December 21, 2014

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Ohio State football: Cardale Jones wants to show world Big Ten final wasn’t a fluke

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COLUMBUS — Cardale Jones realizes many people weren’t even aware he was still playing football. It had been five years between big games — a state championship game as a junior in high school to the Big Ten title game Dec. 6 — and the only time people heard of him was because of an Read More…

Men’s college basketball: Ohio State handles North Carolina A&T

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COLUMBUS — In its first game against a North Carolina school, No. 12 Ohio State did all right. The next one will be a truer test. D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Marc Loving had 15, leading the Buckeyes to a 97-55 victory over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night. The win set the stage Read More…

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman expected to be named University of Houston coach

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HOUSTON — Houston is negotiating with Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman to be its new head coach, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because a deal hadn’t been completed. Houston fired coach Tony Levine last week. Fox Sports first reported Herman was Read More…

Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Alabama’s Nick Saban have history of big-game battles

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Nick Saban vs. Urban Meyer. Sure, players win games. But the coaches will be center stage at the Sugar Bowl in college football’s inaugural playoff. Saban’s top-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1) faces Meyer’s fourth-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes (12-1) on New Year’s Day, a semifinal matchup between two of the nation’s most storied programs. Saban has Read More…

Ohio State rides dominant win in Big Ten Championship game to playoff berth against Alabama

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GRAPEVINE, Texas — The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power. Nick Saban’s No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Urban Meyer’s No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at the Sugar Bowl. Marcus Mariota, this season’s Heisman Trophy front-runner, Read More…

OSU football: Badgers wary of the new quarterback

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda drew on a baseball analogy to describe Ohio State’s best offense in the Big Ten. It didn’t matter that injuries had the sixth-ranked Buckeyes relying on third-stringer Cardale Jones at quarterback heading into Saturday’s Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis. “Every play with their skill is a Read More…

Ohio State’s seniors have accomplished a lot, but haven’t won Big Ten championship

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer showed smooth timing as he went down the list of accomplishments by his senior class. He mentioned that they helped set a school record with 24 consecutive wins, that they’ve won 35 of their last 38 games, that they’ve captured three Big Ten division titles and that they Read More…

No. 5 Louisville 64, No. 14 Ohio State: Buckeyes can’t keep up with Cardinals

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Terry Rozier made clutch jumpers down the stretch, including a big 3-pointer with 46 seconds remaining, to help No. 5 Louisville survive No. 14 Ohio State 64-55 Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Cardinals (6-0) were in danger of blowing a 17-point halftime lead before Rozier, playing with two left Read More…

Ohio State: Urban Meyer doesn’t agree with a rankings downgrade

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COLUMBUS — For most of the season, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has barely feigned knowledge of or interest in the College Football Playoff. That all changed on a Big Ten Championship Game teleconference. The third-year Buckeyes coach was asked if he thought the CFP panel might just downgrade his team because star quarterback J.T. Read More…

Ohio State: Buckeyes turn to Cardale Jones in Big Ten Championship Game

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COLUMBUS — For the second time in four months, Ohio State is turning to a backup quarterback to lead the way because of a season-ending injury to the starter. Coach Urban Meyer will go with Cardale Jones, replacing Heisman candidate J.T. Barrett, who broke his ankle in Saturday’s win over Michigan, when the sixth-ranked Buckeyes (11-1, Read More…