9:32 AM EST, Mon December 05, 2016
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago

Ohio State vs. Clemson: 3 reasons the Buckeyes can win the Fiesta Bowl

Three reasons Ohio State can beat Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl playoff semifinal on Dec. 31.
Columbus Dispatch 11 hours ago

Blue Jackets | Johnson, Murray seeing reduced roles

PHOENIX — The architects of the Blue Jackets’ fast start this season have been well-recognized, from rookie defenseman Zach Werenski’s skating and decision-making, to center Alexander Wennberg’s emergence as a No. 1 center, and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky’s health and vibrancy.
News-Herald 13 hours ago
After the Tailgate: Ohio State's body of work deserved a playoff spot

After the Tailgate: Ohio State's body of work deserved a playoff spot

Ten things to ponder following the unveiling of the College Football Playoff field on Dec. 4:. Ohio State's body of work >> It's new era for the CFP, as the first non-champion made its way into the field. The Buckeyes' nonconference schedules aren't always the most challenging. But in most seasons there's at least one top-notch opponent.
Columbus Dispatch 13 hours ago

Blue Jackets notebook | 60 shots, and Tortorella wanted more

PHOENIX — The Blue Jackets set a franchise record with 60 shots on goal against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night, but there were stretches in the game — believe it or not — when coach John Tortorella thought his club wasn’t shooting enough.
Columbus Dispatch 14 hours ago

Ohio State football | Meyer's joy: grandson's birth, playoff berth

Ohio State defensive end Tyquan Lewis watched with roommate Tracy Sprinkle, then celebrated with teammates down the hall. J.T. Barrett was alone at home eating chicken wings when he saw the Buckeyes’ name flash on the television screen. But the happiest Buckeye of all received the news in the maternity ward at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Akron Beacon Journal 16 hours ago

Marla Ridenour: Young, ultra-talented Buckeyes grew up in a hurry en route to playoff berth

COLUMBUS: Before 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith became Ohio State’s starting quarterback, one teammate foreshadowed his arrival with a comment along the lines of, “We have talent you haven’t seen yet.”He might as well have been previewing the 2016 Buckeyes, written off this season after an exodus to the NFL that saw 12 players drafted, including a record 10 in the first three rounds.With 16 starters to replace and 44 freshmen on the roster, fans feared Ohio State would have a down year. Urban Meyer had the fewest starters and fewest lettermen returning in his 15 years as a...
Plain Dealer 18 hours ago
Urban Meyer says conference championships are 'extremely important'

Urban Meyer says conference championships are 'extremely important'

The Ohio State coach saw the Buckeyes make the College Football Playoff without a conference title.
Plain Dealer 18 hours ago
Did Urban Meyer fear Ohio State could be left out of the College Football Playoff: 'A lot of anxiety, a lot of hope'

Did Urban Meyer fear Ohio State could be left out of the College Football Playoff: 'A lot of anxiety, a lot of hope'

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There was a general thought that Ohio State was a lock to make the College Football Playoff despite the fact it didn't play for a Big Ten Championship. And now that the No. 3 Buckeyes are in...
Plain Dealer 19 hours ago
Ohio State wins the playoff discussion in college football, no matter the situation: Doug Lesmerises

Ohio State wins the playoff discussion in college football, no matter the situation: Doug Lesmerises

The Buckeyes made the College Football Playoff again, getting there in a new way. But they always are there.
Plain Dealer 20 hours ago
Ohio State football: Live updates from Urban Meyer after Buckeyes make College Football Playoff

Ohio State football: Live updates from Urban Meyer after Buckeyes make College Football Playoff

Urban Meyer will address the media on Sunday around 2 p.m. after the Buckeyes were announced as one of the four College Football Playoff teams.
Akron Beacon Journal 20 hours ago

College football: Committee picks Ohio State, Alabama, Washington and Clemson for playoffs

Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals.The selection committee stayed with the same top four as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title game and beat Ohio State earlier in the season.The Buckeyes are the first team to reach the playoff in its three-year history without winning its conference.The unbeaten Crimson Tide is in the playoff for the third consecutive season and is the top seed for the second time. They will play the fourth-ranked Huskies...
Columbus Dispatch 20 hours ago

Ohio State football | Urban Meyer now a grandfather

On a day when Ohio State qualified for the College Football Playoff, it was only the second-biggest news of the day for Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer. He and Shelley Meyer became grandparents this morning when their daughter Nicki gave birth to a son, Troy. Her husband Corey Dennis is on the Ohio State coaching staff.
Plain Dealer 21 hours ago
Ohio State makes College Football Playoff as No. 3 seed, will play Clemson

Ohio State makes College Football Playoff as No. 3 seed, will play Clemson

The Buckeyes are in the College Football Playoff as the No. 3 seed.
Columbus Dispatch 21 hours ago

Ohio State football | Buckeyes will play Clemson in national semifinal

Ohio State is among the four teams that will compete in the College Football Playoff, it was announced this afternoon.
Plain Dealer 22 hours ago

New philosophy for recruiting quarterbacks? Ohio State learns from 2014, offering quicker: Buckeyes recruiting

"Nowadays kids are commiting early, and sometimes you don't get the opportunity," coach Urban Meyer said. "So we've had to adjust our philosophy a little bit, because (seeing them throw first) was a rule."

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