Archive for OSU Feature
Oct
24

Ohio State Starts Slowly, Finishes Fast in 52-17 Victory

All that’s missing is you…The Buckeyes took some time to get their legs, but once found they finished in a flourish with an impressive 52-17 opening day win over Nebraska. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Oct
24

Andy Anders: Ohio State-Nebraska Notebook…

While the passing game appeared electric for Ohio State Saturday, the defense showed several areas that could use work. Andy Anders shares some thoughts on opening day.

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Oct
24

Ohio State Ready To Show Why It Wanted To Play So Badly

Buckeyes open season behind Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Justin Fields, and as heavy favorites to defeat Nebraska. Mark Znidar writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
24

Buckeyes Opening Day…Defense Talented, But Inexperienced

Returning just a handful of starters from the 2019 team, Ohio State’s defense still has the potential to be one of the nation’s best again, but will that talent deliver? Andy Anders writes for opening day on Press Pros.

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Oct
23

Buckeye Football: Thayer Munford Healthy, Ready To Anchor O-Line

 Operating at full strength for the first time since 2018, Thayer Munford is back and better than ever in his third year starting for Ohio State at left tackle. By Andy Anders for Press Pros Columbus, OH – Hampered by a back injury, Thayer Munford trudged through the 2019 season at 80 percent capacity. The […]

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Oct
19

Ohio State Game Day Team Confident in Virus Protocols

Athletic director Gene Smith (below) said he and his staff have worked so hard to get a “clean” field for the players…that he has now switched to “football mode” for season opener against Nebraska on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
16

Buckeye Football: Proctor And Hooker Next Up For Free Safety

Since Jordan Fuller’s departure from Ohio State following 2019, Josh Proctor and Marcus Hooker have been working to replace him at free safety. Andy Anders writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
14

Who’s No. 2? Hoak, Stroud and Miller backing up Fields

Ohio State quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis has faith that any of the three can step in and do the job in an emergency.  At the moment, Gunnar Hoak would be that man, but the freshmen are highly regarded prospects. Columbus – If Ohio State fans have their wish, graduate transfer Gunnar Hoak and must-have freshmen […]

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Oct
11

Ohio State Football: Tommy Togiai Quiet “Foundation” Of Defensive Line

It’s fitting Tommy Togiai’s name isn’t always mentioned alongside those of Zach Harrison, Tyreke Smith or Jonathon Cooper when fans discuss the biggest pieces of Ohio State’s defensive line this year. Andy Anders writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
7

Teague Thinks He’s A Better Player After Achilles Injury….

The Buckeyes’ redshirt sophomore running back did more than rehabilitate the injury that would have wiped out his spring practice.  He says he has come back a quicker and more agile player. Mark Znidar writes for Thursday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
3

Ohio State Football: Day Has Been Wearing Mask at Home

Second-year coach has told his staff that there are dangers of picking up COVID-19 with children being at school or playing sports. He has warned his players that “getting tired” of socially distancing could ruin a season. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
3

Ohio State Football: Buckeyes to Utilize Depth, Versatility at Linebacker

With new faces up front and in their secondary, the Buckeyes are happy to have an experienced, deep stable of versatile linebackers.  The question is…are there enough positions for all that talent? Andy Anders shares in this weekend’s feature. Read Andy Anders in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
30

Ohio State Football: Olave Still Can’t Forget “The Play”

If the Big Ten did not play this calendar year, junior receiver said he never had plans to leave early for the NFL; The regret and pain of the final play against Clemson is spurring him to get his team over the top. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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