Ohio State’s Joey Bosa poses for photos with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the San Diego Chargers as the third pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The Fan’s 2016 NFL Draft coverage The St. Louis Rams traded up to draft a quarterback at No. 1 overall. The Philadelphia Eagles traded up to take a quarterback at No. 2 overall. As highly coveted as quarterbacks are, the most desired players
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Jent The Re-Re-Re-Return of Chris Jent Chris Jent played at Ohio State from 1988-1992, winning two Big Ten championships in the process. He returned for the 2005-2006 season as a student-manager. He returned (again) as an assistant on Thad Matta’s staff in 2012
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Spring Game Coverage

You’ve listened to The Scarlet & Gray Spring Game on 97.1 The Fan, now check out Lori Schmidt’s recap. She was there working on her tan while she also took photos, videos, asked the tough questions and tweeted. She was

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Blue Jackets


Saving Goalie Bob

Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky practiced with the full team today, but coach John Tortorella still isn’t sure when the netminder will be back in the lineup. “He’s getting healthier. He needs to get some practice under


Family Matters

Joonas Korpisalo’s… First NHL start: December 14, 2015 (a 2-1 loss to the Lightning) First NHL save: 2 minutes 8 seconds into that December 14th game (a Ryan Callahan 58-footer on the power play) First NHL win:



49ers pick up 5th-year option for S Reid

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Safety Eric Reid has had his fifth-year contract option exercised by the San Francisco 49ers for the 2017 season. The team announced the expected move Monday. Reid was San Francisco’s first-round draft pick


Jaguars decline option on LT Joeckel

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) According to a person familiar with the process, the Jacksonville Jaguars have declined to exercise a fifth-year option on former first-round draft pick Luke Joeckel. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the

Raiders opt to decline Hayden's option

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have declined their fifth-year option on cornerback DJ Hayden. A person with knowledge of the decision said the Raiders chose to allow Hayden to become an unrestricted free agent in 2017

Bills sign LB Stricker, 13 others

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have reached deals to sign 14 undrafted rookie free agents, including Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker, who provided an emotional speech to family and friends after not being selected last weekend.

Colts cut OL Holmes, 3 others

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts waived four players Monday, including center-guard Khaled Holmes. The moves come two days after Indy used four of its eight draft picks on offensive linemen. Holmes was a fourth-round selection in 2013

Cockran, Stave amongst Vikes' signings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed 10 undrafted free agents, including two area prospects: Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cockran and Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave. The deals were finalized Monday with Cockran, Stave, Marshall cornerback


Redskins release injured CB Culliver

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have released injured cornerback Chris Culliver after signing Josh Norman as a free agent and taking Kendall Fuller in the third round of the NFL draft. Culliver tore the ACL and

Jets pick up option on DL Richardson

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have exercised their fifth-year option on defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, keeping him under contract with the team through the 2017 season. The team also has announced Monday that it has


Titans decline option on G Warmack

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have declined to pick up the fifth-year option for guard Chance Warmack, giving the 10th overall draft pick in 2013 to convince them he should stick around after this season. The

Lions pick up option on DE Ansah

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have exercised the fifth-year option for 2017 on defensive end Ziggy Ansah. The Lions drafted Ansah with the fifth overall pick in 2013, and he’s been one of the top



Cincinnati Bengals release linebacker A.J. Hawk

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Bengals have released linebacker A.J. Hawk. A native of southwest Ohio who starred at Ohio State, Hawk joined the Bengals as a free agent last spring after spending nine seasons with the Green


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




World of Bone Podcast | Ep. 14

This week, T-Bone and web producer Don Delco (also a former writer for The Orange and Brown Report) sit down to talk about all the ways the Cleveland Browns will surely ruin the draft. —Subscribe to the World of




LeBron, Cavs hold off Hawks 104-93 in Game 1

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a strong comeback by Atlanta to maintain their chokehold on the Hawks with a 104-93 victory on Monday night in the

Hawks-Cavaliers Preview

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James plucked the Atlanta Hawks clean and stuffed them for mounting by himself in last year’s playoffs. He’s got more help now. With Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving healthy and well-rested following a first-round

Hawks-Cavaliers Preview

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James plucked the Atlanta Hawks clean and stuffed them for mounting by himself in last year’s playoffs. He’s got more help now. With Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving healthy and well-rested following a first-round

LeBron 'not fond' of NBA's reviews of officiating

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James isn’t a fan of the NBA’s officiating reviews. “I’m not fond of it,” he said Friday. James was asked about the league’s postgame reports in the aftermath of former Miami teammate Dwyane

Cavalier making most of long break between playoff rounds

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving expressed empathy toward stars Stephen Curry and Chris Paul, who have sustained injuries in this year’s NBA playoffs. After breaking a kneecap in last year’s finals, Irving knows how

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Buckeyes Basketball

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Podcast: Teams’ play-by-play announcers preview women’s Big Ten Tournament

The Ohio State women’s basketball team will open the Big Ten Tournament on Friday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis against seventh-seeded Nebraska or 10th-seeded Rutgers. The Buckeyes finished the regular season 23-6 overall and 15-3 in conference



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