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  • Rob Oller commentary | College football: Spread offense is spawn of single wing

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Keith Piper had an eye for football, not fashion, but 25 years ago, the offensive-minded Denison coach correctly predicted that football’s version of the wide tie would come back into style. In 1990, Piper told The Wall Street Journal that the old single-wing offense used by Denison — at the time the only college team in the nation to run it — was like men’s neckties.

  • Ohio State football | Chat with Bill Rabinowitz at 1 p.m. Thursday

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Each Thursday at 1 p.m. during Ohio State's football season, Dispatch.com and BuckeyeXtra.com readers can chat online with either Rob Oller, Bill Rabinowitz, Ray Stein or Tim May of The Dispatch.

  • Ohio State football | Meyer has 'an idea' of who will start at QB but won't say

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>One day after saying the starting quarterback duel was still too close to call, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said that he has a name in mind. Still, he didn’t say whether it is J.T. Barrett or Cardale Jones.

  • Ohio State football | Watch Virginia Tech game-week videos

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};</script>Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, assistant coaches and players reveal their take on the Labor Day showdown at Virginia Tech. They address intrigue over the quarterback job, revenge from last year's loss and how they expect to stay the No. 1 team in the nation. Also, Tyvis Powell explains how he plays Madden football with J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones.

  • The Woody Hayes Archive | Ohio State hires a new coach (1951)

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Thirty-eight-year-old Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes closed up shop at Miami University Monday and moved his T-formation to Ohio State as its 19th head football coach. The portly, black-haired 1935 Denison University grad inherits what his resigned predecessor, Wesley Fesler, hinted was a “hot spot,” but has several compensations.

  • Got a question about Ohio State sports? Ask the experts!

    <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 Ohio State beat writers, columnists and editors are ready to provide answers.

  • Ohio State football | Meyer hints that both quarterbacks could play

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Urban Meyer did not reveal who his starting quarterback will be for Monday’s opener at Virginia Tech. Ohio State’s coach stuck to his previously announced decision to reveal the winner of the competition between J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones only “when the first guy takes the snap.”

  • Big Ten football | With marquee September matchups, positive vibes for conference can continue

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Time is about to run out on the Big Ten being able to sit back and bask in its football renaissance. All the goodwill earned by the conference with big victories last postseason — the highlight being Ohio State’s national championship — isn’t guaranteed as a new season begins this week.

Basketball news from Dispatch.com

  • 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.

  • Men's basketball | Illinois dismisses forward Darius Paul from team

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Darius Paul’s chances at Illinois have run out. After Paul’s arrest last week, Illini basketball coach John Groce announced that he has been dismissed from the team.

  • Ohio State men's basketball | Grambling, Texas-Arlington, Louisiana Tech added to schedule

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>The Ohio State men's basketball team will play home games against Grambling on Nov. 17, Texas-Arlington on Nov. 20 and Louisiana Tech on Nov. 24 as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic, which will culminate for the Buckeyes in a previously announced game against Memphis on Nov. 27 in Miami.

  • Men's basketball | Ohio State will face Virginia in Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 1

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>The Ohio State men’s basketball team will host Virginia in the 17th Big Ten/ACC Challenge at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, with the game to be televised by ESPN. The Buckeyes are 6-7 in the annual series between the Big Ten and the Atlantic Coast Conference, including a 64-55 loss at Louisville a year ago.

  • Bob Hunter commentary | Basketball hall of fame merges past, present and future

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};</script>Joe Roberts will fly in from Oakland, Calif., to serve as a featured speaker at the Greater Columbus Basketball Legends Association Hall of Fame induction at the Crowne Plaza North on Aug.22. What’s an old East High basketball star, a guy everyone around here remembers as the lone senior starter on Ohio State’s 1960 national championship team, doing in Oakland?

  • Sports report | Basketball: Rick Pitino takes shot at Donald Trump concerning immigration

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};</script>Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino took a jab at Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The Hall of Famer will coach Puerto Rican junior and national teams in a six-day exhibition series against his Cardinals next week before preparing them for the FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City later this month.

  • Men's basketball | Former Northland, Dayton player Devon Scott sentenced

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};</script>Former Northland High School and University of Dayton basketball player Devon Scott was sentenced to 90 days in the Montgomery County Jail and five years probation after pleading guilty to his role in on-campus burglaries last year.