Ohio State Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Noah Spence to Transfer to Eastern Kentucky

    Football Insiders "A source close to the situation has told Football Insiders that former Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence will transfer to Eastern Kentucky for his senior season. This comes as a bit of a surprise as Noah Spence announced that he was entering the NFL draft back in November." January 20

  • Braxton Miller still a Buckeye, at least for the spring semester

    College Football Talk "Despite plenty of transfer rumors swirling around for the past couple of months now, Braxton Miller is still on campus at Ohio State. Miller is currently enrolled in classes for the spring semester in Columbus, according to Columbus Dispatch reporter Tim May. Miller graduated in December...." January 20

  • Cardale Jones says press conference wasn’t his idea

    Larry Brown Sports "Almost everything about the press conference Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones held on Thursday was strange. From his tweet earlier in the day to the shirt he wore as he strolled to the podium, most people thought it was obvious that Jones would be declaring for the NFL Draft. Instead, Jones..." January 17

  • J.T. Barrett's high school coach takes a shot at Texas

    CBSSports.com "Urban Meyer currently finds himself with the kind of problem just about every football coach, whether in college or the NFL, would be happy to have: he has three very good quarterbacks. That number may dwindle to two by the time next season rolls around depending on what Braxton Miller decides to..." January 16

  • Ohio State's Cardale Jones expected to announce NFL Draft decision Thursday

    SB Nation "Redshirt sophomore Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones will hold a press conference Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, according to officials from Jones' high school. Jones, who entered the season as the Buckeyes' third-string quarterback, won the national title Monday in his third career start and is..." January 15

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  • NCAA Championship Game Gives ESPN Record 33 Million Viewers

    The Hollywood Reporter "After breaking records with the first round of the College Football Playoff, the NCAA (and cable) hit new highs on Monday night. A record 33.3 million viewers tuned in to ESPN's coverage of the championship game between Oregon and Ohio State. All told, the debut of the College Football Playoff..." January 14

  • Urban Meyer promised to get an Ohio State tattoo

    Larry Brown Sports "If Ohio State was unable to shut down Oregon’s offense and lost to the Ducks in the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night, there would be one tiny silver lining for Urban Meyer — he wouldn’t have to get a tattoo. According to Buckeyes tight end Jeff Heuerman, Meyer promised his players..." January 13

  • Ohio State the early betting favorite in 2015

    College Football Talk "Fresh off a national championship, Ohio State is already being labeled the team to beat in 2015. The Buckeyes were given the best odds to win next year’s national championship Tuesday morning by Bovada, at 6/1." January 13

  • OSU's Cardale Jones considering NFL jump

    NFL.com "Cardale Jones' smile was contagious as a Gatorade bath splashed down on head coach Urban Meyer following Ohio State's emphatic 42-20 win over Oregon in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday night. The quarterback's meteoric rise from third-stringer to starting..." January 13

  • #1 running back Kareem Walker commits to Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Here's something you probably didn't expect: Urban Meyer, Mark Pantoni, and the Ohio State recruiting braintrust just reeled in a big fish. 30 minutes into the national title game. Receiving their second commitment of the day, OSU received news that the number one running back in the class of..." January 13

  • Ohio State caps amazing run with inaugural CFP Championship

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cardale Jones kept dropping back. And kept dropping back. And kept dropping back. Oregon linebacker Tyson Coleman kept pursuing, and Jones dropped the ball. It was a near mirror image of a fumble the Ducks forced against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston in the Rose Bowl. That turnover..." January 13

  • Oregon-Ohio St. on pace for most bets ever

    ESPN.com "The excitement generated by the first College Football Playoff has bubbled over to the betting window. Heading into game day, the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T between Oregon and Ohio State was on pace to be the most heavily bet college football game ever at..." January 12

  • Oregon-Ohio State is cheapest national title ticket in recent years

    CBSSports.com "Ticket prices to the first College Football Playoff championship game continued to drop Monday, likely turning Oregon-Ohio State into the cheapest ticket in recent national title history. In the hours leading up to kickoff, Oregon-Ohio State tickets were being sold on StubHub at an average..." January 12

  • LeBron's Beats gift to Buckeyes and Ducks not violation

    ESPN.com "Ohio State players received a boost from one of their biggest, and arguably most famous, fans Saturday. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James helped gift each member of the Ohio State team Beats By Dre headphones ahead of Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship Presented..." January 11

  • Ohio State National Champions Shirt Is Already Available On Amazon

    College Spun "How confident are you about Monday night’s national championship game, Ohio State fans? Those who believe the Buckeyes will win with no doubts can get a jump on buying some national champion gear. Amazon is already selling an Ohio State 2015 National Champs long sleeve shirt." January 11

  • Ohio State to hire Tim Beck

    ESPN.com "Ohio State plans to add former Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck to its coaching staff after the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, a source told ESPN. Beck is expected to replace former Buckeyes offensive coordinator Tom Herman, who will become Houston's..." January 11

  • Too much of a good thing at Ohio State: Who starts next year at QB?

    USA Today "Perhaps the most fitting measure of the absurdity of Ohio State's quarterback situation came with a question, put to current starter Cardale Jones, about his future. How much thought, someone asked Tuesday, had he given to maybe, you know, declaring early for the NFL Draft? Jones is 22, a..." January 08

  • Darnell Dockett tries to recruit Braxton Miller to Florida State

    Larry Brown Sports "Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett played his college ball at Florida State and wants nothing but the best for his alma mater. Sometimes he even acts as an unofficial recruiting coordinator. Like the rest of the sports world, Dockett learned Wednesday that Seminoles quarterback..." January 08

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