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Sep 14, 2017
Joe Thomas nearing 10,000th consecutive snap with Browns

Joe Thomas nearing 10,000th consecutive snap with Browns

Joe Thomas weaved his way through reporters in the locker room, surveying the group before stepping behind a lectern."I'm not sure what all the commotion is about," the 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle said Sept. 14. "I'm just a guy that shows up and does his job every day, hoping I can set a good example for my teammates.
Sep 14, 2017
DeShone Kizer's next challenge: The Ravens defense

DeShone Kizer's next challenge: The Ravens defense

BALTIMORE >> In his NFL debut, Cleveland quarterback DeShone Kizer went up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose reputation for playing rugged defense began long before the Browns rookie was born.Having survived that test, Kizer on Sunday will face the Baltimore Ravens, whose similarly renowned defense opened the season by forcing five turnovers in a 20-0 rout of Cincinnati.
Sep 14, 2017
Ohio State vs. Army football game preview: Black Knights bringing triple-option attack against Buckeyes

Ohio State vs. Army football game preview: Black Knights bringing triple-option attack against Buckeyes

Army (2-0) at No. 8 Ohio State (1-1), Saturday 4:30 p.m. (Fox)Line: Ohio State by 30.Series record: First meeting.WHAT'S AT STAKEOhio State is still stinging from the thumping by Oklahoma at home last week and trying to solve some problems with its passing game and defense.
Sep 13, 2017
Browns' Britt looks to rebound after drop in opener

Browns' Britt looks to rebound after drop in opener

Kenny Britt was signed by the Browns to be a playmaker and a leader for their young wide receivers.One game into the regular season, his starting spot is in jeopardy.Britt dropped an on-target, downfield throw from DeShone Kizer in the fourth quarter Sept. 10, stalling a critical drive in Cleveland's 21-18 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sep 13, 2017
Big Ten will increase Week 1 football conference games in 2020, '21

Big Ten will increase Week 1 football conference games in 2020, '21

The Big Ten will increase its number of conference football games in the opening weeks of the season in 2020 and 2021.There also is a change in rivalry week in schedules announced Tuesday. Iowa will meet Wisconsin and Nebraska will play Minnesota the last week of the regular season in 2020 and 2021.
Sep 11, 2017

Browns coach Hue Jackson on DeShone Kizer: 'This young man gives us hope'

Hue Jackson, with conviction, uttered a phrase in his Sept. 11 press conference no Browns head coach has said regarding a quarterback since ... since ... None ever said it before since the days of Bernie Kosar."At the end of the day, this young man gives us hope," Jackson said after watching the tape of DeShone Kizer playing in
Sep 11, 2017

Myles Garrett cautious to not return too quickly from sprained ankle

Unfortunately, Myles Garrett, a Browns rookie, already as experience rehabbing a sprained ankle.Garrett missed the opener against the Steelers on Sept. 10 and will miss the game Sept. 17 in Baltimore with an injury suffered in practice four days before the opener.
Sep 11, 2017

Urban Meyer still angry, trying to move on after Oklahoma loss

COLUMBUS >> Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Monday his team still is somewhere between being angry and trying to move on after the loss to Oklahoma revealed glaring fundamental problems with quality of play as well as play-calling.The Ohio State passing game was terrible, and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield carved up the Buckeyes secondary as the Sooners romped to a 31-16 victory at Ohio Stadium on Saturday night.
Sep 11, 2017
Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield apologizes for planting flag on Block O

Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield apologizes for planting flag on Block O

NORMAN, Okla. >> Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has apologized for his postgame flag celebration following the Sooners' victory at Ohio State.After Saturday night's 31-16 win, Mayfield ran around the field at Ohio Stadium with a crimson OU flag, then took it to the "O" at midfield and tried to stick it in the ground as his teammates celebrated around him.
Sep 11, 2017
AP Top 25 Heat Check: Oklahoma, Ohio State switch places in threatening Alabama

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Oklahoma, Ohio State switch places in threatening Alabama

The fallout from the weekend's biggest game - the Sooners' stomping of Ohio State in Columbus - was essentially an identity swap for the perennial contenders in the minds of the AP Top 25 voters.
Sep 11, 2017

College football top 25: Oklahoma up to No. 2 behind Alabama

Oklahoma moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll behind Alabama after the Sooners scored the most impressive victory of week two.Three of the top six teams from last week defeated other ranked teams on Saturday, creating an early shake-up near the top of the AP Top 25.
Sep 11, 2017

Browns face another tough test next in Ravens, says Jeff Schudel

. The NFL schedule-makers must have had a vendetta against the Browns when they were forming the 2017 slate, because the two teams that have dominated them the most since 1999 are their first two opponents.After losing to the Steelers on Sept.
Sep 10, 2017

Kizer shows signs Browns might have found their quarterback, Jeff Schudel says

Playing quarterback for the Browns should come with a sack-survival bonus.DeShone Kizer in the season opener against the Steelers became the 27th quarterback to start for the Browns since 1999. He quickly learned what happened to the 26 ghosts who took snaps before him.
Sep 10, 2017

Browns better, but still a long way to go, says David S. Glasier

The good new is, the new-look Browns and rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer showed some promise in the 2017 season opener against Pittsburgh.The bad news is, those flashes of promise notwithstanding, these Browns ended up doing what the old-look Browns did in 32 of 37 previous games against the Steelers since Cleveland's NFL franchise was restored vis expansion in 1999.
Sep 10, 2017

Show of unity, not discord, before Browns opener

So much for whatever concern may still have been lingered about how Browns players would comport themselves on Sept. 10 during ceremonies before the 2017 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers at First Energy Stadium.