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Two Minute Drill: Tight ends

Kevin Wilson – Kevin Wilson is the tight ends coach but he also has the title of offensive coordinator. Wilson was asked several questions regarding other positions, specifically running backs and quarterbacks.  As to running backs, Wilson said the game is such now that you really need three running backs to be ready. Right now OSU is depending on Master Teague and transfer Trey Sermon and those two players are…
Gene Smith Ohio State Athletic Director
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Department of Athletics has budget cuts plan to cover cash shortfall despite uncertainties.

Planning a budget is easy. You just figure out how much money is going to come in. Then you subtract from that how much money you have to spend in order to earn that money.  The amount of money left over is how much you have for new projects and better pay for employees and better stuff for the people you serve. It’s all  very easy, until you realize that…
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Department of Athletics announces far-ranging budget cuts.

The OSU department of athletics has announced far-reaching budget cuts that are the result of the covid-19 situation. Cuts will  affect almost all personnel employed by the department. However, no sports program will be cut. Below is the full text of the OSU release. Ohio State Dept. of Athletics Announces Details of FY’21 Budget    No reductions made in student-athlete services, support and resources  Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State University Department…
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Gee Scott loses his black stripe.

Wide receiver Gee Scott has become the second freshman wide receiver in two days to lose his black stripe. Scott is the fourth player overall to lose his black stripe this fall.  Fellow freshman receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba had his black stripe removed yesterday. They join transfer running back Trey Sermon and freshman safety Kourt Williams as players who have lost their black stripe this fall. Loss of the black stripe…
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Two-Minute Drill: Kerry Coombs and DBs Talk Fall Practice

Sevyn Banks at Fall Practice. Photo Courtesy of Ohio State Dept. of Athletics. COLUMBUS – The Buckeyes have officially resumed fall practice to prepare for their first game against Nebraska on October 24. Defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs and corners Marcus Williamson and Sevyn Banks met with the media Tuesday evening following practice. Here’s a summary of what was said. Kerry Coombs + On Sevyn Banks, Coombs said he has been…
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Practice has resumed and players are losing black stripes

Three incoming players have made fast impressions on the coaching staff and have lost their black stripe, meaning that they are now official full-fledged members of the OSU football roster. The first to lose his stripe this year was transfer running back Trey Sermon. Sermon is a grad transfer who played at Oklahoma and has one year of eligibility at OSU. Two true freshman have lost their black stripes. On…
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Buckeyes resume practice schedule.

According to a release from the OSU Department of Athletics the Buckeyes have now resumed their practice schedule. Below is the OSU release. “The Ohio State football Buckeyes are officially “in season” for the purpose of NCAA rules and are now subject to the in-season limits of 20 hours per week, four hours per day, and one required day off per week. “Contact drills cannot start until daily antigen testing…
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Ohio State’s 2020 Football Schedule Released

COLUMBUS – Ohio State now has a new schedule for the fall 2020 football season that was released Saturday morning. Ohio State’s 2020 Football Schedule Oct. 24 – Nebraska Oct. 31 – at Penn State Nov. 7 – Rutgers Nov. 14 – at Maryland Nov. 21 – Indiana Nov. 28 – at Illinois Dec. 5 – at Michigan State Dec. 12 – Michigan Dec. 19 – B1G Championship Game Here’s…
Justin Fields Ohio State Buckeyes
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Two Minute Drill: Jonathan Cooper and Justin Fields talk the return of OSU football.

OSU team captains Jonathan Cooper and Justin Fields met with reporters today to  discuss the return of Big 10 football and what that means for the players on the Ohio State football squad. Justin Fields: *The  last few months have been challenging but have improved him as a leader. The challenges meant he and other on the team had to be better leaders and they all stepped up. *He was…
Shaun Wade Ohio State Buckeyes Cornerback
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Shaun Wade intends to return to the Buckeyes

Appearing on ESPN Sports Center earlier this evening cornerback Shaun Wade announced that he intends to return to Ohio State to play football this season. Prior to the announcement yesterday that the Big Ten season would in fact be played Wade had announced that he would forego the season in favor of the NFL draft where he was expected to be a high first-round pick. Wade cite the opportunity to…
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Two-Minute Drill: Kristina Johnson, Gene Smith, and Ryan Day Speak On Big Ten Season

COLUMBUS – Ohio State president Kristina M. Johnson, director of athletics Gene Smith, and head coach Ryan Day met with the media following the Big Ten’s announcement to resume the fall football season the weekend of Oct. 24. Here’s a summary of what was said. Kristina Johnson + Today is a great day for Buckeye Nation. She supports the Big Ten’s decision and it is what Ohio State always wanted. +…