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Ohio State Buckeyes LB Jerome Baker opts to enter 2018 NFL Draft

Ohio State Buckeyes LB Jerome Baker opts to enter 2018 NFL Draft

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Ohio State junior Jerome Baker, an athletic linebacker with first-round potential, announced Monday he is entering the NFL Draft. NFLDraftScout.com lists him as the top outside linebacker in the junior class with a first- or second-round grade. Baker, however, was a bit disappointing this season, when he made 72 tackles, including eight for loss and three sacks. NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang wrote of Baker: "Quick passes to backs and tight ends are forcing defensive coordinators to find athletic linebackers who can cover with many willing to sacrifice size for speed. Because of this fact, Baker has a chance to earn an early selection. "That said, one shouldn't have to search for linebackers on tape and all too often that has been the case with Baker. No one denies that he posse...
Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor

Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor

Health
In one of their last acts of the year, Ohio lawmakers moved Wednesday to ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome and sent the measure to Republican Gov. John Kasich, who is likely to sign it. Two states, Indiana and North Dakota, already have passed laws like the one that Ohio is advancing, touching off an emotional debate over women's rights, parental love and the relationship between doctor and patient. The Indiana measure, enacted in 2016, has been blocked by a federal judge, who ruled the state has no authority to limit a woman's reasons for ending a pregnancy. An appeal by state officials is pending. The 2013 North Dakota law has not been challenged. The state's sole abortion clinic, in Fargo, says the issue hasn't arisen under its policy of not performing abortions after...
Enough for playoff? Ohio State holds off Wisconsin to win Big Ten title

Enough for playoff? Ohio State holds off Wisconsin to win Big Ten title

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INDIANAPOLIS -- J.T. Barrett was 12 of 26 for 211 yards and two touchdowns, and J.K. Dobbins rushed 17 times for 174 yards as No. 8 Ohio State defeated No. 4 Wisconsin 27-21 on Saturday to claim its 36th Big Ten championship. Ohio State (11-2, 9-1 Big Ten) rushed 42 times for 238 yards despite utilizing only three ball carriers, and snapped Wisconsin's 13-game winning streak -- the longest active run in the nation. Wisconsin (12-1, 9-1) managed only 60 yards on 32 carries after averaging 243.3 yards per game through its first 12 contests. Freshman running back Jonathan Taylor, the conference's leading rusher at 150.5 yards per game, was held to 41 yards on 15 attempts. Ohio State averaged 5.7 yards per carry to Wisconsin's 1.9. The Badgers looked unfazed in their first two drives, marching...
No. 13 Ohio State crushes No. 12 Michigan State

No. 13 Ohio State crushes No. 12 Michigan State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 13 Ohio State rebounded in emphatic fashion from a stunning loss a week earlier, rolling to a 48-3 victory over No. 12 Michigan State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes raced to a 35-0 lead midway through the second quarter. After the Buckeyes were humiliated in a 55-24 pounding at Iowa the previous Saturday, they did the same to the Spartans and moved into the driver's seat for the Big Ten East Division title and a berth in the Big Ten Championship Game next month. Mike Weber broke long runs of 47 yards and 82 yards for touchdowns, and J.T. Barrett ran for a touchdown and threw for one in a dominant opening half that ended with the Buckeyes (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) up 35-3. Ohio State continued to pile on points in the second half. Barrett threw a 48-yard touchdown ...