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Urban Meyer announces April 11 as date for 4th annual Student Appreciation Day

February 27, 2015
After winning its eighth national title in school history, the Ohio State football team and coach Urban Meyer are set to show their gratitude yet again. In an email to students Friday, Meyer announced that OSU will host the fourth annual Student Appreciation Day on April 11, one week before the Spring Game at Ohio Stadium. In the email, Meyer said more details will be released “in the coming weeks” regarding the event, which in years past has been held at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Olentangy River Road where the Buckeyes traditionally practice. Meyer added in the email that, “There will be opportunities to take pictures with the… Read more

Former Ohio State football player Andrew Norwell working his way up the ranks in Carolina

February 18, 2015
New city, new team, new jersey, but some things never change for former Ohio State offensive lineman Andrew Norwell. “The flow’s still going,” Norwell said. “It’s been five years since I’ve had a full haircut.” Norwell wrapped up his career at OSU in 2013 before setting his sights on the next level. He is currently an offensive guard for the Carolina Panthers and played in 10 games with nine starts in the 2014 season. It was not an easy journey for Norwell, who wasn’t invited to the NFL Scouting Combine and ultimately went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft before signing with the Panthers as a rookie free-agent. “Basically I… Read more

Ohio State announces ticket prices for 2015 spring game

February 18, 2015
Coming off of a championship season, the Ohio State football program is gearing up for 2015. It was announced Wednesday that tickets for the 2015 spring game are now on sale for the intrasquad scrimmage at Ohio Stadium, scheduled for April 18. Tickets for general admission seating will cost patrons $5, while reserved box seats will cost $15. Last season, OSU sold general admission seats for $12 before lowering the price to $5 just days before the game. A ticket will also get fans access to the OSU men’s lacrosse game against Maryland which will precede kickoff, set for 1:30 p.m. Last season, the OSU spring game drew 61,058 fans… Read more

Opinion: Where will Buckeyes at the Scouting Combine fall in the 2015 NFL Draft?

February 16, 2015
For four now-former Ohio State football players, the next chapters of their football careers are just around the corner. Tight end Jeff Heuerman, cornerback Doran Grant, wide receiver Devin Smith and defensive lineman Michael Bennett all earned invitations to the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, set to begin Tuesday. Where will these former Buckeyes land? It all starts in Indianapolis.   Jeff Heuerman Heuerman, who was tabbed as the second-best tight end prospect by ESPN football analyst Mel Kiper before the 2014 season, might have fallen since that time because of a drop-off in production from the 2013 season. The Florida native, who caught 26 passes for 466 yards and four scores… Read more

Opinion: Buckeye defense set for another title run in 2015

February 15, 2015
It’s been more than a month since the Ohio State football team won its eighth national championship, but it is never too early to look forward to the start of the 2015 season. The Buckeyes are set to return seven of 11 starters on defense, a crew that held all three Heisman finalists relatively in check over the last three games of the year. With the 2015 spring game just about two months away from kicking off, we look at what the “Silver Bullets” will be bringing to the table as they get set to defend their title. Defensive line While the Buckeyes lose Steve Miller and Michael Bennett, OSU… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball overcomes early deficit to stun Michigan, 77-73

February 10, 2015
It was as if “deja vu” had struck the floor of the Schottenstein Center Tuesday night as the Ohio State women’s basketball team dug itself into a hole early, just like it had on the road at Michigan a month ago. But unlike the earlier matchup, the Buckeyes held on to top the Wolverines, 77-73. The first half opened with a 0-for-9 combined shooting performance from freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell and junior guard Ameryst Alston, the two leading scorers for the Buckeyes. Similar to the game played in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Jan. 11, nine turnovers and 36 percent shooting on the offensive end for OSU allowed the Wolverines to… Read more

Ohio State officially names Tony Alford running backs coach

February 10, 2015
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer officially named Tony Alford the Buckeyes’ new running backs coach via a Tuesday press release. Alford, a former Notre Dame assistant, joins the OSU stuff after former running backs coach Stan Drayton chose to move on to the NFL last Thursday. Alford’s official title will be assistant head coach for for offense/running backs, the release said. “I’ve known Tony Alford for a long time and I am very pleased to be adding him to our staff,” Meyer said in the release. “He is an exceptional person and coach who is going to work really well with our staff and who will be an outstanding mentor… Read more

Opinion: Offensive outlook bright for Ohio State football

February 8, 2015
With a new recruiting class signed and sealed, coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff have an idea of who the Buckeyes will have available next season. On offense, OSU returns eight players listed as starters on the final two-deep of the season, which was ahead of the College Football Playoff National Championship, in addition to another eight listed as second string. And to top it off, the 13 of the Buckeyes’ 27 new recruits are set to play offense for the Scarlet and Gray. Oh, and don’t forget that final two-deep didn’t include J.T. Barrett, Braxton Miller or Dontre Wilson. Quarterback It’s no secret that Meyer and… Read more