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2016 Schedule
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Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Defensive end Chester Graves is the top overall prospect in Kansas City, and the senior from Park Hill High School has moved to linebacker to help his team pursue a state title. He listed Ohio State as his leader recently but Missouri, Nebraska and others are also heavily involved.

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Steele: I pick Ohio State to win Big Ten

College Football analyst Phil Steele joins The Really Big Show to give his season predictions for the Buckeyes including why he picked them to win the Big Ten.

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J.T. Barrett on Curtis Samuel's development

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett dishes on his approach to this season, last season's QB competition with Cardale Jones, Curtis Samuel's growth, Ezekiel Elliott's style of play and committing to the Buckeyes.

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17hBrian Bennett

What's new in the Big Ten for 2016?

The Big Ten will have a nine-game conference schedule in 2016, three new head coaches, a slew of talented freshmen, and the same old favorite.

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Who does college football need more?

Notre Dame or Ohio State? It's nearly impossible to select one program over the other when rating all-time success and importance for the sport. Mark Schlabach does his best to differentiate the two. Tough calls in blue-blood rankings

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Ohio State currently has top 2017 recruiting class (0:48)
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Who are college football's blue-blood programs?

It's a fun-but-complicated question: Who are college football's blue-blood programs? Our writers ranked all 128 and pinpointed the eight schools the sport wouldn't be the same without.

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The 11 commandments of the College Football Playoff

What have we learned from two years of the College Football Playoff? More than anything, strength of schedule and conference titles matter. And you need a star QB -- well, unless you're Alabama.

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2dAustin Ward

Big Ten season preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

The personnel losses would decimate other programs, but Urban Meyer has a veteran QB in J.T. Barrett and a deep well of young talent in the wings.

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2dIvan Maisel

CFB royalty: Why blue bloods matter

Without them, a sport just isn't the same. Why college football blue bloods like Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and USC make the game what it is.

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Ohio State RB Weber has the biggest shoes to fill (1:07)

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard, still close with Joey Bosa, said it's been tough on his friend not to be on the field with the Chargers. "I know he's heartbroken," Hubbard said. "He's a football player, and he wants to play football."

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

The current threat level for Ohio State as it begins to turn attention to the opener: Green, which means the Buckeyes need to be "game ready." Training camp is over.

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Heisman hopefuls with 12-1 odds

Clemson's Deshaun Watson, Stanford's Christian McCaffrey and LSU's Leonard Fournette are the top Heisman favorites, per Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Don't count out the next three hopefuls with 12-1 odds.

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3dGerry Hamilton

Top-10 prospect Okudah sets official visits

Jeffrey Okudah, the nation's top safety, knows where he will be visiting this fall. And he says there's a clear leader of the pack.

Team Stats

Passing Yards187.0104th
Rushing Yards241.912th
Points For35.032nd
Points Against14.02nd

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