Ohio State Preparing for Indiana, Not Looking Past Them

Marvin Fong, The Plain Dealer

I’m a college student. While I don’t attend Ohio State, my weekends are frequently spent driving from Philadelphia to various campuses to watch the Buckeyes. So it was only natural that I received a text this week from a friend who is a student at OSU asking me if I’d be interested in heading to

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Urban Meyer strikes again as Buckeyes also add Arkansas’ Chris Ash

Well, well, Urban Meyer. It appears you did indeed have a few tricks up your sleeve following Thursday’s sudden departure of Mike Vrabel to the NFL. Earlier today, we shared how revered Penn State defensive lines coach Larry Johnson Sr. is rumored to join the OSU staff in the same open position. Now, Sports Illustrated’s

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Vanderbilt’s James Franklin to leave for Penn State

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Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin is expected to shortly take the job opening at Penn State University. CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman had the breaking news this morning of Franklin’s departure, per a source. Franklin was expected to make a decision about Penn State on Thursday after being offered the position. He reportedly had turned down

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Auburn AD: ‘We have a better argument’ than Ohio State

“An SEC team can’t get left out of the (championship game) with one loss. We just beat the No. 1 team in the nation, and a team ahead of us struggled today, I understand (referring to Ohio State’s 42-41 victory at Michigan). And a one-loss SEC team that wins in Atlanta — if it’s us

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While We’re Waiting… MISSING MASCOT!!

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Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “Can a superstar-less team win a championship again? The

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Who should you root for? Buckeyes bye week activities

Congratulations Buckeyes fans. Your team has made it through half of their schedule unscathed and this week gets a bye for their efforts. But, in spite of consecutive hard fought Big Ten wins against solid teams, Ohio State still can’t get any national respect. The Buckeyes are trapped by the overwhelming and tired perception that

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Big Ten’s Jim Delany speaks on pay-to-play NCAA regulations

“If (athletes are) not comfortable on campus and they want to monetize, then let the minor leagues flourish. Or go to IMG. Train at IMG. Get agents to invest in your body, get agents to invest in your likeness, and establish it on your own. But don’t come here and say you want to be

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Ohio State holds on for 40-30 victory at Northwestern

Thanks to an impressive late fourth quarter defense, the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes held on for the 40-30 road victory over the No. 16 Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday night. Carlos Hyde was the star of the game, rushing for three second half touchdowns and 168 total yards in the victory. The Buckeyes defense was

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Buckeyes’ Ryan Shazier honors injured teammate’s jersey number

Star Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier will switch his jersey number from No. 10 to No. 2 tonight to honor injured teammate Christian Bryant, according to multiple media reports. Bryant, the captain and senior safety, was lost for the season with a broken ankle in last week’s victory over Wisconsin. The Buckeyes’ secondary was already

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NCAA Rumor: Big Ten to divide into East, West divisions

After months of speculation, the Big Ten reportedly has agreed on a new realignment strategy for its new-look 14-team conference: an East and West division split. According to league sources via ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy and Adam Rittenberg, the conference will move in that direction in 2014 when Maryland and Rutgers officially join the fold. The

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Urban Meyer calls out rest of Big Ten for shoddy recruiting

With a consensus top-three recruiting class1 under his belt after just one full year with the Ohio State Buckeyes, the university’s head coach of football is now attempting to light a fire under the rest of the Big Ten who did not bear as much fruit on the recruiting trails. “It’s not only important, it’s essential,” Meyer said

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Big Ten mulling change to divisional names Legends and Leaders per ESPN

The Big Ten Conference has confirmed that they will reconsider the names “Legends” and “Leaders” for their divisions, a change which could be made in anticipation of the 2014 football season. As reported by ESPN, this is prompted by the addition of Rutgers and Maryland, moving the conference to 14 teams, coupled with the Conference

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While We’re Waiting… Buckeyes Take Down #2 Michigan

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. What a huge, shocking win for the Bucks: “The jury has been out on the Ohio State Buckeyes. But after weeks of deliberations in

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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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While We’re Waiting… Browns-Steelers renew rivalry

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Lots of advantages for the Browns in this detailed scouting report, with this being a solid final point: “Given the Steelers’ solid defense, there’s

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Box Score: Buckeyes 26, Wolverines 21

In a tale of two halves, the Ohio State defense held down the fort against the explosive Michigan Wolverines in the final 30 minutes. The Buckeyes held on in yet another close rivalry duel, winning 26-21 to finish a perfect 12-0 for the regular season. Carlos Hyde was the star offensive player for the Bucks,

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Ohio State’s defense clamps down to secure 26-21 victory over Michigan and 12-0 season

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On a day the Ohio State Buckeyes honored the perfect national champions of 2002 and former players carried Jim Tressel on their shoulders in the end zone, the Buckeyes did it again. For the sixth time in school history, AP No. 4 Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten) has finished a season undefeated, but the

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Report: Ohio State’s John Simon out against Michigan

ESPN Gameday just reported that star senior defensive end John Simon will not play today against Michigan. Various reports had him doubtful leading up to game time with an undisclosed injury and then not on the field while the team was practicing just moments ago. This heartbreaking news not only for Simon, who would have

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While We’re Waiting… The 109th edition of The Game

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “When Brady Hoke was hired at Michigan a year ago and defeated Ohio State in his first opportunity, there was talk about how the

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Black Friday Fun With Numbers

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For your Black Friday enjoyment, I bring to you a special edition of Rick’s usual numbers post. Some of these might be scarier than normal, so hopefully this is not read with a heaping pile of leftover turkey in your mouth. Cleveland Browns 12.7-24.6 – Average score of the 27 Steelers-Browns games since the 1999

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