JT and Cardale to the Rescue — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 7

Ohio State Buckeyes Urban Meyer Cardale Jones

If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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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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Bring on ‘Bama

Ohio State Buckeyes

It is no exaggeration to say that last weekend will be forever remembered amongst the greatest in all of Ohio State lore. A third-string quarterback — who, it must be noted, I told you to believe in — making his first career start in the Big Ten Championship Game and playing a game so flawless that

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A Buckeye weekend for the ages

Ohio State Buckeyes

Last Wednesday night, I got a text from my buddy Steve. Steve, his twin brother Matt, and I have been friends since eighth grade. All three of us also went to Ohio State together and lived with each other for four years. Quite frankly, if not for these two, this Buckeye fanatic may very well

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To the victors go the spoils: Ohio State is IN!

Ohio State Buckeyes College Football Playoff

In the case of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the ‘spoils’ mean a date with top-ranked Alabama Crimson in the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day. That is the reward the Buckeyes earned after trashing the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship game Saturday night. The Buckeyes beat Wisconsin in historic fashion 59-0. The margin of

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I believe in Cardale Jones and you should too

Cardale Jones Ohio State Buckeyes

J.T. Barrett’s rise was meteoric. He went from unknown redshirt freshman to inexperienced quarterback struggling mightily against Virginia Tech to wise-beyond-his-years Heisman candidate and shredder of defenses in just over three months. His development made the question, “Will Braxton Miller get his starting job back next season?” a real discussion and put him on the

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My Sportsman of the Year: J.T. Barrett

JT Barrett Ohio State Buckeyes

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, 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 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Buckeyes comeback falls just short in Louisville

Thad Matta Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeye men’s basketball team had about as putrid of an offensive start to a game as you’ll ever to see when they looked ill-prepared on the road against a tenacious Louisville defense that sped them up, challenged every shot, and gave them fits. If you want to give them credit for anything, it’s this: Ohio

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Here’s to an embarrassing exit for The School Up North

Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio Stadium

Ohio State and Michigan. They call it “The Game.” It’s a name that lends the matchup the gravitas it deserves, but it’s not a catchy title that can rival the likes of “The Backyard Brawl” (Pitt vs. West Virginia), “The Red River Rivalry” (Texas vs. Oklahoma), “Bedlam” (Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State), “The Holy War” (BYU

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Colts are favorites to sign CFL star, former Buckeye Duron Carter

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Do you remember Duron Carter? The son of Hall of Famer Cris Carter, who had that very brief stint of his own at Ohio State? Well, Carter has emerged as a star in the Canadian Football League and has suddenly attracted the interest of several NFL teams. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on the

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Can Urban Meyer keep the momentum rolling for Ohio State?

Ohio State Buckeyes

After 35 games and almost three full seasons, Urban Meyer finally has his first signature win at Ohio State. That last weekend’s resounding triumph over Michigan State in East Lansing put the Buckeyes squarely back in the hunt for a berth in the inaugural College Football Playoff made it doubly satisfying. Now, with his team

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Kemp to CLE? Big Ten Trophies, Thad’s Schedule and Dangerous Journalism: While We’re Waiting…

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It’s Wednesday, and your boy is back. I spent last week in Orlando for a work conference. Let me just say there is nothing worse than landing at home after a week on the road on a Friday night at 9:45. I watched Thursday night’s Cleveland Browns from the road at a random bar and was

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Watch Aaron Craft singing Party in the USA… badly

Aaron Craft

Why? I debated even posting this because it’s not funny so much as chill-inducing. Aaron Craft was at the Golden State Warriors’ “Open Practice” for the fans last night and (insert some joke about singing and practice.) If you don’t get embarrassed easily, you can watch the clip below. Oh yeah. He was also dressed

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That Balanced O

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

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