MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — The Bowl Championship Series came calling once again for Ohio State, albeit not the game the Buckeyes wanted.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney spent much of their Orange Bowl news conference praising each other’s teams.Meyer has led the Buckeyes to a 12-1 record this year, losing to Michigan State 34-24 on Saturday night in the Big Ten championship game. Clemson lost two games this season, to top-ranked Florida State and the regular- season finale to South Carolina.Clemson won the previous meeting between the schools, 17-15 in the 1978 Gator Bowl. In that game, Ohio State coach Woody Hayes punched Clemson nose guard Charlie Bauman after he intercepted a late pass. Hayes was fired a day later.The Orange Bowl is Jan. 3 at Sun Life Stadium.Sports & RecreationAmerican FootballDabo Swinney
The Ohio State basketball team is off to a perfect 8-0 start and has a matchup with Bryant University on the docket Wednesday. Anything less than a 9-0 start would be incredibly surprising at this point. However, more challenging games are right around the corner. Notre Dame and the loaded Big Ten await the Buckeyes in the near future, and Thad Matta is still working on getting his rotation completely ironed out. Read on to see the Buckeyes’ best situational lineups for the rest of the season. Begin Slideshow