Ohio State Rumors & News

  • Ohio State lands 4-star receivers Trevon Grimes, Tyjon Lindsey

    College Spun "Ohio State recruiting has been crazy for years under Urban Meyer. The 2017 class may be kicking things up to a new level. The Buckeyes’ chances to eclipse Alabama and claim the No. 1 recruiting class is bolstered today, with the pick-up of a pair of the nation’s best wide receivers. Trevon..." August 22

  • Dismissed Ohio State RB Dunn charged with domestic violence

    Columbus Dispatch "A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn after he was charged this afternoon with domestic violence and assault. Dunn was involved in an altercation on July 17 with his girlfriend. She called 911. “My boyfriend hit me really bad,” she told a..." August 06

  • J.T. Barrett lost full scholarship over summer for DWI

    Sportsnaut "Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was busted for driving under the influence last year. He was suspended for one game at the time, and now new information has emerged about further discipline the university imposed for his mistake. While it may not seem like a harsh punishment, Barrett had to..." July 27

  • Terrelle Pryor can visit Ohio State as five-year ban comes to a close

    The Comeback "Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s five-year disassociation ban from the school expired Tuesday, meaning Pryor can now return to and associate with his alma mater. Pryor was given a notice by Buckeyes’ athletic director Gene Smith on July 26, 2011 saying the school could not..." July 26

  • 4-star CB Amir Riep commits to Ohio State

    Eleven Warriors "Finding the right fit for your college football program isn't just about what happens on the field, but off it as well. Today, Ohio State added a key piece. How will that commitment impact the Buckeyes? Moments ago, Ohio State landed yet another commitment from one of the state's top prospects..." July 24

  • Danny Clark on his status with Ohio State: 'I don't care if they bring in Joe Namath'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Danny Clark said he was in "lion mode." Clark, an Ohio State quarterback commitment who has been a part of the Buckeyes' 2017 recruiting class since he was a freshman, was referring to the level of competitiveness he felt inside when participating in Ohio State's Friday Night Lights camp...." July 24

  • Ohio State lands 4-star DE Chase Young at Friday Night Lights event

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star defensive end Chase Young of Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic came to Ohio State's Friday Night Lights camp on commitment watch. According to multiple reports, it happened. Rated the No. 3 weakside defensive end in the 2017 recruiting class in the 247Sports composite rankings,..." July 23

  • Report: Dunn allegedly hit, choked girlfriend

    The Score "Ohio State announced Monday evening the dismissal of running back Bri'onte Dunn from the program for a violation of team rules. Although Urban Meyer didn't go into detail as what the violation was, reports emerged Tuesday evening that Dunn had a physical altercation with his girlfriend in which..." July 21

  • Running back Bri'onte Dunn dismissed from Ohio State football team

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State running back Bri'onte Dunn has been dismissed from the football team, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer announced in a statement released by the school on Monday night. According to Meyer's statement, the fifth-year senior was dismissed for an unspecified violation a team rules. Dunn was..." July 18

  • Five-star offensive lineman Wyatt Davis commits to Ohio State

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Ohio State has added yet another commitment to its already stellar 2017 recruiting class. Wyatt Davis, the No. 1 guard in the nation (and No. 14 overall player, per 247Sports) tweeted his commitment to the Buckeyes on Friday. "I have decided to commit to 'THE' Ohio State University!" Davis..." June 25

  • Neurologist found protein associated with CTE in Kosta Karageorge's brain

    Yahoo! Sports "A neurologist who posthumously examined the brain of former Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge said she found a protein that's associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Karageorge, who wrestled at Ohio State and was a walk-on defensive lineman for the Buckeyes, committed..." June 22

  • 4-star RB Todd Sibley flips commitment from Ohio State to Pitt

    The Score "Four-star running back Todd Sibley announced Wednesday both his decommitment from Ohio State and his new pledge to Pitt. The Akron, Ohio native had spent the past year as a Buckeyes commit before announcing the change. The 5-foot-10 tailback also received scholarship offers from Iowa State,..." June 15

  • Ohio State obtains 4-star dual-threat quarterback Tate Martell

    Scout "Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman quarterback Tate Martell announced his commitment to Ohio State on Sunday night. Martell, the No. 1 quarterback in the 2017 class, became the eighth member of the Scout 100 to commit to the Buckeyes. "I love the offense and it's a great fit for me," Martell..." June 13

  • Ohio State selling beer stadium-wide beginning this season

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Cheers, Buckeyes. Ohio State announced Wednesday there will be stadium-wide beer sales for the 2016 football season, expanding off the university's 2015 pilot program that only allowed suite and club level ticketholders to purchase alcohol. The revenue generated by alcohol sales will go..." June 08

  • 2017 5-Star Quarterback Tate Martell Announces Visit To Ohio State

    College Spun "Tate Martell, the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class, has been narrowing his list of potential schools since decommitting from Texas A&M in early May. The 5-foot-10, 203-pound prospect revealed a top seven at the end of May, a top six near the end of last week and and a top five..." June 08

  • Ohio State staff worried about Alabama, others flipping five-star CB commit

    SEC Country "Five-star Ohio State cornerback commit Shaun Wade once had Alabama in his No. 2 spot, but that has changed. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. Wade, the nation’s No. 3 cornerback from Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.), told SEC Country at the Cam Newton 7 on 7 tournament..." May 31

  • Ezekiel Elliott’s Father Praises Urban Meyer After Son Signs Deal With Dallas Cowboys

    College Spun "Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is now a member of the Dallas Cowboys – and as-of Wednesday afternoon, he’s a very wealthy man. Elliott, who was drafted No. 4 overall, signed a nearly-$25 million deal ahead of the summer – which includes almost a $17 million signing bonus. After..." May 19

  • Schmidt leaving OSU program, Felder's arrival delayed

    Columbus Dispatch "The Ohio State football program announced this morning that offensive lineman Grant Schmidt will transfer and cornerback Kareem Felder will not enroll this summer or fall. Those omissions from the roster leave the Buckeyes at 84 scholarship players, one under the limit required by the..." May 14

  • Recruit says he decommitted from Ohio State because Urban Meyer did not recognize him

    Larry Brown Sports "Urban Meyer is recognized as perhaps the greatest recruiter in all of college football, but in just a short amount of time, his reputation has taken a bit of a hit. The latest story comes from a once-committed recruit who says he decommitted from Ohio State after realizing Meyer didn’t know who..." May 06

  • Ohio State Quarterback Stephen Collier Has Torn ACL, Out for 2016 Season

    Eleven Warriors "Ohio State's quarterback depth has taken a shot without the Buckeyes even playing a game that counted. Stephen Collier suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and is out for the 2016 football season, according to Eleven Warriors sources. He had surgery Wednesday morning and is expected to make a..." May 04

  • Putting Ohio State's historic draft showing in perspective

    Fox Sports "The NFL Draft offers a unique perspective on college football. Here are some notes, nuggets and numbers from the 2016 draft. * You can find all sorts of ways in which Nick Saban has transformed the Alabama program since his arrival in 2007. One of the biggest has been just how much tougher and..." May 02

  • Chase Hounshell says he'll transfer from Notre Dame to Ohio State

    Chicago Tribune "In 2010, Urban Meyer, then the Florida coach, made Chase Hounshell a scholarship offer he couldn’t refuse. But Hounshell decided he wouldn’t take it after Meyer left the program after that season for what he said were health-related issues, leaving Hounshell to pledge to Notre Dame instead." April 19

  • Urban Meyer: Cardale Jones 'wasn't necessarily very good at school'

    CBS Sports "Cardale Jones is an intriguing prospect in this year's NFL Draft. The 6-foot-5, 253-pound quarterback has a rocket for an arm and tons of physical gifts, but he has issues with accuracy and consistency. Jones' college coach Urban Meyer spoke about his former quarterback with the Akron Beacon..." April 19

  • Ohio State's Torrance Gibson Looks Like College Football's Next Superstar

    Bleacher Report "When Torrance Gibson found himself scoring not one, but two touchdowns during Ohio State's spring game on Saturday, it didn't come as a surprise to those who followed the former 4-star prospect's recruitment. After all, Gibson is just a year removed from being an Army All-American selection as..." April 18

  • Ohio State sets national spring-game attendance record with 100,189 fans

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Urban Meyer asked for 100,000 fans and Ohio State fans answered. Ohio State broke the national spring football game attendance record on Saturday when the Buckeyes announced a crowd of 100,189. The Buckeyes capped their pregame ticket sales at 92,500 and hit that mark, selling that many $5..." April 16

  • Ezekiel Elliott: 'I'm tired of hearing about Coach Harbaugh'

    Detroit Free Press "Ezekiel Elliott has had enough of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. The former Ohio State running back, entering this year's NFL draft, aired his grievances to Paul Finebaum on ESPN Radio today as Harbaugh continues to make headlines, most notably over the satellite camp controversy and his barbs..." April 16

  • Cardale Jones says players wary of speaking out against NCAA

    The Score "Cardale Jones isn't done with the NCAA. After ripping the organization for banning satellite camps, Jones appeared on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" on Tuesday to explain his stance further. "I was kind of shied away from making a statement like that outside of my teammates because I was under the..." April 13

  • Urban Meyer Calls NCAA’s New Texting Rule “The Most Ignorant Thing (He’s) Ever Heard”

    College Spun "During a pretty active news dump on Friday, the NCAA announced a rule change for football recruiting, which will allow coaches to send unlimited text messages to recruits. While some don’t believe that it will be a big deal, especially considering the rule has been on the books for sports like..." April 12

  • Cardale Jones rants on Twitter about problems with NCAA

    CBS Sports "Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is getting ready to begin his NFL career, as he's expected to be selected during the NFL Draft this spring, but before he starts collecting checks, Cardale did what he's been known to do for years: tweet for free. Jones sent out a series of tweets on..." April 11

  • Landon Young looks to clarify comments on Ohio State recruitment

    Columbus Dispatch "Prized football recruit Landon Young said he had no problems with how he was treated by coach Urban Meyer during visits to Ohio State, and the offensive lineman from Lexington, Kentucky, texted Meyer on Wednesday to let him know that, too. “What I wanted to clear up is I have nothing bad..." April 08

  • Former Buckeyes QB Troy Smith arrested on DUI charge

    Fox Sports "Former Ohio State star quarterback Troy Smith was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and marijuana possession early Sunday morning. The news was first reported by WBNS-10TV in Columbus. Westerville, Ohio, police told WBNS that the former Heisman Trophy winner was pulled..." April 03

  • UK signee says Ohio State 'treated me like a piece of meat'

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Kentucky signee Landon Young doesn't have a very fond opinion of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. Young, a five-star offensive lineman in the class of 2016 according to Rivals, did a question and answer with SEC Country in which he was asked the funniest thing any coach said to him during the..." April 02

  • Ohio Stadium to undergo $42 million renovation

    Waiting For Next Year "On Tuesday, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith announced that Ohio Stadium (aka “The Shoe” or “The Horseshoe”), will undergo a $42 million plan to renovate parts of a stadium that was built in 1922. New concrete. Updated utilities. Better lighting. The whole nine. According to the great..." March 31

  • Braxton Miller gets in on the Jim Harbaugh-Ohio State Twitter fight

    Fox Sports "When Jim Harbaugh was hired at Michigan, neutral observers hoped it would re-ignite the somewhat dormant Ohio State-Michigan rivalry. Yep, it's lit. Well, on Twitter, at least. After Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith threw some shade at Harbaugh over his Florida spring break trip,..." March 24

  • Ohio State AD Gene Smith ice burns Michigan on spring break trip

    College Football Talk "Jim Harbaugh took Michigan to Florida for spring break earlier this month. You know this already. In the days afterward, Urban Meyer mused that he may do the same thing next year. On Tuesday, Meyer reversed course. “Somebody asked me a question, ‘Would we look into it?'” Meyer said Tuesday,..." March 22

  • Kirk Herbstreit: Father died at age 77 after battling Alzheimer's

    Columbus Dispatch "Jim Herbstreit, a captain of the 1960 Ohio State football team, died Thursday in Cleveland, said his son Kirk Herbstreit, an ESPN analyst and a former OSU quarterback. He was 77. Jim Herbstreit had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease a couple of years ago, according to his son, but he..." March 18

  • Urban Meyer says he's considering remote spring break football practices next year for Ohio State

    Michigan Live "Urban Meyer knows a creative idea when he hears one, apparently. And Jim Harbaugh's spring break trip to Florida this year might be something Ohio State's coach tries out next year. Speaking with WUFT News in Florida on Tuesday, Meyer said the Buckeyes might have some travel plans of their..." March 16

  • NFL Scout: I would trade our entire defense for Ohio State's

    College Spun "Ohio State may not have repeated as national champions this year, but the prevailing sentiment, based on the Buckeyes’ presence at the NFL Scouting Combine and this week’s pro day, is that OSU probably had the most talented team in the country. On the defensive side of the ball, Eli Apple, Vonn..." March 14

  • Ohio State creates staff position solely for Twitter and Snapchat

    College Football Talk "The rising influence and reach of social networks like Twitter and Snapchat have led Ohio State to create a position on the staff specifically designed to handle the social media platforms for the Buckeyes. Consider it a social media manager role specifically to send updates on Twitter and..." March 10

  • Ohio State's Urban Meyer endorses John Kasich for president

    CBS Sports "Urban Meyer has decided to throw his support behind Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich. The endorsement, released by Kasich's campaign via Twitter video, comes five days before Ohio holds its primary election. "Shelley and I would like to tell you and Karen that the..." March 10

  • Donald Trump says Urban Meyer has said 'nice things' about him

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Donald Trump said Tuesday that Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer has said "awful nice things" about him. If that's the case, it hasn't been publicized. "I don't know if he endorses me or not, but he's said awful nice things about me," Trump said to cheers during a rally at..." March 01

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