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Pending NCAA Infractions Mean Little for Ohio State Buckeyes
May 28th, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Last week, reports broke that Ohio State's athletic department had reported 46 NCAA infractions of a secondary nature, and more news came afterward that up to another dozen violations were pending. This caused some scrutiny from the media and fans, but it turns out that there is likely nothing to...

Ohio State Student-Athletes to Receive IPads for Educational Purposes
May 24th, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Ohio State student-athletes are used to being leaders on the field, but the university is taking steps to make sure the Buckeyes are on top in the classroom as well. The Buckeyes' athletic department announced that its players will have access to iPads that they may use during their time in...

Ohio State University Puts “Dumb Jock” Stereotype in Past
May 21st, 2012 at 4:25 PM
Thinking back to my college years and how scholarship athletes were treated back in the 1970s, I can't help but marvel at the progress that's been made since then.  In those days it was rare to find an athlete with much intellectual curiosity. They simply wanted to play, and that's...

Ohio State Reveals Secondary NCAA Violations
May 20th, 2012 at 3:16 PM
The Buckeyes turned over their list of NCAA rules infractions to the Plain Dealer last week, but unlike last year, there were no ticking time bombs that threatened the school's athletic programs' eligibility to compete. Ohio State revealed 46 self-reported NCAA infractions across 21 varsity sports. Some of those violations came...

Ohio State Athletes Provide More Excitement for BuckeyeNation
May 8th, 2012 at 10:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** It just seems that there's no end to the great accomplishments of the Ohio State Buckeye athletes. Once again, from wrestling to gymnastics to football, the college sports news is alive with names Ohio State competitors. The wrestling team closed out its season in March, and on Sunday they held their...

Ohio State Football Spring Game Weekend
April 20th, 2012 at 1:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** The long anticipated "first look" at Urban Meyer's Ohio State football program is finally here. Saturday at 1:30 in Ohio Stadium, the Ohio State Scarlet Team headed by Coach Tom Herman will take on the Ohio State Grey Team headed by Coach Luke Fickell in the annual spring game (this year...

Ohio State to Celebrate 100 Years of Athletic Competition
April 10th, 2012 at 12:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** It was 100 years ago this year that Ohio State established its athletic department, and joined competitive collegiate athletics by becoming a member of the Western Conference that later became the Big Ten Conference. In 1912, Ohio State initiated its athletics program by establishing teams in baseball, men’s basketball, football,...

Ohio State Local Recruit Dropped Due to Criminal Charges
February 1st, 2012 at 11:20 AM
One of the very positive things about this year's recruiting class for Urban Meyer is that so many of the recruits come from right here in Ohio. It's exciting to know that Meyer is being so successful in our own back  yard. Yet, even some local recruits can't meet the high standards that are expected at Ohio State......

Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer Adds Sheridan to Team
January 31st, 2012 at 8:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Ohio State University athletic website reported last night that Urban Meyer has completed the assembly of his coaching staff, and in doing so he has added even more NFL expertise to the mix.  Bill Sheridan has joined Urban Meyer's staff as a defensive assistant. Sheridan comes to the Buckeyes from the Miami Dolphins where he's spent...

Ohio State Buckeyes Hire Bill Sheridan to Coaching Staff
January 27th, 2012 at 11:26 PM
In a story first broken by The Lantern, the Detroit Free Press has confirmed from multiple sources that the Ohio State Buckeyes have hired Bill Sheridan to join the newly formed coaching staff. Sheridan was the assistant coach at the University of Michigan for three years under Lloyd Carr after...

Ohio State Sports are Truly Elite Programs
January 24th, 2012 at 11:20 AM
***PHOTO1***  Excellence in sports is an elusive thing at times. It's one thing to achieve the level of a national champion in a good year, but it's quite another to be a true contender for that honor year after year. Just ask the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Green Bay Packers. Both...

Ohio State Football Stops to Make U-Turn
January 4th, 2012 at 8:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Ohio State University's new head coach Urban Meyer hasn't wasted any time since he was hired on November 28. He immediately started working on next year's recruiting class, began familiarizing himself with the players, and held a meeting with the team to let them know that he was the...

Ohio State Must Find Closure After NCAA’s Ruling
December 23rd, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Some lies do not appear to be that bad. In fact, sometimes what is true actually hurts more than a lie. ***PHOTO1*** That was the case when Ohio State received word of its NCAA-imposed punishment earlier this week. The lie former football coach Jim Tressel told was not that bad, or so...

Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith Should Feel Repercussions in the Face of NCAA Sanctions
December 22nd, 2011 at 12:20 AM
Gene Smith should have gotten the boot some time ago. ***PHOTO1*** The Ohio State athletic director has come under fire after the NCAA finally imposed its sanctions on the Buckeye football program -- a one-year bowl ban starting in 2012, the loss of nine scholarships over three seasons and a three-season probation...

Ohio State’s Wait on NCAA Sanctions Finally Over
December 20th, 2011 at 10:21 PM
Today the NCAA announced the results of their lengthy evaluation of the "pants for tattoos" scandal that rocked Jim Tressel's Ohio State team exactly one year ago. Urban Meyer now knows what he has to deal with going into his first season as the new head coach of the Buckeyes. ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2***   The long, frustrating...

Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Already Building the Program
December 15th, 2011 at 11:24 AM
There's little doubt that the selection of Urban Meyer as the head football coach at Ohio State was a very easy, and very good, decision for Gene Smith to make. But the method they are using to ease him into the role has turned out to be a stroke of...

Ohio State Heading to the Gator Bowl
December 4th, 2011 at 11:26 PM
As we speculated earlier this week, the Ohio State Buckeyes have in fact received an invite to the Gator Bowl where they are set to face the Florida Gators. The game is slated to be played in Jacksonville, Fla. on Jan. 2, 2012 because the first falls on a Sunday this...

Report: Urban Meyer Accepts Ohio State Head Coaching Job
November 28th, 2011 at 10:01 AM
It will not be official until he's trotted out in Scarlet and Gray, but multiple reports Monday morning have confirmed that former Florida head coach Urban Meyer will be taking over at Ohio State. The announcement is expected to be made by Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith later this...

Ohio State to Bring in Urban Meyer?
November 18th, 2011 at 11:46 AM
***PHOTO1*** Ever since the Ohio State Buckeyes and former head coach Jim Tressel parted ways in May, rumors have been flying that the Buckeyes wanted to bring in former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer. Things started getting more interesting when Meyer bought Kirk Herbstreit's old home in Upper Arlington. Now,...

NCAA President Mark Emmert Supports Extra Money for Athletes
October 25th, 2011 at 10:09 AM
NCAA president Mark Emmert is backing a proposal that would give student athletes an additional $2,000 to help cover expenses. He acknowledges the fact that student athletes have less time to work regular jobs (all of which have to be approved by the NCAA anyway) because of the amount of...