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Buckeyes in the News - Week of Oct. 14

Sophomore defensive lineman Noah Spence leads the Buckeyes in sacks, with three.
Sophomore defensive lineman Noah Spence leads the Buckeyes in sacks, with three.

Oct. 18, 2013

TOP STORY

Noah Spence's other brotherhood: Ohio State sophomore hails from family with 9 sons
Plain Dealer
October 18
The Spence household is mostly quiet now. The noise and commotion typically return on Thanksgiving, or on any other holiday that merits a family reunion ... 

FIELD HOCKEY

Buckeye field hockey ready for challenge against top teams
Lantern
October 18
As the Ohio State field hockey team attempts to climb the ranks in the Big Ten standings, it faces a stiff challenge: playing host to No. 18 Iowa and No. 19 Michigan.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

'Frustrating' summer workouts could be the difference for Aaron Craft and Ohio State
Lantern
October 18
A mission trip to Haiti. Getting engaged. Taking courses as he works toward earning his nutrition degree. Senior point guard Aaron Craft had quite the summer â?" and still managed to work on his jump shot.

FOOTBALL

Ohio State football: Offense looking to get ball to receivers on run
Columbus Dispatch
October 18
Leave it to offensive coordinator Tom Herman, a Mensa member, to apply Newton's first law of motion to fix one of the things he thought held back Ohio State in its first six games.

Gameday+ gets you ready for Ohio State vs. Iowa
Columbus Dispatch
October 18
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Crazy, in a good way
Columbus Dispatch
October 18
Andrew Norwell had set his alarm clock, but it didn't help. It was Jan. 3, 2013, the morning after an uninspired loss to Florida in the Gator Bowl. More important, it was the day that Ohio State players had their first team meeting with coach Urban Meyer, scheduled to begin at 7 a.m.

Carlos Hyde benefits from scout work
ESPN.com
October 18
OLUMBUS, Ohio -- The normal, gaping holes were nowhere to be found. Across the line of scrimmage, a group of guys who might never see the field had been replaced by a defensive unit that has proven to be one of the best at stuffing the rush in the nation.

Planning for success: Ohio State
ESPN.com
October 18
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Pulling back for a long-term look, the upside remains unchanged and the hype is deserved. Dontre Wilson clearly has the speed to change a game on the perimeter, his versatility as a rusher and receiver has been as good as advertised and the freshman is certainly a big part of the future for Ohio State moving forward.

Ohio State starting quarterback Braxton Miller looks to bounce back
Lantern
october 18
For the better part of the past two seasons, Ohio State's junior quarterback Braxton Miller has been the crutch the Buckeyes lean on when things go wrong ...

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on Ohio State: `They pose a lot of problems in a lot of different areas'
Lantern
October 18
Through its first six games, Iowa (4-2, 1-1) is the only member of the 125-team Football Bowl Subdivision who has not allowed a rushing touchdown yet this season. Ohio State's 11th ranked rushing attack plans to put the Hawkeyes' streak to the test.

Former Buckeye Craig Krenzel: `I encourage you - whatever your plan is'
Lantern
October 18
Former Ohio State quarterback Craig Krenzel had a message for students at his alma mater about taking steps toward success.  "I encourage you - whatever your plan is - to not take for granted that anything in life is just going to happen," Krenzel said.  In a speaking event at the Ohio Union Thursday evening ...

Urban Meyer offers a midterm report on his 6-0 Buckeyes
Plain Dealer
October 17
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Having completed the first half of the 14-week regular season docket, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer provided a midterm assessment of his team on his weekly radio show on Thursday.

Buckeyes sure of abilities, but Iowa a big test
AP/Bellingham Herald
October 17
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller went home over the bye week and took the opportunity to watch a couple of college games on TV. Among them was No. 1 Alabama winning big at Kentucky.

FOURTH-RANKED BUCKEYES GETTING NO RESPECT EARLY ON
TSN.com
October 17
The Ohio State Buckeyes are the Rodney Dangerfield of the college football landscape - they get no respect. They own the longest winning streak in the country at 18 games, and have yet to lose a game under head coach Urban Meyer.


 

Oct. 17, 2013

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Women's basketball: Buckeyes lack stars, not confidence
Columbus Dispatch
October 17
Six months ago, Kevin McGuff found 11 healthy players waiting for him when he landed on the banks of the Olentangy River as the Ohio State women's basketball coach.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Women's soccer looking to ride momentum into 'huge' game at Penn State
Lantern
October 17
As the Ohio State women's soccer team (8-3-3, 2-2-2) heads to State College, Pa., to play No. 17 Penn State, it has to prepare to face its second ranked opponent in its last three scheduled matches. Coach Lori Walker said she understands the importance of this match for the Buckeyes.

MEN'S SOCCER

Soccer: Crew's Matt Lampson helps others in cancer fight
Columbus Dispatch
October 17
The slight tremble in Matt Lampson's voice belied an internal well of incredible confidence. With dusk descending on Downtown, 7,000 supporters were packed into Bicentennial Park to hear the Crew's starting goalkeeper speak.

FOOTBALL

Shazier finds strength in number
ESPN.com
October 16
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite the exhaustion and the late hour after a hard-hitting, prime-time win, Ryan Shazier simply couldn't get to sleep. The Ohio State linebacker was tossing and turning, his mind racing and processing the loss of a teammate that had been a costly price of victory over Wisconsin.

Ohio State football: Offensive line exudes confidence
Columbus Dispatch
October 17
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz made his reputation as an NFL offensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. He knows his stuff when it comes to the big guys up front. He knows how important a line is, and thus, he knows the challenge that Ohio State will pose to his team on Saturday.

Buckeyes prepare for tough Iowa run defense
Lantern
October 17
Fresh off its first bye week of the 2013 season, the Ohio State football team (6-0, 2-0) is preparing for a battle this Saturday against Iowa (4-2, 1-1). The Hawkeyes are tied with Oklahoma for the nation's 12th-best defense in terms of points against (16.8 average per game), doing so by thwarting the rushing attacks of their opponents.

2018, 2019 Big Ten conference schedules released
Lantern
October 17
The Big Ten football schedules for the 2018 and 2019 seasons were released by the conference Wednesday. Ohio State is scheduled to play new conference foe Rutgers for the third time at home in 2018.

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Ohio State football: Angry Hyde making Buckeyes happy
News-Herald
October 17
COLUMBUS -- An angry Carlos Hyde is a good thing. Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton is sure of it. Ohio State's senior running back has run for 294 yards in the three games in which he's played, after he served a three-game suspension to start Ohio State's season.

Ohio State tops AP poll, Boise State for record in college football since 2002: Buckeye Numbers
Plain Dealer
October 17
Since Ohio State returned to national prominence with the 2002 championship, no college football team has consistently ranked as highly in the AP polls and only Boise State has won more football games.

Oct. 16, 2013

MEN'S SOCCER

Coaches the `yin and yang' of Ohio State men's soccer
Lantern
October 16
Knowing the other's thoughts and habits and finishing each others' sentences are just some of the qualities assistant coach Frank Speth said are present in his relationship with coach John Bluem.

MEN'S HOCKEY

BGSU defeats OSU in dramatic fashion
Toledo Blade
October 16
Bowling Green's Ben Murphy celebrates scoring the go-ahead goal against Ohio State during the third period. BG is now 1-1-1 on the season.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball set to visit Northwestern to kick off 3 game road trip
Lantern
October 16
The upcoming schedule for Ohio State women's volleyball is anything but orthodox. The matches are scheduled to start Wednesday as the No. 17 Buckeyes take on Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., kicking off a three game road trip.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Commentary: For Ross, 2013-14 an opportunity to be `the guy'
Lantern
October 16
Ohio State men's basketball junior forward LaQuinton Ross looks to have more of a role this season for the Buckeyes, and if OSU wants to repeat its recent performances in March Madness, the team will need him.

FOOTBALL

Freshman defensive lineman Bosa listed as starter for game against Iowa
Lantern
October 16
Freshman defensive lineman Joey Bosa is listed as a starter ahead of sophomore defensive lineman Adolphus Washington on Ohio State's most recent two-deep depth chart, released Tuesday.

Ohio State football | Jack Looks Back: Buckeyes, Hawkeyes produced epic battles in '50s
Columbus Dispatch
October 16
After having last weekend off, the Ohio State football team will return to action on Saturday to face visiting Iowa. Homecoming will be celebrated in Ohio Stadium, and the matchup will be the 64th between the Buckeyes and Hawkeyes.

Ohio State football: Defensive focus turns to tackling
Columbus Dispatch
October 16
The Ohio State defenders, especially the defensive backs stung by several big pass plays, head into the second half of the season with a couple of buzzwords bouncing through their brains - trigger and tackle.

At midway Buckeyes have good leaders, changing gears, 2 cleared to play
AP/TribTown
October 16
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What's brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes ...
BUCKEYES BUZZ: It's hard to argue with the results: Six wins in six games, a 2-0 record in Big Ten play, back-to-back victories on national TV against ranked opponents.

 Oct. 15, 2013

Ohio State's 'Philly' Brown: 'I think that by the end of the year, it will be a ridiculous offense'
Lantern
October 15
With the first six games and first bye week of the 2013 season in the books, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is unsure how to grade his team, despite its undefeated record. "Where are we? I don't know," Meyer said Monday. "We are 6-0 and doing the best we can to get first downs and stop people.

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College football: It's back to work for Meyer, Ohio State
Columbus Dispatch
October 15
Ohio State is back from a bye week, refreshed and feeling good at the regular season's midway point. Players and coaches spent the weekend scattered around the country. They took advantage of a rare opportunity to watch other games.

Urban Meyer: 'It's all about today'
AP/ESPN
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State Buckeyes may be a long way from Oklahoma's major-college record of 47 consecutive victories, but the pressure is ...

Midseason report: Ohio State
ESPN-Big Ten Blog
October 15
Perhaps the journey hasn't been quite as smooth as Ohio State might have planned, but the Buckeyes still are right on schedule to get where they want to go.

OSU's Meyer tired of hearing about his running back history
Canton Repository
October 15
Ohio State's offense has gained about 500 more yards running it than throwing it and the Buckeyes have put it on the ground about 100 times more than in the ...

Iowa the only team that hasn't allowed a rushing TD, OSU taking it as a challenge to end streak
Plain Dealer
October 15
Iowa is the only remaining team in the Football Bowl Subdivision that hasn't allowed a rushing touchdown. The Hawkeyes are eighth in the national in rushing defense ...

Oct. 14, 2013

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Ohio State women's soccer ends scoring skid, beat Michigan State 3-1
Lantern
October 14
The Ohio State women's soccer team (8-3-3, 2-2-2) had failed to score since a 3-1 victory against Indiana Sept. 26, but that scoring hiatus ended Saturday as three different Buckeyes found the back of the net on their way to a 3-1 win against Michigan State.

MEN'S SOCCER

Ohio State men's soccer manages late draw 1-1 against Michigan State
Lantern
October 14
The Ohio State men's soccer team (2-6-4, 0-2-1) ended a four-game scoreless streak when it tied the No. 18 Michigan State Spartans, 1-1, in double overtime.

MEN'S HOCKEY

Men's hockey drops 2 to Miami in Steve Rohlik's opening series as coach
Lantern
October 14
In its first series with Steve Rohlik at the helm, the Ohio State men's ice hockey team fell to Miami (Ohio) twice over the weekend.

FOOTBALL

Ohio State football: 'I think we're right there,' Urban Meyer says
Columbus Dispatch
October 14
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer sneaked a peek or three at other college football games during his unbeaten team's weekend off, and for a brief moment, he let himself ponder how he thought the Buckeyes rank in comparison.

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Speed not enough for Buckeye running back Dontre Wilson
Lantern
October 14
Ohio State freshman running back Dontre Wilson is fast. No one involved with the OSU football program has denied that, but when it comes to playing time, the coaching staff hasn't been as quick to give Wilson the ball lately.

Meyer: I really like this team
FoxSPortsOhio.com
October 14
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 3 Ohio State had last weekend off, and Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer went to watch his daughter play volleyball. Meyer took his iPad so he could watch a little football, too, the first time he's really watched anyone but Ohio State and upcoming Ohio State opponents this season ...

VIDEO: Rugger-Turned-Football-Star, New England Patriots Nate Ebner
RugbyWrapUp.com
October 14
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Our lucky streak continues in landing the more interesting personalties in sports with Mr. Nate Ebner, currently of the New England Patriots. Nate, as many of you may recall, played rugby and American Football at Ohio State.

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