Ray: I am not opposed to beer sales in the Horseshoe (Todd Jones article, last Saturday). However, I am surprised that a public university would sell only to the upper-class fans in the elite seats. The rest of us may not donate millions to the school, but a portion of our taxes go to support the university.
Lost in the narrative about the Big Ten’s football resurgence is the fact that the conference isn’t chock-full of proven offensive playmakers. The Big Ten returns 28 players who were named to the first or second all-conference team last season. Six of the 11 offensive players are linemen. There are no running backs.
J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones have been competing all month to be the starting quarterback for Ohio State, but that hasn’t kept them from taking stock of what kind of machine they could be driving this fall.
Allison Brown received the phone call on Wednesday that every football parent fears. Her son, Noah, had suffered a serious leg injury in practice. He suffered a broken fibula and tibia in a noncontact injury when he planted his foot awkwardly after reaching for a pass, she said. Allison was in New Jersey, suddenly filled with worry for her son and feeling alone. She wouldn't be for long.