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Ohio State Signs Another Top 5 Recruiting Class
Dec
15

Ohio State Signs Another Top 5 Recruiting Class

The five-star players are defensive whiz Sonny Styles of Pickerington Central and Kettering Alter linebacker C.J. Hicks; 13 others in the 17-player class have four-star rankings, which means Ryan Day has delivered another top 5 recruiting class for the Buckeyes. Beat writer Mark Znidar shares details in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Liddell’s Many Contributions Keep Ohio State Rolling
Dec
11

Liddell’s Many Contributions Keep Ohio State Rolling

Ohio State fixed some of its lingering issues and rode E.J. Liddell’s 28 points to an easier-than-expected victory over No. 22 Wisconsin.

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Heisman Trip Great, But Stroud Focused On Winning
Dec
8

Heisman Trip Great, But Stroud Focused On Winning

Some OSU fans weren’t sure about C.J. Stroud after the Buckeyes’ loss to Oregon in Week Two, but they’ve hopefully come around now that he’s among the top four finishers for the Heisman Trophy, which will be awarded Saturday night in New York.

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OSU Repels Penn State Rally With Well-Timed Triples
Dec
6

OSU Repels Penn State Rally With Well-Timed Triples

Ohio State continues to flirt with disaster by giving away big leads, but a victory in the Big Ten opener on the road is nothing to nit-pick.

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Day’s Task Is To Get Buckeyes Fired Up About Rose Bowl
Dec
5

Day’s Task Is To Get Buckeyes Fired Up About Rose Bowl

Ohio State must come back mentally to play 11th-ranked Utah in a game that means nothing except raising the level of its brand name after a 42-27 loss against Michigan that kept it out of the College Football Playoff.

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The Ced & Zed Show…Who?…Help OSU Take Down Duke
Dec
1

The Ced & Zed Show…Who?…Help OSU Take Down Duke

Duke Dumped….EJ Liddell stuffed the shot attempt of top NBA prospect Paolo Banchero (below), and the Buckeyes pulled the early NCAA basketball shocker Tuesday by knocking off No. 1 Duke 71-66 at the Schottenstein Center. Bruce Hooley writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Ahrens Wants A Shot At Taking The Shot In The Schott
Nov
30

Ahrens Wants A Shot At Taking The Shot In The Schott

E.J. Liddell, Justin Ahrens and their Ohio State teammates will need everything to fall their way if they’re to take down No. 1 Duke on Tuesday at Value City Arena.

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Michigan Huffs, Puffs, Finally Blows Down Ohio State
Nov
27

Michigan Huffs, Puffs, Finally Blows Down Ohio State

Michigan rises…Hassan Haskins scored five times as Michigan broke the Buckeyes’ eight-game win steak over TTUN…in dominating fashion. Read Mark Znidar’s game story.

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This Time, Michigan Might Have A Shot (At Ohio State)
Nov
25

This Time, Michigan Might Have A Shot (At Ohio State)

Who wins? The Wolverines are treating this rivalry a lot differently and doing a lot less talking about it publicly.  And there’s no question they have the upgrade in talent to finally win after eight straight losses. Read Mark Znidar’s game preview in the latest Press Pros.

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Another Down-The-Stretch Collapse Costs OSU This Time
Nov
25

Another Down-The-Stretch Collapse Costs OSU This Time

In possession of a double-figure lead in the second half, owning the ball and all the time on the clock to take the final shot or force overtime, Ohio State instead gave Florida a chance in regulation and the Gators didn’t waste it.

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Michigan Keeping Mouth Shut Going Into The Game
Nov
24

Michigan Keeping Mouth Shut Going Into The Game

Head coach Jim Harbaugh agreed to have his contract and coaching staff reworked in an effort to close the gap on Ohio State and end its losing streak in the rivalry at eight games. Read Mark Znidar.

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Ohio State Ready For Walk Through Michigan’s Tunnel
Nov
23

Ohio State Ready For Walk Through Michigan’s Tunnel

Dwyane Haskins came off the bench as a relative unknown in 2017 to lead an Ohio State comeback to another win at Michigan Stadium, where the Buckeyes will try to extend their winning streak on Saturday.

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Meechie’s Last-Second ‘Three’ Lifts Buckeyes Past Seton Hall
Nov
22

Meechie’s Last-Second ‘Three’ Lifts Buckeyes Past Seton Hall

Meechie’s Big Shot….EJ Liddell and Justin Ahrens were brilliant, the defense clamped down on a hot start by #21 Seton Hall, but it took some last-second heroics by freshman Meechie Johnson (below) to lift Ohio State past Seton Hall in the Fort Myers Tip-Off tourney.

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Ohio State Makes Short Work Of Michigan State
Nov
20

Ohio State Makes Short Work Of Michigan State

Quarterback CJ Stroud threw for 432 yards and six touchdowns, Chris Olave caught two touchdown passes to set the team career record, and the defense shut down Kenneth Walker & Co. in setting up another big game against Michigan. Mark Znidar writes.

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Ohio State Not Tucker’s Blueprint For Michigan State
Nov
19

Ohio State Not Tucker’s Blueprint For Michigan State

The former Buckeyes assistant under Jim Tressel has said that the Spartans are building their football team their own way, and that has translated to a 9-1 record and No. 7 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. Columbus, OH – Nearly 20 years ago, when Jim Tressel won a national championship in his second […]

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Buckeyes Can’t Match Xavier Penetration, Determination
Nov
18

Buckeyes Can’t Match Xavier Penetration, Determination

Malaki Branham didn’t appear overmatched, but his shot would not fall on a night when not much went right for him or the Buckeyes in a loss to Xavier.

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Buckeyes’ Stroud Stiff-Arming Heisman Talk Like Trophy Itself
Nov
18

Buckeyes’ Stroud Stiff-Arming Heisman Talk Like Trophy Itself

Numerous straw polls have him in a tight race with Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker, but he has told even his family to back off talk about awards. Read Mark Znidar.

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Lewis’ Dagger Long Ago Still Sticks In Xavier’s Craw
Nov
17

Lewis’ Dagger Long Ago Still Sticks In Xavier’s Craw

Malaki Branham will get an early taste of what it’s like on the road in the Big Ten when No. 19 Ohio State enters the belly of the beast Tuesday at Xavier (PressPros Feature Photos by Sonny Fulks).

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Buckeyes Not Caught Up With Playing Final Home Game
Nov
16

Buckeyes Not Caught Up With Playing Final Home Game

This will be it for seniors and some draft eligible juniors for their playing days in Ohio Stadium, but the drive to get into the Big Ten championship game and qualify for the College Football Playoff is more important than sentimentality. Mark Znidar writes the Tuesday press conference for Press Pros.

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Thoughts On The Passing Of Dick Finn, Former OSU Baseball Coach
Nov
16

Thoughts On The Passing Of Dick Finn, Former OSU Baseball Coach

I knew him for four developmental years of my life.  And while they weren’t all good years, I learned something from former OSU baseball coach Dick Finn that’s universal about school, sports, business…and life.

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