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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 hours ago

Watch Urban Meyer's son tear up a high school recruiting event

Whether it's at Florida or Ohio State, Urban Meyer has always been known as a monster recruiter, and the 2017 cycle is no different. The Buckeyes already have 16 kids committed for next year's recruiting class, which currently puts them at No. 1 overall according to 247sports.com.So yeah, the rich are only going to continue to get richer, but at a high school recruiting combine at...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ezekiel Elliott’s father gets part-time role on Ohio State staff

Ezekiel Elliott was a star running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes before joining the Dallas Cowboys earlier this year as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. But while the running back is now off in the pros, there will still be a member of the Elliott family helping out the Buckeyes. Elliott’s father, Stacy Elliott, has never been shy about his support of Ohio State...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Catching up with Ohio State baseball's 2016 draftees

Six Buckeyes were selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft and have embarked on their pro careers. How are they doing so far? The deadline for drafted players with amateur eligibility remaining to sign a pro contract was July 15th, but that date meant little to the six Ohio State players who were selected in 2016. All six had agreed to terms far in advance of that day, and...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
9 hours ago

Ohio State Football: “Friday Night Lights 2016” a huge success

Ohio State football has begun a new tradition under head coach Urban Meyer.  Meyer started it when he was at the University of Florida.  It is called “Friday Night Lights,” a camp that is designed to stack up the competition among Buckeye potential recruits.  It’s a different feel than other recruiting camps, it’s open to the public.  It’s also at night, and in Ohio...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Football: Friday Night Lights A Huge Success

It was a great night for Ohio State football. The stars were on display in The Horseshoe last night. Players already committed to play football at Ohio State, future prospects and top 2017 recruits who coach Urban Meyer and his staff have targeted. Two of those recruits are no longer targets, they committed to play […] Ohio State Football: Friday Night Lights A Huge Success - Scarlet...
Via Scarlet and Game
1 day ago

Amir Riep becomes commitment #16 for Class of 2017

The Buckeyes gained their 16th commitment of the class of 2017 today when Amir Riep of Colerain High School (Cincinnati, Ohio) verbally gave his pledge on his birthday. Riep is the third defensive back to commit in this class, and he, Shaun Wade, and Marcus Williamson make up a trio of four-star recruits to join the Buckeyes’ impressive 2017 recruiting class. He’s the third...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
1 day ago  |  Discuss

4-star Cincinnati CB Amir Riep commits to Ohio State

Boom! It’s official. Making the announcement at his high school moments ago, Ohio's top 2017 cornerback is heading to Columbus. Amir Riep (Cincinnati, OH/Colerain) was first offered by Ohio State back in January following his junior day visit on the 31st. Since then, Amir has been a hot commodity that Urban Meyer has wanted to keep at home while other perennial college powers...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
1 day ago

5-Star DE Chase Young commits to Ohio State at ‘Friday Night Lights’ camp

The Ohio State Buckeyes have added another top talent from the Class of 2017, as five-star defensive end Chase Young announced his commitment to the program Friday night at Ohio State’s “Friday Night Lights” camp. The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder made his announcement on Twitter after attending the event. I am 100% committed to hio state Buckeyes. Thank you to all who supported me...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2018 4-star RB Brian Snead commits to Ohio State

BOOOOOOM! One of the best stretches of recruiting in recent modern college football history seemingly keeps getting better. On the heels of landing the pledge of a four-star mega-defensive end from the Maryland area, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State recruiting think tank went one step further and added a top running back from the 2018 class. In Brian Snead, OSU is getting a four-star...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
1 day ago

4-star DE Chase Young commits to Ohio State

BOOOOOOM! In what had seemed like the most low key Friday Night Lights recruiting camp of Urban Meyer’s Ohio State tenure, the Buckeyes turned a slow burn into a boom. Tapping into the talent rich DeMatha Catholic pipeline from Hyattsville, MD, the Buckeyes received the coveted pledge of four-star defensive end Chase Young. At 6'5, 225 pounds and checking in as the third best...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
1 day ago

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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Smith Praises Urban Meyer’s Leadership In Instagram Interview

In his final season at Ohio State, Troy Smith led the Buckeyes to a 12-1 finish, losing only to Urban Meyer’s Florida Gators in the national championship in 2006. And yet, Smith has nothing but praise for Meyer. Ohio State Football posted on Instagram a brief interview with Smith – the last Ohio State Buckeye to win the Heisman Trophy – discussing the positive impact of Meyer’s...
Via College Spun
5 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Ohio State Adds New ‘Slobs’ Graphic To Offensive Line Room

The Slobs have been added to the tribute wall inside Ohio State’s offensive line meeting room.  Four of the first offensive lineman for Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes’ teams – Taylor Decker, Corey Linsley, Jack Mewhort and Andrew Norwell – are now represented in a cool graphic inside the “Slobs” (the nickname for OSU’s offensive linemen) meeting room.  Check it out: New...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State 4-Star QB Commit Tate Martell Writes Letter About Having To Grow Up

Tate Martell took to Twitter late Wednesday night to pen a letter about what he’s gone through over the last year or so.  The 2017 four-star quarterback committed to Ohio State says he’s had to “grow up.”  Martell, previously committed to Texas A&M, says he’s been paying too much attention to what people have been saying about him.  “I most definitely focused too...
Via College Spun
10 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
12 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
13 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
19 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
24 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

Nicki Meyer is pregnant, going to make Urban Meyer a grandpa

Urban Meyer’s oldest daughter was married earlier this year, and the young woman is already pregnant, meaning the Ohio State coach is going to become a grandpa before long. Urban has three children with wife Shelly — daughters Nicki and Gigi, and son Nate. Nicki, who played volleyball at Georgia Tech and graduated in 2012, is the oldest. She got engaged to former Georgia Tech...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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