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Columbus Dispatch Jul 26, 2014

Ohio State football: A perfect pitch

Prized quarterback recruit Torrance Gibson came, saw, and he liked what he saw. Gibson, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was one of the elite recruits on hand for Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights at Ohio Stadium. And he even jumped into the drills, something he had indicated he wouldn’t do during the four-hour session.
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 25, 2014

Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

COLUMBUS: Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band director accused of ignoring a “sexualized” culture of rituals among band members.The university dismissed Jonathan Waters on Thursday after a two-month investigation concluded that he knew about but failed to stop rituals that included students being pressured to march in their underwear, sing lewd songs, and perform sexually themed stunts that yielded often explicit...
Plain Dealer Jul 25, 2014

Ohio State picked to win Big Ten in cleveland.com media poll, Wisconsin named West Division favorite

The Buckeyes were picked by 19 of 29 voters as Big Ten champions, while nine picked Michigan State and one picked Nebraska.
Plain Dealer Jul 25, 2014

Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun edges Nebraska's Randy Gregory as preseason Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

Ohio State's Michael Bennett finished third in a vote of 29 Big Ten writers organized by cleveland.com. Calhoun received 13 votes, Gregory 10 and Bennett four.

Ohio State picked to win Big Ten in media poll

In a poll conducted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer with media members, Ohio State was predicted to win the Big Ten. The Buckeyes received 19 of 29 votes to win the Big Ten. Nine votes went to new East Division foe Michigan State while Nebraska received the final vote. Obviously, the Buckeyes were chosen to win the East. Wisconsin was narrowly selected to win the West Division over Iowa and Nebraska. The Plain Dealer has conducted the poll the last four years after the Big Ten stopped conducting it.
Plain Dealer Jul 25, 2014

Ohio State University's marching band revelations: Readers react

Reaction to revelations that Ohio State University's marching band has had a culture of objectionable traditions that included giving sexually explicit nicknames, harassing new members and marching at midnight in their underwear has been decidedly mixed.
Plain Dealer Jul 25, 2014

A sexualized and intimidating culture has permeated Ohio State University's band for years, report says

Ohio State University's marching band, which has risen to national prominence in recent years, has been rife with objectionable traditions and sexual cultures for years, according to a report. Its band director has been fired.
Plain Dealer Jul 25, 2014
Joshua Alabi, Damon Arnette and Kyree Campbell among Ohio State's defensive visitors for Friday Night Lights: Buckeyes recruiting

Joshua Alabi, Damon Arnette and Kyree Campbell among Ohio State's defensive visitors for Friday Night Lights: Buckeyes recruiting

One of Ohio State's most valuable recruiting tools is Friday Night Lights, an instructional summer camp hosted in Ohio Stadium this Friday from 6-10 p.m. Fans are welcome to watch the top prospects work out. Inside is a list of the top visiting defensive prospects.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 25, 2014

Ohio State football: Highly rated prospects will step foot in ’Shoe

Torrance Gibson got the attention of Ohio State football followers with two tweets this week. He said he’s coming to the Buckeyes’ third annual Friday Night Lights tonight.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 25, 2014

Bob Hunter commentary | Rumblings: Renovations nearly done at Ohio State football facility

While about half of the members of the Ohio State football team were going through a strenuous workout in the weight room yesterday, workers a couple of doors away were trying rapidly to complete the $2.5 million renovation of the training area and locker room.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 24, 2014

Ohio State football: Top recruit prospects will step foot in Shoe

Torrance Gibson got the attention of Ohio State football followers with two tweets this week. He said he’s coming to the Buckeyes’ third annual Friday Night Lights.
News-Herald Jul 24, 2014
Ohio State marching band director fired

Ohio State marching band director fired

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and served in lesser capacities for a decade. His popular halftime shows drew millions of viewers on YouTube.
Plain Dealer Jul 24, 2014
Ohio State fires band director Jon Waters over 'environment conducive to sexual harassment'

Ohio State fires band director Jon Waters over 'environment conducive to sexual harassment'

A thorough investigation by the Office of University Compliance over the past two months revealed serious cultural issues and an environment conducive to sexual harassment within the Marching Band, Ohio State said in a statement.
Plain Dealer Jul 24, 2014

Fake Urban Meyer and the real Shelley Meyer: Explaining Ohio State's most interesting Twitter relationship

"I like to have fun," Shelley Meyer says of her Twitter exchanges with a parody account of her husband. "And I think things are hilarious. Things that I think are hilarious I want to engage in, and that's what I do."

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