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  • Ohio State football | Offensive lineman commits to 2016 class

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>One day after losing a member of its highly rated 2016 recruiting class, Ohio State picked up another with the commitment from offensive lineman Gavin Cupp on Tuesday.

  • Ohio State football | Braxton Miller shows he's ready to snag footballs

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>If you have any lingering concerns about what will happen when Braxton Miller is on the receiving end of a football, he's given you some encouragement via his Instagram account. In a video he posted Monday, he demonstrates that he only needs one hand to field a ball fired at him from about 50 yards away. Noteworthy: he's holding five footballs in the other arm, and the one he uses to catch is his throwing shoulder -- the one he had surgery on.

  • Auto racing | Graham Rahal to retire Buckeyes helmet after victory

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};</script>Graham Rahal thought the Ohio State football replica helmet he wore for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday would be a charm, and it worked out that way, as he drove to his third career victory. But he’s not going to push his luck.

  • Ohio State football | Ed Warinner skilled at improvising on offense

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>The last time Ed Warinner was an offensive coordinator, he had to do more with less. For college football programs from Power Five conferences, Ohio State and Kansas are at opposite ends of the spectrum. The Buckeyes almost always are blessed with talent and resources. The Jayhawks take a back seat to the men’s basketball program in Lawrence, and the state of Kansas is hardly a hotbed for football talent.

  • College football | Former TV analyst Craig James files suit against Fox Sports

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Former college football television analyst Craig James on Monday filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage during a failed run for the U.S. Senate.

  • The Mailbox | Ohio State quarterback quandary takes on global proportions

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};</script>Mr. Stein: At this point, I believe there are only three people in Outer Mongolia who have not yet expressed an opinion on the issue of OSU’s starting quarterback for the upcoming season. I suggest that you get someone there as soon as possible because the snow will soon fly in that part of the world and we certainly don’t want to miss out on their thoughts to this (seemingly) daily issue in central Ohio.

  • Ohio State football team embraces national spotlight

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>CHICAGO — At almost the same moment on Thursday, the sky-high expectations for Ohio State and the inherent dangers of such status converged. The coaches preseason poll was released just before the start of Big Ten media days. The defending national championship Buckeyes were a near-unanimous pick as the No. 1 team.

  • Bob Hunter commentary | 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. Since Ohio State beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and Oregon in the national championship game, the good news has flowed like water gushing from an unmanned fire hose.

Basketball news from Dispatch.com

  • Rob Oller commentary | Cavaliers’ Dellavedova gives hope to Aaron 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.

  • 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.