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  • Ohio State lands Ole Miss transfer CB Davison Igbinosun: What he brings to the Buckeyes

    The Athletic "Ohio State has added another major piece to its secondary from the transfer portal. Former Ole Miss cornerback Davison Igbinosun committed to the Buckeyes on Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know: Igbinosun entered the transfer portal on Jan. 18 after one year with..." January 31

  • Transfer QB Tristan Gebbia picks Ohio State

    Sportsnaut "Transfer quarterback Tristan Gebbia is headed to Ohio State, Rivals.com reported Tuesday. Gebbia last played at Oregon State, and it was reported when he entered the transfer portal earlier this montk that he’d be seeking a medical redshirt to give him eligibility for..." January 17

  • C.J. Stroud enters 2023 NFL draft

    Pro Football Talk "Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud is officially in the 2023 NFL draft. Despite some talk that he might stay in college another year, Stroud announced this morning that he will go to the NFL. Amid reports that Ohio State backers were making multimillion-dollar pitches to Stroud about..." January 16

  • CJ Stroud Being Offered An Insane Amount To Stay At Ohio State, Still Hasn’t Declared For NFL Draft

    Total Pro Sports "Ohio State football had plenty of great moments in 2022. Despite a disappointing finish while losing to Michigan and then falling just short against Georgia in the Peach Bowl – Ohio State haven’t really been too devastated by player departures. A number of draft-eligible..." January 13

  • TreVeyon Henderson’s bold claim should fire up Buckeyes fans

    Clutch Points "Ohio State football sophomore running back TreVeyon Henderson placed extremely high expectations on himself as he returns for another season as an Ohio State Buckeye, Columbus Dispatch Ohio State football beat writer Bill Rabinowitz wrote in a Friday article. “I know..." January 13

  • Ohio State OL Paris Johnson Jr. Commits to 2023 NFL Draft

    SI "Ohio State offensive tackle Paris Johnson, who earned consensus All-American honors in 2022, announced on Tuesday he will enter the NFL draft.  “It has always been a dream of mine since I committed to The Ohio State University to leave with both my degree and..." January 10

  • Ohio State ‘Peach Bowl Girl’ Has Been IDed After Going Viral On TikTok During Ohio State-Georgia Game

    BroBible "The Internet detectives have IDed Ohio State’s “Peach Bowl girl. On Saturday, a female Ohio State went viral after someone on TikTok made a video about her with the caption, “someone find me this girl from Ohio State for the love of God.” The Peach..." January 04

  • Ohio State's Noah Ruggles 'takes full responsibility' for missed field goal vs. Georgia, per mother

    Dispatch "Jackie Ruggles spoke out on behalf of her son Noah Tuesday morning. Noah Ruggles, Ohio State's kicker, missed a 50-yard field goal attempt wide left to secure Georgia's spot in the national championship against TCU with a 42-41 win against the Buckeyes. The..." January 03

  • College Football Playoff Expert Picks: Best Bets for TCU vs. Michigan & Ohio State vs. Georgia

    Sportsbook Review "College football will once again be on center stage on New Year's Eve. As bowl season nears its end, TCU will face Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl and Ohio State takes on Georgia in the Peach Bowl with the College Football Playoff deciding the 2023 National Championship matchup. Read on for our..." December 30

  • Ohio State's C.J. Stroud deals with social media negativity

    ESPN "As hard as Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud tried to avoid the negativity on social media and elsewhere after losing to Michigan last month, it was unavoidable. Stroud said during media day Thursday as the Buckeyes prepare for the College Football..." December 30

  • Georgia, Ohio State coaches not feeling added pressure

    ESPN "Georgia might be the defending champions and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff, but coach Kirby Smart said there's just as much pressure now as there was during his first season in 2016. "The standard doesn't change," Smart said Friday on the eve of..." December 30

  • Urban Meyer offers one big key for Ohio State against Georgia

    Larry Brown Sports "The Ohio State Buckeyes are regarded as clear underdogs for the College Football Playoff semi-final against Georgia, but Urban Meyer sees one thing the Buckeyes can do to improve their chances. Meyer was somewhat bullish about Ohio State’s capability of causing Georgia trouble,..." December 30

  • Why the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes can win first title since 2015

    CBS Sports "For about six days, Ohio State's odds to win the College Football Playoff National Championship were as long as they had been all season. A 45-23 home loss to No. 2 Michigan on Nov. 26 kick-started a week of devastation as coach Ryan Day and the Buckeyes saw..." December 29

  • Georgia QB Stetson Bennett Talks Challenges of Repeating as Champs Ahead of OSU Game

    Bleacher Report "Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett spoke Wednesday about the difficulty of repeating as national champions, noting the importance and difficulty of maintaining the hunger, drive and work ethic the second time around. "Good or bad, what they tell you, it's not true,"..." December 28

  • Ohio St. 'cool' with underdog role for CFP matchup vs. Georgia

    ESPN "Ohio State isn't often an underdog when it takes the field, and the Buckeyes seem to be embracing the fact that defending national champion Georgia is a betting favorite to beat them in Saturday's College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The..." December 28

  • Ohio State Commit Lincoln Kienholz Says Washington Would've Been Better for NIL Money

    Bleacher Report "As college football fans focus on the NCAA's name, image and likeness rules, Ohio State commit Lincoln Kienholz believes he left money on the table by signing with the Buckeyes. "I think Washington had better NIL than Ohio State," Kienholz said, per Lori..." December 26

  • Ohio State fandom — the line between perfection and terror

    The Athletic "There are two ways to view the previous month of Ohio State football if you’re a Buckeyes fan. It really just depends on your personality type and/or how you look at the world. So let’s begin this column with a question to determine what side of the fence you’re..." December 20

  • QB Dylan Raiola, No. 1 recruit in '24, decommits from Ohio State

    ESPN "Quarterback Dylan Raiola, the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2024 class, decommitted from Ohio State on Saturday. Raiola is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect from Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona. He's the top overall prospect and the No. 1 pocket-passing..." December 17

  • Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud fires back at Jaxon Smith-Njigba critics after the WR’s major CFP decision

    Clutch Points "The Ohio State Buckeyes will be without multiple players for their College Football Playoff semifinal clash against Georgia, including Jaxon Smith-Njigba. The all-around wideout announced earlier this month that after “consulting with doctors,” he opted that it was best to not..." December 15

  • 5-Star WR Jeremiah Smith Commits to Ohio State; No. 2 Recruit in Class of 2024

    Bleacher Report "5-star wide receiver Jeremiah Smith announced his intention to play for Ohio State on Wednesday. "What stood out to me the most was brotherhood and I could see it," Smith told Hayes Fawcett of On3. "It was obvious from the start with the players, with the..." December 15

  • 4-star QB Lincoln Kienholz flips commitment to Ohio State

    Sportsnaut "Lincoln Kienholz, a four-star quarterback in the 2023 class, announced Wednesday that he decommitted from Washington and will play at Ohio State instead, saying he was “very blessed with this opportunity.” Kienholz led T.F. Riggs High School of Pierre, S.D., to the state..." December 14

  • Strengths and Weaknesses of Each College Football Playoff Team

    Bleacher Report "We're all set for the College Football Playoff semifinals on Dec. 31 between Michigan and TCU (4 p.m. ET) and Georgia and Ohio State (8 p.m. ET). If Georgia can't capture its second consecutive title, it'll be because of a difficult draw. The Bulldogs are going up against..." December 12

  • Caleb Williams, C.J. Stroud, Max Duggan and Stetson Bennett named Heisman finalists

    The Athletic "Four quarterbacks — USC’s Caleb Williams, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, TCU’s Max Duggan and Georgia’s Stetson Bennett — are finalists for the 2022 Heisman Trophy. Here’s what you need to..." December 05

  • Ohio State's Jaxon Smith-Njigba headed to draft, out for CFP

    ESPN "Ohio State star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba is headed to the NFL draft and will not play in the College Football Playoff. "I want to be out there competing with my brothers more than anything," Smith-Njigba told ESPN on Monday. "The decision to turn pro..." December 05

  • Tulsa hiring Ohio State assistant Kevin Wilson as coach

    ESPN "Ohio State Buckeyes offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson has finalized a five-year deal to be Tulsa's next head football coach, a source told ESPN's Pete Thamel on Monday. Wilson, 61, spent five seasons on Ohio State's staff and helped establish the Buckeyes as an..." December 05

  • Georgia, Michigan, TCU, Ohio State top four teams in AP Top 25

    ESPN "Georgia, Michigan, TCU and Ohio State were the top four in the final Associated Press college football poll of the regular season. The Bulldogs (13-0) are No. 1 for the ninth straight week and 12th time this season in the AP Top 25. Georgia received 62..." December 05

  • USC's Pac-12 Title Loss Opens the Door for Ohio State in Top Four of CFB Playoff

    Bleacher Report "It wasn’t supposed to end like this. No, USC’s dream season was destined for something more. The (soon-to-be) Heisman-winning quarterback was supposed to carry his team to a conference championship in his first year on campus. A program that has been down for so..." December 03

  • Big Ten commissioner doubles down on Ohio State College Football Playoff take

    Clutch Points "Ohio State football is hoping to make the playoffs. They’ve enjoyed a successful 2022 season with the exception of last week’s home defeat at the hands of rival Michigan. But is there still hope for their College Football Playoff chances? Big Ten commissioner Kevin..." December 02

  • Rose Bowl 'Strongly Considering' Penn State Over Ohio State If OSU Misses CFP

    Bleacher Report "No. 5 Ohio State is listed ahead of No. 8 Penn State in the College Football Playoff rankings and has a head-to-head win over the Nittany Lions, but that reportedly won't stop the Rose Bowl from potentially passing on the Buckeyes even if given the opportunity to select..." November 30

  • Would Mike Vrabel Consider A Head Coaching Role With Ohio State?

    The Athletic "This probably won’t come until a year from now, after Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan throttles Ryan Day’s Ohio State for a third straight season and the fury of a fan base becomes the charge of an athletic director. But it will come, if Ohio State AD..." November 30

  • CFP Rankings: Michigan rises amid top 4 shakeup, Ohio State drops to No. 5

    The Score "The top four of the College Football Playoff rankings was shuffled on Tuesday with USC joining Georgia, Michigan, and TCU. The Wolverines moved up one spot to No. 2 after dispatching rival Ohio State in a dominating 45-23 win last weekend.  " November 29

  • Why Ohio State’s Michigan loss will cost CJ Stroud the Heisman Trophy

    Clutch Points "The final week of the 2022 college football regular season turned everything on its head. Top teams such as LSU, Clemson and Oregon lost in big upsets, definitively eliminating them from College Football Playoff contention. However, no result had a bigger impact than Ohio State’s lopsided..." November 29

  • QBs C.J. Stroud, Hendon Hooker, Caleb Williams finalists for Maxwell Award

    The Athletic "Quarterbacks C.J. Stroud (Ohio State), Caleb Williams (USC) and Hendon Hooker (Tennessee) are finalists for the Maxwell Award, given to the “player of the year” in college football, ESPN announced Tuesday, along with the rest of the National College..." November 29

  • Did a botched fake punt change game for Ohio State against Michigan?

    USA Today "Perhaps none of Ryan Day’s game management from Ohio State’s second straight loss to Michigan has drawn more scrutiny than a situation that occurred midway through the third quarter. While the Buckeyes were facing a fourth-and-5 at the Wolverines’..." November 29

  • Jim Harbaugh 'All Good' With Michigan Players Planting Flag on Ohio State Logo

    Bleacher Report "Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh had zero issues with his players running around the Ohio Stadium field waving a Michigan flag and then planting it at midfield following Saturday's 45-23 win over the Buckeyes. "I think there's already plenty of fuel to the..." November 27

  • Michigan's Blake Corum to attempt to play vs. Ohio State

    ESPN "Michigan star tailback Blake Corum is expected to attempt to play against Ohio State on Saturday, sources told ESPN, as an air of ambiguity hangs over his potential effectiveness because of a knee injury. Corum, one of the leading candidates for the Heisman..." November 26

  • Michigan can write next chapter in Ohio State rivalry by winning second straight in rare battle of unbeatens

    CBS Sports "Lloyd Carr cried. That was 16 years ago, the day after the former Michigan coach's beloved mentor, Bo Schembechler, had died. That was also the day before the 2006 Michigan-Ohio State game at The Shoe. The winner would advance to the BCS Championship Game. Ohio..." November 25

  • Why Ohio State deserves College Football Playoff berth even with loss to Michigan

    Clutch Points "The Ohio State Buckeyes are set to host their arch rival, the Michigan Wolverines, Saturday afternoon. It is the first time since 2006 that both teams enter this matchup undefeated. That means there is a lot on the line in this game. Ohio Stats is currently ranked 2nd in the College Football..." November 25

  • LeBron James gifts custom cleats to Ohio State ahead of rivalry game against Michigan

    CBS Sports "LeBron James may not be able to go to the marquee showdown between the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes and No. 3 Michigan Wolverines, but he will still make his presence felt. James, a longtime Ohio State fan, sent custom cleats to the Buckeyes. On Wednesday, the..." November 23

  • Ryan Day, Ohio State football out to avenge ‘scars’ from 2021 Michigan loss

    Clutch Points "Ohio State football suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of Michigan last season. Ryan Day is aiming to lead the Buckeyes to a rebound victory this year against their rival. Day commented on Ohio State’s motivation ahead of their upcoming clash with the Wolverines following..." November 22

  • Michigan vs Ohio State 2022: Preview, 3 bold predictions for The Game

    Sportsnaut "Saturday’s matchup marks the first time since the 2006 Michigan vs Ohio State game that both rivals are undefeated and land in the top four of the college football rankings. If that isn’t enough a spot in the College Football Playoff 2022-’23 and the Heisman..." November 21

  • Every team in the Big Ten should be rooting for Michigan in The Game

    The Athletic "The biggest game of rivalry week could signal the dawn of a new age in the Big Ten, or it could return the league to a mind-numbing status quo after an anomalous one-season hiatus. Michigan has a chance to change everything. Ohio State has a chance to ensure nothing changes. Sound..." November 21

  • Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud Headline 2022 Walter Camp Player of the Year Semifinalists

    Bleacher Report "Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud are among the semifinalists for the 2022 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. Here's the full list for the Walter Camp Football Foundation's watch list: Israel Abanikanda,..." November 17

  • Tennessee, Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson top first CFP rankings

    ESPN "Undefeated Tennessee earned the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff's initial Top 25 ranking Tuesday night, marking the first time in the program's history it cracked the top four, followed by No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Georgia and No...." November 02

  • J.T. Tuimoloau’s dominance isn’t a surprise to those who know him best

    The Athletic "Dominic Daste’s phone was ringing all Saturday afternoon. The head coach at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Wash., was spending his day at home with his two young children. The top-15 matchup between Ohio State and Penn State was on in the..." October 31

  • Ohio State’s insane feat will have Iowa fans shaking in their boots

    Clutch Points "The offenses for both the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Iowa Hawkeyes will be tested when the two Big Ten schools square off on Saturday. The C.J. Stroud-led Buckeyes offense is set to meet an Iowa defense that currently ranks third in all the FBS in points per game allowed this season..." October 20

  • Wildest coaching carousel ever? USC, Ohio State, Miami, Bama and the crucial 2000-01 cycle

    The Athletic "At the end of 2021, seven of the best jobs in college football became available at roughly the same time. USC, LSU, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Florida, Miami and Oregon hitting the market in one season was a remarkable occurrence, one without much recent..." October 13

  • Ohio St. expects Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Julian Fleming to play

    ESPN "Ohio State expects preseason All-America selection Jaxon Smith-Njigba and fellow wide receiver Julian Fleming to play this week against Toledo. Smith-Njigba, who led Ohio State with 1,606 receiving yards in 2021, suffered a hamstring injury early in the Sept. 3..." September 13

  • Ohio State's new offensive mindset and new defensive look has Buckeyes thinking big

    ESPN "Punt to win. In Ryan Day's football life, that phrase hasn't exactly held a prominent place. Consider that Day played quarterback for Chip Kelly at New Hampshire, oversaw the nation's highest scoring offense last year at Ohio State and has earned a reputation as a..." September 08

  • The formation of Marcus Freeman: How Ohio State shaped his Notre Dame blueprint

    The Athletic "Marcus Freeman knew he needed guidance. As he weighed the defensive coordinator positions at Notre Dame and LSU, Freeman also knew what calling Jim Tressel would mean in terms of getting it. There would be no turn-by-turn navigation, only questions on top of questions, his former..." August 31