COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rachel Theriot scored 26 points and Jordan Hooper had 24 to spark a late rally that pushed No. 17 Nebraska’s winning streak to seven with a 67-59 win over Ohio State on Thursday.Ohio State went up 52-44 with 8:02 left but the Cornhuskers (20-5, 10-3 Big Ten) put together…
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first time in five years, the 22nd-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes hit the middle of February with no shot at a Big Ten regular-season title.
The Ohio State Buckeyes may have closed the season with two straight losses, but head coach Urban Meyer and his staff are bringing plenty of talent to Columbus in their 2014 class. According to 247Sports.com’s current rankings, only the Alabama Crimson Tide have a more impressive crop of incoming prospects. That means the Bucks are built to contend next season and will have the depth to develop in the meantime for sustainable prowess. But some of the current commits have designs of playing right away for Meyer at Ohio State, thanks to the circumstances surrounding the Buckeyes and their respective abilities. Let’s take a look at the impact some of the best players in this 2014 class should have as the program strides on into a promising future. Note: Player ratings, statistics and measurements are courtesy of 247Sports.com unless otherwise indicated. Raekwon McMillan, ILB As the only surefire 5-star member of the bunch, McMillan stands out as the best candidate to aid Ohio State in 2014. The Liberty County High School (Hinesville, Ga.) product doesn’t have amazing speed, evident in his 4.79 40-yard dash time, but he has a thick build at 6’2″, 242 pounds. That enhances his chance of seeing the field in a prominent role sooner rather than later. Perhaps McMillan’s biggest strength is stuffing the run—something the Buckeyes struggled with down the stretch, particularly in the Big Ten title loss to Michigan State. With dynamic linebacker Ryan Shazier…
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There’s an invisible line that a good team must cross to become a national or even conference contender.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Another 12-win season is in the books, though the second one under Urban Meyer did come with a pair of losses at the end that took a bit of the shine off the record for Ohio State. As the Buckeyes turn the page to Year 3 under Meyer, they’ll certainly be looking to top that victory total, clinch a spot in the first edition of the College Football Playoff and again compete for a national title. To do so, all three phases will have issues to address, and the final checklist hits on the special teams.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Another 12-win season is in the books, though the second one under Urban Meyer did come with a pair of losses at the end that took a bit of the shine off the record for Ohio State.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hang on. This could be a wild offseason at Ohio State.
As Ohio State prepares for the Orange Bowl against Clemson, there have been constant rumors about Braxton Miller’s NFL future. Will he go to the big league or stay for one last go in Columbus? Miller addressed the rumors in about as noncommittal a fashion as one could, telling the Columbus Dispatch the following: “I get that all the time, every day,” he said with a smile. “I’m just focused on the team right now, focused on what we’ve got to get accomplished for the group and Buckeye Nation. I’ll worry about it after the game.” For Ohio State, however, the big question overshadowing its future is what happens if Miller does go pro. This 2013 team was one of the most prolific offensive football teams in Ohio State history. Miller and the Buckeyes put up 6,740 yards of total offense and scored 46.3 points per game. Those are some lofty numbers to live up to no matter what. That may be especially the case for Ohio State, who are already facing the potential loss of four starting offensive linemen, star running back Carlos Hyde, leading receiver Corey “Philly” Brown and quarterback Kenny Guiton after this season. Add in Miller’s departure, and Ohio State would have to find a way to replace 91.6 percent of its total yards gained and 93 percent of its touchdowns scored from this year. It doesn’t matter who you are bringing in or who remains on the roster, that’s a devastating amount of change coming your…
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Bozick, Ohio State’s longtime football equipment manager throughout the tenures of Woody Hayes and Earle Bruce, died Friday. He was 88.Ohio State officials confirmed the death.During his decades of service and long after his retirement, Bozick remained a fixture around the team’s practice facility. He was a friend and a foil of Hayes’ during the coach’s 28 years in charge of the Buckeyes (1951-78).For years Bozick hung around Ohio State athletes, coaches and reporters, telling colorful stories about Hayes, who died in 1987.Bozick is one of only 17 non-athletes honored in Ohio State’s men’s athletic hall of fame.Sports & RecreationAmerican FootballWoody Hayes
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After spending the last three months in a pressure cooker, No. 2 Ohio State still can’t hit the release valve.Even in the wake of their biggest win of the season against their archrival, the Buckeyes have to turn right around and play yet another major showdown.They meet No. 10 Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday – the latest in a long line of games which have required focusing on the task at hand instead of Big Ten, big bowl and BCS dreams.Yet the Buckeyes say that it’s actually easier to concentrate since they no longer need help getting into one of those cherished top two spots in the BCS rankings.Center Corey Linsley says it’s simple: win and ”it’s all set for us.”Sports & RecreationAmerican Football