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Yesterday's the-Ozone News and Notes

October 30, 2012 11:45 PM

Men's Basketball: Brandon Castel's breakdown of OSU's win over Walsh, including a player by player breakdown on how they contributed is on Columns and Features.

October 30, 2012 11:15 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes won their exhibition with Walsh tonight but That Matta was not particularly thrilled with how they did it.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

Box Score

October 30, 2012 4:15 PM

Men's Basketball: It's always an exciting thing to see a team for the first time in a season, even if its an exhibition game.

Brandon Castel has come up with Five Things to Look For in tonight's exhibition with Walsh.

It's on Columns and Features.

October 30, 2012 3:30 PM

Football: Both Urban Meyer and Illinois Head Coach Tim Beckman had updates on todays Big Ten teleconference. Brandon Castel has the Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

October 30, 2012 1:35 PM

Men's Basketball: Thad Matta will unveil this year's team in an exhibition aganst Walsh tonight. Brandon Castel has the preview on Columns and Features.

October 30, 2012 11:45 AM

Football: Are you ready for some breakdown? We have some double-barrel action for you.

Jeff Amey's By the Numbers and Ken Pryor's Play of the Game are both now on Columns and Features.

October 30, 2012 3:55 AM

Football: Is Braxton Miller in the Heisman hunt?

You betcha.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 30, 2012 3:30 AM

Football: There is a chance, a small one, that Etienne Sabino could be back on the field this Saturday against Illinois.

Brandon Castel has that story and more on Columns and Features.

October 30, 2012 2:30 AM

Football: Just like Zebra mussels, but without all the book learnin'.

Tuesday's Zone Read

October 29, 2012 11:20 PM

Football: That team up North went to Lincoln last weekend. When they arrived they were the Maize and Blue. When they left they were mostly just blue.

Find out what happened in Tony Gerdeman's Michigan Monday on Columns and Features.

October 29, 2012 7:15 PM

Hoops: The Buckeyes will play their first exhibition of the season tomorrow night when they take on Walsh at Value City Arena.

Brandon Castel has the Two Minute Drill Preview on Columns and Features.

October 29, 2012 6:15 PM

Football: Defensive Line Coach Mike Vrabel and Wide Receivers (and Punt Block Team) Coach Zach Smith spoke with reporters at the weekly media luncheon. Check out their full Q&A sessions:
Ohio State Football
Zach Smith: "I know (Stoneburner) will make the play, I know he'll run a great route. I know he'll get open and catch the football." (16:02)
Ohio State Football
Mike Vrabel: "It's important for us to always stop the run, always stop the run. Especially on the road." (10:18)
October 29, 2012 4:45 PM

Football: Special teams and the defense got a lot of attention at the media luncheon today. Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

October 29, 2012 4:25 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer spoke with reporters at the weekly media luncheon. Check out his opening statements and the full Q&A session.:
Ohio State Football
Opening Statement: "Our guys responded well in a very tough situation, tough environment." (4:14)
Ohio State Football
Full Q&A Session: "I thought that (Zach Boren) would play even better(at LB). That's how much respect I've got for him...." (19:26)
December 29, 2012 4:15 PM

Football: Boren's move to defense; Devin Smith as a gunner on punt coverage; and lots, lots more. Assistant Coaches Mike Vrabel and Zach Smith had a lot to say. Brandon Castel has it down to a Two Minute Drill on Columns and Features.

December 29, 2012 3:50 PM

Football: The latest on Braxton; Injury Updates; Beating Penn State; Championship Performances; Offensive Updates; Defensive Updates: Urban Meyer covered them all at his press luncheon today.

Brandon Castel has rendered it all down to a Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

October 29, 2012 11:55 AM

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October 29, 2012 5:00 AM

Football: the-Ozone staff is still recovering from the trip to Penn State, but there's no rest for the weary as our news cycle begins again today with the press luncheon.

Another guy was a bit weary of some things after the Penn State game was Urban Meyer.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 29, 2012 4:40 AM

Football Recruiting: A highly thought of offensive lineman once committed to Michigan now says the Wolverines are out and the Buckeyes are high on his list.

Michael Chung has the report on Columns and Features.

October 29, 2012 4:20 AM

Football: The Buckeye defensive brain trust decided there was one only one way to cool off a hot quarterback like Matt McGloin - by turning up the heat.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 29, 2012 3:40 AM

Football: In the post-game at Penn State Luke Fickell looked about as happy as he las looked in year and a half.

Check out Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on his comments on Columns and Features.

October 29, 2012 3:25 AM

Football: But if you left, we'd miss all your crazy conspiracy theories.

Monday's Zone Read

October 28, 2012 9:55 PM

Football Recruiting: Michael Chungs weekly Sunday Recruiting Rundown will get you caught up on OSU's recruiting effort. It's on Columns and Features.

October 28, 2012 9:35 PM

Football: Tony Gerdeman's Buckeye Watch is on Columns and Features.

October 28, 2012 8:45 PM

Football: The win in Happy Valley has the Buckeyes climbing in the AP poll. Brandon

Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 28, 2012 12:45 PM

Football: The Buckeyes perform the Quick Cals drill before the PSU game, Carmen Ohio after the win, and Urban Meyer post-game Q&A. Check out our videos:
Ohio State Football
Quick Cals (1:22)
Ohio State Football
Celebration and Carmen Ohio (2:38)
Ohio State Football
Urban Meyer (8:08)
October 28, 2012 11:45 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's weekly 10 Things We Learned feature covering the win in Happy Valley is on Columns and Features.

FootballOctober 28, 2012 8:00 AM

Football: The Buckeyes advanced to 9-0 on the season after downing Penn State 35-23 in Happy Valley Saturday evening.

Jim Davidson and Dan Harker have the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

October 28, 2012 4:05 AM

Football: Just in case you were wonding who's job it now is, Braxton Miller is now the number one fireworks supplier for the OSU offense.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October27, 2012 11:55 PM

Football: Braxton Miller provided the shake and Ohio State’s defense rattled Matt McGloin and the Penn State offense as the Buckeyes rolled to 9-0 with a 35-23 win Saturday.

Brandon Castel has the game story on Columns and Features.

October 27, 2012 11:20 PM

Football: The Buckeyes remained perfect on the season with a 35-23 road win in Happy Valley.

Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill Report on ha happy OSU postgame on Columns and Features.

October 27, 2012 4:00 AM

Football: If they gave out purple hearts in football the OSU defense might be in line for a unit citation this week.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 26, 2012 8:50 PM

Men's Basketball: Junior Deshaun Thomas is not one of OSU's key guys this year, he is THE key guy this year, and Thad Matta likes what he sees.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 26, 2012 8:30 PM

Football: When you gotta work a little bit harder just to be average.

Friday and Saturday's Zone Read

October 26, 2012 1:50 PM

Football Recruiting: Have the Wolverines passed the Buckeyes on the recruiting trail?

Michael Chung and Brandon Castel debate that question on Columns and Features.

October 26, 2012 3:45 AM

Football:

Ohio State at Penn State Preview
By Tony Gerdeman

the-Ozone Columns and Features.

October 25, 2012 9:00 PM

Football: Jeff Amey's breakdown of the OSU defense vs. Purdue is online. Check out By the Numbers - Purdue Defense on Columns and Features.

October 25, 2012 7:40 PM

Football: Ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!

Two in a row!!!

This week's Opposing Quarterbacks Club is a classic.

It's on Columns and Features.

October 25, 2012 5:30 PM

Football: Ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!

The Tip Sheet has been a tradition on the-Ozone since 2002. I have to admit, this one is right up there as one of the most entertaining.

Tony Gerdeman's Tip Sheet is on Columns and Features.

October 25, 2012 4:00 PM

Men's Basketball: The Big Ten Conference held it's annual media day in Chicago today. Thad Matta had plenty to say about the Buckeyes.

Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill Report on his comments on Columns and Features.

October 25, 2012 3:50 PM

Football: It's been rumored for some time but today Urban Meyer confirmed that the Buckeyes are looking in to a redshirt year for running back Jordan Hall.

Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

October 25, 2012 1:55 PM

Football: Today's Urban Meyer call in show was another blockbuster. Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

October 25, 2012 10:25 AM

the-Ozone Announcement: The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. has extra football tickets for the game in State College! Watch our Buckeyes take on Penn State for first place in the Leaders Division. Tickets are located in Section NGU and NHU (Seating diagram).

OSU Alumni, fans and students can purchase these tickets directly from the Association by calling 614-292-2281 or 1-800-762-5646, between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST. Ticket pick-up will be at Beaver Stadium on Saturday at Visitors Will Call – Gate E. Students will be able to pick up their tickets at the Association office at the Ohio Union. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can order.

Pricing: OSU alumni and fans - $75; current OSU students - $50.

And while you’re there, check out the Buckeye Bash with special guest Brandon Castel of TheOzone.net. This is a great event that is also organized by The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

This Buckeye Bash will be located at the Snider Agricultural Area Lawn from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Events include appearances by Archie Griffin, the cheerleaders and Brutus. Brandon will give a game preview and answer questions from the audience.

You must have a ticket to attend. Click here or call the Alumni Association at 1-800-762-5646 for more information.

October 25, 2012 5:25 AM

Football: No harm in being cautious.

Thursday's Zone Read

October 25, 2012 5:10 AM

Football Recruiting: Speedy California receiver Sebastian Larue is committed to USC but tells Michael Chung he will still make a visit to Ohio State.

Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

October 25, 2012 5:00 AM

Football: Braxton Miller says his neck injury is not going to keep him off the field this weekend against Penn State. Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

October 25, 2012 3:15 AM

Football: Jeff's Weekly Sports Rapp is online.

This week This week Jeff looks at the significance of this week's matchup with Penn State and how the outcome of this game could affect both programs for years to come.

It's on Columns and Features.

October 25, 2012 1:30 AM

Football: We have a guest columnist today. Jacob Allen has provided us with a report on the Buckeyes in the NFL. You'll find it on Columns and Features.

October 25, 2012 12:55 AM

Football: Urban Meyer and Braxton Miller updated reporters today, including an update on Miller's health.

Brandon Castel has the Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

October 24, 2012 12:25 PM

Football: Wide Receiver Jake Stoneburner, Quarterback Kenny Guiton and Defensive Tackle Johnathan Hankins spoke with the media following practice on Wednesday. Check out what they had to say:
Ohio State Football
Defensive Tackle Johnathan Hankins (5:08)
Ohio State Football
Wide Receiver Jake Stoneburner (2:26)
Ohio State Football
Quarterback Kenny Guiton (2:59)

October 24, 2012 9:40 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer and Sophomore Quarterback Braxton Miller spoke with reporters following practice on Wednesday. Check out their full Q&A sessions:
Ohio State Football
Head Coach Urban Meyer (6:42)
Ohio State Football
Soph. Quarterback Braxton Miller (5:17)
October 24, 2012 6:40 PM

Men's Basketball: Thad Matta has added a couple of players to his roster. Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

October 24, 2012 4:40 PM

Men's Basketball: People like to snipe when you don't live up to the hype. (this falls into the "poet and don't know it" category)

After last season, people weren't sniping at Shannon Scott, they were firing artillery barrages.

Thad Matta thinks that's about to end.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 24, 2012 4:15 AM

Football: Ken Pryor has chimed in with his selection and breakdown of the Play of the Game for the Purdue game.

It's on Columns and Features.

October 24, 2012 3:50 AM

Football: Things can be very chaotic on the sideline during a football game, but Urban Meyer has an island of calm he can call upon when calm decisions are in need.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 23, 2012 5:00 PM

Football: The OSU football schedule for the 2020 and 2021 seasons just got a whole lot more interesting. Hint: Bucks, it rhymes with Ducks.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 23, 2012 3:25 PM

Football Recruiting: It's time to catch up with the on-field exploits of OSU's verbal commitments. Check out Tony Gerdeman's Prep Report on Columns and Features.

October 23, 2012 2:55 PM

Football: Braxton Miller might be able to play against Penn State, but Urban Meyer is taking no chances. He's preparing two quarterbacks to face the Nittany Lions.

Brandon Castel has the Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

October 23, 2012 2:35 PM

Football: The buzz around Buckeye Nation might be for Kenny Guiton but Penn State Head Coach Bill O'Brien is focused firmly on Braxton Miller.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 23, 2012 12:45 PM

Football: Off. Coord/Quarterbacks Coach Tom Herman and Asst. Head Coach/Co-Def. Coordinator Everett Withers spoke with reporters at the weekly media luncheon. Check out their full Q&A sessions:
Ohio State Football
Everett Withers: "We've got guys. We just need some of those twos and threes to step up." (11:07)
Ohio State Football
Tom Herman: "Braxton's improvement has come a lot from his improved footwork." (14:37)
October 23, 2012 10:40 AM

Football: There were plenty of questions about Braxton Miller's status yesterday. Brandon Castel lays them out along with Urban Meyer's answers on Columns and Features.

October 23, 2012 10:20 AM

Football: The OSU coaching staff says it will be all or nothing regarding Braxton Miller next Saturday. Brandon Castel has the full story on Columns and Features.

October 23, 2012 12:50 AM

Football: Before we move on exclusively to the Penn State game there's one last look at the miracle that was the Purdue game in Tony Gerdeman's the-Ozone Note and Quotebook on Columns and Features.

October 22, 2012 8:30 PM

Football: Don't look now, but That School Up North has finally reclaimed the state championship of Michigan and has been winning a few games. Check out the latest on them in Tony Gerdeman's Michigan Monday on Columns and Features.

October 22, 2012 6:35 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer spoke with the media at the weekly media luncheon. Check out his opening statements and the full Q&A session.:
Ohio State Football
Opening Statement: "We have a plan to win... We're 8-0 and haven't figured out how to follow this plan..." (4:53)
Ohio State Football
Full Q&A Session: "That was an incredible night for the Horseshow and the people in there." (20:12)
October 22, 2012 5:35 PM

Football: Jeff Amey's weekly breakdown of the OSU offense is online. Check out By the Numbers on Columns and Features.

October 22, 2012 5:10 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on today's comments of Tom Herman, Everett Withers and selected players is now on Columns and Features.

October 22, 2012 4:05 PM

Football: Braxton Miller was the hot topic at today's press luncheon with Urban Meyer. Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

October 22, 2012 2:30 PM

Football: Urban Meyer had good news - very good news - on Braxton Miller's injury today.

Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

October 22, 2012 4:00 AM

the-Ozone Announcement:

Urban and Shelley Meyer
Urban and Shelley Meyer

The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer is proud to announce their partnership with the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at OSU's James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The Meyer Fund is a general cancer research-support fund dedicated to advancing research for all cancers.

The sixth annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer will set sail Feb. 21, 2013 from Tampa, Fla., on Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas. It will be a majestic five-day, four-night cruise to Key West and CocoCay, Bahamas!

And for the first time, TheOzone.net is a sponsor of the event, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet Brandon Castel or Scott Dame in addition to this loaded roster of Buckeye greats.

This is a privately chartered cruise, specially tailored to Buckeye fans. Collect autographs, bid for specialty Buckeye items in the auction, have a Heisman chat with Archie Griffin and much more!

The cruise is already 95% booked, so make your reservations now!

Click here for more information, or call Travel Partners in Dublin at 614-792-6204 to book your cruise today. Make sure to tell them you saw their promotion on TheOzone.net.

(Photo: Urban and Shelley Meyer. Photo courtesy of Travel Partners in Dublin.)

October 22, 2012 3:25 AM

Men's Basketball: People who think out loud can be annoying.

When Brandon Castel does it, it's informative.

Brandon's been thinking out loud about two young Buckeyes and how they might be the key to the style of play Thad Matta wants to see this year. His musings are on Columns and Features.

October 22, 2012 2:55 AM

Football: Everybody knows that Kenny Guiton came off the bench to be a hero last Saturday, but he wasn't the only relative no-name to step up at in a crucial situation. So did little-used wide receiver Chris Fields.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 22, 2012 1:30 AM

Football: Abandon all Hope, ye who enter here.

Monday's Zone Read

October 21, 2012 7:05 PM

Football: Michael Chung's weekly recruiting update is online.

Check out Michael's Sunday Recruiting Rundown on Columns and Features.

October 21, 2912 6:05 PM

Football: Are you ready to share the game watching experience with Tony Gerdeman. He had a REALLY good vantage point for the tying drive and overtime period.

Check out Tony's Buckeye Watch on Columns and Features.

October 21, 2012 10:40 AM

Football: The Buckeyes perform the Quick Cal drills before the Purdue game and dance to Buckeye Swag and sing Carmen Ohio after. Each in front of the student section. Check out our videos of these events:
Ohio State Football
Quick Cals (1.47)
Ohio State Football
Buckeye Swag and Carmen Ohio (3:37)
October 21, 2012 4:40 AM

Football: Brandon Castel's weekly 10 Things We Learned feature is on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsOctober 21, 2012 4:30 AM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer answers questions from reporters following the Buckeye's come-from-behind overtime victory over Purdue on Saturday.

Check out our video of the Q&A session. (10:01)

October 21, 2012 4:30 AM

Football: Just when you think you've seen it all college football proves you wrong. Tony Gerdeman writes about the amazing last minute of play and ensuing celebration on Columns and Features.

FootballOctober 21, 2012 1:35 AM

Football: Backup Quarterback Kenny Guiton led the Buckeyes to a 29-22 come-from-behind overtime victory over the Purdue Boilermakers in Ohio Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Jim Davidson and Dan Harker have the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

October 20, 2012 11:30 PM

Football: Urban Meyer has been saying that Kenny Guiton has become a reliable relief man. Today Guiton proved him more than right. Brandon Castel has the complete story on Columns and Features.

October 20, 2012 8:25 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's game recap of the dramatic win over Purdue is on Columns and Features.

October 20, 2012 6:45 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on the OSU post game is on Columns and Features.

October 20, 2012 5:40 PM

Football: An OSU spokesperson has just announced that quarterback Braxton Miller has been examined thoroughly for head, neck and shoulder injuries and has been pronounced symptom-free. As a result Miller is being released from the OSU hospital.

October 20, 2012 3:20 PM

Football: Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller suffered what appears to be serious head injury in the third quarter of the OSU vs. Purdue football game. Brandon Castel has an update on Columns and Features.

October 19, 2012 7:15 PM

Football: What did we learn from inside the WHAC this week? Tony Gerdeman sums up this week's story lines in Three and Out from the WHAC on Columns and Features.

October 19, 2012 6:45 PM

Women's Basketball: Will the women's basketball team be able to overcome the loss of Big Ten Player of the Year Samantha Prahalis? Tony Gerdeman has the Two Minute Drill from Friday's media day on Columns and Features.

October 19, 2012 2:15 PM

Men's Basketball: Terrence Dials, Greg Oden, Evan Turner, Jon Diebler, Jared Sullinger: can Deshaun Thomas add his name to that list as a guy who helped lead the Buckeyes to a lot of winning? Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 19, 2102 4:40 AM

Football: Oh boy, the members of the Opposing Quarterbacks Club were brutal on Caleb Terbush this week.

Our guy once again got in and filed a report on how they ripped him about everything from his name to his coach. .

Check out The Opposing Quarterbacks Club on Columns and Features.

October 19, 2012 4:15 AM

Football: Jeff Amey's statistical breakdown of the defense led to some surprising - very surprising - conclusions.

Check out By the Numbers for the defense vs. Indiana on Columns and Features.

October 19, 2012 3:40 AM

Football:

Purdue at Ohio State Preview
By Tony Gerdeman

the-Ozone Columns and Features

October 19, 2012 3:10 AM

Football: The discerning Big Ten fan is always prepared.

Friday's Zone Read

October 19, 2012 3:00 AM

Football: Zach Boren's move to linebacker left a void on the offensive side of the bal...or did it.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 18, 2012 5:10 PM

Football: One of OSU non-conference opponents on next year's schedule has said they are backing out of their game leaving OSU in a lurch for their season-opener. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 18, 2012 4:45 PM

Football: Zach Boren has gone from filling in a little at linebacker to probable starter. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 18, 2012 1:35 PM

Football: Urban Meyer's radio call in show was a wealth of information today. Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill report on Columns and Features.

October 18, 2012 1:00 PM

Football: This is it, the week of the upset.

We know that because we've already seen Tony's Tip Sheet.

If you want to know which favorites are going down, check out the Tip Sheet on Columns and Features.

October 18, 2012 3:30 AM

Football: Move over Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Jeff Rapp has you one-upped.

Check out Jeff's Weekly Sports Rapp on Columns and Features.

October 18, 2012 3:10 AM

Football: Urban Meyer's Wednesday update focused on injuries and personnel. Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill update on Columns and Features.

October 18, 2012 2:50 PM

Football: Sometime a big reputation can also be a big burden. Just ask Curtis Grant.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 17, 2012 11:55 PM

Football: Quarterback Braxton Miller, Linebacker Zach Boren and Runningback Carlos Hyde spoke with the media following practice on Wednesday. Check out what they had to say:
Ohio State Football
Carlos Hyde: "Every week I go into the game with confidence." (5:19)
Ohio State Football
Braxton Miller: (regarding the Heisman) "I just go out there and play." (4:22)
Ohio State Football
Zach Boren: "I definitely was nervous last week, going into the game." (4:42)

OSU SportsOctober 17, 2012 9:40 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer answers questions from reporters following practice on Wednesday.

Check out our video of the Q&A session. (7:06)

October 17, 2012 2:10 AM

Football: The move of Zach Boren to defense has Brandon Castel thinking right out loud about the middle linebacker position at OSU and why it's so important.

Check out his musings on OSU linebackers past and present on Columns and Features.

October 17, 2012 1:30 AM

Football Recruiting: A speedster from the state of Georgia in the class of 2014 has a scholarship offer from Ohio State. He's officially noncommittal, but he calls OSU his "Dream School" despite hailing from SEC country and despite the fact that he has offers from several SEC schools.

Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

October 17, 2012 1:10 AM

Football: Haters gonna hate.

Wednesday's Zone Read

October 17, 2012 1:00 AM

Football: Braxton Miller is doing a lot of things right these days, but there's one thing that's definitely lacking in his game.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 16, 2012 4:20 PM

Football: Ken Pryor's Play of the Game feature is quite good this week.

You'll find it on Columns and Features.

October 16, 2012 3:15 PM

Football: Tony Gerdeman's weekly update on the gridiron exploits of OSU's verbal commitments is online. Check out Tony's Prep Report on Columns and Features.

October 16, 2012 2:55 PM

Football: Urban Meyer's comments on the B1G teleconference today are in Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

October 16, 2012 2:30 PM

Football: Purdue Head Coach Danny Hope spoke out about the Buckeyes on today's. Big Ten teleconference. Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

October 16, 2012 5:00 AM

Football: We're guessing that the number of people in Buckeye Nation currently happy with the OSU defense is some number less than one.

We're also guessing that is bringing more than just a little heat on Luke Fickell.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 16, 2012 4:35 AM

Football: What was once a somewhat murky running back situation is sorting itself out.

Somewhat surprisingly, Rod Smith's name is becoming more and more prominent in that process.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 16, 2012 4:10 AM

Football: Well, that's one way to look at it.

Tuesday's Zone Read

October 16, 2012 4:05 AM

Football: OK, you're right, it's not Monday, but we're still going to publish Michigan Monday today because it's important you keep track of those guys, even it's a day late this week. You'll find it on Columns and Features.

October 15, 2012 11:10 PM

Football: Jeff Amey's weekly statistical breakdown of the OSU offense is online. Check out By the Numbers on Columns and Features.

October 15, 2012 10:10 PM

Football: Urban Meyer spent a lot of time talking defense today. Brandon Castel has the report on his comments on Columns and Features.

October 15, 2012 4:25 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer spoke with the media at the weekly media luncheon. Check out his opening statements and the full Q&A session.:
Ohio State Football
Opening Statement: "The good thing is, when you're coaching a team that's 7-0, you have their attention." (3:58)
Ohio State Football
Full Q&A Session: "(Moving Zach Boren to LB) Changed the entire dynamic of practice." (23:15)
October 15, 2012 4:10 PM

Football: Defensive coordinator Luke Fickell met with reporters today to talk about OSU's disappointing defense. Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill Report on his comments on Columns and Features.

October 15, 2012 3:30 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on today's comments by Urban Meyer at his Monday press gathering is now on Columns and Features.

October 15, 2012 5:00 AM

Football: On October 1 in the fifth inning of game three of the 1932 World Series Babe Ruth pointed to center field. He then proceeded to hit a home run into the center field bleachers at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Eighty years later almost to the day Braxton Miller didn't point, he just flat out told his offensive line he was going to hit a home run, then he did it.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 15, 2012 12:40 AM

Football: The OSU defense got torched at Bloomington, but if you think that is an unprecedented occurrence, think again.

Brandon Castel has the numbers to back that up, as well as Urban Meyer's feelings about the win on Saturday on Columns and Features.

In case you are curious, no, Meyer did not throw his defense under the bus.

October 14, 2012 11:30 PM

Football: Admit it, you are need of some comic relief.

We're here to serve your needs. Check out Tony Gerdeman's Buckeye Watch on Columns and Features.

October 14, 2012 7:25 PM

Football Recruiting: Get caught up on the OSU recruiting effort in Michael Chung's Sunday Recruiting Rundown on Columns and Features.

October 14, 2012 3:35 PM

Football:The Buckeyes sang Carmen Ohio to the fans before Quarterback Braxton Miller and Head Coach Urban Meyer headed to the post-game press conference. Check out out video from each event:
Ohio State Football
The Buckeyes sing Carmen Ohio to the visiting crowd. (1:13)
Ohio State Football
Quarterback Braxton Miller answers questions from reporters. (3:46)
Ohio State Football
Head Coach Urban Meyer answers questions from reporters. (5:05)
October 14, 2012 10:10 AM

Football: You watched it. What did you learn? Brandon Castel has picked out 10 things he learned in last night's blundering in Bloomington. It's on Columns and Features.

October 14, 2012 9:40 AM

Football: Desperate times require desperate measures. The desperation on the OSU defense has dictated that an offensive stalwart move to the other side of the ball.

Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

FootballOctober 14, 2012 7:45 AM

Football: The Buckeyes withstood a furious come back attempt in the last minutes of the game and came away with a 52-49 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers Saturday night in Bloomington.

Jim Davidson and Dan Harker have the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

October 14, 2012 2:30 AM

Football: You win as a team...and you win as a team.

Tony Gerdeman has the game story on Columns and Features.

October 14, 2012 2:05 AM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on the OSU postgame interverews is on Columns and Features.

October 13, 2012 7:40 PM

Football: The Buckeyes will be without one starter and two backups on defense for their game with Indiana tonight. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 13, 2012 11:00 AM

Football: If there is one unit on the OSU football team that has done a 180 this season it's the offensive line.

Brandon Castel says that improvement can be laid at the doorstep of one guy, offensive line coach Ed Warinner.

Get the details on Columns and Features.

October 13, 2012 4:30 AM

Football:

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity
(Seneca the Younger, Roman philospher, 4BC - AD 65)

What was true for Seneca 2,000 years ago is true today on the football field for OSU cornerback Bradley Roby.

Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

October 12, 2012 5:40 PM

Football: OSU Head Coach Urban Meyer was a guest on the Colin Cowherd show today. Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill report on Columns and Features.

October 12, 2012 2:35 PM

Football: It was another interesting week at the WHAC. Tony Gerdeman sums up this week's story lines in Three and Out from the WHAC on Columns and Features.

October 12, 2012 2:10 PM

Football: It's like looking into a mirror.

Friday's Zone Read

October 12, 2012 5:00 AM

Football:

Ohio State at Indiana Preview
By Tony Gerdeman

the-Ozone Columns and Features.

October 12, 2012 4:30 AM

Football: Tailback Rod Smith will return to his home state with the Buckeyes this weekend. He's hoping the return to the place where his football career started will help jump-start his Buckeye career.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 12, 2012 3:30 AM

Football Recruiting: OSU quarterback commitment J. T. Barrett suffered a severe knee injury last week. While severe, the injury now appears to be somewhat less serious than has been previously feared. Michael Chung has all the details on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsOctober 11, 2012 11:55 PM

Men's Basketball: Thursday was Media Day at the Schottenstein Center. Check out our Sights & Sounds from the event. (2:13)

October 11, 2012 11:00 PM

Football: He did it again. Our guy got past the security and into this week's meeting of The Opposing Quarterbacks Club.

His report is on Columns and Features.

FootballOctober 11, 2012 10:35 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes gathered in the practice gym for photos and interviews during media day on Thursday. Check out Jim Davidson's Photo Gallery from the event on Columns and Features.

October 11, 2012 8:40 PM

Football: There's football tonight, in 20 minutes actually, so we are NOT late with this. If you read it, you will know who to root for. You will also know who to grieve for. (We're looking at you, Columbia, Missouri.).

Tony's Tip Sheet is on Columns and Features.

October 11, 2012 7:15 PM

Men's Basketball: There was plenty of interesting talk at Media Day today. Brandon Castel sums up some of the highlights in his Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

October 11, 2012 4:30 PM

Football: The scoring explosion last Saturday night got Jeff Rapp wondering where this offense could rank among the greatest Buckeye offenses of all time. Check out his thoughts in Jeff's Weekly Sports Rapp on Columns and Features.

October 11, 2012 2:00 PM

Football: Urban Meyer's call in show produced plenty today, including Urban Meyer's revelation of the road venue where you "better bring your man card" if you want to survive.

Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report is on Columns and Features.

October 11, 2012 1:30 PM

Football: There are lots of updates on injuries and the depth chart today. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 11, 20127:10 AM

Football: The Buckeyes have added Texas to the schedule in 2022 and 2023. Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

October 11, 2012 5:50 AM

Football Recruiting: The Buckeyes have offered an offensive lineman in the south in the class of 2014. Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

October 11, 2012 2:20 AM

Football Recruiting: Too stupid not to be real.

Thursday's Zone Read

October 11, 2012 2:05 AM

Men's Basketball: OSU men's basketball ball media day is today. Brandon Castel has identified ten intriguing story lines that will be a part of the upcoming basketball season. His report is on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsOctober 10, 2012 11:20 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer answers questions from reporters following practice on Wednesday.

Check out our video of the Q&A session. (6:41)

October 10, 2012 4:00 PM

Football: The glow still hasn't worn off after the Nebraska win. Ken Pryor has done some thinking about it all and has come with a Play of the Game from that win. It's on Columns and Features.

October 10, 2012 6:45 AM

Football Recruiting: Defensive back Montae Nicholson from the state of Pennsylvania in the class of 2014 says the Buckeyes have offered him a scholarship and they are high on his list.

Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

October 10, 2012 6:20 AM

Football: A smashmouth spread offense? Who'd a thunk it, but that's what Urban Meyer is developing this season and he has the right people to make it work.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 10, 2012 5:10 AM

Football: A mistake that you should never make twice.

Wednesday's Zone Read

October 9, 2012 5:50 PM

Football Recruiting: Football Recruiting: Tony Gerdeman's weekly Prep Report which chronicles the exploits of OSU's verbal commitments for the upcoming signing class is on Columns and Features.

October 9, 2012 3:35 PM

Football: Urban Meyer had some very interesting comments on today's Big Ten teleconference. Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

October 9, 2012 1:00 PM

Football: We're at the half way point of the season. Tony Gerdeman has found some numbers that reveal what this Buckeye football team has been about so far. It's on Columns and Features.

October 9, 2012 12:30 PM

Football: When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Tuesday's Zone Read

October 9, 2012 6:25 AM

Football: It's no secret that the Buckeyes are looking for some linebacker help...soon.

Urban Meyer may have found his man out on the recruiting trail, but he'll have to flip him to get him. What are the chances? Michael Chung has the report on Columns and Features.

October 9, 2012 6:20 AM

Football: The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. - Mark Twain

There have been reports that the Florida football program was dead because Urban Meyer left the talent cupboard bare, but like the reports of Mark Twains death, the reports on the demise of Florida football appear to be exaggerated as well.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 9, 2012 5:45 AM

Football: the-Ozone Note and Quotebook - Nebraska Edition is on Columns and Features.

October 8, 2012 8:50 PM

Football: Tight Ends/Fullbacks Coach Tim Hinton and Cornerbacks Coach Kerry Coombs spoke with reporters at the weekly media luncheon. Check out their full Q&A sessions:
Ohio State Football
Tim Hinton: "You never have enough depth. You never have enough of those people" (10:41)
Ohio State Football
Kerry Coombs: "Let's just plan on not losing any more. This is pretty good stuff." (12:38)
October 8, 2012 7:20 PM

Football: Jeff Amey's statistical breakdown and analysis of the OSU offense is online. It's on Columns and Features.

October 8, 2012 6:20 PM

Football: Tony Gerdeman's weekly update on Sparty's big brother is online. Check out Michigan Monday on Columns and Features.

October 8, 2012 5:55 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer spoke with the media at the weekly media luncheon. Check out his opening statements and the full Q&A session.:
Ohio State Football
Opening Statement: "I love college football, I love Ohio State and to see that (atmosphere) Saturday night was tremendous." (5:36)
Ohio State Football
Full Q&A Session: "We're not hiding it. We're a top-10 football team and the stakes are really high." (26:32)
October 8, 2012 5:00 PM

Football: The prognosis is not the greatest for injured linebacker Etienne Sabino. Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

October 8, 2012 4:30 PM

Football: Whether it was good or bad there are always questions about the OSU offense after a game. Urban Meyer answered a bunch of them today. Brandon Castel's report is on Columns and Features.

October 8, 2012 4:10 PM

Football: One OSU quarterback is making a name for himself to the extent that he is now considered a Heisman candidate. Another is in the news for quite a different reason.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 8, 2012 2:25 PM

Football: The news is not particularly good on the injury front as reported by Urban Meyer at his press conference today. Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report is on Columns and Features.

October 8, 2012 1:25 PM

Football: The Big Ten Conference has recognized both Carlos Hyde and Corey Brown as players of the week for their performances against Nebraska.

The details are on Columns and Features.

October 8, 2012 5:20 AM

Football Recruiting: An offensive lineman in the class of 2014 says he has an offer from the Buckeyes. You may have heard of his high school, Cleveland Glenville. Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

October 8, 2012 4:45 AM

Men's Basketball: That's right, men's basketball!

Basketball media day is this week at OSU. Brandon Castel has a preview to media day festivities courtesy of some great conversation with Lenzelle Smith.

It's on Columns and Features.

October 8, 2012 4:00 AM

Football: Our favorite deadly sin.

Monday's Zone Read

October 7, 2012 10:00 PM

Football: Quarterback Braxton Miller and linebacker Ryan Shazier spoke with the media following the win over Nebraska. Check out their full Q&A sessions:
Ohio State Football
Braxton Miller: "I always imagined (putting up) points like this one day." (4:38)
Ohio State Football
Ryan Shazier: "
We saw a lot of opportunities to make big plays."(4:30)
October 7. 2012 9:10 PM

Football Recruiting: Catch up on the OSU recruiting effort in Michaels Sunday Recruiting Rundown by Michael Chung.

It's on Columns and Features.

October 7, 2012 8:45 PM

Football: Want to re-live the experience? Tony Gerdeman's Buckeye Watch is on Columns and Features.

October 7, 2012 5:40 PM

Football: Not only was it a night to remember, it was a night from which to learn...a lot.

Brandon Castel's Ten Things We Learned (Plus a Bonus) is on Columns and Features.

October 7, 2012 2:05 PM

Football: You saw a lot of things on the field last night. One of the most important may have been the first real example of the new attitude in Ohio State football brought by their new head coach.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsOctober 7, 2012 10:10 AM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer answers questions from reporters following the blowout win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Check out our video of the Q&A session. (7:42)

FootballOctober 7, 2012 8:45 AM

Football: The Buckeyes started slow out of the gate, but things got going in the 2nd quarter as OSU went on to destroy the Nebraska Cornhuskers 63-38 in Ohio Stadium Saturday night..

Jim Davidson and Dan Harker have the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

October 7, 2012 3:55 AM

Football: The Buckeyes and Huskers shot it out, and when it was over the Buckeyes were still standing and the Huskers were laying dead in the dirt.

Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

October 7, 2012 1:50 AM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill from the OSU post game interviews is on Columns and Features

October 5, 2012 9:25 PM

Football: Wide receiver Ricquan Southward is leaving the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes have also lost the services of a defensive back due to surgery. Brandon Castel has all the details on Columns and Features.

October 5, 2012 2:35 PM

Football: What's up with the linebackers at OSU and is help on the way? Michael Chung and Brandon Castel debate that question on Columns and Features.

October 5, 2012 2:00 PM

Nebraska at Ohio State Preview
By Tony Gerdeman

the-Ozone Columns and Features

October 5, 2012 7:00 AM

Football: Some players rely on strength. Some rely on speed. Some, the rare ones, can simply be relied upon, even when they are not at their best. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 5, 2012 5:55 AM

Football: There's no place like home.

Friday's Zone Read

October 4, 2012 9:15 PM

Football: The OQbC (Opposing Quarterbacks Club) met again, and once again our man was able to infiltrate the proceedings. His report is on Columns and Features.

October 4, 2012 4:25 PM

Football: Jeff Amey's breakdown of the performance of the OSU defense against Michigan State is online. Check out By the Numbers - Defense, on Columns and Features.

October 4, 2012 2:40 PM

Football: Urban Meyer's call in show was a home run again. Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill Report on today's show - including injury updates and more - on Columns and Features.

October 4, 2012 12:55 PM

Football: With Jordan Hall out Carlos Hyde is in, and he wants the rock.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 4, 2012 4:10 AM

Football: Games start tonight. Do you know who to root for? Find out in Tony's Tip Sheet on Columns and Features.

October 4, 2012 3:05 AM

Football: Great competitors are often revered as "fierce warriors" on the field of play, but what of those warriors when their playing days are over? Jeff Rapp addresses that question in Jeff's Weekly Sports Rapp on Columns and Features.

October 4, 2012 2:30 AM

Football: Defensive line coach Mike Vrabel is hoping that the return of Michael Bennett will provide much-needed depth along the defensive line. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 4, 2012 1:40 AM

Football Recruiting: This will be a huge weekend for player visits. Michael Chung has compiled an updated list of the talent that will be in attendance on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsOctober 3, 2012 10:00 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer answers questions from reporters following practice on Wednesday.

Check out our video of the Q&A session. (7:41)

October 3, 2012 9:30 PM

Football: There was plenty of good information in today's Wednesday update with Urban Meyer and selected players. Brandon Castel has filed a Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

October 3, 2012 10:50 AM

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October 3, 2012 4:30 AM

Football: Urban Meyer has addressed the problem and has the solution right on the nose. Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

October 3, 2012 1:55 AM

Football: Sour grapes make for the best whine.

Wednesday's Zone Read

Tom and Michelle HermanOctober 3, 2012 1:30 AM

Football: Coaching football at the collegiate level is a demanding and pressure-packed job.

That can also make for a difficult and unusual family life.

Find out how OSU offensive coordinator Tom Herman and wife Michelle makes that all work on Columns and Features.

October 3, 2012 1:25 AM

Football: It was another hard-fought week on the gridiron for the future Buckeyes, as there was a healthy mix of blowouts and close decisions among the 2013 commitments. Check out the details in Tony Gerdeman's weekly Prep Report on Columns and Features.

October 2, 2012 5:45 PM

Football: Former OSU safety Bo Pelini will return to Ohio Stadium Saturday as the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Pelini answered questions about that situation today. Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

October 2, 2012 4:45 PM

Football: Ohio State has announced an home and home series with Big 12 foe TCU. Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

October 2, 2012 4:15 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on today's Big Ten teleconference with the Big Ten coaches is on Columns and Features.

October 2, 2012 1:10 AM

Football Recruiting: One of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the class of 2014 says he is holding an OSU offer and is interested in the Buckeyes.

Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

October 2, 2012 12:50 AM

Football: You hear about coaches looking for a vertical threat all the time. Urban Meyer says that's important, but you have to have an horizontal threat too.

Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

October 2, 2012 12:45 AM

Football: You saw it, now find out what they said after it was over. Tony Gerdeman's Note and Quotebook for the MSU game is on Columns and Features.

October, 1, 2012 8:40 PM

Football: Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Ed Warinner and Defensive Line Coach Mike Vrabel spoke with the media at the weekly media luncheon. Check out their full Q&A sessions:
Ohio State Football
Ed Warinner: "They're starting to understand what we want in the spread offense." (12:10)
Ohio State Football
Mike Vrabel: "(Nathan Williams) is excited to be back out there playing football."(10:44)
October 1, 2012 5:50 PM

Football: Jeff Amey's weekly statistical breakdown of the OSU offense is online. Check out By the Numbers on Columns and Features.

October 1, 2012 4:50 PM

Football: Urban Meyer took some very direct questions today about the status of his offense. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

October 1, 2012 4:40 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer spoke with the media at the weekly media luncheon. Check out his opening statements and the full Q&A session.:
Ohio State Football
Opening Statement: "It's great to have an offensive line grade out as your player of the game. You usually win that ball game." (3:19)
Ohio State Football
Full Q&A Session: "I would anticipate a night game in one of the greatest stadiums in college football, it will be an inferno." (26:29)
October 1, 2012 4:00 PM

Football: Brandon Castel has filed a second Two Minute Drill covering the comments today of OSU players and assistant coaches. It's on Columns and Features.

October 1, 2012 3:10 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill covering Urban Meyer's press conference today is on Columns and Features.

FootballOctober 1, 2012 9:20 AM

Football: The Ohio State Alumni Association held a "Buckeye Bash" in East Lansing before the game on Saturday. Check out Jim Davidson's Photo Gallery from the event on Columns and Features.

October 1, 2012 9:05 AM

Football: Ken Pryor's take on OSU's performance in East Lansing is on Columns and Features.

October 1, 2012 8:35 AM

Football: Can too much Braxton Miller be like too much to drink? It was fun at the moment but oh my there is a price to pay the day after. Check out Brandon Castel's Monday Morning Hangover on Columns and Features.

October 1, 2012 8:10 AM

Football Recruiting: A quarterback in the class of 2014 that is considered a pocket passer says the Buckeyes are high on his list. Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

October 1, 2012 2:55 AM

Football: Braxton Miller made a number of memorable plays on Saturday, but some plays that looked kind of routine were just impressive and just as important to OSU's winning effort. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 30, 2012 8:20 PM

Football Recruiting: Michael Chung's regular Sunday update on the OSU football recruiting effort is on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsSeptember 30, 2012 7:20 PM

Football: Quarterback Braxton Miller answered questions from reporters following the game at Michigan State.

Check out our video of the Q&A session. (1:58)

September 30, 2012 2:55 PM

Football: Tony Gerdeman's Buckeye Watch is on Columns and Features.

FootballSeptember 30, 2012 6:50 AM

Football: It was a back-and-forth battle in East Lansing, but the Buckeyes held on with a clock-killing drive to end the game with a 17-16 victory.

Jim Davidson and Dan Harker have the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

September 30, 2012 5:05 AM

Football: There was plenty to learn in OSU"s win over the Spartans. Brandon Castel has picked out 10 Things We Learned on Columns and Features.

September 30, 2012 1:25 PM

Football: Braxton Miller might not be in the conversation to actually win the Heisman, but he's proving he can win something even more important: Games.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsSeptember 30, 2012 1:20 AM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer answers questions from reporters following the game at Michigan State.

Check out our video of the Q&A session. (6:46)

September 29, 2012 12:35 AM

Football: There are wins, and then there are really satisfying wins. The Buckeyes picked up one of the second variety in East Lansing. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 29, 2012 9:20 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on the OSU postgame interviews is on Columns and Features.

September 28, 2012 3:15 PM

Football: Three and Out from the WHAC, Tony Gerdeman's weekly summation of the topics of the week in OSU football, is on Columns and Features.

September 28, 2012 7:50 AM

the-Ozone Last-Minute Announcement: Are you headed to East Lansing on Saturday?

If so, check out the Buckeye Bash with special guest Brandon Castel of TheOzone.net. This is a great event that is organized by The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

This Buckeye Bash will be located on Farm Lane, south of Auditorium Road, behind MSU Auditorium from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Events include appearances by Archie Griffin, the OSU Marching Band, the cheerleaders and Brutus. Brandon will give a game preview and answer questions from the audience.

You must have a ticket to attend. Click here or call the Alumni Association at 1-800-762-5646 for more informatio

September 28, 2012 7:45 AM

Football: Styles make fights, and matchups make football games.

Brandon Castel covers the key matchups to watch in the game this weekend on Columns and Features.

September 28, 2012 4:25 AM

Football Recruiting: An offensive lineman from Ohio in the class of 2014 says he likes the Buckeyes, but he might like the Fighting Irish a little better.

Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

September 28, 2012 3:40 AM

Football: Admit it, you'd do the same if you could.

Friday's Zone Read

September 28, 2012 3:30 AM

Football:

Ohio State at Michigan State Preview
By Tony Gerdeman

the-Ozone Columns and Features

September 28, 2012 2:35 AM

Football: You want to know what's wrong with the OSU defense? There are a lot of opinions on that, but the numbers don't lie. Jeff Amey lays out the defensive numbers and then tells us what they mean on Columns and Features.

September 27, 2012 7:55 PM

Football: It's time for another quarterback to face the music.

The Opposing Quarterbacks Club is on Columns and Features.

September 27, 2012 3:20 PM

Football: The college football weekend starts tonight. Wondering who to root for?

Tony's Tip Sheet is on Columns and Features.

September 27, 2012 2:20 PM

Football: Is Braxton Miller actually a Heisman candidate? Check out the story by Tony Gerdeman, now on Columns and Features.

September 27, 2012 1:55 PM

Football: Once again, Head Coach Urban Meyer's call-in show revealed quite a bit of good information. Brandon Castel has the Two-Minute Drill on Columns and Features.

September 27, 2012 11:00 AM

Football: Brandon Castel took a foray into enemy territory to see how the Spartan faithful were seeing this week's matchup with MSU. His report is on Columns and Features.

September 27, 2012 1:50 AM

Football: When Urban Meyer says he wants more press, he isn't saying he wants more media coverage for the Buckeyes.

Nor is he saying that he wants his pants and shirts ironed.

Brandon Castel has the story on what he really means, and why he may or may not get it, on Columns and Features.

September 27, 2012 1:20 AM

Football: Urban Meyer updated the injury situation and talke a bit about both his offense and defense heading into the MSU game. Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report is on Columns and Features.

September 27, 2012 12:45 AM

Football: All good things must come to an end.

Thursday's Zone Read

OSU SportsSeptember 26, 2012 9:25 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer answers questions from reporters following practice on Wednesday.

Check out our video of the Q&A session. (6:59)

September 26, 2012 5:20 PM

Football: If the macabre facination of a train wreck is your thing then the upcoming Big Ten football season will be your cup of tea.

So says Jeff Rapp in Jeff's Weekly Sports Rapp on Columns and Features.

September 26, 2012 4:55 PM

Football: The OSU sports community is deeply saddened by the untimely death of former Buckeye football player Jason Winrow. Brandon Castel remembers Jason on Columns and Features.

September 26, 2012 3:15 PM

the-Ozone Announcement: Are you headed to East Lansing on Saturday?

If so, check out the Buckeye Bash with special guest Brandon Castel of TheOzone.net. This is a great event that is organized by The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

This Buckeye Bash will be located on Farm Lane, south of Auditorium Road, behind MSU Auditorium from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Events include appearances by Archie Griffin, the OSU Marching Band, the cheerleaders and Brutus. Brandon will give a game preview and answer questions from the audience.

You must have a ticket to attend. Click here or call the Alumni Association at 1-800-762-5646 for more information.

September 26, 2012 1:30 PM

Football: If the Buckeyes want to escape East Lansing without being the victim of knockout they'l have to make sure they can answer the Bell.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 26, 2012 1:30 AM

Football Recruiting: A five-star offensive lineman in the class of 2013 says the door is still open for Ohio State and will make an official visit with the Buckeyes.

Michael Chung has the report on Columns and Features.

September 26, 2012 1:15 AM

Football: Neighborhood Watch

Wednesday's Zone Read

September 26, 2012 12:55 AM

Football: Last year the MSU defense made life miserable for a young Braxton Miller. MSU Head Coach Mark Dantonio says that will be much tougher for his defense this year.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 25, 2012 10:35 PM

Football Recruiting: This week's Prep Report detailing the exploits of OSU's verbal commitments is on Columns and Features.

September 25, 2012 5:00 PM

Football: MSU Head Coach Mark Dantonio had plenty to say about Buckeye football today. Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

September 25, 2012 4:25 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on today's teleconference is now on Columns and Features.

September 25, 2012 5:40 AM

Football: Are you giving up on the Buckeyes? Urban Meyer isn't, and though he may be starting to be in a dwindling minority, he still believes this can be a very good Buckeye team yet this year. Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

September 25, 2012 5:25 AM

Football: A big, fast wide receiver from Arizona in the class of 2014 says he will visit the Buckeyes and has an OSU offer. Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

September 25, 2012 5:10 AM

Football: Brandon Castel has been doing some thinking - right out loud - about the OSU offense. His ponderous pondering is on Columns and Features.

September 25, 2012 1:25 AM

Football: I've got a lot of problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about it!

Tuesday's Zone Read

September 24, 2012 9:45 PM

Football: The Wolverines didn't have such a red-hot weekend on the gridiron. Find out why in Tony Gerdeman's Michigan Monday is now on Columns and Features.

September 24, 2012 7:40 PM

Football: The Buckeyes are getting some reinforcements just in time to face a stiff test this Saturday in East Lansing. Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

September 24, 2012 7:00 PM

Football: Wide Receivers Coach Zach Smith and Co-Defensive Coordinator Everett Withers spoke with the media at the weekly media luncheon. Check out their full Q&A sessions:
Ohio State Football
Zach Smith: "(Devin Smith) is easy to coach because he's as hard on himself as I could ever be on him." (9:03)
Ohio State Football
Everett Withers: "I think (MSU's) is a traditional Big Ten Offense. I think it fits us a little bit better."(10:48)
September 24, 2012 5:30 PM

Football: Jeff Amey's By the Numbers analysis of the OSU offense last Saturday is now Columns and Features.

September 24, 2012 4:45 PM

Football: Urban Meyer did some answering about OSU's not-so-special special teams last week. Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

September 24, 2012 3:40 PM

Football: We're going to have to start calling Monday dissection day.

Ken Pryor's weekly dissection of OSU's performance last Saturday is now online. Later today we will add Jeff Amey's By The Numbers dissection of the OSU offense, and Jeff says he's going to add the defense as well. Last, and we'll let you decide if it's least or not, Tony Gerdeman's dissection on That Team Up North will be online in Michigan Monday.

Ken Pryor's weekly dissection is on the-Ozone Columns and Features now.

September24, 2012 3:40 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer spoke with the media at the weekly media luncheon. Check out his opening statements and the full Q&A session.:
Ohio State Football
Opening Statement: "I've seen some good (opposing) defenses in my career and this is one of the best.". (2:59)
Ohio State Football
Full Q&A Session: "I think by the end of the year this might be a hell of a football team. It might be sooner than that". (27:25)
September 24, 2012 2:35 PM

Football: OSU's offensive and defensive coordinators spoke with the media today. Brandon Castel has filed a Two Minute Drill Report on their comments. It's on Columns and Features.

September 24, 2012 1:45 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on Urban Meyer's press conference today is on Columns and Features.

September 24, 2012 3:55 AM

Football: The polling results are not very good right now.

Monday's Zone Read

September 24, 2012 3:45 AM

Football: Tony Gerdeman's Note and Quotebook for the UAB game is on Columns and Features.

September 24, 2012 3:10 AM

Football: A highly-regarded offensive lineman in the class of 2014 says the Buckeyes are on his list and he will visit Ohio State this spring. Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

September 24, 2012 2:50 AM

Football: A former can't-miss prospect that disappeared for while is reemerging as a viable option for the Buckeye offense.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 23, 2012 3:55 PM

Football: One of the best things you will learn in Tony Gerdeman's Buckeye Watch is whether it is a finer thing to lose an eye to a rapper or a wrapper.

It's on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsSeptember 23, 2012 3:05 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer answers questions from reporters following the 29-15 win over the UAB Blazers.

Check out our video. (10:56)

FootballSeptember 23, 2012 1:30 AM

Football: It was much more difficult than many predicted, but the Buckeyes advanced to a 4-0 record with their 29-15 victory over the UAB Blazers.

Jim Davidson and Dan Harker have the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

September 22, 2012 10:55 PM

Football: Brandon Castlel's 10 Things We Learned feature is now on Columns and Features.

September 22, 2012 9:00 PM

Football: If you were less-than impressed with OSU's win over UAB you are not alone. So was Urban Meyer.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 22, 2012 8:10 PM

Football: It was a win.

It was also ugly, very ugly.

Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

Game Stats

September 21, 2012 11:30 AM

Football: It's been another interesting week at the WHAC. Tony Gerdeman sums it all up in Three and Out from the WHAC on Columns and Features.

September 21, 2012 1:35 AM

Football Recruiting: Michael Chung's report on the verbal commitment of defensive end Tyquan Lewis is on Columns and Features.

September 21, 2012 1:20 AM

Football: Preperation H(oke).

Friday's Zone Read

September 21, 2012 12:40 PM

Football:


UAB at Ohio State Preview
By Tony Gerdeman

the-Ozone Columns and Features

September 20, 2012 4:05 PM

Football Recruiting: Highly regarded defensive end Tyquan Lewis made a verbal commitment to Ohio State today. Tony Gerdeman has the details on Columns and Features.

September 20, 2012 3:40 PM

Football: Urban Meyer's call in show was, as usual, very informative today. Tony Gerdeman's Two Minute Drill Report on today's information is on Columns and Features.

September 20, 2012 2:05 PM

Football: Go small, or go home.

WedThursday's Zone Read

[Editor's Note: Remember when your kids came up with that "dog ate my homework" excuse? Tony Gerdeman tried to run the old "the site I do it on was down" deal on us. Very similar, and we weren't buying it of course, but the bottom line is that we had no Zone Read yesterday so today's is covering both days, hence WedThursday's Zone Read.]

September 20, 2012 1:40 PM

Football: Our spy-guy has done it again. He's beaten the security at the Opposing Quarterbacks Club meeting and has filed his report. It's on Columns and Features.

September 20, 2012 8:45 AM

Football: A highly sought after wide receiver from the state of Florida has been offered a scholarship by the Buckeyes and says he will visit Ohio State.

Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

September 20, 2012 8:10 AM

Football: Urban Meyer is not particularly thrilled with his defense following the win over Cal, specifically with the team's tackling.

Brandon Castel has Meyer's rather simple advice on how to cure that problem on Columns and Features.

September 20, 2012 7:45 AM

Football: Air shows usually conjure up thoughts of names like Grumman, Boeing and McDonnell. This Saturday might produce an air show featuring names like Miller, Smith, Brown and Spencer.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 19, 2012 10:00 PM

Football: Who to root for? Who to root for?

Tony's Tip Sheet is on Columns and Features.

September 19, 2012 9:35 PM

Football: Urban Meyer updated the media on the status of the Buckeyes this evening. Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report is on Columns and Features.

September 19, 2012 6:15 PM

Men's Basketball: A winner.

That's Thad Matta.

It's also the subject of this weeks edition of Jeff's Weekly Sports Rapp on Columns and Features.

September 19, 2012 10:15 AM

Football Recruiting: A 2014 defensive back from the state of Texas says he has interest in the Buckeyes. It also appears the Buckeyes have interest in him.

Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

September 19, 2012 3:15 AM

Football: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Tom Herman and Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach Luke Fickell spoke with the media this week. Check out their full Q&A sessions.:
Ohio State Football
Tom Herman: "I'm happy with the effort that our guys play with."(11:37)
Ohio State Football
Luke Fickell: "When a guy slips out the back side for 81 yards, there's nothing fundamentally sound about it." (12:04)
September 19, 2012 3:10 AM

Football: The OSU offense has been dynamic and effective thus far, and that doesn't happen by accident. Planning and hard work are the key ingredients that offensive coordinator Tom Herman brings to the table to make the offense be what it is.

Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

September 18, 2012 8:20 PM

Football Recruiting: Tony Gerdeman's weekly Prep Report on the exploits of OSU's football verbal commitments over the weekend is on Columns and Features.

September 18, 2012 8:05 PM

Men's Basketball Recruiting: Thad Matta landed a verbal commitment from a sharp-shooting guard today. Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

September 18, 2012 3:10 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on Urban Meyer's participation in today's Big Ten teleconference is on Columns and Features.

September 18, 2012 1:20 PM

Football: Everybody knew Bradley Roby was fast and was skilled. Now we know that he is tough as nails too.

Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

September 18, 2012 12:40 PM

Football: When a general has a cannon, the tendency is to want to shoot it when the battle begins.

OSU offensive coordinator Tom Herman has a great big cannon at his disposal, but has to keep in mind that he may not have an unlimited supply of ammunition.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 18, 2012 12:20 PM

Football: Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.

Tuesday's Zone Read

September 18, 2012 11:50 AM

Football Recruiting: 2014 offensive lineman Kyle Trout from Lancaster, Ohio, is getting a serious look from the Buckeyes.

Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

September 18, 2012 11:20 AM

Football: Braxton Miller's gaudy numbers are sure to inspire some Heisman talk in some places. Urban Meyer's office is not one of those places. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 17, 2012 7:00 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer spoke with the media at the weekly media luncheon. Check out his opening statements and the full Q&A session.:
Ohio State Football
Urban Meyer opening statement. (4:46)
Ohio State Football
Urban Meyer full presser. (27:32)
September 17, 2012 5:55 PM

Football: What's wrong with the Ohio State defense? Urban Meyer took questions on that today. Brandon Castel has the report on his answers on Columns and Features.

September 17, 2012 4:40 PM

Football: Those guys with the ugly helmets had a big win over the weekend. What does it mean? Tony Gerdeman figures that out in Michigan Monday on Columns and Features.

September 17, 2012 4:10 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on offensive coordinator Tom Herman's comments today is on Columns and Features.

September 17, 2012 3:30 PM

Football: It's back.

Jeff Amey's By the Numbers stastical breakdown and commentary on the Buckeye offense is on Columns and Features.

September 17, 2012 3:00 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on Urban Meyer's press conference today is on Columns and Features.

September 17, 2012 11:15 AM

Football: Ohio State sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.

Details on Columns and Features.

September 17, 2012 10:10 AM

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September 17, 2012 9:50 AM

Football Recruiting: A four-star linebacker in the class of 2013 who is committed to Florida now says he will visit the Buckeyes.

Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

September 17, 2012 4:35 AM

Football: It wasn't all bad on Saturday. There was also plenty of good. Brandon Castel has picked out the Best of the Day on Columns and Features.

September 17, 2012 4:15 AM

Football: The mystery of the OSU defensive line this season includes not just the players on the field, but also the players that aren't getting on the field.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 17, 2012 3:55 AM

Football: We're almost half way there!

Monday's Zone Read

September 17, 2012 3:40 AM

Football: Dare to be stupid; Even Worse; Determined to Succeed and Improve; Miller loaded for Bear; Might As Well Jump; Hall and Quotes.

It's all covered in the-Ozone Note and Quotebook on Columns and Features.

September 16, 2012 9:25 PM

Football: What happened?

That's the question a lot of people are asking despite the fact that OSU's game last Saturday ended up as an OSU's victory.

Ken Pryor offers a few answers in his Game Thoughts on Columns and Features

September 16, 2012 6:45 PM

Football Recruiting: Michael Chung's weekly Sunday Recruiting Rundown is on Columns and Features.

September 16, 2012 6:00 PM

Football: Tony Gerdeman's Buckeye Watch is on Columns and Features.

September 16, 2012 3:15 PM

Football: Despite a 3-0 record it's not all wine and roses in Buckeye land. One thing that is certain though is that at least one receiver is emerging as a big play guy. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 16, 2012 10:20 AM

Football: When the Buckeyes needed a big play to win they got it - and it wasn't an accident. Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

September 16, 2012 9:40 AM

Football: Brandon Castel's 10 Things We Learned feature is on Columns and Features.

FootballSeptember 16, 2012 12:35 AM

Football: It was a back-and-forth battle in Ohio Stadium, but the Buckeyes pulled out the 35-28 victory over California for their first 3-0 start since 2007.

Dan Harker has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

September 15, 2012 9:20 PM

Football: Urban Meyer was happy to get a win but was anything but happy with the sloppy play of the Buckeyes. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 15, 2012 7:25 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill on today's OSU's post game is on Columns and Features.

September 15, 2012 7:05 PM

Football: It definitely wasn't pretty, but Braxton Miller made enough plays to enable the Buckeyes to get past Cal by a final of 35-28.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 15, 2012 3:35 AM

OSU Athletics: A new class was inducted into the OSU athletic hall of fame yesterday. It was a class that was led by a general. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 15, 2012 3:10 AM

Football: the-Ozone reader Ben Zelinski wrote to us last night with a request to air a plea to Buckeye nation. We decided that would be a good idea. Check out Ben's plea on Columns and Features.

September 15, 2012 1:55 AM

Football: If you were like us and thought that the Big Ten Network and Dish Network had settled on a deal you were wrong. As of today, the BTN is no longer available on Dish.

The Big Ten Network has issued the following statement.

"As of September 14th, BTN’s distribution agreement with Dish expired despite our best efforts to finalize an agreement.  We are disappointed that Dish does not see the value in the network in the same way that so many of their customers do, including Big Ten students, alumni, fans and viewers across the country who continue to pay Dish for a channel they no longer receive."

the-Ozone commentary on this surprising development is on Columns and Features.

September 15, 2012 12:30 PM

OSU Athletics: Eight former OSU athletes were inducted into the university's Hall of Fame Friday night. We have these videos tonight. Check back Sunday afternoon for the rest:
Ohio State Football
Head Football Coach Urban Meyer made an appearance. (5:15)
Ohio State Football
Former basketball player and Coaching great Bobby Knight addresses the crowd. (10:55)

OSU SportsSeptember 14, 2012 1:55 PM

Football: Cal Bears Head Coach Jeff Tedford spoke with reporters prior to his team's walk-through of Ohio Stadium on Friday.

Check out our video of the Q&A session. (2:23)

September 14, 2012 1:45 PM

Football Recruiting: Michael Chung caught up with a top linebacker in the class of 2014.

Check out Michael's report on Columns and Features.

September 14, 2012 4:05 AM

Football: There's a first time for everything.

Friday's Zone Read

September 14, 2012 3:55 AM

Football: There were some interesting story lines out of the WHAC this week. Tony Gerdeman sums them up in Three and Out on Columns and Features.

September 14, 2012 3:40 AM

Football: Football is a game of matchups. Brandon Castel takes a look at the key matchups in the Cal game on Columns and Features.

September 14, 2012 3:20 AM

Football: For the second-straight week the Opposing Quarterbacks Club was in session, and for the second-straight week our man was able to penetrate their security.

His report is on Columns and Features.

September 14, 2012 2:45 AM

Football: Urban Meyer is anxious to see if some of his players are ready for "Grown Man Football" this Saturday against Cal.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 13, 2012 7:15 PM

Football:

California at Ohio State Preview

the-Ozone Columns and Features

September 13, 2012 2:00 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on today's Urban Meyer radio call in show is on Columns and Features.

September 13, 2012 1:30 PM

Football: There's football tonight so there's Tony's Tip Sheet today. It's on Columns and Features.

September 13, 2012 3:00 AM

Football: The OSU defense could get a boost this weekend when not one but two seniors become available after having missed last week's game.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 13, 2012 2:35 AM

Football: Jordan Hall hasn't practiced much due to his injury but still could see significant action on Saturday.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 13, 2012 2:15 AM

Men's Basketball: Ohio State will usher in another terrific group of Athletics Hall of Fame inductees this weekend, but the class has a headliner deluxe that makes this a very special class.

Get the details in Jeff's Weekly Sports Rapp in Columns and Features.

September 13, 2012 1:25 AM

Football: Longing for the good old days.

Thursday's Zone Read

September 13, 2012 1:10 AM

Football Recruiting: Football season is just getting started, but it's never too soon to look at how the recruiting season might end up. Michael Chung takes a peek at how this year's signing class might end up on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsSeptember 12, 2012 11:30 PM

Football: Sophomore Quarterback Braxton Miller answered questions about the upcoming game against the Cal Bears and more.

Check out our video. (2:23)

OSU SportsSeptember 12, 2012 9:00 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer met with reporters at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Wednesday evening following practice and talked about the Cal Bears, Jordan Hall and much more.

Check out our video. (10:22)

September 12, 2012 8:25 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on Urban Meyer's wednesday update on injuries, the offense, and the defense heading into the Cal game is now on Columns and Features.

September 12, 2012 4:40 PM

Football: What's it like to see your child suit up and run onto the football field as a Buckeye?

Find out in Michael Chung's series Through the Eyes of a Father.

Part I is on Columns and Features.

September 12, 2012 11:55 AM

Football: Too much of a bad thing.

Wednesday's Zone Read

September 12, 2012 2:35 AM

Football: Is Braxton Miller carrying the ball too much?

Brandon Castel has some answers on Columns and Features.

September 12, 2012 2:00 AM

Football Recruiting: It's time to catch up with OSU's verbal commitments for the class of 2013. Check out Tony Gerdeman's Prep Report on Columns and Features.

September 12, 2012 1:35 AM

Football Recruiting: An Ohio Athlete from the class of 2014 with offers from other B1G schools says the Buckeyes are his life-long favorite.

Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

September 11, 2012 9:00 PM

Football: Running Backs Coach Stan Drayton and Cornerbacks Coach Kerry Coombs answered questions from reporters:
Ohio State Football
"Travis (Howard) has taken this business very very seriously since the day I arrived." (9:47)
Ohio State Football
"The beauty of this offense for (the running backs) is that they are trained to do pretty much everything."(10:38)
September 11, 2012 3:35 PM

Football: Freshman defensive tackle Adolphus Washington may be exactly what the doctor ordered to cure the ailing OSU pass rush. Tony Gerdeman has the strory on Columns and Features.

September 11, 2012 3:00 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on Urban Meyer's Tuesday updates is on Columns and Features.

September 11, 2012 2:40 PM

Football: Brandon Castel has an early look at the Cal. Check out his Two Minute Drill Report on the Bears on Columns and Features.

September 11, 2012 11:50 AM

Football: Despite off-field issues this summer Urban Meyer never lost faith in OSU tight end Jake Stoneburner.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 11, 2012 1:10 AM

Football Recruiting: If you like your offensive linemen big then an OSU target in the class of 2014 is just your cup of tea. Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

September 11, 2012 12:55 AM

Football: Like oil and water. Deep fried.

Tuesday's Zone Read

September 11, 2012 12:45 AM

Football: Running back Jordan Hall has finally been medically cleared to play but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll see a whole lot of him on Saturday.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsSeptember 10, 2012 11:00 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer met with reporters at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to talk about last Saturday's game against UCF and the upcoming game against Cal.

Check out our video of his opening statement. (6:05)

Click here for the entire press conference.

September 10, 2012 9:00 PM

the-Ozone Announcement: In case you hadn't already heard, GoDaddy.com, the largest DNS registrar in the world., was hacked today causing its DNS servers to go down.

As a result, the-Ozone was off line from approximately 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM this evening.

Though we were off line, our writers continued to work and our posts for today will be posted below this announcement.

We're very sorry for the interruption, but there was nothing we could do but wait. Things now appear to have returned to normal.

We hate that we were off line, but we hate even more the disruption of internet services to people involved in truly important services such as medical professionals, law enforcement officials, and other entities involved in important and essential services.

Simply put, the hackers responsible for this are criminals. Their fun endangered people in many, many ways. They need to be found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

The following features are now on Columns and Features.

Two Mintue Drill: Meyer Talks Changes for Cal.
Two Minute Drill: Drayton Talks Running Backs
Meyer Expects More against Cal

Meyer Answers Questions About the Offense
Michigan Monday

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September 10, 2012 2:40 AM

Football: Brandon Castel's picks for the Best of the Day in OSU's win over Central Florida are on Columns and Features.

September 10, 2012 2:00 AM

Football: Could it be that easy?

Monday's Zone Read

September 10, 2012 1:45 AM

Football Recruiting: A highly regarding defensive back prospect that is currently committed to Georgia says he is considering a visit to Ohio State. Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

September 10, 2012 12:50 AM

Football: Ken Pryor wasn't at the game but watched it on TV with educated eyes. Check out his comments on the OSU offense and defense on Columns and Features.

September 10, 2012 12:10 AM

Football: You can talk the talk, but when you walk the walk people notice.

Urban Meyer said he would make changes in OSU football, and he's doing it.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 9, 2012 8:05 PM

Football: Tony Gerdeman's Buckeye Watch is now on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsSeptember 9, 2012 6:05 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer answers questions from reporters following the 31-16 win over the UCF Knights

Check out our video of the event. (10:13)

September 9, 2012 5:20 PM

Football Recruiting: Michael Chung's Sunday Recruiting Roundup features in online. Get caught up on OSU football recruiting on Columns and Features.

September 9, 2012 1:30 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's weekly Nine Things We Learned feature is on Columns and Features.

September 9, 2012 12:55 PM

Football: Is this really Ohio State? The Buckeye offense went for it on fourth down not just once yesterday, but twice. Tony Gerdeman has the details on Columns and Features.

September 9, 2012 3:45 AM

Football: This week's lame edition of The View from Row Two is on Columns and Features.

FootballSeptember 9, 2012 2:15 AM

Football: The Buckeyes defeated the UCF Knight 31-16 at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, but it wasn't an imressive showing for Ohio State.

Jim Davidson and Dan Harker have the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

September 8, 2012 9:00 PM

Football: Urban Meyer isn't happy about the lack of pressure on opposing quarterbacks so far.

There's a good chance he will be putting a bit of pressure of his own on the defensive coaching staff to find out why.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 8, 2012 6:35 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill Report on the OSU postgame interviews is on Columns and Features.

September 8, 2012 6:15 PM

Football: The Buckeyes won a game, but they didn't make their coach particularly happy.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

September 8, 2012 12:00 Noon

Football: Two key defensive linemen will not be available to the Buckeyes today. Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

September 7, 2012 3:15 PM

Football: Derrell Scott, a top running back from North Carolina in the class of 2014, says he views Urban Meyer as a "legend".

Michael Chung has the complete story on Columns and Features.

September 7, 2012 3:45 AM

Football: An old friend is returning to the-Ozone.

After an absence of almost 10 years, The Opposing Quarterbacks Club has resumed operations this year. As in past years, we have been able to penetrate their security to be able to report on their weekly meeting.

Find out where the club has been, how they got back into business, and what happened at their first meeting since resuming operations on Columns and Features.

September 7, 2012 3:00 AM

Football: It all started with Three and Out, then there was View from Row Two. Now Brandon Castel has to one-up everybody with Three Up, Three Down.

It's on Columns and Features.

[Editor's Note: I have to admit, it's pretty good.]

September 7, 2012 2:00 AM

Football: Satisfaction anything but guaranteed.

Friday's Zone Read

September 7, 2012 1:45 AM

Football: Last week was a week of firsts. Tony Gerdeman looks at some of the more interesting ones in Three and Out from Inside the WHAC.

It's on Columns and Features.

September 7, 2012 1:15 AM

Central Florida at Ohio State Preview
By Tony Gerdeman

the-Ozone Columns and Features

September 7, 2012 12:30 AM

Football: A highly regarded tight end from the south in the class of 2014 says he can see himself in Urban Meyer's offense. Michael Chung has the story on Columns and Features.

September 6, 2012 2:25 PM

Football: Relax.

We know you've been fretting about who to root for in this week's college football games, but we've got you covered.

Just check out Tony's Tip Sheet to know when to cheer and when to groan. It's on Columns and Features.

September 6, 2012 1:40 PM

Football: Urban Meyer brought it today on his radio call in show. Brandon Castel has a Two Minute Drill Report on Columns and Features.

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