Ohio State's first depth chart of the season has something of a surprise.
Senior Michael Bennett and junior Tommy Schutt are both listed as starters at defensive tackle next to Adolphus Washington for Saturday's game against Navy. Bennett has played in 34 games for the Buckeyes and started 13 last season. He's also Ohio State's current leader in sacks with 11.
Cam Burrows and Vonn Bell are listed as co-starters at safety and Gareon Conley and Eli Apple are listed as starters at cornerback opposite Doran Grant.
There is also a three-player tie at running back with Ezekiel Elliott, Rod Smith and Curtis Samuel. There's also no consensus at left guard (Billy Price and Joel Hale) and center (Jacoby Boren and Chad Lindsay).To read more or comment...
Braxton Miller came through surgery just fine.
The Ohio State quarterback will still miss the rest of the 2014 season after having successful surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder.
“Braxton and I talked this morning before he went in,” Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference on Tuesday. “He had surgery. Everything is good.”
Miller sent Meyer pictures of himself, his father and Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation on Tuesday in Gulf Breeze, Florida.To read more or comment...
Ohio State announced that five senior football players will serve as captains for this season.
Defensive tackle Michael Bennett, linebacker Curtis Grant, cornerback Doran Grant, tight end Jeff Heuerman and quarterback Braxton Miller were voted captains by their teammates.
Miller is undergoing shoulder surgery tomorrow to repair a torn labrum and will miss the entire season.
Doran Grant, who attended St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, has started in 15 of 39 games played for the Buckeyes. In three seasons, he has 83 tackles, 11 pass break-upsa nd four interceptions.To read more or comment...
Ohio State's men's basketball team has agreed to play Connecticut in home-and-home series starting next season.
Ohio State will play at Connecticut on Dec. 12, 2015. The Huskies will play at Value City Arena for a game on Dec. 10, 2016.
The two teams have played each other four times. The Buckeyes hold a 3-1 over the Huskies, but the teams haven't played each other since 1992. That game was a 78-55 OSU win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Connecticut is the reigning national champion in college basketball.To read more or comment...