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OSU's Last Media Availability Before Navy

Ohio State players and assistants met with the media Wednesday for one last session previewing their season opener against Navy. Here are Michael Bennett, Curtis Grant and our favorite "Rocket Surgeon" Tom Herman.

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 0 Comments

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Ohio State notebook: Bennett, Spence make Kiper’s prospects list

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released his first list of the top 25 NFL prospects for 2015 yesterday, and Ohio State’s Michael Bennett is listed as No. 15.

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Ohio State football: Buckeyes will temper revamped defense

For eight months, Ohio State has been trying to overhaul what coach Urban Meyer has called an “abysmal” pass defense. Meyer hired Chris Ash as co-defensive coordinator to install a scheme that emphasizes attacking the pass. There are four new starters among the back seven, including safeties Tyvis Powell, and Vonn Bell or Cam Burrows.

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Bob Hunter commentary | Rumblings: Crowd in Baltimore expected to be pro-Buckeyes

Saturday’s opener for Ohio State against Navy in Baltimore has the potential of being another Buckeyes “rome” game — on the road, but a lot like home.

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Big Ten football: Michigan State ready to prove its worth

These are the good old days at Michigan State, where the Spartans are primed to build upon an historical run of success under Ohio native Mark Dantonio.

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Around the NFL: Browns offense finally comes alive — against Bears subs

Tom Uhlman | Associated Press

Cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy, left, of the Colts and Bengals receiver Colin Lockett each grab a handful of facemask in the first half of Cincinnati’s victory.

Browns 33, Bears 13: Brian Hoyer drove Cleveland’s starting offense to a touchdown last night before turning things over to rookie Johnny Manziel in host Cleveland’s victory over Chicago in its final exhibition game.

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Michael Arace commentary: How could Browns not pick receiver in draft?

The Cleveland Browns are not supposed to be as bad as they have been for as long as they have been, but they have managed it.

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Around college football: Hill tops Manziel record as A&M rolls

Rainier Ehrhardt | Associated Press

Kenny Hill attempts a shovel pass while being taken down by South Carolina defensive end Gerald Dixon.

No. 21 Texas A&M 52, No. 9 South Carolina 28: Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel’s single-game passing record with 511 yards last night to help Texas A&M end South Carolina’s 18-game home winning streak in a Southeastern Conference opener.

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NFL will adopt tougher stance on domestic violence

In a letter and accompanying memo sent yesterday to every NFL team owner, commissioner Roger Goodell announced a significant change in the league’s policy against domestic violence, with a six-game suspension for first-time offenders and a lifetime ban from the league on a second offense.

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Indians 3, White Sox 2: Carrasco sizzles

CHICAGO — Before last night’s game, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona talked about pitchers being in the attack mode from their first pitch of the game.

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Reds 7, Cubs 2: Homestand ends on winning note

David Kohl | Associated Press

Billy Hamilton beats the throw on his way to stealing second base in the first inning, one of six stolen bases for the Reds in their victory over the Cubs.

CINCINNATI — It might be too late for a large segment of their fans to notice — football is starting, after all — but the Reds have put together a nice little streak.

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