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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. Early in a high school career that saw him become Indiana's third-leading all-time scorer, he'd picked Thad Matta's Ohio State program and stuck with it.
After helping the Buckeyes to the Final Four last spring, Thomas flirted with the NBA. He thought about it and came "very close" to leaving, but ultimately decided to return to Ohio State for his junior season.
"It was a decision to stay humble and get better at what I'm doing," Thomas said. "I still have goals to take care of. That's trying to get a Big Ten championship, then a national championship, then...
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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...
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...
Penn State senior QB Matt McGloin is ready to battle QB Braxton Miller and the Ohio State Buckeyes. The two best teams in the Big Ten conference are pitted to play each other this Saturday night. Despite their dominance on the field, both teams are ineligible for post season play because of NCAA sanctions dubbing this marquee match-up the Probation Bowl. Even though Ohio State...
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.
In the jubilation that followed Ohio State's strain-the-imagination win over Purdue on Saturday, several important considerations were pushed into the background.
Yes, the ninth-ranked Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) stayed unbeaten with the heart-pounding 29-22 overtime win in which they trailed by eight points with 47 seconds left and had the ball at their own 39 and their best...
Ohio State has been in a holding pattern with the 2013 recruiting class, with only one commitment (Tyquan Lewis) since late July. Are things ready to break loose for the Buckeyes? Let's take a look.
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...
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...
Former Ohio State head coach and mentor to Urban Meyer, Earle Bruce, talks about the Buckeyes and their thrilling overtime win over Purdue, OSU’s upcoming game against Penn State and more in this week’s installment. At Ohio State, Bruce was...
What type of prospect is Ohio State getting in Michael Hill? Hill's head coach Paul Sutherland talks about that in this interview with Scout.
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.