Ohio State: Fields, Cooper Ready To Play, Not Talk

The redshirt junior quarterback in particular was a loud voice in getting the Big Ten to reverse course and allow football teams to play in 2020; Now, the Buckeyes attempt to shake off the "rust'' to get ready for season opener.

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Sep
24

Ohio State Athletics Facing $107 Million Budget Deficit

Athletic director Gene Smith says some department employees will take pay cuts and others will be furloughed to help ease the crunch caused by COVID-19.

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Ohio State Secondary Has Challenge To Remain “Best in America”
Sep
22

Ohio State Secondary Has Challenge To Remain “Best in America”

Defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs has only four returning players with any kind of experience; and there is no one with the ability of first-round Jeff Okudah on the roster. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Ohio State: Fields, Cooper Ready To Play, Not Talk
Sep
18

Ohio State: Fields, Cooper Ready To Play, Not Talk

The redshirt junior quarterback in particular was a loud voice in getting the Big Ten to reverse course and allow football teams to play in 2020; Now, the Buckeyes attempt to shake off the “rust” to get ready for season opener.

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Game Is On For Ohio State, But What Will It Look Like…
Sep
17

Game Is On For Ohio State, But What Will It Look Like…

New president Kristina Johnson, athletic director Gene Smith and coach Ryan Day kept pushing for conference to reconsider football in 2020 and now get their wish; Day says players Wyatt Davis and Shaun Wade should be able to return after declaring for NFL draft. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Ahrens Hoping To Turn Gravity Into Gravitas On Reshaped Roster
Sep
2

Ahrens Hoping To Turn Gravity Into Gravitas On Reshaped Roster

Justin Ahrens and his teammates operate in that foggy unknown, pressing toward a season for which they don’t know a start date after finishing one that had an abrupt ending.  And yet, his coach talks about him, in particular.  “He’s had a great summer…I mean, a great summer.”  Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Ohio State Football: Fields Won’t Let 2020 Season Die
Aug
17

Ohio State Football: Fields Won’t Let 2020 Season Die

The Buckeyes’ junior quarterback began a petition drive to get Big Ten presidents and conference president Kevin Warren to have second thoughts on postponing the season until January, at the earliest. Columbus – The Heisman Trophy statue is of an old-school player stiff-arming a potential tackler on his way to the end zone for more […]

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Buckeyes: Day Pitching 8-Game Winter Schedule
Aug
12

Buckeyes: Day Pitching 8-Game Winter Schedule

He won’t give up.  The Buckeyes’ second-year head coach says Big Ten must come to a decision within a matter of weeks if conference teams are to be ready to play first week of January.

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Big Ten Cancellation Creates Flood Of Unknowns, None Of Them Good for OSU
Aug
11

Big Ten Cancellation Creates Flood Of Unknowns, None Of Them Good for OSU

The season, they say, is gone.  What remains unknown is whether the virus will also infect Ohio State’s robust health as the Big Ten’s dominant program and a perennial national championship contender. Bruce Hooley shares some alarming ‘what ifs’ for Buckeye fans in today’s Press Pros.

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Znidar:  Big Ten Presidents Vote to Postpone Football
Aug
11

Znidar: Big Ten Presidents Vote to Postpone Football

Nunca, Zip…Nada! Ohio State president-elect Kristina Johnson and athletic director Gene Smith (left) are on record with Tuesday’s Big Ten Conference decision for a delay in the football season (and other fall sports).  But then what? Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Day Says Team’s Character Important During Pandemic
Aug
6

Day Says Team’s Character Important During Pandemic

The Buckeyes’ second-year coach is banking on his experience as interim coach in 2018 during Urban Meyer suspension…and leadership by his captains to get team ready for season opener at Illinois on September 3. He opened up on Thursday. (Press Pros File Photos)

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Znidar:  Borland To Captain Buckeyes For a Third Straight Season
Aug
5

Znidar: Borland To Captain Buckeyes For a Third Straight Season

A senior linebacker from Bollingbrook, Illinois, Tuff Borland has been voted one of six leaders based on a vote by coaches and players. His resume’?  He has more than 180 career tackles and has played in 44 games. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Big Ten Moves Ohio State-Michigan Game To October 24
Aug
5

Big Ten Moves Ohio State-Michigan Game To October 24

Just in case…Big Ten Conference wants best match-ups to be played earlier in order to give teams a fail-safe if positive tests for COVID-19 force postponements to later in the season. Mark Znidar writes today’s Press Pros update.

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My Last Game With Marty, And The Buckeyes….
Jul
30

My Last Game With Marty, And The Buckeyes….

Looking back I could have been bitter, like some others, with my experience playing for Ohio State hall of fame coach Marty Karow. But I’m not. I remember my last baseball game – my last game as a Buckeye – with the satisfaction of having done all I could do with the tools I had – maybe too much! Baseball nostalgia in today’s inside feature.

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Buckeyes, ‘Family’, Friends Honor Zach Farmer
Jul
18

Buckeyes, ‘Family’, Friends Honor Zach Farmer

Five years ago Piketon, Ohio and the Ohio State Buckeyes lost pitcher Zach Farmer to cancer.  Saturday, both came together to ensure that his legacy, his attitude, and a work in his honor will never be forgotten. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Big Ten Cancels Non-Conference Games For Fall Sports
Jul
10

Big Ten Cancels Non-Conference Games For Fall Sports

Ohio State will not play home games against Mid-American Conference teams Bowling Green and Buffalo and a road game against Oregon of the Pac-12.  And beyond that…who knows? Mark Znidar’s on the story for Press Pros.

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Znidar: Lonsway Bets On Himself, Returns To Buckeyes
Jun
15

Znidar: Lonsway Bets On Himself, Returns To Buckeyes

The Buckeyes’ senior-to-be left-hander might have been taken in the early rounds of the Major League Baseball draft, but wouldn’t budge on his demand for a seven-figure signing bonus. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Tigers Take The “Dude” In Draft’s Second Round
Jun
12

Tigers Take The “Dude” In Draft’s Second Round

Catcher Dillon Dingler gets chosen as the 38th pick of the draft – first pick of the second round – by Detroit, and the only question in the minds of those who’ve watched him play was…why not sooner? Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Karaffa Finishes Hot, Key Piece For 2021 Buckeyes
Jun
8

Karaffa Finishes Hot, Key Piece For 2021 Buckeyes

After a slow start for the first two weeks of baseball in Florida and Georgia, freshman Nate Karaffa ignited in the final two weeks to portend big things for the Buckeyes in 2021. Andy Anders writes his story for today’s Press Pros.

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Encore:  Ohio State Barges Way Into NCAA Tournament
May
30

Encore: Ohio State Barges Way Into NCAA Tournament

A crowd of 17,503 watched 7th seed Ohio State pull off wins over Minnesota and Nebraska Sunday to win the 2019 BigTen tournaent title. Andrew Magno, who was voted the tournament’s most outstanding player, clutches the championship trophy. Read Mark Znidar’s encore account in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Gene Smith: OSU Could Play Before Reduced Crowds
May
20

Gene Smith: OSU Could Play Before Reduced Crowds

Athletic director Gene Smith and administration have talked about allowing as few as 20,000 to 22,000 people in Ohio Stadium for football games in order to follow social distancing guidelines.  The hope is not to play in front of empty seats. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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