Despite having four players suspended, Ohio State's depth chart for the Virginia Tech game next Monday features few surprises.
As expected, there is no starting quarterback named with Cardale Jones and JT Barrett getting the shared "Or" designation. Thes ame with freshman Sam Hubbard and sophomore Jalyn Holmes in place of suspended defensive end Joey Bosa.
Perhaps the most notable thing from Urban Meyer's depth chart is former quarterback Braxton Miller being listed as the first punt returner ahead of sophomore Curtis Samuel. Miller and Samuel get the "Or" designation at H-back. Jalin Marshall, who is also suspended, will be listed at both positions as well starting in Week 2.
There is a three-way "Or" at outside wide receiver where the Buckeyes have to replace the injured Noah Brown. The group starts with sophomore James Clark, followed by freshmen Johnnie Dixon and Terry McLaurin.To read more or comment...
Being an Ohio State fan is serious business, even when you're a 10-year-old facing heart surgery.
Buckeyes fan Ivan Applin of Toledo had one big question for his doctors at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, which is part of the University of Michigan Health System.
“He asked if the Michigan doctors were going to make his heart love University of Michigan instead of Ohio State,” his mother Jennifer laughs.
Doctors assured Ivan that would not be the case. He was in the hospital to repair a heart defect known as atrial septal defect. The defect affects proper blood flow to organs.To read more or comment...
Ohio State only needs to schedule a game in 2018 to have a full docket of schedules through the 2019 college football season.
On Tuesday the school announced that Army will play at Ohio Stadium in 2017 and Florida Atlantic will come to Columbus in 2019.
Army travels to Ohio State on Sept. 16, 2017. Florida Atlantic will play the Buckeyes on Aug. 31, 2019, the school announced in a press release. Both agreements with the teams are for one game only.
Here are Ohio State's future football schedules, provided by the university.To read more or comment...
With a new position comes a new number for Ohio State's Braxton Miller. The senior H-back is switching from No. 5 to No. 1, according to ESPN.
New position, new number for Braxton Miller: The Ohio State senior is switching to No. 1 this season. "It's a new era."
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This one will really put the curse to the test. For one of their four covers, Ohio State is on the front of the Sports Illustrated college football preview.
The Buckeyes are hot off a national title and ranked No. 1 in the first Amway Coaches Poll. The magazine also put Notre Dame, TCU and Mississippi State on the season preview cover.
But will even the Buckeyes be safe from the infamous SI curse? The Cleveland Indians are one of the more recent examples of being doomed by the cover. The Indians were SI's cover boys in March and predicted to win the World Series.
The Indians currently 49-57, 14.5 games out of first place in the Central Division and have the third-worst record in the American League.To read more or comment...
Ohio State's season opener against Virginia Tech just got a little tougher.
The school on Thursday announced that All-American defensive end Joey Bosa, wide receiver/running back Jalin Marshall, wide receiver Corey Smith and wide receiver/running back Dontre Wilson will all be suspended for violating a department of athletics policy.
The school provided no further details of the suspension in a brief email sent to the media. According to ESPN, the suspensions are due to marijuana and academics.To read more or comment...
As expected Ohio State is the No. 1 team in the season's first Amway Coaches Poll. The defending champion Buckeyes received 62 of 64 first-place votes.
That's the good news. How about some bad?
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When Braxton Miller announced earlier this month he was returning to Ohio State, the belief was that he’d compete against Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett for the starting quarterback job.
That isn’t the case.
Miller told Sports Illustrated on Thursday night that he is moving to H-back, a hybrid wide receiver position. Miller told SI that he’ll be participating 80 percent of the time at fall camp at wide receiver and 20 percent at quarterback. In addition to that, Miller said he’ll work as a punt returner as well.To read more or comment...
It has long been expected but Nick Bosa has committed to Ohio State for the 2016 recruiting class. He is the brother of Buckeyes All-American Joey Bosa.
LIke his brother, Nick Bosa is a defensive end and rated as one of the best players in the next recruiting class.
Just wanted to let everyone know I'm committed to THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY !!! pic.twitter.com/XZNcjRPHbQTo read more or comment...
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller confirmed his decision to stay with the Buckeyes for his senior season.
"I'm from Ohio, this is my home state," Miller told the Columbus Dispatch. "This is where I started and this is where I'm going to finish it."
Miller has had two surgeries on his shoulder after tearing his labrum before the start of last season. While he was out, Miller had to sit back and watch J.T. Barrett star as a freshman before getting hurt. Miller then watched as Cardale Jones went from being the third-string quarterback to leading Ohio State to a national title.
Because Miller finished his undergraduate degree, he was free to transfer anywhere in the nation. Despite schools reaching out to him, Miller chose to stay in Columbus.To read more or comment...