1. Ohio State Football: Joey Bosa Is Already Next Great Buckeye Defender

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Never shy to interact with his fans ( and media members ) on Twitter, it's no secret to Joey Bosa 's 20,000-plus followers that the Ohio State defensive end is a fan of music and video games...

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  2. Ohio State Football: Grading J.T. Barrett After 4 Games

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — For somebody as detail obsessed as Urban Meyer , it's rare that the Ohio State head coach isn't prepared to answer any and every question about his team...

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  3. Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins Complete Game Preview

    After stunting Cincinnati with a 50-28 victory in Columbus and inserting itself back into the hunt for a playoff spot , the Ohio State football team will head to College Park for its Big Ten opener with Maryland...

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  4. Win over Cincinnati Revives Ohio State's Playoff Hopes for Now

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — While doom and gloom felt omnipresent following Ohio State's Sept. 6 loss to Virginia Tech, Urban Meyer cautioned that everything the 2014 Buckeyes were playing for was still on the table...

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  5. Ohio State Football: Buckeyes Have Plenty to Prove in Showdown with Cincinnati

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jalin Marshall is just a redshirt freshman, a second-year player who has only seen the field for three games in his college career...

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  6. Ohio State Football: Why Buckeyes Fans Should Be Terrified of Gunner Kiel

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — There will be a 5-star quarterback inside of Ohio Stadium when Ohio State takes the field for its showdown with Cincinnati this Saturday. But he won't be playing for the Buckeyes...

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  7. 5 Takeaways from Urban Meyer's Appearance on HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

    Urban Meyer is a notoriously private person, so when it emerged that the Ohio State head coach was going to be the subject of a segment on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on Sept...

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  8. Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Complete Game Preview

    The last time the Ohio State football team left the field, the Buckeyes were admittedly unsure of how good they really were. But that should all change this Saturday, when the next pivotal opponent on OSU's schedule comes to town...

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  9. Ohio State Football: Urban Meyer Reacts to Tumultuous State of Football

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — With Ohio State enjoying a bye, Urban Meyer has had a little extra time to hit the gym this week...

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  10. Keyshawn Johnson's Nephew, Michael Thomas, Is Next Big Thing at Ohio State

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Just Give Me the Damn Ball! That was the title of Keyshawn Johnson's 1997 autobiography, released just one year into the 1996 No. 1 overall pick's NFL career...

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  11. Ohio State Football: What Bye-Week Adjustments Do the Buckeyes Need to Make?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — In each of his first two seasons at Ohio State, neither of Urban Meyer 's bye weeks with the Buckeyes landed until November...

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  12. Ohio State Regaining Confidence, but Big Questions Still Loom for Buckeyes

    COLUMBUS, Ohio —Standing at the postgame podium on Saturday, Urban Meyer looked noticeably more relaxed, noticeably more confident and noticeably more satisfied than he did a week prior...

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  13. What Ohio State Fans Should Make of Virginia Tech's Loss to ECU

    Fresh off of a 35-21 defeat at the hands of Virginia Tech, Urban Meyer described Ohio State's 66-0 thrashing of Kent State on Saturday as "just what the doctor ordered...

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  14. Noah Spence Failing Another Drug Test Huge Blow to Already Down Ohio State

    When Braxton Miller went down for the season with a torn labrum, he became the seventh first-team All-Big Ten media selection that Ohio State lost from a year ago. Now an eighth Buckeye standout could be joining that list...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 19 days ago 17,786 reads 63 comments

  15. Ohio State Football: Checking in on Progress of Buckeyes' Top Freshmen

    This year will be different. That was the vow that Urban Meyer made on national signing day—and again on the first day of Ohio State's fall camp—while simultaneously ...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 19 days ago 5,194 reads 12 comments

  16. Ohio State Football: Did Virginia Tech Unveil Buckeyes' Kryptonite in Week 2?

    Inside the halls of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center—the de facto headquarters of the Ohio State football team—motivational mantras line the walls. " POINT A TO POINT B AS FAST YOU CAN GO! " says one sign...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 20 days ago 7,850 reads 36 comments

  17. Ohio State Football: Can Noah Spence's Return Save Buckeyes Defense?

    For the past two weeks, Ohio State has laid claim to the nation's best scout team defensive end. That's not necessarily a good thing, as the Buckeyes would have preferred that Noah Spence had been wearing his familiar No...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 21 days ago 5,829 reads 21 comments

  18. Ohio State Football: How Does Urban Meyer 2.0 Handle a Loss?

    Eight minutes into his meeting with the media on Monday, Stan Drayton found himself at a loss for words. And it wasn't because of a question that had anything to do with his running back rotation...

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  19. Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Kent State Golden Flashes Complete Game Preview

    One week after suffering its first loss of the season—a 35-21 home defeat at the hands of Virginia Tech—the Ohio State football team will return to the field for an in-state matchup with Kent State...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 23 days ago 7,362 reads 42 comments

  20. Ohio State Football: Lack of Firepower Dooming Buckeyes Offense

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — With 30 minutes to go until kickoff, four-time NBA MVP LeBron James came strolling out of the newly renovated entrance tunnel inside of Ohio Stadium...

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  21. Ohio State Announcement Throwing Wrench into Last Michigan vs. Notre Dame Week

    This week was supposed to be a celebration of the culmination of one of the greatest rivalries in all of college football. But perhaps fittingly, the end of the Notre Dame-Michigan series will be a bitter one...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 27 days ago 23,086 reads 81 comments

  22. LeBron James' Role in Ohio State Football's Biggest Recruiting Weekend of 2014

    A mere three weeks after LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer issued an open invitation for the NBA megastar to attend any Buckeyes game he'd like...

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  23. Ohio State Football: Unanswered Questions Heading into Virginia Tech Showdown

    After quickly reviewing it for effort and basic execution, Urban Meyer did something with the defensive game tape from Ohio State's season opener against Navy that the Buckeyes' obsessive head coach doesn't typically do...

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  24. Ohio State Football: The Key to Saving J.T. Barrett's Season

    What's the difference between an "OK" performance and a "very good" one? Sometimes, it's just one play. That's the message Urban Meyer delivered on Monday when discussing J...

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  25. Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Complete Game Preview

    After escaping its season opener in Baltimore with a closer-than-the-final-score-indicated 34-17 win over Navy, the Ohio State football team heads home to Columbus for one of its premiere games of the 2014 season...

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