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  • Ohio State plans to limit Ohio Stadium capacity to 20% if football games are played

    USA Today "Ohio State will likely limit capacity for football games at Ohio Stadium this season to 20% capacity, a school spokesman confirmed Tuesday. In addition, tailgating will also be banned, concessions will be limited and spectators must wear face coverings. The announcement is..." July 28

  • 4-Star CB Jordan Hancock Flips to Ohio State from Clemson: 'BUCKEYE for LIFE'

    Bleacher Report "Cornerback prospect Jordan Hancock announced his commitment to Ohio State Sunday after recently de-committing from Clemson. The Georgia native first picked Clemson in March but reopened the process last week, per Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. Just four days later, he said..." July 19

  • Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley confident there will be a college football season

    ESPN "While commissioners, athletic directors and coaches brace for the worst amid the growing coronavirus crisis, Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley said he remains confident there will be college football this season -- even if it looks a bit different. After the Big Ten and Pac-12..." July 14

  • WR Jaelen Gill gets waiver, eligible at Boston College immediately

    SI "Boston College football got a boost on offense on Tuesday as transfer wide receiver Jaelen Gill received his waiver to play immediately in 2020. Gill, formerly a '17 four star wide receiver  who had played his first season at Ohio State before transferring to Boston..." July 14

  • Ohio State athletes resume after virus stoppage

    ESPN "Less than a week after pausing voluntary workouts because of an undisclosed number of positive coronavirus tests, Ohio State student-athletes have resumed their training, the school announced Tuesday. The decision to return was based on the advice of medical professionals, along with..." July 14

  • Ohio State AD 'very concerned' about fall sports

    The Score "Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith is no longer cautiously optimistic about the prospect of team sports in the fall. In a teleconference with reporters Thursday, Smith expressed doubt about the college football season taking place as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spike in..." July 09

  • Ohio State pauses voluntary workouts after COVID-19 testing

    The Score "The Ohio State athletics department has paused all voluntary workouts after recent COVID-19 testing of student-athletes on seven teams. The school's football team, men's and women's basketball teams... " July 08

  • CB Devonta Smith commits to Alabama days after dropping Ohio State

    Larry Brown Sports "Devonta Smith backed out of his commitment to Ohio State and is going with another top program instead. On Thursday, Smith, rated a four-star recruit by 247 Sports, announced he was no longer committed to the Buckeyes. " June 30

  • 5 Most Explosive Players In College Football Right Now

    Sportsnaut "One of the most valuable assets for any football team is an explosive weapon. A player with the ability to score from anywhere changes the dynamic of every play. They keep opponents on edge, even creating opportunities for their teammates when they don’t have the ball. When they..." June 19

  • Ohio State and Alabama Announce Upcoming Home-and-Home

    Barstool Sports "Alabama and Ohio State announced a home-and-home series on Thursday, with the Crimson Tide traveling to Columbus in 2027 and the Buckeyes returning the trip in 2028. A non-conference game of this magnitude would be the biggest game in college football if it were to be played this..." June 18

  • Returning Ohio State football players must sign coronavirus risk waiver

    USA Today "When Ohio State football players returned to campus for voluntary workouts last week following the coronavirus shutdown, they were required to sign an acknowledgment of risk waiver before their participation. The two-page document, obtained by The Columbus Dispatch through a..." June 14

  • Alabama Beats Out LSU and Ohio State to Land First 5-Star Recruit of 2021 Class

    12 Up "Another day, another big win for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Nick Saban and Co. just made a major statement in the race for 2021 college football recruiting supremacy, gaining the commitment of the very first 5-star prospect to join their upcoming class. Offensive tackle JC..." June 12

  • Michigan commit Tristan Bounds wants to kick the s— out of Ohio State

    Larry Brown Sports "The rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State is alive and well, even to those who are very new to it. That’s the case for Wolverines recruit Tristan Bounds. The three-star offensive tackle committed to Michigan this week, and immediately made clear that one of his goals on campus..." June 06

  • Clemson outlasts Ohio State to land four-star WR Troy Stellato

    247 Sports "One of the nation's most coveted slot wide receivers, four-star Troy Stellato, committed to Clemson over Ohio State on Friday afternoon.  Ohio State emerged early in his recruitment before Clemson surged and never..." June 05

  • Ohio State Buckeyes add CB Denzel Burke to loaded recruiting class

    ESPN "Ohio State added ESPN 300 cornerback Denzel Burke to the fold on Sunday, beefing up a recruiting class already ranked No. 1 in the country. Burke is the No. 262-ranked prospect overall out of Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. He had a top five of..." May 24

  • Ohio State conceptualizing models to let 20,000 fans attend football games

    CBS Sports "Ohio State is modeling a concept that would allow about one-fifth of Ohio Stadium to be occupied during home football games for the 2020 season. Athletic director Gene Smith made the announcement during a Wednesday conference call with media. "We have played a little bit..." May 20

  • Ohio State AD Gene Smith ‘not 100 percent comfortable’ with playing college football

    Larry Brown Sports "One way to tell where college football season may stand right now is to look for the comments of some of the sport’s biggest power brokers. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith is one of those people. He said Wednesday that, as of now, he’s still wary of playing college..." May 20

  • Former Ohio State WR Jaelen Gill to transfer to Boston College

    USA Today "Former Ohio State wide receiver Jaelen Gill will transfer to Boston College, he announced Tuesday on Twitter. The Golden Eagles are coached by Jeff Hafley, who was the Buckeyes’ defensive co-coordinator in 2019. Gill was a four-star recruit in 2018 after a standout..." May 19

  • Urban Meyer confused by Michigan’s recruiting strategy

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s safe to say Urban Meyer doesn’t get Michigan’s recruiting strategy these days. The former Ohio State coach is surprised that the Wolverines are no longer major competitors for the top talent in Ohio, where coach Jim Harbaugh has struggled to beat the Buckeyes to..." May 16

  • Inside the latest chapter of former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett's life turnaround

    ESPN "Maurice Clarett is going to be late for the baby shower. He's dressed and ready. His fiancée, Ashley, and the couple's 13-year-old daughter, Jayden, are finishing hair and makeup. Family and friends soon will gather in Worthington, Ohio, just outside Columbus, to..." May 12

  • Pac-12 members have discussed potential conference-only football season

    Larry Brown Sports "It looks increasingly likely that the 2020 college football season will not look like it usually does, and the Pac-12 is actively discussing a rather unique scenario. USC coach Clay Helton said Monday that a conference-only schedule is a “viable” option that has been..." May 11

  • Urban Meyer compares pandemic to Sept. 11: 'It's at times overwhelming'

    The Score "Retired head coach Urban Meyer can see some similarities between the coronavirus pandemic and Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. "It's much different, but the only time that I reflected on it and actually talked to people about this was 9/11," Meyer said in an interview..." May 04

  • Consensus growing around potentially shortened college football season

    Yardbarker "College football is still sorting out how to progress as the coronavirus pandemic continues, and a new plan may be taking shape. Longtime sports broadcasting personality Dan Patrick said on Monday’s episode of “The Dan Patrick Show” that consensus is growing around a..." May 04

  • 5 college football documentaries we'd love to see

    The Score "With ESPN's "The Last Dance" whetting the appetite of folks desperate for any sort of sports content, theScore editors joined together to look back at some of the most captivating narratives that might deserve similar treatment earned by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls..." April 28

  • Ohio State continues hot streak on recruiting trail with eighth commitment of quarantine

    College Football Talk "If it seems like we’ve got a story about a new Ohio State commitment every couple days… it’s because Ohio State gets a new commitment every couple of days. Ryan Day added to his No. 1-ranked 2021 recruiting class on Tuesday by landing 4-star..." April 23

  • Tar Heels land 11th commit from ESPN 300, second best in FBS

    ESPN "When coach Mack Brown said he wanted to keep the best players from the state of North Carolina home, he wasn't playing around. On Friday, Brown and his staff got two commitments from ESPN Junior 300 prospects out of North Carolina, giving the Tar Heels 11 in-state..." April 18

  • Remembering Woody Hayes Punching a Clemson Player in the Throat and Immediately Getting Fired

    12 Up "Woody Hayes arrived at Ohio State in 1951 and went undefeated with a Rose Bowl victory by his fourth season. The legendary coach was the face of the program and made Ohio State one of the most desirable places to play college football over his nearly..." April 18

  • Buckeyes add to recruiting haul with DE Tunmise Adeleye's commitment

    ESPN "Ohio State got a commitment from defensive lineman Tunmise Adeleye on Wednesday, giving the Buckeyes 14 ESPN Junior 300 commitments in the class. That is the most of any FBS program. Clemson has the second most with 10 of the top 300 commitments, followed..." April 16

  • Buckeyes' Ryan Day says all options are on the table for upcoming season

    ESPN "Ohio State coach Ryan Day said all possibilities should be considered for college football to happen this year, including playing a shortened season that would be conference-only games. "Any football is better than no football," Day said Wednesday. "We'll do..." April 15

  • Urban Meyer Tweets Out Awesome Photo of Joe Burrow and Chase Young Scrimmaging at Ohio State

    12 Up "When you think of the best college football players from the 2019 campaign, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young are probably the first two names to roll off the tongue, and for good reason. The former went on to win the National..." April 14

  • Ohio State Likely Cannot Afford No Fans at Football Games

    SI "The oft-voiced compromise for commencing the college football season on schedule amid COVID-19 concerns is to simply have games without fans in the stands. Forget the optics of that for moment -- and just for a moment, because it really looks bad to tell players they're safe when..." April 10

  • Justin Fields Appeared To Take A Shot At Tate Martell On Twitter

    The Spun "Justin Fields posted a video of his golf swing on Twitter on Tuesday night. On the surface, that’s all it was. If you dig a little deeper, though, it looks like a shot at another college football quarterback. The Ohio State star posted a video of his not-great golf swing on..." April 09

  • 2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Running backs

    The Score "theScore's Mike Alessandrini and Dan Wilkins break down the top running back prospects in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft as part of a position-by-position series. QB | RB Running backs 1. Clyde Edwards-Helaire School: LSUMarch 29

  • Ohio State Gets Another Leg up on Clemson in 2021 Recruiting With Addition of 5-Star RB TreVeyon Henderson

    12 Up "The Ohio State Buckeyes took another huge step forward in recruiting on Friday night with the addition of talented 5-star RB TreVeyon Henderson. Henderson would've been a massive get in his own right, but the larger conversation around the 2021 recruiting class is the..." March 28

  • TreVeyon Henderson, five-star RB in 2021 class, commits to Buckeyes

    CBS Sports "Ohio State picked up a commitment from a five-star running back in the class of 2021 on Friday when TreVeyon Henderson announced his pledge to the Buckeyes. The Hopewell, Virginia, native is ranked the No. 17 overall player in the Class of 2021, according to the 247Sports Composite..." March 27

  • Former Sooners RB Trey Sermon Picks Ohio State As Transfer Destination

    Sportsnaut "In a move that boosts Ohio State football in a big way, former Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon is joining the Buckeyes in 2020. Sermon told Letterman Row that he is choosing Ohio State as his transfer destination on Sunday morning. “I JUST BELIEVE..." March 22

  • Ryan Day offers ‘coaching tips’ to get through coronavirus pandemic

    Larry Brown Sports "Times are strange and confusing right now, and Ohio State football coach Ryan Day is here to try and get us through them. Day gave an excellent pep talk about looking out for mental health while so many people are in isolation or quarantine.  " March 22

  • Ohio State Will Pay $1.95 Million To Connecticut, $1.9 Million To Ball State For Non-Conference Games

    Eleven Warriors "The payout for a non-Power 5 team to come to Ohio Stadium for a non-conference football game is increasing. Ohio State will pay $1.95 million to Connecticut for its non-conference game against the Huskies at the Shoe on Oct. 28, 2025, and will pay $1.9 million to..." March 21

  • 5-Star RB Has Georgia Among Finalists and Kirby Smart Absolutely Can't Lose Him to Ohio State or Oklahoma

    12 Up "The nation's No. 2 running back has trimmed his massive offers list down, and to no surprise the Georgia Bulldogs remain in the hunt. Yup, for 5-star speedster TreVeyon Henderson, he's high on all things UGA. With fellow powerhouses still in contention to land his..." March 19

  • Ohio State lands two four-star commitments as Buckeyes continue to build top-ranked 2021 recruiting class

    CBS Sports "Ohio State has churned out some stellar recruiting classes over the last several years, and that trend doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon as the Buckeyes landed the commitment of Evan Pryor on Monday evening. Not to show any complacency, four-star defensive..." March 17

  • Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence named semifinalists for Sullivan Award

    247 Sports "Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was named a semifinalist for the AAU James. E Sullivan Award on Tuesday. Fields is one of 33 semifinalists for the Sullivan Award, which has been given out since 1930 to the nation's best amateur athlete. The only other college football player..." March 10

  • 4 Ohio State assistants top $1M in salary

    UPI "The Ohio State football program will have four assistant coaches making at least $1 million this season, figures from the university show. Ohio State released the salary information Monday, which says the Buckeyes coaching staff will collectively earn nearly $8..." March 10

  • Ohio State thin at running back after injury to projected starter Master Teague

    USA Today "Ohio State will be without running back Master Teague III during spring practice because of an undisclosed injury, the football program’s spokesman confirmed to The Dispatch on Tuesday. Teague is the heir apparent to 2,003-yard rusher J.K. Dobbins. Teauge ran for 789 yards (5.8..." March 03

  • 2020 Heisman Trophy odds: Ohio State QB Justin Fields the favorite over Clemson's Trevor Lawrence

    CBS Sports "Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields threw for 3,273 yards and 41 touchdowns, ran for 484 yards and 10 touchdowns in his first season as its starting quarterback. In the process, he led his team to an unblemished regular season, a Big Ten championship and a berth in..." February 28

  • Ryan Day, Ohio State Agree to 3-Year Contract Extension Through 2026 Season

    Bleacher Report "Ohio State University announced Tuesday that it extended head football coach Ryan Day's contract by three years through 2026. In the press release, it was also revealed that Day will make $5.375 million in 2020, $6.5 million in 2021 and $7.6 million in 2022..." February 25

  • 5 College Football Freshmen Who Can Become Instant Stars

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 recruiting class is in the books, and it’s clear there are a handful of freshmen who have both the talent and skillset to make an immediate impact. We’re highlighting five freshmen in particular who are set up for instant success. These young men will burst onto..." February 25

  • Ex-Ohio State Football Players Face Up To 33 Years In Prison In Rape Case

    TMZ "The two Ohio State football players who were kicked off the team last week after they were accused of rape and kidnapping are now facing up to 33 YEARS behind bars ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported ... a woman claims she was forcibly raped on Feb. 4 in..." February 21

  • Ohio State DB Sevyn Banks Will Switch to No. 7 Jersey Just Like the Gods Intended

    12 Up "Buckeyes' defensive back Sevyn Banks did not play much during his first two seasons for Ohio State, totaling just 12 tackles and one interception in his college football career thus far. However, a new football season means a new Sevyn...." February 18

  • Two former Ohio State players plead not guilty to rape, kidnapping

    Columbus Dispatch "Former Ohio State football players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, both 21, pleaded not guilty Thursday in an appearance before Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Cynthia Ebner, who set bond for each of them. A Franklin County judge set bond Thursday during the first court appearances..." February 17

  • Ohio State athletic department lost money despite $210 million in revenue

    USA Today "Ohio State’s athletic department reported an operating deficit of $10 million last year, the first time in a decade that the department ended the fiscal year in the red. But university administrators contend that the size of the budget deficit is significantly smaller — a..." February 14