Ohio State Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Solicitation charge dropped against Ohio State football player Adolphus Washington

    Columbus Dispatch "A misdemeanor solicitation charge against Ohio State University defensive tackle Adolphus Washington was dismissed today. Washington pleaded guilty to the charge on Jan. 19 in Franklin County Municipal Court, under an agreement that it would be dismissed if he completed a program known as..." February 23

  • Urban Meyer is not on board with the idea of an early signing period

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State flipped four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins of Potomac (Md.) The Bullis School and four-star linebacker Keandre Jones of Olney (Md.) Good Counsel from their commitments to Maryland on the same day. The Buckeyes also got a commitment from four-star wide receiver Binjimen Victor of..." February 14

  • Ohio State RB Warren Ball to graduate transfer to Akron, per report

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Ohio State running back Warren Ball will play his last year of college football at Akron, according to George Thomas of the Beacon Journal. He is set to earn his degree in Columbus, but still has one year of eligibility remaining; a year with the Zips could give the running back enough touches to..." February 12

  • Ohio State's Joey Bosa could be the next Von Miller

    Fox Sports - College Football "As Denver Broncos Super Bowl MVP Von Miller reminded us yet again, there's perhaps no more impactful player on a football field than an unstoppable pass-rusher -- more so even than a star quarterback like Cam Newton. As NFL teams turn their attention toward this spring's draft they'll..." February 09

  • Ohio State WR Corey Smith granted 6th year of eligibility, Urban Meyer confirms

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State coach Urban Meyer confirmed on his National Signing Day radio show that receiver Corey Smith has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. Smith suffered a broken leg last year against Indiana and missed the final eight games of the season, including the Fiesta Bowl win..." February 04

  • Meyer eyeing Harbaugh's recruiting stunts, but no plans to copy them

    ESPN "Urban Meyer has taken notice of the recruiting tactics of his new rival after a full year of competing head to head with Michigan's Jim Harbaugh. Just don't expect the Buckeyes coach to copy them and start sleeping over at the houses of recruits, climbing trees or taking his shirt off at..." February 02

  • Four-star athlete Jordan Fuller picks Ohio State

    Michigan Live "Jordan Fuller won't be in Michigan's recruiting class. But Michigan will still see plenty of him over the next four years. Fuller, a four-star athlete/defensive back from Old Tappan High School in New Jersey announced his commitment to Ohio State on Monday evening. Michigan had been..." February 02

  • Ohio State 4-Star QB Commit Dwayne Haskins Says “No One Will Stop Me” From The Heisman Trophy

    College Spun "Dwayne Haskins Jr. has only been committed to Ohio State for a couple weeks, but the Buckeyes’ four-star quarterback pledge already has some big plans for his time in Columbus. He plans on competing for a Heisman Trophy, for example. “No one will stop me” from earning the opportunity to..." January 26

  • Keyshon Camp, a DT who was just offered by Ohio State, announces decommitment from USC

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A few hours before five-star defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence of Monroe (La.) Neville committed to LSU over Ohio State on Friday, the Buckeyes offered another defensive tackle. That prospect was four-star defensive tackle Keyshon Camp of Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson. At the time 6-foot-4,..." January 25

  • Ohio State football player Adolphus Washington pleads guilty to solicitation

    Columbus Dispatch "Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of soliciting for prostitution. If he completes a program known as "John school" before his sentencing date of Feb. 16 , the charge will be dismissed in Franklin County Municipal Court, his attorney..." January 19

  • 4-star QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. flips to Ohio State, spurns Maryland

    The Score "Ohio State has landed coveted four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. for its 2016 class. A former Maryland commit, he flipped to Ohio State on Monday. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound pocket passer said in a lengthy letter that he's always wanted to be a Buckeye." January 19

  • Surprise Ohio State visitor Keandre Jones reportedly flips from Maryland to the Buckeyes

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State had a surprise official visitor this weekend in four-star linebacker Keandre Jones of Olney (Md.) Good Counsel. And now, according to Scott Greene of Terrapin Nation in the Rivals recruiting network, Jones has flipped his verbal commitment from Maryland to Ohio State. Ohio State..." January 18

  • Coconut Creek's Binjimen Victor commits to Ohio State

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Coconut Creek receiver Binjimen Victor has committed to Ohio State, the senior announced on Monday afternoon. “Going through this process was very tough for me but at the end of the day I can only further my college career at one school,” Victor wrote on Twitter. “For the next four years I will..." January 18

  • Braxton Miller felt underutilized by Ohio State during senior season

    The Score "Braxton Miller's debut as a wide receiver in 2015 was as explosive as they come, with the former star quarterback catching three balls for 79 yards and a touchdown, while also adding a spin move for the ages against Virginia Tech. Despite the jaw-dropping start, the former Big 10 offensive..." January 15

  • OSU loses another underclassman, WR Michael Thomas, to NFL draft

    ESPN "The list of Ohio State players leaving eligibility on the table to head to the NFL continues to grow, and wide receiver Michael Thomas is the latest to add his name. The redshirt junior, who led the Buckeyes in receptions and touchdown catches last season, is now the eighth underclassmen to..." January 05

  • Maurice Clarett arrested for OVI after refusing blood-alcohol test

    Fox Sports "Former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired (OVI) as well as a turn signal violation in central Ohio on Sunday. According to municipal court records, Clarett was pulled over in Morrow County, which is north of Columbus, by highway patrol...." January 05

  • Buckeyes' Darron Lee opts for draft

    ESPN "Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee is the latest Buckeyes player to announce his intentions to enter the NFL draft. The third-year sophomore posted on Twitter on Saturday that he will forgo his final two seasons in Columbus." January 03

  • Ohio State star Joey Bosa ejected from Fiesta Bowl for targeting after hit on Notre Dame QB

    New York Daily News "Ohio State’s NFL-bound defensive end Joey Bosa was ejected from the Fiesta Bowl in the first quarter for targeting. The penalty came when Bosa lowered his head and hit Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer in the midsection with the crown of his helmet with 5:26 left in the first quarter. The..." January 01

  • Urban Meyer: Joey Bosa, Cardale Jones, Ezekiel Elliott to enter draft

    ESPN "Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa was keeping his future plans a secret until after the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl, but his coach may have spoiled it one day early. On Thursday morning, Urban Meyer named the star junior and potential No. 1 overall NFL draft pick among the players who had already..." December 31

  • Buckeyes' Urban Meyer reiterates lack of interest in jump to NFL

    ESPN "At least one NFL team reached out recently to gauge Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's interest in leaving the college level. But Meyer isn't going anywhere. Meyer wouldn't identify the NFL team that had contacted him about a potential job, but he confirmed there had been interest in him as a..." December 31

  • Cardale Jones confirms he’ll enter 2016 NFL Draft

    Pro Football Talk "Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones told reporters Wednesday he is not transferring and will enter the 2016 NFL Draft. Jones is a 23-year old junior. After helping the Buckeyes win the national championship last season, he consulted the NFL’s underclass advisory committee and eventually held a..." December 30

  • Ezekiel Elliott says he didn't know license was suspended

    ESPN "Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott said he wasn't aware his driver's license had been suspended, an issue that resulted in citations tied to his minor car accident before the team's departure for the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl. In his first public comments since the incident, the star junior..." December 29

  • Ezekiel Elliott cited for car crash, per report

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Though details are scarce at this point, former Columbus area attorney Craig Calcaterra reports Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was cited in a "car crash" before the team's flight to Phoenix yesterday. Calcaterra, a currently non-practicing lawyer, is the lead baseball writer at..." December 28

  • 4-star QB Tristen Wallace flips to Oregon from Ohio State

    The Score "Ohio State's loss is Oregon's win, as four-star quarterback Tristen Wallace has flipped his commitment to the Ducks." December 14

  • Greg Schiano expected to join Ohio State as defensive coordinator

    ESPN "Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano is expected to become the defensive coordinator at Ohio State, a source told ESPN Insider Adam Schefter. Schiano would replace Chris Ash, who was introduced as head coach at Rutgers earlier this week. Schiano also would be named associate head..." December 12

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