LIMA — At least three of the running backs selected in this year’s NFL draft were described at some point by their teams or in the media as “Eddie George-type” running backs.
My advice for Ohio State football fans is to buy warm clothes. And blankets, too.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three weeks after signing a long-term contract extension at the University of Washington, Kevin McGuff came home to become the new women’s basketball coach at Ohio State.
CINCINNATI — Three and a half hours before Ohio State’s spring game kicked off at Paul Brown Stadium, the players were up the street at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame testing their arms against the radar gun there.
COLUMBUS – Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says the Buckeyes will be fed some of the foods Cincinnati is famous for – Skyline chili, Graeter’s ice cream and Montgomery Inn ribs – after their spring football game Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium.
COLUMBUS — They might be the two most memorable words Urban Meyer spoke during his first year as Ohio State’s football coach.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The sting of getting ousted from the NCAA tournament hadn’t gone away, not yet.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Wichita State is headed to the Final Four, and these Shockers should be no surprise to anybody.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — During Ohio State’s journey to the Final Four last season, Aaron Craft learned the importance of focusing on the next 40 minutes, not the three-week trip.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ever since Thad Matta and Sean Miller shared a tiny office at Miami of Ohio nearly two decades ago, the coaches' friendship has survived job changes, practical jokes and a few hundred bucks in unpaid lunch tabs.
Arizona and Ohio State reaching the West Region’s semifinals was not much of a surprise. Both are loaded with talent, have great coaches and were relatively high seeds.
COLUMBUS — There were skeptics out there last year who wondered if a power back like Carlos Hyde could succeed in Urban Meyer’s spread offense.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Aaron Craft dribbled in place at the top of the arc, watching to see if any of his Ohio State teammates were getting open near the basket for a game-winning shot.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- When the Buckeyes board their bus at University of Dayton Arena and make those two quick right turns to get on Interstate 75 north, they'll either be on their way home for good or heading off to someplace entirely new for them.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Sam Thompson had career highs with 20 points and 10 rebounds on Friday night, part of a dominating performance by Ohio State’s front line, and the Buckeyes ran away to a 95-70 victory over Iona in the second round of the West Regional.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jim Foster, who won 783 games at Saint Joseph's, Vanderbilt and the last 11 years at Ohio State, will not return as women's basketball head coach next season, Ohio State announced on Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Aaron Craft dominated down the stretch for Ohio State and just about left his coach speechless in the process.
CHICAGO — Sam Thompson grew up in Chicago and went to high school near the United Center. Like all kids in the area, he was a big fan of Michael Jordan.
COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Thad Matta is busily preparing his team for what promises to be, based on a crazy season of upsets and close calls involving its national powerhouses, a crazy Big Ten tournament.
COLUMBUS — This has been a season of mayhem in the Big Ten.
COLUMBUS — Ohio State’s spring football practice is starting a week earlier than it has in the recent past, which is probably a good thing since OSU fans can’t wait to see what happens next.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- There's something about traveling to Northwestern that seems to summon problems for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
COLUMBUS — For a change, Michigan State and Ohio State aren’t playing for a trophy.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- No. 18 Ohio State played great defense, there's no question about it.
COLUMBUS — Having just dispensed with their first losing streak -- a meager two games -- in the past three years, the 13th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes get little time to rest.
COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer reached back to his days as a minor league baseball player to describe the football recruiting class Ohio State signed on Wednesday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Tim Hardaway Jr. brought Michigan back with a relentless streak of 3-point shooting, then blocked a shot by Aaron Craft in the final seconds of overtime to give the third-ranked Wolverines a 76-74 victory over No. 10 Ohio State on Tuesday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Ohio State opened a 15-point lead with 9 minutes left and still had to hold off Nebraska.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- In the middle of the hand-to-hand combat that is a typical Wisconsin-Ohio State game, Deshaun Thomas took over.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Left open in the corner, Sam Thompson found an uncontested path to the basket along the baseline and contorted his body around 6-foot-9 center Sasa Borovnjak for a layup and three-point play.
Three years ago, Ohio State’s football recruiting class included Bradley Roby, Christian Bryant, Johnathan Hankins, Corey Brown, Carlos Hyde, Andrew Norwell and Drew Basil.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Almost no one for No. 14 Ohio State was thrilled with the way they played Tuesday night.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Deshaun Thomas was stopped only by a teammate.
COLUMBUS — Ever since they completed a perfect 12-0 season, Ohio State’s football players have heard the hype and the hopes of Buckeyes fans that they will make a run at a national championship in 2013.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points to lead No. 15 Ohio State to a 74-64 victory over Purdue on Tuesday night.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Deshaun Thomas, Evan Ravenel and Aaron Craft headed to the Ohio State bench for good Saturday with just under 2 minutes to play. Their faces dripped with sweat and, as each tried to catch his breath, they looked beaten.
The thought first came to mind a few weeks ago. Notre Dame in 2012 is Ohio State in 2002.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State coach Thad Matta was asked how good it was that his team had a relatively easy time of it in cruising to a lopsided win in their Big Ten opener.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Redshirt freshman Ben McLemore scored 22 points and No. 9 Kansas proved it was more than just a bully at home by beating seventh-ranked Ohio State 74-66 on Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After Kansas knocked off Ohio State last season in the national semifinals, Buckeyes guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. didn’t have the heart to even watch the championship game.
OLUMBUS — The guy they call “Big Hank” is taking a big, early jump to the next level.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Thad Matta knows he has one scorer. Now he is trying to develop others.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Mission half accomplished.
COLUMBUS — Ohio State’s football season is over but the “what if” questions are still hanging in the air.
COLUMBUS — The celebration of Ohio State’s 12-0 season was just getting underway around Ohio Stadium and in the many other places where OSU football victories are celebrated when the talk turned to what the chances are that the Buckeyes can go unbeaten again next year.
COLUMBUS — There was no need to wait until somebody watched the films.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Urban Meyer and the football seniors got the longest ovation on the eve of "The Game."
COLUMBUS — To the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry, let me say just one thing.
COLUMBUS — Sixty-eight years. That’s how long it has been since an Ohio State football team finished a football season unbeaten and had nothing to look forward to except next season.
COLUMBUS – Maybe no player is giving thanks more this week for the chance to play in the Ohio State-Michigan game than OSU linebacker Etienne Sabino.
COLUMBUS – When the football season began, the talk was that Ohio State’s season-ending game against Michigan would be its bowl game, its consolation prize because it was ineligible for postseason games.
MADISON, Wis. — Even when Braxton Miller isn’t the story, he’s the story.
MADISON, Wis. — Defensive end John Simon earned a place in Ohio State football history with four quarterback sacks in the Buckeyes’ 21-14 overtime win at Wisconsin on Saturday.