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  • 1 Hidden Gem on Each Top 10 College Football Team in 2021

    Bleacher Report "While star players are the headliners of winning teams, the core of a roster provides the foundation for a successful year. In most cases, a quarterback, running back or wide receiver draws the most attention. Once in a while, an edge-rusher or other defensive star might be in the..." May 06

  • Ohio State has a new QB1 and a revamped defense, but it’s still Playoff-or-bust for the Buckeyes

    The Athletic "When you lose the championship game in the fashion Ohio State did, 52-24 to Alabama, the expectation might be for swift and aggressive reaction, for sweeping change to address whatever created that kind of gap. It’s possible Ryan Day’s mind went there in the immediate..." May 03

  • Former Ohio State Buckeyes WR Jameson Williams transferring to Alabama football program

    ESPN "Former Ohio State receiver Jameson Williams announced on Monday that he plans to transfer to Alabama. Williams, a junior, would be immediately eligible to play after the NCAA voted last month to allow players to transfer one time without having to sit out a..." May 03

  • Top-50 recruit Dasan McCullough flips from Ohio State to Indiana

    The Athletic "Dasan McCullough, a top-50 recruit in the Class of 2022, flipped his verbal commitment from Ohio State to Indiana on Sunday. A four-star athlete from Bloomington, Ind., McCullough is the No. 50 player in the class, per the 247Sports Composite. " April 25

  • Ohio State Coach Ryan Day Weighs in on Justin Fields' Epilepsy

    The Big Lead "On Wednesday it was revealed that Justin Fields told NFL teams he's managing epilepsy as he heads into the 2021 NFL Draft. It was a big announcement little more than a week before the draft and could certainly change where he winds up. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day..." April 21

  • College football position battles to watch

    CBS Sports "Spring games have begun as teams spend the next month winding down spring practices and preparing to enter the offseason conditioning portion of the college football calendar. Every fan is dialed into whatever information they can get from scrimmages or open practices, hoping to get an idea of..." April 12

  • Ryan Day avoids parking ticket thanks to generous Ohio State fan

    Yardbarker "Ohio State coach Ryan Day has a Buckeyes fan to thank for avoiding a parking ticket. On Thursday, a Buckeye fan in Columbus who had seen Day earlier and recognized the coach’s car noticed something: Day’s vehicle was parked in a spot with an expired parking..." April 10

  • Ryan Day defends Justin Fields over 'reckless' comments about work ethic

    The Score "Rumors concerning NFL prospects are swirling with just under a month until the 2021 draft, and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields recently became the latest victim of anonymous criticism. ESPN analyst and former quarterback Dan Orlovsky caused controversy last..." April 05

  • Cardale Jones Responds To Ohio State Fan Begging Team To Get A White Quarterback

    Total Pro Sports "Cardale Jones is not thrilled by what he seen by a so-called Ohio State Buckeyes fan. The former Ohio State QB noticed the comment on an article about the team’s upcoming quarterback battle. In response to a story about Ohio State’s 2021 QB situation, a Buckeye fan made a..." April 03

  • Garrett Wilson 2.0: Why Caleb Burton is the latest elite Texas product to head to Ohio State

    The Athletic "In fall 2015, Charles Burton settled in to watch the Del Valle High School freshman team take on nearby powerhouse and rival Lake Travis. The head coach at Del Valle at the time, Burton was eager to scout the young talent that would soon advance to his varsity roster. Hank Carter,..." March 25

  • Ohio State pauses football activities due to increase in COVID-19 cases

    The Score "Ohio State paused all football-related activities and closed its athletic administration offices for one week following an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, according to ESPN's March Schlabach. Athletic director Gene Smith and head team physician Jim Borchers made the..." March 09

  • Ohio State Lineman Wyatt Davis is the Son of Alvin Mack From 'The Program'

    The Big Lead "Wyatt Davis has entered the 2021 NFL Draft following three years at Ohio State. The 2020 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year should be taken some time during the first few rounds of the draft. When he is picked, he will become the second person in his family to make the..." March 05

  • 5 takeaways from the recruiting cycle after National Signing Day

    The Score "While most of the heavy lifting was done during the early signing period, National Signing Day has almost entirely ended the 2021 recruiting cycle. The nation's No. 4 prospect, J.T. Tuimoloau, remains unsigned, but virtually every other top recruit has decided where to play..." February 03

  • Ohio State Buckeyes coach Ryan Day encouraged by returning players who put off NFL dreams

    Eleven Warriors "Not since the night Ohio State lost the national championship game had head coach Ryan Day spoken publicly about his team.  On Friday morning, two weeks after the 52-24 loss to Alabama, Day hopped on a Zoom with local media to preview the offseason. He discussed Greg..." January 22

  • Ryan Day on Gene Smith to Pac-12 rumors, what the Ohio State athletic director means to him

    247 Sports "Gene Smith was named Ohio State's athletic director in March of 2005 and has held that position ever since and was elevated to vice president in 2016. Over the last 15 years, Smith has overseen the Buckeyes' 36 varsity sports, including the Scarlet and Gray winning a number of national..." January 22

  • Co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison to retire at end of month

    Eleven Warriors "Ohio State has a new opening on its defensive coaching staff. Greg Mattison is set to retire at the end of January after two seasons as the Buckeyes' co-defensive coordinator, Ryan Day announced on Friday. “He’s going to be retiring here after an..." January 22

  • Justin Fields Praises Urban Meyer

    TMZ "Justin Fields might not have played for Urban Meyer at Ohio State ... but the ex-Buckeyes star says he doesn't doubt the coach will have success in Jacksonville. The quarterback just touched down in L.A. at LAX this week ... and when we asked him about the Jags'..." January 21

  • Chris Olave will return to Ohio State for senior year

    Bleacher Report "While the Ohio State Buckeyes lost quarterback Justin Fields when he announced he will enter the 2021 NFL draft Monday, they held on to one of the other key pieces in their aerial attack. Wide receiver Chris Olave announced he will return for his senior season as..." January 18

  • National Championship TV ratings for Ohio State-Alabama game down

    Larry Brown Sports "The TV ratings for the National Championship between Ohio State and Alabama on Monday night were down compared many past years. The game drew 18.7 million viewers across ESPN TV (non-streaming) channels, ESPN shared. The 18.7 million viewers is a lot, but not by college..." January 12

  • Ohio State's Josh Fields downplays injury after loss: 'I was healthy enough'

    The Score "Justin Fields played through a hip pointer in Monday's 52-24 national championship game loss to Alabama, but the Ohio State quarterback refused to use the injury to excuse his performance. "At the end of the day, I was able to play and we didn't get..." January 12

  • This could go down as epic fail for Ohio State defense

    USA Today "After one half at Monday night’s College Football Playoff national championship against Alabama, it became clear that Ohio State’s path to victory hinged on a miracle or, barring that, the Crimson Tide becoming lost in the tunnels below Hard Rock Stadium and unable to return for the..." January 12

  • Ohio State RB Trey Sermon Being Taken to Hospital After Injury

    SI "Ohio State running back Trey Sermon is being taken to Broward General Hospital after suffering an injury in the first quarter of Monday's national championship game against Alabama, according to ESPN's Maria Taylor.  Sermon played just a single series due..." January 11

  • Twitter reacts after Alabama's Jordan Battle ejected for targeting foul

    USA Today "Alabama DB Jordan Battle has been ejected from Monday’s College Football Championship for a targeting penalty on Ohio State’s Jeremy Ruckert. The play set the Buckeyes up with a first-and-goal but they only got a field goal out of it to close within..." January 11

  • OSU's Tommy Togiai, Tyreke Smith, Blake Haubeil out for CFP title game

    The Score "Ohio State will be shorthanded for the College Football Playoff title game. Defensive end Tyreke Smith, defensive tackle Tommy Togiai, and kicker Blake Haubeilwon't play versus Alabama on Monday, the school announced, per Ralph Russo of The Associated..." January 11

  • Nick Saban outlines how Jaylen Waddle may be used in championship game

    Larry Brown Sports "Will Jaylen Waddle play in Monday night’s national championship game? Nick Saban is staying tight-lipped, but we know how it will happen if it does. Waddle, who has been out since Oct. 24 after suffering a major ankle injury, could potentially appear in the College Football..." January 11

  • Who did Lee Corso pick on ESPN's College GameDay today?

    NCAA "Lee Corso has been many things — a college football coach, Burt Reynolds' college roommate and America’s favorite college football lovin’ crazy grandfather on ESPN GameDay where he makes his 'headgear picks' each week on location during College Football..." January 11

  • NFL draft talent runs deep in Alabama-Ohio State national championship game

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama plays Ohio State in tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game, and you’ll hear a lot of names tonight that you’ll also hear during the NFL draft. Here are some of the players worth keeping an eye on: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State: The..." January 11

  • Cardale Jones Says He'd Draft Trevor Lawrence Over Justin Fields

    TMZ "Ohio State legend Cardale Jones is keepin' it real ... telling TMZ Sports despite his Buckeye ties, if he had the #1 pick in the NFL draft, he'd take Trevor Lawrence over Justin Fields. "I'm going to try to be unbiased as..." January 11

  • While Ryan Day coached, wife Nina managed homefront through difficult season

    USA Today "Nina and Ryan Day have a nickname for it now. The Dungeon. It’s actually a nice little place, more like a hotel suite than the shed it was before its conversion. It has big windows, overlooks a pond, and contains a kitchenette and bathroom.  Ryan..." January 10

  • Alabama-Ohio State title game lands in sea of COVID-19 in Miami area

    USA Today "Hard Rock Stadium in metro Miami has become a strange scene to behold this week during a state surge of COVID-19. On Friday, long lines of cars waited at the stadium for vaccinations for residents who are 65 and older — a reminder that a deadly virus is on the loose..." January 10

  • Ohio State trolls Michigan over Jim Harbaugh extension

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan had another disappointing season in 2020, but Jim Harbaugh is not going anywhere. The coach signed an extension with the school this week, and some Wolverines fans have questioned the move. Michigan’s biggest rival seems quite pleased, however. The Athletic’s Nick..." January 08

  • CFP director: Alabama-Ohio State national title game to proceed as scheduled

    The Score "The national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State is expected to be played as scheduled Monday despite earlier COVID-19 concerns surrounding the Buckeyes. "As I have said all week, the game is on. Alabama's team will be traveling to Miami..." January 08

  • Can Ohio State coach Ryan Day rise to the moment vs. Alabama?

    USA Today "One of the first things people notice about Ryan Day is his cheeks. They’re rosy red. Sort of like Santa Claus'. And people often wonder the reason for it, especially after his journey to become the head football coach at Ohio State. “I thought he..." January 08

  • Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields: 'I'll be good by Monday' for college football championship game

    USA Today "Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields expects to play in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday against Alabama. "I'll be good by Monday night," he said in a Zoom call Thursday afternoon. Fields was injured in the second quarter of Ohio..." January 07

  • Ohio State’s Shaun Wade excited to face Alabama’s DeVonta Smith

    New York Post "Shaun Wade smiled upon hearing the question — Who do you want to be matched up with? — and didn’t hesitate. “You already know who I want to go up against at the end of the day,” the Ohio State All-American cornerback said on Wednesday over..." January 07

  • Ohio State football's dominance in the Big Ten is unmatched. These numbers tell the story.

    USA Today "After a season that cast an uncomfortable spotlight on the conference and first-year commissioner Kevin Warren, don't look for a "Mission Accomplished" banner to be hung at the Big Ten headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois, to celebrate Ohio State's appearance in the College..." January 07

  • DeVonta Smith says focus is on Ohio State Buckeyes after winning Heisman Trophy

    ESPN "Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian did their best to keep the focus off their own career-defining moments as they prepare for Monday's matchup with Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National..." January 06

  • Nick Saban’s daughter apologizes for Ohio State tweet

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban’s daughter Kristen apologized on Tuesday after sending a few tweets suggesting Ohio State was using COVID as an excuse to try and give Justin Fields more time to heal for the national championship game. Word emerged on Tuesday saying that the National Championship..." January 06

  • Nick Saban’s Daughter Calls Out Ohio State For Faking COVID Cases To Get Justin Fields Healthy

    Total Pro Sports "On Tuesday, major news broke that Ohio State is having COVID-19 issues and it could cause the College Football Playoff national title game against Alabama to be moved. Nick Saban’s daughter, Kristen, was among the Crimson Tide fans who suggested Ohio State is avoiding playing..." January 05

  • COVID-19 concerns threaten to disrupt national title game

    Alabama "In the latest twist of a season full of disruptions, there are COVID-19 related concerns that threaten to disrupt Monday’s national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State. There are concerns related to Ohio State’s player availability for the game, according to..." January 05

  • Nick Saban’s daughter apologizes for Ohio State tweet

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban’s daughter Kristen apologized on Tuesday after sending a few tweets suggesting Ohio State was using COVID as an excuse to try and give Justin Fields more time to heal for the national championship game. Word emerged on Tuesday saying that the National Championship..." January 05

  • Alabama’s DeVonta Smith, a Heisman finalist, poses big threat to Ohio State in college football title game

    USA Today "The one guarantee in a season of week-to-week uncertainty has been Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith’s tormenting of opposing defenses.  On Jan. 11 in the College Football Playoff championship game, Ohio State can either be the team..." January 05

  • Justin Fields injury remains unclear as Ohio State coach Ryan Day expects star QB to play vs. Alabama

    CBS Sports "Though quarterback Justin Fields took a crushing hit in the first half of No. 3 Ohio State's 49-28 Sugar Bowl semifinal win over No. 2 Clemson, it appears as though he will play in the College Football Playoff National Championship against..." January 04

  • Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has no interest in NFL jobs

    WKYC "On Saturday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that if the Jacksonville Jaguars couldn't land former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, they would turn their attention to current Ohio State head coach Ryan Day. That interest, however, apparently wouldn't be..." January 04

  • Alabama may have to play its best game yet to beat Ohio State

    USA Today "The next eight days will be full of distractions for Alabama football, as quarterback Mac Jones made clear Friday night. Jones fended off one reporter asking about the Heisman Trophy, which will be awarded Tuesday night, with an answer straight out of the Nick Saban playbook:..." January 03

  • QB recruit Quinn Ewers sticking with Ohio State despite Steve Sarkisian hire

    Larry Brown Sports "Quinn Ewers says he is firm in his commitment to Ohio State. Ewers is the top-ranked quarterback in the 2022 recruiting class. He originally was committed to Texas, but he decommitted from the school in late October after the program’s shaky start. That led..." January 03

  • James Skalski shares hug with Justin Fields after Sugar Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "James Skalski may have drilled Justin Fields with a massive hit during the second quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Friday night, but there were no hard feelings between the men. Skalski was ejected for targeting after nailing Fields with the crown of his helmet squarely..." January 02

  • Urban Meyer shares details of Dabo Swinney motivating Ohio State

    247 Sports "Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says Dabo Swinney gave the Buckeyes more ammo than they needed prior to Friday's College Football Playoff semifinal and the Big Ten champions took it personal. Swinney ranked Ohio State at No. 11 in his final Coaches..." January 02

  • Justin Fields' 6-TD Effort Leads OSU Past Trevor Lawrence, Clemson in Sugar Bowl

    Bleacher Report "Quarterback Justin Fields completed 22-of-28 passes for six touchdowns and 385 passing yards as No. 3 Ohio State advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship after defeating No. 2 Clemson 49-28 on Friday at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. OSU running..." January 02

  • Justin Fields Actually Had A Classy Response To Dabo Swinney Dissing Ohio State

    Total Pro Sports "Dabo Swinney probably wishes he could take his vote and comments back about Ohio State. The Clemson Tigers head coach made major headlines when he ranked Ohio State No. 11 in the country in his final Coaches’ Poll ballot. “Obviously, they’re a great team...." January 02