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  • Ohio State football | Ezekiel Elliott runs his way into school history

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Ezekiel Elliott has accomplished something few other Ohio State running backs have, a group so exclusive that two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin isn’t even a member.

  • Ohio State notebook | Lattimore up to challenge against Indiana

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>With Cam Burrows out for the season because of a foot injury and Damon Webb still suspended, the depth in Ohio State’s secondary is depleted. When Gareon Conley was injured against Indiana — he returned in the second half — Marshon Lattimore had to fill the void at cornerback.

  • Ohio State vs. Maryland | Days numbered for Terrapins coach Randy Edsall?

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Free-falling Maryland will play for more than pride on Saturday against Ohio State. The Terrapins also could be playing for coach Randy Edsall’s job in their first game at Ohio Stadium.

  • Ohio State athletics | Ask the Experts: Who gets the most blame?

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Got a question about anything related to sports and the Scarlet & Gray? The Dispatch's team of sports reporters and editors are ready to provide answers. Leading off this week's column: Ready, set ... point those fingers!

  • College football picks | How we see it: Ohio State 47, Maryland 6

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>What's it say when not one person in a group of seven supposedly well-informed sports writers and editors can't crack the .500 mark in his weekly picks? Well, "we" would say that last weekend must have been a crazy one in college football. And with four of the top-10 teams losing, that would be true. "You" might say that our prognosticators just aren't that good. And that might be true, too.

  • Reader poll | Predict Ohio State vs. Maryland, plus other games

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>BuckeyeXtra.com and Dispatch.com readers can cast their votes on the outcome of upcoming key college games. Results will be published in the Gameday+ section in print and online.

  • Ohio State football | Q&A with former Buckeye John Brockington

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>John Brockington came to Columbus from Brooklyn, N.Y., where college football was overshadowed by basketball, but an Ohio State alumnus recommended that Woody Hayes recruit the big running back. Following his time with the Buckeyes, Brockington was drafted ninth overall by the Green Bay Packers and enjoyed a successful NFL career, including rookie of the year honors in 1971 and becoming the first player in history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons.

  • Ohio State football | Struggles in the red zone

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>So close and yet so far. That describes Ohio State’s struggles this season on offense. It’s even more appropriate to sum up the Buckeyes’ issues as they have gotten near their opponents’ end zone. So close and yet so far.

Basketball news from Dispatch.com

  • Men's basketball | Player sues University of Dayton over suspension

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>CINCINNATI -- A star University of Dayton basketball player has sued the Ohio school in federal court over his suspension after a sexual assault accusation.

  • Ohio State notebook | NCAA talks to JaQuan Lyle about Louisville scandal

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>The NCAA has talked with Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle, whose recruitment by Louisville is mentioned in a book by an escort alleging that strippers danced and had sex with Cardinals players and prospects.

  • Ohio State men's basketball | Matta looks for slow, steady progress

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>A successful Division I basketball coach always has to be selling himself to build and sustain a program. That holds true even on the eve of the start of practice, as Ohio State opened its practice gym on Tuesday for media day and Thad Matta held court for more than a half-hour.

  • Bob Hunter commentary | Ohio State men's basketball: So many questions

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Ohio State coach Thad Matta greeted his first questioner at men’s basketball media day with a grin and an observation that was loaded with dynamite.

  • Men's basketball | Louisville to probe claims of escort service for recruits

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Louisville said on Friday it has launched an investigation into allegations that former Cardinals staffer Andre McGee paid an escort service to provide sex for recruits.

  • Men's basketball | Larry Brown suspended by NCAA; SMU banned from postseason

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>DALLAS -- The NCAA banned the SMU men's basketball team from postseason play today and suspended veteran coach Larry Brown for nine games after concluding that he lied to investigators, ignored academic fraud and fell far short of expectations in leading his staff when it came to compliance.

  • Ohio State men's basketball | Late games against Michigan State highlight Big Ten schedule

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Ohio State will open the 2015-16 Big Ten schedule with a home game Dec. 30 against Minnesota, the league announced today. In the official unveiling of the full conference schedule, the Buckeyes will play three of their first four conference games at Value City Arena and close the year with a road game against Michigan State on March 5 or 6.

  • Big Ten basketball | Illinois to name court after Lou Henson

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Illinois said it will name the new court at the State Farm Center after Lou Henson, honoring the school’s winningest basketball coach.