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Ohio State to cut back on games against MAC teams

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says the move to a new four-team FBS playoff system may mean not scheduling so many games against Mid-American Conference teams.

No. 14 Ohio State preps for big challenge from UCF

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Blake Bortles believes that his Central Florida team has athletes to play on even terms with No. 14 Ohio State on Saturday. Another famous, or infamous, former Floridian agrees. ”They’re a Big Ten talent,” Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said of UCF. ”There’s no question there’s people on that team at certain positions that are as good or better than our (guys). They have five or six NFL players on their roster. That tells you what we’re getting ready to face. We’d better be ready. This is going to be a brawl.” In the first meeting between the schools, both enter with 1-0 records. Each scored 56 points last week in battering Mid-American Conference opponents from Ohio, the Knights whipping Akron 56-14 and the Buckeyes rolling over Miami University 56-10 in Meyer’s first game on the sidelines after coaching Florida to two national titles in six seasons, 2005-10. The Knights of coach George O’Leary, coming off a 5-7 season in 2011, are brimming with confidence. ”I think we can run with them, I think …

OSU coach Meyer wary of ‘a different animal’ (The Associated Press)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Whether it’s typical coach-speak or genuine concern, Urban Meyer is extremely wary of Ohio State’s next opponent, Central Florida. ”A whole different animal coming in here this week,” said Meyer, whose 18th-ranked Buckeyes pounded Miami (Ohio) 56-10 in their opener on Saturday. ”I know this (UCF) team, I know this coach, I know this coaching staff, and we have great respect for everything they’ve done.” Just like the Buckeyes, coach George O’Leary’s team also spanked a Mid-American Conference school from Ohio while scoring 56 points last week. The Knights beat up on Akron, 56-14. They were impressive on both sides of the ball, showing size, speed and power. But don’t be misled: Meyer’s primary worries still revolve around his own team. He was extremely disappointed with the Buckeyes’ slow start. Yet he was curiously almost giddy about it. ”I’m pleased we got thrown around a…

Men’s Basketball Drops 74-70 Decision to Buffalo on Senior Night

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron men's basketball team closed out its regular-season home schedule with a 74-70 loss to Buffalo on Wednesday night in Mid-American Conference play at Rhodes Arena.

Men’s Basketball to Face Kent State on March 2 on ESPN2

CLEVELAND – The Mid-American Conference season finale between the Akron Zips and the Kent State Golden Flashes will air on ESPN2 on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. ET the league office announced on Thursday.

Men's basketball looks to rebound in Oxford

Coming off back-to-back tough losses in Mid-American Conference play, the BG men's basketball team will try to rebound Wednesday night against Miami in Oxford, Ohio.

NCAA Tournament opens

Bowling Green and Georgia Tech are about 30 minutes from the opening tip today for the first game of the NCAA Tournament. The Falcons (27-4), the 12th seed out of of the Mid-American Conference, are the underdogs. The fifth-seeded Yellow……

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