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

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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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Can Urban Meyer keep the momentum rolling for Ohio State?

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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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That Balanced O

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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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Secondary Woes and Cincy

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Stats aside, the Ohio State Buckeyes secondary has been average at best and could get exposed this Saturday against the Cincinnati Bearcats.

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WFNY’s 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes Preview: The Offense

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  For a preview of the Ohio State defense, click here. The 2013 edition of the Ohio State offense was an undeniable juggernaut. The highlight reel quarterback. The rumbling running back. Kenny freaking G. But now, with the 2014 season just hours away, as Drake once said, “nothing was the same.”

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Braxton Miller to return to Ohio State in 2015

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after reinjuring his shoulder, but the Heisman candidate said he intends to return to Columbus next season to finish out his last year of eligibility as a fifth-year senior. “I love Ohio State and Buckeye nation, and my goal is to come back from this

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While We’re Waiting: Welcome to the new WWW

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We’ve been going through some changes here at WFNY in recent weeks. The latest change is to the format of While We’re Waiting. First, you might notice that I’m not Rick Grayshock. Rick deserves a ton of credit for suffering through WWW for so many years. Some might think it was an easy post to

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Buckeyes focus on defense with Big Ten’s top recruiting class

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According to a radio interview with Urban Meyer, the number one position of need for the Ohio State Buckeyes is linebacker. The team took a what it hopes is a big step toward filling those needs with the class of 2014, which is up to twenty-three players after letters of intent came in today. “Without

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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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Ohio State replaces Vrabel with Penn State’s Larry Johnson

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After Bill O’Brien left Penn State for the NFL’s Houston Texans, assistant head coach Larry Johnson wanted to be the next head man at Happy Valley. He was passed over for Vanderbilt’s James Franklin. Penn State’s loss in now Ohio State’s gain. Larry Johnson will become the defensive line coach for the Buckeyes, and could

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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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My Cleveland Sportsman of 2013: Urban Meyer

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Given 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 2013’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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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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While We’re Waiting… Top Buckeye moments of 2013, drinking your favorite Cavaliers, and ranking the NFL head coaching vacancies

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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 2014, let’s take a look back at

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Ohio State’s Noah Spence did not travel to Orange Bowl

The Buckeyes arrived in South Florida today sans one of their key defensive playmakers: Defensive end Noah Spence did not travel as he sorts out “personal issues.” It appears he will not play in Friday’s Orange Bowl. Multiple reports on Twitter, including those of 10TV’s Beau Bishop, share that Spence was not on the team

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