COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Retiring Ohio State coach Urban Meyer isn't easing out of the job just yet, not as long as there's one more game to win. Buckeyes players said this week that Meyer has been at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for every practice and is fully engaged in preparations for the Rose Bowl. As usual, he's still sweating the small stuff. That kind of intensity made him one of the greatest college coaches of all time, but it also hastened his exit from the game. Meyer announced Dec. 5 he would step down after the Jan. 1 game and hand the keys to the program to offensive coordinator Ryan Day. Debilitating headaches caused by a cyst in Meyer's brain worsened throughout the season, and
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio General Assembly sent a bill to Gov. John Kasich that could lengthen prison sentences for some first- and second-degree felony offenders. Senate Bill 201 is known as the Reagan Tokes Act and would largely do away with the state's “truth-in-sentencing” laws that dictate the number of years a person is locked up, and replacing them with a range of years for a sentence. More serious crimes would mean more years behind bars, although felons could earn or lose time depending on their behavior. Tokes was a 21-year-old Ohio State University student who was raped and murdered in 2017 by Brian Golsby, a convicted sex offender who wore a GPS ankle tracker as part of his parole
“I feel like coming into camp, I was kind of hesitant about if I could play here or not, with my size and stuff. So I got to 175 before camp, and first couple days of camp, I realized I could just go play here. So I felt like I could play, and I just stuck to the play and played my role throughout the season.” Around a year ago at this time, Chris Olave was in California trying to figure out his next move after wrapping up his high school football career. The wide receiver ended up committing to Ohio State in late January, and now is gearing up to return to his home state for the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. Originally Olave wasn't on Ohio State's radar, but co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day
Former Ohio State students who said they were sexually abused by Dr. Richard Strauss are asking Ohio lawmakers to persuade university trustees to agree to mediation because they are being “silenced” by university attorneys. Bryan Garrett and Mike Schyck, who said they were victims of Strauss, sent a letter to university trustees and lawmakers Thursday. The men said in the letter that the move by university attorneys to try to get one of two lawsuits filed against the university dismissed is designed to squelch information about Strauss and what the university did or didn't do during his tenure to investigate allegations. Strauss worked as a team doctor in a number of sports and was a physician
How should we define a successful bowl season for the Pac-12, which is in dire, desperate need of a successful bowl season? It depends whether Washington wins the Rose Bowl, which, one could argue, is the conference's most significant postseason game since the Huskies were in the playoff two years ago. Actually, check that. It's more important than UW's semifinal duel with Alabama because back then, the conference wasn't coming off two substandard regular seasons and one atrocious postseason. Which makes the Huskies' looming date with Ohio State the Pac-12's most significant postseason game since Oregon's appearance in the national championship at the end of the 2014 season. Washington's date
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women's gymnastics team was voted fourth in the 2019 Big Ten Preseason Coaches' Poll, the conference announced on Thursday. Additionally, defending Big Ten individual champions Olivia Aepli and Jamie Stone were named gymnasts to watch. Michigan was picked first in the poll, followed by Nebraska and Illinois. With OSU in fourth, Minnesota rounds out the Top Five conference squads. Stone, a senior and captain of the team, returns to the squad as the 2018 Big Ten vault champion after she scored a career-high 9.900. A native of Chesapeake, Va., Stone qualified for the NCAA Championships on vault by scoring another 9.900 at the NCAA Columbus Regional. Stone is a two-time
Often when a player commits to a school like Ohio State, he is somewhat on the radar in some capacity. Despite being a surprise commit to Ohio State, Chambers boasts an impressive list that includes the last three teams to play for a national championship: Alabama, Clemson and Georgia. As a senior, Chambers rushed for 1,680 yards and 25 touchdowns.
The Buckeyes return to the court Sunday to take on Florida at St. John Arena following an 11-day break. Ohio State will also honor Buckeye legend Katie Smith on Sunday for her induction into both the Women's Basketball and Naismith Hall of Fames.
When it comes to rising in the head coaching ranks the Group of Five has served as a springboard for a number of coaches. Justin Fuente, Matt Rhule, PJ Fleck, Chad Morris and Dino Babers are examples in the last couple of years. There are instances, however, of Power Five programs bringing on sideline bosses with no prior head coaching experience. In the current spin of the coaching carousel there were nine openings within the P5. Two were filled by individuals, Ohio State's Ryan Day and Colorado's Mel Tucker, who had not previously served as a head coach, though the former was well positioned in Columbus. Including this year's cycle, the past three years have seen 31 P5 coaching vacancies filled
Warren De La Salle had tough defense and ease on offense in a win over Oak Park in the Michigan high school football playoffs. If it's left up to Dwan Mathis and new Ohio State football coach Ryan Day, the dominance over the Michigan Wolverines will continue. Mathis met with his new coach at Oak Park on Wednesday, and his father, Terence Mathis, said the relationship is as strong as ever and his son would be signing his national letter of intent next Wednesday. “They had a great meeting,'' Terence said. “He's 100 percent going there.'' The big question for the senior quarterback now is will he graduate early and take advantage of winter conditioning and spring practice or wait to matriculate
Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard announced that 6-foot-9 forward Micah Potter would be transferring to the Badgers from the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday. Potter, who appeared in 59 games for the Buckeyes, will sit out the remainder of the season and basically the non-conference portion of next season. He will be eligible to suit up for the Badgers starting in December 2019. Potter averaged 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12 minutes of action last season. He scored a career-high 17 against Texas Southern. According to an article on the official Wisconsin basketball website, Potter seemed at home in Madison from the start of the transfer process. “Wisconsin had my heart from the get-go...Wisconsin
Vending machine options are usually pretty predictable. Chips, cookies and candy tend to be the order of the day. However, a vending machine at Ohio State University is offering some unconventional (and meaty) choices. As of Dec. 4, the Ohio Pork Council has set up a bacon vending machine in the Animal Science building at the university's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Hungry students can snag items like cooked bacon strips and bacon bits for just $1. The products were donated by Hormel, Smithfield and Sugardale. Proceeds benefit the university's meat science program. Perhaps unsurprisingly, bacon on demand has already proven pretty popular, and the machine is typically
If Chase Winovich and Breckyn Hager happen to run into each other at any point during the 2019 NFL Draft process, the two will have a lot to talk about. Hager, who famously refused to cut his hair until Texas won a Big 12 championship, famously proclaimed that Oklahoma “sucks” and “has no defense” before being forced to apologize by the Big 12. Squaring off against Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game with a chance to cut his hair in the face of a bitter rival, Hager recorded one solo tackle in a 39-27 loss. The Michigan defensive end famously proclaimed the Wolverines were on a revenge tour and called Michigan State “little brother” after the maize and blue beat the green and white for the third time in 11 years in October.
The Arizona Cardinals' loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday coincided with the two teams ahead of them in the upside-down standings pulling off wins. Altogether, Sunday was a victory for Arizona's chances of landing the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Heading into Week 15, the Cardinals currently have the No. 2 selection, but ESPN's Football Power Index projects them to finish the year with the first overall pick. What would they do with it? ESPN draft guru Todd McShay released the first version of his 2019 NFL mock draft on Wednesday, and he has Arizona grabbing Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa to join an already-imposing pass-rush. The Cards have a lot of needs, but getting the best
There isn't a ton of uncertainty at the most important position on the field for Ohio State right now. Sure, the Buckeyes might not have the depth they'd like in 2019 if Dwayne Haskins is to leave, as they'll have to rely on redshirt sophomore Tate Martell, redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin, true freshman Dwan Mathis and West Virginia Chris Chugunov, but Ohio State is, generally, in a good place at quarterback. That stability comes mostly from the fact that Ohio State signs a quarterback every class, a practice I expect to continue under Ryan Day. Always having a new quarterback coming in makes it far easier to cushion the loss of Joe Burrow to transfer and the likely loss of Dwayne Haskins to