Posted October 26, 2012 on
Praise was heavy for the Buckeyes who stepped up to rally past Purdue last week as well as for the recovery of the Penn State program from a potentially devastating tragedy and scandal. We look at that and more in this week's review.

Buckeyes' Miller says he's fine

When Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller first was hurt in Saturday's game against Purdue, he didn't know what to think. He'd never before been thrown down on his head and neck. ''I didn't know what it was,'' he said of his injury. ''I was just a little bit dizzy from the hit, whiplash. So they sent me to the hospital to see what it was...

Buckeyes ranked fourth in pre-season AP poll

For the second straight season The Ohio State men’s basketball team enters the year ranked in the Associated Press top five. The Buckeyes start the season ranked fourth, matching their ranking in the pre-season coaches’ poll. The top five in the AP poll looks identical to the rankings as voted on by the coaches. Indiana is the national favorite, collecting 43 of 65 first place...

Buckeyes' Thomas back for (one) more

CHICAGO -- When decision time came for Deshaun Thomas last spring, he handled it much in the same way he'd handled his decision to attend Ohio State. He trusted himself to know what was best. Though he's been known to use third-person -- during last year's NCAA Tournament, he said he knew Deshaun was special in fourth grade -- Thomas wasn't saying that selfishly...

Penn State chosen top women's team in Big Ten

Penn State was selected as the top Big Ten women's basketball team with four returning starters, including a preseason co-player of the year. Senior guard Alex Bentley helped lead the Nittany Lions to a 26-7 overall record and their sixth Big Ten title. She shares top player honors with Ohio State senior guard Tayler Hill, who averaged 20.3 points last season. Nebraska, picked...

OSU's Guiton, Fields get time in spotlight

From the moment they first set foot on Ohio State's football team, quarterback Kenny Guiton and receiver Chris Fields have been in the background. Fans and reporters brushed by them to get to the starters. Their names seldom were mentioned unless it was someone casting doubt whether they could even fill in if they were suddenly thrust into a game when it mattered. For years...

How Penn State Can Take the Next Step

Penn State was right on the cusp of an NCAA tournament appearance last season. The Nittany Lions had some impressive wins on their resume including Notre Dame and Villanova. Now, they lose their leading scorer Matthew Mackrides and top a top midfielder in Ryan Link, but bring back goalie Austin Kaut and  D-middie Jack Donnelly. Here are three things PSU can do to make that next...

Nittany Lions Stop by Nittanyville

Head coach Bill O’Brien and about three dozen players visited Beaver Stadium Wednesday night to thank Penn State's student fans

Report: Ohio State RB Jordan Hall reinjures knee; out for season

According to coach Urban Meyer’s call in show (hat tip to 97.1 The Fan’s Lori Schmidt) , RB Jordan Hall reinjured his knee in practice yesterday. The injury is serious enough that Hall likely won’t play again this season. Meyer said “If all goes well, he’ll redshirt and come back next year.” Hall played in parts of 5 games for the Buckeyes after missing the beginning...

NCAA president defends Penn State sanctions

NCAA president Mark Emmert says the sanctions levied on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal dealt with the behavior of university leaders and whether or not the school handled the allegations appropriately. Emmert told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday in Chicago that the ''fact that there was criminal activity is not the NCAA's issue...

Is Urban Meyer Good For The Big Ten?

From the time  it was announced that Jim Tressel would be leaving Ohio State, one man had been on the minds of not just the Buckeye faithful, but all of the Big Ten:  Urban Meyer. Even as Luke Fickell took over the reins for Ohio State last season, the writing was on the wall that Fickell was there to serve as the buffer between the Tressel and Meyer eras. The minute Meyer set...

A note to alumni visiting this Saturday

  Two plays after a terrible questionable pass interference call against the Nittany Lions when we played Northwestern earlier this season, a Penn State player in the secondary went down with an injury (it ended up only being a stinger), which allowed Bill O’Brien to bypass a rule that keeps coaches on the sideline during the game. O’Brien walked onto the field to tend to...

Opponent Preview: Penn State Nittany Lions

Ohio State will try to get to 9-0 on Saturday when facing a tough Penn State squad that is on a roll of late. Find out why the Nittany Lions have been playing well and more in this comprehensive preview that also includes stats, facts, figures and a look back at last year's game.

Quick Hitter: Penn State Offers 4-star WR

Middletown (Del.) High four-star receiver Chris Godwin is one of the region's top players in the 2014 class, and Penn State thought enough of him to extend an offer.
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