September 3, 2015

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Ohio State is first unanimous preseason No. 1

Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll. The defending national champion Buckeyes received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings released Sunday. TCU is No. 2, followed by Alabama, Baylor and Michigan State. The Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff championship 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…

OSU’s Cardale Jones takes on Bulls’ Joakim Noah, shows again he’s not afraid of Twitter

COLUMBUS — Once burned on Twitter, Cardale Jones certainly isn’t shy. The quarterback who came out of nowhere to lead Ohio State to the national championship in January has had a busy 24 hours posting tweets. First he cheered on his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA playoffs Wednesday night. During 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…

Ohio State Notes: Mixed results for QB Cardale Jones in spring game

COLUMBUS — A year ago Cardale Jones had a miserable spring game performance. Four months ago Jones played the best three games of his career in leading Ohio State to a national championship. The junior quarterback was somewhere in between Saturday, yet still did enough to help his Gray squad come away with a 17-14 Read More…

College football: Ohio State enters spring game with few holes

COLUMBUS — Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoffs championship in January, yet the Buckeyes do not utter the word “repeat” around their spring practices. “We don’t even have conversation about that around here,” coach Urban Meyer said. Instead, they try to deal with the here and now. The thinking is, a team concentrating Read More…

Ohio State defense wants to be feared again; Elyria’s Chase Farris may see playing time after switching back to defense

COLUMBUS — There was a time not so long ago when Ohio State’s defense was one of the most feared, effective and efficient units in the country. For this season’s second-ranked Buckeyes to contend for a Big Ten, let alone a national title, coach Urban Meyer knows his defenders have to harken back to the Read More…

Ohio State disciplines four football players, including top running back Carlos Hyde and key cornerback Bradley Roby

Roby

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has disciplined four players for legal problems, including suspending leading scorer Carlos Hyde from all team activities in the wake of an alleged assault against a female over the weekend in Columbus. In addition, star cornerback Bradley Roby, who was arrested in Indiana for an altercation with a Read More…

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer looking for players not afraid of the spotlight

COLUMBUS — So who’ll be this year’s Bam Childress? Ohio State concludes its 15 spring practices with an intrasquad scrimmage today at the Cincinnati Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium, due to work being done at the Horseshoe. For the players, it’s a relief that the drudgery of several weeks of practice has finally come to an Read More…

College football: A few good playmaking linebackers at the top of Ohio State’s wish list

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and his staff are looking for a few good linebackers. With three of the mainstays — Etienne Sabino, Zach Boren and Storm Klein —from last year’s team gone, one of the top priorities during the Buckeyes’ spring workouts has been finding playmakers at the open spots. Co-defensive coordinator Read More…