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Each Top 25 team’s most important player

Who will lead the way for the nation’s best teams in 2017? College football is almost upon us, and with the release of the AP Top 25, we’re talking a look at a key player from each of the ranked teams who will have a big say in how things go for their program this season. 1. Alabama — Bo Scarbrough If you want to know anything about the running back’s importance to the Crimson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Football: What does the injury to Joe Burrow mean?

The Ohio State Football team is no stranger to quarterback injuries. Most notably, in 2014, the team went through a trio of quarterbacks in a single season, losing Braxton Miller before the year and having J.T. Barrett go down in the season finale against Michigan before turning to Cardale Jones, who would go on to win them the National Championship. This year, however, while they...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

How will Kevin Wilson change Ohio State’s offense this season?

Wilson’s mix of tempo and standard sets differs from recent Buckeye offenses. “While Wilson is used to calling plays at tempo and distributing widely, how will he do so with the zone/power-read schemes that have defined Ohio State?” - Ian Boyd, SBNation In this wonderfully data-rich article, Boyd outlines a pretty convincing case for how Wilson will change the Buckeyes’...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
12 hours ago

Former Michigan TE Jake Butt Gets Ohio State Haircut For Rookie Hazing

You can bet that Jake Butt had to endure a lot of bullying in his childhood. With a name that is the favorite taboo word of most children, he probably heard all of it growing up. Suffice it say, he’s probably hard to embarrass, but this should do the trick. One of the parts of NFL rookie hazing that remain is haircut day. Veteran players give the young bloods crazy, stupid haircuts...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 hours ago

Ohio State basketball forward Andre Wesson receiving treatment for medical issue

It’s still unclear how much time the forward will be out. The Ohio State basketball team may be without one of their rising stars, as sophomore forward Andre Wesson has spent the summer receiving treatment for a medical issue. In an article by The Lantern, a spokesman for Ohio State said to the paper that “additional testing will be conducted in the coming weeks” and that...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
16 hours ago

Tactical shifts on the Ohio State defensive line should bring more sacks

Could a wider alignment and an inexperienced secondary mean more sacks in 2017? With veterans Tyquan Lewis, Sam Hubbard, and Jalyn Holmes leading at end, and younger guys like Dre’Mont Jones, Nick Bosa, Jonathon Cooper, and Chase Young adding depth and playmaking ability, it’s easy to see why national writers expect Ohio State’s defensive line to be one of the country’s best...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
16 hours ago

Ohio State alum Jeff Heuerman gave Jake Butt the ultimate rookie haircut

This is just beautiful. The rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan is so deeply ingrained in Buckeye Nation, that once former Buckeye players head to the NFL, they can have a tough time putting those feelings aside to work alongside one -- but they do. That is, until it’s time for a little rookie hazing, by way of a haircut... Former Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman had to...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
17 hours ago

Top 10 Big Ten players: Ohio State, Penn State dominate conference

Few conferences sport better talent than the B1G. The Big Ten returns this year as one of college football’s premier conferences. It’s stock full of some of the most talented players in the country, not to mention future NFL stars. Last season saw the likes of Desmond King, Jabrill Peppers, and Malik Hooker – just to name a few – dominate the Big Ten and become faces of...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
19 hours ago

Ohio State Football: Joe Burrow Breaks Bone In Throwing Hand

Joe Burrow will miss the start of the Ohio State football season. According to a report from Eleven Warriors, the redshirt sophomore will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a broken bone in his throwing hand. Burrow, a former four-star recruit, was fighting to be the team’s primary backup quarterback. Now that Burrow will be out for the foreseeable future, backup duties...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 hours ago

Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow out after undergoing hand surgery

The QB competition just got a little lighter. Ohio State is down a quarterback before the 2017 season even kicks off. Sophomore QB Joe Burrow is out indefinitely after undergoing hand surgery on Tuesday. The young Buckeye broke a bone in his throwing hand on Monday during practice, but might be able to make it back to the field by midseason. Burrow was in competition with Dwayne...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
21 hours ago

Dick Vitale Makes Prediction For OSU/Michigan Game That You Will Like

College Basketball analyst Dick Vitale gave the following predictions for Ohio State and Michigan’s seasons:
Via Diehardsport
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nation’s Top Athlete Sets Visit Date For Michigan

Talanoa Hufanga, 247sports’ No. 14 prospect and No. 1 athlete in the 2018 class, will be in Ann Arbor for an official visit for Michigan’s tussle with Ohio State, Brandon Brown reports: A Corvallis, Oregon native, Hufanga is considering Notre Dame, Utah, Oregon, Alabama, Washington, USC, Michigan, Oregon State, UCLA and Nebraska.
Via Diehardsport
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Ohio State Player Gives Jake Butt Buckeyes Themed Haircut

Broncos rookie TE Jake Butt got a new haircut from teammate and former Buckeye Jeff Heuerman:
Via Diehardsport
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State tight end commit picks up 5-star rating

247sports issued elite TE Ruckert the highest star rating available. 247sports issues TE Ruckert a 5-star rating On Monday, Rivals released an updated ranking list for the class of 2018 prospects. On that list, tight end Jeremy Ruckert (Lindenhurst, NY/Lindenhurst) showed up as a four-star TE, and was ranked No. 83 overall. On Tuesday, 247sports did a reevaluation of the prospect...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
1 day ago

Ohio State’s Nick Bosa looking to live up to expectations with new moves

After getting some advice from his brother and being fully healthy, Nick Bosa is primed for an impressive season. “I remember last year, he didn't really practice much at the tempo that he needed to do to get him ready because of the ACL injury he suffered in high school. He's ridiculous right now. That name is very good right now. Need some more Bosas.” - Urban Meyer via Bill...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
1 day ago

Saints, Chargers Week 2 preseason game filled with former Ohio State talent

Plus, rookie CB Marshon Lattimore made his NFL debut. We are officially less than a week and a half away from the start of the Ohio State football season, but while we still have to wait until August 31st to see the 2017 edition of the Scarlet and Gray, we can at least see some of Buckeye Nation’s finest alums prepare for the NFL regular season. Week 2 of the preseason thankfully...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
1 day ago

Watch Tracy Sprinkle’s family learn that he’ll be a captain of the Ohio State football team

It’s one thing to play for the Buckeyes. It’s another to be named a leader. Last year, we brought you the video of running back coach Tony Alford calling the parents of Mike Weber, telling them that their son was becoming a starter at Ohio State. On Monday night, another coach made a phone call home. This time around, it was assistant head coach/defensive line coach Larry...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
1 day ago

Ohio State basketball recruiting continues to roll

Chris Holtmann has the Buckeye basketball program in good position to land multiple blue-chip talents. If Ohio State’s new basketball coach, Chris Holtmann, has proven one thing since his arrival, it's that he knows how to recruit. This comes as a breath of fresh air for Buckeye Nation as the program’s last few recruiting classes struggled to meet expectations. After bringing...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
2 days ago

BYU women’s soccer: No. 8 Cougars battle Ohio State to a scoreless tie<br>

Provo • It wasn’t the way the BYU women’s soccer team wanted its first gameat renovated South Field to go, but it probably wasn’t the worst thingthat will happen to coach Jennifer Rockwood’s young squad this season,either. The No. 8 Cougars (0-1-1) and unranked Ohio State (1-1-0) battled to a scoreless tie in front of 2,678 fans on the new turf that reigning WCC Defender...
Via Jazz Notes
2 days ago

Ohio State football names team captains

J.T. Barrett gets the captain honors again, becoming OSU’s first ever 3x captain. Ohio State football is just around the corner. While some position battles are still taking place, the captains for the 2017 Ohio State football team have been named. The OSU football Twitter page put up the graphic of the nine captains. Quarterback J.T. Barrett became a captain for the third time...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
2 days ago

Graphic Perfectly Trolls Ohio State From The Eclipse

The Eclipse took place on Monday and many Michigan fans were a fan of the 31-0 graphic we shared to our Instagram page: A post shared by Diehard Sport (@diehardsport) on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:53pm PDT
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

At Ohio State, there are a lot of options to lead the team in sacks

From fifth-year senior Tyquan Lewis all the way to true sophomore Nick Bosa, the defensive line is loaded with pass rushers. “What I keep coming back to, though, is Lewis’ knack for finding the passer. More importantly, he might be even more skilled at finishing the play once he gets there.” -Ryan Ginn, Land of 10 The power and depth of the Ohio State defensive line is...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
2 days ago

The last U.S. total solar eclipse in 1979 brought good things to Ohio State football. Can 2017 do the same?

The year was 1979, a year that saw the Buckeyes bounce back from a bowl loss to Clemson by going undefeated in the regular season—and advancing to a Rose Bowl. The time has come: a total solar eclipse has made it’s way to THE continental United States of America. The last time this happened, it was in The Year of our Lord 1979. Wild times those were—I wasn’t alive back then...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
2 days ago

Ohio State opens the season ranked No. 2 in the AP poll

Alabama collects a vast majority of first-place votes. Today, the Associated Press released their official preseason College Football Top-25 poll, and it sees the Ohio State Buckeyes coming in at No. 2, behind only the Alabama Crimson Tide. ‘Bama collected 1,513 points compared to OSU’s 1,414. Rounding out the Top-5 are Florida State, USC and Clemson. Alabama earned the vast...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
2 days ago

Ohio State among leaders for top 2019 prospects

A pair of standout juniors are still considering playing for the Buckeyes. Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff seem to always have the Buckeyes fighting for a title. Recruits from across the country have definitely taken notice of what’s going on in Columbus. Almost every day, it seems at least one recruit names OSU among his leaders. This weekend was no different. ...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
3 days ago
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