Guards Billy Price (54) and Pat Elflein (65) and the rest of the Ohio State offensive line struggled against Virginia Tech’s packed-in defense.
Two years ago, Billy Price was a defensive lineman at Austintown Fitch High School near Youngstown. One year ago, he was a newly converted Ohio State offensive lineman who redshirted.
CINCINNATI — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis did not provide an update yesterday about the many players who were injured in the victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but said he didn’t think receiver A.J. Green’s foot/toe injury would linger.
Andrew Hawkins catches a 28-yard pass from Brian Hoyer to set up the winning field goal on Sunday.
CLEVELAND — In Sunday’s most pivotal moment — as Brian Hoyer’s pass floated toward him — Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins fell backward intentionally.
Colts tight end Jack Doyle dives past Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin for a 2-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter.
Running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting “everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child” after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — As training camp draws near, the heat is getting turned up under unsigned Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen, in his strongest words yet, warned against Johansen not being signed by the start of camp on Thursday, and he questioned the motivation of Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt.
There’s a reason Big Ten rhymes with pig pen. What a mess. The conference is 1-10 against other power conference teams this season. That’s more than just a little sloppy. Thank goodness for Rutgers — never thought I’d type those words — or the Big Ten would be looking at a goose egg in the win column against schools from the Southeastern Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, Pac-12 and Notre Dame.
Indians first baseman Carlos Santana stretches to make the out against the Astros’ Matt Dominguez.
HOUSTON — It’s one thing to get swept by the first-place Detroit Tigers. It’s another to get beat by a team trying to avoid 90 losses.
CHICAGO — Anthony Rizzo’s home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 victory over the Reds last night before a crowd of 33,144 at Wrigley Field.
Rutgers’ Julie Hermann said that shirts were “classless.”
Rutgers offered an apology to Penn State yesterday for offensive signs and shirts referencing the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal that some Rutgers fans displayed during Saturday’s game in Piscataway, N.J., the Scarlet Knights’ first as a member of the Big Ten.
Gus Johnson is stepping down as Fox’s lead soccer announcer.
Mickey Mitchell, a 6-foot-7 forward from Plano, Texas, who rescinded his commitment to Ohio State three weeks ago, announced on his Twitter account that he has recommitted to the men’s basketball program.