Ohio State Rumors & News

  • Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott tweets that his wrist now is fine

    NFL.com "Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 1,878 yards and 18 touchdowns last season while playing with an injured left wrist. He tweeted Wednesday that his wrist finally is fine. Elliott (6-foot-0, 225 pounds) broke his left wrist in camp last August and had minor surgery. Elliott played with a..." May 21

  • Ohio State AD Gene Smith: Braxton Miller told me he's staying

    CBSSports.com "Braxton Miller still hasn't made any public comment on his future with Ohio State, letting the rumor mill concerning a possible trandferchurn. But his athletic director told ElevenWarriors.com last Thursday that in private, Miller has pledged to remain in Columbus for his senior season. "He's..." May 19

  • Jamel Dean, medically disqualified at Ohio State, transfers to Auburn

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Cornerback Jamel Dean, who was medically disqualified to play at Ohio State, said via Twitter last week that’s he’s transferring to Auburn. Dean, a four-star prospect out of Cocoa, Fla., suffered multiple knee injuries in high school, including a torn ACL in 2013 and a torn meniscus in the same..." May 11

  • Ohio State grabs another top Michigan prospect, earns commitment from four-star OT Michael Jordan

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There's nothing slow and steady about what Urban Meyer is doing to assemble Ohio State's 2016 recruiting class. Is there such thing as too fast? If there is, Ohio State is doing it. But Meyer will take any commitment he can get from a top prospect, like the one Ohio State earned from..." May 08

  • Urban Meyer has unexpected surgery, expected to be all right

    Land-Grant Holy Land "According to an Ohio State spokesman (via Buckeye Sports Bulletin's Jeff Svoboda), OSU head coach Urban Meyer underwent an unexpected medical procedure and could be in the hospital overnight. The Findlay Courier reports Meyer had an emergency appendectomy. Earlier Wednesday morning, the..." May 06

  • Cardale Jones plays 'May Fools' joke, says he's transferring to Akron

    CBSSports.com "Thankfully (some) humans can hold their breath for longer than six minutes. Otherwise, the entire state of Ohio would be a desolate wasteland after what Cardale Jones did on Twitter Friday. Jones, the star of last year's College Football Playoff, announced in a series of tweets that he was..." May 02

  • Trey DePriest explains Braxton Miller's multiple visits to Alabama

    Alabama.com "Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller's visits to Tuscaloosa had nothing to do with potential interest in transferring to Alabama, ex-Tide linebacker Trey DePriest, an Ohio native who is close friends with Miller, said during a phone interview Thursday. Author Ray Glier posted a tweet..." April 24

  • Braxton Miller reportedly has visited Alabama three times

    Larry Brown Sports "Rumors have been circulating the past 24 hours about Braxton Miller potentially transferring to Alabama, and there is additional information supporting that rumor. Over the past few days, radio host/SEC media personality Paul Finebaum has reported that there is a chance Miller transfers to..." April 23

  • Nick Saban downplays talk of Braxton Miller to Alabama, but leaves door open

    Sporting News - NCAAF "While Alabama coach Nick Saban didn't comment on the rumors that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller may transfer to Tuscaloosa, the four-time national champion coach didn't shut the door on them, either. Speaking in Huntsville, Ala., on Tuesday with the Crimson Caravan, Saban addressed..." April 22

  • Could Ohio State Really Play All Three Quarterbacks?

    Sportsnaut "Urban Meyer and Ohio State have a problem. It’s a good problem, but it’s still a major issue that won’t be resolved for a while. The Buckeyes boast three championship-caliber quarterbacks in Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones, a luxury unheard of seemingly at any level. The..." April 20

  • Ex-Duke kickoff specialist planning to finish career at Ohio State

    CBSSports.com "Duke kicker Jack Willoughby told the Duke Chronicle that he plans to finish his playing career at Ohio State. Willoughby, a graduate transfer after finishing degree, made an unofficial visit to Columbus on his way to seeing the basketball team play in the Final Four in Indianapolis. "I made..." April 17

  • Ohio State extends Urban Meyer through 2020 at average of $6.5 million per season

    Fox Sports - College Football "Ohio State has extended Urban Meyer's contract through the 2020 season and will make him the highest-paid coach in the Big Ten. Under his old deal he would've been paid $4.9 million for 2015. Now, Meyer -- who led the Buckeyes to the national title three months ago -- will make $5.8 million in..." April 14

  • Urban Meyer breaks down who's in the lead for Ohio State's open starting jobs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With so much attention being paid to Ohio State's quarterback battle, it might be easy to forget that the Buckeyes are looking to fill other holes after last year's National Championship. Meyer won't decide on a new quarterback this spring. He can't. J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller aren't..." April 13

  • OSU QB Braxton Miller reinstated by NCAA after Instagram post

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller found himself caught in the tangled web of NCAA compliance after posting a photo on Instagram with a trainer and a table full of AdvoCare products. The NCAA did determine Miller's photo was a minor violation of NCAA rules, but the Buckeyes quarterback has..." April 09

  • Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Is “Significantly” Better Than He Was At End Of Season

    College Spun "Cardale Jones started three games for Ohio State in 2014: the Big Ten Championship Game, the Sugar Bowl and the College Football Playoff national title contest. His stats in those games: Big Ten Championship Game vs. Wisconsin: 257 passing yards, three TDs. Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama: 243..." April 08

  • Reports: Jamel Dean to leave Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Though he entered Columbus an early enrollee with high hopes, Jamel Dean's Ohio State career sounds like it unfortunately will end before it ever really gets a chance to start. As first reported by 11W, Dean was unable to get clearance from OSU's medical team and will subsequently leave the..." April 08

  • Urban Meyer Discusses The Possibility Of Running A 2-QB System At Ohio State This Season

    College Spun "Urban Meyer has three starter-caliber quarterbacks on his roster at Ohio State this season: Cardale Jones, who won the Buckeyes a national championship; J.T. Barrett, who broke a bunch of records last fall; and Braxton Miller, a two-time Big Ten MVP. Is it possible Meyer could play more than..." March 31

  • Ohio State's bar for 2015 is officially set at national title or bust

    Fox Sports - College Football "Ohio State opened spring practice with a target on its back. The Buckeyes are the defending national champions and the favorite to win college football's national title in 2015. Of course, a lot can happen between now and the end of the year. However, Ohio State is positioned for another run..." March 31

  • Urban on Braxton’s potential violation: ‘Everything is fine. No issue’

    College Football Talk "It’s been nearly a week since reports surfaced that Ohio State was looking into a potential NCAA violation committed by Braxton Miller. Since then, OSU has been mum on the issue — until now. Sort of. According to a tweet from Todd Porter of the Canton Repository, head coach Urban Meyer was..." March 30

  • OSU looking into potential NCAA violation involving Braxton Miller

    College Football Talk "Well, this would certainly be an odd, and far from preferred, way to whittle down Ohio State’s three-headed quarterback conundrum. A school spokesperson confirmed to The Lantern, OSU’s student newspaper, that the university is currently looking into a potential NCAA rules violation committed by..." March 25

  • Ohio State signee Torrance Gibson on playing QB for the Buckeyes: "I wasn't promised anything"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It is assumed that Torrance Gibson would have signed with another program had Ohio State not promised him he'd play quarterback. That's not what happened. "Nobody promised me anything," Gibson told Northeast Ohio Media Group this week. "Urban Meyer didn't promise me a thing. He told me to come..." March 25

  • Urban Meyer says OSU quarterback decision 'starting to eat away at me'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Ohio State coach Urban Meyer fielded another round of questions about the Buckeyes’ unprecedented three-way quarterback race on Tuesday. Of course, Meyer didn’t name a starter. It’s nowhere close to that. Bleacher Report’s Ben Axelrod reported Meyer admitted the problem with having to bench two..." March 24

  • Cardale Jones is college football's most interesting man

    Fox Sports Ohio "Cardale Jones wore camoflauge spandex under his uniform on the first day of Ohio State's spring practice last week. It was a convenient decision, not a strategic one. These days, Jones isn't blending in anywhere. It's easy to see Jones as the most interesting man in college football -- even..." March 17

  • J.T. Barrett would be 'shocked' by Braxton Miller transfer

    CBSSports.com "Braxton Miller isn't opening up about his future just yet. But if his teammate and fellow quarterback competitor J.T. Barrett is correct, that future won't include a 2015 season spent anywhere other than Ohio State. "I'm not Braxton, but being that I do talk to him every day, I think that would..." March 14

  • J.T. Barrett calls Braxton Miller transfer rumors 'ridiculous, silly': Ohio State QB Battle

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Ohio State opened spring ball on Tuesday, Braxton Miller was there in a black jersey just like the rest of the quarterbacks. He even tossed a few light passes as he makes his way back from a second shoulder surgery. That was expected. As far as anyone knew, Miller would be back with..." March 13

  • Ohio State opens spring with lingering questions about Braxton Miller's health

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Ohio State opened spring practice today with a dilemma many coaches wouldn’t gripe about — three starting quarterbacks. Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones all took the field Tuesday, though they practiced in varying capacities. Miller warmed up with the team, but did most of his..." March 11

  • Urban Meyer not thinking about position change for Braxton Miller

    College Football Talk "Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has quite the quarterback situation brewing in Columbus this spring. With Braxton Miller working his way back to full strength, J.T. Barrett showing what he is capable of doing over the course of a full season in2 014 and Cardale Jones proving worthy of..." March 10

  • NCAA outlaws Ezekiel Elliott’s crop top jersey look

    Larry Brown Sports "The NCAA on Thursday passed several new rules including one that will prevent Ezekiel Elliott from wearing the crop top jersey look he has become known for. AN NCAA Rules Committee met via conference call and made tweaks to personal foul penalties, helmets rules, instant replay, and more. One..." March 09

  • Four-star Ohio State recruit Dre'Mont Jones says he may have torn his ACL

    Land-Grant Holy Land "The Ohio State football signee had to be helped off a high school basketball court after suffering an injury earlier Saturday. " March 08

  • Coroner: Kosta Karageorge did not have CTE

    Yahoo! Sports "A pathologist who examined the brain of former Ohio State football player and wrestler Kosta Karageorge determined that he did not have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, better known as CTE. CTE is a disease that is sometimes found in athletes with multiple head injuries. Though CTE was not..." March 07

  • Jim Tressel: Michigan isn't close to being as good as Ohio State

    Fox Sports - College Football "Jim Tressel may no longer be an Ohio State employee, but he's still a Buckeye. The president of Youngstown State and former OSU football coach spoke with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club in Canton, Ohio, this week and was asked about how the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry may be..." March 04

  • Ohio State football gets commitment from four-star 2016 DE Terrell Hall

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State continued its success in the fertile D.C./Maryland/Virginia recruiting area. The Buckeyes picked up a commitment from 2016 four-star defensive end Terrell Hall from St. John's College High School in Washington D.C. on Monday night. Hall announced his commitment on his Twitter..." March 03

  • Accidental text from coach’s 4-year-old son among 47 Ohio State self-reported Big Ten, NCAA violations

    The Lantern "Ohio State self-reported 47 minor Big Ten and NCAA rules violations in 2014, including one as the result of an accidental text sent by a football coach’s 4-year-old son. OSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s son picked up his father’s cell phone when a recruit called on May 27, and accidentally..." March 03

  • Has OSU repaired its Cass Tech relationship?

    Detroit Free Press "Just a few weeks ago, Detroit Cass Tech football coach Thomas Wilcher was eviscerating Ohio State counterpart Urban Meyer for misleading Cass running back Mike Weber leading up to National Signing Day. Weber went down to the wire in deciding between OSU and archrival Michigan. He picked the..." February 25

  • Oregon targeted Vernon Adams Jr. over Braxton Miller

    College Football Talk "Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman has an excellent feature on Oregon transfer Vernon Adams Jr. up, which is well worth a read. There’s some interesting stuff in there — Adams’ decision to transfer from FCS side Eastern Washington to the No. 2 team in the nation wasn’t easy, and he’s training in a strip..." February 23

  • J.T. Barrett shows off screws removed from ankle after late-season injury

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Braxton Miller's shoulder injury thrust J.T. Barrett into the spotlight prior to the start of last season. Barrett's injury late in the season catapulted Cardale Jones into superstar status. Now they're all starting to heal and that means trouble for opponents and Ohio State coaches. On..." February 18

  • Buckeyes’ Ezekiel Elliott to undergo another surgery

    College Football Talk "If you watched Ohio State’s run to the College Football Playoff national championship last month, and a ton of you did, then you know just how much of an impact running back Ezekiel Elliott had. Some young fans even think he deserves a Nobel Prize. What you may not have known, or possibly forgot..." February 17

  • Ohio State QB Braxton Miller says he's throwing again

    Yahoo! Sports "Six months after reinjuring his surgically repaired right shoulder, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller says he’s been able to resume throwing with his sights set on the 2015 season. After winning the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013, Miller went down during preseason..." February 17

  • Mike Weber puts his Ohio State recruiting drama behind him

    College Football Talk "Ohio State-bound running back Mike Weber appears to be ready to turn a page with his recruiting process. Weber expressed some disappointment after signing day when it was reported running backs coach Stan Drayton was leaving the Buckeyes to coach in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. Drayton had..." February 10

  • Is Jim Harbaugh taking a jab at Urban Meyer with 'deceive' tweet?

    CBSSports.com "Jim Harbaugh's Michigan Twitter account has been one of college football's most entertaining coaching follows since the day of its inception way back in, uh, January. But it's never been more interesting than it was Saturday afternoon. Is Jim Harbaugh taking a jab at Urban Meyer with..." February 09

  • Source: Ohio St. hires Tony Alford

    ESPN.com "Ohio State has hired Notre Dame assistant Tony Alford to its staff to replace departed running backs coach Stan Drayton, a source confirmed to ESPN.com. Alford, who was the Fighting Irish's running backs coach and recruiting coordinator, told Scout.com that he will be the Buckeyes' assistant..." February 08

  • Three Ohio State players’ careers lost to injury

    College Football Talk "Ohio State welcomed a crop of new players to the program on Wednesday, but three veteran Buckeyes could be on their way out. Head coach Urban Meyer told the assembled press that defensive backs Armani Reeves and Ron Tanner and linebacker Devan Bogard will step away due to injuries. Reeves is..." February 05

  • Torrance Gibson signs with Ohio State, spurning Miami, LSU

    Land-Grant Holy Land "After frequent rumors and visits elsewhere, the four-star quarterback has signed his letter of intent. Following the recruitment of Fort Lauderdale standout quarterback Torrance Gibson kept reporters busy while covering the class of 2015. At the end of it, Gibson officially signed his National..." February 04

  • Ohio State lands four-star OT Isaiah Prince over Alabama, Maryland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's hard to imagine Urban Meyer could be having a better day. After earning a signature from four-star wide receiver K.J. Hill of North Little Rock, Ark., earlier in the morning of National Signing Day, Meyer closed on the second elite prospect of the day when four-star offensive tackle..." February 04

  • Four-star RB Mike Weber's reaffirms commitment to Urban Meyer, to sign with Ohio State over Michigan

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State just can't miss on National Signing Day. The latest success for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes was holding off Michigan to land four-star running back Mike Weber of Detroit Cass Tech, as the prospect announced during a ceremony at his school his intentions of going to Ohio State...." February 04

  • Michigan will have at least one night football game; Michigan State, Ohio State possibilities

    Michigan Live "Michigan has a new athletic director, but it's not going to ease back on the night football game craze started by former AD Dave Brandon . Interim athletic director Jim Hackett said Sunday at halftime of the Michigan-Michigan State basketball game that the Wolverines will host at least one..." February 02

  • Report: Four-Star DB De-Commits From Ohio State, Will Not Sign With Buckeyes

    College Spun "Norland cornerback Carlton Davis committed to Ohio State in August, but had been entertaining Auburn heavily of late, officially visiting the Tigers last weekend and hosting several AU staffers at his home Tuesday. This morning, a report emerged from 247Sports’ Alex Gleitman that Davis reneged..." January 31

  • Ezekiel Elliott tops, OSU QB trio among early Heisman favorites

    College Football Talk "If you thought the third-string quarterback who helped propel Ohio State to a three-win postseason run that culminated in a national championship, and who eschewed early entry into the NFL draft, would be the current Heisman front-runner, you’d be wrong. Instead, it’s his backfield mate Ezekiel..." January 30

  • Braxton Miller at Ohio State rally: 'We've got another year'

    CBSSports.com "The biggest story surrounding Ohio State this offseason is the team's quarterback situation, particularly what the future holds for Braxton Miller. The former Heisman finalist who missed the entire 2014 season graduates this spring and could choose to transfer without having to sit out another..." January 25

  • Police: OSU player sent suicidal texts before death

    Detroit News "Police records show an Ohio State University athlete who had just gone through a breakup texted suicidal messages to his ex-girlfriend before he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Twenty-two-year-old wrestler and football scout team member Kosta Karageorge was found..." January 21