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Ohio State Buckeyes Offense

Sometimes in the wild world of college football, taking a week off is your best option. A week after rudely welcoming Maryland to the Big Ten – a performance that moved them from 20th to 15th in the AP poll – The Ohio State Buckeyes wawere idle and free to watch the chaos unfold. The


That mediocre schedule

Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio Stadium

We all knew this day would come. The Ohio State Buckeyes were eventually going to lose a regular season game under Urban Meyer. The streak couldn’t go on forever, it was inevitably going to end at some point. Still, most Buckeyes fans wouldn’t have pointed to last week’s game against Virginia Tech as the matchup


WFNY’s 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes Preview: The Offense


  For a preview of the Ohio State defense, click here. The 2013 edition of the Ohio State offense was an undeniable juggernaut. The highlight reel quarterback. The rumbling running back. Kenny freaking G. But now, with the 2014 season just hours away, as Drake once said, “nothing was the same.”


WFNY’s 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes Preview: The Defense

The NFL may leave you hanging for another week, but the Ohio State Buckeyes and their NCAA brethren have you covered. Last season was the Year of the Offense for Ohio State. Braxton Miller, Carlos Hyde and company ran roughshod through the regular season behind a veteran offensive line led by two presumptive NFL opening


Imperfect finish to an imperfect season: Bucks fall to Dayton


It was the opener to the wall of games yesterday afternoon. In the in-state matchup that doesn’t happen very often, “little brother” Dayton had nothing to lose against the Buckeyes, and they played like it. The Ohio State Buckeyes showed their warts as they have all season long, and they went down just as they


Buckeye Senior Day completes long strange regular season trip


Basing your analyses of the Big Ten basketball season on anything other than pure randomness has seemingly been a fruitless task. There’s no better example of this than the current campaign for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Let’s recap just a bit: Two losses to Penn State, the first two in Thad Matta’s tenure; wins at


Aaron Craft, the senior leader every team wants and only one has


When one attempts to put into words the impact that Aaron Craft has on a basketball game, a team’s season, or a program in four short years, it proves to be an incredibly tough task. Running jokes about Craft’s tenure at Ohio State lasting the better part of a decade aside, he’s been the engine


Down the Gopher hole: Bucks reeling after third straight loss


The Michigan State loss was an understandable loss because of the hostile Breslin Center environment against an experienced top five squad. Buckeye fans were comforted by the valiant comeback and forcing overtime, nearly pulling off the stunner. Then, there was the Iowa game Sunday. In the first major home game of the conference season, Iowa was


Rumble, Young Men, Rumble: Ohio State Season in Review


Today we look back. Forget the star-studded 2014 recruiting class. Forget the possibility of having someone not named Luke Fickell coaching the Ohio State defense next season. Today we have but one purpose, and that is to relive the peaks and valleys, twists and turns of another Buckeyes season in the books.


One loss….And I am officially sold

Aaron Craft

  Last night was an eye opening evening in my favorite sport. As I laid in my bed with a wicked sore throat, I had a few moments of clarity as conference play began all over the country. Iowa State, which is one of the five remaining unbeaten teams, is to me the clear front runner


OSU’s second miraculous comeback falls just short


An outcome assured, I was armed with thoughts of disappointment. The Buckeyes, relatively untested through 15 games, headed to East Lansing for their toughest game on the regular season slate, and they didn’t look ready for it. A season-high 17 turnovers in the game’s first 32 minutes, the team’s two leading scorers in LaQuinton Ross


My Cleveland Sportsman of 2013: Urban Meyer


Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Given that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2013’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.


Watkins, costly turnovers too much for Bucks to overcome


It was no surprise performance, no jaws were dropped, no eyebrows were raised. Rather, it felt as if the predetermined script played out nearly absolutely as expected. The Orange Bowl got its shootout, with Tajh Boyd and Braxton Miller going back and forth. It looked like Ohio State was on the doorstep of taking control,


Injuries, Suspensions threaten fragile Buckeyes defense

Nebraska v Ohio State

There’s no use in denying it at this point: Ohio State’s defense cost them a shot at the national championship. Through a combination of unfortunate injuries (Christian Bryant), failure to try new players (Vonn Bell), and pure incompetence (Armani Reeves, Pitt Brown, Joshua Perry), the Buckeye defense bungled their way to some embarrassing yardage and


O-verrated? The different yet familiar Bucks stay unblemished


The Ohio State basketball team is ranked No. 2 in the nation, and some are wondering why. It’s a fair argument. Much of their early season slate has been less than spectacular in terms of difficulty. Their leading scorer averages less than 14 points per game. Last night didn’t alleviate very much of that head-scratching with


Buckeyes and the Orange Bowl: An unsatisfying and challenging consolation prize


Sitting in the upper reaches of Lucas Oil Stadium last Saturday evening, I watched Ohio State’s BCS Championship Game hopes slip away amidst a chorus of “Go Green! Go White!” But it wasn’t only dreams of a national championship that slipped out of the Buckeyes’ grasp in Indianapolis. With the loss, Ohio State not only