similar early picks

After an epic finish to the national championship game, college football season is over. So naturally it’s time to talk more football. RELATED: 7 can’t-miss moments from Clemson’s win over Alabama Although mock drafts — particularly early January mock drafts — should all be taken with a grain of salt, it’s still fun to speculate how things might shake out, right?...
Dayton Flyers hope to avoid letdown at UMass after big week

Dayton Flyers hope to avoid letdown at UMass after big week

The Dayton Flyers ended the Kingston curse in 2016, stopping a six-game losing streak at Rhode Island. They also were in quite a rut in Richmond until beating the Spiders at the Robins Center in 2016 after six straight losses. There’s one more arena in the Atlantic 10 Conference where the Flyers have to face their demons: the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass. Dayton puts a five-game winning streak...
Ohio State makes hire of Kevin Wilson official

Ohio State makes hire of Kevin Wilson official

Ohio State’s 2017 football staff continued taking shape Tuesday with the hiring of a new offensive coordinator and the reported exit of another.  Sports Illustrated reported Ed Warinner, the offensive coordinator the last two seasons and an assistant for the Buckeyes since Urban Meyer became head coach, is headed to Minnesota to join new coach P.J. Fleck.  There was much speculation...
Ohio State losing another key player early to NFL draft

Ohio State losing another key player early to NFL draft

Curtis Samuel is leaving Ohio State early for the NFL.  LandOf10.com confirmed the versatile receiver and running back won’t be back with the Buckeyes after a breakout 2016 campaign, and he posted a farewell message on Twitter on Monday.  Samuel led Ohio State with 1,655 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns. Easily the Buckeyes’ most reliable playmaker throughout the season...
Ohio State WR Noah Brown declaring for NFL draft

Ohio State WR Noah Brown declaring for NFL draft

The biggest surprise of the Buckeyes postseason, Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown declared for the 2017 NFL draft on his personal Twitter account Saturday night. “I have decided it is time for me to move on to the next level,” Brown wrote. “I have decided to forgo my remaining years of eligibility and declare for the 2017 NFL draft.” Ohio State had three early departures...
See where Dayton, OSU, Xavier are in newest NCAA championship odds

See where Dayton, OSU, Xavier are in newest NCAA championship odds

A bet on Dayton to win the national championship will pay off more now than it would have at the beginning of the season. Odds released Friday by Bovada gave the Flyers a 300/1 shot to be the last team dancing in March, down from 200/1 on Nov. 10. Joining Dayton at 300/1 are BYU, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas State, Marquette, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pitt, San Diego State, SMU and fellow member VCU. Ohio...
NFL draft 2017: Ohio State Buckeyes, notable others entering early or coming back to school

NFL draft 2017: Ohio State Buckeyes, notable others entering early or coming back to school

NFL draft early entry season is in full swing across the country, and Ohio State has already seen multiple players put their names in the 2017 draft.  It can be hard to keep track of them all, so we’re here to help  Malik Hooker (story) Raekwon McMillan (story) Gareon Conley (story) Noah Brown (story) Curtis Samuel (story) Marshon Lattimore (story) J.T. Barrett (story) Tyquan Lewis...
Ohio State’s weird recent history with SR QBs goes back a long way

Ohio State’s weird recent history with SR QBs goes back a long way

J.T. Barrett’s first challenge upon announcing his intention to return to Ohio State for his senior season? Actually making it to the end of the 2017 season as the starting quarterback of the Buckeyes. That is not a knock on Barrett but a nod at a strange streak going for the Scarlet and Gray at the game’s most important position. RELATED: The captain makes his future plans official Three...
J.T. Barrett set to return to Ohio State for fifth season as Buckeye

J.T. Barrett set to return to Ohio State for fifth season as Buckeye

J.T. Barrett will have a fifth year in scarlet and gray. The Ohio State quarterback announced Wednesday his intention to return in 2017 after a redshirt junior season that was somewhat star-crossed. Barrett shared the Chicago Tribune Big Ten Silver Football Award as the league MVP with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, but he also struggled with bouts of inconsistency that mirrored the up-and-down...
Ohio State’s Raekwon McMillan makes NFL draft intentions known

Ohio State’s Raekwon McMillan makes NFL draft intentions known

Raekwon McMillan joined the potential parade of Ohio State Buckeyes headed to the NFL draft early, making his declaration Wednesday.  A junior linebacker from Georgia, McMillan came to Ohio as a five-star prospect and lived up to the hype.He split time in the middle as a freshman when the Buckeyes won the national championship and held down a starting spot the last two years. McMillan made the...
Clemson LB Ben Boulware annoyed by questions about teammate fondling OSU player in Fiesta Bowl

Clemson LB Ben Boulware annoyed by questions about teammate fondling OSU player in Fiesta Bowl

Clemson’s 31-0 demolition of Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl last weekend wasn’t all positive for the Tigers.   CU defender Christian Watkins was caught on camera reaching into a rather private area of Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel was tackled on one play, an act that not surprisingly led some to wonder just what was going on.  Watkins admitted after the game he was...
Buckeyes losing another defensive back with eligibility to NFL draft

Buckeyes losing another defensive back with eligibility to NFL draft

Gareon Conley is the second Ohio State football player to announce he is leaving early for the NFL. A cornerback from Massillon, Conley has been a starter the past two years after serving as a reserve for the 2014 national champion Buckeyes. He redshirted as a freshman in 2013.  This season he had 26 tackles and four interceptions en route to earning second-team All-Big Ten recognition from the...
Ohio State hires QBs coach; more to come?

Ohio State hires QBs coach; more to come?

The future of Ohio State football appears to be taking shape amid reports of multiple staff changes for the Buckeye offense. Crimson Quarry, an SBNation blog that covers Indiana sports, reported former Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson will become offensive coordinator at Ohio State.  Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reports Urban Meyer has or will hire Ryan Day as a coordinator and quarterbacks...
Malik Hooker leaving Ohio State Buckeyes to enter NFL Draft

Malik Hooker leaving Ohio State Buckeyes to enter NFL Draft

Ohio State Buckeyes safety Malik Hooker announced Monday he will forego his last two seasons of eligibility to declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft. Hooker, a redshirt sophomore, from New Castle, Pa., who set an Ohio State record by returning three interceptions for touchdowns in 2016, made his announcement on Twitter. Hooker played in all 13 games in 2015 as a redshirt freshman and earned a...
Urban Meyer: Ohio State Buckeyes will move on quickly after 31-0 loss

Urban Meyer: Ohio State Buckeyes will move on quickly after 31-0 loss

A group of Clemson fans traveling on the rental car shuttle to Sky Harbor International Airport on Sunday marveled at the ease of their trip back to their hotel Saturday night. There was no traffic, they said, because fans of the Ohio State Buckeyes left University of Phoenix Stadium early, maybe to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends and family but probably to escape the scene of one of the...
Urban Meyer: ‘Ohio State is not used to this’

Urban Meyer: ‘Ohio State is not used to this’

Blue, purple and white confetti shot into the sky and then fell to the turf at University of Phoenix Stadium. Most of the Ohio State Buckeyes split as fast as they could for the locker room after a 31-0 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. A few Buckeyes, notably cornerback Marshon Lattimore, signed autographs for fans before heading to the tunnel. Even on one of the disappointing days in Ohio State...
Wayne grad Landers on Clemson loss: ‘They had some big plays, and they capitalized’

Wayne grad Landers on Clemson loss: ‘They had some big plays, and they capitalized’

Wayne High School grad Robert Landers was ready to put Ohio State’s 31-0 shutout loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl behind him before he even left the locker room.  “It’s in the past now,” Landers said. “If you dwell on the past you won’t be prepared for the future. It’s time to turn the page on it.” Landers shared his thoughts on the Buckeyes...
Buckeyes Blitzed: Clemson dominates Ohio State in Fiesta Bowl

Buckeyes Blitzed: Clemson dominates Ohio State in Fiesta Bowl

Signs all over University of Phoenix Stadium read, “Greatness awaits,” and for the Ohio State Buckeyes, the wait continues. The No. 2 Clemson Tigers handed No. 3 Ohio State the most lopsided defeat of the Urban Meyer era. Clemson blanked Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, advancing to the College Football Playoff championship game against Alabama for the second straight season. Meyer...
Tim Beck talks about Ohio State's offensive struggles in Fiesta Bowl

Tim Beck talks about Ohio State's offensive struggles in Fiesta Bowl

Ohio State co-offensive coordinator reacts to 31-0 loss to Clemson.
Billy Price announces he will return in 2017

Billy Price announces he will return in 2017

Ohio State offensive lineman coming back for fifth and final season.
Robert Landers’ mom gave her son early lessons in giving interviews

Robert Landers’ mom gave her son early lessons in giving interviews

Tracy Matthews, the mother of Ohio State defensive tackle and Wayne grad Robert Landers, arrived in Arizona on Friday and attended the Buckeye Bash, a gathering of thousands of fans at Westworld in Scottsdale. Earlier in the week, Landers said it meant a lot to him that his mom would get to see him play in his first bowl game Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium against Clemson. She didn&rsquo...
Urban Meyer to Ohio State fans: Wear scarlet and be loud

Urban Meyer to Ohio State fans: Wear scarlet and be loud

Thousands of Ohio State Buckeyes fans flooded Westworld, an events facility northeast of Phoenix, for a Buckeye Bash on Friday, one day before the Fiesta Bowl. The event took place in a giant field. Fans congregated in front of a stage to watch Brutus Buckeye dance, the Ohio State band and cheerleaders perform and Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith and Buckeye legend Archie Griffin speak. The...
Malik Hooker playing for late family members

Malik Hooker playing for late family members

Malik Hooker has emerged as one of the many breakout stars for the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2016 — and probably the biggest — and the redshirt sophomore safety is playing for more than the opportunity to improve his NFL draft stock. Hooker revealed Thursday on Fiesta Bowl Media Day tragedy has inspired him to lift his play. His cousin Victor Ward, 26, was shot and killed May 2 in New Castle...
Ohio State vs. Clemson: An advanced-stats Fiesta Bowl preview

Ohio State vs. Clemson: An advanced-stats Fiesta Bowl preview

By now players and coaches from both sides have had plenty to say about Ohio State’s Fiesta Bowl matchup with Clemson. What do the advanced stats from Football Outsiders say about the matchup? Here are five things to know before the Buckeyes take on the Tigers: 1. On offense, the biggest difference is Clemson better on passing downs. Star quarterback Deshaun Watson keys a strong aerial attack...
Seven keys for Ohio State Buckeyes in Fiesta Bowl

Seven keys for Ohio State Buckeyes in Fiesta Bowl

Fans of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Clemson Tigers learned a lot about their teams in the last month. Thousands of stories and millions of words from dozens of reporters painted a portrait of two teams trying to reach the mountaintop of college football. On Friday, one day before the Fiesta Bowl, fans learned Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney have a sense of humor. They...
Buckeyes, Flyers, Raiders, Votto and more: 2016 things that didn’t suck

Buckeyes, Flyers, Raiders, Votto and more: 2016 things that didn’t suck

The year 2016 provided plenty of reasons to feel bad. Forget those for now, though. We’re here to accentuate the positive. Here are nine things from 2016 that definitely didn’t suck: The Flyers outlasted VCU for a 68-67 overtime victory at UD Arena to claim a share of the conference title and the top seed in the league tournament. The Knights made it back-to-back Division II state...
Robert Landers happy his mom will get to see him play in Fiesta Bowl

Robert Landers happy his mom will get to see him play in Fiesta Bowl

Ohio State Buckeyes defensive tackle and Wayne grad Robert Landers won’t have two of his biggest fans supporting him Saturday at the Fiesta Bowl — not in person anyway. He knows his younger brothers will be hanging on every play back in Ohio. Trey Landers has a game Friday night with the Dayton Flyers at UD Arena. His youngest brother Tallice is playing in a basketball showcase in Cincinnati...
Walk-ons from Dayton area doing their part for Ohio State Buckeyes

Walk-ons from Dayton area doing their part for Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes brought an army of players to the Camelback Inn for Fiesta Bowl Media Day on Thursday. They filled a giant ballroom and spent an hour playing on their phones, talking to reporters or sitting on couches in front of the two TVs that had PlayStations hooked up to them — this is the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, after all. Among the players who did not attend was Chaminade Julienne...
J.T. Barrett not mad at Clemson safety for critical comments

J.T. Barrett not mad at Clemson safety for critical comments

As expected, Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett faced questions Thursday about Clemson safety Jadar Johnson’s comments regarding his arm strength. As expected, Barrett tried to squash the controversy, which started two days earlier when Johnson met with reporters. “There wasn’t a lot to it,” Barrett said. “He has his own opinion, which I’m not mad at....
Clemson's Johnson right: at this point, Miller was better than OSU’s Barrett

Clemson's Johnson right: at this point, Miller was better than OSU’s Barrett

J.T. Barrett sounded like he wasn’t bothered by a Clemson defensive back saying Braxton Miller was a better Ohio State quarterback than he is. The reigning Big Ten MVP has at least two reasons to let Jadar Johnson’s comments slide off his back: He’s a confident competitor who believes in himself and Johnson’s comments are probably true.  Although some will...
CJ grad Haney tells story behind viral Twitter video

CJ grad Haney tells story behind viral Twitter video

Cin’Quan Haney is a physics major. He’s a walk-on senior cornerback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also happens to be fluent in sign language. In short, the Chaminade Julienne graduate can do it all. He put his three semesters of study in American Sign Language classes at Ohio State to good use on Nov. 26 after Ohio State’s overtime victory against Michigan. A video of him communicating...
WATCH: Catching up with Centerville native Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN

WATCH: Catching up with Centerville native Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN

Kirk Herbstreit has come a long way since his days as the quarterback for the Centerville Elks. After a solid career as a captain at Ohio State, Herbstreit went from answering media questions to asking them. Now in his 21st year with ESPN, Herbstreit, 47, has become a household name as a game analyst and college football expert. Herbstreit will call the Ohio State-Clemson game in the College Football...
Ohio State/Alter grad/NFL star Nick Mangold looks to the future

Ohio State/Alter grad/NFL star Nick Mangold looks to the future

Nick Mangold might be ready for the NFL season to be over but not his time with the New York Jets. The stalwart center from Ohio State who was also a standout at Alter told reporters this week he hasn’t contemplated retirement or the possibility he could be released by the Jets to save money in the offseason. “Shoot, I love football. I miss it dearly,” Mangold said (via the New York...
Ohio State arrives in style in Phoenix

Ohio State arrives in style in Phoenix

Running back Mike Weber slept all the way from Columbus to Phoenix on Monday. It wasn’t hard to do because the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes, most of whom wouldn’t fit comfortably on your average commercial jet, rode in style all the way to Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl. Ohio State chartered a double-decker United plane. The players had seats that let them put their feet up and relax. &ldquo...
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