Ohio State Rumors & News

  • Noah Spence Has An Appeal Hearing Scheduled For Nov. 25, Possible He Could Return This Season

    College Spun "Noah Spence, Ohio State’s talented but troubled defensive end, might be returning to the field at some point this season. The former All-Big Ten performer was suspended indefinitely by the conference in September after failing his second drug test in nine months. Spence, a would-be junior..." November 21

  • Report: Braxton Miller has no current plans for a transfer

    CBSSports.com "It's still November 2014, but there's already a clear winner for the honor of 2015's most intriguing quarterback situation. Take a bow, Ohio State, where current Heisman Trophy candidate J.T. Barrett has been exceptional -- as in, school record exceptional -- in replacing former Heisman Trophy..." November 19

  • Ohio State's Dontre Wilson has a broken foot

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State had a great weekend, beating Michigan State 49-37 in East Lansing, but there was some bad news to come from the win. Urban Meyer confirmed that Dontre Wilson broke his foot during the game and had surgery on the foot Sunday. There's no timetable for how long Wilson will be out, but..." November 10

  • Michigan State LB Says J.T. Barrett A “Way Better QB” Than Braxton Miller

    College Spun "Michigan State and Ohio State are set for a huge Big Ten game this Saturday, and for the first time in a long time, the Spartans won’t have to prepare for Buckeyes star quarterback Braxton Miller. Instead, given Miller’s season-ending right shoulder injury, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett will be..." November 05

  • Five-star QB Torrance Gibson commits to Ohio State over LSU, Miami

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After more than a year of ups and downs recruiting five-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage, Ohio State got the payoff when he announced his commitment to the Buckeyes on Monday afternoon. Rated by 247Sports the No. 3 athlete in the 2015 class, Gibson, who..." November 03

  • Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett: I plan on playing Saturday

    College Football Talk "Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was roughed up against Penn State’s defense last week, but he has the full intention of playing this weekend. Barrett was reported to have a sprained MCL after Ohio State’s double overtime victory at Penn State. “It would have to be something drastic that..." October 30

  • Ohio State RB Rod Smith dismissed, reportedly for failed drug test

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State running back Rod Smith has reportedly been dismissed from the Buckeyes program for a violation of team rules. According to the Columbus Dispatch, it was a failed drug test that resulted in Smith's dismissal. The school has not made an official announcement regarding the status of the..." October 28

  • Big Ten admits Ohio State should have been penalized on controversial field goal

    College Football Talk "I don’t know if Penn State head coach James Franklin has a dog, but if he does it undoubtedly got an earful about Big Ten officials last night. The Big Ten already admitted technical issues were to blame in Vonn Bell‘s interception that wasn’t but still somehow was. Now the league has said..." October 27

  • Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett has a sprained MCL

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State finds itself with another injured quarterback. On Monday Urban Meyer said that J.T. Barrett has a sprained MCL and will be limited in practice this week. Just how limited remains to be seen, but with a trip to East Lansing to face Michigan State looming in two weeks, it's important..." October 27

  • Four-star LB Jerome Baker flips from Florida Gators to Ohio State

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Even after four-star linebacker Jerome Baker committed to Florida over the summer, Urban Meyer couldn't accept that one of the best players in Ohio was leaving the state for college. So Meyer and his staff still pursued the Benedictine prospect, and on Tuesday evening it paid off. Baker..." October 23

  • Ohio State student who ran onto field loses full-ride scholarship

    Columbus Dispatch "The attorney for an Ohio State University student who ran onto the Ohio Stadium field during a football game on Saturday night said yesterday that his client has lost his full-ride scholarship because of the incident. Anthony J. Wunder, 21, hit the field in the second quarter of the game..." October 01

  • Meyer: When Miller returns, 'it's Braxton's team'

    Fox Sports Ohio "Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett is firmly entrenched as Ohio State's starting quarterback. For now. With Braxton Miller out for the season while recovering from a shoulder injury, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was asked Monday if he'd thought about "a good problem to have" if Miller returns to..." September 30

  • Grieving Bearcats head to Columbus for OSU game

    Cincinnati Enquirer "University of Cincinnati football players quietly boarded buses Friday afternoon for their trip north to play Ohio State, with the mood subdued after teammate Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore died Thursday. Kennedy-Palmore, a non-scholarship running back, was killed when a vehicle turned across two..." September 26

  • WR Johnnie Dixon fourth Ohio State Buckeyes freshman lost to season-ending injury

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State freshman receiver Johnnie Dixon is done for the year because he needs surgery on both knees, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said on his radio show Thursday. "He's so talented," Meyer said, "but he's been hurt really since his junior year of high school. We're expecting him to be fresh..." September 26

  • Spence apologizes, pledges to get healthy

    Columbus Dispatch "Noah Spence knows his football career is at a crossroads, being suspended for a second time in nine months due to a positive test for traces of the drug Ecstasy, but this morning the Ohio State defensive end’s mind was on contrition. “I want to apologize to my family, Ohio State’s coaching..." September 14

  • Alexander Chooses Ohio State

    247Sports "Athlete A.J. Alexander (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) just publicly committed to Ohio State over Wisconsin. Alexander told his teammates and coaches he committed to the Buckeyes prior to tonight’s kickoff against Fairfax, Va./Robinson. “Just like Wisconsin, Ohio State provided a great..." September 14

  • Ohio State DE Noah Spence suspended, reportedly over drug test

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State announced Friday that junior defensive end Noah Spence will not return to action as expected against Kent State on Saturday due to "a university and Big Ten conference rule violation" that has rendered him ineligible. Spence had been suspended for three games late last season after..." September 13

  • Chad Lindsay, an Alabama transfer, to end football career with Buckeyes because of injury

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State added depth to its offensive line in a big way during the summer when it landed graduate transfer Chad Lindsay from Alabama. Now that depth is gone. Lindsay, a fifth-year senior, announced in a statement he personally sent to the media Monday evening that his football career has..." September 09

  • Notre Dame, Ohio State set home and home series

    Chicago Tribune "With Notre Dame set to square off in its series finale against Michigan this weekend, Notre Dame announced a home-and-home with the Wolverines' biggest rival -- Ohio State. The Irish and Buckeyes will play two games -- a Sept. 3, 2022 matchup in Columbus and Sept. 23, 2023 at Notre Dame..." September 04

  • Ohio State tight end Marcus Baugh suspended for Buckeyes' first two games for 'stuff'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State tight end Marcus Baugh has been in and out of trouble since he arrived in Columbus as part of the Buckeyes' 2013 recruiting class. He's in it right now. Baugh didn't make the trip to Baltimore for the Buckeyes' 34-17 win over Navy on Saturday, and coach Urban Meyer said it was..." September 02

  • Ohio State's fine with frosh J.T. Barrett at QB; Urban Meyer makes it so

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State doesn't need Braxton Miller to earn a spot in college football's four-team playoff. Would he help? Well, duh. With Braxton Miller, the Buckeyes were a final-four favorite. Without him? They can get there anyway, and this is why: Braxton Miller, contrary to what you've been reading..." August 26

  • Braxton Miller named captain, surgery set for Tuesday

    New York Times "Overlooking the bustle of Olentangy River Road, on the outskirts of Ohio State’s sprawling campus, an electronic billboard burns bright with the words “Get Better No. 5.” Additional context for this message is unnecessary in football-crazed Columbus. It is more or less a get-well card from..." August 25

  • Ohio State has dealt with losing Heisman candidates before

    Sporting News - NCAAF "A lot of Ohio State fans spent Tuesday afternoon clicking or tapping refresh, looking for any updates on star quarterback Braxton Miller. Miller suffered a season-ending shoulder injury Monday, which then led to a lot of Google searching on backup quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale..." August 20

  • Ohio State QB Braxton Miller to miss entire season

    NFL.com "Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to miss the 2014 season after re-injuring his right (throwing) shoulder at practice on Monday. Considered a Heisman Trophy candidate after a stellar junior year in which the Buckeyes went undefeated in the regular season, Mille's absence..." August 19

  • Report: Ohio State QB Braxton Miller re-injures shoulder

    USA Today "Braxton Miller, Ohio State's senior quarterback and a Heisman Trophy candidate, has re-injured his right shoulder and may miss the 2014 season, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Miller had surgery on the shoulder in February after injuring it on the first drive of Ohio State's Orange Bowl..." August 19

  • Frank Epitropoulos leaves the Ohio State football team

    Land-Grant Holy Land "One of the members of Urban Meyer's inaugural recruiting class has decided to leave the football team to focus on academics. A year removed from a lack of certainty about what even what position his future would hold (admittedly somewhat tongue in cheek given the situation at punter and his..." August 13

  • Ex-Ohio St. QB Pryor 'wrong' for infractions

    ESPN.com "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor said Tuesday he was wrong when he broke NCAA rules while playing for Ohio State, but he supports the recent federal court decision giving college athletes the rights to sell their names and likenesses. "I'm glad they did that," Pryor said on 710 ESPN..." August 12

  • Three-star Florida safety Carlton Davis commits to Ohio State

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State picked a verbal commitment from three-star safety Carlton Davis of Miami (Fla.) Norland on Monday evening, according to Scout.com's Corey Bender. Davis hasn't yet been rated by Rivals.com, but he's clearly a coveted prospect considering his offer list. Before committing to the..." August 12

  • Report: Ohio State DL Dylan Thompson out for 2-3 months with fractured kneecap

    Land-Grant Holy Land "The freshman defensive lineman will reportedly be on the shelf to start the season. After a stellar high school career that ended with multiple major college offers and the recognition that comes with being one of the best prep players in Illinois, freshman defensive lineman Dylan Thompson was..." August 12

  • Ohio State freshman LB Kyle Berger says he's torn his ACL again

    Land-Grant Holy Land "According to freshman linebacker Kyle Berger, he's torn his ACL a second time. Per the player himself, Ohio State freshman linebacker Kyle Berger has torn his ACL again. The same injury had cut his final season playing high school football short before it ever even began. Berger was projected..." August 12

  • Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott had wrist surgery

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott underwent surgery on his left wrist Saturday, but the good news is that he's not expected to miss much time at all. According to the school, Elliott suffered the injury during practice on Friday, but he's expected to be back practicing with the team..." August 09

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Ohio State defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle back on Buckeyes' roster after charges reduced

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle is back on the Ohio State football roster, a team spokesman confirmed as the Buckeyes opened preseason camp Monday. Sprinkle had been dismissed from the team this summer after initially facing serious charges stemming from a bar brawl in Lorain. But..." August 05

  • Former Buckeye lineman files for waiver to play for Akron in 2014

    College Football Talk "A former Ohio State offensive lineman is hoping for a shot at more playing time at a new football home. If the NCAA helps him out, he will be allowed to play right away this season. Tommy Brown has decided to transfer to Akron, a transfer that brings him closer to home. Cleveland.com reports..." August 04

  • Ohio State lineman Tracy Sprinkle pleads no contest to bar-fight charge

    Columbus Dispatch "Former Ohio State defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle pleaded no contest today in Lorain Municipal Court to a reduced charge of failure to comply for his part in a bar fight earlier this month. Sprinkle’s attorney, Michael Duff, told The Dispatch that the redshirt freshman is “very optimistic”..." July 31

  • Urban Meyer: 'I still don't get' why Tim Tebow is out of NFL

    NFL.com "NFL training camps are in full bloom and Tim Tebow is still waiting for a team to call him. He's going on a year of being out of the league, and Urban Meyer says he doesn't understand why that's the case for the QB he coached to stardom at Florida. "I still don't get that part of it," Meyer..." July 29

  • Defensive end Tracy Sprinkle suspended after arrest

    Columbus Dispatch "Ohio State football player Tracy Sprinkle is facing charges of cocaine possession, rioting and failure to disperse following a massive bar fight in northeastern Ohio early yesterday, which police described as a riot. Sprinkle, a 19-year-old backup defensive end, is from Elyria, near Lorain. He..." July 07

  • Ex-Ohio State DE Jamal Marcus announces transfer to Akron

    CBSSports.com "Former Ohio State defensive end Jamal Marcus announced on his Instagram feed this week that he will transfer to nearby Akron to play for coach Terry Bowden and the Zips. "Everything in life whether good or bad I feel are life lessons that God places on us to help us become better and wiser men..." July 05

  • Ohio State receiver Devin Smith rolled his car in accident on Sunday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State senior receiver Devin Smith rolled his car in an accident on Sunday morning, according to the Canton Repository. A former Massillon star, Smith has written on his Twitter account since the accident, apparently in appreciation of making it through the accident OK. According to the..." July 03

  • Justin Hilliard, Jashon Cornell pledge

    ESPN.com "Ohio State gained commitments from five-star prospects Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell on Wednesday. The ESPN 300 prospects announced their decisions live on ESPN.com. They give the Buckeyes their first five-star commitments for the 2015 class. Hilliard, the No. 13 prospect, is the second..." July 02

  • Ohio State picks up oral commitments from prospects Tyler Gerald and Denzel Ward

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State picked up two oral commitments from two separate classes on Thursday afternoon, one from 2016 offensive tackle Tyler Gerald of Portsmouth (Ohio) Sciotoville East and one from 2015 Macedonia (Ohio) Nardonia cornerback Denzel Ward. Ward is best known for his speed, and he told..." June 19

  • Four-star quarterback Deondre Francois cancels his unofficial visit to Ohio State

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On Tuesday morning, four-star quarterback Deondre Francois of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy was set to take an unofficial visit to Ohio State on Wednesday. By the evening, Francois' visit was cancelled. Rated by Rivals.com the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback in the 2015 class, Francois was on a..." June 17

  • Grant Schmidt commits to Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Ohio State lands their fifth commitment in South Dakota native Grant Schmidt. Two days, two commitments for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. Land-Grant Holy Land has confirmed Sioux Falls (SD) Roosevelt offensive tackle Grant Schmidt has committed to Ohio State, almost immediately after learning..." June 10

  • Texas Tech lands former Ohio State LB Mike Mitchell

    CBSSports.com "Once a top-30 national recruit signed to Ohio State, linebacker Mike Mitchell will rebuild his collegiate career in Lubbock. Mitchell on Friday told Texas Tech he will transfer to the Red Raiders, according to a source. Mitchell was in Lubbock as part of his second visit to the..." May 30

  • Joe Burrow commits to Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Ohio State has a quarterback for the 2015 recruiting class. Ohio State has their first quarterback commit for the 2015 recruiting class – but it probably isn't who you expected. In a bit of a surprise, three-star 247Sports Composite quarterback Joe Burrow has pledged to the Buckeyes, per his..." May 27

  • Ohio State defensive end Jamal Marcus will transfer

    Columbus Dispatch "Backup defensive end Jamal Marcus will transfer from Ohio State, a high-level OSU source told The Dispatch this afternoon. Marcus, a redshirt junior, had missed time during spring practice because of academic struggles, an issue that persisted. Contrary to an Internet report, Marcus was not..." May 27

  • Jim Tressel chosen as president of Youngstown State University

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio - Jim Tressel will be the next president of Youngstown State University. YSU's board of trustees voted unanimously today to offer the position of president to Tressel, executive vice president for student success at the University of Akron. The appointment is not final until contract..." May 09

  • Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel says he is done with coaching

    SI.com "Former Ohio State head football Jim Tressel says he never plans to coach again even though he won more than 70 percent of his games during a four-decade coaching career. Tressel currently is a candidate for university president at Youngstown State and the Akron. Tressel, 61, resigned in 2011..." May 06

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • Bradley Roby charged with operating car under the influence

    NFL.com "Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby was cited Sunday for operating a vehicle while under the influence, according to a report from WBNS-TV in Columbus. Court documents obtained by the TV station show the incident with Roby occurred April 20, and he has a court date set for..." April 25

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