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Jan
23

Hooley: Apparently, The Browns Are Billions-Proof…!

Jim Haslam came on like gangbusters and with truckfuls of money. But the firing of Rob Chudzinski, and the halting, ponderous search for his replacement has sucked every last breath out of all but the most ardent optimists.

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Jan
9

Hooley: The Argument For Braxton Miller (One Way Or Another)

What he lacks to make scouts salivate, he’s unlikely to add to his game as the Buckeyes’ quarterback next year. Braxton Miller pretty much is what he is, particularly given the set of blueprints with which he works.

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Dec
13

Hooley: The “Youngstown Boys”

Maurice Clarett has made great strides in recognizing his own culpability for what happened at OSU. But not enough of it does amid the stereotypical, hackneyed portrayal of him by ESPN as some undeserving victim.

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Dec
6

Hooley: Is It “UnAmerican” If The SEC Is Left Out?

What Urban Meyer said once as coach at Florida could come back to haunt him now as coach of the Buckeyes. Or could it?

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Nov
28

Hooley: Is This Rivalry (And Others) A Thing Of The Past?

Walking Into A Trap?….With OSU’s recent domination of the series the Ohio State-Michigan game lacks the pre-game drama it once held. It looks like Ohio State-Michigan, but has this rivalry, like many others, seen its best day? Read more from Bruce Hooley in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
23

Hooley Game Day: Rooting For Two OSU’s On Saturday

The BCS fortunes of Ohio State are intrinsically linked to the fortunes of another OSU this Saturday, with a far tougher opponent than the Buckeyes.

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Nov
15

Hooley: To Rekindle A Rivalry…

Here’s hoping what transpires Sunday leaves Art Modell and Paul Brown rolling over in their graves, staring coldly beyond each other’s souls.

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Nov
11

Hooley: The “Dirt” Behind That Which Feeds Us

Eventually, we’ll lose interest in Martin and Incognito, after either one or both, along with a few coaches and front-office executives, are scapegoated so this never happens again (wink-wink).

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Nov
6

Hooley: Something’s Gotta’ Give….

Despair not. History actually tells that the Buckeyes are in a wonderful position to make the final BCS pairing. The old song…”Something’s Gotta’ Give”? It usually does.

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Oct
24

Hooley: The Committee Of Committees…!

Do we really need a Committee nearly double the size of the seven-member Joint Chiefs of Staff to pick four teams to contest a college football national championship?

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Oct
10

Hooley: Buckeyes’, Hyde’s Season-Long Ordeal

While critics claim he should not be playing, Carlos Hyde’s teammates and coaches will remain trapped in the backwash of his poor decision in August. The more they accomplish, the louder the protests will ring.

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Sep
30

Hooley: “Mr. Potter” Of The Big Ten…!

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany’s end-game is to preserve the system that’s lining his pockets, the schools’ pockets, and the pockets of the NCAA. His message, loosely translated, is the oldest playground lament, “If you won’t play by my rules, I’ll take my ball and go home.”

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Sep
22

Hooley: The “Trade”, And “The Party We’re Not Invited To Attend”

The Browns have charted a course toward what they fancy will be “sustained success” by initiating their forward progress with a bold shift into reverse.

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Sep
15

Hooley: Meyer Likely To Be The Bucks’ Harshest Opponent, Until…..

Plainly put, Urban Meyer is likely the harshest opponent the Buckeyes will face until they journey to Michigan on Nov. 30, and for good reason!

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Aug
3

Wasteful $pending, And $o Long To Gordon Gee….

If you’re upset with wasteful spending to the point of telling someone about it, you could contact your elected officials, or the OSU board of trustees!

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Jun
2

Bruce Hooley: Long Live The Small Towns

We’re often asked to reprint stories and columns from the past, and none better than this one from Bruce Hooley, on the eve of another state tournament for track and field. People who mock the life in small-town America have never lived the life, or known the people, who characterize the best of what we aspire to be. Meghan Vogel gave us all hope through her personal example. Read Bruce’s proud Press Pros feature on one of the best from his own home town.

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Apr
24

There Are No Easy Answers….

As parents, as citizens, we long to change that and return to a simpler, safer time. But right now, that just doesn’t seem possible, so long as there are many more hard questions than there are easy answers.

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Apr
10

Bruce Hooley: Adultery Makes A Comeback….

When we do talk about adultery, we sometimes label it, cheating on your wife/husband, which is an interesting characterization as it concerns two prominent men in the sports spotlight at present – Rick Pitino and Tiger Woods.

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Apr
6

What’s Right About Deshaun Thomas Leaving….

Somewhere next season, be it in the NBA or Europe, Thomas will finally be getting paid to do something he’s been underpaid to do for the last three years.

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Mar
23

Bruce Hooley: “Tigerball” Bites Back

Why Titles Come Tough…Sophomore Kyle Ahrens scored 12 points, but found it tough going against an outstanding group from Ottawa Glandorf and a record-breaking performance by guard T.J. Metzger. The Titans crushed the Versailles Tigers’ hopes for a title in Division III basketball with a 67-46 win at the Schottenstein Center. Read more about the game, and the story of a season of achievement, from Bruce Hooley in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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