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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Four-star recruit Johnnie Dixon chooses Ohio State

One day after landing a five-star linebacker from the state of Georgia, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes have added a four-star wide receiver out of West Palm Beach, Florida. Deciding between Alabama, Miami and Ohio State, Johnnie Dixon, a 5-foot-10-inch burner from Dwyer High School, chose to call Ohio State home for at

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Ohio State lands five-star recruit Raekwon McMillian

The much-maligned Ohio State Buckeyes defense landed a huge shot in the arm on Monday afternoon by landing five-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan. McMillan, a 6-foot-2, 242-pound linebacker from Hinesville, Georgia, announced his commitment in a live ceremony at his school on Monday morning, providing Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer with yet another player from SEC country. After

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Video: Ohio State coach delivers a Braveheart-like speech to recruits

Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs is slowly becoming one of the greatest orators of our region, a William Wallace of the recruiting trails. A year ago, he delivered one of the better recruiting speeches known to man. This past weekend, he took to the recruiting ranks once again, this time aiming his words at

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While We’re Waiting…Buckeyes’ bowl game and Alex Tanney is a victim of the No Fun League

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The Boston Herald’s Ron Borges hoped for a fun interview with the Browns’ Alex Tanney before this Sunday’s game against the Patriots but instead found him to be another victim of the No Fun League. “So the thought was here’s an upbeat story with a possible Hollywood ending. Two weeks after being signed off the

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Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is not a fan of the BCS

Without spending much time on it, because it’s not fair to our team for me to spend much time on it, I will say this — I think it’s a flawed system. But when you logically think about what the BCS people have done, and which obviously we’re all part of, I think it was

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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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While We’re Waiting…Rating the Browns offense, Breaking ‘Bama, and The American Pharaoh

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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.   “I’ve never really been in a situation

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WFNY talks about Ohio State and off-field issues

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Urban Meyer probably feels like he can’t catch a break these days. In his first season as head coach of The Ohio State University, he had to deal with a postseason ban that he wasn’t expecting and the arrests of veteran leaders like Storm Klein, Jake Stoneburner, and Jack Mewhort. In the offseason since then,

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NCAA Tournament: Statement on Ohio State-Iowa State charge

The NCAA has released an official statement on the controversial charge call from the end of today’s Ohio State-Iowa State third round game in Dayton. Here is the response from John Adams, NCAA National Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating, that was sent out to the media this afternoon: “I spoke with the official, and he

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Big Ten Basketball – The Bizarro World

Tyler Griffey was riding high after his uncontested layup at 0.9 seconds lifted the Illini over the No. 1 Hoosiers, 74-72.

In case you have been all football all the time and have not paid the least bit of attention to what is going on in College Basketball so far, your old friend and College Hoops Honk is here to get you up to speed with the best conference in America. My man @ClevTA (a must-follow

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NCAA Basketball News: Ohio State Revises Coach Thad Matta’s Contract

While this season has been a bit of an up and down year for the Ohio State men’s basketball team, their head coach Thad Matta is still being rewarded with a revised contract that sees a boost to his annual salary. According to Rusty Miller of the Associated Press, the new contract will see him

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Braxton Miller finishes 5th in Heisman voting

Ohio State sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller finished 5th in the voting for this year’s Heisman Trophy. The star of Ohio State’s undefeated team received three first place votes. Texas A&M redshirt freshman quartback Johnny Manzel won the award, collecting 456 first place votes. Manzel is the first “freshman” to win the award.

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OSU LB Storm Klein Arrested

Ohio State senior linebacker Storm Klein was arrested Friday evening in Columbus on charges of domestic violence and assault. Klein, who has started 10 games for the Buckeyes and a potential starter, remains innocent until proven guilty of course. But his arrest marks already the 3rd arrest for Buckeye players since Urban Meyer’s arrival. The

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OSU’s Jared Sullinger Not Invited to NBA Draft Green Room

This is not hyperbole right now. I’m not sure Ohio State has had a player with higher character than Jared Sullinger since Thad Matta took over. First round draft picks rarely need sympathy, nor to be hyped up, and it’s tough to feel bad for a guy who is about to be very rich playing

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Ohio State Wins ESPN’s Lawsuit Over Public Records

If you recall a while back, we talked a little bit about the ESPN lawsuit they brought against the Ohio State administration. The basis of the case is that when the Jim Tressel scandal broke, ESPN’s Tom Farrey made repeated requests for information from the University, citing Ohio’s Open Records Laws. While OSU did turn over

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Ohio State Lands 4-Star QB Prospect JT Barrett

Urban Meyer has landed yet another highly thought of 4-star recruit. JT Barrett, the 7th ranked QB prospect in the country out of Wichita Falls, Texas, confirmed Wednesday afternoon that he will be a Buckeye, according to Scout.com’s Bill Greene. Barrett is a QB very much in the mold of Braxton Miller. Though Barrett is smaller than

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Jared Sullinger turning pro after sophomore season

After a move the surprised a few people in returning to Ohio State for his sophomore season, Jared Sullinger has decided to make himself available in the NBA draft. Sullinger and Buckeyes coach Thad Matta are expected to appear at a news conference at 2:15 p.m. ET Wednesday at Value City Arena, on the Ohio

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The Sweet Sixteen and the NBA Draft: Cuse, OSU, Marquette, and Baylor

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With the Sweet 16 upon us and the end of the NBA season rapidly approaching (didn’t it seem like this season last like a month?), this will be your (and NBA scouts for that matter) last few chances to see some of the top prospects play real competition. I have never been a “workout” guy.

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Sullinger: “I was focusing on other stuff besides the basketball team”

The Ohio State men’s basketball team has certainly been struggling as of late, and perhaps the biggest reason has been the wildly inconsistent and unproductive play of star big man Jared Sullinger. Going into this season, Sullinger was on virtually everyone’s short list of national player of the year candidates. Now the talk is about

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