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Ohio Stadium to expand by 2,500 seats in 2014

By Associated Press Published: May 31, 2013

COLUMBUS: Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says plans have been made to expand Ohio Stadium by 2,500 seats in 2014.

The proposal will go before the university's board of trustees next week. The project would cost $9 million.

Smith said the seats will be added in the South end zone. The expansion would increase the official capacity of Ohio Stadium to 104,829.

In other football news, coach Urban Meyer has confirmed that sophomore linebacker David Perkins has left the program. Perkins was expected to back up Ryan Shazier in the fall. Perkins had a vicious hit on the school mascot, Brutus during one spring drill, with the video of that tackle going viral.

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Reprimand underscores Ohio State president Gordon Gee's mistake

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer Published: May 31, 2013

COLUMBUS: Verbal gaffes by Ohio State University president Gordon Gee have long been a source of amusement and headaches at the school, whether he was calling the state governor a "dummy" two decades ago or more recently likening the challenges of holding together university divisions to "the Polish Army."

His bosses, the university trustees who hired him for two separate stints as president, gave him plenty of leeway in the past. That hands-off approach makes their strong reaction to his latest comments all the more remarkable.

Gee, one of the most well-known college presidents in the country, is having to undergo a "remediation plan" after making remarks about "damn Catholics" and attacking the academic integrity of the Southeastern Conference.

"Offensive statements," Ohio State board chairman Robert Schottenstein called the remarks.

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Ohio State president Gordon Gee under fire for comments on SEC, Notre Dame, Catholics

By Dan Kadar Published: May 30, 2013

Ohio State president Gordon Gee is apologizing for comments he made about Southeastern Conference, Notre Dame and Catholics.

You can read the full story from Associated Press writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins here

Ohio State trustees chairman Robert Schottenstein criticized Gee. Here is the full statement from Schottenstein:

"At the January 31, 2013, meeting of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees, the Board was made aware of certain offensive statements made by President Gee during a December 5, 2012, Athletics Council meeting. These statements were inappropriate, were not presidential in nature, and do not comport with the core values of the University. For the leader of a renowned university, inappropriate comments about particular groups, classes of people or individuals are wholly unacceptable and are not in line with what we aspire to be as an institution of higher education. As such, the Board took swift action - in conjunction with President Gee, who has fully acknowledged the inappropriateness of his remarks - to address the problem from a personal and professional standpoint. The Board has met with President Gee at length to discuss the ramifications of his statements and develop a plan that addresses these missteps. We believe the president understands that his adherence to the principles and values of the University is absolutely necessary for achieving the significant goals and shared priorities of this institution. In light of this, the president is participating in an ongoing remediation plan to address his behavior that reflects the Board's commitment to returning to the core messaging of the University and its leadership. We are hopeful that this course of action will be beneficial to President Gee, the broader community and the University going forward."

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Game time, TV set for Ohio State football game at Cal

By Ron Ledgard Published: May 29, 2013

Ohio State's only nonconference road game against California now has a time and TV network. The Buckeyes will play at 7 p.m. Sept 14 against the Bears on Fox Sports.

Here is the release from the university:

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2014 Recruiting Update: Ohio State adds another St. V-M star; Michigan has top 2014 class

By Ryan Lewis Published: May 29, 2013

As far as recruiting goes, The Big Two continue to separate themselves from the rest of the Big Ten.

Last year, Ohio State had the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation according to Scout.com and was No. 3 on ESPN's rankings. Michigan wasn't far behind, ranked No. 2 and No. 6.

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Big Ten releases Ohio State football schedule for 2014; Michigan, Kent State play in Columbus

By Ron Ledgard Published: May 16, 2013

Ohio State issued a statement after the Big Ten released the football schedule for 2014. The Buckeyes will play host to Kent State and Michigan. It also will be the first season that Rutgers and Maryland are in the Big Ten.

As part of the new alignment, the Buckeyes will not play Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Purdue and Northwestern.

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Buckeyes a tennis powerhouse in a Northern climate

By RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer Published: May 15, 2013
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COLUMBUS: Those who follow college men's tennis closely know that Ohio State has a powerhouse program.

Almost no one else does, however — even on the Buckeyes' own campus.

"The college tennis public knows we're a good, solid squad," said hard-nosed coach Ty Tucker, a former player for the Buckeyes. "But I think to be considered the real deal, you've got to have the big trophy."

The Buckeyes (33-2), seeded No. 5 as the NCAA tournament reaches this weekend's round-of-16 matches at Illinois, have room in their trophy case. They've been knocking on the door of national prominence for years. They just need a breakthrough win for their first title.

As is the case with most non-revenue sports on a sprawling campus, most of the players' fellow students are unaware of the success of the program. That's particularly true at Ohio State, where people plan weddings and funerals around the start times of football games but are oblivious to just about every other team.

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Big Ten/ACC Challenge: Ohio State hosting Maryland

By Dan Kadar Published: May 8, 2013

On Dec. 4, the Ohio State mens basketball team will host Maryland as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The time for the game has not been announced, but the game will air on an ESPN channel.

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Buckeyes' Orlando Pace one of 12 players to make College Football Hall of Fame

By Associated Press Published: May 7, 2013

Ohio State great Orlando Pace, Heisman Trophy winners Danny Wuerffel of Florida and Ron Dayne of Wisconsin, along with two-time national champion Tommie Frazier of Nebraska, have been selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame.

COLUMBUS, Ohio –Orlando Pace, one of the all-time greats at Ohio State as well as in college and professional football, was today named a member of the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Class by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF). Pace is the 24th Buckeye player to be so honored by the NFF.

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Former Buckeye Orlando Pace, McKinley star Percy Snow named to College Football Hall of Fame

By Dan Kadar Published: May 7, 2013

Former Ohio State offensive tackle was named to the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Pace played at Ohio State from 1993 to 1996. He started as a true freshman for the Buckeyes. At the time, he was only the second true freshman to do so. He was named to the All-American first team on two occasions and won the Lombardi Award in 1995 and 1996. Given to the nation's best lineman or linebacker, Pace remains the only player to win it twice.

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2014 NFL mock drafts have Bradley Roby in the 1st round

By Dan Kadar Published: May 1, 2013

Ohio State didn't have a player taken in the first round of the NFL Draft this year, but look for that to change in 2014. Taking a look at various mock drafts, cornerback Bradley Roby is considered by just about everyone a first-round pick.

Roby, a redshirt junior, is coming off a season in which he had 63 tackles, two interceptions and 17 passes defended. But where is he landing in mock drafts?

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Jim Tressel bobblehead giveaway Saturday at Canal Park

By Dan Kadar Published: May 1, 2013

Giveaway nights at minor league baseball stadiums are just the best.

The Akron Aeros are holding a Jim Tressel bobblehead night on Saturday when they host the Bowie Baysox.

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