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Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith Receives Four-Year Contract Extension

COLUMBUS — Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Smith received a four-year contract extension from Ohio State that will run through June 30, 2026. Smith’s extension values at $1.58 million per year, as the annual base salary. His previous salary was $1.1 million. He also has $480,000 in annual supplemental compensation for media, promotions, public relations, as well as other bonuses based on performance.
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Massage Therapist Targeted Ohio State Football Team For Sexual Activity

COLUMBUS – A female massage therapist, independent from Ohio State, “engaged in inappropriate and exploitative behavior targeting members of the Ohio State football team.” An independent investigation found that she “carried out a scheme for what appeared to fulfill her personal infatuation with Ohio State football student athletes.” The report was shared with the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office. The investigation found no awareness by university officials, including head coach Ryan Day…
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Cornerback Tyreke Johnson Enters Transfer Portal

COLUMBUS — Ohio State redshirt junior cornerback Tyreke Johnson has entered the transfer portal and will be finishing his college football career elsewhere. Officially in the portal. — tyreke johnson (@Im_showtime_) May 12, 2021 Johnson was a 5-star recruit and entered Ohio State as a member of the 2018 class from Jacksonville, Florida. He came to Ohio State with high expectations, but Johnson never quite lived up to them throughout…
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Four Buckeyes Drafted On Final Day of 2021 NFL Draft

COLUMBUS – Four Ohio State players were drafted in day three of the 2021 NFL Draft on Saturday. Defensive tackle Tommy Togiai was the first Buckeye to hear his name called on Saturday. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round with the 132nd overall pick. In the fifth round, tight end Luke Farrell went No. 145 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars and defensive back Shaun Wade…
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San Francisco 49ers Trade Up to Select Trey Sermon, 88th Overall in 2021 NFL Draft

COLUMBUS – Former Ohio State running back Trey Sermon was selected in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft as the 88th overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers traded up to get Sermon. Sermon played at Oklahoma for three seasons before transferring to Ohio State. Sermon put together one of the greatest stretches in Ohio State running back history, rushing for a record-setting 331 yards in…
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Wyatt Davis Selected By Minnesota Vikings, 86th Overall Pick in 2021 NFL Draft

COLUMBUS – Former Ohio State guard Wyatt Davis was selected 86th overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday night. Davis opted out of the 2020 season but returned to Ohio State and finished the season as a unanimous All-American. Davis is the fourth Buckeye to hear his name called in this year’s draft, following behind Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields, New…
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Josh Myers Drafted By Green Bay Packers, 62nd Overall in 2021 NFL Draft

COLUMBUS – Former Ohio State center Josh Myers was selected 62nd overall in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers on Friday night. Myers was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes and was first-team All-Big Ten and a finalist for the Rimington Trophy in his final season. Myers is expected to replace former Ohio State center and NFL Pro Bowler Corey Linsley who left the…
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New Orleans Saints Select Pete Werner 60th Overall in 2021 NFL Draft

COLUMBUS – The New Orleans Saints drafted former Buckeye linebacker Pete Werner with the 60th pick overall in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday night. Werner, a three year starter for the Buckeyes, was named a first-team All Big Ten and Butkus Award semifinalist in 2020. He finished his Ohio State career with 185 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 13 pass break ups, four forced fumbles,…
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Chicago Bears Select Justin Fields 11th Overall In 2021 NFL Draft

COLUMBUS – Former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was selected eleventh overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2021 NFL Draft Thursday night. The Bears traded up from their 20th pick to select Fields. Fields was a two-year starter at Ohio State and led the Buckeyes to two College Football Playoffs. After transferring from Georgia and in his first year as a Buckeye, Fields threw for 3,273 yards and 41…
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Wide receiver Jamison Williams reportedly enters transfer portal

COLUMBUS – Several media sources including Bucknuts.com, Rivals.com and Buckeyescoop.com, are reporting that wide receiver Jamison Williams has entered the transfer portal. [Editor’ Note: Since this post was originally made an Ohio State spokesman has confirmed the report.] The Missouri native was expected to be a significant contributor in 2021 but was moved to the second team this spring when Garrett Wilson moved from the slot (h-back) position to the…