Thirty Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2014 NFL draft, but many others received phone calls immediately after the event. The undrafted free-agent carousel is spinning, and players from around the Big Ten are hopping aboard.
about 1193 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The offseason conditioning program is in full swing. Signing day has come and gone. Blink and spring practice will already be here. Ohio State is less than a month away from getting back on the field and starting preparations for the 2014 season, and those days probably can't go by fast enough for a program coming off consecutive losses after a 24-game winning streak.
about 1283 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
More than once this season I watched a Michigan State receiver make a great catch or a long run and thought: poor Andrew Maxwell. Although quarterback Connor Cook deserves a lot of credit for MSU's offensive turnaround, he undoubtedly benefited from a wide receiver corps that cleaned up its act.
about 1336 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The plan needed some adjustments on the fly, but the end result as nonconference play wrapped up was exactly what Ohio State had in mind. Braxton Miller was on the shelf for almost all of it, the defensive line had to deal with a couple notable injuries and the strength of schedule may have taken a hit due to circumstances the Buckeyes couldn't control.
about 1423 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
MADISON, Wis. -- No team defended Ohio State's offense and star quarterback Braxton Miller better than Wisconsin in 2012. Don't believe me? Ask Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer. He makes it clear that the Badgers caused the most problems for the Big Ten's top scoring offense and the league's top offensive player.
about 1423 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The role of unlikely hero certainly has its perks. There's the lasting memory of a play that won't be forgotten, along with the outpouring of admiration from a fan base that makes sure to show its appreciation and the simple fact that few people will ever know the rush of grabbing a game-winning touchdown.
about 1444 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A look at the brightest stars in No. 2 Ohio State's 40-20 win over Buffalo to open the season on Saturday. RB Jordan Hall: The Buckeyes were without their projected starter and the expected backup in the opener, but Hall made sure they weren't missed with the finest rushing performance of his career.
about 1446 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Zach Smith won't shield his unit from criticism, and it received plenty for the issues of a struggling passing attack a year ago. But for all the problems that the Ohio State receivers coach is quick to point out, he's not going to make them shoulder all the blame, either.
about 1456 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
Urban Meyer loves speed. He just can't help himself. What the two-time national champion picked up on Friday, when four-star athlete Curtis Samuel (Brooklyn, N.Y./Erasmus) became Ohio State's 17th commitment in the 2014 class, will have Meyer smiling for the next four years.
about 1462 days ago | Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail