August 1, 2015

Elyria
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Ohio State football: Joey Bosa, three others to miss season opener because of ‘violation of athletic department policies’

CHICAGO — Ohio State will face one of its toughest tests of the season without its best defensive player and three talented receivers. The Buckeyes suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for their opening game at Virginia Tech because of unspecified violation of athletic department Read More…

Jim Litke: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer may have mellowed, but he’s still in control

CHICAGO — Urban Meyer has always had an answer for everything the coaching profession has thrown at him. Nothing in his straight-ahead glare this morning suggested that had changed. Barely two hours earlier, what had been a months-long victory lap for Meyer and his defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes hit its first speed bump, with Read More…

The Morning Hit–7/28/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what’s going on so you don’t have to take someone else’s word for it. Have you ever heard about an issue/story/current event from a friend, not really look into it yourself, then repeat what your friend said to a third party and you were completely Read More…

The Morning Hit–7/24/15

Welcome to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. It’s another beautfiful morning, and I think I read somewhere that this is the first time we’ve had three nice days in a row since 1991. Ok I know it hasn’t been that long but it sure seems like it, Read More…

Ohio State: Braxton Miller tells SI.com he’s switching from QB to H-back

COLUMBUS — Braxton Miller is shifting from quarterback to receiver, whittling Ohio State’s QB competition to two star passers. Miller told SI.com on Thursday night that he plans to start the season in the H-back position and also hopes to return punts. He had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder before Read More…

Keystone’s Austin Conrad commits to play football at Ohio University

Keystone’s Austin Conrad has an extra reason to celebrate over the holiday weekend. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound senior orally committed Thursday to continue his football career at Ohio University, where he will play tight end. Although Conrad has never stepped foot on the Athens campus, he attended a camp run by the Bobcats coaches last week Read More…

Avon’s Sopko commits to Cincinnati

The choice was pretty simple for Avon junior quarterback Jake Sopko. He developed his skills in the Eagles program, he found success in the Eagles program and he was comfortable in the Eagles program. So when colleges started vying for his services and one of them felt familiar, Sopko didn’t hesitate to give his oral Read More…

OSU Spring Game: Elyria’s Chase Farris named starter at right tackle for fall

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer didn’t waste any time confirming Elyria High graduate Chase Farris had won a spot in the starting lineup. “We didn’t improve as a team … but we did individually get better,” Meyer said after the Gray team’s 17-14 win over the Scarlet team in the spring game. “Some Read More…

College football: East Division changing Big Ten’s reputation

The Big Ten’s reputation as an underachieving football conference is so 2014. The pundits are talking up the league this spring, largely because of the achievements and trends in the East Division. There was Ohio State’s national championship under Urban Meyer, Michigan State’s bowl win over a Baylor team that narrowly missed the College Football Read More…

Ohio State Football: Coach Urban Meyer gets raise, extension, will average at least $6.5M a year

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer keeps winning big. Meyer can pair Ohio State’s national championship with a hefty contract extension that will make him the second-highest-paid coach in college football. Meyer was rewarded Monday with an extension through the 2020 season. His previous contract ran through 2017 and would have paid him $4.9 million for 2015. Read More…