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Rutgers head coach Chris Ash shouts to his players during the second half against New Mexico in Piscataway, N.J., on Sept. 17, 2016. AP Photo/Mel Evans

Rutgers coach Chris Ash impressed by Ohio State Buckeyes’ 3-0 start

Chris Ash has tried to change the focus of Rutgers versus Ohio State from his return to Columbus to his players seeking a big victory.“I know the players, but it’s not about me knowing the players,” Ash said Monday. “It’s about our players knowing the players and going out and ...

Xavier head coach Kevin McGuff calls a play against East Tennessee State in this photo made, Sunday, March 21, 2010, in Cincinnati. Xavier is starting the season ranked fifth in the Associated Press poll. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Catch him if you can: McGuff searching far, wide for future Buckeyes

If you want to know what goes into building a national powerhouse in women’s basketball, just ask Kevin McGuff about a September travel schedule that has taken him to every region of the country.East Coast, West Coast, Southeast and, yep, back here in the Midwest.The hometown news organization of the ...

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 03: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes congratulates Bri’onte Dunn #25 of the Ohio State Buckeyes after he scored a touchdown against the Illinois Illini on November 3, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Illinois 52-22. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer confirms what everyone already knew about OSU, LSU jobs

The totally absurd notion Urban Meyer might leave Ohio State for LSU can officially be put to bed.Meyer told reporters on the Big Ten coaches teleconference he has not been contacted by Tiger representatives and will continue coaching the Buckeyes.https://twitter.com/TIM_MAYsports/status/780825716162035713In case you missed it, Meyer’s name was mentioned in a ...

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes motions to his team against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Is Urban Meyer right to oppose college football early signing period?

Should there be an early signing period for college football recruits?Urban Meyer says no.Emphatically.https://twitter.com/BigTenNetwork/status/780442630660337664His two-minute speech Monday represented at least the second or third time he has shared this opinion in some form or another.He made some excellent points about giving prospects more time to make their final decisions, but ...

J.T. Barrett not concerned about Heisman Trophy

J.T. Barrett keeps putting up big numbers, the type of stats that might make him the first Ohio State Buckeyes player to win the Heisman Trophy since Troy Smith.Smith threw 30 touchdown passes and rushed for one in 13 games in 2006. With 10 touchdown passes and three touchdown runs ...

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 3: The Ohio State Buckeyes run on to the field prior to the start of the game against the Bowling Green Falcons on September 3, 2016 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Quarterback Danny Clark drops Ohio State verbal commitment

Ohio State’s recruiting class shrank by one Tuesday with the decommitment of Danny Clark. He announced his decision with a heart-felt Twitter post that detailed his lifelong love of the Buckeyes but expressed concerns about his fit in coach Urban Meyer’s spread offense. https://twitter.com/DClarkQB/status/780751709610049536 Clark committed to Ohio State when ...

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11: Jalin Marshall #89 of the New York Jets and head coach Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals embrace after the game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the New York Jets 23-22. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Underclassmen to get more chances to impress NFL scouts earlier

The NFL and American Football Coaches Association announced Monday new regulations that should allow league scouts better access to underclassmen.The agreement, which goes into effect in February, is designed to allow the NFL’s College Advisory Committee to gather more information and give juniors thinking about leaving early a better picture ...

Rutgers big underdog in Chris Ash’s return to Ohio State

Chris Ash has borrowed at least one page from the Urban Meyer coaching playbook. The former Ohio State co-defensive coordinator slapped a title on his first season as head coach at Rutgers.Meyer creates a theme every year — it was “The Chase” in 2014, “The Grind” in 2015 and now ...

Urban Meyer: Anthem protest has not come up with Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Monday no players have talked to him about kneeling during the national anthem San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the protest, which has been done by athletes across the country at the pro, college and high school levels in recent weeks. “We ...

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 06: Ohio State Head coach Jim Tressel and Louisiana State Head coach Les Miles pose with the BCS trophy during the BCS Championship coaches’ press conference on January 6, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Louisiana State will take on Ohio State for the BCS Championship tomorrow at the Superdome in New Orleans. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Even CFB championship coaches have nearly 50/50 chance of being fired

Surprised Les Miles was fired at LSU on Sunday despite having led the Tigers to a national championship during his career?Maybe you shouldn’t be.RELATED: 7 things to know about CFB Week 4Firing a national championship coach is surprisingly common in the past 25 years, when 18 led their team to ...

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 24: Jauan Jennings #15 of the Tennessee Volunteers runs into the end zone with a 67-yard touchdown reception against the Florida Gators in the fourth quarter at Neyland Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Florida 38-28. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

7 CFB thoughts: Badgers and Aggies win big while LSU, Notre Dame exit

1. Texas A&M; has fooled us before, but things could be different this year.Armed with a defense playing great for second-year coordinator John Chavis and veteran quarterback Trevor Knight, the Aggies look like the type of team many once thought head coach Kevin Sumlin was building. The biggest stars of ...

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer busy on Buckeye bye week managing streaks

While Ohio State fans the state and nation over settle for a Saturday college football slate agonizing without their beloved Buckeyes, head coach Urban Meyer was busy during the team’s bye week.http://twitter.com/spinnershells/status/779719869398937604Ohio State has a week off after beating Oklahoma last Saturday. The Buckeyes play Rutgers on Oct. 1 to ...

Ohio State tight end Rashod Berry, left, is tackled by linebacker Justin Hilliard during practice at the Coffey Road fields on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Ohio State linebacker Hilliard to miss rest of season

Ohio State linebacker Justin Hilliard suffered a season-ending arm injury and broke the news himself Friday.On Instagram, Hilliard posted a photo of him in a wheelchair at Ohio State University Hospital East with his arm in a sling. He wrote, “Can’t lie I’m hurt, but head up and looking forward ...

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans takes the field with his team prior to a game against the Furman Paladins at Spartan Stadium on September 2, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Wisconsin-MSU, several SEC clashes highlight CFB weekend viewing guide

Can this first month of college football get any better? There’s only one way to find out.We must watch as much football as possible this weekend.After previewing the NFL schedule, here’s your college football viewing guide.NOON WINDOWIn continuing a season-long theme, there are ranked teams involved in intriguing games right ...

Ohio State Buckeyes defense embracing ‘basic’

Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Jalyn Holmes didn’t have to wait long. After professing his love for the word “basic,” Holmes was asked Wednesday if it was on a T-shirt yet.“It will be,” he said.By Thursday, it was, thanks to the Eleven Warriors website, which had sold all its “Basic ...

Ohio State’s Greg Schiano talks to players during spring football practice on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Ohio State Buckeyes coach Schiano hits cyclist with car

Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano hit a bicyclist with his car Thursday morning in Columbus, according to a report by the Columbus Dispatch. An Ohio State spokesman confirmed the accident happened at West Lane Avenue and Fred Taylor Drive and said the accident is under investigation by Columbus police. ...

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines after a 42-13 Ohio State win at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

7 things to know as Big Ten football conference play starts

Welcome to the first week of Big Ten football for 2016.We see some new people in the crowd, but don’t worry – there’s plenty of room on the bandwagon.Yes, even you folks from the South can come along if you want. This could be the best ride we’ve had in ...

CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 24: Puddles the mascot watches the game against the Oregon Ducks of the Oregon State Beavers during the 116th Civil War on November 24, 2012 at the Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Ohio State should follow Oregon’s lead with mascot tribute uniforms

After pioneering the whole alternate uniform thing that has pervaded college football for better or for worse in the past decade or so, Oregon has a new idea. The Ducks are going to dress like, well, ducks. As in their mascot, Puddles. https://twitter.com/GoDucks/status/778957058662019074 Beauty is in the eye of the ...

Buckeyes plan to relax and watch football during bye week

A number of Ohio State Buckeyes answered questions Wednesday about what they plan to do with their one free Saturday between now and December. All said they planned to watch football. Just like their fans, the players eat, sleep and breathe the game, and that’s easy to do when you’re ...

Urban Meyer might have constructed his perfect offense at Ohio State

Here’s something to consider as Ohio State navigates its open week in the schedule. Has Urban Meyer put together the prototypical lineup for his spread offense? Although it’s only been three games, this seems distinctly possible with the way the Buckeyes sliced and dice Oklahoma. A quarterback (J.T. Barrett) who ...

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