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Michigan, Nebraska look set to make breakthroughs in Big Ten

Aug. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and replacing a first-round NFL draft pick at quarterback. Momentum Nebraska...

New faces, same sky-high expectations at Ohio State

Aug. 13, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Unlike last year at this time, Ohio State's preseason camp is being conducted without public drama over misbehaving assistant coaches, domestic violence allegations and questions about the limits of a head coach's responsibility. It's been all about football, and nobody could be...

Ohio State's Landers shines light on mental health struggles

Aug. 12, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State defensive tackle Robert Landers struggles with mental illness, and he doesn't care who knows it. In fact, he wants more people to be aware of it. The mass shooting in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, rattled him enough that he decided it was time to speak out. The gregarious...

QBs not the only transfers expected to make impact

Aug. 12, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

Most of the attention surrounding transfers this offseason justifiably has focused on the high-profile quarterbacks who have switched schools. Two former College Football Playoff starting quarterbacks are at new places. Jalen Hurts, the 2016 Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year, has moved from...

'Redemption' is word for revamped Ohio State defense

Aug. 9, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State defense seemed to hit rock bottom in a confounding loss to unranked Purdue in the eighth game last season. But the weaknesses that led to the 49-20 blowout by the Boilermakers on Oct. 21 were on display most of the season, masked by a high-scoring Buckeyes offense. Many...

Unproven Ohio State quarterback ready for hype, expectations

Aug. 6, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields knows all about heat. He grew up in Georgia. But the pressure cooker in which the celebrated prep quarterback now finds himself is about to get turned up. The pressure is always crushing on anyone who starts at quarterback for Ohio State. But Fields, who transferred from...

Meyer texts: Alabama offered Zach Smith job after '17 season

Aug. 2, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer encouraged Zach Smith to stay with the Buckeyes in January 2018 after the then-assistant coach was pursued by Alabama, according to texts messages from Meyer to Smith. On Friday, Ohio State released thousands of pages of heavily redacted texts and email that were part of an...

Ohio State training camp opens with new coach, new QB

Aug. 2, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sporting several weeks of beard growth, Ryan Day looked calm for a new guy leading a storied college football program where the unrelenting pressure helped push his legendary predecessor into early retirement. The 40-year-old Day opened his first training camp as Ohio State coach on...

More ex-athletes sue Ohio State over sex abuse by doctor

Jul. 24, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More former football players and other ex-athletes are suing Ohio State over allegations that they were sexual assaulted by a university doctor during exams decades ago. Like at least six other pending federal lawsuits , the case filed Monday says school officials knew about concerns...

Ohio State, other Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

Jul. 19, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten's East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive coordinator, and Penn...