Buckeyes on the Bayou: One Alum’s Account of the Sugar Bowl

Ohio State Buckeyes

For years, “attending a bowl game” sat idly on my sports bucket list. This year when the Ohio State Buckeyes earned the final spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff my family jumped at the chance to see the Buckeyes play Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The fact that we could enjoy New Year’s Eve at New

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And then, there were two…

Urban Meyer Ohio State Buckeyes Sugar Bowl

Back in August, 128 NCAA FBS teams began a quest to be among the four teams selected to compete in the inaugural College Football Playoff. On December 7, that dream officially died for 124 teams as the selection committee announced their picks. Miraculously, after losing two Heisman candidates and being forced to start their third

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Ohio State and Alabama: What to Watch

Cardale Jones Ohio State Buckeyes

Last week, I wrote about the coaching matchup and the shadow it will cast over the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl between Ohio State and Alabama. But, while Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, and on-field reporter Holly Rowe will surely remind viewers countless times about who patrols the sidelines for the Buckeyes and Crimson Tide and their

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Of Urban and Nick

Urban Meyer Nick Saban

The date was January 2, 1978. The Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans was the site. The teams: Ohio State, led by the legendary Woody Hayes, and Alabama, under the guidance of the fabled Paul “Bear” Bryant. And the result – not a pretty one for those in scarlet and grey, as the Crimson Tide ran

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Sugar Bowl Tickets Up 213% Since Ohio State’s Last Appearance

Ohio State Buckeyes

After falling as far back as the No. 16 ranked team during the College Football Playoff committee’s first ranking on October 16, the Ohio State Buckeyes have cemented the No. 4 spot and will play the Alabama Crimson Tide in this season’s Sugar Bowl. The team has built quite the resume since the committee’s initial

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The Browns and the First Round: Chance Warmack

NCAA Football: BCS National Championship-Alabama vs Notre Dame

We are less than a week from the NFL Draft, also known as the most important day of the year for your Cleveland Browns. With (another) new regime taking over the reigns and new schemes in place on both sides of the ball, it is crucial that Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi, Ray Farmer, Rob Chudzinski

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The Browns and the First Round: Dee Milliner

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We are less than a week from the NFL Draft, also known as the most important day of the year for your Cleveland Browns. With (another) new regime taking over the reigns and new schemes in place on both sides of the ball, it is crucial that Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi, Ray Farmer, Rob Chudzinski

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Saban to NFL, Browns: Thanks, but no thanks

“How many times do you think I’ve been asked to put it to rest? And I’ve put it to rest, and you continue to ask it. So I’m going to say it today, that — you know, I think somewhere along the line you’ve got to choose. You learn a lot from the experiences of

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BCS Update: Kent State smelling Orange Bowl, ineligible Ohio State falls

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No one could have seen this year coming for both Kent State and Ohio State football. The Flashes, ye’ of 40 years without a conference championship, appear to be one win away from a historic BCS game. The Buckeyes, who went 6-7 a year ago, managed to go 12-0 with largely the same roster in

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If eligible, would Ohio State be on the verge of a BCS Championship appearance?

Ohio State Buckeyes Urban Meyer

This year has been a strange one for Ohio State fans. Unlike the thrill of the recent undefeated 2002 or 2006 regular seasons, the 11-0 start to 2012 has had a peculiar aura because of the NCAA-sanctioned bowl ban. As a result of the bowl ban, the Buckeyes are ineligible for the BCS standings, thus,

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Ohio State jumps to No. 4 in latest AP Poll

With the chaotic back-to-back losses of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the nation on Saturday night, the Ohio State football team was set to benefit in the Associate Press poll. Despite being ineligible for postseason play (the Harris Poll, the BCS Standings, etc), the Buckeyes have slowly climbed the ranks in the

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Ohio State and Might Just Have Been the First Domino

There is no gloating to be done by Ohio State fans today.  Alabama might be in trouble for having players involved with a memorabilia scandal and now the University of Miami potentially in big trouble with a rogue Ponzi scheming booster, but these two situations – and any others that might arise – don’t absolve anyone or

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Phil Savage Replaces Kenny Stabler in Alabama

Trading in the clipboard for a microphone… If you have followed the career of Kenny “The Snake” Stabler, you’ve seen him learn from the great Joe Namath after being recruited by legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. You’ve seen him play on three different NFL teams, winning Super Bowl XI and getting named to four Pro

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