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Ohio State center Trevor Thompson opts out of NBA Draft, will return for junior season

By Dan Kadar Published: May 17, 2016
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After flirting with the NBA Draft, Ohio State center Trevor Thompson has decided to return for his junior season with the Buckeyes.

The story was first reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN, and later acknowledged by Thompson in a series of tweets.

 

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Reports: Ohio State loses backup QB Stephen Collier for the season

By Dan Kadar Published: May 4, 2016
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Ohio State is set at starting quarterback with junior J.T. Barrett. Behind him, the Buckeyes have been dealt a blow.

According to multiple reports, backup quarterback Stephen Collier is out for the season due to a torn ACL. The news was first reported by Eleven Warriors and confirmed by other outlets.

Collier, a redshirt sophomore, was competing with redshirt freshman Joe Burrow to be the team's primary backup. WIth this injury, the only other scholarship quarterback on the roster is freshman Dwayne Haskins, who enrolls in June.

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Former Ohio State All-America, Saints DE Will Smith shot and killed after traffic incident

By Marla Ridenour Published: April 10, 2016

Former Ohio State and Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday night in an apparent road rage incident following a traffic accident in New Orleans.

According to the Associated Press, Smith died of multiple gunshot wounds. Smith was 34.

Smith's wife Racquel was riding with him and was shot in the leg. She was taken to a local hospital, according to the AP. The couple have three children.

Smith posted a photo of himself and Racquel on his Instagram account hours before his death with the caption, "Having a blast at the #fqf2016," in reference to the city's French Quarter Fest.

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Ohio State suspends Tracy Sprinkle following arrest, cocaine charge

By Dan Kadar Published: April 4, 2016

Ohio State has suspended redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle after he was charged with cocaine possession.

Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com first reported the story over the weekend. Lorain Police were called to the Grown & Sexy Lounge on Friday night and found Sprinkle among a group of 50 people in an altercation outside.

After Sprinkle was arrested and put in a squad car, two small bags of cocaine were found underneath a seat. He was also charged with failure to disperse.

Sprinkle was suspended indefinitely by the school on Sunday.

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Ohio State announces $42 million in renovations for Ohio Stadium; seating capacity to drop

By Dan Kadar Published: March 29, 2016
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Ohio State University on Tuesday announced plans renovations at Ohio Stadium that will cost $42 million.

From a release by the school, here's what being updated:

- Restore and re-coat the 94-year old concrete on C-deck.

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Highlights of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's appearance at Ohio State's Real Life Wednesday

By Marla Ridenour Published: March 9, 2016

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell opened Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer's Real Life Wednesday series, speaking to about 350 at the Fawcett Center Auditorium. Invited to participate were athletes from all 36 varsity sports and administrators.

Goodell talked for about 40 minutes, taking questions and also responding to comments from Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations.

Six speakers will visit the team during the fourth season of the program. Here are some of the highlights of what Goodell said, via a press release from OSU:

On preparing for the future:

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Ohio State takes over as national champion favorite after National Signing Day

By Dan Kadar Published: February 15, 2016

Following National Signing Day earlier this month, Ohio State has become the new betting favorite to win the national title next season.

The Buckeyes moved from 12/1 to 6/1 favorites according to the bettting website Bovada. That's just ahead of Alabama, which held at 7/1, the same as before National Signing Day.

Ohio State brought in the nation's fourth-best recruiting class according to 247Sports composite rankings.

One of the freshmen players expected to contribute early in his career for the Buckeyes is defensive end Nick Bosa. He could take up some of the snaps vacated by his brother Joey, who is expected to be a top-five pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

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14 Ohio State players invited to the NFL Scouting Combine

By Dan Kadar Published: February 11, 2016

Ohio State will take over Indianapolis in a couple weeks at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The Buckeyes will have 14 players participating in the NFL's annual underwear Olympics in the lead up to the 2016 NFL Draft. That is the most for any school in the nation.

Here are the Ohio State players invited:

Eli Apple, CB
Vonn Bell, S
Joey Bosa, DE
Taylor Decker, OT
Ezekiel Elliott, RB
Cardale Jones, QB
Darron Lee, LB
Jalin Marshall, WR
Braxton Miller, WR
Joshua Perry, LB
Tyvis Powell, S
Michael Thomas, WR
Nick Vannett, TE
Adolphus Washington, DT

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