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Dec
5

Dark As Knight…#1 Alter Falls In Division IV Final, 21-14

Praying For A Miracle…But the miracle evaded quarterback Dusty Hayes and the #1-ranked Alter Knights. Cleveland St. Benedictine throttled their bid for their third state title. Read more in the latest Press Pros update.

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Dec
5

What An Opener In Div. III: Toledo Central Catholic Outlasts Athens….

Toledo Central Catholic won the Div. III crown, but Ohio State recruit Joe Burrow (above) won the hearts of 10,713 who watched and the imagination of those who can’t wait to see him play for the Buckeyes. Read more in today’s first report from the state tournament from Columbus…on Press Pros!

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Nov
30

Hooley: Bucks Win The Battle, Lose Barrett…

Another Ohio State-Michigan game delivers an unforgettable outcome, if not for an epic upset or unforgettable play, but for Barrett’s injury and the impact it could have going forward.

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Nov
14

Hooley: Are You Enjoying, The Journey…?

You don’t need a calculator to know that if Wisconsin and Nebraska were on Ohio State’s regular-season schedule schedule this year — plus a rematch with one in the Big Ten championship game — none of the Buckeye-doubting pundits out there could knock Urban Meyer’s club for its weak strength of schedule.

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Nov
9

Bruce Hooley: Some Revenge, But Will Looking The Part Now Matter…?

Sparty Knocked Back…They took care of business on Saturday against the nationally favored Spartans, but will that one glaring negative on their resume…a loss to Virginia Tech in Week2…be enough to derail the Buckeyes’ title hopes?

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Oct
26

Hooley On Browns: “Maybe It’s Good We Lost”, Not So Good

Browns fans don’t want to hear it, nor do they want to consider that Hoyer’s NFL-worst completion rate among starters might be a hint that the Browns’ quarterback search is a lot closer to, “Still in Progress”, than it is to, “Over and Done”.

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Oct
19

Hooley: Wait…You Remember Braxton Miller, Don’t You?

J.T. Barrett has been amazingly successful and remarkably productive after being thrust into the starting role. But that one Braxton Miller tangible has to make you wonder “what if” in the Virginia Tech game…and “what if”, come Michigan State?

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Oct
13

Hooley: The Age-Old Issue And Todd Gurley

The rules say they cannot profit from their celebrity, or their likeness, so they can receive no money for autographs, taking a photo with a fan, appearing at a restaurant or bar…while the University of Georgia is making millions off Todd Gurly, as are other schools with athletes like him.

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Oct
9

Hooley: The Browns, And “What If”?

Imagine, for a moment, that the quarterback under center going forward wasn’t career-backup-turned-hometown-hero Brian Hoyer, but, oh, say, the guy Hoyer once backed up in New England. Just sayin’!

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Sep
23

Hooley: Pressure On OSU To Save Big Ten Face….

Cincinnati would love nothing better than to unleash some hostility on Ohio State in their 6 p.m. kickoff Saturday in Ohio Stadium. The Bearcats have long resented OSU’s unwillingness to make room for them on their basketball schedule.

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Sep
9

Hooley: How Long Will The Image Last?

It is easy to be outraged by the videotape of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee unconcious in a casino elevator. It is much harder to answer why we needed to see it to become repulsed and demand accountability from Rice, the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL.

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May
31

Hooley: A Marriage Made In Cleveland

No one knows if Johnny Manziel can play a lick, but he’s clearly the star attraction on a roster no one had much interest in until he showed up and made it cool to be a Brown.

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May
10

Hooley: Browns Finally Get It Right…!

Suddenly, with just one draft pick, the Browns are as relevant as they’ve been since coming back into existence in 1999.

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Apr
26

Bruce Hooley: A Little Blue Jackets Is Just What We Need….

It’s a great show, and a great story, and one the Ohio sports-loving public should embrace. The Columbus Blue Jackets…are for real! Read more from Bruce Hooley in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
20

Bruce Hooley: Bubba Watson And Life’s Richest Blessing

Bubba Watson thrills the PGA Tour because he’s seen as an everyman, a guy who grew up on a public course, never took a lesson in his life, hits it a mile and then, as Jack Nicklaus once famously said of himself, finds it, knocks it on the green and then knocks it in the hole.

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Apr
4

Bruce Hooley: Doing It The “Browns” Way

If the Browns passing over the Pro Day workouts of prospects like Jadeveon Clowney puzzles you, consider the days when they did show up for Gerard Warren, Tim Couch and Brady Quinn. Nobody does it better, eh?

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Mar
25

Hooley: The Next Chapter For OSU Basketball…?

First came the painful loss to Dayton in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament, then the departures of two players with remaining eligibility for the pro ranks and finally the decision by Ohio Mr. Basketball Luke Kennard of Franklin High School to attend Duke in the fall of 2015. What next?

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Mar
21

OSU vs. UD: Good Craft…Bad Craft

The arc of Ohio State’s once-promising season intersected with the last fleeting seconds of Aaron Craft’s career Thursday in an ugly epitaph for both.

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Mar
13

Hooley: Which Buckeyes Do We See In The Tourney?

The tale of the tape on the Buckeyes? Their maddening offensive inconsistencies are always lurking to trump their defensive excellence.

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Jan
24

Hooley: A Win, Finally, But Hardly A Fix…

They broke the five-game losing streak Thursday, but Thad Matta is the first to admit that the Buckeyes are anything but repaired…yet!

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