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Penn State game destined to be decided in trenches


Defensive tackle Adolphus Washington, middle, and the Buckeyes take on a Penn State offensive line that has struggled because of youth and personnel issues.

It has been true since the dawn of football, and it certainly will be true tonight in front of a rabid, white-out crowd of 107,000 fans in State College, Pa. Most football games are won by the most basic factor: which team dominates the line of scrimmage.

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Ready To Enter The Nittany Lions' Den

Pat Elflein details what they've done to get ready for the crowd noise and for the defense that will blitz more than any other they've faced.

A very, very confident Nick Vannett talks about heading to Happy Valley. Did we mention he seemed pretty confident?

And, you can watch it if you want, but if you're Kerry Coombs, you really should see the end of Doran "Batman" Grant's interview.

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Ohio State football: Injury ends Devan Bogard's season for a third time

The tough-luck career of Devan Bogard has been hit by another major knee injury. On his radio show yesterday, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said that tests indicate that Bogard, a junior from Cleveland, has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament for the third time.

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Blue Jackets 5, Sharks 4: Letestu's second goal caps stunning rally

Mark Letestu scored his second goal of the game with 20.7 seconds remaining last night to give the Blue Jackets a 5-4, come-from-behind victory over the San Jose Sharks.

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Blue Jackets notebook: Goloubef, Cracknell make season debuts

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Defenseman Cody Goloubef and forward Adam Cracknell — the last players on the Blue Jackets’ roster to appear in a game — made their debuts last night against the San Jose Sharks.

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The numbers are deceiving for Evan Spencer


Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Evan Spencer (6)

Two highlight-reel catches bookend Evan Spencer’s career at Ohio State. But those plays miss the essence of what the senior has meant to the Buckeyes. Spencer’s calling card is the grunt work that usually goes unnoticed by outsiders.

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Meet a Buckeye: Michael Thomas gets caught up in Ohio State tradition

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

Receiver Michael Thomas revels in the large, Buckeye-crazy crowds at Ohio Stadium.

Michael Thomas has emerged as a starter at receiver this season, his third at Ohio State. A nephew of former college and NFL star receiver Keyshawn Johnson, Thomas graduated from high school in California and then took a prep-school season at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy.

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Penn State football: Linebacker Mike Hull leads resurgent defense

Mike Hull grew up near Pittsburgh with a fixed idea of how defense was played at Penn State. His father was a linebacker at “Linebacker U.” in the early 1970s on teams that lost three games in three years and didn’t give up many points along the way.

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Sanders has big game for Broncos


Broncos running back Juwan Thompson dives in for a touchdown against the Chargers.

Broncos 35, Chargers 21: Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders connected for three touchdowns last night in host Denver’s victory over San Diego.

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Coordinator bothered by Burfict’s injuries

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther admitted that he broke character during Monday’s meetings and let his players know just how irate he was with the poor performance on Sunday in a 27-0 loss at Indianapolis.

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College athletics: Scandal at North Carolina widens with new report

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The scale of an academic scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at North Carolina was far more widespread than previously reported and included about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released yesterday.

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Around the NBA: Owners reject proposal on lottery reform

One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA’s owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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