INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard followed the pattern through the first two days of the NFL draft.
Ohio State makes Hartline permanent receivers coach
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hartline has been promoted to permanent receivers coach at Ohio State.
Hartline, a former Buckeyes player and NFL veteran, was made interim coach when Zach Smith was fired in July because of domestic abuse allegations.
Under Hartline, Ohio State receivers achieved school records in receptions, yards and touchdowns behind quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr.
Big Ten: Buckeyes’ Dwayne Haskins offensive player of year
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who set Big Ten records for passing yards and touchdowns in a single season, is the conference's offensive player of the year.
The Big Ten on Wednesday announced postseason offensive awards based on voting by coaches and media. Haskins has passed for 4,081 yards and 42 touchdowns, had four 400-yard passing games and became the first Ohio State quarterback with six TD passes in multiple games.
Official scoring change gives Ohio State QB another TD pass
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An official scoring change in Ohio State's 62-39 victory over Michigan has credited Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins with a sixth touchdown pass in the game.
No. 4 Ohio State holds off No. 15 TCU 40-28 after quick TDs
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Fourth-ranked Ohio State overcame the adversity of Urban Meyer's absence and its toughest test so far — and is still undefeated for the return of the suspended coach.
Finally football: No. 5 Buckeyes open without Urban Meyer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Scandal swirled around the Ohio State program for the entirely of preseason training camp. Now that it's time to play the games, will the absence of suspended coach Urban Meyer be a rallying point for Buckeyes players? Or will Oregon State catch them out of sorts?
Ohio State experienced receivers embrace ‘elite’ challenge
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — During spring practice, coach Urban Meyer said Ohio State has failed to put an "elite" group of receivers on the field since the 2014 national championship squad that featured the likes of Devin Smith and Michael Thomas.
This season's experienced corps of receivers heard about the dig, of course, and is considering it a challenge.
Buckeyes still loaded as most NFL-eligible players stay put
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and his assistants annually brace for announcements about elite and not-so-elite players leaving the program early for the NFL draft.
But Monday's deadline to declare came and went, and the damage wasn't so bad for the Buckeyes.
There were some predictable early departures in cornerback Denzel Ward, linebacker Jerome Baker and defensive end Sam Hubbard. They were obvious NFL prospects.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans
Ohio State Buckeyes H-B Parris Campbell (21) is tackled by Michigan State Spartans linebacker Antjuan Simmons (34) in the first quarter, Saturday, November 11, 2017. (Marvin Fong / The Plain Dealer)
Who will become deep-ball pass threat for Ohio State?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There are no marquee names among the Ohio State wide receivers. At least not yet.
The Buckeyes are hoping one of the half dozen or so experienced receivers can become a household name — or at least emerge as the reliable deep-ball threat the team has been missing.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that Parris Campbell is distinguishing himself at receiver, and K.J. Hill, Terry McLaurin and Binjimen Victor are right behind him as the Buckeyes try to breathe some life back into their passing game this spring.
Postcard from Tampa: Clemson made great strides on kickoffs this season, until last week
TAMPA, Fla. – Clemson stressed improvement on kickoff coverage after finishing 115th nationally in kickoff return defense in 2015. The sloppiness infamously included Kenyan Drake’s 95-yard return for a touchdown in Alabama’s 45-40 College Football Playoff national championship game victory.
The emphasis worked: Clemson is 48th in kick coverage this season.
Struggling Buckeyes offense may be without injured Campbell
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State's struggling offense may have to do without starting wide receiver and kick returner Parris Campbell against No. 9 Nebraska on Saturday.
Campbell, a sophomore who this season was seeing his first significant playing time, left the game in the fourth quarter after being hurt while blocking for Curtis Samuel. Coach Urban Meyer said Monday that Campbell has a high ankle sprain and is questionable for this week's game.
Ohio State suspends wide receiver Torrance Gibson
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State's depth at wide receiver took a hit Monday when the university announced Monday that Torrance Gibson has been suspended from school for unspecified reasons.
Coach Urban Meyer said the suspension was not related to football, and "I disagree with it." He didn't comment further. The university said Gibson was suspended for the fall semester for violating the student conduct code.