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Dec
4

Smith, Dr. Borchers Say Ohio State on Schedule for Spartans

College Football Playoff No. 4 ranked team got in a normal practice week while head coach Ryan Day sits out in coming back from COVID-19; List of unavailable players won’t be released until two hours before kickoff.

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Nov
28

Ohio State Could Have Played, But Chose Safe Route

Athletic director Gene Smith and team physician Dr. James Borchers said “pause” came about to protect team’s health, and to give players a chance to play against Michigan State next Saturday.

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Nov
27

Ohio State-Illinois Called Off Because Of COVID-19 Cases

Buckeyes were to be tested, fly by charter to Champaign on Saturday morning; assistant head coach Larry Johnson was set to act as interim coach with Ryan Day testing positive. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
26

Ohio State Blitzes Illinois State In Opener With 22-0 Start

The basketball Buckeyes are a question mark with the losses of the Wesson brothers, Luther Muhammad and others, but they passed the first test in season opener with solid team play. Mark Znidar writes Wednesday’s season opener for Press Pros.

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Nov
25

Ohio State Blitzes Illinois State In Opener With 22-0 Start

The basketball Buckeyes are a question mark with the losses of the Wesson brothers, Luther Muhammad and others, but they passed the first test in season opener with solid team play. Mark Znidar writes Wednesday’s season opener for Press Pros.

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Nov
25

Day: Fields Must Learn From Picks and Move On

Redshirt junior quarterback had not been intercepted since last season’s loss to Clemson on final drive of College Football Playoff semifinal in Fiesta Bowl.  So now that he has……? Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
21

Ohio State Survives Indiana’s Hurricane Penix

Redshirt sophomore quarterback takes apart defense in throwing for 491 yards and five touchdowns; Counterpart Justin Fields is intercepted three times.

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Nov
20

Ohio State Defense Facing Dynamo Quarterback in Penix

Left-handed redshirt sophomore from Tampa, Florida, has led Indiana to 4-0 record in throwing for 1,070 yards and nine touchdowns and completing 60.7 percent of his passes. Mark Znidar previews Saturday’s game.

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Nov
18

Blitz-Happy Indiana Next Up For Ohio State Line

Center Josh Myers said the third-ranked Buckeyes won’t see any surprises on Saturday because opponents have been rushing extra defenders at them since last season. Mark Znidar previews Indiana in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
12

Znidar: Buckeyes Already Moving on to Indiana Game Plan

The cancellation of a game at Maryland because of high COVID-19 infections among the Terrapins caught the coaching staff by surprise; Ohio State coaches carrying on this week as usual to stay on schedule. Mark Znidar writes.

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Nov
12

Maryland Virus Outbreak Cancels Game With Ohio State

The Maryland Terrapins have had eight known cases in the last week, prompting athletic department and university president to shut down all football activities.

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Nov
8

Ohio State Slugs Rutgers Despite Sloppy 2nd Half

Quarterback Justin Fields completes 28 of 34 passes for 314 yards and five touchdowns and runs for a touchdown, but special teams and defense miss too many tackles in a less-than-masterpiece win over Rutgers. Read Mark Znidar.

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Nov
8

Ohio State Slugs Rutgers Despite Sloppy 2nd Half

Quarterback Justin Fields completes 28 of 34 passes for 314 yards and five touchdowns and runs for a touchdown, but special teams and defense miss too many tackles in a less-than-masterpiece win over Rutgers. Read Mark Znidar.

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Nov
6

Znidar: Rutgers’ Schiano Thankful To Ohio State For New Job

When he was down and out after being fired by Tampa Bay, Urban Meyer hired Rutgers’ Greg Schiano as associate head coach and defensive coordinator so he could resuscitate his career.

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Nov
3

Znidar Notebook: Ohio State Secondary Takes Hit…

Defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs said every defensive back should be ready to step in at any moment after cornerback Cameron Brown went down with a torn Achilles tendon in the fourth quarter against Penn State.  The latest from Mark Znidar in today’s feature.

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Nov
2

Analysis: Ohio State Looking Good in Big Ten East

Indiana must be dealt with, but the Buckeyes impressively took down one contender in Penn State, and Michigan continued to be Michigan under mad scientist Jim Harbaugh, falling to “Little Brother” Michigan State. Read Mark Znidar.

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Nov
1

Bombs Away For Ohio State In Win Over Penn State

Quarterback Justin Fields completes 28 of 34 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns, and receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson combine for more than 200 yards receiving. Mark Znidar writes the story for Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
31

Buckeyes Don’t Want to Hear Lions Roar Tonight

Third-ranked Ohio State won’t have to face the dreaded “White Out” at Beaver Stadium and Penn State’s manpower has been cut, but history says the game will go down to the 4th quarter.

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Oct
30

Ready Or Not, Penn State Duo Coming after Petit-Frere

Ohio State’s 315-pound redshirt sophomore right tackle will be facing one of the best defensive end tandems in Shaka Toney and Jayson Oweh in his second college start. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
28

Day: Penn State Will Be a Little Hungrier for Buckeyes

Lions lost 36-35 in overtime to Indiana in opener and must win Game 2 or face real possibility that it’s Big Ten championship hopes are all but over.  Mark Znidar writes today’s report. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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