Gray quarterback Cardale Jones (12) scrambles in the first half.
The loudest ovation might have come when they came out of the tunnel before the spring game. “Please welcome,” the voice on the public-address system announced, “the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes.” After the roars that greeted that introduction, the spring game itself was almost destined to be anticlimactic, especially with so many key players sitting out or making only cameos.
Fans thinking they will leave the Ohio State spring game on Saturday knowing who will start at quarterback in the fall won’t get their wish. Coach Urban Meyer said yesterday that a decision probably won’t come until August.
When Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was asked yesterday about the murder conviction of one of his former players, Aaron Hernandez, his answer was similar to when he was asked about Hernandez when the former New England Patriots tight end was arrested in 2013.
Ohio State has sold more than 58,000 tickets for the spring football game Saturday, a sign the school probably has a chance to at least threaten the record of 95,722 set in that giant outdoor tanning parlor on the banks of the Olentangy River in 2009.
Coach Jim Harbaugh will try to resurrect a Michigan program that has gone 55-46 since 2007. With six projected scholarship quarterbacks in fall camp, he expects “very good competition.”
Jim Harbaugh has brought so much crackling energy to Ann Arbor as Michigan’s football coach that it’s causing people to invent words. “It’s Hollywood-ified. It’s at times very surreal,” Michigan linebacker Joe Bolden said.
The Blue Jackets’ minor-league affiliate will be based in Cleveland beginning next season, The Dispatch has learned.
Adrian Peterson did not play after the opener last season.
Adrian Peterson’s suspension is over. The Minnesota Vikings running back was informed yesterday that, effective today, the NFL has reinstated him as an active player and that he can participate in all team activities.
The Clippers and host Toledo Mud Hens split an International League West Division doubleheader yesterday at Fifth Third Field.
Senior Pat Porter is solid in right field and among the Big Ten leaders in power-hitting categories, helping the Buckeyes rise to second in the conference standings.
Whether it was the weight room, diamond or batting cages, second baseman L Grant Davis used to think that he would be the first Ohio State player to arrive to put in some extra work. He discovered, however, that Pat Porter always seemed to get a jump on the rest of the Buckeyes.
Rick Nash’s career-high 42 goals helped the Rangers win the Presidents’ Trophy.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has rarely missed a chance to trumpet his league’s “competitive balance” in recent years, and he will have more supporting material to pull from this postseason.
It is the best time of year. The Stanley Cup playoffs are getting underway, and the Eastern Conference is ripe with pulpy series. Rangers-Penguins, Canadiens-Senators, Lightning-Red Wings, Capitals-Islanders … juicy, juicy, juicy.
Ohio State coach Greg Beals stressed several times that a victory over fourth-ranked Louisville would not put his team on a gilded throne and wearing a crown in the world of Division I college baseball.
INDIANAPOLIS — Four games into the 2015 season, the roster shuttle operating between the Clippers and parent Cleveland Indians already has engaged the warp speed gear.
Ohio State’s ninth-inning rally fizzled out in a 7-4 loss to UNLV yesterday at Bill Davis Stadium.
“It’s a guy that really has the heartbeat of the team in mind. I think that’s really good. That’s why every team has one." -- Nick Foligno (71), on naming a captain
After ending a third straight winning season with a thrilling shootout win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night, the Blue Jackets spent yesterday pondering past and future as they cleared lockers, underwent exit interviews and formulated offseason training plans.
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Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer had Cardale Jones and Stephen Collier cap off OSU warmups by squaring off in the famous circle drill.
Also, in a race at halftime of the Ohio State spring game, Buckeye Ezekiel Elliott bested a field that included Braxton Miller, Jalin Marshall and a group of OSU students.