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Stud Of the Slobs

Urban Meyer worked with Greg Studrawa at Bowling Green in 2001 and 2002. Coach Stud, as he is known, was focused on the Falcons offense line. Meyer wanted to bring Studrawa with him to Utah. In fact, it

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2016 National Signing Day

On Feb. 3, The Ohio State University will receive National Letters of Intent from the country’s top football players and 971thefan.com will be keeping tabs on who is coming to Columbus. Check back throughout the day for

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Ohio State quarterback Jones to leave early for NFL

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Cardale Jones hinted at leaving Ohio State for the NFL after the Buckeyes lost to Michigan State. He made it more concrete on Wednesday, telling reporters he will skip his senior season and declare

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The Fan’s Fiesta Bowl Broadcast Times

On the morning of Friday, Jan. 1 pour yourself the largest cup of coffee and join the flagship home for Ohio State Football, 97.1 The Fan, for complete coverage of the 2016 Fiesta Bowl. The Fan’s Fiesta

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Karlsson snaps slump, Blue Jackets beat Flames 2-1

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Led by a pair of rookies, the surging Columbus Blue Jackets picked up another two points Friday night. William Karlsson scored twice to bust out of a slump and Joonas Korpisalo made 30 saves

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Karlsson snaps slump, Blue Jackets beat Flames 2-1

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Columbus rookie William Karlsson broke out of a slump with two goals to lead the surging Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal

Blue Jackets-Flames Preview

While one win doesn’t necessarily signal the start of a turnaround, the Calgary Flames are desperate for positives right now. Playing without another key defenseman certainly wouldn’t qualify. Calgary tries to put together consecutive victories for the

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Wennberg lifts Blue Jackets over Canucks 2-1 in shootout

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Columbus coach John Tortorella wasn’t looking for any special fanfare in his first visit to Vancouver since the Canucks fired him after a single season. “I think I got enough recognition when I

Blue Jackets-Flames Preview

While one win doesn’t necessarily signal the start of a turnaround, the Calgary Flames are desperate for positives right now. Playing without another key defenseman certainly wouldn’t qualify. Calgary tries to put together consecutive victories for the

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Wennberg lifts Blue Jackets over Canucks 2-1 in shootout

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Alex Wennberg scored the only goal in a shootout and the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Thursday night. Scott Hartnell had a power-play goal in the third period for

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Wennberg lifts Blue Jackets over Canucks 2-1 in shootout

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Alex Wennberg scored the only goal in a shootout and the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Thursday night. Scott Hartnell had a power-play goal in the third period for

Blue Jackets-Canucks Preview

Vancouver’s extended All-Star break is coming to an end, and it’s easing back into things by completing a three-game homestand against two beatable opponents. The first of those, however, is complicated with the Columbus Blue Jackets and

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McDavid scores in return, Oilers beat Jackets 5-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Connor McDavid’s highlight-reel goal Tuesday night was eerily similar to the play that cracked his clavicle nearly three months ago. In his return from that injury, McDavid scored and had two assists to help

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McDavid scores in return, Oilers beat Jackets 5-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists in his return from a nearly three-month absence and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid.

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Budweiser says it didn't pay Manning

LOS ANGELES (AP) No, Anheuser-Busch didn’t pay Peyton Manning to say he’d be drinking a lot of Budweiser after winning the Super Bowl. The company’s verified Twitter account said late Sunday, “We didn’t know the shout out

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Record $132.5M bet on Super Bowl

So you thought the Panthers and Broncos would put up a lot more points in Super Bowl 50, that Carolina quarterback Cam Newton would score at least once and probably be named the game’s most valuable player?

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LB Miller MVP after 2 forced fumbles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller’s docket is quickly filling up. A parade. Lots of parties. A princely payday. “I was just talking to Coach Kubiak, I was asking

Falcons cut S Moore, LB Durant

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have released a pair of defensive starters: longtime safety William Moore and linebacker Justin Durant. Moore was a second-round pick in 2009 and one of the senior members of the

Falcons add ex-Chiefs asst. GM to staff

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons continue to shake up their front office, hiring Joel Collier as director of pro personnel. The hiring was announced Monday by general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Collier joins the Falcons after

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Eagles release WR Cooper after 6 seasons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles say they have released wide receiver Riley Cooper after six seasons. Eagles officials announced the move Monday, the day after Denver beat Carolina in the Super Bowl. Cooper’s best season came in

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McCoy investigated in fight with 2 cops

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over the alleged assault of two off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub. Police say a fight broke out early Sunday over a bottle of champagne.

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VIDEOS: Super Bowl 50 recap and react

Check out the latest videos recapping and reacting to the Denver Broncos beating the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.

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Manning to say goodbye after 2nd title?

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Everyone got spoiled. Over two decades of watching Peyton Manning play on the biggest stages, fans became numb to all he could do – the way he dissected defenses with clinical precision, the

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Broncos DC Phillips earns first title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Wade Phillips stood at the podium, pumped his right hand in the air and screamed: “Yes!” Son of Bum is a champion. Phillips’ smothering defense shut down Cam Newton and the Denver Broncos

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Bengals sign free agents Chykie Brown, Darryl Baldwin

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals signed cornerback Chykie Brown and offensive tackle Darryl Baldwin on Monday, adding free agents who didn’t play in the NFL last season. Brown has played in 54 games with six starts with the

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Bengals QB Out, Steelers Ready To Play

The announcement didn’t come as much of a surprise, considering Bengal QB Dalton didn’t participate in this week’s practices. He did go through his share of conditioning exercises on the side and was a fill-in defensive back during

Bengals' Lewis, 2 former coordinators have teams in playoffs

CINCINNATI (AP) Marvin Lewis watched the final Sunday night game of the regular season, rooting for yet another one of his former coordinators to get a division title. When Vikings coach Mike Zimmer got a sideline dousing

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Steelers get 33-20 win over Bengals, who lose QB Dalton

CINCINNATI (AP) The Steelers weren’t about to get pushed around or lose their crown, either. Not in Cincinnati, anyway. The defending AFC North champions got into a midfield rumble during pregame warmups and kept it up from

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Affidavit: Attack left Manziel's ex-girlfriend deaf in 1 ear

DALLAS (AP) Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend says he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that’s being investigated by police that she lost hearing in one ear. An affidavit filed by Colleen Crowley was obtained by KXAS-TV

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If Johnny Manziel wants help, NFL is ready to give it

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) If Johnny Manziel wants help, the NFL and its players are ready to step in. The troubled quarterback simply has to accept it. “We wish to give Johnny as much support as he is

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Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend tells police he struck her

CLEVELAND (AP) Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend told police the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her during an argument last weekend in Texas and said he appeared to be on drugs. Fort Worth police released a report Thursday that provided

The Latest: Browns say 2016 training camp will be in Berea

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Latest on the Cleveland Browns plans to move their summer training camp to Columbus (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The Cleveland Browns say they will conduct their 2016 training camp at their Berea

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Money sought for new Browns practice facility in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Cleveland Browns and a Columbus development group have asked the state to help pay $5 million to build a practice facility for the Browns at Ohio State University so the team can move

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Browns tired of quarterback Johnny Manziel's antics

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns have quarterback Johnny Manziel one foot out the door. The team issued a strong statement Tuesday, condemning Manziel’s actions and pointing to the club releasing him in March. Manziel’s off-the-field issues have been

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Browns fans boycotting Johnny Manziel for month on Twitter

CLEVELAND (AP) Some Browns fans are sacking Johnny Manziel for a month – and maybe longer. Tired of the quarterback’s off-field transgressions, the fans have started a “Johnny Free February” movement on Twitter. Longtime Browns fan Chris

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Browns hire Hue Jackson as coach, team’s 8th since 1999

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns have hired former Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as their new coach, the team’s eighth since 1999. Jackson brings head coaching experience, knowledge of the AFC North and a knack for fixing quarterbacks

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James, Irving lead Cavaliers past Kings 120-100

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James recorded his 40th career triple-double while Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 32 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled past the Sacramento Kings 120-100 on Monday night. James scored 21 points to

Kings-Cavaliers Preview

If there’s any team that can relate to rumors of a coach being on the hot seat currently circling the Sacramento Kings, it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers. If there’s a coach who can take the heat, it’s probably

Love returns to Cavaliers' lineup after missing 1 game

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will return to the lineup after missing a game because of a bruised left thigh. Cleveland hosts Sacramento on Monday night. Love sat out for the first time this season

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84

CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving and LeBron James wouldn’t let another lead get away from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving scored 29 points, James added 27 and Cleveland bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84

CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Irving and James combined

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84

CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Irving and James combined

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Bradley's 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

CLEVELAND (AP) Avery Bradley made a corner jumper at the horn to give the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Bradley’s shot from just in front of Boston’s bench dropped

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Lin scores 24 as Hornets rally to beat Cavaliers 106-97

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jeremy Lin scored 24 points and the Charlotte Hornets rallied in the second half to beat the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers 106-97 on Wednesday night. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and

Cavaliers-Hornets Preview

It’s not easy getting a trio of elite players to jell on offense, but the Cleveland Cavaliers and their three stars are clicking under Tyronn Lue. Since losing Lue’s first game as coach, the Cavaliers have been

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LeBron says criticism he undermines coaches is unfair

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James says the criticism that he undermines coaches is unfair. James said Wednesday that he has never disrespected a coach at any level and he’s bothered by the narrative that he has had

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Did Wisconsin do anything to take you out of your zone? “No.” Do you feel your shot not falling is affecting other aspects of your game? “The ball is just not going in the rim. I feel

Maryland-Ohio St. Preview

Robert Carter and Rasheed Sulaimon have enjoyed plenty of success in their brief time at Maryland, but never more than they experienced two weeks ago against Ohio State. The pair of transfers hope for a similar result

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Ohio State downs Illinois in overtime, 68-63

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) With 14 seconds left on the clock in overtime Thursday, Ohio State led Illinois by three points but the Buckeyes needed one last stop. Illiniois’ Malcolm Hill lost the ball near the Buckeye basket,

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