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Yesterday's the-Ozone News and Notes

February 9, 2012 6:20 PM

Football: In a radio interview in Cleveland today Urban Meyer admitted to being "beyond angry" over comments make by Wisconsin Head Coach Brett Bielema.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

February 9, 2012 1:15 AM

Football: The land of 10,000 lacks.

Thursday's Zone Read

February 8, 2012 6:20 PM

Football: Wide receivers coach Zach Smith has inherited a young receiver corps, but not an altogether inexperienced one.

Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

February 8, 2012 2:35 PM

Football: Urban Meyer has clear, exact and specific ideas on teaching and how it relates to coaching football.

Brandon Castel's report is on Columns and Features.

February 8, 2012 2:25 AM

Football: Buyee's Remorse

Wednesday's Zone Read

February 8, 2012 2:20 AM

Men's Basketball: Jared Sullinger hobbled off the court late in the game and didn't return in the OSU win over Purdue.

Brandon Castel has an update on his situation on Columns and Features.

February 8, 2012 2:00 AM

Men's Basketball: If you've been waiting for William Buford to break out of his shooting slump, wait no more.

Ben Axelrod has the story on Columns and Features.

February 8, 2012 1:40 AM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts on the win over Purdue is on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateFebruary 8, 2012 12:40 AM

Men's Basketball: William Buford scored a career-high 29 points to lead OSU past pesky and determined Purdue by a final score of 87-84.

Brandon Castel has the Game Story and Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

Box Score
Season Stats Year to Date

February 7, 2012 1:30 PM

Football: Urban Meyer has impressed a bunch of people in a short time. That includes a couple of members of his own coaching staff. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

February 7, 2012 12:05 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes have a Big Ten matchup with Purdue tonight at Value City arena. Ben Axelrod has the preview on Columns and Features.

February 7, 2012 1:20 AM

Women's Basketball: Samantha Prahalis has earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors after her 34 point, five assist and 4 steals performance against Wisconsin Monday night. This is Prahalis' seventh career P.o.t.W. honor and third of the season.

February 7, 2012 1:20 AM

Football Recruiting: The dust is beginning to settle on the recruiting classes. Which schools in the Big Ten did well and which didn't? Tony Gerdeman runs that down on Columns and Features.

February 7, 2012 12:05 AM

Football: Decisions ...decisions...decisions.

Tuesday's Zone Read

February 6, 2012 11:30 PM

Women's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts on a win over Wisconsin and a career night for Samantha Prahalis is on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateFebruary 6, 2012 10:45 PM

Women's Basketball: The Buckeyes defeated Wisconsin 72-58 behind a career-high 34 points from senior point guard Samantha Prahalis in the Schottenstein Center Monday night..

Ben Axelrod has the Game Story Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

Box Score
Season Stats Year to Date

February 6, 2012 3:15 PM

Football: Urban Meyer's first recruiting class has a key component that likes of which was on display in yesterday's Superbowl.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

February 6, 2012 12:00 PM

Men's Basketball: Jared Sullinger has earned Co-Player of the Week honors with Northwestern's John Shurna. This marks Sullinger's sixth career P.o.t.W. honor and second this season.

Sullinger scored 24 point, pulled down 10 rebounds and grabbed 3 turnovers in the game at Wisconsin. It was his 10th double-double of the season and 28th of his career.

February 6, 2012 2:30 AM

Football: Remembering those who have been forgotten.

Monday's Zone Read

February 5, 2012 9:40 PM

Football: Urban Meyer had an attentive audience last Friday when he laid out his plans for the OSU football program to a group of Ohio high school football coaches.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateFebruary 4, 2012 11:10 PM

Men's Hockey: The Buckeyes pulled within one during the second period, but couldn't complete the comeback as they were downed by the Michigan State Spartans 3-2 in the Schottenstein Center Saturday night.

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

February 4, 2012 9:00 PM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts after the win at Madison is on Columns and Features.

February 4, 2012 5:50 PM

Airwave Note: the-Ozone's Brandon Castel will appear on Wall to Wall Sports tonight at 11:30 PM on WBNS-TV channel 10 in Columbus.

Brandon will join Beau Bishop and Adam Neft for a Buckeye Hoops Roundtable. Be sure to tune in.

February 4, 2012 5:10 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes gave Thad Matta something he has never had before, a win at the Kohl Center as the OSU head coach.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

Box Score
Season Stats Year to Date

February 4, 2012 12:35 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes have an encounter with the Badgers today at 2:00 PM at the Kohl Center. Ben Axelrod has the preview on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateFebruary 4, 2012 12:40 AM

Wrestling: The Buckeyes downed arch-rival Michigan 24-13 in St. John Arena Friday night.

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

February 3, 2012 6:25 PM

Football: Apparently it's all settled, at least for now.

Urban Meyer has issued a statement indicating that he has reached an understanding with the Big Ten coaches with respect to the ongoing war of words regarding his recruiting practices this year.

the-Ozone report is on Columns and Features.

February 3, 2012 1:45 PM

Football: Ohio State Director of Athletics Gene Smith has issued a statement on the recent allegations of recruiting improprieties by Urban Meyer.

the-Ozone report is on Columns and Features.

February 3, 2012 1:00 PM

Football: Urban Meyer addressed the Ohio High School Coaches Association today and took the opportunity to fire back at some of his critics.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

February 3, 2012 3:50 AM

Football: The enemy of my enemy is still my enemy.

Friday's Zone Read

February 3, 2012 3:35 AM

Football: The 2012 recruiting class is very strong on the defensive side of the ball. How would they line up if you had to put them on the field today?

Brandon Castel takes a stab at an all-freshman depth chart on Columns and Features.

February 3, 2012 2:55 AM

Football Recruiting: : Wisconsin Head Coach Brent Bielma and Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio have leveled some serious charges against OSU Head Coach Urban Meyer.

Tony Gerdeman says both of them should probably spend more time looking in a mirror than over their neighbor's fence..

Tony's commentary is on Columns and Features.

February 2, 2012 7:25 PM

Football: Urban Meyer and his staff crammed an entire recruiting year into two months and came out smelling like a rose.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

February 2, 2012 4:30 PM

Football: Somebody get this guy a donut.

Thursday's Zone Read

February 2, 2012 3:40 PM

Football: Ohio State received 25 commitments on Wednesday. Is that more scholarships than they have available?

Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

February 2, 2012 4:20 AM

Football Recruiting: Do you have a favorite signee in this class? Urban Meyer has a few, and one of them is a guy that didn't get a whole lot of "stars" after his name, but got a lot of respect from football coaches that saw his film.

Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

February 2, 2012 3:50 AM

Football: Former OSU Head Football Coach Jim Tressel may be employed by an NCAA Division I institution very soon, but not as a coach.

Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

February 2, 2012 12:45 AM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer answered questions from the media concerning the incoming 2012 recruiting class. Check out our videos of the interview.

Ohio State Football
Meyer talks about the quality of the class, difficulties of the recruiting trail, scholarship numbers and more. (8:15)

Ohio State Football
Meyer talks about additional needs, negative recruiting, recruit competitiveness, affect of the bowl ban and more. (8:38)

Ohio State Football
Meyer talks about 4-year scholarships, early signing period, evaluating character, Kyle Dodson and more. (7:23)

OSU SportsFebruary 1, 2012 7:15 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer talks about the 2012 football recruiting class. Check out our video of Coach Meyer's opening statements: (5:25)

February 1, 2012 3:05 AM

Football Recruiting: As has been our custom over the years, we will do our best today to keep track of the signings and post them here below.

Rather than bury our features today down the page below the signing announcements, we are going to post the titles and descriptions of our features here and keep them frozen at the top of the page so you don't have to do a whole lot of scrolling to find them. The signing infowill be below as it comes in.

Signing day Features (also listed on Columns and Features):

Two Minute Drill - Meyer Beaming on Signing Day: A quickie report on Urban Meyer's comments on his signing class. By Brandon Castel. (posted 6:45 pm)
Depth Charting the 2012 Class: Offense - Urban Meyer's signees not only address critical needs at certain positions, but also filled out an entire offensive depth chart. By Brandon Castel (posted 6:05 p.m.)
Dodson's Commitment Puts Spectacular Bow on Signing Day for the Buckeyes.- Offensive lineman says no to Badgers and yes to Buckeyes. By Tony Gerdeman (Posted 2:45)
LB Marcus picks Ohio State - North Carolina product picks OSU with signing day decision. By Brandon Castel.(Posted 11:25 am)
Meyer Nabs 14 From Buckeye State - Talent scout John McCallister comments on OSU's signees from the Buckeye State. By Brandon Castel (Posted 10:25 am)
2012 Recruiting Class Timeline - How the class of 2012 evolved. By Brandon Castel (Posted 7:25 am)
Five Signees That Fill Specific Needs: Key signees at positions of need. By Brandon Castel (posted 3:05 am)
A Signing Day Primer: Where the drama remains in this year's recruiting effort. By Tony Gerdeman (posted 3:05 am)
Wednesday's Zone Read: Also Known as...By Tony Gerdeman (posted 3:05 am)
Complete Signing List: by the-Ozone Staff.(posted 3:05 am)

February 1, 2012 12:50 PM

Football Recruiting: More good news for the Buckeyes!

Offensive lineman Kyle Dodson has announced that he will be a Buckeye. Dodson had been committed to Wisconsin, but has signed with Ohio State.

Complete Signing List

February 1, 2012 10:50 AM

Football Recruiting: Bonus! Bonus! Urban Meyer has added to his already excellent recruiting class.

Linebacker Jamal Marcus has announced that he will sign with Ohio State.

Marcus has been deciding between OSU and Eastern Carolina, but announced just moments ago that he will be a Buckeye.

Complete Signing List

February 1, 2012 10:05 AM

Football Recruiting: Offensive lineman Joey O'Connor has signed with the Buckeyes.

O'Connor is the last of the committed players to sign, but that does not mean that there may not be more signees yet today. There are several players yet to announce who are considering OSU but are not committed as yet. We will post here when there are further updates.

Complete Signing List

February 1, 2012 8:55 AM

Football Recruiting: Defensive end Se'Von Pittman is the latest to sign his letter of intent.

Complete Signing List

February 1, 2012 8:35 AM

Football Recruiting: We're in the home stretch already. Defensive end Adolphus Washington has sent in his letter of intent to Ohio State.

Complete Signing List

February 1, 2012 8:25 AM

Football Recruiting: Defensive back/running back Devin Bogard is the latest OSU signee.

Complete Signing List

February 1, 2012 8:20 AM

Football Recruiting: Wide receiver Frank Epitropoulous has faxed in his letter of intent.

Complete Signing List

February 1, 2012 8:10 AM

Football Recruiting: Defensive tackle Tommy Schutt has faxed his letter of intent.

Complete Signing List

February 1, 2012 8:00 AM

Football Recruiting: Defensive end Noah Spence has signed his letter of intent.

Complete Signing List

February 1, 2012 7:55 AM

Football Recruiting: Linebackers Luke Roberts and and David Perkins have signed their letter of intent and faxed them to OSU. Cornerback Najee Murray has also signed.

Complete Signing List

February 1, 2012 7:45 AM

Football Recruiting: Running back Warren Ball, wide receiver Ricquan Southward and offensive lineman Taylor Decker have signed their letter of intent.

Complete Signing List

February 1, 2012 7:25 AM

Football Recruiting: Four letters of intent are in. High school teammates Amani Reeves and Cameron Williams have signed their letters of intent with Ohio State, as have Blake Thomas and Patrick Elfein.

Complete Signing List

January 31, 2012 4:50 PM

Football Recruiting: The last 12 months have some of the most eventful in the history of Ohio State football. That includes the recruitment of this year's signing class which has evolved into one of the most exciting recruiting years in recent memory.

Brandon Castel has developed a timeline on just how recruiting unfolded over the last 12 months. You will find it on Columns and Features.

A link to this feature will remain at the top of the-Ozone home page all day tomorrow.

January 31, 2012 9:25 AM

Football Recruiting: The class of 2012 signs tomorrow and will be a good one, but Urban Meyer has the class of 2013 off to an unbelievable start. Tony Gerdeman has the details on Columns and Features.

January 31, 2012 2:00 AM

Football: Last week Tony Gerdeman took a look at the returning starters in the Leaders Division of the Big Ten. Today Tony takes a look at the Legends Division.

It's on Columns and Features.

January 31, 2012 1:50 AM

Football: Well, that's a relief!

Tuesday's Zone Read

January 30, 2012 7:20 PM

Football: Urban Meyer has hired an assistant coach to fill the void created when Taver Johnson departed the coaching staff.

Brandon Castel has the lowdown on Columns and Features.

January 30, 2012 4:05 PM

Football: Prolonging the inevitable.

Monday's Zone Read

January 30, 2012 2:00 PM

Airwave Notes: The-Ozone's Brandon Castel will make a guest appearance on The Big Show on 97.1 The Fan with Anthony Rothman at 2:30pm today to talk a little recruiting and Buckeye football. Tune into the radio station or listen live here: 97.1 The Fan.

FundraiserJanuary 30, 2012 2:00 AM

the-Ozone Announcement: We're getting there.

Since we last updated the honor roll about 3,000 dollars have come in toward our goal of 30,000. That's a great number, but it still leaves us about 7,000 dollars short of our goal.

If you haven't already done so (or even if you have), today would be a great day to make a donation to the-Ozone.

Fundraiser honor roll

Why participate?

Make a donation to the-Ozone!

Make check payable to:
Ozone Communications
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Columbus, Ohio 43212

January 30, 2012 1:50 AM

Women's Basketball: No. 10 Oho State got ambushed in Minneapolis, dropping their second game of the season at the hands of the Gophers. Ben Axelrod has the story on Columns and Features.

Box score

January 30, 2012 1:25 AM

Football Recruiting: OSU's latest verbal commitment fills an area of definite need for the Buckeyes.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 30, 2012 12:45 AM

Football Recruiting: National signing day is this week, so it's crunch time. The Buckeyes took a little of the drama out the week however by securing a verbal from a highly coveted defensive back just last night.

Tony Gerdeman all the details in this week's Recruiting Rundown on Columns and Features.

January 29, 2012 9:15 PM

Football Recruiting: The first signing class in the Jim Tressel era set the tone for the next 10 years. The first class in the Urban Meyer era may be just as important.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 29, 2012 7:15 PM

Men's Basketball: The game was close through the first half, but the Buckeyes slowly walked away from the Woverines for the rest of the game for the 64-49

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

January 29, 2012 6:20 PM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts after the win over Michigan is on Columns and Features.

January 29, 2012 6:20 PM

Men's Basketball: When it comes to getting Ws in big games the Buckeyes are learning to count on the "Big L".

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 29, 2012 6:15 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes took care of the Wolverines by a final of 64-49 at Value City Arena today.

Ben Axelrod's Game Report is now on Columns and Features.

Box Score
Season Stats Year to Date

January 27, 2012 1:00 PM

Airwave Notes: The-Ozone's Brandon Castel will make a guest appearance with Adam Neft on 97.1 FM The Fan Friday night from 7 to 8 PM.

Did you miss it live? Click here to listen to the PodCast. (skip to the 3:30 mark for the start of the show)

January 27, 2012 1:50 AM

Football: The Unwanted

Friday's Zone Read

January 27, 2012 1:40 AM

OSU Athletics: The department of athletics lost a long-time and respected associate this week with the passing of D. C. Koehl.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 27, 2012 1:25 AM

Men's Basketball: OSU's Jared Sullinger and Michigan's Trey Burke have known each other a long, long time and are best of friends.

That will all go away for 40 minutes Sunday.

Ben Axelrod has the story on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 26, 2012 11:00 PM

Women's Basketball: The Buckeyes were down one at the half, but pumped in 48 during the second stanza for a 73-55 win over the Indiana Hoosiers in Assembly Hall.

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

January 26, 2012 2:55 AM

Football: Winter conditioning is under way, and according to the guy who is running it, the level of difficulty is about to take a jump upward.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 26, 2012 2:35 AM

Football: There is always plenty of talk at this time of year about the new talent coming into the Big Ten, but the biggest determinant of success next season will probably the talent that is coming back.

Tony Gerdeman takes a team by team look at who is coming back in the Leaders division on Columns and Features.

January 26, 2012 12:05 PM

Football: If they die, they die.

Thursday's Zone Read

January 25, 2012 11:30 PM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts on the win over Penn State is on Columns and Features.

January 25, 2012 10:35 PM

Men's Basketball: Penn State guard Tim Frazier was red hot until he came to Columbus where Aaron Craft slammed him into a deep freeze.

Ben Axelrod has the story on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 25, 2012 10:05 PM

Men's Basketball: It was over by half time.

The Buckeyes took out Penn State in short order and cruised to their third-straight win.

Brandon Castel has the Game Story and Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

Box Score
Season Stats Year to Date

January 25, 2012 2:45 PM

Football: Like steroids for coaches.

Wednesday's Zone Read

January 25, 2012 2:25 AM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes can move into a tie for first place in the Big Ten with a win over Penn State tonight.

Ben Axelrod has the complete story on Columns and Features.

January 24, 2012 7:05 PM

Football: Practice for the Senior Bowl is taking place in Mobile, Alabama this week and former Buckeye Mike Adams is attracting a lot of attention. Brandon Castel has the complete story on Columns and Features.

January 24, 2012 11:35 AM

the-Ozone Announcement: You are invited to lunch with Urban Meyer and his coaching staff.

On April 3 Coach Meyer and his staff will speak at The Coach Meyer Buckeye Football Spring Kickoff to benefit the Earle and Jean Bruce Foundation for Alzheimer's Research at the Ohio State University.

The event will will include a silent auction and luncheon. Coach Meyer and his coaching staff will be on hand as speakers.

Price and the exact time of the event have not yet been set. We will post those details when they become known, but put aside the date now to hear Coach Meyer speak about the Buckeyes.

January 24, 2012 2:35 AM

Football: Ed Warinner will be the architect of OSU's running game and offensive line play. He will also be a contributor to a fundamental change in the overall offensive philosophy at Ohio State. Brandon Castel has the complete story on Columns and Features.

January 24, 2012 2:20 AM

Football: Quarterback's coach Tom Herman can't really start coaching Braxton Miller and the other OSU quarterbacks yet, but he sure as heck can start formulating a plan. Tony Gerdeman takes a look at what that plan could be on Columns and Features.

January 24, 2012 12:00 AM

Football: Delusions of grandeur.

Tuesday's Zone Read

January 23, 2012 1:45 PM

Football: It looks like fullback David Durham is considering a tranfer to Pitt. Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

January 23, 2012 1:10 PM

Football Recruiting: The Buckeyes had a very successful week on the recruiting trail. Tony Gerdeman has the report and a look forward in the Recruiting Rundown on Columns and Features.

January 23, 2012 12:45 AM

Football: Conflicting reports.

Monday's Zone Read

January 22, 2012 11:55 PM

Football Recruiting: A highly respected football talent scout in Ohio says Ohio State has secured at least one verbal commitment from a player that could be a real cornerstone for a football team.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 22, 2012 6:40 PM

Women's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts on the win over Illinois is on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 22, 2012 5:30 PM

Women's Basketball: The Buckeyes downed a stubburn Illinois team 96-84 behind 28 points from senior point guard Samantha Prahalis.

Ben Axelrod has the Game Story and Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

Box score
Season stats year to date

January 21, 2012 3:55 PM

Football: Urban Meyer has issued a statement on the passing of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno. Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

January 21, 2012 11:50 PM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts after the win over Nebraska is on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 21, 2012 11:35 PM

Men's Hockey: The Buckeyes tied Ferris State 3-3 during regulation and overtime, but dropped the shootout 2-0 during Military Appreciation Night at the Schottenstein Center.

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

January 21, 2012 11:15 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes broke out of a road slump and William Buford broke out of a shooting slump. That was bad news for Nebraska.

Ben Axelrod has the game story on Columns and Features.

Box Score
Season Stats Year to Date

January 21, 2012 6:30 PM

Football Recruiting: Urban Meyer has done it again. He has secured a commitment from a highly ranked linebacker that had previously been slated to attend another school.

Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

January 21, 2012 3:00 PM

Football: Former OSU Head Football Coach Jim Tressel may be back in football sooner rather than later, this time in the NFL. Brandon Castel has report on Columns and Features.

January 21, 2012 1:30 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes travel to Lincoln, Nebraska, today for their second meeting of the season with the Cornhuskers.

Ben Axelrod has the preview in Starting Five on Columns and Features

Ohio StateJanuary 21, 2012 1:35 AM

Wrestling: The Buckeyes took down wrestling powerhouse Iowa 21-9 in their first win over the Hawkeyes since 1966.

John Porentas has the Meet Story and Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

January 20, 2012 2:10 PM

Football Recruiting: An OSU wide receiver commit from Florida says he is still solid with the Buckeyes as signing day approaches. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 20, 2012 10:55 AM

Football: In the interest of fairness, we are going to let Tony Gerdeman write one less opinion piece this week, because if we do, it might hurt the feelings of Brandon Castel, Jim Davidson, Dan Harker and Ben Axelrod.

Make any sense to you? Us neither. Check out Tony Gerdeman's latest on Columns and Features.

January 20, 2012 10:35 AM

Football: Like a time capsule of suck.

Friday's Zone Read

January 20, 2012 10:10 AM

Football Recruiting: It's been an incredibly busy - and productive - week in OSU football recruiting. Brandon Castel sums up the week's action in a Two Minute Drill report on Columns and Features.

January 20, 2012 1:45 AM

Football Recruiting: Urban Meyer has gotten the class of 2013 off to a great start with a verbal commitment from one of the top juniors in the state. Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

January 19, 2012 10:35 PM

Women's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts after OSU's win over No. 20 Nebraska is on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 19, 2012 9:30 PM

Women's Basketball: The potent Buckeye backcourt got some unexpected assistance to help No. 10 Ohio State knock of No. 20 Nebraska at Value City Arena.

Ben Axelrod has the Game Story and Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

Box score
Season stats year to date

January 19, 2012 3:55 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes need to be a little less schizophrenic and a little more just plain old frenetic if they are going to do big things this season. Ben Axelrod has the story on Columns and Features.

January 19, 2012 1:45 PM

the-Ozone Announcement: We want to thank all of you who took the time to participate in our fund raiser this week. We have not updated our numbers, but a quick scan indicates that between 1000 and 1,500 dollars have come in since Monday.

That still leaves us between 8500 and 9000 dollars short of our goal, a goal we would very much like to reach before the end of the month.

If you haven't already done so (or even if you have), today would be a great day to make a donation to the-Ozone.

Why participate?

Make a donation to the-Ozone!

Make check payable to:
Ozone Communications
1380 King Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43212

January 19, 2012 12:45 PM

Football: Urban Meyer, Brady Hoke, Bo Pelini, Tim Beckman, Bill O'Brien, Jerry Kill; the Big Ten coaching roster has undergone some significant changes in the last two years. Who is the best? Brandon Castel takes a look at that question on Columns and Features.

January 19, 2012 10:55 AM

Football: The Inconvincables.

Thursday's Zone Read

January 19, 2012 2:45 AM

Football Recruiting: The Buckeyes have secured verbal commitments from an offensive lineman and a linebacker. Tony Gerdeman has the skinny on both of them on Columns and Features.

January 18, 2012 4:40 PM

Football: OSU's new Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Ed Warinner and Assistant AD for Football Sports Performance (Strength and Conditioning) Mickey Marotti answer questions about their respective places in the program. Check out our video interviews.

Ohio State Football
Ed Warinner talks about what he looks for in linemen, coaching at OSU, leaving Notre Dame, blocking schemes and more. (6:42)

Ohio State Football
Mickey Marotti talks about his winter conditioning goals, the teams current condition, his assistant coaches and more. (8:55)

January 18, 2012 3:40 PM

Football: All you can eat.

Wednesday's Zone Read

January 18, 2012 2:00 PM

Football: Urban Meyer appeared on the Big Ten Network yesterday and talked about a range of things including the Michigan rivalry, winter conditioning and some of his own coaching responsiblities within the framework of the organization of the coaching staff.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 18, 2012 2:10 AM

Football Recruiting: If nothing else, the new Buckeye coaching staff is group of highly motivated salesmen when it comes to selling the OSU football program. Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

January 18, 2012 1:25 AM

Football: Assistant Head Coach Everett Withers will be working with defensive coordinator Luke Fickell to try to create yet another solid Buckeye defense. Despite fancy titles for both, Withers says he doesn't expect any kind of power struggles or conflicts to evolve when it comes to managing the defense. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 17, 2012 7:05 PM

Football: OSU's new Tight Ends/Fullbacks Coach Tim Hinton and Wide Receivers Coach Zach Smith explained how their positions are going to fit into the Urban Meyer offense, and what it means to them to be coaching at Ohio State. Check out our video interviews.

Ohio State Football
Tim Hinton talks about his relationship with Urban Meyer, recruiting Ohio, his decision to come to Ohio State and more. (10:21)

Ohio State Football
Zach Smith talks about coming to Ohio State, what Earle Bruce told him about coaching at OSU, what receivers need to accomplish and more. (7:02)

January 17, 2012 6:35 PM

Football: The dates for the start of spring practice and the spring game have been set. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 17, 2012 1:25 PM

Football: Who is going to replace Taver Johnson as Urban Meyer's cornerbacks coach? Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 17, 2012 6:25 AM

the-Ozone Announcement: All right, it's time to get serious.

Our fund raiser has made it over the $20,000.00 mark, but just barely. That leaves us $10,000 shy of our goal.

We have a renewed sense of urgency to get to our goal quickly since returning from the bowl trip. There are two reasons for that.

First, it is basketball season, and simply because of the nature of the schedule, we do more traveling at this time of year than any other, so a safe and sound vehicle is really important.

Second, lets just say that our trip to Jacksonville was made more than just a little interesting by the brake line that ruptured while we were on our way to do something in conjunction with our bowl coverage. We won't go into a great deal of detail here, but suffice it to say that we operated on a left-front brake only for a while until emergency repairs could be made. We made it back home on front brakes only. The rears were not functional.

In the spirit of full disclosure, the car we were driving at the time belonged to Jim Davidson. We took his to Florida because it was in far better shape than the one owned by the-Ozone, and that should give you some idea of just how dire the condition of that thing has gotten.

In case you haven't seen some of our previous announcements for this fund raiser, you can read about it by following this link.

If you haven't already participated, this would be very, very, very good day indeed to get your name on the honor roll.

Why Participate?

Make a donation to the-Ozone!

Make check payable to:
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January 17, 2012 6:05 AM

Football: Some things just can't be quit cold turkey.

Tuesday's Zone Read

January 16, 2012 2:55 PM

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January 16, 2012 2:50 PM

Football Recruiting: The Buckeyes had a successful weekend last weekend, but Urban Meyer is not yet satisfied. Will he be able to produce a big finish? Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

January 16, 2012 1:15 PM

Football: The torch was passed from Luke Fickell to Urban Meyer at the halftime of the Indiana game. It was a stirring and memorable moment in OSU history. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 16, 2012 1:00 PM

Football Recruiting: The Buckeyes had a busy and successful weekend on the recruiting front. Tony Gerdeman has the report in Recruiting Rundown on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 16, 2012 9:00 AM

Men's Hockey: The Buckeyes were downed by Michigan 4-1 in the Frozen Diamond Faceoff at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

January 16, 2012 2:35 AM

Football: After a year out of football OSU Head Football Coach Urban Meyer says he is rested up and ready to rock and roll.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 16, 2012 2:25 AM

Football: Driving and easy bargain.

Monday's Zone Read

Ohio StateJanuary 15, 2012 10:30 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes paid back the Hoosiers for the loss in Bloomington with a convincing 80-63 pounding in Columbus.

Terry Gilliam has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

January 15, 2012 10:20 PM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts on the OSU win over Indiana is on Columns and Features.

January 15, 2012 9:45 PM

Men's Basketball, Football, Women's Basketball, Men's Hockey: It was an extraordinary Sunday in OSU athletics. Brandon Castel has the rundown on a busy, busy day in his Two Minute Drill report on Columns and Features.

January 15, 2012 9:30 PM

Men's Basketball: Lenzelle Smith's career night propelled the Buckeyes to a decisive win over Indiana. Ben Axelrod has the story on Columns and Features.

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January 15, 2012 8:05 PM

Football: A member of Urban Meyer's coaching staff has decided to move on to another university. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 15, 2012 7:25 PM

Football: Urban Meyer sent a clear message to his team today when he released two players from scholarship for violation of team rules. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 15, 2012 7:25 PM

Football: Urban Meyer sent a clear message to his team today when he released to players from scholarship for violation of team rules. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 14, 2012 1:50 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes are hoping to avoid their fourth loss of the season when they take the court for a rematch with Indiana tomorrow. Ben Axelrod has the preview on Columns and Features.

January 14, 2012 11:15 AM

Football: A young defensive back has requested release from the OSU football program for transfer. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 14, 2012 11:00 AM

Football: The coaching staff is set. Now the Buckeyes have until September to determine how the lineup will be set. Brandon Castel has his projection on how that might all shake out on the defensive side of the ball on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 13, 2012 11:25 PM

Men's Hockey: The Buckeyes out shot the Wolverines 46-33, but the Michigan goalie didn't allow a single one past as Michigan down Ohio State 4-0 (including two empty netters).

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

January 13, 2012 4:15 PM

Football: OSU's new Offensive Coordinator and Co-Defensive Coordinator, Tom Herman and Everett Withers respectively, answered questions from the media and explained their philosophy on each side of the ball. Check out our video interviews.

Ohio State Football
Tom Herman talks about his offensive philosophy, Braxton Miller, calling plays, the current players and more. (10:15)

Ohio State Football
Everett Withers talked about being a part of Urban Meyer's staff, returning players, the bowl ban and more. (9:00)

January 13, 2012 12:45 PM

Football: Urban Meyer is already dealing with his first case of a player apparently having a run in with legal authorities. Brandon Castel's report on how Meyer is likely to handle it is on Columns and Features.

January 13, 2012 1:40 AM

Football: Where the grass is always greener.

Friday's Zone Read

January 13, 2012 1:15 AM

Women's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts on the Buckeye win over Northwestern is on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 12, 2012 10:00 PM

Women's Basketball: It was a close game for most of the contest, but the Buckeyes pulled away in the end for an 82-72 win over the Northwestern Wildcats at the Schottenstein Center.

Ben Axelrod has the Game Story Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

Box Score
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January 12, 2012 8:55 PM

Football: The members of Urban Meyer's new coaching staff have diverse backgrounds, skills and areas of expertise. The one thing that is overwhelmingly in common among them is their ties to the Buckeye state and OSU football. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsJanuary 12, 2012 8:00 PM

Football: Head Coach Urban Meyer answers questions from the media for the first time at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Check out our video of the event: (18:44)

January 12, 2012 6:40 PM

Football: Urban Meyer's newly assembled coaching staff met with media members today. Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill report on the event is now on Columns and Features.

January 12, 2012 3:10 PM

Football: Urban Meyer raided the Notre Dame coaching staff to make the last two hires on his OSU staff.

According to people who follow Notre Dame football closely the move not only bolstered OSU's staff but also also hurt the Fighting Irish.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 12, 2012 10:10 AM

Football: Black January has begun for the OSU football team, and there are six new freshmen on campus to experience it.

Brandon Castel has the story on Black January and Tony Gerdeman has the story on the early enrollees on Columns and Features.

January 12, 2012 10:00 AM

Football: A subtle change, but a good one.

Thursday's Zone Read

January 11, 2012 11:45 AM

Football: Winter conditioning has begun for the Buckeyes, so it's not too soon to look at the depth chart for spring football. Brandon Castel takes a look at the offense on Columns and Features.

January 11, 2012 11:25 AM

Football: A lesson Straight out of Negotiating 101

Wednesday's Zone Read

OSU SportsJanuary 11, 2012 10:20 AM CST (Champaign, Illinois)

Men's Basketball: Head Coach Thad Matta answered questions from the press following the loss at Illinois. Check out our video of the event: (6:36)

Ohio StateJanuary 11, 2012 1:00 AM CST (Champaign, Illinois)

Men's Basketball: Another career performance helped down the Buckeyes on the road, as Brandon Paul's 43 points lead to the Illini's 79-74 win.

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

January 11, 2012 12:05 AM CST (Champaign, Illinois)

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts after the loss to Illinois is on Columns and Features.

January 10, 2012 11:35 PM CST (Champaign, Illinois)

Men's Basketball: The Illini cast a rather deadly Paul over the Buckeyes to come away with a Big Ten win in Champaign. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

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January 10, 2012 3:35 PM

Football: Success speaks for itself.

Tuesday's Zone Read

January 10, 2012 3:05 PM

OSU Athletics: The OSU athletics family lost a valued member to an apparent heart attack today. Brandon Castel has the details on Columns and Features.

January 10, 2012 2:10 AM

Football: The Urban Meyer transformation of the OSU offense is going to have to make some very basic changes.

Click here, on one, to get the details on Columns and Features. Hut!

January 9, 2012 2:00 PM

Football: Scott Dame's final Buckeyes in the NFL report includes Scott's All-Buckeye NFL team. It's on Columns and Features.

January 9, 2012 1:15 PM

Football: The recent hire at Penn State has left some of the Nittany Lion faithful less than happy.

Tony Gerdeman says those people should lighten up and deal with reality.

Get the details on Columns and Features.

January 9, 2012 10:15 AM

Jared Sullinger
Photo by Jim Davidson
Jared Sullinger

Men's Basketball: Ohio State sophomore forward Jared Sullinger has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week.

Sullinger averaged a double-double in wins over Nebraska and Iowa, posting 23.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. He recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds in Ohio State’s 71-40 win over Nebraska and followed up with 28 points, eight rebounds and four steals in the Buckeyes’ 76-47 road win over Iowa.

Sullinger earns his fifth career Player of the Week award and first this season. The last Ohio State Player of the Week: Deshaun Thomas (Dec. 19, 2011).

January 9, 2012 1:35 AM

Football Recruiting: Another weekend in January, and another high school all star game. Tony Gerdeman has a report on the Army All-Star game on Columns and Features.

January 9, 2012 1:15 AM

Football: Like going back in time...

Monday's Zone Read

January 9, 2012 1:00 AM

Football: Defensive end Nathan Williams has decided to return to OSU. For him, the deicsion to do so was a no-brainer.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 8, 2012 10:05 AM

Football: Urban Meyer's track record says that when it comes to coaching talent he is tough to beat.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 8, 2012 9:25 AM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts on the win over Iowa is on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 7, 2012 8:50 PM

Women's Basketball: The Buckeyes cut a 19-point second-half deficit to five points but couldn't finish the rally as they lost to Michigan for the third-straight time, this time by a final of 73-62.

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

January 7, 2012 8 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes overcame early foul trouble to earn a Big Ten road win over Iowa.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

Box Score
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January 6, 2012 6:40 PM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes travel to Iowa City Saturday to take on the surprising Hawkeyes. Ben Axelrod has the preview on Columns and Feautres.

January 6, 2012 2:05 PM

Football Recruiting: Tony Gerdeman's Recruiting Rundown is now online. It's on Columns and Features.

January 6, 2012 12:25 PM

Football: The Buckeyes learned a lot during the 2011 season. Some of that will help them improve in 2012.

Brandon Castel has the complete story on Columns and Features.

January 6, 2012 10:25 AM

Football: Membership has its privileges.

Friday's Zone Read

January 5, 2012 8:15 AM

Football: Football is certainly the focus of a bowl trip, but bowl trips are much, much more than that.

Brandon Castel has filed a report on his Gator Bowl experience while representing the-Ozone. It's on Columns and Features.

January 4, 2012 10:15 PM

Football: Is Michigan football back?

If it is, is being back enough?

Tony Gerdeman has the answers on Columns and Features.

January 4, 2012 9:30 PM

Football: Reid Fragel hasn't just agreed to try a new position, he is rip-roaring anxious to make the change.

Brandon Castel has the full story on Columns and Features.

January 4, 2012 9:00 PM

Football: History has a way of repeating itself.

Wednesday's Zone Read

January 4, 2012 1:40 AM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts feature after the win over Nebraska is now on Columns and Features.

January 4, 2012 1:30 AM

Men's Basketball: Thad Matta left no doubt that he was not happy with his team's loss at Indiana and sent that message loud and clear to his team. Ben Axelrod has the story on Columns and Features.

January 4, 2012 1:20 AM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes bounced back from their loss at Indiana with a blowout win over Nebraska. Ben Axelrod has the story on Columns and Features.

Box Score
Season Stats Year to Date

January 4, 2012 1:00 AM

Football: Twitter giveth, and Twitter taketh away.

Twitter can be a news source, but it also can be source of confusion like it was today about, of all things, a Twitter ban.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 3, 2012, 4:30 PM

Football: Tight end Jake Stoneburner's return next season could have a profound impact on the OSU offense.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 3, 2012 2:55 PM

Football: Scott Dame's weekly Buckeyes in the NFL report is now on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsJanuary 3, 2012 10:00 AM

Football: Head Coach Luke Fickell answered questions from the media following the Gator Bowl.. Check out our video of the event: (3:31)

January 3, 2012 9:50 AM

Football: Deserve's got nothing to do with it.

Tuesday's Zone Read

January 3, 2012 9:40 AM

Football: Tony Gerdeman's Buckeye Watch for the Gator Bowl is on Columns and Features.

January 3, 2012 8:55 AM

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

January 3, 2012 12:15 AM

Football: At 7:00 AM this morning the Buckeyes will have their first team meeting with Urban Meyer and the new OSU Coaching staff.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 3, 2012 12:10 AM

Football: It was a disappointing loss at the end of a disappointing season. Check out our photos from the Gator Bowl.

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

January 2, 2012 11:15 PM

Football: Notre Dame's loss is Ohio State's gain,

Urban Meyer has successfully raided the Irish coaching staff for two key assistant coaches. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 2, 2012 7:50 PM

Football: Brandon Castel's Two Minute Drill from the Gator Bowl post game activities is now on Columns and Features.

January 2, 2012 7:25 PM

Football: Two so-so teams squared off in the Gator Bowl.

One had just enough, the other was sorely lacking.

the-Ozone report is on Columns and Features.

January 2. 2012 7:15 PM

Football: Mistakes cost the Buckeyes big time in their season-ending loss to Florida.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

January 1, 2012 11:30 PM

Football: It's the best football viewing week of the year. Make sure you know who to root for in this year's final edition of Tony's Tip Sheet on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateJanuary 1, 2012 10:30 PM

Football:The OSU Marching Band and the cheerleaders fired up the crowd as Archie Griffin, Gordon Gee, Gene Smith and Luke Fickell spoke at the event..

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

OSU SportsJanuary 1, 2012 9:30 PM

Football: The OSU Marching Band performed Carmen Ohio, complete with "We Don't Give Damn" to close the Gator Bowl pep rally. Check out our video of the event: (3:31)

January 1, 2012 7:40 PM

Football: Urban Meyer will not be in Jacksonville for the 'Gator Bowl, but his name certainly will be.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsJanuary 1, 2012 10:20 AM

Football: Head Coach Luke Fickell addressed the media and took questions from reporters at the final press conference before the Gator Bowl. Check out our video of the event: (12:24)

January 1, 2012 10:00 AM
Ohio State vs. Florida Preview
By Tony Gerdeman

the-Ozone Columns and Features

January 1, 2012 9:30 AM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts aftter last night's loss at Indiana is now on Columns and Features.

Box Score
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December 31, 2011 3:40 PM

Football: The injury bug has bitten the Florida Gators in their preparations for the Buckeyes.

Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

December 31, 2011 2:35 PM

Football: Just when it looked like the OSU offense might finally be at full strength another snag pops up.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 31, 2011 1:20 PM

Men's Basketball: Deshaun Thomas will be making a homecoming of sorts when the Buckeyes take the court against Indiana tonight in Bloomington.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 30, 2011 11:55 PM

Women's Basketball: No. 9 Ohio State got the Big Ten season off to a winning start with a 77-61 road win over Wisconsin.

Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts on the win are on Columns and Features.

Box Score
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December 30, 2011 11:00 PM

Football: It's been a long, grueling season in many ways for the Buckeyes.

Bowl preparations have changed some of that.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsDecember 30, 2011 6:10 PM

Football: Defensive Coordinator Jim Heacock and Offensive Coordinator Jim Bollman reflect on their careers at OSU. Check out our Q&A video (4:11)

December 30, 2011 2:15 PM

Football: The Buckeyes are unexpectedly missing a few familiar faces iu Jacksonville as they prepare for the Gator Bowl.

Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsDecember 30, 2011 1:00: PM

Football: The Buckeyes continued practice at the University of Northern Florida in preparation for he Gator Bowl.. Check out our Sights and Sounds video of bowl practice day two: (3:14)

December 30, 2011 11:30 AM

Football: If the Buckeyes are going to have a chance against Florida there is one player that has to have a great day.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 30, 2011 11:00 AM

Football: No reason to be defensive.

Friday's Zone Read

Ohio StateDecember 29, 2011 10:20 PM

Football: The Buckeyes continued practice at the University of Northern Florida on Thursday in preparation for the Gator Bowl. Check out our photos from the event.

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

December 29, 2011 5:15 PM

Football: The Buckeye defensive unit has been the walking wounded at times this season. It may be on the mend for the Gator Bowl. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateDecember 29, 2011 5:00 PM

Men's Basketball: OSU downed Northwestern 87-54 in the opening Big Ten contest, as William Buford scored a career-high 28 points.

After a number of computer problems, we finally have Dan Harker's Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

December 29, 2011 3:50 PM

Football: The second installment of Tony Gerdeman's Bowl Season Tip Sheet is now on Columns and Features.

December 29, 2011 2:45 PM

Football: Brandon Castel has filed a Two Minute Drill covering today's Buckeye workouts in Jacksonville. It's on Columns and Features.

December 29, 2011 2:10 PM

Football: A rude awakening.

Thursday's Zone Read

December 29, 2011 1:55 PM

Football: The Buckeyes struggled on offense all season this year but are thinking things can change in the Gator Bowl. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateDecember 29, 2011 7:50 AM

Football: The Buckeyes practiced at the University of Northern Florida on Wednesday in preparation for the Gator Bowl. We were allowed in for a few minutes for photos.

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsDecember 29, 2011 1:05 AM

Football: The Buckeyes practiced at the University of Northern Florida on Wednesday in preparation for he Gator Bowl.. Check out our Sights and Sounds video of the event: (2:13)

December 28, 2011 11:55 PM

Football: The Big Ten and PAC-12 conferences have announced a scheduling agreement that will mean high-interest matchups and high interest television for fans of both leagues. Tony Gerdeman has the full report on Columns and Features.

December 28, 2011 11:30 PM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts for the Northwestern game is now on Columns and Features.

December 28, 2011 110:00 PM

Men's Basketball: William Buford was the scoring star against Northweastern, but he got some welcome help from a young Buckeye that Thad Matta would love to see find his shooting touch. Ben Axelrod has the story on Columns and Features.

December 28, 2011 10:35 PM

Men's Basketball: William Buford fueled the Buckeye offense in a blowout win over Northwestern in the league opener for both teams.

Ben Axelrod has the story on Columns and Features.

Box Score
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December 28, 2011 5:15 PM

Football: OSU Head Coach Luke Fickell sent his team a bit of message today as the Buckeyes began bowl practices in Jacksonville.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 28, 2011 12:15 AM

Football: There could be some significant reshuffling of the Buckeye linebacker corps for the Gator Bowl. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 27, 2011 1:40 PM

Football: Have you wondered how Urban Meyer is going to handle the running game at Ohio State? Tony Gerdeman has the story on Columns and Features.

December 27, 2011 10:40 AM

Football: Scott Dame's weekly Buckeyes in the NFL report is now on Columns and Features.

December 27, 2011 9:10 AM

Football: How can you miss what you never had?

Tuesday's Zone Read

December 26, 2011 12:30 AM

Football: There's no losing Hope.

Monday's Zone Read

December 26, 2011 12:15 AM

Ohio State Athletics: Part two of Brandon Castel's look at the top-10 sports moments of the 2011 calendar year is now on Columns and Features.

December 26, 2011 12:05 AM

Football Recruiting: Tony Gerdeman's weekly update on the recruiting wars is now on Columns and Features.

December 25, 2011 10:05 AM

Ohio State Athletics: 2011 is probably not going to be remembered as great year in OSU sports. There were, however, some great sports moments. Brandon Castel takes a look at the top-10 moments in a two-part series on Columns and Features.

December 23, 2011 11:15 AM

Football: Two Buckeyes will not be returning to the roster next season due to medical hardship. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 23, 2011 9:35 AM

Football: Pouring some fine whine.

Friday's Zone Read

December 23, 2011 1:15 AM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts from the win over Miami are on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateDecember 22, 2011 11:55 PM

Men's Basketball: It was a low scoring game through the first half, but the Buckeyes pulled away from the Miami RedHawks for the 69-40 victory at Nationwide Arena.

Brandon Castel has the Game Story and Dan Harker has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

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Ohio StateDecember 22, 2011 9:55 PM

Women's Basketball: The score was tied with 30 seconds to go in the first half, but it was all Buckeyes from there, as they downed the Washington State Cougars 79-57 at the Schottenstein Center Thursday night.

Ben Axelrod has the Game Story and Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

Box Score
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December 22, 2011 2:15 PM

Football: Michigan Director of Athletics Dave Brandon is still carping about the NCAA waiver that has allowed Urban Meyer to hit the recruiting trail for the Buckeyes. Meyer says he is not sure what Brandon is so upset about.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 22, 2011 1:25 PM

Football: Urban Meyer's coaching staff grew again today, this time with the hire of a wide receivers coach with plenty of ties to the Buckeyes. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 22, 2011 10:20 AM

Football: Scott Dame's weekly Buckeyes in the NFL report is on Columns and Features.

December 22, 2011 1:25 AM

Football: The downside of gambling.

Thursday's Zone Read

December 22, 2011 12:55 AM

Football:

Uninformed School of Thought: The postseason play ban will make next football season a lost season.

Tony Gerdeman: Bwa ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!

Found out why Tony is so amused on Columns and Feautres.

December 21, 2011 4:50 PM

Football: After a long talk with Bill Belichick, Head Coach Urban Meyer decided to keep the former Patriot Mike Vrabel on staff.

Brandon Castel has the complete story on Columns and Features.

December 21, 2011 4:00 PM

Football: Brandon Castel takes a close look at OSU's new defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Everett Withers.

Check out the complete story on Columns and Features.

December 21, 2011 3:35 PM

Football: Urban Meyer has announced the hiring of Everett Withers as the Buckeyes’ co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach.

Also announced: Mike Vrabel will stay on the staff as an assistant coach.

Check out the complete press release on Columns and Features.

December 21, 2011 1:15 PM

Football: Are you distraught about the post-season play ban levied on Ohio State by the NCAA?

Brandon Castel has made some sense of why the NCAA chose to take that action.

It's on Columns and Features.

December 21, 2011 11:25 AM

the-Ozone Announcement. It's been a while since we've updated our fundraiser.

As of today, just over $17,500 has been raised toward our goal of $30,000. We want to thank each and every one of you who has chosen to participate in our fundraiser and support us.

We have updated our Fundraiser honor roll through 12-15-11. We also just discovered that there are about a half a dozen donations that arrived by check prior to 12-15-11 that were not included due to error, but will be included on our next update.

$17,500 is a nice sum, but still short of the $30,000 we need to raise. If you have not yet participated in our fund raiser, today would be a great, great day.

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December 21, 2011 3:25 AM

Football: There are some strong and polarized opinions today on the way the NCAA situation was handled and the role of Director of Ahtletics Gene Smith in that process.

One person who isn't voicing criticism of Smith is OSU president E. Gordon Gee.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 21, 2011 2:00 AM

Football: Are you sure you heard that correctly?

Wednesday's Zone Read

December 21, 2011 1:30 AM

Men's Basketball: Former Buckeye and coaching icon Bobby Knight was honored at the half time of last night's game. He also expressed his admiration for the coaching duo of Thad Matta and Urban Meyer. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 21, 2011 1:20 AM

Men's Basketball: Tony Gerdeman's First Thoughts on the win over Lamar are on Columns and Features.

December 21, 2011 1:15 AM

Men's Basketball: Yes, the Buckeyes won, but maybe they got a wake-up call too.

Ben Axelrod has the story on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsDecember 21, 2011 12:40 AM

Men's Basketball: NCAA coaching great and former Buckeye Bobby Knight was honored during halftime of the Lamar game.. Check out our video of his talk to the fans: (3:37)

Ohio StateDecember 21, 2011 12:20 AM

Men's Basketball: The Buckeyes downed Lamar 70-50 in a mostly lack-luster game. Coaching great and former Buckeye Bobby Knight was honored at the half.

Brandon Castel has the Game Story and Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

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December 20, 2011 8:40 PM

Football and Bowling: If you want to go bowling, you shouldn't throw gutter balls. Tony Gerdeman says OSU threw a massive gutter ball that ruins their bowling prospects for a year. His report is on Columns and Features.

December 20, 2011 7:20 PM

Football: Today's NCAA ruling is creating plenty of angst around Ohio, but one person that seems to remaining calm and focused is Urban Meyer.

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 20, 2011 6:20 PM

Opinion: OSU Director of Athletics Gene Smith has steadfastly maintained that OSU would not receive a postseason ban because of previous NCAA precedents.

That didn't quite exactly work out, and now Smith owes some answers.

The-Ozone opinion is on Columns and Features.

December 20, 2011 5:20 PM

Football: The NCAA looked at OSU history back to the 1980s before rendering its decision today. Brandon Castel has the entire time line they investigated on Columns and Features.

December 20, 2011 4:40 PM

Football: The NCAA shocked Ohio State with a post-season competition ban for the 2012 football season. Brandon Castel has the report on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsDecember 20, 2011 4:40 PM

Football: Head Coach Luke Fickell answered questions from the media about the upcoming bowl game and a few other things on Tuesday. Check out our video: (9:33)

Ohio StateDecember 20, 2011 4:40 PM

Women's Basketball: The 11th-ranked Buckeyes downed Southern Utah 88-50 in the Schottenstein Center Tuesday afternoon.

Ben Axelrod has the Game Story and Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

Box Score
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December 20, 2011 3:00 PM

Football: The NCAA ruled today that Ohio State has received a one-year post-season play ban for the 2012 season, has lost three football scholarships a year for the next three years, and that former Head Coach Jim Tressel would be under a show cause order for the next five years if he wishes to be employed by an NCAA institution.

The-Ozone will have a full report later today.

Complete NCAA Press Release.

December 20, 2011 12:35 PM

Men's Basketball: Will Jared Sullinger play tonight against Lamar after injuring his foot last week?

Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 20, 2011 10:45 AM

Football: The NCAA will announce the NCAA Division I Committee on Infraction's decision regarding Ohio State today at 3:00 PM..

We expect to have a preliminary report on their findings online here at just after 3:00 PM, and a subsequent, more detailed report a little later.

December 20, 2011 1:10 AM

Football: Remember, every vote counts!

Tuesday's Zone Read

December 19, 2011 6:05 PM

Women's Basketball: Despite nearly no rest since returning from California the No. 11 Buckeyes dominated Charlotte for their 11th win of the season without a defeat.

Ben Axelrod has the Game Story and Tony Gerdeman has is First Thoughts on Columns and Features.

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December 19, 2011 4:55 PM

Football: Part II of Brandon Castel's full report from today's informal chat with Urban Meyer is now on Columns and Features.

December 19, 2011 4:35 PM

Football: For those of you that like it short and sweet, Brandon Castel has filed a Two Minute Drill on today's informal chat with Urban Meyer. It's on Columns and Features.

Part II of Brandon's full report will be posted here no later than 5:00 PM.

Urban MeyerDecember 19, 2011 4:05 PM

Football: Urban Meyer conducted a rather informal chat with some media members today. Brandon Castel was on hand for the event.

His first report is now on Columns and Features.

December 19, 2011 2:45 PM

Football: There's a hurricane a brewing, and it's going to make landfall in, of all places, Columbus, Ohio.

Brandon Castel has the report on Hurricane Meyer on Columns and Features.

December 19, 2011 11:55 AM

Men's Basketball: Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week. Get the details on Columns and Features.

December 19, 2011 10:40 AM

Football Recruiting: Tony Gerdeman has filed his weekly Recruiting Rundown recap of this week's Ohio State football recruiting news. Found out where this year's recruiting effort now stands on Columns and Features.

December 19. 2011 3:55 AM

Football Recruiting: Who says Urban Meyer is all about offense? His early track record on the recruiting trail says he is about defense, too. Brandon Castel has the story on Columns and Features.

December 19, 2011 1:30 AM

Football: The-Ozone is proud to announce a new staff contributor and a new feature.

Ken Pryor has been a long-time and valued poster on the-Ozone Forum. Ken is well-remembered for his 2002 Hall of Fame post in which he described his idea of the perfect pregame address for Jim Tressel as the Buckeyes headed into the BCS national championship game. That post by Ken resonated throughout the Buckeye nation and literally became an urban legend when many assumed it was a transcript of Tressel's actual address.

What many do not know is that Ken, a Canton, Ohio, native, is actually a football coach, currently teaching and coaching North Point High School in Maryland. He coaches wide receivers and defensive backs and has coached notables such as current Penn State fullback Andre Dupree and current Ohio State linebacker Conner Crowell. Over the past four years North Point has won four-straight league championships and registered an 82 per cent winning percentage.

The original plan was for Ken to write a regular feature called Football 101 in which he would give a coaches viewpoint on some fundamental aspect of the game of football. With the hiring of Urban Meyer, however, we have asked Ken to change that concept some. Ken will still address fundamental football concepts, but now with a slant toward how Urban Meyer might address those same issues.

Ken's first installment of Football 101, So Long Dave, or Maybe Not, can be found on Columns and Features.

If you are a football junkie that loves Xs and Os, you will love this piece.

If you are a newbie to the Xs and Os, this piece is for you, too.

December 19, 2011 12:35 AM

Football: Old habits are hard to break.

Monday's Zone Read

December 18, 2011 11:55 PM

Football Recruiting: The freight train that is the Urban Meyer recruiting effort picked up some valuable cargo over the weekend. Arguably the top pass-rush defensive end in the country has announced he wants to be a Buckeye.

Tony Gerdeman has the report on Columns and Features.

Ohio StateDecember 18, 2011 9:00 PM

Wrestling: The sixth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes downed conference foe Indiana 31-9 in St. John Arena on Sunday to improve their dual-meet record to 7-0.

Jim Davidson has the Photo Gallery on Columns and Features.

December 18, 2011 5:15 PM

Football: The OSU football team awards and team captains were announced at today's football banquet in Columbus.

Brandon Castel has the full report on Columns and Features.

OSU SportsDecember 18, 2011 3:15 AM

Men's Basketball: Head Coach Thad Matta spoke with the media following the victory over South Carolina. Check out our video: (7:25)

OzoneDecember 18, 2011 1:05 AM

Football: The Ohio State football program will have its awards banquet later today.

In keeping with the spirit of an awards day, we are hereby announcing the winners of this year's coveted Ozonie Awards.

Brandon Castel has the full report on Columns and Features.

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