COLUMBUS, Ohio — Presented with perhaps an easy way out, Ohio State instead is reinforcing its emphasis on beefing up its schedule heading into the playoff era. The move to a nine-game slate in the Big Ten means everybody in the league will have to be a bit choosier with its opponents outside the league, and for teams such as the Buckeyes who already had four squads lined up to fill slots in 2016, that also means casting one game aside. It could have worked to cancel a series with Oklahoma, a home-and-home arrangement that starts with what figures to be a difficult road trip to visit the perennial power.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gordon Gee, rehired by Ohio State University in 2007 to great fanfare, boldly declared, ”This is Ohio State’s time.” He made good on the boast by reshaping the university into a leading academic institution.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gordon Gee, rehired by Ohio State University in 2007 to great fanfare, boldly declared, ”This is Ohio State’s time.” He made good on the boast by reshaping the university into a leading academic institution. Yet Gee, also famous for painful verbal gaffes, couldn’t stop staying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Gee, 69, announced his retirement Tuesday after his latest remarks jabbing Roman Catholics and Notre Dame became public last week. Even then, he couldn’t play it straight at the end of a hastily called news conference. ”I’ve only got a month to ruin the university,” he joked. ”I’ve got to get at it.” Gee said the furor over the remarks was only one of several factors that led to his decision. He also cited his age and the start of a long-term planning process at the university, which includes a trustee meeting Wednesday to talk about Ohio State’s future. Gee’s remarks, jokingly referring to ”those damn…
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University President Gordon Gee announced his retirement Tuesday after he came under fire for jokingly referring to ”those damn Catholics” at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools. Ohio State initially called the remarks unacceptable and placed Gee on a ”remediation plan” to change his behavior. Gee, 69, said in a statement that he decided during a vacation last week to step down on July 1. ”During my days away, I also spent some time in self-reflection,” Gee said. ”And after much deliberation, I have decided it is now time for me to turn over the reins of leadership to allow the seeds that we have planted to grow. It is also time for me to re-energize and refocus myself.” According to a recording of a Dec. 5 meeting obtained by The Associated Press under a …
COLUMBUS, Ohio — If a visit to the school president was needed to impress a recruit, Gordon Gee was there. Endless support, boundless enthusiasm for athletics? No problem. Fundraising skills, entertaining personality and trademark fashion? Sure, the Ohio State president had that as well. He also had a penchant for stirring up some trouble with his mouth, and ultimately that helped nudge him into the retirement he announced on Tuesday that will take effect July 1.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says plans have been made to expand Ohio Stadium by 2,500 seats in 2014.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Ohio State women’s basketball head coach Kevin McGuff has announced the hiring of Patrick Klein and Joy Cheek as assistant coaches. Klein begins his third year as an assistant after working under the fired Jim Foster. He also served as an assistant at Illinois 2007-09. Cheek comes to Ohio State after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Duke. She was one of two recruiting coordinators for the Blue Devils, in addition to also overseeing the perimeter players. The hiring of Klein and Cheek leaves one more assistant position open on McGuff’s staff.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State will play three Big Ten Conference games in prime time this season on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. The slate of Big Ten prime time games televised on…
COLUMBUS, Ohio — There were two versions of Ryan Shazier, and each had roughly half a season to show what it could do. One was completely healthy, freakishly fast for a linebacker and relied heavily on that athleticism to mask some issues in his understanding of the position. The other was slowed by injury, robbed of some of that trademark speed, forced to both grind his way through the schedule while in pain and find ways to make up the difference mentally when not at his best physically.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — With spring practice in the books and Ohio State heading into its offseason conditioning program, BuckeyeNation is looking at the players who boosted their stock with the program the most during those 15 invaluable workouts. The offense will go first this week, followed by a handful of defenders who will be in line for heavy workloads this fall as well. No. 3: Michael Thomas Who: The sophomore receiver still might not be a finished product and he didn’t leave camp with a claim to a starting job, but there’s little doubt that Thomas is trending upward after a season largely spent on the sideline adapting to the college level and the responsibilities at his position.