Welcome to BuckeyeNation’s live coverage of national signing day for the Ohio State Buckeyes. We’ll be with you throughout the day providing up-to-the minute updates on OSU’s Class of 2013. Watch live coverage on ESPNU | Talk signing day on our “Horseshoe Pit” forum Follow the live blog after the jump. Already enrolled: CB Eli Apple (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern) : Apple is the only five-star athlete for the Buckeyes and one of just 11 nationally according to ESPN.
A Cleveland television station has hired former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel as a special contributor. Tressel, who stepped down after 10 seasons as Buckeyes coach in May 2011 following the Tattoogate scandal, will provide a weekly report, “A Moment with Jim Tressel,” during WKYC-TV’s 7 p.m. Wednesday newscasts, The Plain Dealer reported Tuesday in Cleveland. “Jim’s national championships as head football coach at Ohio State and Youngstown State universities are well known to all, but his motivational speeches and best-selling books will be the basis of our ‘A Moment with Jim Tressel,’ ” said Brooke Spectorsky, the Gannett-owned station’s president and general manager. Tressel, 59, led the Buckeyes to the national championship in 2002. He worked with the Indianapolis Colts last fall before taking a job created for him in February at the University of Akron as vice president of strategic engagement. “Jim motivates with passion but leads with compassion,” said Virgil Dominic, the station’s interim news director. “We envision …
There may be some hot hitting at Center Ice Sports Complex this weekend. The University of Akron’s Hockey Club has a score to settle with its counterpart at Ohio State. “We have some…
Central Florida faces the daunting task of playing at Ohio State on Saturday, and the challenge may have gotten tougher with an injury one of the team’s top running backs. Latavius Murray suffered a bruised shoulder in UCF’s 56-14 opening win over Akron. Knights coach George O’Leary listed Murray as week to week but didn’t indicate Murray’s availability against the Buckeyes, who blew out Miami University 56-10 in their opener. Murray rushed for 108 yards on 14 carries Thursday against Akron. A trio of backs that includes senior Brynn Harvey likely would pick up the slack for Murray. Harvey was the team’s leading rusher last seson with 574 yards. Harvey, Storm Johnson and Cedric Thompson combined for 91 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in the Knights’ first game.
After collecting a 56-14 win at Akron Aug. 30, UCF (1-0) makes another trip to the Buckeye State to face No. 18 Ohio State (1-0) Saturday, Sept. 8, on ESPN2.
The Zips game against the Cowboys will be shown on ESPNU.
University of Akron head men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot has agreed in principle to a new ten-year contract, President Dr. Luis M. Proenza and director of athletics Tom Wistrcill announced Friday. The contract is finalized and pending approval from the UA Board of Trustees.
SPORTS BLOGGERS! LeBron James high school football exploits are pretty well known. The NBA MVP was an all-state wide receiver as a sophomore at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, and has publicly flirted with the idea of playing pro football many times.
Akron and men's basketball coach Keith Dambrot have agreed in principle to a contract extension that gives Dambrot a 10-year deal, likely one of the longest fixed-term agreements for any Division I basketball or football coach.
University of Akron men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot agrees to a new contract through the 2021-22 season.