Ever wonder how you'd react if a seemingly-inanimate object you pass every day started to chase you? Well, several Ohio State football players got a chance to find out recently. In a prank video posted to YouTube today, several players got a spook when what they thought was a mannequin at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center started coming after them. The reactions varied, but in a result that shouldn't surprise you, Cardale Jones had the most memorable one.
Isaiah Pryor caught the latest big wave in major college football on Monday. He committed to Ohio State for the recruiting class of 2017. Just like the 2016 class that has 19 members, the 2017 class — already 10 members strong — is ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to Rivals and 247Sports. Coach Urban Meyer and his staff, with the Buckeyes just over a month away from beginning defense of their national championship, are on a recruiting roll, and Pryor, a safety from Lawrenceville, Ga., wants to be a part of it.
Isaiah Pryor, a safety from Georgia who is considered by rivals.com to be the 57th overall prospect nationally for the 2017 recruiting cycle, committed to Ohio State on Monday. “I’ve been knowing about Ohio State for a long time, and being able to go up there a few times and see the facility, I got a good feel for it, the coaches and the players,” Pryor said by phone to The Dispatch. “I really like the place and I just want to play there.”
Kolten Wong hit a grand slam that backed Lance Lynn and led the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 on Monday night.
The team meeting was supposed to clear the air and change things. A day later, the Cleveland Indians looked like the same lost team.
Michael Martinez is soaked by teammates after driving in Erik Gonzalez with the winning run.
At 3 p.m. Monday, Michael Martinez was deftly working a soccer ball around the outfield grass of Huntington Park and with no thoughts of playing for the Clippers in a game against the Indianapolis Indians. Some 7 1/2 hours later, Martinez was mobbed by his teammates after delivering a two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Clippers past the Indians 4-3.
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We thought Ohio State football had moved on from "The Chase" to "The Grind." Now, however, it looks like the Buckeyes are still milking their national title season for all its worth.
At least, there's one more dairy-infused honor coming the way of the Scarlet and Gray: Their championship trophy and their head coach are being memorialized in butter for display at the Ohio State Fair.
"It kind of takes your breath away," coach Urban Meyer honestly said.
Despite his numerous accolades and trophies, being saluted in 2,000 pounds of butter certainly is a unique honor for Meyer, albeit one he shares with past butter sculpture subjects Jack Nicklaus and Dave Thomas.
For their part, The American Dairy Association Mideast said they are proud to recognize such a legen-dairy figure, even if there is some irony in paying tribute to a man who has never given just a 2 percent effort.