12:56 AM EDT, Fri August 26, 2016
Columbus Dispatch 2 hours ago

Ohio State football | Coach Larry Johnson doesn't need offensive language to teach, inspire players

Being cussed at by a football coach is one thing, Jalyn Holmes said. In fact, it could be called tradition. Then there is not being cussed at by a coach.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};
Columbus Dispatch 3 hours ago

Ohio State football | Players eager to get on special teams

On many football teams, special-teams duty is exactly that — duty. It takes a special mentality to want to sprint downfield knowing that a violent collision often awaits. That’s why some players view playing in the kicking game to be, at best, a necessary evil. At Ohio State, special-teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs said, players can’t raise their hands fast enough to volunteer.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};
Columbus Dispatch 3 hours ago

NHL | Avalanche hires Monsters' Jared Bednar as coach

The Colorado Avalanche have hired Jared Bednar as coach, snapping him up from the Blue Jackets' minor-league system after he led the Cleveland Monsters to the American Hockey League championship last season.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};
Plain Dealer 5 hours ago

The top 50 Ohio State football players for 2016: Nos. 30-11

We rank the Buckeyes roster heading into the 2016 season.
Plain Dealer 5 hours ago

Nick Bosa, Malik Harrison latest Ohio State freshmen to have black stripes removed: Watch it happen

Watch the video of Urban Meyer announcing that Bosa and Harrison were next to have their black stripes removed inside.
Plain Dealer 10 hours ago
Ohio State basketball to open Big Ten play at Illinois, close vs. Indiana: See full schedule

Ohio State basketball to open Big Ten play at Illinois, close vs. Indiana: See full schedule

The Big Ten released the full Big Ten basketball schedule on Thursday.
Columbus Dispatch 12 hours ago

College football | Some coaches feeling the heat before season's first snap

To consider Les Miles on the dreaded hot seat at LSU entering this season suggests a lot about job security among college football coaches these days -- especially those in the Southeastern Conference. In 11 seasons as Tigers coach, Miles has 112 wins. Only one LSU coach has more.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};
Plain Dealer 16 hours ago

Which Buckeye is playing the Joey Bosa role in Ohio State's most important defensive line package?

The Buckeyes will continue to slide a defensive end to defensive tackle on third down and long this season.
Plain Dealer 17 hours ago

Why is Mike Weber No. 14? Explaining our top 50 Ohio State football player rankings: Nos. 30-11

We continue our top 50 Ohio State player rankings for 2016 with Nos. 30 through 1. Inside is an explanation of how we arrived here.
Plain Dealer 17 hours ago
Pat Elflein has his left arm back, so Ohio State football has its center back

Pat Elflein has his left arm back, so Ohio State football has its center back

Elflein had surgery on his left shoulder in May.
Plain Dealer 18 hours ago

Joey Bosa's camp responds to San Diego, says Chargers 'decided to manipulate facts'

Will Joey Bosa and San Diego agree to terms? It seems less and less likely with each passing day.
Columbus Dispatch Aug 24, 2016

Soccer: Union 2, Crew 1 | Another home bumble

Crew SC either cannot or will not abide prosperity. Not in this season of disappointment and certainly not in Mapfre Stadium, where momentum and opportunity come to die.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Columbus Dispatch Aug 24, 2016

Michael Arace commentary | Union shows the instinct Crew lacks

Crew SC scored in the 73rd minute Wednesday night. Adam Jahn had the goal. He put back a rebound after a corner kick, got the Nordecke drums a-pounding and changed the momentum of an important match. If this was not a must-win game for the Crew, it was at least a must-not-lose game — and Jahn’s goal made it 1-1 against the Philadelphia Union.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Plain Dealer Aug 24, 2016

Ohio State football: Why hasn't Nick Bosa had his black stripe removed yet?

"He's got time. We're not in a hurry to pull it off," defensive line coach Larry Johnson said Wednesday. "It'll come off. He's done a great job. The fact that he has low reps, that's what we're trying to do -- just make sure we can get him through the process and get him to the gate -- that's the most important thing right now."
Columbus Dispatch Aug 24, 2016

Ohio State football | Elflein full-go after odd issue with shoulder

Pat Elflein didn’t feel any pain in his shoulder. He couldn’t remember doing anything to injure it. All he knew was that he could barely lift anything with his left arm.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};

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