November 20, 2014

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College basketball: No. 20 Ohio State makes it look easy in win over Marquette

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COLUMBUS — In a measure of how well No. 20 Ohio State is executing, all three players who came into the interview room Tuesday night mentioned the word “easy.” Kam Williams scored 15 points and Shannon Scott added a career-best 14 assists to lead the Buckeyes past Marquette 74-63. Amir Williams had 12 points, and Read More…

Ohio State crushes UMass-Lowell in season opener

Rusty Miller The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Sam Thompson scored 14 points and No. 20 Ohio State’s newcomers had a big game in leading the Buckeyes to a 92-55 victory against overmatched UMass-Lowell on Friday night. Freshman D’Angelo Russell had 16 points, four rebounds and six assists, Marc Loving scored 14, graduate transfer Anthony Lee Read More…

College Football Playoff rankings: TCU moves into top 4; Ohio State grabs 8th spot

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TCU still has Baylor beat in the College Football Playoff rankings — even though the Bears got the better of the Horned Frogs on the field. The Horned Frogs moved up to fourth in the rankings released Tuesday night, while the Bears were up to seventh, closing the gap between themselves and their Big 12 Read More…

Urban Meyer confident Ohio State won’t look past Minnesota

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COLUMBUS — Fresh from his biggest win as Ohio State’s coach, Urban Meyer says he won’t have any problem with his team looking back on last week instead of preparing for this one. “The good thing is I’ve got nine good coaches and, more importantly, I have players that understand we didn’t play as well Read More…

Ohio State: Spartans can’t stop Buckeyes

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — It had been a while since Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi had to answer for a loss like this. The Michigan State coach and defensive coordinator have turned the Spartans into one of the Big Ten’s top programs, but their team looked overmatched at times Saturday night in a 49-37 loss Read More…

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio’s Buckeye ties run deep

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio’s scarlet and gray ties run deep. Dantonio is from Zanesville and helped Ohio State win a national championship as defensive coordinator in 2002. The teams meet Saturday in East Lansing. “The way the standings look right now this game is extremely important,” Dantonio said. “You’ll Read More…

Ohio State knows Michigan State offers chance to impress

COLUMBUS — They feign indifference and say that they don’t care. Still, make no mistake about it, the Ohio State Buckeyes hear all of that stuff about not playing good teams and failing when they do. And it makes them angry. It also makes them particularly cognizant of the importance of Saturday’s game at No. Read More…

Ohio State has waited long time for its chance to pay back Michigan State for last season

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State tackle Taylor Decker first started thinking about the rematch with Michigan State about 60 seconds after the Spartans had upset his Buckeyes a year ago. The moment is finally at hand. Despite the passage of 11 months, several Buckeyes say they’ve never really gotten over that 34-24 defeat in the Big Read More…

OSU football: Staying on track, close call could help team later

COLUMBUS — When a team faces an uphill climb yet still ends up winning, it gains something from the experience. At least that’s what Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is banking on. Meyer’s 13th-ranked Buckeyes survived their own mistakes and a Penn State rally to win 31-24 in double-overtime Saturday night. So, was just getting Read More…

Urban Meyer: Tough game at Penn State can only help Buckeyes

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COLUMBUS — When a team faces an uphill climb yet still ends up winning, it gains something from the experience. At least that’s what Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is banking on. Meyer’s 13th-ranked Buckeyes survived their own mistakes and a Penn State rally to win 31-24 in double-overtime Saturday night. So, was just getting Read More…