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  • 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

  • Lebbeus Overton Commits to Texas A&M over Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma

    Bleacher Report "Lebbeus Overton, a 5-star defensive lineman out of Milton (Georgia) High School, has chosen to play college ball at Texas A&M. Overton chose the Aggies after naming Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas A&M as his final five schools, according to Peter..." April 01

  • Urban Meyer has new gig with the board of directors of THE Foundation in Ohio State

    Larry Brown Sports "Urban Meyer is heading back to Columbus — sort of. The former Ohio State head coach is joining the board of directors of THE Foundation, an organization founded to support Ohio State’s NIL efforts. The collective, co-founded by former Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones,..." March 17

  • Ohio State lineman Harry Miller to medically retire from football, citing mental health

    ESPN "Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller announced he is medically retiring from football Thursday, and shared that he had intentions to take his own life prior to the 2021 season. Miller, a fourth-year player for the Buckeyes, said he had notified head coach Ryan Day..." March 11

  • Ryan Day speaks out on early plans for Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud in 2022 season

    Clutch Points "C.J. Stroud orchestrated a standout 2021 campaign in what was his redshirt freshman at Ohio State. After what he saw from Stroud last year, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day sees that the sky is the limit for the passer. Day took some time to speak at Ohio State spring..." March 10

  • Ohio State OL Thayer Munford unimpressed with Aidan Hutchinson

    Larry Brown Sports "Aidan Hutchinson is expected to be one of the first names off the board in the NFL Draft, but one Ohio State lineman isn’t quite as impressed by him. Left tackle Thayer Munford faced Hutchinson during the Michigan-Ohio State game in 2021 and was on the wrong end of one of the..." March 03

  • Ranking College Football's Top Big-Play Threats

    Bleacher Report "Big-play threats are hot commodities for college football teams. Players who can catch deep balls or make chunk rushing plays are the most obvious big-play threats. So for this ranking, we looked at wide receivers and running backs. To put together the list, we perused who..." March 01

  • Michigan QB JJ McCarthy has great take on Ohio State rivalry

    Larry Brown Sports "Ohio State has spent the better part of the last two decades bullying Michigan on the football field, but Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines finally got over the hump this past season. If you ask Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy, that is all that matters. Michigan had lost eight straight..." February 27

  • Pair of Ohio State linemen partnering to help sponsor beds for children in Nicaragua

    Saturday Tradition "A pair of Ohio State offensive linemen are helping to raise money for a very worthwhile cause this offseason. Friday evening, Paris Johnson Jr. announced a joint effort between himself and fellow lineman Harry Miller. In a note shared on Twitter, Johnson announced his personal..." February 25

  • 8 Underclassmen with the Best Shot at the Heisman Trophy

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 college football season began with the likes of quarterbacks Spencer Rattler and D.J. Uiagalelei leading the Heisman Trophy odds. Instead, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young took home the hardware. Young became the second Bama player to win in two seasons, following Tide receiver Devonta..." February 23

  • College football teams that could dethrone the SEC in 2022

    247 Sports "College football is a one-sided sport in the upper stratosphere of title contenders with the Southeastern Conference winning 12 of the last 16 national championships since Tim Tebow and Florida helped kick off the league's reign at the top in 2006. Picking teams capable of taking..." February 15

  • Congressional Probe to Examine Soaring College Football Coaching Contracts at Top Universities

    Sportsnaut "The 2021-’22 college football coaching carousel delivered a new wave of record-setting contracts that resulted in a shakeup among the highest-paid NCAA coaches. Coming off a year when so many schools were devastated financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress is now investigating..." February 08

  • How the top 10 programs have fared in the transfer portal

    Penn State "The transfer portal has become a massive part of the college football world and can allow teams to take the next step and rebuild a roster quickly in conjunction with high school recruiting. Here’s how our top 10 teams in the 2022 recruiting rankings are doing in the..." February 04

  • Secrets of the college football transfer portal: ‘There’s definitely tampering going on’

    The Athletic "The standout running back from a Group of 5 program got an unsolicited call from a coach at a Power 5 program. The coach made a promise: Come here, and we can make sure you make the most of your name, image and likeness. And he put a number on it:..." January 27

  • Early Look at the Top 20 NFL Draft-Eligible College Football Players Taking the Field in 2022

    CBS Sports "The deadline for college football players to declare for the 2022 NFL Draft has passed, which means everyone who hasn't declared is returning for at least one more season before possibly making the jump next year. But what about the players who weren't eligible to declare for..." January 25

  • Jim Tressel Has Harsh Review of Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Tenure

    Larry Brown Sports "Ohio State has had some incredible coaches of their football program, and Jim Tressel is right up there with the best of them. The Sweater Vest is third in Ohio State history in wins behind Woody Hayes and John Cooper. He’s behind only Urban Meyer, Ryan Day and Carroll Widdoes in winning..." January 25

  • How Does The College Football Playoff Expansion Stalemate Get Resolved?

    ESPN "On the eve of the College Football Playoff's national title game, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby were sitting next to each other during yet another lengthy meeting about playoff expansion, aligned in their support for the 12-team..." January 18

  • Ohio State bolsters defensive staff by hiring Perry Eliano away from Cincinnati

    Eleven Warriors "Ohio State has reportedly added a new hire to help coach its secondary. According to multiple reports, Cincinnati cornerbacks coach Perry Eliano has accepted a position with the Buckeyes to help bolster the back end of a defense that ranked 96th in the country against the pass in..." January 13

  • After CFP Championship Title, Kirby Smart Moves Ascends List of Highest-Paid College Coaches in 2022

    Sportsnaut "The highest-paid college football coaches have annual salaries that’ll make anyone’s head spin, but that’s why they’re put in charge of numerous young men and tasked with shepherding powerhouse programs to perpetual prominence. While some coaches on this list..." January 11

  • Ohio State hires Justin Frye as offensive line coach

    247 Sports "Ohio State will hire Justin Frye as the team's new offensive line coach, replacing Greg Studrawa, who was fired on Jan. 6 after six seasons with the program. The deal should be announced early this week, possibly as early as Monday, sources with knowledge of the..." January 11

  • Four-Star DL Hero Kanu Chooses Ohio State over Georgia and Notre Dame

    247 Sports "Santa Margarita defensive lineman Hero Kanu just announced he'll play his college ball at Ohio State. Kanu had a final four of Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma and USC made a late run as well but the Buckeyes were always the team to beat here. They made..." January 08

  • Urban Meyer changes story on Trayvon Martin photo

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Ohio State defensive back Marcus Williamson made some disturbing claims about Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes football program on Saturday, and Meyer was quick to deny one of them. The former coach has since changed his stance. Williamson, a fifth-year senior who says he has..." January 05

  • Ohio State football lands Oklahoma State transfer safety Tanner McCalister

    Buckey Extra "Former Oklahoma State safety Tanner McCalister is following Jim Knowles to Ohio State. After putting his name in the transfer portal two weeks ago, McCalister will join the Buckeyes, reuniting him with Knowles who was recently hired as the program’s new defensive..." January 05

  • Ohio State beats Wisconsin for 4-star OL Carson Hinzman

    Eleven Warriors "It's incredibly difficult to keep homegrown offensive linemen away from Wisconsin, but that’s exactly what Ohio State did on Tuesday. Carson Hinzman, the No. 2 prospect from the state of Wisconsin in the recruiting class of 2022, went with his gut and chose to commit to Ohio..." January 05

  • Ohio State's Garrett Wilson opts out of Rose Bowl, declares for NFL Draft

    The Athletic "Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson announced Monday that he will forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the NFL Draft after three seasons in Columbus. Wilson will not play when Ohio State takes on Utah in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Wilson was second on the team with 70..." December 27

  • Ohio State fans not traveling well to Rose Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "Ohio State typically has one of the most dedicated fanbases in the country, but they have not acted as such with the Rose Bowl coming up. According to Joey Kaufman of The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State returned about 7,000 of its allotted 20,000 tickets for the Rose Bowl on..." December 24

  • 4-star CB Terrance Brooks flips from Ohio State to Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns flipped another key target on Early Signing Day, securing a commitment from Little Elm cornerback Terrance Brooks, a long-time pledge to the Ohio State Buckeyes. “I feel like it will be special for me, special like home, great relationship..." December 15

  • Caden Curry commits to Ohio State, takes jab at rival Michigan

    ESPN "Ohio State got a commitment from ESPN 300 defensive lineman Caden Curry on Tuesday, one day before college football's early signing period. Curry is the No. 92 prospect overall and a 6-foot-5, 250-pound recruit from Greenwood, Indiana. He chose the..." December 15

  • Sonny Styles reclassifies to join Ohio State's 2022 class

    Eleven Warriors "With the 2022 signing period exactly a week away, Ohio State learned it would be getting one of its most coveted targets a year early. Pickerington Central officially granted five-star safety/linebacker Sonny Styles permission to reclassify from the class of 2023 to..." December 09

  • Oklahoma State's Jim Knowles Hired by Ohio State as DC on Ryan Day's Staff

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma State's Jim Knowles will join Ohio State as a defensive coordinator on Ryan Day's staff, per ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. Knowles will replace Kerry Coombs and become Day's third defensive coordinator in three seasons. "What is most..." December 07

  • 2021 Heisman Trophy finalists revealed: Ranking the four contenders

    NFL.com "Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson, Pitt QB Kenny Pickett, Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud and Alabama QB Bryce Young were announced Monday as finalists for the 2021 Heisman Trophy, college football's most prestigious individual honor. Balloting closed on Monday as well, two days after..." December 06

  • Ohio State Quarterback Quinn Ewers To Enter Transfer Portal

    Eleven Warriors "Quinn Ewers is leaving Ohio State before ever throwing a pass. According to a report by Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, Ewers informed Ohio State on Friday that he is entering the transfer portal. An Ohio State spokesperson said he could not confirm the report when..." December 03

  • Ohio State's C.J. Stroud named Big Ten offensive player, QB and freshman of the year

    Dispatch "Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud is picking up hardware like his predecessors. As the Big Ten announced the rest of its postseason awards on Wednesday afternoon, Stroud was named the offensive player of the year. He was also recognized as the league’s quarterback of..." December 01

  • Garrett Wilson ‘Mossed’ Michigan on epic touchdown catch

    Larry Brown Sports "Wilson went up and victimized Michigan cornerback Vincent Gray, leaping to catch a perfect jump ball from C.J. Stroud on what would definitely qualify as getting “Mossed.” Gray did not do a lot wrong here. " November 27

  • Michigan, Ohio State get into halftime scuffle in tunnel at Michigan Stadium

    Sporting News "Michigan hasn't beaten Ohio State in nine years, but the rivalry between the Wolverines and Buckeyes is still alive and well in the tunnels of Michigan Stadium. Video surfaced on Saturday of a shouting match between the two teams as they headed to their respective locker rooms for..." November 27

  • Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud draws high praise from Jim Harbaugh

    Clutch Points "It is quite rare for a current or former Michigan coach to say anything positive about an Ohio State player, but head coach Jim Harbaugh sure sees much potential in quarterback C.J. Stroud. Over the past month, Stroud has continued to bolster his resume for the 2021 Heisman Trophy..." November 25

  • Cincinnati moves into top four in new College Football Playoff rankings; Ohio State jumps Alabama

    USA Today "There was guaranteed change among the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday after Oregon, ranked No. 3 last week, was blown out at Utah. What was surprising was there was a change at No. 2 with Ohio State, fresh off its impressive defeat of..." November 23