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Ohio State files new allegations against fired band director Jon Waters

Tom Dodge | Dispatch photo

Jonathan Waters talks about the lawsuit being filed against Ohio State to fight his firing.

In its response to a lawsuit filed by Jonathan Waters, Ohio State University today revealed new details about problems in the marching band under its former director’s watch. After Waters was fired, OSU officials discovered a third sexual assault in the band while he was in charge, and they found several raunchy student-produced videos that sometimes included students who were partially nude.

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Ohio State football: Receivers refuse to get caught up in themselves

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

Michael Thomas, scoring in the season opener against Navy, leads the Buckeyes with 21 catches for 377 yards. He and Devin Smith are tied for the team lead with five touchdown catches.

Wide receivers are supposed to be prima donnas. There’s a reason Keyshawn Johnson’s “Throw me the damn ball” mantra resonates. It’s in receivers’ blood. In fact, for one Ohio State receiver, it really is in his blood. Michael Thomas’ uncle is Johnson. But Buckeyes receivers have dispelled the stereotype that receivers are ball hogs.

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Ohio State notebook: Playing at Penn State excites Joey Bosa

Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa has heard a lot about the atmosphere during a white-out at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium. Far from fretful, though, he said he’s looking forward to experiencing it on Saturday night.

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Ohio State football: Season ticket-holders soon will be able to pick seat location

Adam Cairns | DISPATCH

A system to be implemented in 2016 will require some OSU season-ticket holders to select their seats online.

Changes in ticket distribution inevitably cause grumbling among traditional fan bases, especially one as passionate as the supporters of Ohio State football. OSU, however, hopes any disgruntlement among its football season-ticket holders over a system beginning in March 2016 will be overshadowed by the empowerment of being able to choose their seat locations.

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Penn State football: Hackenberg, offense sputter

Tony Ding | Associated Press

Penn State sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg, the 2013 Big Ten freshman of the year, has been sacked 20 times in six games.

The numbers might argue otherwise, but Penn State believes its offense is on the verge, one of these weekends, of doing to defenses what defenses have done to the Nittany Lions this season.

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Blue Jackets notebook: Horton's injury weighs on teammates

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Blue Jackets players have known for weeks that the career of right wing Nathan Horton is in jeopardy because of a degenerative back ailment. But it hasn’t fully sunk in.

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Blue Jackets: Rookie Wennberg faces bigger test on trip

Eamon Queeney | DISPATCH

Alexander Wennberg, right, has one assist and a minus-6 rating in his first taste of the NHL.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — It is widely considered the toughest trip in today’s NHL. The roadie might look good on paper — California, baby! — but it is no vacation on the ice. The Blue Jackets begin a stretch of three games in four days tonight at the San Jose Sharks. After that, it’s the Anaheim Ducks on Friday and Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.

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World Series: Big sixth-inning helps Royals win Game 2

Matt Slocum | Associated Press

Terrance Gore celebrates with Eric Hosmer after they scored on an RBI double by Salvador Perez that gave the Royals a 5-2 lead in the sixth inning.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to defeat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series.

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Around college football: Georgia to ask NCAA to reinstate Gurley

Georgia running back Todd Gurley will apply to have his NCAA eligibility restored in hopes of playing for the Bulldogs again this season.

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College athletics: Scandal at North Carolina widens with new report

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The scale of an academic scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at North Carolina was far more widespread than previously reported and included about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released yesterday.

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Around the NBA: Owners reject proposal on lottery reform

One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA’s owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Ready To Enter The Nittany Lions' Den

Pat Elflein details what they've done to get ready for the crowd noise and for the defense that will blitz more than any other they've faced.

A very, very confident Nick Vannett talks about heading to Happy Valley. Did we mention he seemed pretty confident?

And, you can watch it if you want, but if you're Kerry Coombs, you really should see the end of Doran "Batman" Grant's interview.

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 0 Comments

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