COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ryan Day has an idea of how Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst feels right now.
Unassuming Illinois sneaked up on the then-No. 6 Badgers last week and likely ruined what was...
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...
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...
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise.
The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup.
Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Unlike last year at this time, Ohio State's preseason camp is being conducted without public drama over misbehaving assistant coaches, domestic violence allegations and...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban denies offering a job to ex-Ohio State assistant Zach Smith last year, citing the results of a background check as the reason.
Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer encouraged Zach Smith to stay with the Buckeyes in January 2018 after the then-assistant coach was pursued by Alabama, according to texts messages from Meyer to...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sporting several weeks of beard growth, Ryan Day looked calm for a new guy leading a storied college football program where the unrelenting pressure helped push his legendary...
CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both.
The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest from the opening day of Big Ten football media days (all times local):
It's never too early for some Ohio State-Michigan sniping.
CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State and Ohio State each placed two players on the preseason all-Big Ten team announced Thursday.
Junior running back J.K. Dobbins and defensive end Chase Young were...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former University of Florida football player, Earl Antonio "Tony" Joiner, has been arrested and charged with killing his wife in a case dating to 2016, police...
The Oklahoma-Texas and Michigan-Ohio State rivalry games return to Fox for the second consecutive year and the network plans to launch a new pregame show with Urban Meyer and Reggie Bush this...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matthew Baldwin, the Ohio State quarterback who was expected to back up the highly touted Justin Fields this fall, said he intends to transfer.
Ohio State is ready to unveil new quarterback Justin Fields at the Buckeyes' spring game.
On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bill Bender of the Sporting News joins AP's Ralph...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Urban Meyer did not rule out a return to television after announcing his retirement as Ohio State's coach. On Monday, that move officially happened.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has a new head coach, a reconstituted offensive line and a transfer quarterback who has never started a college football game. But that doesn't mean expectations...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham signed a contract extension Monday that could keep him with the Utes through the 2023 season.
Michigan finished the football recruiting cycle with the top class in the Big Ten, and four other conference programs were ranked in the top 25 in the nation Wednesday.
Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh added one player on the second letter-of-intent signing day to a 26-man class that was No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 8 nationally, according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. It was Michigan's first top ranking in the Big Ten since 2007.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Ohio State coach Ryan Day has hired a second assistant away from rival Michigan.
The university said Tuesday that Day hired Michigan linebackers coach Al Washington for the same position on the Ohio State staff. The move comes a day after Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison was added to the staff as co-defensive coordinator.
Day will part ways with Bill Davis, who was the linebackers coach under Urban Meyer last season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A top Michigan assistant is leaving to be co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State.
Ohio State announced Monday that Greg Mattison, who spent the past four years as defensive line coach under Jim Harbaugh, will join the staff of new Buckeyes coach Ryan Day.
A second defensive coordinator, Jeff Hafley, also was hired Monday. That means Greg Schiano, who was Urban Meyer's defensive coordinator for three seasons, is out of a job.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Justin Fields confirmed Friday night he is transferring to Ohio State following one season as Georgia's backup.
Fields' much-anticipated announcement gives new Ohio State coach Ryan Day a sublimely talented dual-threat passer to run his offense if Dwayne Haskins Jr. makes an expected jump to the NFL.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The investigation that led to a three-game suspension of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer cost the university $1 million, twice the amount originally requested for it, the school said Thursday.
The original $500,000 amount "was preliminary and did not represent the total anticipated cost," spokesman Benjamin Johnson said Thursday. He said the school had no further comment about the bill.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has been hired as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator by Ohio State coach Ryan Day.
Ohio State made the announcement on Wednesday night after Day officially took over head coaching duties from the retiring Urban Meyer.
Yurcich, a native of suburban Cleveland, has two decades experience coaching at the college level, the last six years as offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Urban Meyer says he decided to end his remarkable coaching career at Ohio State partly because of the stress inherent in this high-intensity job.
After his Buckeyes blew most of a 25-point lead in the fourth quarter and had to recover a last-minute onside kick to win the Rose Bowl, anybody could understand why this 54-year-old coach can't wait to retire.
Rose Bowl: Ohio State (12-1) vs. Washington (10-3), Jan. 1, 5 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Line: Ohio State by 6 ½.
Series record: Ohio State leads 8-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Ohio State's Urban Meyer is ending his coaching career in the 105th edition of the Granddaddy of Them All. The three-time national champion coach leads another powerhouse Buckeyes squad against the Pac-12 champion Huskies, who are in the Rose Bowl for the first time in 18 years.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Urban Meyer sees the Rose Bowl nestled in verdant Arroyo Seco on a sunny winter day and thinks back to the formative days of his coaching career.
When he was a 20-something wide receivers coach for Colorado State back in the 1990s, Meyer interrupted a recruiting trip to the Los Angeles area to visit the iconic college football stadium. He tried to sneak inside to get a look at the turf, but was asked to leave by a security guard.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Day is definitely not the first assistant coach to spend his collegiate career filling up a notebook with plans, diagrams and all sorts of other information that will come in handy if he ever gets his chance to be a head coach.
Unlike most of those aspiring sideline stars, Ohio State's head-coach-in-waiting knows exactly when he'll get to employ all of that collected wisdom.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Rose Bowl will be final collegiate start for Washington's Jake Browning. Whether or not it will be for Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins remains a mystery.
Haskins' future has been as much a topic of conversation as Urban Meyer's final game as the Buckeyes' coach. The redshirt sophomore finished third in Heisman Trophy voting after leading the nation with 4,580 passing yards and 47 touchdowns while directing the Buckeyes (12-1) to a Big Ten title.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It will be a Rose Bowl of firsts when No. 5 Ohio State faces No. 9 Washington.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will teach a class in the university's business school and become an assistant athletic director after he retires following the Rose Bowl.
Meyer will co-teach "Leadership and Character" during the spring semester and be available to up to 198 students. Meyer's teaching partner will be Army Lt. Col. Charles Buchanan, a senior lecturer at the business school who spent 15 years serving tours in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo.
Zach Harrison is one of the most highly touted recruits in the country, and he goes to high school 15 miles from Ohio State.
Yet not until Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, did the 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end commit to the Buckeyes, giving incoming coach Ryan Day his first victory as Urban Meyer's replacement.
"Huge," Day said. "This was one of those ones we had to win."
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Retiring Ohio State coach Urban Meyer isn't easing out of the job just yet, not as long as there's one more game to win.
Buckeyes players said this week that Meyer has been at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for every practice and is fully engaged in preparations for the Rose Bowl. As usual, he's still sweating the small stuff. That kind of intensity made him one of the greatest college coaches of all time, but it also hastened his exit from the game.
After leading Utah to an unbeaten season in 2004, Urban Meyer had a choice to make. He could become the coach at Notre Dame — a dream job, he once called it — or at Florida.
Meyer picked Florida because the Gators were better positioned to win national championships. He won two with the Gators.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Urban Meyer started thinking about retiring, he realized he already had the ideal successor right there in the building in quarterbacks coach Ryan Day. So Ohio State bumped up Day's salary to $1 million per year after last season and promoted him to co-offensive coordinator to keep him around while Meyer pondered his future.
Urban Meyer stood before Ohio State boosters seven years ago with one goal in mind as he returned to the state he grew up in and the university where he got his first job.
"Our objective is simple: to make the state of Ohio proud," Meyer said.
As Meyer walks away from coaching — perhaps for good — the final report card on that is mixed, at best.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed Michigan, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits.
The 54-year-old Meyer, in fact, had been thinking about retiring since the middle of last season.
Urban Meyer stepping away from OSU
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's retirement: (all times Eastern):
As former Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde gushed about coach Urban Meyer in the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room, former Florida defensive end Lerentee McCray walked by and shouted "Urban Legend! Urban Legend!"
Both players felt the same about their former and soon-to-be retired coach.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is stepping down after the Buckeyes play Washington in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. A look at his career:
CAREER RECORD: 186-32 (overall); 17-6 (Bowling Green); 22-2 (Utah); 65-15 (Florida); 82-9 (Ohio State)
TITLES: 3 national championships (two at Florida, one at Ohio State). One of only three coaches to win national titles at two schools.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dwayne Haskins and Urban Meyer reveled in the victory celebration Saturday night.
Now the College Football Playoff selection committee gets to decide whether the Big Ten champions will continue dancing through the next six weeks.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Urban Meyer arrived in Indianapolis on Friday with one goal — heading home with another Big Ten championship trophy.
He treated everything else as a sideshow.
Meyer ignored speculation about his coaching future and deflected talk about what No. 6 Ohio State would need to earn a spot in the college football playoff. Instead, Meyer stuck to the same message he's relayed to his team all week: Just focus on football.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Bowling Green hired Boston College offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler as its new head coach Wednesday, tapping the Ohio native and longtime quarterback coach to restore the lagging Mid-American Conference program.
Michigan exited the national championship picture with an embarrassing thud, but coach Jim Harbaugh isn't going anywhere.
AP college football writer Ralph Russo tells PodcastOne Sports Now that Harbaugh's job is safe, despite the rout at Ohio State. But Russo wonders how he'll close the gap on Buckeye coach Urban Meyer, who has out-recruited, out-schemed and outmaneuvered his archrival in all four of their meetings thus far.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dwayne Haskins Jr. has been throwing touchdown passes and impressing NFL scouts all season, but Ohio State coach Urban Meyer thinks his quarterback became a fully legitimate leader once he showed he was willing to run the ball.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer contends that nobody around Ohio State will be talking about the College Football Playoff this week, even though the Buckeyes inserted themselves back into the national championship conversation with a blowout of Michigan.
Ohio State won the Big Ten East on Saturday with the 62-39 rout over the Wolverines and has a chance for a second consecutive Big Ten title if it can beat No. 21 Northwestern in the conference championship Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — This season for Ohio State has been anything but normal, beginning with its celebrated coach suspended for three games.
There have been spotty performances and troubling trends on both sides of the ball. There has been constant speculation and questions about Urban Meyer's health and future.
After all that, it was business as usual against Michigan, and now the Buckeyes are right where they always expected to be.