Obviously, it's terrific news for the Buckeyes, who with their Pryor-Herron-Posey "triplets" intact should be able to make a run at yet another Big Ten championship down the 2011 stretch. But it's also a huge rebuttal to the many, many critics of the NCAA's (and Tressel's) decision to allow the players to play in the bowl game. Much of that criticism was centered around the assumption that faced with the suspensions, many of the Buckeye Five would simply declare for the draft instead, thereby avoiding punishment altogether.
And I think that the SEC has proved to not only me but everybody else that they have the strongest football-playing conference. But you know what? The ACC has proved that in basketball, and we’re not going to stop playing either of them.
Plantation senior Ryan Shazier will make his college choice Friday evening at a graduation party from his home. Shazier, who committed to Florida last summer, officially decommitted from the Gators Friday morning via text message. Shazier will decide between Ohio State and LSU, and he visited both officially this week.
A source at Ursuline told FOXSportsOhio.com Monday that Ohio State coaches visited Youngstown late last week and that a scholarship offer could come as soon as this week. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Teague is a bit of late-comer to the recruiting party but is having an outstanding season, having rushed for an unofficial count of 1,753 yards and scoring 35 total touchdowns through 12 weeks. Ursuline plays Kirtland in a battle of 12-0 teams this weekend for the Region 17 championship.
"It would be hard being away from a lot of the guys I've been around, and I want to get my degree as well, so I could finish that up," Pryor said. "I want to have a legacy here, you know? Maybe someday get my jersey hung up. That's one of my goals as well here."
Ohio State's men's soccer team and No. 1 Akron played a match for the ages Wednesday night in Columbus. In front of an OSU soccer record crowd of more than 7,000 boisterous fans, the 19th-ranked Buckeyes scored with two seconds left on the way to a 2-2 tie against the national powers in a game that had a little bit of everything.
The Big Ten Network on Saturday set a new ratings record, beating all other afternoon football games on cable in the Big Ten region and earning its highest rating for a non-live-event program.
Tressel: Andrew Sweat out this week, undisclosed injury, not long-term thing. Jonathan Newsome likely starts in his place.
An elite team would have a better chance of going 24-0 against Boise State's slate twice (33.5 percent) than it would going 12-0 against Ohio State's slate this year (33.2 percent).
"I may be white, but I'm fast!'