Breaking down the critical areas and key players as No. 7 Ohio State closes the season against No. 12 Clemson in the Discover Orange Bowl (TV: ESPN, 8:30 p.m.). Embrace the challenge: As if the Buckeyes haven't had enough challenges thrown their way defensively down the stretch, things have only become more difficult for them despite having all the extra time to prepare for the bowl game after dropping the Big Ten championship against Michigan State.
about 1236 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Both head coaches met with the media on Thursday morning in the final press conferences before Friday's Discover Orange Bowl. Here are some highlights from the session with Ohio State's Urban Meyer: • Safety Christian Bryant's request for a medical redshirt and an extra year of eligibility has been denied by the NCAA.
about 1237 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- We now know for sure that Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence won't play in Friday's Discover Orange Bowl. He won't play again until the Buckeyes' third game of 2014, in fact.
about 1238 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A stomach bug has made its way through part of the Ohio State football team. Head coach Urban Meyer said Monday about four or five players -- none of them starters -- have been quarantined, and the hope is that this is just a 24-hour type of virus.
about 1240 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
Breaking down the Ohio State roster as training camp winds down and the program turns its attention to the opener on Aug. 31 against Buffalo. DEFENSIVE LINE Top of the depth chart: Adolphus Washington and Noah Spence at end with Michael Bennett and Joel Hale on the interior Next in line: Ankle injuries in spring practice kept Tommy Schutt from making it a three-man rotation in the middle, but he is healthy now and pushing for work at tackle along with the more veteran starters.
about 1371 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
6-foot-2, 230-pound four-star defensive end Jamal Marcus (Durham, N.C./Hillside) selected Ohio State on national signing day. East Carolina, Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Maryland, Minnesota, Duke, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Clemson and Vanderbilt were his other scholarship offers.