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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 »

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 »

Football Team Showers Grieving Anchor With Hugs

Ohio State Buckeyes honor Dom Tiberi, daughter

(Newser) - After a longtime sports anchor at a Columbus TV station lost his 21-year-old daughter in a car crash, the Ohio State Buckeyes did what they could to comfort him. Dom Tiberi's daughter Maria died on Sept. 17. That Saturday, OSU offered a moment of silence for her before its... More »

Urban Meyer to Coach Ohio State

Program may yet face sanctions

(Newser) - Urban Meyer is returning to coaching, taking over an Ohio State football team that likely faces NCAA sanctions, sources tell ESPN . Meyer has spent the past year as an ESPN analyst, taking a year off coaching for health reasons after winning two national championships with the Florida Gators. He asked... More »

Series of Scandals Led to Fall of Ohio State's Tressel

Resigned Jim Tressel been applauded for 'integrity'

(Newser) - Ohio State’s vaunted football coach Jim Tressel resigned suddenly yesterday , and a new Sports Illustrated story may explain why. The piece on Tressel details a “pattern” of broken rules under his coaching, all amid much praise from other football heavyweights for his “steadiness” and “integrity.”... More »

5 Ohio St. Players Suspended for Selling Rings, Jerseys

But they can still play in this year's Sugar Bowl

(Newser) - And there was much joy in Michigan: Five Ohio State Buckeyes—including star QB Terrelle Pryor—have been suspended by the NCAA for the first five games of next season for selling rings, jerseys, and other goodies to make a buck, reports the Columbus Dispatch . They will, however, be able... More »

President Schools Hoops Analyst in H-O-R-S-E

Retired Indiana Pacer Clark Kellogg of CBS lets down his guard

(Newser) - CBS basketball analyst Clark Kellogg knows pressure—he played for Ohio State and the Indiana Pacers before moving to the TV studio—but he appears to have let his guard down on the White House court. In a game of H-O-R-S-E—renamed P-O-T-U-S, a common abbreviation of "president of... More »

Tennessee, Baylor Move Into Final Eight

Vols upset No. 2 Ohio State; Bears bounce St. Mary's

(Newser) - Sixth seed Tennessee upset No. 2 Ohio State tonight, winning 76-73 to secure a place in the final eight of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Volunteers (28-8) will face Michigan State in Sunday’s Midwest Regional final, with a trip to the Final Four on the line. More »

3-D TV Shows Promise, But Those Glasses Still a Must

You'll have stuff to watch next year—but you still need specs

(Newser) - Admit it, your heart skips a beat at the prospect of a 3-D high-definition TV in your own home. And by this time next year, Sony and Panasonic will have ‘em on the market. But—and it’s a big one, even after the cost—you’re going to... More »

This Year's Must-See College Games

(Newser) - College football season is just a few yards away, so Fox Sports scans the schedule for must-see affairs. The picks:
  1. Ohio State at Penn State, Nov. 7: With Michigan in its present state, this is the Big 10’s showcase game, and the winner is a good bet to go
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The Culture Wars, College Football Style

Michigan-Ohio State rivalry illuminates tale of '60s, '70s upheaval

(Newser) - The cultural disconnect between conservative college football programs and America’s liberalizing culture in the late 1960s and early ‘70s is the theme of War as They Knew It, a book by Detroit Free Press columnist Michael Rosenberg. The survey of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry (which continues tomorrow) through... More »

On Paper, Ohio State-USC Matchup Worthy of the Hype

Fans shelling out $75 for parking passes alone

(Newser) - The hype machine is in overdrive ahead of Saturday’s meeting between Ohio State and Southern Cal, each ranked among college football’s top five teams. Both have seen big-time dramatic matchups in recent years, leading Jon Wilner, in the San Jose Mercury News, to wonder, “will Saturday's showdown... More »

5 Football Saturdays to Savor

Hype machine already churning for Ohio State-USC showdown Sept. 13

(Newser) - With the college football season set to kick off Thursday, blogger The Kid outlines the five weekends that will help decide who plays in the national championship game on Jan. 8 in Miami.
  • Aug. 30: Illinois and Missouri square off in St. Louis; Clemson and Alabama meet in Atlanta. “
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Georgia Tops Preseason AP Poll

Six teams from SEC make the rankings

(Newser) - Georgia is the top Bulldog in the AP’s preseason poll, beating out Ohio State for the leading spot. The Bulldogs wowed voters with their 41-10 thumping of Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl, after finishing the year with seven straight victories. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, disappointed in the championship game for... More »

Buckeyes Capture NIT Championship

Ohio State tops Massachusetts, 92-85, after missing out on NCAA title last year

(Newser) - A year removed from a loss in the national title game, Ohio State has a championship trophy to carry home. Never mind that it's from the NIT. Jamar Butler and his buddies couldn't care less. Butler had 19 points and eight assists in his final college game, leading the Buckeyes... More »

Wisconsin Wins an Ugly One Over Michigan

Also, Illinois upsets Purdue while No. 19 MSU edges Ohio State

(Newser) - Eighth-ranked Wisconsin held Michigan to only 10 field goals and 20% shooting to win 51-34 in the lowest scoring game in Big 10 tournament history. The Badgers didn't exactly light up the scoreboard either, making a mere 34% of their shots. UW's Joe Krabbenhoft was high man with 12 points,... More »

No. 8 Vols Blast Gamecocks, Win SEC

Michigan State, Indiana knocked off by unranked opponents

(Newser) - What was a one-point game at halftime for Tennessee quickly turned into a blowout in the second half, as the Volunteers outscored South Carolina by 32 after the break for an 89-56 victory, reports The Tennessean. The win was the Vols' 32nd straight at home as they improved to 28-3... More »

No. 12 Hoosiers Clip Ohio State 72-69 in Indiana

No. 15 UConn routs Rutgers, Missouri St. upsets No. 20 Drake

(Newser) - Kelvin Sampson’s replacement, Dan Dakich, won his first game as coach at Assembly Hall, as the No. 12 Hoosiers bested Ohio State 72-69. Armon Bassett led the Hoosiers with 23 points and freshman Eric Gordon chipped in 17. Kosta Koufos had 21 points to lead the Buckeyes, who have... More »

Wisconsin Holds On to Win Over Ohio State

No. 11 Badgers beat Buckeyes to lead the Big Ten

(Newser) - It seemed an even matchup until the final minutes in Columbus, Ohio where No. 11 Wisconsin edged Ohio State, 58-53. Defense proved to be key for the Badgers as they held the Buckeyes scoreless in the final 3:15, reports the AP. Wisconsin, winner of their last four games, now... More »

No. 5 UCLA Shocked at Washington

Elsewhere, Xavier extends A-10 lead; IU posts road win

(Newser) - Unranked Washington snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating No. 5 UCLA, 71-61. Justin Dentmon came off the bench to score 20 points for the Huskies, who got their fourth consecutive home win against the Bruins (21-3). UCLA stars Darren Collison and freshman Kevin Love were held well below their... More »

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