Gray quarterback Cardale Jones (12) scrambles in the first half.
The loudest ovation might have come when they came out of the tunnel before the spring game. “Please welcome,” the voice on the public-address system announced, “the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes.” After the roars that greeted that introduction, the spring game itself was almost destined to be anticlimactic, especially with so many key players sitting out or making only cameos.
With not-ready-for-prime-time players in the offensive line most of the day, and some sprinkled into the skill positions on both sides of the ball, the annual Ohio State spring game — won 17-14 by the Gray — was a disjointed exhibition as expected.
Cardale Jones (12) completed 19 of 42 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.
They ran an early heat of the great quarterback race today in the Ohio State spring game with only one of its three serious competitors, and the day still added a few wrinkles to a picture already about as clear as a windshield in an ice storm.
Quarterback Cardale Jones, in black jersey, tackles Tyvis Powell (23) after Powell intercepted a pass.
Free-wheeling Ohio State safety Tyvis Powell made the most of his one play in the spring game spotlight today. In the aftermath of his interception of -- and subsequent sideline collision with -- quarterback Cardale Jones, he handed Jones the ball, put his arm around the QB and faked like he was taking a selfie to the delight of the crowd of 99,391.
Hybrid back Dontre Wilson (2) gets into the spirit of the pregame quick calisthenics shared with Ohio State’s Athletic Band.
Gigi Gibbons made her first trip to Ohio State University yesterday. But while most people were excited to see the Buckeyes take to the football field for the first time since becoming national champions, Gibbons was looking forward to something else.
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Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer had Cardale Jones and Stephen Collier cap off OSU warmups by squaring off in the famous circle drill.
Also, in a race at halftime of the Ohio State spring game, Buckeye Ezekiel Elliott bested a field that included Braxton Miller, Jalin Marshall and a group of OSU students.
Tre’ Gantt’s two-out single with two outs in the top of the 10th inning scored pinch-runner Jake Brobst with the go-ahead run, helping the Ohio State baseball team defeat host Nebraska 2-1 today at Hawks Field.
The Edmonton Oilers’ uncanny run of luck at the NHL draft lottery continued tonight in Toronto. So did the Blue Jackets’, but in the other direction. The Oilers leapfrogged Buffalo and Arizona and earned the No. 1 overall pick for the fourth time in the past six seasons.
To watch the video of last week’s “exit” news conference featuring Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson and his general manager, Jarmo Kekalainen, is to figure the Jackets are on the cusp of a dynasty.
“It’s a guy that really has the heartbeat of the team in mind. I think that’s really good. That’s why every team has one." -- Nick Foligno (71), on naming a captain
After ending a third straight winning season with a thrilling shootout win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night, the Blue Jackets spent yesterday pondering past and future as they cleared lockers, underwent exit interviews and formulated offseason training plans.
Orlando City had known nothing but road success through the first six weeks of its Major League Soccer tenure. Three road games had produced seven points for the Lions, who came to Mapfre Stadium last night looking to further their claim as an early contender in the Eastern Conference. Instead, Crew SC doled out a little freshman initiation. Kei Kamara and Federico Higuain each had a goal and an assist, Orlando City star forward Kaka was kept in check all game and the Crew (2-2-2) ran away to a 3-0 victory in front of an announced crowd of 15,655.
A nine-day, nine-game road swing to open the International League season had the Clippers feeling like somebody had locked their offense in a box behind the ice trays in a large freezer. Home, Huntington Park and a crowd of 12,195 provided a welcome thaw tonight during a 5-2 victory over Toledo Mud Hens.
Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement — as a television analyst.