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Ohio State's Smith-Njigba to skip CFP game, will enter draft

Dec. 05, 2022 15:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba will not play in the College Football Playoff semifinal game against top-ranked Georgia while he continues to rehabilitate a leg injury and prepare for the 2023 NFL draft. The AP Preseason All-American was hurt in...

Last test before Michigan: No. 2 Ohio State faces Maryland

Nov. 17, 2022 11:47 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland coach Michael Locksley is up against it this week when his team hosts No. 2 Ohio State. Perhaps the schedule can provide some help. “They've got a big game after ours, I think," Locksley said this week. "I don't know who they play,...

Schedule eases for No. 2 Buckeyes with trip to Northwestern

Nov. 03, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

No. 2 Ohio State (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) at Northwestern (1-7, 1-4), Saturday, noon EDT (ABC) Line: Ohio State by 37 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Ohio State leads 64-14-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Ohio State was No....

No. 2 Ohio State prepared for No. 13 Penn State's secondary

Oct. 27, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Day spends the 48 hours before a game drawing up contingency plans. Ohio State’s coach wants his team to be ready for anything. “We say sometimes you’re chasing ghosts, but I’ve been in games before where we didn’t chase those...

Rested and ready: No. 2 Ohio St opens 2nd half against Iowa

Oct. 20, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day keeps reminding his team there are potential traps everywhere in the coming weeks. After all, upcoming opponent Iowa took the Buckeyes by surprise in 2017. Ranked No. 6 at the time, Ohio State went to Iowa City as a three-touchdown...

Iowa defense will try to contain Stroud, No. 2 Ohio State

Oct. 20, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

Iowa (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) at No. 2 Ohio State (6-0, 3-0), Saturday, noon ET (FOX) Line: Ohio State by 28 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Ohio State leads 46-15-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Both teams are coming off a bye week....

Can No. 2 Ohio St keep foot on the gas in season's 2nd half?

Oct. 16, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Are the Ohio State Buckeyes on an inevitable march to another championship? Or is it too early — and the schedule too easy so far — to get a good read on the Buckeyes' full potential? And can they avoid the out-of-nowhere traps during the second half of...

Bielema, surging Illini collect AP Big Ten midseason honors

Oct. 11, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

Second-year coach Bret Bielema and his Illinois football team are achieving at a rate not seen in the program in a long time. A very long time in some cases. The No. 24 Illini (5-1, 2-1) are ranked for the first time since 2011, out to their best start since ‘11, coming off their...

No. 3 Ohio State RB Henderson hurt against Michigan State

Oct. 08, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No. 3 Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson limped off the field with an apparent right leg injury against Michigan State on Saturday. With an abundance of caution, coach Ryan Day kept him on the sideline. “If it was a different...

CJ Stroud throws 6 TDs, No. 3 Ohio St tops Michigan St 49-20

Oct. 08, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — C.J. Stroud lofted a pass to his left, slightly short of Marvin Harrison Jr. and the son of a former NFL star did the rest. Harrison made a twisting, leaping catch to snag a football that was near his right cleat for his third touchdown to help Stroud tie...