Florida A M Ohio St Football 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
COMMONLOGO The Common Man Podcast | Feb. 5 On the 43rd episode of the Common Man Podcast, he discusses… …his hatred for the Super Bowl …how his wife banned him from reading YELP reviews …his confusion on why there are still TV shows on the air about finding
201602050009005578141-p3 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
Greg Studrawa E 2-3-16 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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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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Dallas police probing Manziel complaint

Johnny Manziel’s troubles – both legal and personal – are worsening. A scrambling quarterback who can usually wriggle his way out of a predicament, Manziel is under pressure unlike any he’s felt before. Dallas police announced Friday

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Newton, Manning sharp in final practices

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers wrapped up preparations for Super Bowl 50 with spirited practices Friday with nearly perfect performances from Peyton Manning and Cam Newton. Both quarterbacks missed just one pass against

Raiders owner Davis intrigued by Vegas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Owner Mark Davis has a sly response when it comes to his interest in moving the Oakland Raiders to Sin City. “First off, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” he cracked with a

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4 Hall finalists connected to Polian

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Bill Polian entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year, making one of the most dynamic speeches heard at the Canton shrine. This year, Polian has nearly as strong a connection to the

Panthers expect Davis, Allen to start

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Coach Ron Rivera says he expects linebacker Thomas Davis and defensive end Jared Allen to start for Panthers on Sunday in the Super Bowl. Davis missed the second half of the team’s NFC championship

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Feely embraces CBS kicking expert role

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jay Feely has some conflicted emotions in his new role as CBS’ sideline kicking analyst in playoff games. As a former NFL kicker who attempted 854 place kicks in his 14-year career, Feely knows

Texans-Raiders in Mexico City on Nov. 21

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Friday the Raiders would play the Texans in Mexico City on Nov. 21, the first regular-season game in Mexico since 2005. Houston is very interested in the Mexican market,

Texans-Raiders in Mexico City on Nov. 21

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Friday the Raiders would play the Texans in Mexico City on Nov. 21, the first regular-season game in Mexico since 2005. Houston is very interested in the Mexican market,

Burress gets probation for tax evasion

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has five years to repay New Jersey $56,000 in back taxes and restitution or face going to jail, a judge said Friday. Burress, who received five years’ probation, would

Bucs WR Jackson wins NFL military award

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Vincent Jackson’s commitment to supporting the military has earned him the NFL’s Salute To Service Award. The Tampa Bay wide receiver will be presented the honor Saturday night at NFL Honors by USAA, the

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Bengals' playoff meltdown will shake them in many ways

CINCINNATI (AP) It’ll be known around these parts as “The Meltdown.” With a chance to finally end their playoff futility, the Bengals let it all slip away. A fumble, a defensive lapse, and two ugly penalties set

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

CLEVELAND (AP) Hue Jackson has experience as a head coach, knows the AFC North and has fixed quarterbacks. Just what the Browns were looking for. The Bengals offensive coordinator, who waited four years for his second crack

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Browns pause in search for coach, Jackson the front-runner

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns’ coaching search has gone strangely silent. After interviewing seven candidates last week, the team did not conduct any meetings on Monday, a break that could indicate owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam have someone

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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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Irving leads Cavaliers to rare win at Indiana, 111-106 in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving spent the break between regulation and overtime urging his teammates to close out Monday night. He spent the next 5 minutes demonstrating what he meant. The All-Star guard scored six of his

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Irving leads Cavaliers to rare win at Indiana, 111-106 in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and LeBron James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Indiana Pacers 111-106 in overtime on Monday night. James only scored seven

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Irving leads Cavaliers to rare win at Indiana, 111-106 in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and LeBron James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Indiana Pacers 111-106 in overtime on Monday night. James only scored seven

Cavaliers-Pacers Preview

Suddenly, the Cleveland Cavaliers are off and running. After an ugly start to the Tyronn Lue era, the Cavaliers have turned up the tempo and can win their fifth straight game Monday night when they visit the

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LeBron powers high-octane Cavs to 117-103 win over Spurs

CLEVELAND (AP) Blasting toward the basket, LeBron James didn’t break his stride as he flicked away Patty Mills, sending the San Antonio guard sprawling across the floor. James scored a layup and flexed. He and the Cavaliers

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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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LeBron Getting Bad Press on Coach Firing

Ex Cavs Coad David Blatt was fired last week despite leading the Cavs to the NBA Finals last season, his first campaign as an NBA head coach. Cleveland also sits in first place in the Central Division entering

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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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