Big Ten contenders are winning with defense
This is not an easy year to be an offensive coordinator in the Big Ten.
Brad Salem, who fills that role for Michigan State, had to face one of the nation's top defenses last week against...
Taylor, Wisconsin another test for Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — For Michigan State, the speed of Ohio State is followed up this week by the strength of Wisconsin.
The Spartans, who are playing back-to-back road games against...
Day impressed with toughness of Buckeyes at halfway point
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At the halfway point of the season, coach Ryan Day isn't assessing the performance of his Ohio State team purely by statistics, which, by the way, are pretty good across the...
AP Top 25 Reality Check: Super 6 has rankings on lockdown
Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, LSU and Oklahoma. Call them the Super Six.
After six regular-season Associated Press college football polls the top six teams are the same teams that...
AP Top 25: Ohio State, Georgia tied at No. 3; Florida to 7th
Ohio State and Georgia are tied at No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Florida surged to No. 7 after a big victory.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson held their spots...
Fields, Dobbins lead No. 4 Ohio St over No. 25 Michigan St
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields looked less like Superman and more like a mere mortal at times against No. 25 Michigan State on Saturday night. But that was bound to happen to the Ohio State...
No. 25 Michigan State seeks another upset of No. 4 Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day wants his players to understand Michigan State has a history of spoiling the Buckeyes' plans.
Florida-Auburn, Ohio State-Michigan State highlight weekend
Florida and Auburn get to claim the spotlight in their respective Southeastern Conference divisions for a change while Ohio State faces one of its potential challengers in the Big Ten...
No. 14 Iowa’s visit to No. 19 Michigan tops Big Ten schedule
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
Can No. 25 Michigan State slow down fourth-ranked Buckeyes?
No. 25 Michigan State (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten) at No. 4 Ohio State (5-0, 2-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ABC).
Huskers’ Khalil Davis suspended 1 game for striking opponent
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Nebraska defensive lineman Khalil Davis has been suspended for the game against Northwestern on Saturday for striking an Ohio State player in violation of the Big Ten’s...
No. 25 Michigan State gears up for tough October schedule
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Forget about waiting until the stretch run in November. Michigan State will find out right now how it measures up against the Big Ten's top teams.
All-America Watch: Ohio State CB Jeffrey Okudah on the rise
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jeffrey Okudah already was on the radar of NFL scouts as he began his second season as a starting cornerback for Ohio State. Most observers agreed he was a good-sized, tough,...
AP Top 25 Reality Check: Field closes in on Tide and Tigers
The college football season started with the general consensus that Clemson and Alabama, winners of the last four national champions, were a cut above the rest of college football.
AP Top 25: Alabama jumps to No. 1 after Clemson close call
Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, replacing preseason No. 1 Clemson after the Tigers had a close call.
Fear of ‘slip-ups’ continuing to fuel No. 4 Buckeyes’ roll
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It's been pounded into the heads of Ohio State players since the winter, how losses to unranked opponents from the Big Ten West ended bids for the College Football Playoff the...
Rutgers fires coach Ash after 8 wins in 3-plus seasons
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chris Ash's tenure as Rutgers coach is over after three-plus seasons that resulted in only three Big Ten victories.
Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced Sunday that...
- Wisconsin State JournalTom Oates: Badgers set for test vs. Big Ten's top defensesOctober 12, 2019
- Columbus TelegramNotes: Turnovers prove costly again; some eye-opening third-down numbers; trouble with FieldsSeptember 29, 2019
- Columbus TelegramBuckeyes take the buzz out of Memorial Stadium with 48-7 thumping of NebraskaSeptember 29, 2019
- Columbus TelegramSteven M. Sipple: NU fans likely regard big week ahead with mix of excitement and trepidationSeptember 23, 2019
No. 5 Ohio St. throttles Huskers 48-7 behind Fields, defense
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ohio State was supposed to get its first big test of the season at Nebraska. It hardly turned out that way.
Justin Fields threw for three touchdowns and ran for another,...
Nebraska unveils plans for $155M athletic training facility
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's football team is getting a new, state-of-the-art athletic facility intended to boost recruiting and improve the Huskers' standing nationally, university officials...
Justin Fields, No. 5 Buckeyes facing big test at Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Justin Fields has been sensational in four games. Now it's time to see what he can do in a hostile environment.
Fields leads fifth-ranked Ohio State into its toughest...
No. 5 Buckeyes will visit Nebraska looking to keep rolling
No. 5 Ohio State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) at Nebraska (3-1, 1-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ABC).
No. 5 Ohio State will be facing inspired underdog in Huskers
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
No. 5 Ohio State prepares for biggest test yet vs. Nebraska
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The upcoming game at Nebraska has been circled on the calendar for a while as potentially the first tough test for an Ohio State team that entered the season with a lot of...
Fields shines as No. 6 Ohio State trounces Miami (Ohio) 76-5
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day says he's still trying to determine just how good the Buckeyes are after a fourth straight blowout win.
Coach Day to keep No. 6 Ohio St on task against Miami
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day believes the No. 6 Buckeyes have the talent and desire for greatness this season. He's trying to keep players focused on a game that likely won't...
‘Hopalong’ Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85.
Surging No. 6 Ohio St will try not to look past Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio) (1-2) at No. 6 Ohio State (3-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (BTN).
Ohio State picking up steam on the way to Big Ten slate
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 6 Ohio State knows the games are going to get harder eventually, but so far everything has just seemed, well, so easy.
Hoosiers remain hopeful for QB Penix’s return against UConn
The Indiana Hoosiers hope Michael Penix Jr. returns to action against Connecticut.
They might not know until Saturday morning: Coach Tom Allen told reporters Monday his injured starting...
Dobbins, Fields help No. 6 Ohio St. knock out Indiana 51-10
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins keep finding holes in opposing defenses.
Their ability to take advantage of them quickly is turning Ohio State's dynamic duo into an...
Hoosiers looking for finishing touch against No. 6 Buckeyes
The Indiana Hoosiers feel like they are watching movie sequels each time they see tape of their most recent games against Ohio State: Competitive for three quarters before wearing down in the...
No. 6 Buckeyes pose big challenge for unbeaten Hoosiers
No. 6 Ohio State (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten) at Indiana (2-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon EDT (FOX).
Fields, No. 5 Ohio State bury Cincinnati 42-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The hopes for a shocking upset that Luke Fickell and Cincinnati carried with them up Interstate 71 didn't take long to dissipate into the late summer air at Ohio Stadium on...
Kiffin wants FAU to become like No. 18 UCF
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — FAU coach Lane Kiffin sees the program he'd like his Owls to become in No. 18 UCF.
UCF travels to FAU on Saturday, winners of 23 consecutive regular-season games and...
No. 5 Ohio State faces ex-Buckeye Fickell, Cincinnati
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Buckeye Luke Fickell returns to Ohio Stadium for the first time since he took the Cincinnati job in 2016.
There are plenty of story lines and Fickell is at the...
Big Ten 1st impressions: Maryland, OSU look good at QB
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With so few games in a football season and such a long wait to get to them, there is no event quite like the opener. Regardless of opponent, live action of teams on the field...
No. 18 UCF looks to extend regular-season win streak vs FAU
No. 18 UCF (1-0) at FAU (0-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (CBS Sports Network).
Rolling Cincy will try to knock off No. 5 Ohio State
Cincinnati (1-0) at No. 5 Ohio State (1-0), Saturday at noon EDT (ABC).
Huskers visit old rival Colorado looking to avenge 2018 loss
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
New Ohio State QB readies for bigger challenge against Cincy
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields accounted for five touchdowns in his debut as Ohio State's starting quarterback, but his coach's favorite play was when the sophomore scrambled out of the...
Young buck and old head remake defense for No. 5 Ohio State
To fix a defense that statistically was the worst in Ohio State history, new coach Ryan Day went to the wedding planners' playbook: something old, something new, something borrowed, something...
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Pac-12 goes bust on big stage again
How good a conference is from top to bottom doesn't matter all that much.
The only thing that really counts in the College Football Playoff era are the teams at the top. The Southeastern...
Fields’ Day: New QB helps Ohio State roll over FAU 45-21
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields made some mistakes that quarterbacks make when they haven't played much. The much-ballyhooed Georgia transfer also showed flashes of how good he might be and...
Ohio State sees drop in football season tickets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Season-ticket sales for Ohio State football games have dropped by 2,300 this season.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that is the biggest drop in at least a...
Florida Atlantic will try to keep up with new-look Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Usually there is not a lot of drama in Ohio State's opening game against an outmanned opponent. But with a new head coach, a new starting quarterback and new defensive...
No. 11 Oregon-No. 16 Auburn opener 9 years after title game
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — For all the expectations that the 11th-ranked Oregon Ducks have for this season, there will first be a flashback to their championship near-misses of the past when they...
With new coach and QB, No. 5 Ohio State hosts FAU in opener
Florida Atlantic (5-7 last season) at No. 5 Ohio State (13-1), on Saturday at noon ET (Fox).
New Day: Different coach, approach but same goal at Ohio St
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The head coach's office at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center is right off the locker room. A player could step out of one and right into the other.