The scholars were all part of Ohio State's unbeaten, 12-0 2012 season
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
The team held its third of 15 practices this spring in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Buckeyes and Golden Bears are meeting for the first time since 1972
Ohio State Overview: Warren Ball is a two-time Varsity O letterwinner who is in his fourth year with the team … he is a junior in eligibility with a red-shirt season in 2012 when he missed the entire year with a foot injury … he has come back to see action in 19 games the past two seasons … he owns a career rushing average of 5.2 yards per carry with 31 carries for 161 yards … he is a scholar-athlete who is majoring in sport industry.
2014 Season (Sophomore): Ball played in 10 games for the College Football Playoff national champions, including seeing running back and special teams action in eight of the last nine games of the season … was in on 17 plays from scrimmage vs. Kent and 15 vs. Illinois … had 18 carries for 85 yards, including 41 yards rushing vs. Kent and 37 vs. Illinois … earned his second Varsity O letter.
2013 Season (Freshman): Ball played in nine games as a reserve running back and on special teams … he rushed the football 13 times for 76 yards and a 5.8 yards per carry average … he had a long rush of 12 years vs. Florida A&M, a game in which he gained 49 yards off seven carries … he earned Academic All-Big Ten Conference and OSU Scholar-Athlete accolades.
More on Warren: Ball grew up approximately 15 minutes from the Ohio State campus and was the second commitment to his 2012 class (summer 2010) … he was a four-star prospect who was ranked as the No. 13 running back by Scout.com, No. 16 by Rivals.com and No. 26 by ESPNU … he was also on the Rivals 250 list … rushed for 1,232 yards and 29 touchdowns as a DeSales senior and was named first-team Division III all-state by the Associated Press … scored six touchdowns Sept. 2 vs. Brookhaven … led the Stallions to a 2011 Central Catholic League championship, the second round of the state playoffs and was named all-conference … also named to the Columbus Dispatch 2011 all-metro team … helped DeSales reach the Division III state championship game as a sophomore in 2009 … gained 700 yards and scored eight touchdowns as a sophomore despite missing part of year with an injury … missed six games with a high ankle sprain as a junior … played in the OHSFCA North-South Classic football game at Ohio Stadium … is the son of Warren Sr. and Danielle Ball.