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  • The Woody Hayes Archive | Coach visits troops in Vietnam (1966)

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>July 3, 1966 — Woody Hayes believes Uncle Sam’s servicemen still have an interest in football, if they are half-way around the world and waging a jungle war. Apparently the Army agrees, because Ohio State’s “Dean” of Big 10 coaches will make a two-week-and-a-half tour of Viet Nam for, as the orders read, “entertainment of military personnel.”

  • Big Ten football power rankings | Don't look now, but here come the Wolverines

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Dispatch college football writer Todd Jones provides a weekly assessment of the Big Ten hierarchy.

  • Rob Oller commentary | Braxton Miller is Ohio State's mystery man

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>In what so far has been a mystery season for Ohio State’s offense, the typical whodunit story line has become more of a why is he "not" doing it? Why is Braxton Miller not more involved in the offense? Through five games, the special talent has touched the ball in just 31 of 336 offensive plays. The breakdown: 22 runs, eight receptions and one pass.

  • Ohio State notebook | Urban Meyer laments loss of Corey Smith for season

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>As Ohio State coach Urban Meyer turned his attention to a game on Saturday against Maryland, he took pause over one occurrence in the victory at Indiana, the loss of senior receiver Corey Smith.

  • Ohio State football | Buckeyes on cusp of better play, Urban Meyer says

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>For the second time in three weeks, Ohio State is coming off a seven-point victory over a seemingly overmatched opponent. A 34-27 victory over Indiana on Saturday kept the Buckeyes undefeated. It also kept them under scrutiny.

  • College football notebook | Missouri's Mauk remains suspended; freshman to start again

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Freshman Drew Lock will make his second start on Saturday when Missouri plays host to No. 1 1 Florida.

  • Ohio College Football Insider | At 4-0, Denison finally realizes its potential

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};</script>Everyone connected with Denison had an I-can’t-believe-this-is-happening moment Saturday with 44 seconds left against Ohio Wesleyan.

  • College football | Ohio Dominican coach Bill Conley dons hero’s outfit, then saves player

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};</script>Who says superheroes such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are only products of a writer’s colorful imagination? Meet “Panther Man,’’ also known as Ohio Dominican football coach Bill Conley.

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  • 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.

  • 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?