3:45 AM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014
Columbus Dispatch 2 hours ago

Game predictions: Ohio State vs. Penn State

Here are the predictions of our experts for the Ohio State game against Penn State.
Columbus Dispatch 2 hours ago

Rob Oller commentary: Disdain for Big Ten means Meyer has to win by a lot

Let’s agree on two realities: 1.) Humans are wowed by big numbers; 2.) Therefore, a score of 55-10 looks more impressive than 35-10, even though both constitute comfortable victories. Keeping those truths in mind, it is understandable why college football coaches would want to put as many points on the scoreboard as possible.
Columbus Dispatch 2 hours ago

Blue Jackets 5, Sharks 4: Letestu's second goal caps stunning rally

Mark Letestu scored his second goal of the game with 20.7 seconds remaining last night to give the Blue Jackets a 5-4, come-from-behind victory over the San Jose Sharks.
Columbus Dispatch 2 hours ago

Rear-view mirror: Ohio State vs. Michigan in 1919

Each week, Gameday+ takes a look at an Ohio State game played on this date.
Columbus Dispatch 2 hours ago

Play of the Week: Pistol play-action, skinny post

Presto! In slightly more than a second, Ohio State morphed from the pistol to a slingshot to score its last touchdown in the win over Rutgers last week. It’s a play that worked so well, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Buckeyes pull it out again tonight at Penn State or on down the road.
Plain Dealer 2 hours ago

Ohio State has to find a new TE, C.J. Conrad "not interested" in anything but Kentucky: Buckeyes recruiting

"I am not interested," Conrad said. "Don't get me wrong, it would be a great honor to have an Ohio State offer, but I am going to Kentucky with an Ohio State offer or without one."
Columbus Dispatch 4 hours ago

Blue Jackets notebook: Cody Goloubef, Adam Cracknell make season debuts vs. Sharks

Defenseman Cody Goloubef and forward Adam Cracknell — the last players on the Blue Jackets’ roster to appear in a game — made their debuts last night against the San Jose Sharks.
Columbus Dispatch 5 hours ago

Michael Arace commentary: Blue Jackets will be fine without Nathan Horton, but wish him well

Earlier this week, Dispatch beat writer Aaron Portzline reported that Nathan Horton is suffering a “degeneration” of the entire lumbar, or lower back, region of his spine. Horton almost will surely miss the 2014-15 season. There is a chance his career is over.
Columbus Dispatch 5 hours ago

Columbus Crew: Playoff run puts coach Gregg Berhalter in spotlight

It has been nearly a year since Don Garber got a phone call from Anthony Precourt with some big news. After entertaining a half-dozen final candidates, Precourt, the Crew’s investor-operator, had decided to hire Gregg Berhalter as coach and sporting director. So in November, Precourt placed a call to the Major League Soccer commissioner as soon as the deal was completed. Garber’s response? “I was thrilled,” he said recently. “We were all thrilled at the league office.”
Columbus Dispatch 7 hours ago

Soccer | Crew: Ethan Finlay signs two-year extension

Surrounded by a few dozen of the Crew’s most-loyal fans, Ethan Finlay officially signed on for two more years tonight. After a breakout year that has him tied for the team lead with 11 goals, the midfielder signed a contract extension at a question-and-answer session for fans hosted by coach Gregg Berhalter at Hendoc’s Pub.
Columbus Dispatch 8 hours ago

Penn State football: Linebacker Mike Hull leads resurgent defense

Mike Hull grew up near Pittsburgh with a fixed idea of how defense was played at Penn State. His father was a linebacker at “Linebacker U.” in the early 1970s on teams that lost three games in three years and didn’t give up many points along the way.
Plain Dealer 10 hours ago

Starting an Ohio State football Heisman run: 10 years ago, Buckeyes QB Troy Smith made his first start

Look back at the coverage of Smith's first start, and win, against Indiana in 2004.
Akron Beacon Journal 10 hours ago

Judge expresses concerns about scope, terms of NCAA’s head injury settlement with college athletes

CHICAGO: The federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed serious concerns Thursday about some terms and the vast scope of the $75 million deal that currently encompasses all college athletes going back decades.Facing NCAA and plaintiffs’ attorneys who crafted the deal, U.S. District Judge John Lee wondered why sports like rifle teams, golf and swimming would be covered by the proposed agreement along with football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.“I’m going to assume there aren’t a lot of risks of concussions in rifling,” Lee...
Plain Dealer 11 hours ago

Ohio State University asks federal judge to dismiss lawsuit filed by fired band director Jon Waters

Ohio State University has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by fired band director Jon Waters.
Plain Dealer 11 hours ago

Ohio State football the victim? Three-star TE Josh Moore flips to Kansas: Buckeyes recruiting

Three-star tight end Josh Moore flipped his commitment from Ohio State to Kansas on Thursday.

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