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No. 10 Ohio State hopes to rebound vs. Nebraska

No. 10 Ohio State hopes to rebound vs. Nebraska

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When foot meets ball on Saturday in Ohio Stadium, almost everyone expects No. 10 Ohio State to come out and play angrily after what happened in its last game. That includes Nebraska, which visits the Horseshoe (noon ET, FOX) as Ohio State's first opponent since its 49-20 loss at Purdue on Oct. 20. "I foresee their team coming out and playing with their hair on fire at the beginning," Nebraska coach Scott Frost said. "We need to able to withstand that initial surge and play well at the beginning." Ohio State coaches spent the bye week analyzing what went wrong in West Lafayette and worked diligently in practice on fixing the issues. The weaknesses are glaringly obvious -- red zone inefficiency, the lack of a consistent running game on offense, penalties, and giving u...
Watch: Juwan Johnson pulls off insane one-handed catch vs. Ohio State

Watch: Juwan Johnson pulls off insane one-handed catch vs. Ohio State

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Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Penn State wide receiver Juwan Johnson needed just one hand to grab one of the best catches of the night during the Nittany Lions' loss to Ohio State. The spectacular snare came in the first quarter of Ohio State's 27-26 win on Saturday at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa. The Nittany Lions had the ball on the Ohio State 48-yard-line for a 1st and 10 during the sequence. Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley called for the snap with about 7:20 remaining in the quarter. He eyed his receiving options before deciding to loft a pass down the left flank. The pass dropped out of the sky at about the 20-yard-line, where the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Johnson turned his body and elevated over 6-foot, 195-pound Buckeyes cornerback Damon Arnette. Johnson was able to stab the ball wi...
Urban Meyer apologizes to ex-wife of former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith

Urban Meyer apologizes to ex-wife of former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith

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Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer did Friday evening what he was criticized for failing to do at a Wednesday news conference announcing his three-game suspension: apologize to Courtney Smith. The national media chastised Meyer over the past two days for what seemed to be a lack of empathy for the ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, and he issued a two-paragraph statement on Twitter with the aid of Ohio State's athletics communications office to try to make amends. Meyer was suspended by the university after a two-week investigation for his mishandling of domestic abuse allegations against Zach Smith. In his Friday apology posted on Twitter, he said he was sorry to all women, men and families impacted by abuse. "Let me say here and now what I should have sai...
Ohio State investigation of Urban Meyer, football program to end Sunday

Ohio State investigation of Urban Meyer, football program to end Sunday

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Ohio State officials announced on Friday evening that its investigation involving the Buckeyes' football program and head coach Urban Meyer will be completed on Sunday as planned. The investigators will share their findings with the university's Board of Trustees in an executive session next week. Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave on Aug. 1 after the ex-wife of former assistant coach Zach Smith accused Meyer of mishandling domestic assault allegations she made against Smith. Ohio State appointed the special working group to review the allegations on Aug. 5 and said the investigation would be completed in two weeks. University president Michael Drake and the Board of Trustees will determine what action is needed after hearing the results of the investigation. The universi...