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Ohio State Beating Purdue Lands Them at No 8 in the AP Poll

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Ohio State beats Purdue in the final minutes of the game last week leading the team to be ranked number 8 in the latest NCAAM AP Poll. The number three team in the nation, Purdue, saw their 19 game winning streak come to an end against Ohio State. This was due in part to the performance of junior, Keita Bates-Diop. His tip-in, with 2.8 seconds left on the clock, gave Ohio State their one point win against Purdue.

This would be the first Big Ten loss for Purdue. It would also put an end to their record winning streak. The epic 64-63 victory pushed the Buckeyes into a first place tie. The game, at times, seemed like a shoe-in for Purdue. At one point, during the second half of the game, Purdue led by a stout 14 points However, Ohio State proved they could handle the pressure whittling down this lead and several last-minute clutch plays.

2/12/2018 12:53:49 PM
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Ohio State Coach Kerry Coombs Is On The Move

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It is with a sad heart that Ohio State students and alumni say goodbye to Kerry Coombs. Coombs is on his way to join the NFL Tennessee Titans as one of their assistant coaches. This is according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports.

This is a pretty heavy hit since Coombs has been present since head coach Urban Meyer took over the Buckeyes. It has to feel like fans, and Meyer himself, are cutting off a piece of themselves.

In a span of five years, Coombs has managed to have four of his cornerbacks get drafted in the first round, and he is likely to be credited with at least one other in this year's draft. Denzel Ward is projected to go early in the first, and is easily in contention for the best corner this year. Ward, like many others have and will, sent out a tweet thanking Coombs for his dedication and knowledge he imparted.

1/26/2018 2:59:20 PM
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Terry McLaurin Returns to Ohio State for 2018

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Ohio had a deal of great news on Monday when their third and final  receiver Terry McLaurin tweeted his intent to return to school for another year. This puts Ohio State's receiving core back together for another year. Certainly with J. T. Barrett's departure this year it will help the new quarterback transition with the team to have those standout wide receivers to throw to. Couple this with junior Johnny Dixon making his exciting touchdown plays and the receivers at Ohio State will give defenders nightmares.

1/18/2018 2:43:17 PM
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Alex Grinch: Ohio State Adds Another Coach To The Staff

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Ohio State University is pleased to announce the addition of defensive coach Alex Grinch. Most recently, Grinch has been the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Washington State University. It had been talked about for a little while now, but much like the Raiders with Jon Gruden, they waited to make it official.

The Ohio State University Athletics Department made an announcement Monday afternoon stating that Grinch will be joining the team, but did not divulge what his exact role will be on the coaching staff.

Grinch will be coming home to roost with the Buckeyes. He grew up in Grove City, and also matriculated at Mount Union. He was a part of three National Championship teams and went 54-1 during that time. The fans will have something to be excited about watching what Grinch can do for the young men on the team.

1/10/2018 1:22:34 PM
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USC To Maintain Its Tempo Offense Against The Ohio State Defense

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USC heads into the final game of 2017 with confidence, owing to their Pac-12 title win and a skilled quarterback in the lineup. A lot of attention has surrounded Sam Darnold due to the pending draft where he is considered a top pick. The No. 8 Trojans will be taking on No. 5 Ohio State with the same up-tempo style that they have approached each game with this season. With Darnold providing the speed to keep up this style of offense, USC managed an average of 489.5 yards a game in the Pac-12, the second most productive one.

Tee Martin, the offensive coordinator for USC, was quoted saying that they adopted the up-tempo style for the whole season and not just for a particular team. He said that the point of this offense was to stay dominant against their opponents regardless of the rotation rate. He is hoping that the same style will be effective when facing the Buckeyes tonight in the Cotton Bowl.

Ohio State will have to work hard to slow down the Trojans, especially with Darnold leading the rushing attack. The Buckeyes have gone through about eight defensive linemen, including defense ends Sam Hubbard, Jalyn Holmes, Tyquan Lewis, and Nick Bosa, the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year.

12/29/2017 1:36:44 PM
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Big News For Buckeye Fans In DE Alex Williams

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Ohio St Buckeyes got some great news and local talent for their 2018 recruiting class. Three star rated defensive end Alex Williams from Pickerington North High School has switched his commitment from West Virginia University to the Ohio State University. This announcement comes on the first of early signing days, but there are sure to be many more announcements to come in the next few exciting days ahead.

This is not totally official yet, and could still have a chance to go awry, but Williams school were the ones to put out the notice of young Mr. Williams intent. He is expected to make his signing official on Wednesday with Ohio State. This coming from a close source to Williams who confirmed it.

Alex Williams is quite the specimen at 6'7" and 250 pounds. He is ranked as the 32nd weak side defensive end in the nation and the 26th best player in the state of Ohio. He had been committed to West Virginia  since May, but it seems a visit from head coach Urban Meyer has changed his outlook on where he wants to play next year.

12/20/2017 2:03:13 PM
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Quarter Back, Matthew Baldwin, Commits To The Ohio State Buckeyes

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Matthew Baldwin, a Pro-Style Quarterback, committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes and it's Head Coach, Urban Meyer this week. Baldwin's football career started in high school at Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. Baldwin, like many young adults, changed his mind at the last minute.

Matthew Baldwin originally committed to attend and play for the Colorado State Rams. On November 30th, 2017 Baldwin withdrew his, Colorado State, letter of commitment. Shortly afterward, Baldwin announced his commitment to play for coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

On November 11th, Baldwin toured the Ohio State facilities during an "unofficial" visit to the campus. This visit happened to coincided with the rivalry game against Michigan State University. Matthew Baldwin enjoyed watching the Ohio State Buckeyes crush the Michigan State Spartans 48 to 3.

Baldwin made the trip to the Columbus campus with his mother. Mathew Baldwin and his mother left the campus visit happy with a scholarship offer from the Ohio State Buckeyes.

12/19/2017 1:41:07 PM
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Ohio State Buckeyes Take Victory After Deficit
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The Ohio State Buckeyes got the victory Monday night despite trailing the Michigan Wolverines by as much as 20 points in the first half. The brutal first half included seven turn overs by the Buckeyes. They would end the first half with a 13 point deficit against the Wolverines.

The second half started with the Buckeyes on fire sinking 10 of 13 first shots.  The Wolverines, who started the first half sinking 60 percent of their shots, cooled in the beginning of the second half missing the first four shots of the half. Ohio State would see their first time in the lead with a little over 12 minutes left in the game. C.J. Jackson and Keita Bates-Diop sank the free throws that would put the Buckeyes in the lead.

12/7/2017 1:35:14 PM
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The Wisconsin Badgers Are Underdogs

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It comes as a shock to many that the Wisconsin Badgers are considered the underdogs in the upcoming game against Ohio State. It is a surprise as the Badgers are the only team to win 12 straight in all of the Football Bowl Subdivision.

This unwelcome title is being attributed to low rank of the Badger opponents. Only one of the Badgers victories have been against a team with a top ranking in the AP. Wisconsin themselves ranks a mere 45th in the FBS. Their upcoming opponent, Ohio State, ranks an impressive third.

Even with victories coming from low ranking opponents, twelve straight victories is no small feat. The lowest ranking teams have proven to be formidable opponents against even the best teams. An example is the defeat of the number one ranked Clemson to Syracuse, a team whose ranking does not even make them eligible for a bowl game.

11/28/2017 3:29:08 PM
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Ohio State Depth Chart for Michigan November 25th

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The one major change for Ohio State’s game against Michigan on November 25th is Erick Smith starting at Safety along with Jordan Fuller. Fuller had taken over the position after the first game but this week, both players are back as co-starters. Fuller had a leg injury last week and did not play.

Offense

LT
74 Jamarco Jones 6-5, 310 Sr.
58 Joshua Alabi 6-5, 300 So.

LG
73 Michael Jordan 6-7, 310 So.
66 Malcolm Pridgeon 6-7, 315 Jr.

C
54 Billy Price 6-4, 312 Sr.
79 Brady Taylor 6-5, 300 Jr.

RG
78 Demetrius Knox 6-4,3-8 Jr.
69 Matthew Burrell 6-3, 200 So.
52 Wyatt Davis 6-4, 310 Fr.

RT
59 Isaiah Prince 6-7, 310 Jr.
75 Thayer Munford 6-6, 325 Fr.

TE
85 Marcus Baugh 6-5, 255 Sr..
13 Rashod Berry 6-4, 260 So.
89 or Luke Farrell 6-6, 250 Fr.

QB
16 J.T. Barrett 6-2, 220 Sr.
7 Dwayne Haskins 6-3, 214 Fr.
10 or Joe Burrow 6-3, 215 So.
18 Tate Martell 5-11, 205 Fr.

RB
2 J.K. Dobbins 5-10, 208 Fr
25 or Mike Weber 5-10, 214 So.
26 Antonio Williams 5-11, 208 So.
30 Demario McCall 5-9, 195 So.

H-B
21 Parris Campbell 6-1, 208 Jr
14 or K.J. Hill 6-0, 198 So
80  C.J. Saunders 5-11, 176 Jr.

WR
11 9 Austin Mack 6-2, 215 So.
or Binjimen Victor 6-4, 195 So.

WR
1 Johnnie Dixon 5-11, 195 Jr
83 or Terry McLaurin 6-1, 204 Jr

Defense

DE
59 Tyquan Lewis 6-4, 265 Sr
97 or Nick Bosa 6-4, 270 So
18 Jonathon Cooper 6-3, 250 So.

DT
93 Tracy Sprinkle 6-3, 293 Sr.
67 Robert Landers 6-1, 283 So.
53 Davon Hamilton 6-4, 300 So.

DT
96 Dre'Mont Jones 6-3, 285 So.
9 Jashon Cornell 6-3, 280 So.
92 Haskell Garrett 6-2, 286 Fr.

DE
6 Sam Hubbard 6-5, 265 Jr
11 or Jalyn Holmes 6-5, 270 Sr
2 Chase Young 6-5, 240 Fr.

LB
33 Dante Booker 6-3, 240 Jr
39 or Malik Harrison 6-3, 235 So
20  Pete Werner 6-3, 215 Fr.

MLB
35 Chris Worley 6-2, 230 Sr
32 or Tuf Borland 6-1,230 Fr
5  Baron Browning 6-4, 230 Fr.

LB
17 Jerome Baker 6-1, 225 Jr.
16 Keandre Jones 6-2, 225 So.
47 Justin Hilliard 6-1, 230 So.

CB
12 Denzel Ward 5-11, 191 Jr.
1 Jeffrey Okudah 6-1, 193 Fr.

SAF
7 Damon Webb 5-11, 195 Sr.
14 Isaiah Pryor 6-2, 192 Fr.

SAF
4 Jordan Fuller 6-2, 207 So
34 or Erick Smith 6-0, 203 Sr
15 Wayne Davis 5-10, 193 Fr.

CB
3 Damon Arnette 6-0, 195 So
8  or Kendall Sheffield  6-0, 183 So

Specialists

K
96  Sean Nuernberger 6-1, 225 Sr.
95 Blake Haubeil 6-3, 200 Fr.

KO
95 Blake Haubeil 6-3, 200 Fr.
96  Sean Nuernberger 6-1, 225 Sr.

P
91 Drue Chrisman 6-3, 212 Fr.
96 Sean Nuernberger 6-1, 225 Sr.

LS
49 Liam McCullough 6-2, 210 So.

H
91 Drue Chrisman 6-3, 212 Fr.
80 C.J. Saunders 5-11, 176 Jr.

PR
14 K.J. Hill 6-0, 198 So.
30 Demario McCall 5-9, 195 So.
8 Kendall Sheffield 6-0, 183 So.

KOR
21 Parris Campbell 6-1, 208 Jr
25 or Mike Weber  5-10, 214 So
14  K.J. Hill 6-0, 198 So.

2017 Ohio State Football: Team Up North Trailer

11/25/2017 10:38:55 AM
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Terry Glenn Dies In Accident

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Terry Glenn, the well-known Ohio State legend and NFL star, has tragically died in a car accident in Irving, Texas. He was only 43 years old.

Glenn initially joined the Buckeyes as a walk-on but distinguished himself and was honored as an All-American and All-Big Ten wide receiver. He won the Fred Biletnikoff Award in 1995 for being the best receiver in the nation. He still holds Ohio State's record for the most receiving yards scored in a game, including 253 yards and four touchdown catches from his impressive nine-reception game against Pittsburgh in 1995.

In Glenn's final season with Ohio State, he achieved a total of 17 touchdowns and ran 411 receiving yards. He still retains his ranking as the second highest wide receiver scorer in Buckeye's history. Only David Boston, who ran 1,435 yards in 1998, scored higher.

11/24/2017 9:23:51 PM
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Illinois Coach Lovie Smith Returns To Ohio

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The Illinois coach Lovie Smith, makes a return to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Smith returns after a 22 year absence. His prior appointment was as the assistant coach and a lot has happened since this time.

In those 22 years, Smith has coached for several teams in the NFL including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the St. Louis Rams, and the Chicago Bears. Before making his way to the NFL he spent a brief season coaching for Ohio in 1995.

However, the 59 year old coach has made a return to college ball in what is now his second season as head coach with Illinois. Smith is looking forward to being back in the Buckeyes stadium when his team competes against the Buckeyes in Saturday's game.

Smith has fond memories of his time with the Buckeyes. He fondly recalls working John Cooper and the amazing traditions of Ohio State. He also recalled his time coaching several defensive backs for Ohio that would go on to the NFL like Ty Howard and Antoine Winfield.

11/17/2017 11:34:58 AM
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The Ohio State Basketball 2018 Early Signing Class

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Chris Holtmann and Ohio State welcome in four new members for the 2018 Men’s Basketball roster. With the early signing period starting Wednesday this week, Ohio State and the men’s basketball coaching staff welcomes in four members of the new 2018 recruiting class. Previous verbal commits got the opportunity to make it official and begin their careers as Buckeyes.

Luther Muhammad 6’3”

Luther Muhammad was the highest rated player in the class and comes at a position the needs more depth. From Hudson Catholic NJ, Muhammad is a four star shooting guard who rated 72nd to 75th overall nationally.

Justin Ahrens 6’5”

Small Forward Justin Ahrens is the only player from Ohio to sign in the class, he’s from Versailles. Ahrens is a three star prospect ranked as the 10th best in Ohio. He had opened up his recruiting after Thad Matta was let go from the program but returned to Buckeyes after Holtmann offered him another scholarship.

11/9/2017 2:59:50 PM
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J.T. Barrett Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Week

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It comes as little surprise to anyone that J.T. Barrett of Ohio State was named Big Ten's offensive player of the week. The quarterback for Ohio State was a practical shoe in after this stellar performance against the Penn State Nittany Lions. The comeback on Saturday night was historic and certainly worthy of the title for J.T. Barrett.

Barrett's amazing stats for the night included running for 95 yards, four touchdowns and 33- for-39 for an impressive 328 yards. His performance did have its flaws with a turnover caused by a poor hand-off. He made up for his transgressions in the fourth quarter with three touchdowns and 13 for 13 for 170 of those 328 yards. The game ended with 16 straight attempts completed.

11/2/2017 10:41:27 PM
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Penn State Vs. Ohio State Breaks Season College Football Record On FOX

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When the Ohio State Buckeyes play, they bring major ratings for TV networks. This is especially the case when they are up against another popular, ratings-drawing foe.

Before kickoff even took place, Penn State vs. Ohio State was already being billed as the biggest game of this season. It's safe to say it was, and the TV ratings proved it.

The game was the highest rating for a college football match in network history. As for that the metered market rating was, FOX said it was a 6.4. This also means it was the second-highest rating for a college football match on any network this season.

Penn State at Ohio State - Football Highlights

10/31/2017 2:39:46 PM
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Ohio State 2017 Football Schedule

Cotton Bowl v USC 12/29 24-7

Big Ten Football Championship 27-21
Thu, Aug 31 @ Indiana 49-21

Sat, Sep 9 vs Oklahoma 16-31

Sat, Sep 16 vs Army 38-7

Sat, Sep 23 vs UNLV 54-21

Sat, Sep 30 @ Rutgers 56-0

Sat, Oct 7 vs Maryland 62-14

Sat, Oct 14 @ Nebraska 56-14

Sat, Oct 28 vs Penn State 39-38

Sat, Nov 4 @ Iowa 24-55

Sat, Nov 11 vs MI State 48-3

Sat, Nov 18 vs Illinois 52-14

Sat, Nov 25 @ Michigan 31-20

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