CJ Stroud Sharp During Ohio Pro Day: What Other Buckeye Predictions Did You Like?

Possible #1 pick CJ Stroud was the star of a well-attended show at Ohio State’s annual pro day on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know about the Buckeyes’ pro day: Stroud threw about 60 passes, while teammate and first-round prospect Jackson Smith-Njegba ranked first among receivers for catching Stroud’s throws. Thirty teams are represented, with the Panthers – the new owners of the first pick – the largest group at 14 representatives. Ten general managers and seven coaches were among the NFL’s 118 representatives. I had CJ Stroud unofficially…

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What is Ryan Day looking for in Ohio State’s QB battle between Kyle McCord and Devin Brown?

Columbus, Ohio — Ohio State football is back from the break and is in the paddock for the first time this spring. With three practices and first scrimmage on Saturday, the Buckeyes will be getting a closer look at some important spot battles in the next few weeks. At the top of that list is a quarterback rivalry between Kyle McCord and Devin Brown. Coach Ryan Day said he was beginning to see what he calls “extraordinary traits” in both of them. Although he did not go into detail about…

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Ohio State’s basketball future began in the Big Ten tournament

CHICAGO — With losses piling up, starting in early January and continuing with a game of relief through the end of February, Gene Smith called Chris Holtmann into his office for a meeting. In constant touch all season via text, Ohio State’s athletic director thought it was time to chat formally with the men’s basketball coach. He’s already offered a public vote of confidence, but he knows a lot of people read that stuff like the Kiss of Judas, especially since outside heat has been building on Holtmann amid the…

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Ohio State 2023 roster breakdown: The Buckeyes are looking for depth on the defensive line

We’re just over a week away from the start of spring practice in Ohio. After completing our offensive position previews last week, we will now move on to defense. We’ll start with the defensive line. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson has plenty of talent, but has lost some depth due to player graduation and the transfer window. He’ll have to figure out where the depth is coming from in the front. Let’s move on to the preview. Look at the list Ohio State has lost some defensive line contributors, but…

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Gary Barta says Kevin Warren’s departure won’t delay Big Ten plans to shake up the football schedule

The departure of Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren will not delay the conference’s plans to change the alignment of the football schedule for the 2024 season, Iowa director of athletics Gary Barta said Thursday. For many years, conference and school officials debated changing or partially ending the east-west alignment to have a fairer championship game. There was momentum to enact changes for the 2023 season to coincide with a new media rights agreement until USC and UCLA accepted Big Ten invitations starting August 2, 2024. Conference officials decided in October…

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Adult Round Table: Duane Jones et al excelled on day one

MOBILE, Ala. Despite the increased pressure from the Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl is still the top all-star game for NFL Draft prospects. With this year’s edition of the event kicking off on Tuesday, the athlete Draft experts Dane Brugler and Nick Baumgardner vetted their first impressions. Which recruiting hopefuls made the biggest early impressions, and which ones need to bounce back for the rest of the week? 1. Down Jones’ measurements were predictably ridiculous. The two of you were in the second round of your most recent model, but…

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Ohio State down Ole Miss. Transfer CB Davison Igbinosun: What he brings to the Buckeyes

Ohio State added another major piece to its secondary from the transfer gate. Former Ole Miss cornerback Davison Igbenson committed offense against the Buckeyes on Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know: Igbinosun entered the transfer portal on 18 January after one year with the Rebels. He was selected as a freshman by College Football News after recording five pass breakups and 37 tackles while making 10 starts. He visited Ohio State on Saturday and selected the Buckeyes over Michigan, UCLA and Tennessee. Igbinosun is ranked #175 nationally out of…

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No. 2 Ohio State lost its first game of the season to No. 10 Iowa State. Caitlin Clark scores a triple-double

The #2 Ohio State Buckeyes women’s basketball team lost their first game of the season to the #10 seed Iowa Hawkeyes 83-72 Monday night. Here’s what you need to know: With the loss, Ohio State snapped its 19-game winning streak. Iowa’s Caitlin Clark hit her eighth career triple-double, the most in Big Ten history. She scored 28 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists in the win. Ohio State is now 19-1 while Iowa improved to 16-4. No. 1 South Carolina and No. 4 LSU are the two remaining undefeated teams.…

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NCAA Tournament Bracket Watch: Alabama is the top seed. Northwestern and Clemson

“They can’t imagine it… that someone like me would walk into their house, walk on their land…” – Cassian Andor When compiling this week’s segment, we were astounded by the inclusion of teams we’d never expected to have considered as recently as a few weeks ago. North-west? Pittsburgh? Clemson? UCF? wait … Is that true? It also got us thinking about another story focusing on underdogs who took the power structure by surprise: “Andor,” our favorite TV series of 2022. After the train wreck that was “The Book of Boba…

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Wasserman: Jim Harbaugh, Jim Tressel, and the NCAA’s Nonsense

Sports Illustrated’s cover read, “How deep it goes.” The early June 2011 issue was one of the most influential sports magazines of all time. Jim Tressel, who two weeks ago was forced to resign as Ohio State’s head coach, was on the cover. The picture was of Tressel—transition lenses and all—staring expressionlessly into the distance. It was as if Tressel was a mob boss, orchestrator of a criminal football venture that was breaking the rules at every turn in a diabolical pursuit of a Big Ten championship and a national…

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