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The NCAA, Big Five Conferences Allow Coaches, Staff and Their Families Free Travel to Bowl Games; Why Not Players’ Families?

A lot has been written about the cost of travel and lodging for parents of the players involved in the first-ever College Football Playoff over the last week or two, and a lot has been said about the subject from the coaches involved as well. Rather than have one of our writers simply add their own thoughts to the discussion, we decided that it would be better to hear a…
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Julian Vann — The Man Who Knew No Fear

If you were in a dark alley somewhere in Ann Arbor, and you could only have one Buckeye football player by your side, who would you choose? That was the question posed to a dozen players on Sunday at Ohio State’s family day. As you would expect, John Simon got the most votes, but there was a tie at second place between a guy that you know, and one that…
Football The Rivalry

The Buckeyes Send Earle Out a Winner

[NOTE: This was part of a series written in 2005 by John Porentas and Tom Orr, based on one-on-one interviews conducted with both coaches. You can also read “Earle Bruce and Bo Schembechler on Their Most Memorable Games“ and “The Game That Made The Game“] Bo Schembechler’s first game as a head coach in the OSU-Michigan series ended with perhaps the biggest Wolverine win ever. But Earle Bruce’s last game as the head…
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The Game That Made The Game

[NOTE: This was part of a series written in 2005 by John Porentas and Tom Orr, based on one-on-one interviews conducted with both coaches. You can also read “Earle Bruce and Bo Schembechler on Their Most Memorable Games“ and “The Buckeyes Send Earle Out a Winner”] This Saturday, Ohio State and Michigan will square off for the 102nd time on the football field. But if you ask players, coaches and fans…
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Earle Bruce and Bo Schembechler on Their Most Memorable Games

[NOTE: This was part of a series written in 2005 by John Porentas and Tom Orr, based on one-on-one interviews conducted with both coaches. You can also read “The Game That Made The Game“ and “The Buckeyes Send Earle Out a Winner”] In the decades that they coached in the OSU-Michigan series, Bo Schembechler and Earle Bruce experienced almost every possible emotion, from utter devastation to sheer elation. Earlier this week, the…