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Buckeyes roll early, hang on to beat Bulls, 40-20

By RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer Published: August 31, 2013
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COLUMBUS: Second-ranked Ohio State got off to a quick start. After that, it was a bit scary.

Braxton Miller threw two touchdown passes before fighting leg cramps and Jordan Hall ran for two more scores to lead the Buckeyes to a 40-20 victory over Buffalo on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

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Ohio State chasing No. 1, Buffalo chasing respect

By RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer Published: August 30, 2013
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COLUMBUS: Ohio State had a lot to play for last fall: Making people forget a year of NCAA investigations and innuendo, rebounding from the worst season in more than a century and living up to the expectations of a new coaching staff.

They more than succeeded with a stunning 12-0 turnaround.

Unlike those Buckeyes, however, the 2013 version is allowed to compete for a Big Ten championship and even a national title. A postseason ban is no longer in force for crimes and misdemeanors committed under the regime of deposed coach Jim Tressel.

The first step is Saturday's game against Buffalo, a rebuilding team hoping to make a good showing while the second-ranked Buckeyes are aiming to serve notice that they're a worthy contender to break the Southeastern Conference's seven-year stranglehold on No. 1.

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Braxton Miller feels at home as Ohio State's star QB

By RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer Published: August 29, 2013
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COLUMBUS: Ohio State's Braxton Miller handled the question like he might a hard-charging lineman — sidestepping it.

Asked if he considered himself a running quarterback who could pass or vice versa, he laughed and said, "Both."

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Buckeye report: Tommy Schutt goes down, won't be back until midseason

By RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer Published: August 29, 2013

COLUMBUS: What's brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes ...

BUCKEYES BUZZ: Ohio State's defensive line was a pressure point to begin with. After losing a top backup, there will be even more scrutiny up there.

After Wednesday's practice, coach Urban Meyer confirmed that Tommy Schutt — a backup at both inside spots on the line — will be lost until midseason after breaking a bone in his foot in Monday's practice. Meyer said Schutt had surgery to insert a screw into the bone to hold it together.

"Doggone it," Meyer said.

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Ohio State releases men's basketball schedule

By Dan Kadar Published: August 28, 2013

COLUMBUS: Ohio State plays Marquette, Maryland and Notre Dame early and closes out the regular season with a big showdown at home against Michigan State on the 2013-14 schedule released Wednesday.

Thad Matta, beginning his 10th season, has led the Buckeyes to three of the last four Big Ten regular-season crowns, and three of the last four conference tournament titles.

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8 Buckeyes, including QB Braxton Miller, to be captains

By Associated Press Published: August 27, 2013

COLUMBUS: An unprecedented eight players — including star quarterback Braxton Miller — will serve as captains for No. 2 Ohio State this season.

Joining Miller are offensive linemen Corey Linsley and Jack Mewhort, defensive backs C.J. Barnett and Christian Bryant, linebacker Ryan Shazier, wide receiver Corey Brown and backup quarterback Kenny Guiton.

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Ohio State releases depth chart for Buffalo game

By Dan Kadar Published: August 27, 2013

Ohio State released its first football depth chart fo the season. 

Missing of course from the depth chart are Ohio State's suspended players -- tight end Marcus Baugh, running back Carlos Hyde, cornerback Bradley Roby and running back Rod Smith. Roby, who is suspended just one game, was replaced in the starting lineup by Armani Reeves.

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Ohio State football lands Canton McKinley star Eric Glover-Williams

By Ryan Lewis Published: August 25, 2013

The Buckeyes' 2015 class has its first member after Canton McKinley star Eric Glover-Williams committed to Urban Meyer and Ohio State on Sunday. 

Glover-Williams, a four-star ESPN Junior 300 recruit with a 4.5 40-yard dash, is being recruited as a slot receiver but is ranked highly as a running back as well (No. 9 at that position, according to Scout.com). He's also been highly touted as a cornerback. When asked for his position, McKinley coach Todd Filtz started with quarterback-running back and eventually ended his answer with "Ya know what, just call him an athlete." 

Glover-Williams acted as McKinley's quarterback last season and turned heads with his explosiveness and quickness in the open field, namely in an electrifying 88-yard touchdown run against Walsh in which he made most (literally) of the Warriors defense lunge and miss. Last season he was 75-of-154 for 1,114 yards and 12 touchdowns through the air and ran for 1,810 yards and 22 rushing touchdowns. 

Filtz said earlier this month that if another quarterback on McKinley's roster steps up, they'll move Glover-Williams to a skill posiiton. If no quarterback can take over, he'll line up under center for another year. 

According to Scout.com, Glover-Williams had also received offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and West Virginia but chose the Buckeyes. 

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Ohio State sub who saved perfect season still 2nd string

By RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer Published: August 23, 2013
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COLUMBUS: It was during a spring workout when someone mentioned to Kenny Guiton that, no matter what, he would always be remembered for one game.

"Yes, sir. That's pretty cool," he said with a wide grin. "That's something I have to live on for the rest of my life. I'm happy that got to happen."

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Buckeyes land top basketball recruit Mickey Mitchell

By Dan Kadar Published: August 22, 2013

Ohio State added another player to its 2015 basketball recruiting class.

According to several online reports, OSU received a commitment from Texas forward Mickey Mitchell. He is the younger brother of Buckeyes freshman linebacker Mike Mitchell.

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Here's the 2013 Buckeyes, by the numbers

By RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer Published: August 22, 2013
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COLUMBUS: Here's a look at the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes, by the numbers:

— 4,580,597, in dollars, a conservative tabulation of how much Urban Meyer will make for coaching Ohio State in the 2013 season. That figure does not include any academic or performance bonuses (winning a Big Ten division or conference title, playing in a BCS bowl or the national championship game), but does include the university's $450,000 payment to Meyer just for remaining coach through Jan. 31, 2014. The numbers include a $700,000 base salary, $1.8 million under media contracts, $1.4 million from the Nike equipment contract, $14,400 for car leases, $12,848 in football tickets, $1,875 in parking passes for football games, $1,274 for two men's basketball season tickets and $200 for a parking pass to watch Thad Matta's team in action.

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No Roby, no Hyde, no Smith means Buckeyes adapt

By Rusty Miller / AP Sports Writer Published: August 21, 2013
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COLUMBUS: While Armani Reeves spoke to a semicircle of reporters after a recent Ohio State practice, the person he was discussing was about 50 feet behind him seated in an ice bath cooling off after another hot day of work.

The distance was more than a little symbolic.

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Ohio State CB Bradley Roby eligible for pretrial diversion

By Associated Press Published: August 16, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.: An Indiana prosecutor has offered Ohio State star cornerback Bradley Roby the opportunity to enter a pretrial diversion program that could result in a misdemeanor assault charge being dismissed.

Roby was arrested this summer after an altercation outside a Bloomington bar. It was alleged that he made contact with an employee of the bar while being refused re-admittance after he had been taken outside in the wake of a fight.

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Charge against Ohio State CB Bradley Roby reduced

By Dan Kadar Published: August 16, 2013

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the misdemeanor charge against Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby has been reduced.

The charge was reduced from battery to disorderly conduct. Roby was arrested in July following an incident outside an Indiana bar.

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Times and dates set for Big Ten/ACC Challenge

By Dan Kadar Published: August 15, 2013

The Big Ten/ACC Challenge is in its 15th year and will once again air over two days on ESPN networks on Dec. 3 and 4.

The 12-game event features Ohio State hosting Maryland on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The game will air either on ESPN or ESPN2.

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Hot sun, grueling drills for Buckeyes this week

By RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer Published: August 12, 2013
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COLUMBUS: Ohio State's players are embarking on the equivalent of a weeklong obstacle course.

"This next week is tough," coach Urban Meyer said on Sunday. "We've got nine practices in six days. The 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes will be determined by this week coming up."

It'll be a grueling test. The Buckeyes are just hoping to get through the workouts held a half mile or so away from the team's usual home base at the Woody Hayes facility.

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Buckeyes camp: Urban Meyer calls it 'candy' time for players

By Associated Press Published: August 6, 2013
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COLUMBUS:  Urban Meyer doesn’t know what to make of his current crop of Buckeyes yet.

He believes he’ll have a better handle on them when practices get harder. A lot harder.

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Ohio State heavy favorite in Big Ten

By Jay Cohen / AP Sports Writer Published: August 5, 2013
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CHICAGO: By every measure, Urban Meyer's first season at Ohio State was a smashing success. The Buckeyes won all 12 games, and Braxton Miller developed into a superstar quarterback along the way.

That's all gone now, practically ancient history in football-mad Columbus. The pressure is on for a blockbuster sequel, even if Meyer himself is preoccupied with the opening scenes.

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Ohio State No. 2 in preseason coaches poll

By Dan Kadar Published: August 1, 2013

In the USA Today preseason coaches poll, Ohio State came in ranked No. 2.

The Buckeyes are behind only reigning national champion Alabama, which received 58 of 62 first-place votes. Ohio State received three first-place votes. Texas A&M, ranked No. 6, received the final vote.

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