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  • Justin Fields officially named starting QB at Ohio State

    Yahoo! Sports "A piece of news that seemed inevitable is now official: Justin Fields is Ohio State’s starting quarterback. Ryan Day, entering his first season as OSU’s head coach, announced Monday that Fields, the high-profile transfer from Georgia, will lead the offense when..." August 19

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Ohio State Is Actually Trying To Trademark The Word ‘The’ In Front Of Its Name

    Uproxx "Trademarks are often a messy business, especially in sports. For every Trust The Process associated with the Philadelphia 76ers there’s a team saying “The Process” is their own. Then there’s all the messiness that comes with the 12th Man. It’s..." August 14

  • Nick Saban denies offering coaching job to former Ohio State coach Zach Smith at Alabama

    CBS Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban opened his first news conference for the 2019 season answering questions about Ohio State and former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. After a public records release on Friday by Ohio State revealed text messages from Urban Meyer to an unknown recipient about Smith's..." August 03

  • Ex-Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said in texts that assistant Zach Smith offered job at Alabama

    USA Today "Former Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer suggested in text exchanges in January 2018 that troubled former assistant coach Zach Smith was close to accepting a coaching job under Nick Saban at Alabama, and that Meyer ultimately talked him out of it.  The text messages were..." August 02

  • Longhorns lure 2020 five-star RB Bijan Robinson away from Ohio State

    CBS Sports "If Texas wants to win a national championship under Tom Herman, it needs to recruit like a champion. Those efforts were bolstered Friday with a verbal commitment from five-star running back Bijan Robinson. The Longhorns nabbed Robinson -- unofficially -- over Ohio State and USC. The 6-foot,..." August 02

  • Here is the NCAA’s answer on TCU QB Matthew Baldwin’s immediate eligibility request

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The NCAA has denied TCU quarterback Matthew Baldwin’s waiver for immediate eligibility, according to sources. TCU is expected to file an appeal on behalf of the Ohio State transfer this week. NCAA transfer rules require student-athletes to sit out a..." August 02

  • Ohio State four-star target Kourt Williams announces commitment date for Wednesday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State could potentially land another player from its successful Backyard Bash and Barbecue on Wednesday when Kourt Williams of St. John Bosco (Calif.) High School announces his decision. The four-star recruit is rated as the No. 169 overall player and the No...." July 23

  • Jim Harbaugh: Controversy follows Urban Meyer wherever he goes

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh was never able to get the best of Urban Meyer when Meyer coached at Ohio State, but he clearly doesn’t feel that winning is everything when it comes to running a college football program. In an appearance on “The TK Show” podcast with Tim Kawakami this..." July 18

  • Five-star 2020 LSU commit said he probably would’ve committed to Ohio State if Urban Meyer hadn’t left

    College Football Talk "Even with the retirement of Urban Meyer becoming official earlier this year, and after an initial hiccup, Ohio State under Ryan Day hasn’t suffered a significant drop-off overall on the recruiting trail. While the Buckeyes’ Class of 2019 was ranked..." July 04

  • Ohio State reels in 4-star LB Cody Simon

    The Score "Four-star linebacker Cody Simon announced his commitment to Ohio State on Saturday. The New Jersey native took official visits to Ohio State, Penn State, and Nebraska before electing to take his talents to the Buckeyes, according to Bill Kurelic of 247 Sports.   " June 30

  • Former Arizona State, Ohio State defensive end Darius Slade arrives at USF

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Arizona State defensive end Darius Slade is on USF’s campus and is expected to play his final season for the Bulls this fall, the Tampa Bay Times has learned. The Daily Stampede reported Monday that Slade had enrolled at USF. The football program has not..." June 25

  • Four-star corner Clark Phillips III latest addition to Buckeyes' 2020 class

    CBS Sports "Clark Phillips III made his college decision, and he's headed to one of college football's top powers. The four-star cornerback out of La Habra, California, announced live on CBS Sports HQ that he will play for Ohio State. He chose the Buckeyes over Notre Dame, Cal, Oregon and a host of..." June 22

  • Three-star OL Grant Toutant switches from Penn State to Ohio State

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penn State, which has spent the past few months collecting offensive linemen for its recruiting class of 2020, lost one of them Sunday, when Grant Toutant announced on Twitter that he has de-committed from the Nittany Lions and given a verbal pledge to Ohio State. Toutant is 6 feet 7,..." June 10

  • 5-Star WR Julian Fleming Spurns Penn State and Commits to OSU

    12 Up "Head coach Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes football program scored a MAJOR win on Friday morning. Catawissa, PA. 5-star wide receiver, Julian Fleming has announced that he will be playing his college football in Columbus come fall 2020. Fleming..." May 31

  • Michigan QB commit J.J. McCarthy: Ohio State coaches lied to me

    247 Sports "Michigan quarterback commit J.J. McCarthy says he grew up loving Ohio State Buckeyes football, but those feelings have evaporated. Why? Aside from the obvious that the quarterback has now committed to playing for Ohio State's hated rival, McCarthy accused Buckeyes head coach..." May 26

  • Tate Martell got the hard truth once Ohio State landed Justin Fields

    Michigan Live "Apparently Ohio State did everything but pack up Tate Martell’s apartment. Because once the Buckeyes landed prized Georgia transfer Justin Fields, the staff delivered the cold, hard truth to the former four-star quarterback Martell, who had been patiently waiting his..." May 15

  • Zach Smith arrested for violating protection order

    Sportsnaut "Former Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver coach Zach Smith was arrested on Thursday for violating a civil protection order in Delaware less than a year after it was filed. Smith, who was accused of repeatedly abusing his ex-wife during their relationship, was taken into custody at the..." May 12

  • Ohio State grabs 2021 four-star recruit Kyle McCord, another QB relationship the Buckeyes must maintain

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyle McCord can’t call Ohio State his new home until January of 2021, at the earliest, which is when the current high school sophomore could enroll early as a college freshman for winter semester. When it comes to the four-star quarterback from the Class of 2021 who verbally..." April 30

  • Ex-Kentucky QB Hoak transfers to Ohio State

    ESPN "Ohio State is adding quarterback Gunnar Hoak, a graduate transfer from Kentucky. Hoak, who last week entered the NCAA transfer portal, announced Saturday on Twitter that he had accepted an offer to join the Buckeyes. He's set to graduate from Kentucky next week and will have two..." April 28

  • Ohio State QB Matthew Baldwin latest Ohio State QB in enter transfer portal after arrival of Justin Fields

    CBS Sports "If you didn't believe it before, now you can etch it in stone: Ohio State's quarterback battle is over. Former five-star and No. 2 overall prospect Justin Fields transferred from Georgia to Ohio State in January, and is running off Buckeyes..." April 19

  • Michigan assistant Chris Partridge rips former Wolverines assistants who left for Ohio State

    CBS Sports "The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is one of the biggest in all of American sports, and it never takes a day off. The latest beef in the ongoing drama between the two Big Ten powers involves beef between assistant coaches who aren't afraid to speak their minds. Chris Partridge, the..." April 13

  • Ohio State wide receiver Kamryn Babb suffers knee injury, per report

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Kamryn Babb, who missed 2018 with an ACL tear, has been injured again. According to a report by Letterman Row, Babb suffered a knee injury, and that could lead to him missing playing time again this season. Babb came to Ohio State as a..." March 27

  • Urban Meyer reportedly hired by FOX for big pregame show

    Larry Brown Sports "Urban Meyer said he believes he is done with coaching for good after he stepped down at Ohio State, but that does not mean he will be disappearing from the college football landscape going forward. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Meyer has been hired by FOX to..." March 11

  • Ohio State football lands graduate transfer offensive lineman Jonah Jackson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Rutgers offensive lineman Jonah Jackson has decided to transfer to Ohio State. Jackson — who was ranked at the No. 5 overall player on the transfer market this offseason — took to Twitter to announce his decision and will be able to play right away as a graduate..." February 26