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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer New year, new look, some regrets but high hopes.
That's what the Ohio State Buckeyes face as they open spring practices on Tuesday.
Many of the team's best-known and most talented players return from last year's 12-0, turnaround season, including Sports Illustrated cover boy Braxton Miller, along with running back Carlos Hyde, linebacker Ryan Shazier and defensive back Bradley Roby.
But there are also holes to fill - and they're not necessarily easily patched with just any player. Defensive lineman John Simon and fullback/linebacker Zach Boren not only played well, but were the heart of a team that bounced back from seven losses in 2011.
Second-year coach Urban Meyer may be more concerned with finding leaders than personnel after the standard set by last year's seniors.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's always football season at Ohio State.
Rules and circumstances have kept Urban Meyer off the practice field for 103 days, but that ends Tuesday with the official start of Meyer's second spring practice.
He'll be on the accelerator.
Much has changed since last spring, when Meyer and most of the assistant coaches were new to the job. The offense...
Ohio State confirmed shortly after Tuesday's practice that redshirt freshman defensive end Sevon Pittman, who was not present, has been granted his release from the team.
All credit goes to the kid who made in on YouTube, this is a GREAT OSU pump-up video. Makes me ready for football season to start, and even more pumped for tonight’s game against Indiana. Hopefully the basketball team comes out with the kind of energy Buckeye fans get from these videos. Let’s Go Bucks!
Ohio State knocked off Michigan 66-55 in the regular season finale for both teams Sunday in Columbus. Tayler Hill led four who scored in Buckeyes in double-figures on Senior Day.
Two weeks ago, the Ohio State basketball team suffered an embarrassing 71-49 blowout at Wisconsin, a loss that sent the Buckeyes to fifth place in the Big Ten race and little hope of earning a share of their fourth consecutive Big Ten crown. Three victories later - and some upsets elsewhere - and OSU is rejuvenated by its new life.
Spring has sprung -- at least it has in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The Ohio State football team staged two-plus hours of practice as it began its allotment of 15 spring practices, and there was a lot to like in the eyes of head coach Urban Meyer.
Rules are here, for those unfamiliar.
Standings through sixteen games are here. (Note: Everyone who made a pick the first game was added to the spreadsheet even if they didn’t get the pick correct. After that game, only new people that got a correct pick were added to the spreadsheet. As a result, some people might not see their names on the spreadsheet if they didn’t pick the...
It's officially spring practice time in Columbus, and if the Buckeyes are to contend for the Big Ten and national titles in 2013, the team must find some key replacements on the defensive side of the ball for some departed starters. BuckeyeSports.com takes a look at the situation.
Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 67-58 loss to Ohio State on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to his postgame comments in the embedded media player below:
No. 14 Ohio State (21-7, 11-5 Big Ten) travels to play second-ranked Indiana (25-4, 13-3) on Tuesday night as the Big Ten's wacky regular-season starts to wind down.
The Hoosiers already have captured a share of the conference title. To win it outright for the first time since 1993, they need to beat the Buckeyes or win at No. 7 Michigan on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Ohio State, Michigan...
It was a night of mixed emotions in Assembly Hall.
The first emotions were not good ones, as the Hoosiers were out-toughed and out-hustled by a visiting Ohio State team clearly intent on exacting revenge for the Columbus beatdown IU delivered last month. Vengeance attained.
But the disappointment of the loss was soon replaced by immense pride for all IU fans, as Derek Elston, Jordan...
The Buckeyes head to Bloomington for a B1G showdown with title implications. The Bucks have been playing well as of late, and look to upset the Hoosiers and really shake up the Big Ten standings. Join us in chatting about the game, and LET’S GO BUCKS!
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Alabama is always a relatively safe pre-season bet to be the national champions, but how long can this dynasty reign supreme? Regardless of Nick Saban’s recruiting ability, ‘Bama can’t be number one forever. Here we take a look at other likely 2014 National Championship contenders:
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