Found August 07, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
​College football season is nearly upon. It is time to look forward into the new year and feast on what will most likely be another dramatic and intense season as always. This should apply to the Big Ten as well, as there will be several major storylines throughout the season. The Big Ten looks to have some strength at the top of the conference this season, with five teams ranked in the preseason Coaches’ Poll and a sixth team sitting right outside the top 25. With a top-heavy conference, there are going to be plenty of chances for the superior teams to beat up on each other. With a single loss potentially being the difference between two teams in their chase to represent their division in the Big Ten Championship Game, every week is crucial. There will be plenty of big games to go around on the Big Ten’s schedule, and here are the biggest matchups by week which could have serious implications in the conference race: Week 1 – Penn State vs. Syracuse (played in East Rutherfo...

Ohio State Football: 5 burning questions for 2013

It’s that time of year, folks! Ohio State Football is BACK! The Buckeyes have hit the ground running this week, opening practices to get ready for a follow up of last years undefeated season. It’s been a hectic off-season (to say the least) for Head Coach Urban Meyer. But even with the busy months of June and July behind him, Meyer still has some questions to answer about his...

The Backup: ‘Keep Calm and Put Kenny G In The Game.’

At some point in the 2013 season Braxton Miller will be taken out of the game. Hopefully it only happens when the Buckeyes are leading big late in the game. However, we all know that at some point in the upcoming season, Braxton is going to have miss a series due to injury. It’s football, not a knitting class and people sometimes get hurt, it’s part of the game. When that happens...

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Buckeyes counting on a lot from Bryant, Barnett

Safeties are the players farthest removed from the action. Yet they'll be in the middle of Ohio State's hopes this fall. Starters Christian Bryant and C.J. Barnett account for 50 percent of the seniors on the defensive side for the Buckeyes. They've been through a lot, with three coaches in their college careers, weathering a dreary 6-7 record two years ago and playing...

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Meyer says this is 'candy' time for Buckeyes

Urban Meyer doesn't know what to make of his current crop of Buckeyes yet. He believes he'll have a better handle on them when practices get harder. A lot harder. ''It's the first day in pads. So right now this is all candy,'' he said, flashing a wicked grin. ''Come back in about a week and there's going to be people asleep on the mattresses...

Ohio State Player Profile – Cardale Jones

In the mist of our Buckeye Empire Summer Series, we have uncovered some of the greatest stories never told about different Buckeyes on the Ohio State roster. The story of Cardale Jones may be one of the most interesting to-date. Cardale’s journey to Ohio State began at what seems to be a Buckeye breeding ground: Glenville High School. A Cleveland, Ohio native, Jones attended the...

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