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'Amid Withering Criticism,' Urban Meyer Tweets Apology

Suspended Ohio State coach's words directed at Courtney Smith

(Newser) - Amid withering criticism of his failing to more directly address domestic abuse issues at a news conference earlier this week, suspended Ohio State coach Urban Meyer issued an apology Friday to the ex-wife of a former assistant coach who was suspected of abusing her. Meyer, who is serving a three-game... More »

Ohio State Suspends Urban Meyer Without Pay

'I followed my heart and not my head'

(Newser) - Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has been punished, but not by the firing he could have faced for failing to report domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith. Meyer has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the season and has been banned from... More »

'Here Is the Truth': Urban Meyer Responds to Allegations

Sidelined OSU coach gives his side of the story

(Newser) - Urban Meyer is insisting that he properly handled 2015 allegations of domestic violence against one of his assistant coaches at the time, though he acknowledged he was not forthright with reporters when questioned last week about the claims, the AP reports. The assistant Meyer fired, Zach Smith, also spoke up... More »

Urban Meyer Placed on Leave While Allegations Investigated

He may have known about domestic violence accusations involving assistant coach

(Newser) - One of college football's most successful coaches has been placed on paid leave during the investigation of allegations that could result in his firing. Ohio State says it is looking into claims that Urban Meyer was aware in 2015 of domestic violence allegations involving former assistant coach Zach Smith,... More »

Paul Ryan: Allegations Against Rep. Jordan Are 'Serious'

'The university has rightfully initiated a full investigation into the matter,' Ryan says

(Newser) - With political pressure rising, House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke up Friday on the question of whether Jim Jordan knew about sexual abuse by Ohio State University's wrestling-team doctor decades ago, USA Today reports. "These are serious allegations and issues," Ryan says via a spokesman. "The university... More »

Wrestler on Lawmaker's Denial He Knew of Abuse: 'Hurtful'

Rep. Jim Jordan says he didn't know of molestation by Dr. Richard Strauss at Ohio State

(Newser) - The number of Ohio State wrestlers who've come forward to say Rep. Jim Jordan knew about abuse at the hands of their team doctor is rising, despite Jordan's adamant denials. After an initial report on three former wrestlers, NBC News interviews a fourth accuser, Shawn Dailey, who says... More »

83 College Students Accused of Cheating via App

Ohio State University says the students used GroupMe

(Newser) - The ever-evolving miracles of technology are helping students find new and daring ways to cheat. The Ohio State University has charged 83 undergraduates with violating the school's code of student conduct by using a group messaging app to cheat on assignments in a business class last year. The school'... More »

Sex Offender Charged in Ohio State Student's Death

Reagan Tokes' naked body was found near an Ohio park

(Newser) - A convicted sex offender released from prison in November has been charged in the shooting death of a 21-year-old Ohio State University student, the AP reports. Police say 29-year-old Brian Golsby was arrested early Saturday and charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, and aggravated robbery in the slaying of Reagan Tokes.... More »

'We Will Not Let You Sleep' Posted Just Before OSU Attack

'I can’t take it anymore. America!'

(Newser) - The suspect shot dead at Ohio State University Monday is believed to have posted an anti-America rant on Facebook just minutes before attacking fellow students with a car and a knife . "I can't take it anymore. America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah [community],"... More »

Ohio State Attacker IDed as Teen Refugee From Somalia

FBI is investigating

(Newser) - The FBI has joined the investigation into Monday's car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University that left nine people injured and the assailant dead, reports NBC News. The suspect is Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an 18-year-old Somali refugee who attended the school, reports the AP . He reportedly left Somalia in... More »

9 Injured, Suspect Dead in Ohio State Attack

Shelter-in-place warning has been lifted

(Newser) - At least nine people were injured on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus Monday in what was initially labeled an "active shooter" situation, reports the Columbus Dispatch . A suspect is dead, and the school has since sounded the all-clear. "Shelter in Place lifted," reads an... More »

Man Missing for a Decade Might've Never Left This Bar

Security cameras couldn't trace Brian Shaffer, last seen in 2006

(Newser) - Under different circumstances, Brian Shaffer's vanishing act on April Fools' Day 2006 might have been the ultimate prank. That year, the holiday fell on the first Saturday of spring break for students at Ohio State University, where 27-year-old Shaffer was a medical student, and he'd spent it on... More »

How Sports Destroyed a Young Man's Brain

'We raised our son to be a strong man...maybe that was his downfall'

(Newser) - The New York Times has a heartbreaking look at Ohio State wrestler and football player Kosta Karageorge, who killed himself in 2014 after a lifetime of sports-induced anxiety and concussions. Karageorge lived his life to be "manly." He started playing contact sports at 10 and pushed himself to... More »

OSU Students Binge-Drinking Before Fatal Lake Jump: Report

Including 22-year-old student who died after diving into shallow water

(Newser) - Numerous students were drinking heavily for hours before a traditional cold-weather lake jump last year during which an Ohio State University student died, according to newly released police records. The students included victim Austin Singletary, his friends, and many other students among the thousands who attended the jump into Mirror... More »

Ohio State Quarterback Arrested, Suspended

He was allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated

(Newser) - The quarterback for the number-one college football team in the country will miss his next game after he was arrested while allegedly trying to avoid a DUI checkpoint early Saturday, ESPN reports. Ohio State's JT Barrett was cited for misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated near campus and received... More »

Ohio State Band Had Holocaust Parody Song

Wall Street Journal reveals joke song book from a few years ago

(Newser) - Ohio State's marching band may indeed be the "best damn band in the land," as supporters say, but the band is dealing with a mess today after the Wall Street Journal got a look at its book of parody songs. The worst is called "Goodbye Kramer,... More »

Coroner Orders Tests on OSU Player's Brain

Fellow Buckeye says Karageorge didn't report concussions

(Newser) - The Ohio State University player found dead in a dumpster after an apparent suicide was killed by a gunshot wound, a coroner confirmed yesterday, but Kosta Karageorge's brain will be examined for injuries that could be linked to his football playing or wrestling. The examination by a neuropathologist isn'... More »

Body of OSU Player Was Found in Dumpster

Gun found as well in apparent suicide

(Newser) - More sad details are emerging in the apparent suicide of the missing Ohio State University football player found dead yesterday. NBC4i and ABC News report that Kosta Karageorge's body and a gun were found in a dumpster just a few hundred yards from his apartment. "Reports were that... More »

Missing OSU Player Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Kosta Karageorge had been missing since Wednesday

(Newser) - Ohio State officials say they're grieved to learn of the death of a football player missing since Wednesday . Police tell media outlets they believe a body found near the campus was that of 22-year-old Kosta Karageorge. The senior defensive tackle was last seen at his apartment in Columbus early... More »

OSU Player Missing After Text About Concussions

Kosta Karageorge disappeared on Wednesday

(Newser) - Police in Columbus, Ohio, are searching for an Ohio State University football player who disappeared on Wednesday after an ominous text to his mom. “I am sorry if I am an embarrassment but these concussions have my head all f---ed up," wrote Kosta Karageorge, according to the Columbus ... More »

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