9:22 PM EST, Wed December 17, 2014
The Crew 11 hours ago
Poll: What former Columbus standout would you bring back in Stage 2 of Re-Entry?

Poll: What former Columbus standout would you bring back in Stage 2 of Re-Entry?

Stage 2 of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry process takes place Thursday afternoon via teleconference. With only three players selected in Stage 1, expect more activity in Stage 2 as clubs have seven days to extend a bona fide offer to selected players. Should the club and player not come to an agreement after seven days, the club retains the right of first refusal for that player in MLS.  Read More
Plain Dealer 13 hours ago

Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State depend heavily on home-grown college football talent; Oregon not so

Breaking down the college football playoff rosters. While Ohio State, Florida State and Alabama get the biggest share of their talent in state, Oregon has few players from Oregon. Here's a state-by-state breakdown for each school.
Plain Dealer 14 hours ago
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's magic words that stole Vonn Bell from Alabama: 'Ride with us'

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's magic words that stole Vonn Bell from Alabama: 'Ride with us'

"I knew at some point, if you're going to reach for the top, that you have to go through the top," Meyer said. "And the last several years Alabama has certainly been at the top of college football."
The Crew 14 hours ago
Meram realizes dream with Iraq, prepares for AFC Asian Cup

Meram realizes dream with Iraq, prepares for AFC Asian Cup

Less than 24 hours after the Black & Gold exited the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs on November 9, Crew SC winger Justin Meram was on a plane headed for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to represent Iraq for the first time in his young career on the heels of a breakout eight-goal, four-assist season in Columbus. Born and raised in Michigan and choosing to represent the country of his parents birth, Meram made his first transatlantic flight unsure of what to expect when he stepped off the plane. Read More
Plain Dealer 14 hours ago
North Carolina A&T Aggies at No. 12 Ohio State Buckeyes basketball preview box breakdown

North Carolina A&T Aggies at No. 12 Ohio State Buckeyes basketball preview box breakdown

The No. 12 Ohio State Buckeyes host North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night at Nationwide Arena.
Columbus Dispatch 15 hours ago

Around college football: Bo Pelini goes home to become coach at Youngstown State

Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini was hired for the same role at Youngstown State. The school announced the move yesterday.
The Crew 16 hours ago
Crew SC's Justin Meram earns Iraq National Team call-up for 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Crew SC's Justin Meram earns Iraq National Team call-up for 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Columbus Crew SC today announced that midfielder Justin Meram has earned a call-up from the Iraq National Team ahead of the 2015 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Asian Cup. Read More
Columbus Dispatch 19 hours ago

Southwest to add five New Orleans flights for Ohio State bowl game

The potential for a sea of scarlet and gray at the Sugar Bowl game on Jan. 1 between Ohio State and Alabama keeps getting better. Southwest Airlines will add five direct flights between Port Columbus and New Orleans, with all flights leaving Dec. 30 and returning Jan. 2.
Columbus Dispatch 20 hours ago

Blue Jackets notebook: Newcomer Morin expected to bring energy

One practice and one morning skate was not nearly enough for new Blue Jackets forward Jeremy Morin to fine-tune his game before making his team debut against the Red Wings last night in Joe Louis Arena.
Columbus Dispatch 21 hours ago

Blue Jackets 1, Red Wings 0, SO: Winning streak reaches seven

Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves in one of the finest performances of his Blue Jackets career to lead his team to 1-0 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings last night in front of 20,027 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
Columbus Dispatch 22 hours ago

Ohio State notebook: Playoffs first, then Houston for Herman

Tom Herman took a short break out of his routine yesterday to issue a comment on his hiring as Houston’s coach, but otherwise went back to work helping Ohio State prepare to play Alabama in a Jan. 1 semifinal of the College Football Playoff. “This is a tremendous opportunity for my family and I to come back to Houston and lead one of the top programs in the country,” said Herman, who spent 11 seasons of his coaching career in Texas, three in Houston at Rice. “I am looking forward to working with one of the top athletic directors in the country, as well as chancellor (Renu) Khator in a...
Columbus Dispatch 23 hours ago

Ohio State football: Loss to Virginia Tech was powerful motivator

For most of the season, the Virginia Tech game haunted Ohio State. No matter what the Buckeyes did the rest of the season, that ugly week two loss looked likely to derail their hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff. Only one team, Florida State, went undefeated this season, so it wasn’t as if a single loss disqualified any team. But Virginia Tech, battered by injuries, stumbled to a 6-6 record, magnifying the stain of that 35-21 Hokies win in the Buckeyes’ home opener.
Akron Beacon Journal 23 hours ago
Ohio State’s Doran Grant to participate in Senior Bowl

Ohio State’s Doran Grant to participate in Senior Bowl

Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant of St. Vincent-St. Mary has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2015 Senior Bowl, his parents said Monday.In 13 games for the Sugar Bowl-bound Buckeyes, Grant has recorded five interceptions, tied for the team lead, 51 tackles (sixth), nine pass breakups and 14 passes defensed. He was chosen an OSU co-captain in his second year as a full-time starter.According to the Senior Bowl website, Grant will be joined by Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman and defensive tackle Michael Bennett. The game is set for Jan. 24 at Ladd-Pebbles Stadium in Mobile, Ala....
Plain Dealer Dec 16, 2014
Nick Saban gives first impressions of Cardale Jones: What we learned about Ohio State vs. Alabama

Nick Saban gives first impressions of Cardale Jones: What we learned about Ohio State vs. Alabama

Alabama coach Nick Saban gave his initial impressions of Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones.
Plain Dealer Dec 16, 2014

Ohio State flips Huber Heights DT Robert Landers from West Virginia: Buckeyes recruiting

The 6-foot-2, 295-pound prospect visited Columbus over the weekend, and on Tuesday Landers flipped his commitment to Ohio State.

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