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No. 24 Ohio State comes back to beat Nebraska (The Associated Press)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LaQuinton Ross had 26 points and 13 rebounds and No. 24 Ohio State rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to beat fourth-seeded Nebraska 71-67 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament.

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No. 24 Ohio State holds off Purdue 63-61 (The Associated Press)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points and Aaron Craft finished with 16 on Thursday, helping No. 24 Ohio State hang on for a 63-61 victory over Purdue in the Big Ten tournament.

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No. 10 Michigan St. shocks No. 2 Ohio St. 34-24

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night.

Meyer benches Marcus Hall for Big Ten title game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will not let right guard Marcus Hall start Saturday night’s Big Ten championship game against No. 10 Michigan State.Meyer said Friday that Hall would be replaced in the lineup by freshman Pat Elflein. Meyer did not say how long Hall would sit out.The move comes less than a week after Hall was involved in a scuffle at archrival Michigan. He and kick returner Dontre Wilson were ejected from the game. Before leaving the sideline, Hall threw his helmet to the ground, then made an obscene gesture to the Wolverines fans as he walked into the tunnel.The No. 2 Buckeyes (12-0) could reach a fourth BCS title game if they beat the Spartans (11-1) in Indianapolis.Sports & RecreationAmerican FootballMarcus Hall

Hazell tries to fix problems, keep Purdue on track

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Darrell Hazell dissects the same problems every week. Too many turnovers, not enough third-down conversions or points and a defense that stays on the field far too long. After spending two bye weeks trying to find solutions, Purdue’s first-year coach isn’t giving up on the 2013 season. Nope, he’s trying to build a better program by digging in for the long haul. ”Some of those younger players are getting better each week and that’s what you’re hoping for, and right now we are playing a blend of older guys and younger guys and I think we are making significant strides,” Hazell said Tuesday. ”It’s sometimes hard to see that from the outside, but you can see some little successes from within the program. I assure you, we are trying to win games this year.” Hazell is aware how discouraging the early results might appear to most fans. Purdue (1-6, 0-3 Big Ten) has lost five straight, was shutout in its last game by Michigan State, already has made one quarterback change and now faces another daunting challenge when No. 4 Ohio State comes to town Saturday. The stats are even more depressing. Only three teams – Miami (Ohio), Florida International and Southern Mississippi – are scoring fewer points per game than the Boilermakers’ 13.1, and Purdue’s 15 turnovers are tied for third most in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers are last in the league in third-down conversions (29.5 percent), red-zone offense (62.5 percent) and red-zone defense (92.6 percent). Fortunately, Hazell has a little experience with escaping this sort of tailspin. In 2011, he took over a moribund Kent State program that hadn’t posted a winning record in almost a quarter-century or reached a bowl game in nearly four decades. It looked like it would be more of the same when Hazell started 1-6 in his first season. Then, suddenly everything changed. The Golden Flashes won 15 of their next 19, the first division crown in school history and reached a bowl game last season. That’s the primary reason he landed at Purdue. So he’s not about to panic now. ”It’s going to take off; at some point in time, there will be that breakthrough moment,” Hazell said. Nobody is suggesting that Hazell’s restoration project at Purdue will go as smooth or as fast as it did at Kent State. But there are ways to make progress over the final month of the season. Hazell spent the last week preaching the importance of ball security and getting the defense into the right spots. Will it be enough to win a third straight home game against Braxton Miller and the Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0), who still haven’t lost under second-year coach Urban Meyer?

APR: Miami, Ohio State 'academic overachievers'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA just gave the football programs at Miami and Ohio State a big morale booster.

Miami, Ohio State named APR academic overachievers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA just gave the football programs at Miami and Ohio State a big morale booster.

Miami, Ohio St. football teams earn academic honor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Miami and Ohio State football teams are outperforming their big rivals in the classroom.

Buckeyes dominate Michigan

INDIANAPOLIS _ The Ohio State men’s basketball team set its performance bar early this season, and set it high, when it shellacked Duke by 22 points in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
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Ohio State crushes Michigan, heads to Big 10 title game

INDIANAPOLIS — In less than five minutes, Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger had Michigan on the ropes.

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