1. Buckeyes Head into Bye Week Looking to Fix Issues to Make a Run at Big Ten Title

    With confidence rising, the last thing the Buckeyes need is a week off. Getting more reps is the only way to gain meaningful experience. Since Ohio State can’t change its schedule, it needs to make the most of its bye week...

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  2. Big Ten Football: Embarrassing Losses Bury the Conference Again This Year

    Let’s be honest. The Big Ten as a football conference did not die last Saturday. It was already dead, 10 years and counting...

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  3. Ohio State Football: 3 Keys to Beating the Hokies in the 'Shoe Saturday Night

    Ohio State’s 17-point victory over Navy last Saturday was a little too close for comfort. Buckeye fans are not accustomed to seeing just six points on the board at halftime...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 13 days ago 1,266 reads 6 comments

  4. Big Ten Week 1 Predictions: Badgers and Nittany Lions Score Key Upsets

    The Big Ten heads into the 2014 season with renewed optimism. New schools, offensive firepower and improved divisional alignment have fans excited. There is hope that the conference will be more competitive from top to bottom this year...

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  5. Big Ten Football: Best Running Backs in the FBS Will Help Rebuild Tainted Image

    Since the days of Woody and Bo, the Big Ten has prided itself on power running. The conference and its fans love the smash-mouth style of old school football...

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  6. OSU Football: Restoring Buckeyes' Standards at Linebacker Top Concern in Spring

    With just a few days remaining before the team begins its spring practices on March 4, the Ohio State Buckeyes are entering a pivotal moment under coach Urban Meyer...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 7 months ago 2,671 reads 8 comments

  7. Ohio State Football: 3 Reasons Recent Adversity Will Lead to Fortune in 2014

    Not even the arctic chill sweeping through the Midwest could cool the rising anger erupting in Central Ohio right now. The joys of the Buckeyes’ 24-game winning streak have quickly evaporated in the midst of their two-game losing skid...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 8 months ago 5,603 reads 43 comments

  8. Big Ten Football: 3 Reasons Why the B1G Bowl Season Will Be a Colossal Dud

    Some things are just given in sports. The Chicago Cubs not making the World Series, the Cleveland Browns missing the playoffs and the Big Ten laying an egg during bowl season...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 9 months ago 2,299 reads 15 comments

  9. Ohio State Football: 4 Players Who Will Be Key to Buckeyes' 2014 Season

    Recruiting and preparing his team to play Clemson in the Orange Bowl are top priorities right now for Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer . On January 4, his attention will turn to 2014...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 9 months ago 13,817 reads 41 comments

  10. Ohio State Football: 3 Defensive Coordinators Meyer Should Pursue

    The mood at Ohio State is pretty sour right now. The Buckeyes were out-coached and outplayed by Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game, and their shot at a national title went down the drain...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 9 months ago 14,791 reads 62 comments

  11. Ohio State Football: Turnovers and First-Down Success Keys to Beating Spartans

    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was hired for many reasons, but his ability to win championships was the most important. His gift will be put to the test on Saturday night when the No...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 10 months ago 2,026 reads 14 comments

  12. Ohio State Football: Is Carlos Hyde Among the Best to Play for the Buckeyes?

    Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde is nicknamed “El Guapo ,” but he should be called “El Tanque” for the amount of defenders he plows through every Saturday...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 10 months ago 4,089 reads 19 comments

  13. Ohio State Football: 2 Keys to Finishing the Season Undefeated

    Ohio State is chasing two goals right now. Winning the Big Ten Championship and staying in the hunt for the BCS National Championship game. Both are predicated on remaining unbeaten...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 10 months ago 3,584 reads 23 comments

  14. Three Reasons Why the Ohio State Buckeyes Should Be Ranked No. 2

    Ohio State football head coach Urban Meyer caused a minor stir this week when he had the audacity of voting his team No. 2 in the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll. Regardless of the criticism, he’s right...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 10 months ago 1,657 reads 21 comments

  15. Big Ten Football: 3 Reasons Why the Conference Is Better off with 1 BCS Bowl Bid

    Over the last five years, the Big Ten has been in constant defense mode trying to protect its position among the elite conferences. The annual losses in September combined with poor bowl records have tarnished its strength and reputation...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 11 months ago 1,918 reads 31 comments

  16. Ohio State Football: 3 Areas Buckeyes Must Improve to Win the BCS Championship

    Forget the BCS standings, No. 4 Ohio State just needs to figure out a way to dominate a game from start to finish. The Buckeyes have been living on the edge in their last three games...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 11 months ago 2,301 reads 23 comments

  17. Ohio State Football: 3 Reasons Why Buckeyes' Strength of Schedule Won't Matter

    Much has been said about No. 4 Ohio State’s schedule and how the weakness may cost the Buckeyes a shot at playing for the BCS National Championship in January. Even though Ohio State took down No...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 11 months ago 12,899 reads 121 comments

  18. Upset Alert: Georgia's Injuries Open Door for Missouri to Score Key SEC Victory

    Seventh-ranked Georgia is starting to look more like a M.A.S.H. unit than a football team contending for the SEC Championship...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 11 months ago 1,090 reads 18 comments

  19. Pretenders or Contenders: LSU Among 4 Teams Hoping September Joys Don't End

    Every season, September brings a handful of surprise teams that start quickly only to fade in the October stretch. Four teams are flying high right now threatening to disrupt the poll favorites...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 12 months ago 203 reads 2 comments

  20. Are the Ohio State Buckeyes Good Enough to Beat Alabama?

    As the first month of the season is coming to a close, the elephant in the room is too irresistible to ignore...

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  21. No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 6 Texas A&M: Instant Classic or Disappointing Dud?

    Considering the stakes, it is understandable that the hype leading up to the clash between No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Texas A&M has reached an epic level...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 1 year ago 1,240 reads 44 comments

  22. Week Three Preview: Big Ten Looking to Prove It's Ready for Prime Time

    The strength of a conference is defined by its overall record in non-conference games. For the Big Ten, the painful reality has been its slide into mediocrity since 2008...

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  23. Brady Hoke, Brian Kelly Fuel the Flames as Michigan-Notre Dame Rivalry Heats Up

    Notre Dame descends on the Big House Saturday for a prime-time showdown against Michigan Always a favorite among the annual nonconference clashes, the Notre Dame-Michigan ...

    Tom Scurlock Written by Tom Scurlock about 1 year ago 1,190 reads 9 comments

  24. NCAA Football Week 2: Burning Questions Heading into College Football's 2nd Week

    Fireworks exploded in Week 1 of the college football season. From Tajh Boyd’s dazzling performance leading Clemson over Georgia, to seven upsets by FCS teams, to ...

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  25. Wisconsin Holds the Key to the Big Ten's Bowl Season Success

    Bowl season has been cruel to the Big Ten over the last decade. The facts are loud and clear. The conference owns a dismal 28-39 record over that span and its best teams have been routinely humiliated...

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