Ohio State Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Position isn’t the only thing Braxton Miller is changing

    College Football Talk "Ohio State’s Braxton Miller will without much doubt be one of the more intriguing players to follow around this season, whether by drone or just through the miracle of television. If you are looking for him on the playing field at any point though, you will not see Miller wearing his familiar No...." August 10

  • Former Michigan State commit Gavin Cupp commits to Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "A week and change after attending the annual Ohio State Friday Night Lights camp and having his scholarship pulled by Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans coaching staff, former MSU pledge Gavin Cupp is now a Buckeye. Accepting his offer from the Buckeyes shortly after receiving his..." August 05

  • 4-Star Safety Isaiah Pryor Commits To Ohio State, Is 9th Blue Chip Player In Buckeyes’ 2017 Class

    College Spun "Ohio State’s 2016 class is pretty, pretty good. After locking up five-star Nick Bosa, Ohio State took over the No. 1 spot in 247Sports‘ composite rankings. The Buckeyes’ 2017 class may trump it. It is July 27, 2015, and the Buckeyes just grabbed a 10th 2017 commit, nine of whom are four or five..." July 27

  • Braxton Miller a quarterback first, his dad says

    Columbus Dispatch "Braxton Miller’s father told The Dispatch on Thursday night that his son still considers himself a quarterback first and the reported move to hybrid receiver is merely a backup plan. Sports Illustrated reported on Thursday night that Miller will switch to H-back because his surgically repaired..." July 24

  • Ohio State’s Braxton Miller will change positions from QB to wide receiver

    SI - College Football "The idea of switching to wide receiver first came to Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller in April, when he discussed it with strength coach Mickey Marotti. In May, he brought up the possibility to coach Urban Meyer and the two began watching film of star wide receivers together. Later that..." July 24

  • Cardale Jones fires back at Ohio State fan on Twitter

    ESPN "Cardale Jones still isn't filtering his thoughts, and the Ohio State quarterback also isn't taking kindly to anybody suggesting that he should. After going on Twitter to express his feelings about social issues Thursday morning, Jones was clearly bothered by a suggestion he should "worry about..." July 24

  • Five-star DE Nick Bosa commits to Ohio State

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Five-star defensive end Nick Bosa, the younger brother of standout Joey Bosa, committed to Ohio State on Thursday. Bosa, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound strong-side defensive end at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), announced his decision on Twitter. He visited Florida and Florida..." July 23

  • Winton Woods 2017 DL Jerron Cage commits to Ohio State

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Winton Woods junior defensive lineman Jerron Cage verbally committed to Ohio State today, according to Winton Woods coach Andre Parker. Cage, who is 6 feet 3 and 285 pounds, told Cincinnati.com on Monday he planned to commit to the Buckeyes. Cage is the second area player to verbally commit..." July 22

  • Les Miles 'would've loved' it if Braxton Miller transferred to LSU

    CBS Sports "As we inch closer to the 2015 season there are still plenty of questions surrounding LSU's starting quarterback, but there's at least one answer that Les Miles would have like to already have. Miles was on ESPN Monday morning, and during an interview he was asked a question about graduate..." July 20

  • Ohio State's Braxton Miller on remaining a Buckeye: 'My son is going to come here one day'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Braxton Miller is leaving for California. At least that's what he was about to do late Tuesday morning as he joined Cardale Jones, Joshua Perry and Ezekiel Elliott in preparing to fly from Columbus to Los Angeles to represent the Ohio State football team at the ESPYs on Wednesday. And Miller..." July 14

  • Report: Jay Paterno stumped for job on Urban Meyer's Ohio State staff

    Fox Sports - College Football "Jay Paterno, Ohio State assistant? A letter has surfaced indicating Paterno, the son of the long-time Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, wrote to Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer last winter to express interest in a job on Meyer's staff. Here is what Paterno wrote, courtesy of..." July 14

  • Braxton Miller: 'This is where I started ... this is where I’m going to finish'

    Columbus Dispatch "While Braxton Miller still has a little ways to go on his goal to play quarterback again at Ohio State, he said today there is little doubt that road would lead him back to the Buckeyes for his final season. “I’m from Ohio, this is my home state,” Miller said. “This is where I started and this..." July 10

  • Former Ohio State recruit signs paperwork with UGA

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Mirko Jurkovic is one step closer to becoming an official member of UGA’s 2015 football recruiting class. Jurkovic, who signed with Ohio State last February but was not admitted,, told the AJC on Wednesday that he signed his financial aid papers with UGA. “It’s a lot of weight off the..." July 09

  • Braxton Miller affirms plan to stay at Ohio State, source says

    ESPN "Braxton Miller has affirmed his plan to stay at Ohio State and will continue to focus on rehabilitation and recovery from shoulder surgery, a source close to the quarterback told ESPN's Joe Schad on Thursday. Miller, the Big Ten offensive player of the year in 2012 and '13, tweeted Wednesday..." July 03

  • Kirby Smart says Alabama 'did not respect' Ohio State quarterbacks

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Kirby Smart believes Alabama learned a much-needed lesson after its 42-35 loss to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinals: Respect every player, no matter where they are listed on the scouting report. The Crimson Tide's defensive coordinator told 680 The Fan in Atlanta that the..." July 03

  • Report: Braxton Miller to announce his plans next week

    CBS Sports "Sound the Speculation Siren! Braxton Miller is sending cryptic text messages to reporters! Yes, on the same day that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer gave an update saying both Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett were nearing full health, Miller was having a conversation of his own, and it was rather..." July 02

  • J.T. Barrett's dad: Ohio State's QB job belongs to Braxton Miller

    NFL.com "J.T. Barrett's dad has a definite opinion on the Ohio State quarterback situation -- and it might not be the take you expect. Joe Barrett, whose son accounted for a Big Ten single-season record 45 touchdowns last season, told The Columbus Dispatch that the starting job should belong to Braxton..." June 29

  • Lou Holtz's house destroyed after fire, Urban Meyer's floods

    CBS Sports "In the early hours of Sunday morning, about 50 firefighters were dispatched to deal with a two-alarm fire at the Florida home of legendary college football coach Lou Holtz. The fire was reportedly caused by a lightning strike and, as you can see in the video below, the house sustained severe..." June 24

  • Glenville's Marcelys Jones transferring from Ohio State to Kentucky, per report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Marcelys Jones quickly found a new home. One day after it was confirmed Jones was leaving the Ohio State football program, Matt Jones of KentuckySportsRadio.com has reported that Marcelys Jones will transfer to Kentucky. Jones, a sophomore from Glenville High School, played in just two games..." June 23

  • Marcelys Jones leaving Buckeyes football program

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State sophomore offensive lineman and Glenville High School product Marcelys Jones has decided the leave the Buckeyes football program. An Ohio State spokesperson and Glenville football coach Ted Ginn Sr. confirmed the news to Northeast Ohio Media Group on Thursday. "It was a shocker to..." June 19

  • Cardale Jones happy with decision to return to school

    Fox Sports Ohio "It's been a few months since Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones made his decision to return to school after leading the Buckeyes to a national champion in his first there career starts. According to ESPN.com, after looking back on his decision, if had the choice again Jones still believes..." June 16

  • Former Buckeye Jamel Dean forced to sit out first year at Auburn

    ESPN "The saga continues. Jamel Dean signed with Ohio State and enrolled in January only to find out that he wouldn’t be medically cleared to play for the Buckeyes. It was a difficult blow for the ESPN 300 cornerback, but after a second opinion that he could indeed further his playing career, it..." June 15

  • Offensive line recruit Mirko Jurkovic Jr. won't enroll at Ohio State as Buckeyes head toward scholarship number

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Buckeyes are heading toward their number. Two months after the Northeast Ohio Media group explained how Ohio State knew it would get to 85 scholarship players for this season, the incoming freshmen class will report to school in Columbus this weekend. And one move that Ohio State has..." June 15

  • Sources Say Braxton Miller Cleared For Full Activity

    247 Sports "Sources close to Ohio State have informed Bucknuts/247Sports that Buckeyes' QB Braxton Miller has been fully cleared to throw the football as of this past Monday (June 8) with no limitations on his surgically repaired shoulder. The news comes on the heels of reports that Miller had a "minor..." June 12

  • Cardale Jones: I”m Still The 3rd String QB

    Black Sports Online "In the words of Ric Flair, “to be the man, you have to beat the man.” Cardale Jones has the best three game run of any quarterback in history, after claiming a Big Ten title in his starting debut — followed by consecutive big time upsets against Alabama and Oregon, leading the Buckeyes to the..." June 10

  • Who does Las Vegas think is the favorite to win the Buckeyes QB job?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The biggest story heading into the 2015 college football season is who is going to emerge as Ohio State's starting quarterback. So of course you can bet on it. And the odds give you an interesting window into the unanswerable question right now: Who is the favorite? According to Las..." June 01

  • Is QB Braxton Miller loyal or misguided for staying at Ohio State?

    CBS Sports "Braxton Miller staying at Ohio State qualifies as one of the biggest news nuggets of the offseason. Or, really, any offseason. Try to recall the last time a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year advanced to the draft not having played much at all his final two seasons. That's a..." June 01

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