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Plain Dealer Jul 29, 2015

Four-star Texas OT Jean Delance announces final five, Ohio State makes the cut: Ohio State football recruiting

Rated the No. 12 offensive tackle prospect in the 2016 recruiting class in 247Sports' composite rankings, Delance released his top five on Wednesday evening and it included the Buckeyes, Texas A&M, Texas, Alabama and Michigan.

Ohio State not the only big team Northern Illinois welcomes on its schedule: MAC Football Media Day 2015

The Northern Illinois Huskies and Oregon are the only FBS teams in the nation to record 11 or more victories in each of the last five seasons.

Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck accepts challenging schedule: MAC Football Media Day 2015

Western Michigan has one of the toughest schedules in the country.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 29, 2015

College football | Bowling Green, Toledo picked as Mid-American Conference's top teams

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};DETROIT – Dino Babers does not subscribe to the belief that the paper on which pre-season football prognostications are printed makes for a good campfire starter. Babers, who is entering his second season as Bowling Green coach, reminded everyone during Mid-American Conference football day in Ford Field today that the news media correctly predicted that his team would win the East Division in 2014.
Plain Dealer Jul 29, 2015

The top 50 Big Ten football players for 2015: No. 5, J.T. Barrett, Ohio State quarterback

Whether Barrett wins the job or not isn't going to take away from his future. He still has three years of eligibility left, which means he should be Ohio State's starter for at least two more years (if not three). He's Ohio State's quarterback of the future, it's just unclear if the future begins this season or the two after it.
Plain Dealer Jul 29, 2015

Who is Fong? The Ohio State walkon who never played varsity high school football and won a National Championship ring

"I never got out on the field at all. Never played a single play in high school."
Plain Dealer Jul 29, 2015

Major setbacks turned into advantages in 2014, so what can stop the Ohio State Buckeyes now? -- Bill Livingston (photos)

The Ohio State Buckeyes won it all by turning setbacks into advantages. Now they look to repeat.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 29, 2015

College football: Ex-Buckeye Frank Epitropoulos to walk on at Michigan State

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};Former Ohio State wide receiver Frank Epitropoulos, a three-star recruit from Upper Arlington, tweeted on Tuesday that he will be a walk-on at Michigan State. Epitropoulos played at Ohio State in 2012 and 2013. He redshirted in 2012 and caught one pass while playing in four games as a redshirt freshman. He announced before last season that he was giving up football to focus on academics and prepare for medical school.
Plain Dealer Jul 29, 2015
Will Ohio State repeat as National Champion? Cleveland.com preseason college football poll

Will Ohio State repeat as National Champion? Cleveland.com preseason college football poll

What did the 40 voters in our cleveland.com say about the Buckeyes winning back-to-back titles?
Columbus Dispatch Jul 29, 2015

Around the NFL: Terrelle Pryor making transition with help of Moss

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};After working out at the Randy Moss Academy over the past month with the likes of Josh McCown and Josh Gordon, Terrelle Pryor is confident that he can become an elite receiver for the Cleveland Browns. “I believe I can do this,” the former Ohio State quarterback told Northeast Ohio Media Group in a phone interview.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 29, 2015

Two Crew players added as All-Stars

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Two of Major League Soccer’s assist leaders have been called into tonight’s All-Star game. Crew SC midfielder Ethan Finlay and defender Waylon Francis were part of five late additions to the All-Star team, which will face English club Tottenham Hotspur at 9 tonight at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 28, 2015

Michael Arace commentary: Schmid has résumé fit to lead U.S. men’s soccer

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Last night, while sipping a sarsaparilla among friends, the name of Sigi Schmid popped into the conversation. The Big Man … what could he do in service to his country? Hold that thought for a second. It came as no surprise when, late Sunday night, the muckety-mucks at CONCACAF announced that the next U.S.-Mexico game will be played at the Rose Bowl. To think the game would be placed in Columbus was, alas, delusional. The game, to be played on Oct. 9, is a big one. It is a playoff...
Columbus Dispatch Jul 28, 2015

All-Star Kei Kamara is showing the way for Crew

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};It was during the early days of summer on a nondescript day of practice that Kei Kamara showed the latest evidence of his growing maturity. On the field at the EAS Training Center in Obetz, Kamara was catching a breather alongside Crew SC teammate Kevan George. Kamara was on his way to the first Major League Soccer All-Star appearance of his career while George was in the early part of his fourth season as a holding midfielder who has provided the team more depth than game action....
Plain Dealer Jul 28, 2015
Former Ohio State WR Frank Epitropoulos, still pursuing med school, will walk on at Michigan State

Former Ohio State WR Frank Epitropoulos, still pursuing med school, will walk on at Michigan State

Epitropoulos, who left Ohio State to focus on med school prep, will walk on at Michigan State.

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