Ohio State Rumors & News

  • Urban Meyer: 'Wasn't the place' for Ezekiel Elliott's outburst

    ESPN "Urban Meyer couldn't argue with the message that his star running back delivered, but the Ohio State coach wasn't happy with the setting where Ezekiel Elliott delivered it. Elliott apologized to Meyer for criticizing the coaching staff and won't face discipline as the Buckeyes prepare for a..." November 23

  • Ezekiel Elliott apologizes for rant, said he knew he was leaving OSU before Saturday

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Things are calming down in Columbus. Ezekiel Elliott has apologized for lashing out about Ohio State's playcalling Saturday against Michigan State. Elliott received the ball twice in the second half and put the onus on the coaching staff for not putting the team "in the right situations to win..." November 23

  • Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott rips play-calling

    The Score "Ohio State superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott clearly wasn't happy with his team's play-calling in its loss to Michigan State. "I deserve more than 11 carries. I really do," he said. "I can't speak for the play-caller. I don't know what was going on." Elliott wasn't the only one, as..." November 23

  • Cardale Jones, Ezekiel Elliott appear headed to the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "After Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State today, quarterback Cardale Jones and running back Ezekiel Elliott both suggested that they’re heading to the NFL. Jones wrote on Twitter that it was his last game at Ohio Stadium. Elliott also tweeted after the game that it was his last game at Ohio..." November 22

  • CFP: First five unchanged, but Sooners and Cowboys move up rankings

    ESPN "Both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma moved up in this week's iteration of the College Football Playoff rankings, but the Big 12 rivals remain outside of the top five. The top teams in the CFP rankings remain unchanged with Clemson leading the way followed by Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and..." November 18

  • J.T. Barrett arrest video: ‘I’m the quarterback of Ohio State’

    Larry Brown Sports "Video of J.T. Barrett’s arrest video has surfaced, and the quarterback tries to get out of trouble by telling officers that he’s the Ohio State quarterback. Barrett was arrested on Halloween for operating a motor vehicle while impaired. In the video obtained by TMZ Sports, he is seen being..." November 12

  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Tide up to No. 2, Irish join the party

    CBS Sports "The second edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings was released Tuesday night, and there was a bit of a shakeup at the top, which was to be expected after Alabama's win over previous No. 2 LSU. Clemson remained in the top spot following a win over Florida State. It will be interesting..." November 11

  • Judge suspends J.T. Barrett's license, imposes $400 fine for OVI charge

    Columbus Dispatch "Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett’s OVI case was resolved this morning with a Franklin County judge suspending his license for 180 days. Municipal Court Judge H. William Pollitt Jr. also imposed a $400 fine and ordered Barrett to complete a three-day alcohol education program. In court,..." November 10

  • Buckeyes to start J.T. Barrett after QB serves one-game ban

    ESPN "Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will return to his starting role after serving a one-game suspension following his arrest on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, coach Urban Meyer said Monday. Despite improving his record as a starter to 11-0 in the Buckeyes' 28-14..." November 09

  • J.T. Barrett gives speech to teammates during halftime of one-game ban

    ESPN "J.T. Barrett still found a way to make an impact for Ohio State while sitting out a suspension and watching the Buckeyes' 28-14 win over Minnesota from the press box, joining his teammates in the locker room at halftime and delivering a pep talk. The starting quarterback for the Buckeyes (No...." November 08

  • Could Cardale Jones grab Ohio State's starting QB job again?

    Fox Sports - College Football "Boiling down the quarterback situation at Ohio State this season in a few sentences is not easy. That was true before the season started. True when Cardale Jones remained the starter despite inconsistent play in the first seven games. True when coach Urban Meyer shifted gears in the..." November 06

  • 4-Star Running Back Kareem Walker Announces Decommitment From Ohio State: “The Relationship Has Changed”

    College Spun "Four-star running back Kareem Walker, the top rusher in the 2016 class according to 247Sports, has announced his decommitment from Ohio State. Walker released a statement on Twitter, citing a change in his relationship with the school as a factor in his decision." November 04

  • Five-star Ohio State commit Nick Bosa suffers season-ending knee injury

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Five-star Ohio State commit Nick Bosa, the younger brother of Buckeyes star Joey Bosa, will miss the rest of his senior season because of a knee injury, his high school's athletic director told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Tuesday. Bosa, a star senior defensive lineman for defending..." November 04

  • Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama top four in CFP rankings

    ESPN "Being undefeated doesn't guarantee you a spot in the top four of the College Football Playoff as Alabama at 7-1 joins undefeated Clemson (No. 1) , LSU (No. 2) and defending champion Ohio State (No. 3) atop the season's first rankings. Though ranked seventh in the AP poll, the Tide leaped over..." November 03

  • Urban Meyer concerned J.T. Barrett tarnished his reputation

    The Score "After J.T. Barrett was cited for driving under the influence early Saturday morning, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer had Barrett at his house to discuss the issue. At his press conference Monday, Meyer revealed some of the details from the conversation with his quarterback. Meyer said he..." November 03

  • J.T. Barrett Lost His Ohio State Scholarship For Semester

    The Big Lead "J.T. Barrett was suspended for one game by Ohio State after being arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The suspension itself did not appear to be necessary, under the school’s guidelines. Ohio State has taken the punishment a step further, revoking his scholarship for the..." November 02

  • J.T. Barrett suspended after arrest for operating vehicle while intoxicated

    ESPN "Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has been suspended one game after being arrested early Saturday morning on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated near campus. The school announced that Barrett was cited with a misdemeanor offense of OVI and will serve the suspension for top-ranked..." October 31

  • Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett arrested for driving under the influence

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, one week after he made his first start of the season for the Buckeyes, was arrested early Saturday for operating a vehicle while impaired, according to a report by ElevenWarriors.com. This quarterback situation for the Buckeyes may not be settled after..." October 31

  • Ohio State reports minor NCAA violations, 2 involving Braxton, Cardale

    CBS Sports "Ohio State self-reported 29 total violations across all sports to the NCAA from February 1 to September 10, according to records obtained by The Lantern. Of the 29 violations, six were by the Ohio State football team -- the most of any sport. All of the violations reported to the NCAA were..." October 29

  • Buckeyes QB J.T. Barrett: 'I can do the same things' as Cardale Jones

    ESPN "J.T. Barrett might not have the strongest arm on Ohio State's roster, but he wants to make it clear that this doesn't mean his arm is weak. In a passionate post-practice media session, Barrett spent nearly two minutes defending his ability to throw deep down the field, particularly as it..." October 29

  • Urban Meyer talks 'militaristic' coaching, Jameis Winston crab leg theft

    CBS Sports "Apparently the new, hip thing in the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is to take one's bye week to hang out with political figures. Last week, Jim Harbaugh paid a visit to the White House and spoke with President Barack Obama; this week, Urban Meyer made an appearance on Fox News' "The O'Reilly..." October 27

  • Urban Meyer says Ohio State done with 2-QB system

    The Score "Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer met with media Wednesday, one day after announcing J.T. Barrett would take over for Cardale Jones as the starting quarterback. It wasn't just a change at the starting position for the Buckeyes' signal-callers, as the team will scrap the two-quarterback system..." October 22

  • J.T. Barrett to start at quarterback for Ohio State this weekend

    ESPN "J.T. Barrett will start at quarterback for Ohio State on Saturday against Rutgers, coach Urban Meyer told reporters Tuesday. Meyer called the switch from Cardale Jones a "difficult decision" but attributed his decision to how Barrett played last week, along with his red zone and third-down..." October 20

  • Urban Meyer praises J.T. Barrett, says 'let me evaluate' starting QB role

    ESPN "A change might be coming at quarterback for Ohio State, but a final decision will have to wait for now. Again. After two productive weeks coming off the bench in the red zone and then seeing his role expand to essentially taking over the offense on a full-time basis, J.T. Barrett appears to..." October 19

  • Ohio State lands 4-star recruit Antonio Williams

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It was all adding up to this. First, Ohio State invited four-star running back Antonio Williams of New London (N.C.) North Stanly for an official visit, then he decommitted from Wisconsin later in the week. Then Sunday, the morning after Ohio State's 38-10 win over Penn State, Williams..." October 19

  • 5-star Hayes to visit MSU; OSU flip?

    Detroit Free Press "Ann Arbor Skyline's Daelin Hayes is the No. 1 recruit according to Rivals.com in the state of Michigan for the class of 2016. The 6-foot-3, 254-pound prospect recently re-opened his recruitment after he decided to de-commit from the Southern California. Michigan State is one of the schools that is..." October 15

  • Ohio State DB Cam Burrows out for season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Top-ranked Ohio State has lost two more players to season-ending injuries. Head coach Urban Meyer announced Wednesday that junior defensive back Cam Burrows and freshman linebacker Nick Conner won’t return to action this season. Burrows is the team’s third safety behind Vonn Bell and Tyvis..." October 09

  • Ohio State WR Corey Smith (leg) out for year, Urban Meyer confirms

    247 Sports "Ohio State fifth-year senior Corey Smith will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury suffered against Indiana. Head coach Urban Meyer confirmed this at his Monday press conference. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Smith had five receptions for 62 yards (12.4 yards per catch) this season. Last..." October 05

  • 4-Star Recruit Bruce Judson Jr. Decommits From Ohio State

    College Spun "Ohio State hung on to beat a frisky Indiana team in Bloomington yesterday, but today they lost a commitment from a blue-chip player. Florida native Bruce Judson, listed as a four-star athlete and dual-threat quarterback, has backed out of his verbal commitment from the Buckeyes. He tweeted about..." October 05

  • Report: UCLA blocked TE Chris Clark from transferring to Michigan, OSU

    Fox Sports - College Football "Tight end Chris Clark was enrolled at UCLA, but left the program Sept. 14. While he had originally looked at Michigan during recruitment, that's reportedly no longer an option. Clark, who was the top-rated tight end recruit in the nation this year, told MLive.com that he was blocked by UCLA..." September 24

  • Urban Meyer says Cardale Jones is still his starting quarterback

    CBS Sports "Cardale Jones is still Ohio State's starting quarterback. Urban Meyer announced on Wednesday that Jones will remain Ohio State's starting quarterback when the Buckeyes face Western Michigan this weekend, and that he'll be the starter until he's beaten out for the job. Following last week's..." September 23

  • Urban Meyer on need to pick full-time QB: 'Might be some truth to that'

    ESPN "There is still no clear-cut winner in the ongoing race to claim the starting quarterback position at Ohio State, but Urban Meyer might be ready to settle on one guy. The Buckeyes coach just doesn't know exactly who it will be. For the second consecutive game, Cardale Jones started the game..." September 20

  • Ohio State QB Cardale Jones was involved in some Twitter drama

    Chicago Sun-Times "Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones had a poor day at the office on Saturday. He threw two first-half interceptions against a plucky Northern Illinois and was quickly benched in favor of J.T. Barrett. Judging by his updated Twitter bio, Jones either wasn’t pleased with the developments, or was..." September 20

  • Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott Asked Taylor Swift Out On A Date

    College Spun "Pop superstar Taylor Swift is playing back-to-back concerts at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday and Friday this week. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is hoping that she has a bit of free time during her stay in town. Thursday morning, Elliott tweeted directly at Swift,..." September 17

  • Bret Bielema takes shot at Ohio State schedule, says SEC on 'other level'

    CBS Sports "There's a chance that after last year's controversy surrounding Ohio State grabbing the final College Football Playoff spot, you're already tired of hearing about the Buckeyes' strength-of-schedule, or lack thereof. We have bad news: you're about to hear about it for the next three months..." September 09

  • Cardale Jones didn't know he got OSU starting QB nod until first series

    ESPN "Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones says he had no idea he would be starting against Virginia Tech on Monday until the Buckeyes' first offensive series. Both he and J.T. Barrett had helmets and mouthpieces on awaiting the decision from coach Urban Meyer after Virginia Tech punted to start the..." September 08

  • Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones released from hospital

    CBS Sports "Cardale Jones has been released from the hospital. Ohio State confirmed the news that Jones had to be hospitalized Wednesday evening, but he has since been treated and released. "Cardale Jones was examined last night at the OSU Wexner Medical Center," read a statement from the school. "He..." September 03

  • Cardale Jones released from hospital after headache scare, 'doing fine'

    ESPN "Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is "doing fine" after he was released from the hospital Wednesday night after being treated for symptoms related to a migraine headache. "I was just with him," coach Urban Meyer said on his weekly radio show on WBNS 97.1 The Fan. "He had a migraine, and he..." September 03

  • Report: Cardale Jones taken to hospital with migraine, expected to be fine

    The Score "Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was reportedly hospitalized Wednesday night with a severe migraine. Two of Jones' siblings posted cryptic messages on Facebook, saying last year's Big Ten championship game MVP has been rushed to an area hospital In one Facebook post, brother Devonte..." September 03

  • Urban Meyer: Ohio State will play both quarterbacks in 2015

    SI - College Football "Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said after practice Tuesday that the Buckeyes will use both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones during the 2015 season. “I would anticipate that throughout the course of year we'll play both quarterbacks,” Meyer told reporters. Ohio State finished the 2014 season with..." September 01

  • Urban Meyer: 'A chance' both J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones play in Buckeyes' opener

    ESPN "A final decision in Ohio State's quarterback derby won't be revealed until just before the season kicks off, but Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer isn't ruling out playing both his decorated candidates. With both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones unable to gain a leg up on the starting job during..." August 31

  • Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Changing Phone Number To Eliminate Distractions

    College Spun "Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is locked in a ridiculously close quarterback battle with teammate J.T. Barrett, and it appears that he’s taking it very seriously. Monday afternoon, Jones, who is usually a jokester on Twitter, told his followers that he’s changing his cell phone number to..." August 31

  • Noah Brown, Ohio State sophomore wide receiver, suffers leg injury in practice

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State walked off the practice field somberly after and interviews were cancelled abruptly Wednesday evening. Now we know why. Wide receiver Noah Brown, who was expected to be a main contributor in Ohio State's offense this fall, suffered what appeared to be a major leg injury, sources..." August 26

  • Buckeyes add Army, FAU to 2017, 2019 schedules

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Ohio State announced the addition of two nonconference opponents for future schedules. They won't knock your socks off — or the Buckeyes'. Ohio State will play Army on Sept. 16, 2017, and Florida Atlantic on Aug. 31, 2019. Both games will be at Ohio Stadium. " August 25

  • Pat Narduzzi: Ohio State stole our defense, won a national championship

    CBS Sports "Throughout the history of football, on both the professional and collegiate level, teams have stolen ideas from other teams. Typically if a team does something to you that works, you want to figure out what they did, and do it yourself. It's nothing new, and according to new Pitt coach Pat..." August 24

  • Report: Columbus Police Briefly Detained Ohio State Star Joey Bosa Last Night

    College Spun "Ohio State star defensive end Joey Bosa was detained for a short period of time late Saturday night, according to a report by Eleven Warriors. Bosa, who is among the group of Buckeyes suspended for the season opener against Virginia Tech, was “briefly detained..questioned and released.” He..." August 24

  • Ohio State quarterbacks Barrett, Jones want one starter, not a rotation

    Columbus Dispatch "Ohio State’s quarterback competition continues, its leader known only by the coaches, if even by them. So Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett compete day after day, doing everything they can to earn the right to operate the Tesla that is the Buckeyes’ offense. As they toil, they understand that only..." August 19

  • Marcelys Jones, former Ohio State lineman, dismissed from Kentucky football program

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Marcelys Jones, the former Ohio State offensive lineman, had his football career at Kentucky end almost as soon as it began. Jones, who left the Buckeyes football program in June, was dismissed from Kentucky on Monday. Wildcats coach Mark Stoops announced at a Monday news conference that Jones..." August 17

  • Urban Meyer addresses quarterback competition at Ohio State's media day

    The Score "Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer took to the podium at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to kick off Ohio State's media day session, and to no one's surprise, the Buckeyes' quarterback situation was a hot topic of discussion. While Meyer still isn't prepared to name his starter at the..." August 16

  • Urban Meyer: Reps between Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett to be split '50-50'

    CBS Sports "Urban Meyer told reporters Monday he'd never before split his teams quarterback snaps in fall camp 50-50. But it's safe to say he's never had a quarterback battle between two candidates as strong -- or, maybe, as evenly matched -- as Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett. So it wasn't a surprise to..." August 11

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