1. Inside Cardale Jones' New Life as Ohio State's Starting Quarterback

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the succession of injuries and obstacles that the Ohio State football team has had to overcome this year, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that this has been a storybook season for the Buckeyes thus far...

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  2. Ohio State Football: Joey Bosa's Crazy History with Nick Saban

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Joey Bosa still remembers his first scholarship offer. It was the summer of 2010 and the 15-year-old man-child had just wrapped up a breakthrough season at Fort Lauderdale's storied St...

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  3. Can Ohio State Shut Down Another Heisman Finalist in Amari Cooper?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — In order to make it into the first ever College Football Playoff, Ohio State first had to stop a Heisman Trophy finalist. Now to advance in it, the Buckeyes are going to need to shut down another...

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  4. Urban Meyer Under Immense Pressure to Hire Great Replacement for Tom Herman

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — When he first arrived at Ohio State in late 2011, Urban Meyer knew the question was coming...

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  5. Ohio State Football Awards for 2014 Season

    The Ohio State football team still has one more game—at least—left on its slate, but the 2014 season has already been one to remember for the Buckeyes...

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  6. Is Ohio State 'SEC Enough' to Beat Alabama in the College Football Playoff?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — If there's anybody north of the Bible Belt who's well-versed in the dominance of the Southeastern Conference, it's Urban Meyer . After all, he's the one who started it...

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  7. 2014 Will Be Remembered as Start of Ohio State Football Dynasty

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — When it comes to the first-ever College Football Playoff, to paraphrase a certain kid from Akron, Ohio , the Buckeyes aren't even supposed to be here...

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  8. Ohio State's Tom Herman Is the Next Future Head Coaching Star

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Tom Herman arrived at Ohio State in late 2011, he did so with little fanfare, better known for his membership to Mensa than his work at Iowa State...

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  9. Inside Ohio State's Unlikely Journey to the College Football Playoff

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Since arriving at Ohio State in late 2011, Urban Meyer has built a reputation based on his brutal honesty. If a Buckeyes player or position group has been slacking in practice, their head coach hasn't been shy to call them out...

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  10. Cotton Bowl 2015: Preview, Predictions for Baylor vs. Michigan State

    Even with the College Football Playoff stealing most of the sizzle of New Year's Day, there will be no shortage of conference pride in the remaining bowl games...

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  11. Cardale Jones Proves It Doesn't Matter Who Plays QB for Urban Meyer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Even before J.T. Barrett went down with a season-ending broken ankle in last weekend's win over Michigan, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer seemed to have found a new favorite phrase this season...

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  12. Buckeyes Playing with House Money in the Big Ten Championship Game

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Despite all that Urban Meyer 's been through in the past two weeks—really, the past three months—there the Ohio State head coach sat in the ...

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  13. Ohio State vs. Wisconsin: How to Solve the Melvin Gordon Problem

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — After watching film of Wisconsin in preparation of this weekend's Big Ten Championship Game, Ohio State linebacker Curtis Grant was left with one question: ...

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  14. How Will the Ohio State Offense Change with Cardale Jones?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State can spin it any way it'd like—and it certainly has its reasons to do so—but J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones are different. And that's OK...

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  15. Are Ohio State's College Football Playoff Hopes Dead?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Did the latest College Football Playoff rankings provide good news or bad news for Ohio State? How about a little of both? The Buckeyes entered Tuesday ...

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  16. Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers Complete Big Ten Championship Preview

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Facing the most uncertainty that it has all season, the Ohio State football team will head to Indianapolis for its second consecutive appearance in the Big Ten Championship Game...

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  17. Meet Cardale Jones, Ohio State's Last Hope at Quarterback

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — "The infamous tweet." That's what you probably know about Cardale Jones—a 2012 social-media miscue that made its way into college textbooks and has yet to leave the lexicon of the average college football fan...

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  18. How Playoff Committee Should Look at Ohio State After J.T. Barrett Injury

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — In football circles, the term "system quarterback" is somewhat of an insulting phrase, a backhanded way of discrediting one player in favor of the scheme in which he plays in...

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  19. J.T. Barrett Can Establish Winning Legacy in Ohio State-Michigan Rivalry

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was 10 years ago that Troy Smith started in his first Ohio State-Michigan game, totaling 386 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-21 Buckeyes victory...

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  20. Inside Urban Meyer's Approach to the Ohio State-Michigan Rivalry

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — In Urban Meyer 's postgame press conference following Ohio State's 42-27 win over Indiana last Saturday, questions predictably focused on the Buckeyes' future opponent more than their most recent one...

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  21. Ohio State's Path to the College Football Playoff Becomes Clearer

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — For Ohio State, no news was good news during Tuesday's release of the College Football Playoff rankings ...

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  22. Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Complete Game Preview

    Despite having already clinched its spot in the Big Ten Championship Game, the Ohio State football team shouldn't have any trouble focusing on its final game of the regular season...

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  23. Despite Early Scare vs. Indiana, Ohio State Still Controls Its Playoff Fate

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — If you were looking to pick apart sixth-ranked Ohio State this week, the Buckeyes' 42-27 win over Indiana gave you plenty to work with...

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  24. Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott Belongs Among Big Ten's Best

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — In the moments following Ohio State's Oct. 18 win over Rutgers, Ezekiel Elliott stood at the podium inside Ohio Stadium's media center, answering questions about the Buckeyes' 56-17 victory...

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  25. Ohio State Football: JT Barrett's Case for the Heisman Trophy

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Of all of the criteria that a Heisman Trophy winner typically has to meet, J.T. Barrett is missing just one. And that's quickly changing...

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