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  • Ohio State football team embraces national spotlight

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>The Ohio State football team has been the Big Ten’s top program this century. The Buckeyes are familiar with having a target on their back. They say that they embrace it.

  • Bob Hunter: Ohio State football suspensions slap fans with a dose of reality

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>In all corners of the angst-infested universe that some call Buckeye Nation, it had been a dreamlike, worry-free 6½ months. But that changed last week.

  • Big Ten football meetings: Harbaugh says Woody 'one of the greatest who ever coached the game'

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>CHICAGO - Being the new coach at Michigan doesn't prohibit Jim Harbaugh from expressing respect for Ohio State and its own stellar tradition in college football. Especially legendary coach Woody Hayes.

  • Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry speaks out for Big Ten athletes

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>When Joshua Perry took to the podium on Friday at the Big Ten kickoff luncheon, the Ohio State linebacker had a central theme to this message. “We are much more than just athletes,” Perry said.

  • Big Ten football notebook: TV series to offer look inside Ohio State practices

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>The Big Ten Network will chronicle Ohio State’s training camp in a weekly series called Scarlet and Gray Days, premiering Aug. 19.

  • Big Ten football | Jim Harbaugh's quirky style, new job gain him plenty of attention

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Pity poor Kyle Flood, the Rutgers football coach who walked toward the Big Ten media day podium that had been vacated moments earlier by Jim Harbaugh. Think of how Jimi Hendrix opened up for the Monkees on their 1967 tour.

  • Ohio State football: Big Ten Network to stage preseason series on Buckeyes

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Big Ten Network president Mark Silverman revealed today that defending national champion Ohio State will be the subject of the short series “Scarlet and Gray Days” in August and September, a look at the Buckeyes as they prepare for the season opener vs. Virginia Tech.

  • Ohio State football | Bosa big concern among 4 suspended for opener at Virginia Tech

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>CHICAGO — The revelation on Thursday that four Ohio State players — including All-America defensive end Joey Bosa — will be suspended for the season opener at Virginia Tech for unspecified violations of athletic department policy was stunning news for fans but not for coach Urban Meyer, who said the team has known about it for a while. That’s why when he spoke at the Big Ten media days, Meyer dwelled on the present and future.

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  • Rob Oller commentary: Cavs’ Delly gives hope to Craft

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};</script>Red-cheeked Aaron Craft never struck me as a rad-stoked surfer dude, but that definitely was him leaning into a new adventure last winter in waters off the Northern California coast. “I tried it a couple times, but the waves weren’t cooperating when we went out,” said Craft, who spent November through April starting at point guard for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League. Now back in Columbus, the former Ohio State backcourt favorite is confident he will catch a more accommodating wave.

  • Men's basketball | Arkansas players arrested for using counterfeit bills

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Police arrested three Arkansas basketball players, alleging they used counterfeit money to buy merchandise at three locations near campus.

  • Men's basketball | NCAA tournament seeding becomes adjustable

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>INDIANAPOLIS — The committee that puts together the field of 68 for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will have more flexibility to set the First Four and give No. 2 seeds more favorable matchups.

  • Northland's Seth Towns puts education first, picks Harvard over basketball powers

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};</script>If only for a few minutes, many basketball know-it-alls would like to climb inside the head of Northland standout Seth Towns to understand how a coveted recruit could pass up scholarship offers from dozens of elite programs and instead commit to Harvard.

  • NBA | D’Angelo Russell draws crowd at summer-league debut

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};</script>LAS VEGAS — Welcome to life in the spotlight, D’Angelo Russell. Literally. So here’s the scene: A group of reporters were gathered in a semicircle along one side of a cramped hallway after the Los Angeles Lakers played the Minnesota Timberwolves in the summer-league opener for both teams on Friday night.

  • Basketball | Former Northland, Dayton player found guilty

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};</script>Former Northland High School and University of Dayton basketball player Devon Scott was found guilty of burglary and trespassing charges involving break-ins on campus, a Montgomery County prosecutor said.

  • Basketball | Trey Burke urges youngsters to focus on fundamentals

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};</script>When he challenged his youthful campers to guard him during one-on-one drills in the inaugural Trey Burke Basketball Camp at Reynoldsburg, the third-year NBA player from Northland High School refused to back down. None of the two dozen or so boys and girls managed to stop Burke from scoring. His point: Letting them win would defeat the purpose.

  • Ohio State men's basketball | Matta, staff hit road in recruiting

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>The annual July recruiting period is when college basketball coaches check the skyline each morning to figure out what city they’re in. Ohio State coach Thad Matta’s itinerary for those days, beginning Wednesday, sounds like it was drawn up by a circus.