World may be ending, but the NFL is back, baby!

Sports 11/28/18, 12:01

Michigan exited the national championship picture with an embarrassing thud, but coach Jim Harbaugh isn't going anywhere.AP college football writer Ralph Russo tells PodcastOne Sports Now that Harbaugh's job is safe, despite the rout at Ohio State. But Russo wonders how he'll close the gap on Buckeye coach Urban Meyer, ...

Haskins steps forward as a leader as Buckeyes hit stride

Sports 11/28/18, 10:28

Dwayne Haskins Jr. has been throwing touchdown passes and impressing NFL scouts all season, but Ohio State coach Urban Meyer thinks his quarterback became a fully legitimate leader once he showed he was willing to run the ball.That didn't happen until two weeks ago in the narrow overtime win over ...

Is Urban Meyer still having fun coaching Ohio State?

Sports 11/21/18, 01:14

Urban Meyer doesn't seem to be having much fun these days.The Ohio State coach is not demonstrably mirthful, of course, at least not when it comes to his job."It's not like me to be the Joe Positive guy," he acknowledged the other day. "I'm usually the opposite."But the 54-year-old Meyer's ...

Top 25 Takeaways: Can Urban Meyer endure at Ohio State?

Football 11/17/18, 21:21

As nerve-racking as it must have been for Ohio State fans to watch the wild, back-and-forth overtime victory against Maryland , it has become just as uncomfortable to watch coach Urban Meyer endure his team's games.The countless camera shots of Meyer bent over, hands on knees and head down, are ...

Meyer, No. 9 Ohio State seeking consistency vs Maryland

Football 11/16/18, 16:05

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer hates having to defend the performance of his ninth-ranked Buckeyes, who still have a shot at winning the Big Ten and the national championship heading into Saturday's game at Maryland.Meyer bristles at those who claim this team has underachieved. Yet, he understands that this is ...

Win over Michigan St a step forward for Buckeyes’ defense

Football 11/11/18, 16:22

The ball was loose in the end zone only briefly before Dre'Mont Jones recovered it, giving Ohio State a touchdown that turned the game in the Buckeyes' favor for good.Ohio State beat Michigan State 26-6 on Saturday with the type of defensive performance that's been all too rare for the ...

No. 8 Buckeyes face another test from No. 24 Michigan State

Football 11/09/18, 04:21

If all goes according to form, Ohio State would face Michigan on the last Saturday of the month, with a division title in the balance.Before that, though, the Buckeyes have other challenges.This week, it's Michigan State that stands in the way, and although Ohio State routed the Spartans 48-3 a ...

Nebraska’s confidence high for No. 8 Ohio State

Football 11/02/18, 12:36

The bye week has been quite unpleasant for Ohio State.After a collapse against unranked Purdue on Oct. 20 that further exposed weaknesses in the defense and running game, the Buckeyes spent the off week stewing in the loss and trying to fix the problems enough to still try make a ...

Additions make OVC high school football strong again

Football 10/30/18, 00:28

Ohio Valley Conference high school football appears to be back.Downtrodden overall for several years, the OVC sends four of its eight teams — Fairland, Gallia Academy, Ironton and Portsmouth — to the playoffs this week. The addition of Gallia Academy, which won the league outright Friday night with a 44-0 ...

Coach Urban Meyer says he’ll be back at Ohio State next year

Football 10/29/18, 13:46

Urban Meyer says he will be back coaching at Ohio State next season.Meyer, who was suspended for three games to start the season and has been slowed by headaches caused by a cyst, was addressing speculation around the college football world that he could retire after the season.Asked Monday to ...

Ohio State using bye week to fix some glaring problems

Football 10/24/18, 16:21

A month ago, quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. was breaking school records and Ohio State was threatening to run the table and cruise into the College Football Playoff.During Saturday's rout by unranked Purdue, however, problems that have nagged the No. 11 Buckeyes for weeks came home to roost: Their running backs ...

Fired Ohio St assistant Smith pleads guilty to lesser charge

Football 10/24/18, 15:56

Fired Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct and an Ohio court issued a three-year protective order that keeps him away from his ex-wife.Smith had been facing a criminal trespass charge stemming from a May dispute. According to Delaware Municipal ...

No. 2 Buckeyes still seeking improvement on trip to Purdue

Football 10/19/18, 04:14

Jeff Brohm sees all sorts of challenges in No. 2 Ohio State.Purdue's coach knows the Buckeyes are big and strong, capable of scoring dozens of points and of making life miserable for opponents.Urban Meyer views his team quite differently. No, he won't quibble with the impressive wins or the undefeated ...

Some starters returning to banged-up Ohio State defense

Football 10/15/18, 15:07

No. 2 Ohio State expects to get back a couple of starters on a banged-up defense that has shown a weakness for giving up big plays all season.Despite their 30-14 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, the Buckeyes — who moved up a spot in the AP Top 25 — looked ...

No. 3 Ohio State’s defensive lapses making Meyer anxious

Football 10/08/18, 04:07

Another flurry of pretty touchdown passes by Dwayne Haskins overshadowed No. 3 Ohio State's defensive lapses.The state of the defense is causing anxiety for Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, who said Ohio State needs to get the problems cleaned up if they hope to sustain a march to the College Football ...

Ohio State tries to avoid letdown as schedule gets softer

Football 10/05/18, 10:03

Ohio State staff and players are still baffled by the stunning loss at Iowa last season. Rolling along after a pressure-cooker win over Penn State the week before, the No. 3 Buckeyes became mistake-prone and were outplayed by the unranked Hawkeyes, who were three-touchdown underdogs.That debacle ended up keeping Ohio ...

No. 4 Ohio State, No. 9 Penn State to light up Happy Valley

Sports 09/28/18, 13:03

When Ohio State plays at Penn State, Happy Valley glows.For the third straight meeting between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium, the game will be played at night and Penn State is going into whiteout mode — 107,000 fans, pretty much all of them dressed in white, waving ...

No. 4 Ohio State routs Tulane in Meyer’s return to sideline

Football 09/22/18, 19:10

Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw for 304 yards and five touchdowns in the first half and No. 4 Ohio State routed Tulane 49-6 on Saturday to mark coach Urban Meyer's return to the sideline following a three-game suspension.Haskins was nearly flawless, completing his first nine passes on the way to a ...

Big Ten title hopes take hit with out-of-conference losses

Football 09/20/18, 10:49

Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven't been particularly good for the Big Ten.Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State on ...

Ohio State’s Meyer moves toward repairing scandal damage

Sports 09/17/18, 16:49

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as "a window in time I made an error."

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