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Buckeyes' Bennett entertains in Indianapolis

Ohio State reporters have known for a long time something NFL writers learned this weekend in Indianapolis: Michael Bennett is good for business. The Buckeye defensive lineman is not only loquacious but thoughtful, capable of filling a notepad with plenty of killer copy without exaggerating his accomplishments of flaming opponents (for the most part). So it came as little surprise...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohio State DT Michael Bennett “Teared Up” Watching Highlights Of Championship Season

Winning a championship on any level is an emotionally exhilarating occurrence. It can be especially emotional after some time has passed and a player can reflect back on what he and his teammates accomplished. Such was the case for Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett, who was overcome while watching highlights of the Buckeyes’ championship season.  Just watched our season...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Buckeyes' Bennett took off after tweaks

Michael Bennett's senior season took a turn for the better a few weeks ago thanks to a pair of switches -- one he flipped and one the coaching staff made. In Bennett's case, it was a matter of throwing caution to the wind -- letting go and attacking the line of scrimmage and the ball carrier. For the coaches, it was a matter of giving him a role that allowed him to do just that....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Michael Bennett honors late Buckeye by wearing his No. 53

Ohio State senior defensive tackle Michael Bennett will honor the memory of late teammate Kosta Karageorge in Saturday's Big Ten Championship game against Wisconsin. Bennett, a Buckeye captain, will wear No. 53. He usually wears No. 63. Karageorge was found dead last Sunday, having suffered a gunshot wound, believed to be self-inflicted. He had been missing for four days. Bennett...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State's Bennett to wear No. 53 in tribute to Karageorge

The Ohio State football team will all wear a helmet decal with Kosta Karageorge's No. 53. Fellow defensive lineman Michael Bennett is going a step further. The senior DT who will likely be playing on Sundays in the NFL next season will wear Karageorge's No. 53 instead of his usual No. 63 as the Buckeyes play Wisconsin Saturday night in the Big Ten championship game. Earlier this...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State DL Bennett a candidate for Senior CLASS Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Senior co-captain Michael Bennett has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award in college football. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence -- community, classroom, character and competition. Bennett, a Centerville, Ohio, native...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes defense banking on more togetherness

One of the biggest topics of the Ohio State football offseason has been rebuilding a defense that regressed as the year went on into one of the worst in memory. Ohio State defensive line drills Chris Ash was brought in as a new co-coordinator of the defense and safeties coach, bringing with him an aggressive style of play in the secondary that has fans champing at the bit to see...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State DL Michael Bennett: ‘Whole State Of Michigan Is Starting To Really Get On Our Nerves’

Michigan has and likely always will be Ohio State’s No. 1 rival. Michigan State is starting to trouble the Buckeyes a little bit too, though.  Last season, Ohio State’s perfect season and national championship hopes came to an end thanks to the Spartans, who defeated the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship Game. While the Wolverines are always public enemy No. 1 in Columbus...
Via College Spun
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A Buckeye who was nearly a Wildcat weighs in on CFB union issue

Michael Bennett, a senior defensive lineman for Ohio State who seems to have a good shot at being a captain for the Buckeyes this fall, was asked yesterday about his thoughts on the movement at Northwestern to create a union for college football players. “I don’t know the full reason behind their union. I don’t agree necessarily with football players being unionized. We don’t...
Via Cus Words Blog
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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