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  • 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

  • 3 reasons why Ohio State football will win 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship

    Clutch Points "Ohio State football is likely to be a title contender again. They have the third-lowest odds to win the next national championship. The Buckeyes trail only the two schools that competed in the 2021 national championship game, Georgia and Alabama. Nonetheless, here we’ll explain why the..." August 30

  • Ryan Day enters his most critical season at Ohio State — pressure or opportunity?

    The Athletic "The matching pieces of brown leather furniture in Ryan Day’s office are strategically placed. You just melt into those plush sofas. Day also has all of the typical things you’d expect to find in the office of the head coach at Ohio State — championship..." August 24

  • With three Heisman Trophy contenders, Ohio State has no plans to stop and smell the roses again in 2022

    CBS Sports "It's the smell that got to C.J. Stroud. Well, that among other things in the multi-sensory assault that was his first Rose Bowl. Talk all you want about the Rose and its many distinctions -- sunset over the San Gabriel Mountains, a parade that almost supersedes the game..." August 24

  • Buckeyes’ TreVeyon Henderson Sneaky Liability to Win Heisman Trophy at BetMGM

    Sportsbook Review "Ohio State Buckeyes running back TreVeyon Henderson is the third largest liability at BetMGM to win the Heisman Trophy this season. While he’s received just 3.4 percent of the betting tickets, the sophomore has taken in 9.3 percent of the betting handle at the..." August 23

  • 3 bold Ohio State Football predictions for 2022 season

    Clutch Points "The Ohio State Buckeyes football team seem to always find themselves in contention. They are a storied college football program that has produced plenty of talent over the years. After missing out on the Final 4 last season, can Ohio State Football rebound in 2022 and make a championship..." August 20

  • Why Quinn Ewers was the only choice to lead Longhorns

    CBS Sports "There are Friday news dumps, and then there's Texas announcing -- through a Sports Information Director during player interviews, no less -- that Quinn Ewers, the Ohio State transfer and former No. 1 overall recruit, will enter the 2022 season as the starting..." August 19

  • After Big Ten's massive TV deal, Ohio State QB CJ Stroud says revenue 'should be shared'

    USA Today "Hours after the Big Ten announced a new TV deal on Thursday, a record-setting agreement with multiple broadcast networks that will be worth billions of dollars for the league, Ohio State star quarterback C.J. Stroud expressed support for the idea of players receiving a..." August 19

  • CJ Stroud’s message ahead of first season as Buckeyes captain

    Clutch Points "Ohio State officially named its six captains for the 2022 season last week. To not much of a surprise, C.J. Stroud wound up not only being called on to be a captain for the campaign but was also the leading vote-getter by his teammates. Heading into the season, Stroud is not planning..." August 18

  • Ohio State Buckeyes’ biggest X-factor in 2022 season, and it’s not CJ Stroud

    Clutch Points "2021, on paper at least, looked to be the transition year for Ohio State football. The Buckeyes saw Justin Fields hit the draft and began life with CJ Stroud under center. Expectations, at least by the standards Ohio State has set for itself over the past decade or so, were comparatively low,..." August 18

  • Ohio State running back Evan Pryor out for season

    Sportsnaut "Ohio State will be without running back Evan Pryor for the season after he sustained a knee injury, multiple outlets reported Tuesday. The injury occurred Monday in practice, per the reports. " August 16

  • Ohio State football lands 4-star safety Jayden Bonus over Miami, Michigan State, Penn State, Alabama

    Clutch Points "Ohio State football is one of the best programs in the country but not yet a perennial contender for the national championship. Ryan Day’s squad greatly increased its chances of doing so by landing one of the best recruits on the defensive side of the ball in the class of..." August 14

  • Ohio State's C.J. Stroud Voted QB1 in 2023 NFL Draft over Bryce Young in ESPN Poll

    Bleacher Report "With the 2022 NFL draft well behind us, the discussion about who will be the top quarterback selected in the 2023 draft has begun, and right now, it appears Ohio State's C.J. Stroud has a slight edge over Alabama's Bryce Young. In a poll of 12 NFL evaluators by..." August 13

  • Notre Dame Names Tyler Buchner Starting QB; Fighting Irish Open Season vs. OSU

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman named Tyler Buchner as the team's starting quarterback ahead of the 2022 season. The sophomore will be under center when the Fighting Irish face off with Ohio State on the road in their season opener. Notre Dame lost its leading..." August 13

  • Big Ten 2022 Odds, Predictions, and Betting Preview: Buckeyes Look to Dethrone Wolverines

    Covers.com "It took seven years, but Jim Harbaugh finally beat Ohio State and claimed his first Big Ten title last season. Is Michigan here for a good time, or a long time? Not only will Harbaugh and the Wolverines have to replace several game changers on their great defense, including Heisman..." August 05

  • Ohio State’s Ryan Day Donates $1M to Mental Health Research

    MSN.com "Ohio State football coach Ryan Day and his wife, Christina, continue to raise awareness about mental health, announcing a $1 million donation to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine. The money is going towards The Nina and Ryan Day..." August 03

  • Four-star TE Ty Lockwood decommits from Ohio State, picks Alabama

    Sportsnaut "Four-star tight end Ty Lockwood, Ohio State’s first commit of the 2023 class, announced Tuesday that he is decommitting from the Buckeyes and is heading to Alabama. Lockwood, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound junior at Independence High School in Thompson’s Station, Tenn., is the..." August 02

  • Ohio State Has 'Some Scars' After Disappointing 2021 Season, Says HC Ryan Day

    Bleacher Report "The Ohio State football team finished last year with an 11-2 record and a Rose Bowl victory, but the Buckeyes also lost to Michigan, failed to win the Big Ten title and missed out on the College Football Playoff. It was still a good season for the Buckeyes, who finished sixth in the..." July 27

  • Has Window to Bet CJ Stroud to Win 2022 Heisman Trophy Closed?

    Sportsbook Review "Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy at BetMGM, and the junior signal-caller has received 14% of the betting tickets and 24.6% of the betting handle at the sportsbook. Stroud’s odds have also collapsed from +400 to win the..." July 27

  • Ohio State AD: 'Can't ignore' talk of 16-team playoffs

    The Score "The future of the College Football Playoff continues to dominate the sport's landscape, and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith acknowledged Tuesday that momentum for expanding to a 16-team format is building. "Sixteen just seems to be out there," Smith..." July 26

  • Buckeyes’ preseason feat will make Michigan football fans secretly jealous

    Clutch Points "The 2022 college football season can’t come soon enough for the Ohio State Buckeyes, who must be so pumped up to see action on the field, especially after hearing the news that they have three players, namely C.J. Stroud, TreVeyon Henderson, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, on the Maxwell Awards..." July 18

  • Buckeyes: 3 reasons why Ohio State’s 2022 college football recruiting class is the best

    Clutch Points "The Ohio State Buckeyes added depth on both ends of the field for arguably the strongest recruiting class of 2022 The 2022 college football season is almost approaching. Ohio State has returning stars like CJ Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba to lead the way. Still, it’s always..." July 17

  • 4-Star DL Jason Moore Commits to Ohio State Over Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State

    Bleacher Report "Ohio State added a top defensive prospect for the 2023 class with Sunday's commitment from Jason Moore. He explained his decision to ESPN's Blake Baumgartner. "I'd say just being out there in that environment," Moore said, per Baumgartner. "I..." July 12

  • Ohio State AD Gene Smith makes big admission

    Larry Brown Sports "On the same day Ohio State’s leadership welcomed USC and UCLA into the Big Ten Conference, university athletic director Gene Smith made an interesting reveal. Smith admitted that during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, he considered leaving the Big Ten and having..." July 02

  • Ohio State beats Alabama, USC, Miami for 5-star WR Brandon Inniss

    The Athletic "Another recruiting cycle, another case of Ohio State cleaning up at receiver. Brandon Inniss, from American Heritage in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., committed to the Buckeyes on Tuesday, becoming the second five-star receiver to join OSU’s 2023 class this week. Inniss is the No. 2..." June 21

  • Ohio State adds 5-star WR Carnell Tate to 2023 recruiting class

    Eleven Warriors "Brian Hartline has done it again. Ohio State has bolstered its 2023 class by adding yet another top-100 wide receiver as five-star receiver Carnell Tate announced his commitment to the Buckeyes on Monday. A 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver out of..." June 20

  • Alabama vs. Texas A&M, Ohio State vs. Michigan top best revenge games of 2022

    CBS Sports "Every college football season is going to be packed with passion, intrigue and plenty of reasons to tune-in every single Saturday. But while rivalries are renewed every season, one thing that does change from year-to-year is revenge.  We spend 12 months talking and thinking about..." June 16

  • Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman says he was misquoted in comments about Ohio State

    USA Today "Notre Dame football coach Marcus Freeman said Wednesday that he was misquoted in remarks construed as critical of academics at Ohio State, his alma mater. The Fighting Irish and Buckeyes open the 2022 season Sept. 3 in Columbus. Speaking on 97.1 The Fan with former..." June 15

  • Marcus Freeman takes shot at Ohio State academics

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Freeman is already making an enemy out of one college football program prior to his first full season as Notre Dame’s head football coach. In an interview with CBS Sports published on Friday, Freeman discussed the difficulties in recruiting for a school like..." June 14

  • OSU's C.J. Stroud Receives $150K Bentley as Part of New NIL Contract Agreement

    Bleacher Report "C.J. Stroud will be arriving to Ohio State football practices in style. According to Joey Kaufman of the Columbus Dispatch, the star quarterback received a pre-owned Bentley Bentayga, valued at $150,000, as part of an NIL deal with Sarchione Auto Gallery, a car..." June 08

  • Michigan football hands out dog tags commemorating Ohio State victory

    247 Sports "Michigan football players received dog tags this week commemorating last season's win over arch rival Ohio State, the Wolverines' first win in the series since 2011. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was showered with praise in the aftermath of a win that..." June 04

  • Ryan Day says Ohio State needs $13 million NIL budget to remain a contender

    Sportsnaut "Name, image and likeness deals are the most prominent story before the 2022 college football season. As Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher and Deion Sanders trade barbs, Ohio State Buckeyes coach Ryan Day is outlining a NIL budget for the program. Day, one of..." June 03

  • Ohio State tight end Gee Scott Jr. helps homeless man after encounter at stop light

    247 Sports "Ohio State Buckeyes junior tight end Gee Scott Jr. paid it forward over the weekend, helping out a homeless man in Columbus. During a stop at a red light, Scott was approached by a homeless man, named Eugene, who asked him for $10. While Scott didn’t have any cash on him, he..." May 20

  • Ohio State football coach Ryan Day salary, contract extended

    Eleven Warriors "Ryan Day has a new contract. Under the terms of a new contract that was approved by the Ohio State Board of Trustees’ Talent, Compensation and Governance Committee on Wednesday, Day will receive annual compensation of $9.5 million per year with a two-year contract extension..." May 18

  • Ohio State Buckeyes football lands top 2024 QB prospect Dylan Raiola

    ESPN "Ohio State got a commitment from one of the top 2024 prospects on Monday, when quarterback Dylan Raiola announced his commitment to the Buckeyes. ESPN doesn't have rankings for the 2024 class, but Raiola is widely regarded as one of the top overall recruits and one..." May 10

  • Ohio State running back Marcus Crowley to ‘medically retire’

    Sportsnaut "Another major injury pushed Ohio State running back Marcus Crowley to opt for “medical retirement.” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said Friday that Crowley will no longer play but plans to stay close to the program as he finishes his degree in communications. Crowley is..." May 06

  • Four-star OL Austin Siereveld commits to Buckeyes over Alabama, Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "Ohio State landed a commitment from coveted four-star offensive lineman Austin Siereveld on Wednesday, with the blue-chip recruit choosing the Buckeyes live on CBS Sports HQ over Alabama and Notre Dame. As the No. 7 ranked player from his class in the state of Ohio, Siereveld is a big..." May 04

  • OSU AD Gene Smith: Let the playoff committee run FBS, not the NCAA

    USA Today "We are entering a new era of college athletics and more importantly a new era of college football. With the conversations surrounding College Football Playoffs and NIL deals, something has to change. Or more so that it is going to change. In an interview with ESPN’s Heather..." May 04

  • Former Ohio State Cornerback Sevyn Banks Transferring to LSU

    Eleven Warriors "Sevyn Banks is following in Joe Burrow’s footsteps. Like Burrow did in 2018, Banks is transferring from Ohio State to LSU, announcing Tuesday that he will be joining the Tigers for his final season of collegiate eligibility. " April 19

  • Ohio State adds 4-star CB Dijon Johnson, 3-star WR Bryson Rodgers to 2023 recruiting class

    Land Grant Holy Land "There were some hallelujahs being exclaimed around Buckeye Nation on Easter Sunday for a variety of reasons. From a football perspective, Ryan Day and the football team received commitments from two players, most notably four-star, 2023 safety Dijon Johnson. The Tampa, Fla. native is rated..." April 18

  • Ohio State’s Moving Tribute To Dwayne Haskins

    Black Sports Online "Ohio State Quarterbacks were long seen as not elite NFL prospects and then Dwayne Haskins came around and changed everything. He died way too soon at the age of 24 in a tragic accident. Buckeye nation hurt for him and he deserved this wonderful tribute given to him..." April 17

  • Ohio State focusing on struggling pass rush is key to Buckeyes making national title run in 2022 season

    CBS Sports "While the NFL Draft is not the perfect gauge to show the talent drop-off of any college program, it is a good indicator of where programs stand. And the last couple of years have shown some concerning signs for the Ohio State defense -- signs coach Ryan Day saw firsthand from the sideline and..." April 14

  • Four-star RB Mark Fletcher commits to Buckeyes

    CBS Sports "Ohio State added its first major offensive skill talent of the 2023 recruiting class as four-star running back Mark Fletcher committed to the Buckeyes live Tuesday on CBS Sports HQ. Fletcher, a product of American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida, picked the Buckeyes over Miami,..." April 12

  • Ohio State's CJ Stroud Pens Tribute to Dwayne Haskins On Practice Jersey

    TMZ "Ohio State star quarterback CJ Stroud paid tribute to Dwayne Haskins on the practice field on Monday ... penning a touching message to the late NFLer on his jersey. OSU shared photos of the tribute during the Buckeyes' training sesh -- two days after Haskins..." April 11

  • Ohio State adds to 2023 class with commitment of 4-star safety Malik Hartford

    The Athletic "Ohio State added a sixth player to its 2023 recruiting class Wednesday with the commitment of Malik Hartford, a four-star safety from Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio. Hartford is rated the No. 146 overall player and the No. 11 safety in the 247Sports Composite. He chose..." April 06