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Columbus Dispatch Oct 20, 2014

Ohio State football: Evan Spencer's great catch had roots in family room

As kids, Evan Spencer and his brother Cole made spectacular catches in the family room using a bean-bag chair to cushion their fall. On Saturday against Rutgers, Evan Spencer made a pluck-and-tuck grab for an 11-yard touchdown that was rooted in those family room catches.
News-Herald Oct 20, 2014
Ohio State football: Coaches expecting more from J.T. Barrett

Ohio State football: Coaches expecting more from J.T. Barrett

COLUMBUS - Whew, talk about some tough graders among the coaching staff for the Ohio State football team. J.T. Barrett, the Buckeyes redshirt freshman quarterback, was honored by the Big Ten on Oct. 20 as the league's offensive player of the week and the league's freshman of the week. He did not, however, grade out as having a champion performance by the Buckeyes coaching staff.
Akron Beacon Journal Oct 20, 2014

Ohio State football: Buckeyes vow to not overlook struggling Nittany Lions

COLUMBUS: There’s always the danger of a powerhouse looking past a couple of struggling teams to the marquee game on its schedule.But Urban Meyer says that won’t be the case for No. 13 Ohio State at Penn State on Saturday.“I think if you play a really bad team, that happens,” Meyer said on Monday. “Going on the road in front of 110,000 people, knowing we didn’t play great on Saturday, we expect to play great.”That doesn’t mean such focus is easy. The players are surrounded by people who disregard Penn State and the game the following week at home against Illinois and are...
Plain Dealer Oct 20, 2014

Ohio State football: 3 things to know about Evan Spencer's highlight reel touchdown catch vs. Rutgers

"It's to the point we're trying to find ways to reward him," Urban Meyer said of Spencer. "That was the one time we threw to him three times, that was all me trying to reward a person that is selfless. Just love who he is right now."
Plain Dealer Oct 20, 2014

Ohio State football adds skull to Silver Bullets shirt for defense, fans want it

The Ohio State defense talks a lot about wanting to play like the Silver Bullets, and the shirt Joshua Perry wore Monday showed that.
Plain Dealer Oct 20, 2014

Ohio State football quick hits: Urban Meyer, J.T. Barrett aren't satisfied with QB's progression

Quick hits from Urban Meyer's time at the podium on Monday as Ohio State prepares to play Penn State this Saturday in State College, Pa.
Plain Dealer Oct 20, 2014

Ohio State football-Rutgers TV Rewatch: On QB J.T. Barrett's progression and game-changing punts

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett continues to blossom, and the Buckeyes made things uncomfortable for Rutgers QB Gary Nova. That and more from the TV Rewatch of the Buckeyes' win over the Scarlet Knight.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 20, 2014

Ohio State football | Urban Meyer: 'We expect more' from the offense

J.T. Barrett was named the Big Ten offensive player of the week and freshman of the week again today, not bad for the Ohio State quarterback who didn’t even grade a champion’s performance from his own team for his play in the 56-17 win over Rutgers this past Saturday.
Plain Dealer Oct 20, 2014

2014 Ohio State Buckeyes top scoring football team in school history

The 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging more points than any OSU team in school history.
Plain Dealer Oct 20, 2014
Ohio State University marching band alumni continue to fight label of

Ohio State University marching band alumni continue to fight label of "sexualized culture"

Former Ohio State University marching band members, who remain steadfast in their support of fired band director Jon Waters, released a survey Monday that they say shows the band does not suffer from a "sexualized culture."
Plain Dealer Oct 20, 2014

Heisman Watch: Jameis Winston works his way back into rankings, but Everett Golson still in mix

Our weekly look at the nation's top Heisman Trophy contenders.
Plain Dealer Oct 20, 2014

Ohio State marching band's day began long before kick off (Slideshow)

The performances at Saturday's Ohio State game against Rutgers were just one piece of a full day for the OSU Marching Band. Its members reported at 9:30 a.m. and weren't done performing until an hour after the game was over.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 20, 2014

Chat about Ohio State football with Tim May, 1 p.m. Thursday

Each Thursday at 1 p.m. during Ohio State's football season, Dispatch.com and BuckeyeXtra.com readers can chat online with either Rob Oller, Tim May or Bill Rabinowitz of The Dispatch.
The Crew Oct 20, 2014
Black & Gold Bullets: October 20

Black & Gold Bullets: October 20

The Crew defeated the New York Red Bulls by a 3-1 final on Sunday afternoon. The victory snapped New York’s nine-match home unbeaten streak. Read More
Columbus Dispatch Oct 20, 2014

Ohio State football | Inside the Beat: Road to redemption is a long one, apparently

A lot has happened during the three-year reign of Urban Meyer at Ohio State, but there has been one constant: The Buckeyes have yet to lose a Big Ten regular season-game under his guidance, pushing that streak to 18 with the victory over Rutgers this past Saturday. But poll voters, at least, don’t seem very impressed.

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