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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Ohio State Buckeyes will host hte Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday in a match-up of two Big Ten schools. No. 16 Ohio State (6-1) will look to remain unbeaten in Big Ten play when they play against Illinois (4-4) on Saturday. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH. The Odds: The Ohio...
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Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett Says That He Will Play On Saturday Despite Sprained MCL

Good news, Buckeyes fans: Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is going to play on Saturday against Illinois. The star signal caller reportedly has a sprained MCL, and he has been limited in practice this week. However, Barrett told reporters today that he plans on playing this weekend. When I asked JT Barrett if he plans to play Saturday he said “That is correct.” — Tim May...
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Buckeyes not thrilled at No. 16 on playoff list

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Ohio State Buckeyes aren't exactly huge fans of the College Football Playoff rankings. Still, they aren't surprised that they have their work cut out for them to make it into the college sport's first playoff. The Buckeyes (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) , ranked 13th in the coaches and The Associated Press media polls, were 16th on the initial list of the...
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Ohio State’s two-deep depth chart vs. Illinois

Just one change this week and it’s at the running back position. With the departure of senior Rod Smith, sophomore Ezekiel Elliott is the starter in bold for the first time all season. Previously, there was an “OR” between Elliott, Curtis Samuel and Smith. Sophomore Warren Ball is now listed […]
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TBDBITL Report: A Trip to Cleveland

The Ohio State football team pulled off a narrow victory over Penn State last week and playing in front of a hostile PSU crowd most likely played a role in the team struggling at times. In such a harsh road environment, the team needed any bit of support they could get from the Buckeye faithful. While the OSU fans who did attend the game provided as much support as they could, it...
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Ohio State and Urban Meyer Have A Lot to Prove Against Michigan State

The Ohio State Buckeyes enjoyed their fourth straight victory with at least 50 points and 500 yards of total offense against Rutgers two weeks ago. After the win at Penn State, they now sit at 6-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play — technically tied for first place in the West Division of the Big Ten Conference. And who is the team tied with them? You guessed it — Michigan...
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Rod Smith is an ex-Ohio State running back, dismissed from team.

Rod Smith is an ex-Buckeye. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the now-former Ohio State running back has been dismissed from the team after allegedly failing a drug test. This has yet to be formally announced by the school.Snith had 24 carries for 101 yards during the 2014 season,  with four touchdowns.(via The Columbus Dispatch. HT: Land-Grant Holy Land)
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Reports: Ohio State RB Rod Smith dismissed from team

On Monday night reported that sources were telling them senior running back Rod Smith was being dismissed from the Buckeyes team following a violation of team rules. On Tuesday morning, is reporting the same information. It’s interesting because just a few weeks ago, Smith was being singled out for praise by Meyer — who showcased Smith’s play...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Buckeyes look back at Penn State, ahead to Illinois

Ohio State’s preparation for its eighth game of the season began Monday with the typical press conferences at the Woody Hayes Athletics Center. Coach Urban Meyer was asked about the release of the first College Football Playoff standings (to be released Tuesday night) and said he felt style points will count the same now as they did in the BCS (video). There are bigger concerns...
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Ohio State Silver Bullet Points: 10.28.14

Well, Clair’s on a boat (no, you can’t see the photos!), so you’re stuck with me for a second straight morning. Here’s a little mood music to get you even more excited for Saturday! Buckeye 411 Big Deal Like A Bosa- Joey B was named conference and Athalon defensive player of the week for his game against the Nittany Lions. No word yet on my suggestion, though. We’ll Kneed...
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Ohio State Dismisses Rod Smith

Late Monday night, Eleven Warriors’ Patrick Maks reported that Ohio State senior running back Rod Smith has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.The Ft. Wayne area standout had struggled to meet team expectations off the field during his tenure, but had found a solid niche as a short yardage back and kick returner during his senior season. Smith’s presence...
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Bosa-nova! Ohio State’s Joey Bosa named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Earlier today from the league headquarters in Rosemont, Ill., Ohio State sophomore defensive end Joey Bosa was named the Big Ten Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for his role in the Buckeyes’ 31-24 double overtime win against Penn State on Saturday. Against the Nittany Lions, Bosa registered six tackles […]
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Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett Has Sprained MCL, Will Be Limited In Practice

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was key in the Buckeyes’ double overtime win at Penn State, but he did not come out of the hard-fought game totally unscathed. According to head coach Urban Meyer, Barrett has a sprained MCL, and will be limited in practice this week leading up to Saturday’s game against Illinois. JT Barrett has a sprained MCL and will be limited in practice...
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Ohio State's Defense Delivers in Overtime Win Over Penn State

Ohio State’s winning streak since losing at home to Virginia Tech has been fueled by the offense. This has overshadowed the work being done...
Via Athlon Sports
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Joey Bosa Tells JT Barrett “You’re Welcome, B*tch” After OT win

Joey Bosa was the defensive hero for the Buckeyes and JT Barrett carried offense, together they proved to be key in the double OT victory over Penn State. Afterwards the ‘bros’ showed their appreciation for each other. The post Joey Bosa Tells JT Barrett “You’re Welcome, B*tch” After OT win appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
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Refs Give Ohio State Interception Call That’s Beyond Wrong

I don’t even have to go into details about how wrong this call was in the Ohio State / Penn State game that gave the Buckeyes this “interception”…just watch:
Via Gamedayr
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Penn State fans blew air horns outside Ohio State's hotel?

Ohio State and Penn State don’t kick off until 8:00 PM EST Saturday, and that may be a good thing for the Buckeyes, who might need to take a team nap after Friday night. Two players – Patrick Elflein and Darron Lee – took to Twitter early this morning to accuse Nittany Lions fans of using air horns outside the hotel that Ohio State’s players were staying at. We obviously...
Via College Spun
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Buckeyes Head to Happy Valley

Everything seems to be dropping these days. Undefeated teams fall through the standings, trees shed their leaves, and temperatures dip across Big Ten country. It officially feels like fall, and the Ohio State Buckeyes are deep into the heart of a season of restored hope. This weekend brings what should be the Buckeyes’ stiffest road test to date as they travel to Penn State. While...
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Photo: Get Ready For The Return, Buckeyes, Braxton Miller’s Rehab Process Appears To Be Going Well

Get ready for The Return, Ohio State fans.  Braxton Miller, who was forced to miss the 2014 season when he re-injured his shoulder this past summer, has his eyes set on the 2015 campaign. Miller, who underwent surgery on his torn labrum in late August, will graduate this December and is set on attending graduate school and playing for the Buckeyes next fall.  Since his surgery...
Via College Spun
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Greg Oden Playing Pickup Basketball At Ohio State Student Rec Center

  Greg Oden still has a pending felony battery charge hanging over his head (trial starts November 19), but that hasn’t stopped the...
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Video: ‘Championships Are Won On Tuesdays In August,’ Ohio State Football Says In This Cool Fall Camp Highlight Video

Kerry Coombs, Ohio State’s Tasmanian Devil-type cornerbacks and special teams coach, is yelling.  “Championships are not won on Saturdays in November,” he screams. “Championships are won on Tuesdays in August, on Period 9, on Period 10, when you bust your (expletive) and finish a drill. When you run to the ball. Today is our day! Today is our day! Buckeyes win a championship...
Via College Spun
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Coaching staff is merry as Ohio State gets pledges from Baker and Berry

The Buckeye recruiting machine continues to fire on all cylinders as Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer has secured two verbal commitments in the last 24 hours as Jerome Baker and Rashod Berry both pledged their allegiance to Buckeye Nation. Last night at exactly 8:35 p.m. ET, Baker flipped […]
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Video: Ohio State Marching Band kills it with ode to Classic Rock

While dismantling Rutgers on the field Saturday afternoon, The Ohio State Marching Band did their part in their tribute to the history of Classic Rock. Check out the video above for their nine-minute, guitar smashing homage to an era largely encapsulated by the 1970s and long, amazing hairstyles. You might as well Jump! The post Video: Ohio State Marching Band kills it with ode to...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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