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
201602072124770764356-p3 'D' carries Broncos, Peyton to 24-10 win SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver’s two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10
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
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
WORLD OF BONE Red World of Bone Podcast | Ep. 2 Well, World of Bone Podcast has returned for Week No. 2. The topic is the Super Bowl. T-Bone talks about the matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, some forgotten Super Bowl performances, and what he would do for the halftime

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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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Seahawks RB Lynch tweets retirement hint

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch may have given indication he’s retiring. Lynch sent a tweet during the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s Super Bowl with a pair of cleats hanging from a power line,

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Manning won't say if he plans to retire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The best thing for Peyton Manning is that he won the Super Bowl. A close second – he never has to lace `em up again. Constantly harassed, never quite comfortable – sort of

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Broncos' defense leads way to Lombardi

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Von Miller and the rest of Denver’s dominant defense realized the only way to ditch their doubters was to bring home the silver ball from the Golden Gate City. There’s no denying Denver

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Newton sacked 7 times, has 3 turnovers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Cam Newton’s dream season ended with a nightmare performance. Fresh off being named the league’s MVP, the Panthers fifth-year quarterback was stymied by an aggressive Denver Broncos defense in his first Super Bowl

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LB Miller MVP after 2 forced fumbles

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Von Miller was second-to-none in the Super Bowl. Five years after being drafted No. 2 behind Cam Newton, Denver linebacker Miller harassed Carolina’s quarterback from start to finish Sunday, forcing two fumbles, compiling

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DE Ealy shines for Panthers in defeat

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Kony Ealy wrapped his arms around Peyton Manning’s right leg to pull down the Denver quarterback. He tugged Manning by the back of his jersey to put him on the turf another time,

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Broncos score on first drive to lead 3-0

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local): 3:45 p.m. Peyton Manning came out firing and the

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Panthers QB Newton wins MVP in landslide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Cam Newton has won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide. The Carolina Panthers’ All-Pro quarterback, who will lead his team in Sunday’s Super Bowl against Denver, received 48 votes

Panthers' Rivera named Coach of Year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Ron Rivera has won The Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year award for the second time in three years. Rivera led the Carolina Panthers to an unprecedented third straight NFC South title and

Watt claims third Defensive Player honor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) J.J. Watt has won The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year award for the third time. It was not a unanimous selection for the Houston Texans defensive end, as it was last

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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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Browns

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If Johnny Manziel wants help, NFL is ready to give it

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) If Johnny Manziel wants help, the NFL and its players are ready to step in. The troubled quarterback simply has to accept it. “We wish to give Johnny as much support as he is

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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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Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84

CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving and LeBron James wouldn’t let another lead get away from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving scored 29 points, James added 27 and Cleveland bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84

CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Irving and James combined

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84

CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Irving and James combined

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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

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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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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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