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

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WFNY on the 2014 NFL Draft: Joe Gilbert’s Top Five Cornerbacks

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Over the past few years, as the amount of passing increases within the NFL, cornerbacks have become more valuable. The Seattle Seahawks proved their importance when they won the Super Bowl last year with a talented and deep defensive backfield. The 2014 NFL Draft could be a blessing for the many NFL teams that need a

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

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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.

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Ohio State’s Shazier to leave for NFL Draft, Miller to stay

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Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier will leave for the NFL Draft, multiple media outlets reported on Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Braxton Miller will stay for his senior season, however, as reported by Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel. The news is fairly expected for Shazier. He was a First-Team All-American this season and is likely to be a

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Injuries, Suspensions threaten fragile Buckeyes defense

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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

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Bucks’ Spence, Roby will not play in Orange Bowl

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The tall order of stopping Clemson’s high-powered offense with a suspect defense just got a little taller for the Ohio State Buckeyes. For Friday night’s Orange Bowl, the team will be without both sophomore defensive end Noah Spence and junior cornerback Bradley Roby. Roby, who has already announced his plans to leave Ohio State for

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Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier named USA Today All-American

Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier was named by USA Today a First-Team All-American in their rosters released yesterday. The junior linebacker is the heart and soul of the Buckeyes defense. He joined Alabama’s C.J. Mosley and UCLA’s Anthony Barr on the First-Team roster. No other OSU players made the First- or Second-Teams. In 13 games

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Ohio State’s Roby to declare for 2014 NFL Draft

Ohio State junior cornerback Bradley Roby will declare for the 2014 NFL Draft following the end of the Buckeyes’ season. This relatively unsurprising news was declared by Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer on Wednesday. Scout.com ranks Roby as the No. 2 cornerback eligible for the 2014 Draft, 15th overall, coming in behind only Oregon’s  Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Roby, 5-feet-11

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While We’re Waiting… Indians upgrades, 1997, and Penn State game discussion

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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 Leading off, the Indians need to make some smart

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Buckeyes hold off Hawkeyes 34-24, Bradley Roby ejected for targeting

Iowa gave Ohio State all they could handle in a back and forth battle, but in the end the combination of Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde proved to be too much firepower for Iowa to keep up with as the Buckeyes extended their winning streak to 19 games with a 34-24 victory. Miller was  22-27

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Bradley Roby and Picking Nits

When a team has a true shutdown cornerback, he functions like a sign in the front yard that says “Secured by ADT.” A lockdown corner is a deterrent. Opponents are dared to throw to his side of the field, and many refuse the challenge. Think of the Nnamdi Asomugha years in Oakland, when he was

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Buckeyes top Badgers 31-24 under the lights

Getting their first true test of the 2013 campaign, the Ohio State Buckeyes won a hard-fought battle with the Wisconsin Badgers 31-24. Quarterback Braxton Miller made his return, started, and played the entire game, relegating spot starter Kenny Guiton to the bench. Miller threw for 198 yards and 4 touchdowns while running for 83 yards.

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NCAA News: Ohio State’s Hyde dismissed from team; Bradley Roby arrested

A pair of Ohio State players find themselves in the news for unfortunate reasons. Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde was recently named as the person of interest in a police investigation concerning an altercation at a bar in Columbus over the weekend and has been subsequently dismissed from the team while cornerback Bradley Roby was

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Athlon Sports gives Ohio Stadium top spot in Big Ten Rankings

Athlon Sports ranked the stadiums in the Big Ten, and the pride of Columbus, Ohio came out on top. “There is little doubt that the Horseshoe is the Big Ten’s best place to watch a game. A great nickname, awesome traditions, tremendous fan support and commitment, elite level of success, High Street and the Banks

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While We’re Waiting… Francona brings swagger to Cleveland

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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. “There is a new feeling around the Cleveland Indians. It isn’t a feeling of cockiness, but confidence. It’s a feeling of pride in what

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Buckeye Learnings

Well, the undefeated season for the Ohio State Buckeyes is officially over. All we are left to deal with are articles about what could have been, what should have been and what the NCAA or Ohio State could have done differently to avoid this debacle. Somewhere along the line you will find articles tying all

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