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Wisconsin's Graham Mertz tries to run past Illinois's Tarique Barnes during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Nightmare scenario: What happens when outbreak hits QB room?

Oct. 27, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

Wisconsin may be facing the type of nightmare scenario that coaches feared as soon as the coronavirus pandemic arrived. What happens if an outbreak hits a team’s quarterback room? Wisconsin isn’t commenting on the COVID-19 testing results of individual players, but CBS Sports first reported that...

Ohio State receiver Garrett Wilson, left, catches a touchdown pass past Nebraska defensive back Dicaprio Bootle during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Fields, No. 5 Ohio St run away from Huskers in opener, 52-17

Oct. 24, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields and No. 5 Ohio State shook off the rust in the first half and then buried Nebraska the rest of the way. Fields completed 20 of 21 passes for two touchdowns and ran for another, Master Teague III rushed for a pair of scores and the Buckeyes rolled over Nebraska 52-17...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his team during their NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio. No. 6 Ohio State has outsized expectations for the 2020 season after coming within one play of advancing to the national championship game last season. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

On other side of an outbreak, teams can find some relief

Oct. 23, 2020 2:32 AM EDT

A few days before the long-awaited start of the Big Ten football season, Ohio State coach Ryan Day was not about to celebrate a win over COVID-19. “To look at it like it’s been a success right now would be premature because we have two more months,” Day said. “This is not a...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. Ohio State hosts Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Finally! No. 5 Ohio State opens against rebuilding Nebraska

Oct. 22, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State receiver Chris Olave took a wrong turn in the end zone last December and has been itching to get back on the football field ever since. He’s not the only one. Olave’s miscommunication with quarterback Justin Fields led to an interception and sank a comeback...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) throws a pass against Auburn during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game, in Tampa, Fla.  The Big Ten will start playing football at what normally would be midseason. The coronavirus pandemic limited or eliminated most spring practices. Positive COVID-19 tests and precautions, along with uncertainty about whether there would even be a season, caused disruptions in summer workouts and preseason practices. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Big Ten, like other leagues, might see sloppy play to start

Oct. 22, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

The Big Ten will start playing football at what normally would be midseason. Don't expect the teams to be in midseason form. The pandemic limited or eliminated most spring practices across the country. Positive COVID-19 tests and precautions, along with uncertainty about whether there would even be a season,...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his team during their NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio. No. 6 Ohio State has outsized expectations for the 2020 season after coming within one play of advancing to the national championship game last season. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

No. 6 Ohio St confident about another run at national title

Oct. 14, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State came within one botched play of likely advancing to the national championship game last season. Getting that close -- and the fervent belief they have the weapons to get there in 2020 -- motivated the Buckeyes through the long, unpredictable offseason. Coach Ryan Day was...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his team during their NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio. No. 6 Ohio State has outsized expectations for the 2020 season after coming within one play of advancing to the national championship game last season. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

It's almost 'go time' for Big Ten; Buckeyes favored again

Oct. 14, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

The wait is almost over for the Big Ten. The ACC, Big 12 and SEC have been playing anywhere from three to five weeks amid the pandemic, and all the players and coaches around the Big Ten could do is watch. “Most of it's been torture, just not being able to play games,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass during their NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio. Fields returns for a second season as Ohio State starter. Coaches and teammates say Fields is in better shape because of diet and workout regimen, and is a more confident and vocal leader. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Sleek, determined Fields driven by quest for national title

Oct. 13, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Not knowing when or if Ohio State was going to play in 2020, Justin Fields never stopped working toward another college football season. He stayed in Columbus, embraced a vegan diet and filled his days with physical conditioning and regular sessions of video study and field work under...

Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State's athletic department will cut 25 jobs, furlough hundreds of other employees and ask coaches and others to take 5% pay cuts to help grapple with a projected $107 million budget deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletic director Gene Smith said Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Budget shortfall forces deep cuts in Ohio St sports program

Sep. 23, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State's athletic department will cut 25 jobs, furlough hundreds of other employees and ask coaches and others to take 5% pay cuts to help grapple with a projected $107 million budget deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletic director Gene Smith said Wednesday. Some of that...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Indiana tight end Turon Ivy Jr. (84) and place kicker Nathanael Snyder (99) celebrate with the Old Oaken Bucket following an NCAA college football game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, and said it plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Big Ten teams start sprint toward unusual football season

Sep. 17, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Now that the Big Ten has a rescheduled kickoff weekend, coaches and players can start the sprint to opening day. Expect a wild ride. After canceling spring football, limiting and sometimes pausing offseason workouts, shutting down full-contact practices and eventually postponing the...