Joey Bosa, the Big Ten’s defensive player of the year, has 20 tackles for loss, including 13 1/2 sacks.
Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa today picked up a third and fourth major All-America team honor. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and "The Sporting News" each named him a first-team All-American. "The Sporting News" also named defensive tackle Michael Bennett and quarterback J.T. Barrett to its second team.
The Virginia Tech loss did much more than expose Ohio State’s X’s and O’s deficiencies. Though many of the current Buckeyes starters were not regulars on the 2012 and 2013 teams that won 24 straight regular-season games, they had come almost to expect such success.
For most of the season, the Virginia Tech game haunted Ohio State. No matter what the Buckeyes did the rest of the season, that ugly week two loss looked likely to derail their hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff.
Tom Herman took a short break out of his routine yesterday to issue a comment on his hiring as Houston’s coach, but otherwise went back to work helping Ohio State prepare to play Alabama in a Jan. 1 semifinal of the College Football Playoff.
Notable: OSU is playing at Nationwide Arena for the fourth time. It defeated Virginia Tech (2003), Youngstown State (2006) and Miami University (2011) in previous appearances.
Ohio State will have dessert Downtown tonight, thank you. Care to watch? North Carolina A&T, very near the bottom of the latest Rating Percentage Index of 351 Division I teams, is next on the tray of nonconference cupcakes that have visited Columbus, or will visit, to take on the Buckeyes.
Ohio State gained a commitment to its 2015 recruiting class from defensive tackle Robert Landers of Huber Heights (Wayne), Ohio, last night.
Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, left, is congratulated by Ryan Johansen, center, and Brandon Dubinsky after the shootout.
DETROIT — Check your pulse. Then check the standings. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves in one of the finest performances of his Blue Jackets career to lead his team to 1-0 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings last night in front of 20,027 at Joe Louis Arena.
Defensive players from Western Michigan celebrate defensive end Richard Ash’s spare in a bowling competition with Famous Idaho Potato Bowl opponent Air Force yesterday in Meridian, Idaho.
Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini was hired for the same role at Youngstown State. The school announced the move yesterday.
The debut of Johnny Manziel as a starting quarterback had Clevelanders in a tizzy before the Browns-Bengals Battle of Ohio on Sunday. LeBron James got caught up in it with everyone else. He tweeted: “Best of luck to my lil brother.”
Christmas comes earlyChildren from Action Ministries get help picking out Christmas gifts from Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Jake Matthews during the team’s annual Shop With A Pro outing. The Falcons teamed with Action Ministries and United Healthcare of Georgia to give disadvantaged children $150 to spend on gifts at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Hamilton County adopted a do-it-yourself approach to fix stadium seats at the Great American Ball Park that are unexpectedly falling apart.
Right-hander Gavin Floyd agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Cleveland Indians yesterday, giving him a chance to make a comeback from his latest elbow surgery.
CINCINNATI — Paul Guenther was nervous all week, something that’s unusual for Cincinnati’s first-year defensive coordinator. The reason: Johnny Manziel had played so little in the NFL that there wasn’t much to give him a read on how to rattle the rookie quarterback.
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Former Buckeye Aaron Craft has played ten games in the NBA's Development League with the Santa Cruz Warriors. Right now he is averaging about 37 minutes and 8 points a contest.
- He's third in the league in steals/game (2.6).
- He's fifth in assists/game (8.0).
- He's the top player in assist-to-turnover ratio...by a lot. He's at 5.00. Second-place Gary Talton of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers has 3.23 assists for every turnover.
The Warriors are 6-4 on the season.