November 26, 2014

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Unranked Illinois hands No. 1 Ohio State its first loss of the season

COLUMBUS – A year ago, Illinois came close to wrecking Ohio State`s national championship dreams. Saturday at Ohio Stadium, the upstart Illini finished off the Buckeyes` nightmare. In line for a return trip to the BCS national championship game, Ohio State instead will not get the chance to avenge its loss to Florida after falling Read More…

Ohio State players hoping to rebound from Illini loss, focus on Michigan

COLUMBUS – The stiff upper lip Jim Tressel and his players displayed after Saturday`s crushing loss to Illinois still couldn`t hide the pain. What was supposed to be a stepping stone to a second consecutive unbeaten regular season, another Big Ten championship and beyond went up in smoke with the 28-21 loss . But, hey, Read More…

OSU notes: Buckeyes take exception to Illinois’ post-game celebration

COLUMBUS – Illinois took a major step to legitimacy by knocking off Ohio State, the No. 1 team in the nation Saturday, but the Illini picked the wrong place to celebrate. As time ran out on its 28-21 victory, Illinois players met at midfield to start the party, hopping up and down on the Buckeyes` Read More…

Browns-Steelers game hasn’t meant this much for a long time

PITTSBURGH – The last time a Browns-Steelers game meant this much Kelly Holcomb played quarterback, Dennis Northcutt dropped the key pass and Butch Davis inexplicably changed defensive philosophies in the second half as the Browns lost their only playoff game since returning to the NFL. Five years later, the buzz is back in Cleveland`s best Read More…

Coughlin: Browns-Steelers rivalry has lost its old-school bite

This “rivalry” between the Browns and the Steelers holds less water than a rusty bucket. Many years have passed since Steelers Week packed an emotional punch in the Browns` locker room. It is now reduced to a myth that we in the media trumpet with such fervor that we believe it. Except for the fact Read More…

Browns players use practice flag to help build camaraderie

PITTSBURGH – Braylon Edwards jogs out to practice, swerves toward the nearest goalpost and touches the brown flag hanging from the crossbar. Kellen Winslow is in a hurry to join offensive drills and runs straight through the flag, lifting it momentarily with his helmet. The flag, with the uniform numbers inside an orange helmet, has Read More…

Red teams sweep girls, boys games at Lorain County All-Star soccer event

AVON – It`s fair to say one side was a bit red-faced at Saturday`s 10th annual Lorain County Soccer Coaches Association All-Star Games at Avon Middle School. Both the boys and girls Red Squads prevailed against the Blue Squads in the annual event. The Red stars won the boys game 4-2 after the Red team Read More…

Oberlin Yeomen down Allegheny to win season finale

OBERLIN – Fans looking for a game between an Ohio team and one from Pennsylvania won`t have to look far today. In fact, if they look hard enough they can double their pleasure. While most football fans will be tuned to the Browns-Steelers at 1 p.m., SportsTime Ohio will also show an Ohio vs. Pennsylvania Read More…

ROTC students sickened at Midview High

EATON TWP. – Officials are investigating what caused more than 20 teenagers to be hospitalized Saturday during a Junior ROTC drill meet at Midview High School. About 400 students were marching and maneuvering in the school`s small gymnasium about 3:40 p.m. when, one by one, they began to topple to the floor, Eaton Township Fire Read More…

Veterans Day: Vietnam vet’s yearly remembrance

 The names of 98 of Lorain County`s own were among the more than 58,000 read this week near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial, referenced as the most-visited memorial in the country, contains the names of every U.S. soldier killed during the Vietnam War and celebrates its 25th anniversary Tuesday. For some, Read More…