August 28, 2015

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Big Ten football: Buckeyes, Badgers ripe for a rematch?

The Big Ten East’s a beast. Ohio State is loaded with returning talent and is the popular pick to return to the College Football Playoff to defend its national title. Michigan State has won 24 games the past two seasons and four straight bowls. Jim Harbaugh’s arrival in Ann Arbor shows Michigan is serious about 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…

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…

Final Four offers another test for NCAA family travel program

Getting to the Final Four won’t be as costly for the parents of many players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel and see their sons and daughters play in the biggest college basketball games of the season. The family travel program was approved Read More…

Even Ohio State football players can’t refuse request from Starr

Elyria High School intervention specialist Stacie Starr introduces Elyria High graduates Chase Farris, left, and Tracy Sprinkle, who are members of the national champion Ohio State football team, to students at Save Our Children on Thursday. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — When Elyria High School intervention specialist Stacie Starr makes a request, her unbridled abundance of energy makes it hard to say no. It doesn’t matter if you are a former Elyria Schools student, living the college life at The Ohio State University and a part of the national champion Buckeye football team. When Read More…

College basketball: Ohio State rolls Rutgers behind D’Angelo Russell’s triple-double

Ohio State forward Jae'Sean Tate goes up for a basket past Rutgers guard Bishop Daniels Sunday. Ohio State won 79-60. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — After his first college triple-double, Ohio State freshman D’Angelo Russell covered his ears when the questions turned to being a one-and-done player, shooting up on draft boards and being under the ever-watchful eye of NBA personnel. While he didn’t want to hear or talk about it, Russell gave basketball fans something to Read More…

Ohio State Football: QB Cardale Jones picks school over NFL, will return to Buckeyes for another season

Cardale Jones

COLUMBUS — Quarterback Cardale Jones shocked the college football world in three late-season starts leading Ohio State to the national championship. He surprised a packed crowd again Thursday, declaring at his old high school in Cleveland that he would return to the Buckeyes rather than jump into the NFL Draft. “My decision was very simple. Read More…

Men’s college basketball: Ohio State routs Michigan

Ohio State's Sam Thompson moves around Michigan's Derrick Walton Jr in the second half Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 71-52. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)

COLUMBUS — D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points, Sam Thompson added 12 and Ohio State defeated Michigan 71-52 on Tuesday. The Buckeyes (14-4, 3-2 Big Ten) also got 10 points from Amir Williams while Shannon Scott had eight assists to go along with seven points. Caris LeVert scored 14 points and Zak Irvin had 11 for Read More…

Ohio State wins first College Football Playoff national championship

Playoff Championship Ohio St Oregon Football

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones. The Buckeyes’ third-stringer matched Oregon’s Heisman winner as Cardale Jones led Ohio State past Marcus Mariota and the Ducks 42-20 in the first College Football Playoff national championship Read More…