According to the gambling website Bovada, Ohio State freshman running back Ezekiel Elliott has the best odds to win the Heisman Trophy next season.
The site lists Elliott at 6-1 to win the trophy, won this season by Oregon quarterback Marucs Mariota and by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston the prior year. Quarterbacks have won the award every year since 2010. Alabama running back Mark Ingram won the award in 2009.
That's the only year since 2000 that a running back has won, so it would take a strong season from Elliott to win the award. This season he came on late, finishing with 1,878 yards and 18 touchdowns rushing. He also caught 28 passes for 220 yards.To read more or comment...
Leading up to next week's signing day, Ohio State currently has the seventh best class in the nation, according to 247Sports.com. The Buckeyes have 25 players committed for the 2015 class.
Four players -- defensive end Jashon Cornell, inside linebacker Nick Conner, cornerback Jamel Dean and offensive tackle Grant Schmidt -- are already enrolled this semester.
Outside linebacker Justin Hilliard remains the team's best commit. A consensus five-star player, Hilliard is rated as the 34th best player in the nation and second-best outside linebacker.
Hilliard is Ohio State's only five-star player, but the class does include 13 four-star players led by athlete Jerome Baker, the nation's 61st best player. Ten three-star players and one two-star player round out the class.To read more or comment...
After averaging 27.5 points per game against Northwestern and Indiana, Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week and Player of the Week.
This marks the first time since Aaron Craft last February won the top honor. Russell won the freshman award last week.
During the Buckeyes' two games, Russell shot 65.6 percent from the field, including 44.4 percent from three-point range.To read more or comment...
More details were released Friday about Ohio State's national championship celebration set for Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon at Ohio Stadium.
Fans can enter the stadium at 9:15 a.m. at the following gates: North Rotunda 1, NR2, NR3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 23, 25, 8, 14, 16 and 24.
The second half of the College Football Playoff title game against Oregon will be shown on the scoreboard starting at 9:30 a.m.
Those attending will receive a free Homage rally towel when arriving and a souvenir poster when leaving.To read more or comment...
Twenty-five hundred fans will be allowed to stand on the field as Ohio State celebrates its 2014 College Football Playoff national championship Saturday in Ohio Stadium.
Gates open at 9:30 a.m., with the event running from 11 a.m. to noon.
The 2,500 field tickets will be available at 10 a.m. Wednesday. They can be obtained on Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or at the Ohio State Ticket Office on campus.
Admission is free, with general admission seating in A and AA decks. Parking will be free in all surface lots and in the Lane, West Lane, Tuttle, Northwest, Neil Avenue and Arps garages.To read more or comment...
Ohio State Buckeyes fans in Northeast Ohio will get the opportunity to extend the national celebration a little bit longer as the OSU Alumni Club of Greater Cleveland Football Banquet will present its 62nd annual banquet at Windows on the River in the Flats at 4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 18).
This year’s edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of coach John Cooper’s first victory over Michigan. Coach Cooper will be the in attendance along with Ryan Miller, who will emcee. Recently added guests include Pepe Pearson, a Euclid native, Matt Calhoun, Matt Finkes, Bob Houser and Tyrone Howard, all members of that 1994 team.
There will be a silent auction, a live auction and the alumni band will entertain.
Tickets are $110 for alumni club members, $135 for non-members. Tables are available for $1,100. Register online at http://www.osuclevelandalumni.com/ .To read more or comment...
During a news conference at the Ginn Academy in Cleveland, Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones announced he will not enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
That means a murky quarterback situation for the Buckeyes becomes even murkier. Ohio State already has quarterbacks Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett on the roster and Jones isn't guaranteed a starting job.
"My education is going to take me 10 times further than my athletic ability," Jones said today.To read more or comment...
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones will announce whether or not he'll enter the 2015 NFL Draft during a news conference at the Ginn Academy in Cleveland. Watch the live stream of it here:
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