10:36 PM EDT, Mon July 28, 2014
Columbus Dispatch 9 hours ago

Big Ten football: Coaches take the stage at media day

Highlights from coaches' news conferences during the Big Ten football media day today in Chicago.
Columbus Dispatch 9 hours ago

Big Ten football: Michigan State's Dantonio knows about slim margins of error

CHICAGO – Michigan State beat Ohio State in the 2013 Big Ten championship game and then gave the conference a huge win by defeating Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Derided for so long as an enigma, the Spartans are riding high now. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said this afternoon at the Big Ten media days that the rise comes with some perils.
The Crew 11 hours ago
Sirk's Notebook: Catching Up Edition

Sirk's Notebook: Catching Up Edition

Over the past week, most of my available “Crew time” as been spent doing work related to my new book “Kirk Urso: Forever Massive.” You can learn more about it and order it here: www.thecrew.com/forevermassive. All proceeds go to the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund. Thank you to those who have already ordered and I hope everyone loves the book as much as all of us loved putting it together. Read More
The Crew 12 hours ago
Black & Gold Bullets: July 28

Black & Gold Bullets: July 28

Thanks to a brilliant free kick by Federico Higuain and a late goal from Ethan Finlay, the Crew was victorious against the New England Revolution on Saturday. Read More
Columbus Dispatch 13 hours ago

Big Ten football: Ohio State's Braxton Miller on watch list

In what should be no surprise to followers of Big Ten football, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is included on the conference's fourth-annual "players to watch" list. The fourth-annual compilation, selected by the media, is composed of five athletes from each division.
Plain Dealer 13 hours ago

Paul VI guard VJ King talks from Team USA tryouts: Eric Flannery coach blog (video)

King transferred from St. Vincent-St. Mary to Paul VI in July.
The Crew 13 hours ago
Eastern Conference round-up: July 28

Eastern Conference round-up: July 28

1. Sporting Kansas City — 38 pts. | 2-1 win at Toronto FC; Week 21: vs. Philadelphia Union In a week where many Eastern Conference sides had byes from League play, Sporting Kansas City extended its lead atop the standings with a gigantic road victory at Toronto FC. 2. D.C. United – 34 pts. | Bye; Week 21: vs. Toronto FC, at Houston Dynamo Read More
The Crew 14 hours ago
Post-match quotes: Crew at New England Revolution

Post-match quotes: Crew at New England Revolution

COLUMBUS CREW SPORTING DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACH GREGG BERHALTER On the victory: Overall, I’m pleased. Obviously, New England has quality up top. They have a lot of versatile guys that move around and make it difficult. I think we defended well and created enough chances to win the game. Overall I’m pleased. You need these games to build the team. You need to be battle tested, and games like this battle test you. On Ethan Finlays winner: Read More
Plain Dealer 16 hours ago
Welcome to Chicago for the first 14-team start to a Big Ten season: Buckeye Breakfast

Welcome to Chicago for the first 14-team start to a Big Ten season: Buckeye Breakfast

Cleveland.com will have coverage of Ohio State at the conference gathering all day Monday and Tuesday.
Columbus Dispatch 17 hours ago

Ohio State football | New defensive staff has a directive: Fix the problem

In an effort to overhaul the flagging Ohio State defense, Urban Meyer performed the football equivalent of a shotgun wedding with his coaching staff, and then opted to ride chaperone to make sure bliss and blitzes ensued.
Columbus Dispatch 17 hours ago

Soccer | Crew: Spirits pick up with winning streak

Is this what a second-half playoff push looks like? After scratching out just one victory during a 16-game stretch over nearly 3 1/2 months, the Crew has won two straight and sits on the happy side of the playoff line in the Eastern Conference.
Plain Dealer 19 hours ago

LeBron James and Torrance Gibson the two kings of Ohio? The four-star QB may see that in his future: Buckeyes recruiting

Four-star quarterback prospect Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage posted an Instagram photo of him edited in with LeBron James with the caption, "Two kings in Ohio!"
Plain Dealer Jul 27, 2014

Defensive end prospect Jonathon Cooper says Ohio State offer motivates him: Buckeyes recruiting

Cooper, from Gahanna High School, said he plans to wait until after his junior season to make a college choice, but he was proud to earn an OSU offer on Friday.
Plain Dealer Jul 27, 2014

As '17 QB Danny Clark takes a backseat to more exciting news, don't forget that he's Ohio State's future: Buckeyes recruiting

"He knows how good I am going to be," Clark said. "I'm not dogging myself now and saying I'm not that good, but he knows what it's going to be like in 2017. ... We are going to accomplish big things together."
Columbus Dispatch Jul 27, 2014

Ohio State football: Braxton Miller avoids off-field troubles of his predecessors

Being a star quarterback at Ohio State is a tricky thing. The most recent ones before Braxton Miller -- Troy Smith and Terrelle Pryor – couldn’t avoid all the perils of life as a young celebrity in the 15th-largest city in the United States. Miller has. There hasn’t been a whiff of off-field trouble.

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