Posted November 18, 2011 on
The end of another week of preparation for a football game has us looking back at what Ohio State players and coaches had to say in anticipation of facing Penn State. The Buckeyes talked about the Nittany Lions, Senior Day and more.

Penn State abuse scandal likely to spawn lawsuits

Legal experts say it's probably going to take civil litigation to get out the full story about what occurred in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. Pennsylvania lawyers with experience in similar litigation say the matter raises new and complicated legal issues. Legal analysts say former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the school and other likely defendants...

Urban Meyer to Ohio State Looks Like a Real Thing

Buckeye Battle Cry rounds up a number of sources reporting that “Urban Meyer is almost a certainty to be the next head [football] coach at Ohio State University.” The pride of Ashtabeautiful, having been stuck so far away in a steamy reptilian warzone had to have been what was really wearing on him. Um, crazy. Tweet

11/17 (Message Board) Quickie

The new New York Times report on Penn State is must-read. Here it is. Among the key details: Second Mile files are missing. (Go figure.) The Penn State lawyers never knew. (WTF?)And this, which is the focus of the headline and the lead of the story, but largely ignored beyond that: It was a message board posting that helped investigators crack the case by leading them to McQueary...

An NCAA investigation into Penn State’s lack of institutional control could be looming

Could Mark Emmert be changing his tune on bringing NCAA sanctions to Penn State? For the past couple weeks, Emmert, the president of the NCAA, has been noncommittal about saying the NCAA would investigate the goings on at Penn State as far as they pertained to the laws that govern collegiate athletics. But in an interview with National Public Radio's Kai Ryssdal, Emmert suggested...

Icers Win Sixth In Row, Upend No. 7 Michigan

Ohio State's hockey team stayed hot Friday night, beating No. 7 Michigan in Ann Arbor by a 2-1 score. Darik Angeli scored both goals while the Buckeye defense shut down Michigan's high-powered attack and Cal Heeter made 29 saves.

Penn State Paid $28 Million To Another Company With Close Ties To Sandusky's Charity

Yes, Penn State and The Second Mile overlapped in many ways. Penn State grad students wrote essays for the charity's annual reports. Second Mile kids participated in programs on the university campus. And companies controlled by Second Mile board members scored juicy contracts from Penn State. Earlier today, we revealed that Poole Anderson, the construction company run by Second...

For better or worse (and sometimes both), Christian Bryant makes an impact on Ohio State defense

Back healthy after a scare last year, sophomore safety Christian Bryant is making both big plays and mistakes while looking toward a bright future at Ohio State.


Slowing turning my attention back to football, and in so doing realize that Penn State's 3:30 p.m. game at Ohio State on Saturday could be meaningless in terms of the Big Ten title race. It would definitely be the case if Wisconsin wins at Illinois at noon Saturday. With all of the upsets in the Big Ten this year, a win by Wisky is no guarantee, but the Badgers are favored by...

Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes: Putting the rumors in perspective - Doug Lesmerises blog

Examining the idea of the former Florida coach leading the Buckeyes.

Emmert on PSU: ‘we have rules that… speak directly to the control’ of institutions

Just over a week ago, we pondered what the NCAA’s role in the Penn State scandal might be. NCAA president Mark Emmert said that the Association would monitor the events as they unfolded and “defer in the immediate term to law enforcement officials since this situation involved alleged crimes. As the facts are established through the…

M. Swimming. Hoosier Men Sweep Penn State, Virginia

The Indiana men's swimming and diving team came up with a pair of dual meet victories this weekend, defeating Penn State 226-127, and Virginia (217-136) in State College, Pa. Indiana is now 4-2 on the season.
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