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Safety Christian Bryant doesn't mince words.
He's straight to the point, just like when he makes a tackle - head first, shoulders square, legs churning, leaving a calling card for a wincing ball-carrier.
''I'm chasing a national championship,'' he said. ''That's what I'm chasing.''
If Ohio State is to pursue such a lofty goal - and the Buckeyes are coming off a glittering 12-0 season - then Bryant and a veteran secondary will likely be the ringleaders, so to speak.
Ohio State may have big question marks on defense, but none of them come at the back end. Bryant, cornerback Bradley Roby and safety C.J. Barnett comprise three of the four seniors on that side of the ball. No wonder the backfield figures to be a load-bearing wall for the rest of the unit.
''That's going to be our backbone this year - me, Christian, C.J., Corey Brown,'' said Roby, who flirted with jumping into the NFL draft in January. ''...
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Thrust into a starting role as a freshman, only now is Braxton Miller really getting an idea of what he can truly do as Ohio State's quarterback.
Not too surprisingly, Miller is clearly the centerpiece of the Buckeyes' offense as they go through spring drills.
Coach Urban Meyer says Miller's progress as a quarterback was slowed because of the early responsibility thrown...
Fifth-year senior safety Corey Brown has yet to make a big impact for the Ohio State football team, but he was recently described by head coach Urban Meyer as a possible player to follow the path of Reid Fragel - a player to have a breakout campaign in his final year.
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This morning’s top five stories from around the web:
1. LaQuinton Ross sent Ohio State through to the Elite Eight.
2. Syracuse’s zone frustrated Indiana to no end.
3. Doug Gottlieb isn’t good at making jokes.
4. UCLA wants Brad Stevens.
5. Marquette blew out Miami to set up an all-Big East East Region final.
Today’s college sports crossword puzzle:
The best game from last night's slew of 2013 NCAA men's basketball tournament came between Ohio State and the University of Arizona.
After Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross helped sent the Buckeyes to the Elite Eight with his game-winner, one notable Ohio celebrity celebrated the win in the stands at Staples Center.
Watch as The Price is Right's Drew Carey does the...
Last Sunday Aaron Craft hit a game winning three point shot to give the Buckeyes the win. This time it was LaQuinton Ross’s turn. With Ohio State and Arizona tied at 70, Craft found Ross off a pick and roll and Ross buried the three pointer.
The three gave the Buckeyes the 73-70 lead with 2.4 seconds left, and the Buckeyes held on.
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Ohio State's Sweet 16 matchup with Arizona is tonight, and to get you ready for the game, our Ari Wasserman made an appearance on "All Bets Are Off" to break down the Buckeyes' hot play and the matchup with the Wildcats.
Teams like Ohio State, Florida, and Alabama will always produce talented players that will get so much exposure with the national television audiences they have every week.Scouts, analysts, general managers, and amateur bloggers alike will know the big names by heart and be able to pull up multiple game films on each player.But what we don't see are the area scouts out combing...
Sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross swished a long three with 2.1 seconds remaining to give second-seeded Ohio State a 73-70 victory Thursday night over sixth seed Arizona and send the Buckeyes to the Elite Eight. Deshaun Thomas led OSU with 20 points, including 16 in the first half, while Ross added 17.
Arizona lost to Ohio State on Thursday. Read on for news and notes on why the Wildcats could not get it done.
Arizona went down in the Sweet 16 last night to the Ohio State Buckeyes, sending Arizona home for the offseason and Ohio State to an Elite Eight matchup with Wichita State. Bryan Doherty, the loyal Wildcats supporter on TSHQ spent most of the night in sorrow and felt it was appropriate to give one final goodbye to his team including a group of seniors who did their best to turn the program around.
A decorated linebacker at Ohio State, new Purdue linebackers coach Marcus Freeman has enjoyed plenty of success in the game of football. Now, he hopes to help build a winning culture at Purdue.
All the top receivers wanted a chance to go against Damon Webb, and the Ohio State commit showed why he's so highly regarded.