Ohio State University

The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a large public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870 as a land-grant university and the ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College (Mech).
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  • Buckeyes Finish Off Strong 2018-19 Academic Year
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    Buckeyes Finish Off Strong 2018-19 Academic Year

    RELATED INFO: 2019 Schedule/Results | 2019 Roster | Big Ten Lacrosse | 11th Man Club | Men's Lacrosse Homepage | Follow the Buckeyes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram COLUMBUS – One thing that has become a constant in the Ohio State men's lacrosse program is that the Buckeyes continue to raise the bar in the classroom. And judging by the performance this spring, that theme continues to ring true. The Buckeyes finished the spring semester with a team grade-point average of 3.26. A staggering 78 percent of the roster – 33 out of 42 players – had a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the semester. At April's Scholar-Athlete Dinner, 36 men's lacrosse players were honored – the most ever in program history –

  • West Pittston grad, former football coach George Chaump dies
    The Citizens' Voice

    West Pittston grad, former football coach George Chaump dies

    George Chaump, who helped modernize Ohio State's offense as an assistant coach under Woody Hayes, died Sunday. He was 83. Chaump, a Scranton native, graduated from West Pittston High School in 1953. He went on to wrestle and play football at Bloomsburg University. After one year as head coach at Shamokin, Chaump, 25 at the time, became head coach of John Harris High School in Harrisburg. Chaump joined Ohio State for the 1968 season and persuaded Hayes to open his playbook. With quarterback Rex Kern directing the offense, the Buckeyes went undefeated and won the 1968 national championship. Chaump stayed at Ohio State until Hayes was fired after the 1978 season. Chaump then became an assistant

  • Ohio State football adds its third walk-on quarterback in Jagger LaRoe
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    Ohio State football adds its third walk-on quarterback in Jagger LaRoe

    COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Ohio State's quarterback room has quickly gone from sparse to full of bodies over the last month, and now it will add another. Former Texas A&M quarterback Jagger LaRoe announced on Twitter that he will transfer to Ohio State as a preferred walk-on. He will still have all four years of eligibility after redshirting last season. As a senior at Colleyville Heritage (Texas) High School, LaRoe threw for 3,029 yards and 33 touchdowns. His addition makes him the second walk-on the Buckeyes have added this offseason and the third overall on the roster. With LaRoe, the Buckeyes now have six quarterbacks on their roster, though only three — Justin Fields, Gunnar Hoak and Chris Chugunov

  • Could Stress Turn Our Gut Bacteria Against Us? New Research Looks For Answers
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    Could Stress Turn Our Gut Bacteria Against Us? New Research Looks For Answers

    Science continues finding evidence that the bacterial universe in our guts (aka the microbiome) affects our overall health, though big parts of the story still aren't clear. New research using mice adds to the intrigue by showing that social stress alters both the composition and behavior of gut bacteria, leading to self-imperiling changes in the body's immune system. If similar biological dominoes fall in humans, it may provide clues about the development of autoimmune disorders that affect an estimated one in five people. Researchers exposed one group of mice to daily stress (rough encounters with more aggressive mice) for 10 days. Another group was left alone for the same time period. The

  • Brock Huard leaving ESPN for Fox
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    Brock Huard leaving ESPN for Fox

    After 12 years at ESPN, Brock Huard is leaving to become the No. 2 college football analyst for Fox. The news was first reported by the New York Post, then confirmed by Huard himself on his radio show in Seattle. “I'm leaving there and getting an opportunity, a huge opportunity, and as big of a bummer as it is leaving ESPN, it's as huge of a gift and an opportunity to join Fox on their college football broadcasts and join Joe Davis, who I worked with way back when on one of his first games when he filled in for Mark Jones,” Huard said, via Awful Announcing. “And I knew then this dude is talented, really good, they've got an incredible crew.” Huard (right) will replace Brady Quinn, who join's

  • Princeton's Paris Johnson Jr., CovCath's Michael Mayer earn invites to prestigious high school football camp
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    Princeton's Paris Johnson Jr., CovCath's Michael Mayer earn invites to prestigious high school football camp

    St. Xavier offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. discusses his commitment to play football at Ohio State University A pair of local high school football standouts are headed to Texas this summer. Offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. and tight end Michael Mayer received invites Sunday to the 2019 edition of The Opening Finals following a regional camp in Nashville. Johnson, a 6-foot-7, 295-pounder is ranked as the top offensive tackle in the nation in the class of 2020 per 247sports.com. The same site also lists him as Ohio's No. 1 overall recruit and the No. 7 overall recruit in the nation. He has verbally committed to Ohio State. Mayer is 6-4 and 240 pounds and is listed as the top recruit in Kentucky's

  • Ohio State punches ticket to Big Ten Tournament after sweeping Purdue
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    Ohio State punches ticket to Big Ten Tournament after sweeping Purdue

    The Ohio State baseball team saw their regular season come to an end Saturday, concluding a three game series with Purdue in West Lafayette. The Buckeyes did just about all they could do on their own this weekend in their quest for a spot in the Big Ten Tournament, but had to wait to find out if they would qualify until the conclusion of the Minnesota-Northwestern game. OSU had a very up-and-down season, with a bunch of twists and turns along the way. However, they were able to finish strong, ending with a 31-24 overall record and an even 12-12 in Big Ten play. It turned out they were able to do enough down the stretch, as with a Golden Gophers win over the Wildcats, Ohio State earned the No.

  • FAU QB Chris Robison investigated by school in December after allegation of sexual battery
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    FAU QB Chris Robison investigated by school in December after allegation of sexual battery

    It's starting to make a lot more sense now why Lane Kiffin suspended FAU's starting quarterback Chris Robison for spring practice. As reported on by the Palm Beach Post, records obtained by the paper show that Florida Atlantic investigated the signal-caller back in early December after he was accused of sexual battery. No charges were ever filed in the case however and the woman involved in the accusation, also a fellow student, later agreed with Robison that the “the encounter was consensual and that she did not want to press charges.” “We don't really discuss details on them, but it is what it is,” Kiffin said in March when describing Robison's suspension from the team for an internal matter.

  • Hazing cases at Ohio universities rarely result in criminal charges
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    Hazing cases at Ohio universities rarely result in criminal charges

    Fraternity brothers at Ohio University whipped their pledges with belts, pelted them with eggs and forced them to chug a large bottle of vodka in less than an hour at what was called "Blackout Monday." A pledge at Miami University reported to the school that he was blindfolded and beaten with a spiked paddle that caused cuts and bruising. A parent detailed how fraternity brothers at Ohio State University slipped drugs into their pledges' drinks to make them “freak out, vomit and make fools of themselves.” Universities took action against the fraternities, including suspending or expelling the organizations. But despite a law enacted in 1983 making hazing a fourth-degree misdemeanor in Ohio, no

  • Reuters

    Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    A 50-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in the murder of a Detroit woman whose body was found in a trash dumpster, a crime that touched off what police called a "horrible rumor" that a serial killer was lurking in the Motor City. Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters at an impromptu afternoon news conference that minutes earlier detectives had taken the suspect, James Quill Cockerham, into custody in the death of 26-year-old Elizabeth Candice Nichole Laird. Nearly 180 men who attended Ohio State University claim they were sexually abused more than two decades ago by a now-deceased doctor, and university staff who knew of the abuse failed to act, a report released by the school on Friday said.

  • Four Buckeyes Earn ITA Midwest Regional Honors
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    Four Buckeyes Earn ITA Midwest Regional Honors

    RELATED INFO 2018-19 Schedule 2018-19 Stats Follow the Buckeyes on Instagram and Twitter COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State had another dominant season and the ITA Midwest Regional honors reflected that dominance as four Buckeyes took home regional awards. Director of Tennis Ty Tucker was named the ITA Midwest Region Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season and the eighth time in his career. He led their Buckeyes to their 14th consecutive Big Ten title and has won 57 matches in a row over Big Ten opponents. He was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year as well this season for the 13th time in his career. Associate head coach Justin Kronauge picks up his fourth ITA Midwest Region Assistant Coach

  • Saturday Sports: NBA, WNBA, Preakness, Ohio State
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    Saturday Sports: NBA, WNBA, Preakness, Ohio State

    SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And now it's time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: Fear the deer. The NBA finals almost set a new leader for the WNBA and sad news ahead of the Preakness. NPR's Tom Goldman joins us. Good morning, Tom. How are you? TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Good morning (laughter). I feel like if you're going to keep this fear the deer stuff up, I think I have to - into June, probably... SIMON: Oh, sure. GOLDMAN: I think I - I've got to have some response, maybe deer sound, like bleating or grunting or something. I'll work on it. SIMON: Yeah, yeah. I think you'd be good at deer grunting, if I'm not mistaken (laughter). I bet you would be. I'll send you some of my old scripts. They're all

  • Why schools like Ohio State likely will support athletes getting paid from the outside: Doug Lesmerises
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    Why schools like Ohio State likely will support athletes getting paid from the outside: Doug Lesmerises

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- By October, an NCAA group led by Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith should present a plan for college athletes to make money. Not from the schools they play for. But from the outside. That's not a guarantee. But it's what makes sense, as a positive step for athletes and as a preventative step for schools that don't want to pay players themselves. This can get complicated, so I'll break it down in pieces, leading with the main point I have discussed with Smith and Ohio State president Michael Drake since the end of the last football season. • MOST SCHOOLS LIKE OHIO STATE REMAIN STAUNCHLY AGAINST PAYING PLAYERS The amateur model in college sports continues to evolve, but

  • Wisconsin Athletics

    A B1G Day: Badgers take third at Big Ten championships

    BARABOO, Wis. – No. 11 Wisconsin women's rowing captured third place as a team at the 2019 Big Ten Championships this morning at Devil's Lake. Competing against five ranked schools, and two others just outside the top 20, the Badgers edged out Rutgers by only two points in the final team standings for third. Wisconsin's second novice eight grabbed the silver medal, the highest finish of all UW crews, with a time of 6:53.183 as they closed in hard on Ohio State. Due to weather conditions, the event was moved up to 7 a.m. and was run in the reverse order starting with the NCAA boats. The varsity eight raced first and the Wisconsin crew claimed a fifth place finish with a time of 6:31.934, behind