OHIO STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dylan Thompson ruled ineligible for 2017

The Buckeyes’ defensive line took a hit today when Urban Meyer ruled redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dylan Thompson academically ineligible at Big Ten Media Days, per Bleacher Report’s Ben Axelrod. Thompson sat out the 2014 season with a knee injury and red-shirted last year. Since Joey Bosa and Adolphus Washington left early to the NFL Draft last season, the Buckeyes hoped Thompson...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State DT Dylan Thompson ruled ineligible for 2016 season

Meyer notes that the reason behind the suspension was academic related. Another setback has hit Ohio State defensive tackle Dylan Thompson. Thompson, who was redshirted in the 2014 season with a knee injury, has been declared academically ineligible for the 2016 season. With the Buckeyes returning only three starters on defense, the 6’5, 275-pounder would’ve been in the mix...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
2 hours ago

Urban Meyer Announces Ohio State DL Dylan Thompson Is Ineligible This Fall

One of Ohio State’s defensive linemen will be ineligible this fall, Urban Meyer announced today.  Dylan Thompson, a sophomore defensive lineman, is ineligible to play due to academics.  The 6-foot-5, 275-pound defensive lineman was a member of Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class.  Urban Meyer said reserve DL Dylan Thompson is academically ineligible for fall. — Tim May ...
Via College Spun
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Terrelle Pryor's 5-year ban from Ohio State is over

The former Buckeye quarterback is no longer banned from the program. "It's over, it's great. He'd be welcomed back with open arms. He's a grown man now." - Gene Smith via Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland.com After five long years, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is no longer banned from the program. Due to his involvement in the 2011 NCAA sanctions put on the Buckeyes...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
3 hours ago

Ohio State ‘probably’ going to start true freshman Michael Jordan

While NBA star Michael Jordan is set to be the Michigan Wolverines’ honorary captain for the team’s 2016 season-opener, another Michael Jordan could be on the field and suited up for the Big Ten rival Ohio State Buckeyes. During Big Ten Media Days on Tuesday, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer discussed the outlook of his team when he said Jordan, a four-star recruit, could start...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State 2016 Preview: Five Breakout Players

Talented Ohio State football players will now get their opportunities to shine. One of the most overused phrases in college football is this team does not rebuild, it reloads. I am guilty of using this description. The truth is programs like Ohio State actually do rebuild. We just don’t see the process because most of […] Ohio State 2016 Preview: Five Breakout Players - Scarlet...
Via Scarlet and Game
9 hours ago

Harbaugh Fires Back At OSU Reporter During Big Ten Media Day

Jim Harbaugh wasn’t having any of this Ohio State reporter’s question regarding apologizing to Ohio State AD Gene Smith, Kirby Smart or Nick Saban for his tweets. The post Harbaugh Fires Back At OSU Reporter During Big Ten Media Day appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

4-star WR has Ohio State in his top 3

Buckeyes look to get another marquee recruit. This time, it’s in their 2018 class. Florida athlete has Ohio State in top 3 Jermaine Eskridge (Tampa, FL / Jefferson) was unable to attend Friday Night Lights this past weekend, but the Buckeyes are still in good company with the four-star athlete. Eskridge has narrowed his decision down to three schools: Ohio State, Alabama and...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
15 hours ago

Ohio State’s Big Recruiting Weekend & A Look Forward

As expected, Ohio State had a huge recruiting weekend after its annual Friday Night Lights camp. Commitments from Chase Young and Amir Riep add to an already impressive class for 2017, and Brian Snead got things started in the same direction for the 2018 class. Let’s see how these commitments impact the Buckeyes’ future recruiting plans and evaluate what we learned from Friday...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Script Ohio: What Does Bri’onte Dunn’s Dismissal Means for Ohio State?

Ohio State got some unwelcomed news this past week as running back Bri’onte Dunn was dismissed from the team with allegations of domestic violence surrounding the decision. Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford examine Urban Meyer’s decision, and look at what it means for the Buckeyes at the running back position. The post Script Ohio: What Does Bri’onte Dunn’s Dismissal Means for...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State has epic Friday Night Lights weekend

The Buckeyes had a weekend for the books. While you were setting up plans for the weekend, Urban Meyer and crew had their hands full with dozens of top prospects during their annual Friday Night Lights camp. If you took more than a few minutes to eat a cheeseburger or take a sip of lemonade you might have missed Ohio State once again dominating the recruiting trail. Don’t worry...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
1 day ago

Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights camp impresses top recruits

Get an inside look of Friday Night Lights from the recruits themselves. After the camp’s recent success, when you think of Friday Night Lights on the campus of Ohio State, the long list of elite talent on hand might be the first thing that comes to mind. This year proved no different. While names like Tyjon Lindsey, Emory Jones, and others headlined the list of recruits on hand...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
2 days ago

Watch Urban Meyer’s Son, Nate, Participate In Ohio State’s “Friday Night Lights” Recruiting Showcase

Urban Meyer might be coaching his son at Ohio State in a couple of years.  The three-time national champion head coach’s son, Nate Meyer, is a wide receiver/defensive back recruit in the 2018 class.  Ohio State held its annual “Friday Night Lights” recruiting showcase at Ohio Stadium on Friday and Nate Meyer participated. He appears to have held his own quite well.  J.T...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: J.T. Barrett Is Ready For The Season To Get Here

Ohio State’s football program held its annual photoshoot day today.  Various Buckeye players posed in their uniforms and made some videos for the in-house video boards at Ohio Stadium.  The best video?  It has to be the one featuring OSU’s quarterback, J.T. Barrett.  When you realize there’s 16 days left till fall camp https://t.co/pW2mnwFgBe — Ohio State Football (...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State throws pool party at Urban Meyer's house

Urban Meyer’s house was crowded Wednesday night.  The Ohio State coach and his wife Shelley hosted the 2016 Buckeye football team at their Dublin, Ohio home.  Some photos of the evening were shared on Twitter.  Great having the players over at my house tonight. Great food, fun, and fellowship. Go Bucks! pic.twitter.com/GdzvkyOl7q — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 20...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Ohio State RB gave girlfriend a black eye

Bri’onte Dunn was dismissed from Ohio State’s football program on Monday for a violation of team rules. Though Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer did not specify the violation, a report says Dunn was kicked off the team for allegedly beating up his girlfriend. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Dunn, 23, was involved in an altercation Sunday that led his girlfriend to call 911...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Football: Who replaces Darron Lee?

Ohio State football always has playmakers on defense.  In the Big Ten, it is essential to have a stout front seven.  One of the most heated position battles this year is at walkout linebacker.  This is a crucial position in the Bucks defense. The last two seasons it was occupied by New York Jet Darron Lee.  Lee was a stud and was seen making plays all over the field.  A player...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thad Matta says Ohio State basketball transfers 'got rid of problems'

Ohio State is known as a football school, but men’s basketball coach Thad Matta has built a perennial contender in Columbus. Last season, however, the Buckeyes took a step back with 21-14 record and a second-round NIT exit. Things went from bad to worse as an exodus of highly touted freshmen then transferred. In total, four players (all freshmen) left Columbus. Center Daniel...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tate Martell believes Ohio State could have historic 2017 recruiting class

The Ohio State Buckeyes football program already has one of the top recruiting classes in the nation for 2017, but star quarterback Tate Martell believes this is only the beginning. Earlier this week, the four-star signal-caller — who is currently one of ten four-star recruits, to go along with three five-star players, in the Class of 2017 for Ohio State — took to Twitter to...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State fans fill Urban Meyer’s yard with happy birthday signs

Urban Meyer is 50-4 since starting as head coach at Ohio State. 50-4! That includes a 31-1 record in the Big Ten. Some Ohio State fans showed their appreciation this weekend with these awesome happy birthday signs….. Courtesy of some great fans and COLUMBUS YARD GREETINGS. Thank you!! Looks awesome! @OSUCoachMeyer pic.twitter.com/ZBgZJYRDBO — Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) July...
Via The Student Section
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach McGuff Adds Assistant Carrie Banks to Ohio State Women’s Basketball Staff

Ohio State Women’s basketball head coach Kevin McGuff is trying to replace two assistants and has hit a home-run with the latest addition in Carrie Banks. The former Northwestern assistant brings a certain flare to the staff that will more than make up for the exit of Joy Cheeks. Her experience as a coach will add to the stables and she has coached at just about all levels of the...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State releases 2016-17 Wrestling Schedule

Head Coach Tom Ryan and his grappling Buckeyes have embraced the challenge of being a contender in the most grueling conference in any collegiate sport. That wont change next season, as the Buckeyes prepare for another high-level season in the Big Ten Conference and against familiar non-conference foes. Ryan announced the complete schedule on Thursday. The Buckeyes feature six starters...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
23 days ago  |  Discuss

JT Barrett gets Ohio State fans pumped up with Instagram post

J.T. Barrett has dubbed Ohio State’s 2016 college football season the “Year of the Wolves.”  This is meant to reflect the Buckeyes’ mentality heading into the fall. OSU had a (relatively) disappointing season last fall and it hunting for redemption this season.  Barrett’s latest Instagram post symbolizes just that.  We point out the weak. Then we hunt...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Profile shows depth of head injuries suffered by former Ohio State athlete Kosta Karageorge

Ohio State wrestler and football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead in a dumpster back in November of 2014. It was a loss that shocked a community, and helped bring attention to the issue of head trauma in football. In a New York Times profile by Tim Rohan, he details the upbringing of Karageorge, as well as his urge to never want to miss a game or a wrestling meet because...
Via The Comeback
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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