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Dec
31

Ohio State Football: Front Seven Ready for Trench Battle

Statistically, the secondary would seem to make Ohio State susceptible.  But the front seven has been so good the question is…can it make Clemson one-dimensional?  Andy Anders writes about the Buckeyes best strength on defense.

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Dec
30

Nebraska Can’t Keep Pace With Red-Hot Ahrens, Buckeyes

Justin Ahrens game-high 18 points highlights a victory Ohio State needed after letting a win slip away Saturday at Northwestern.

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Dec
29

Ohio State Football: Offensive Line Steadies Ohio State Attack

If the Buckeyes’ offense were its namesake tree, it’d be an unenviable task to predict which pods will bear the nuts every Ohioan can recognize in any given game.

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Dec
28

Holiday Hunting: The Doctor Is In….Iowa!

You can wait on the Buckeyes-Clemson game any way you want. Here’s how we choose to do it, and maintain a bit of Big Ten priority in the process. Greetings and some holiday hunting from the heartland, in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
26

The Name Clemson Means Heartbreak For Ohio State

The OSU-Clemson photo of all photos…Snapped on the sidelines during the 1978 Gator Bowl, Ohio State players attempt to separate coach Woody Hayes from Clemson linebacker Charlie Bauman after Hayes had thrown and landed a punch at Bauman. It was the end of the line for the revered Buckeye coach and icon. Read more from Mark Znidar.

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Dec
26

Abysmal Shot Selection Late Dooms OSU In One-Point Defeat

Leading by seven points most of the last 10 minutes, and by five with 3:29 to play, Ohio State came unhinged down the stretch and handed what should have been an easy victory to Northwestern on Saturday. Bruce Hooley writes the story for today today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
25

Andy Anders: Previewing OSU-Clemson Matchups

How do they match up…the Buckeyes and Clemson?  Well, the biggest difference may yet prove to be the experience of factor – one team having played half the number of games of the other. Andy Anders writes for the Christmas edition of Press Pros.

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Dec
24

What Are You Thinking About This Christmas…?

In a matter of days the Christmas holiday will be over and we’ll be left to face the new year and the challenge of either thinking for ourselves…or trusting the judgment of what looks to be an entirely different direction. Thoughts you, too, might consider, and best wishes for the holidays to everyone from Press Pros.

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Dec
21

Versailles Misses Start Time…Falls To Anna, 46-33

‘Drive By’…Anna’s Breann Reaman blows past Versailles’ Kaylee Braun for two of her 15 points and a 29-10 halftime lead. As it turned out, though, the Tigers would make their own statement in the second half. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
20

Committee Seeds Ohio State No. 3 in Final Rankings

Committee chairman Gary Barta says Buckeyes’ victories over Indiana and Northwestern and a Big Ten championship were main factors in their selection. And the reward is getting another shot at Clemson in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Mark Znidar writes.

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Dec
19

OSU’s Freshman Prove Capable Despite Lack of Hype

Freshmen Zed Key and Eugene Brown didn’t inspire the optimism of Chris Holtmann’s previous headline recruits, but they came up big for the No. 20 Buckeyes in a 77-70 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

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Dec
19

Notebook: Ohio State Outlasts Northwestern

They weren’t vintage.  Or were they?  Buckeyes show a lot of gut and mettle, and a record-breaking performance at running back, to win Big Ten Championship over Northwestern. Andy Anders writes for Press Pros.

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Dec
19

Ohio State Rides Sermon, Defense To Win Big Ten

Oklahoma transfer finally shows public why he’s special by running for team single-game record 331 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries; Hilliard has interception and fumble recovery and Proctor an interception in Buckeyes’ win over Northwestern.

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Dec
18

Ohio State Goes For 4th Straight Big Ten Championship

The odds makers says the outcome is a foregone conclusion with Northwestern being a 20 1/2-point underdog; Buckeyes won 2019 meeting in regular season 52-3. Mark Znidar writes tomorrow’s Buckeye preview.

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Dec
18

Despite Lack Of Games, Ohio State Feels Ready For Title Run

The Buckeyes are leaning on a theory…that rising above hardship breeds success.  And there’s been plenty of hardship as they prepare for tomorrow’s Big Ten Championship matchup with Northwestern. Andy Anders writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
17

Holiday Music: “Our Little Song Broke Us Up”…Do You Hear What I Hear?

One of the most popular holiday songs in history, it was written as a protest warning during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, adapted to a Christmas tune, and made famous by a man searching to record one more hit. An interesting read to an all-time Christmas favorite.

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Dec
16

McCoy: They’ll Always Be ‘The Indians’, And Chief Wahoo Lives On

I could understand the protestors if teams and schools purposely nicknamed themselves to demean or slur Native Americans. They didn’t. They are just nicknames. Nothing more, nothing less.  They’ll ALWAYS be the Indians to me. Hal McCoy writes in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
16

Ohio State Signs Touted 21-Player Recruiting Class

Coach Ryan Day said he already sees some leaders in a recruiting class that is challenging Alabama for the No. 1 ranking. Read about the Buckeyes’ latest talent haul from Mark Znidar.

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Dec
16

Linebackers Ready To Defend Run In Big Ten Title Game

Buckeyes focused on stopping the Wildcat running game as they prepare for Saturday’s Big Ten title game with Northwestern. Andy Anders writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
15

Mr. Spielman Returns to Detroit For Such A Time As This

There’s a difference between being drafted and being selected, between being ready and being equipped. That’s the distinction between Chris Spielman’s arrival in Detroit as a rookie linebacker in 1988 and his arrival as a newly-hired team executive. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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