5:25 PM EDT, Thu April 17, 2014
Plain Dealer 4 hours ago

How the Big Ten, with players like Gary Harris and Nik Stauskas, is hitting the sweet spot in recruiting, developing NBA players

The Big Ten had four first-round picks last year and should have at least four again this year, thanks primarily to sophomores and juniors who are good enough to leave early, but aren't rushing out the door as freshmen.
Columbus Dispatch 5 hours ago

Blue Jackets vs. Penguins schedule

Game 2: Saturday, 7 p.m., at Pittsburgh
Plain Dealer 6 hours ago

How giving college athletes more food puts the union push and big-school ADs on the same side, even briefly

The union talk has changed the context in college sports and some changes that have been slow to come may start emerging, like more food for athletes.
The Crew 7 hours ago

MLS Generations: Trapp ready to take the next step

After working their way into the starting lineups last season, Andrew Farrell and Wil Trapp are ready to emerge as big time players in MLS. The Generation series continues all this week with the stories of MLS top young players in their own words. Read More
Columbus Dispatch 12 hours ago

Blue Jackets notebook: Youth will help Jackets this time, Boll says

PITTSBURGH — Only three Blue Jackets players were around for the team’s other playoff appearance, a fact that makes it tough to compare this postseason with the one in 2009. But youth is on the Blue Jackets’ side this time, right wing Jared Boll said.
Columbus Dispatch 12 hours ago

Ohio State football: Defense responds to aggressive approach

There was an unmistakable air about the Ohio State defense coming out of spring practice. Call it a renewed confidence. It certainly wasn’t there in January after playing Clemson in the Orange Bowl, when the Buckeyes were blitzed by yet another strong passing game and suffered a second straight loss. Since then, coach Urban Meyer has said that Ohio State did not have a defense worthy of competing for a national championship and that he intended to fix it.
Home Ice | SI.com 18 hours ago

Penguins come back to beat Blue Jackets in Game 1

On paper, the Pittsburgh-Columbus series appears to heavily favor the Penguins. Pittsburgh swept the Blue Jackets in their five-game regular-season series and is an experienced playoff team with two of the biggest offensive weapons in the NHL in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The Blue Jackets are making their second playoff appearance in franchise history, […]
Columbus Dispatch 19 hours ago

Penguins 4, Blue Jackets 3: Two-goal lead not enough

PITTSBURGH -- Brandon Sutter’s goal at 8:18 of the third period gave Pittsburgh its first lead of the game and sent the Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets tonight in the NHL playoff series opener before 18,646 in Consol Energy Center.
Columbus Dispatch 21 hours ago

Reader Rewards: Win Jackets playoffs tickets, plus a chance to shoot for $100,000

We're giving away five pairs of tickets to each of the Blue Jackets' home playoff games against the Penguins, plus a Zamboni ride during Game 3. In addition, you might win a chance to shoot for $100,000.

Ohio State S Jayme Thompson transferring

Backup Ohio State safety Jayme Thompson is transferring from the school. In news first broke by Justin Rowland of Rivals, Thompson was granted a release from his scholarship.   BREAKING: Former four-star safety recruit Jayme Thompson (2013) has release from Ohio State, will visit UK for spring game. — Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) April 16, 2014 Thompson redshirted last season after injuring his ankle in preseason practice. Thompson participated in Ohio State's spring game on Saturday. A four-star recruit out of high school, Thompson was stuck on the depth chart behind...
Plain Dealer Apr 16, 2014

Ohio State basketball target Myles Turner will announce college decision April 30: Buckeyes recruiting

Turner made an official visit to Ohio State in the fall, but the Buckeyes, who just landed two other big men, are probably a longshot to snag the five-star prospect.
Plain Dealer Apr 16, 2014

Former Bengals WR Chad Johnson and former Ohio State QB Troy Smith together in Montreal Alouettes training camp

The Alouettes of the CFL will hold an open tryout at the University of Akron on April 27.
Plain Dealer Apr 16, 2014

Ohio State safety Jayme Thompson reportedly transferring from Ohio State

The departure of Thompson would drop Ohio State to 82 scholarship players, which is the maximum the Buckeyes are allowed in the fall because of NCAA sanctions.
Plain Dealer Apr 16, 2014

Stories on universities, football teams, law enforcement and the handling of sexual assault cases

Two cases, one at Florida State and one at Michigan, have raised questions about the way sexual assault charges against football players are handled.

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