Team practices in shorts and helmets in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Buckeyes and Wolverines meet for the 109th time and for the 95th consecutive year
Buckeyes claim Leaders Division outright with win; Badgers already in the B1G title game
Buckeyes, off to their best start since 2007, look to improve to 8-0 Saturday at Ohio Stadium
The Buckeyes continue B1G conference play against the Hawkeyes in The Shoe.
More on Jamal: Jamal Marcus is in his second season with the Buckeye program ... he earned his first Varsity letter as a true freshman in 2012 by playing in 11 games on special teams ... he totaled 76 plays, including a personal-high 10 vs. Indiana ... was in on eight tackles, including seven solo stops ... he played as a linebacker as a freshman but Buckeye coaches moved the slippery fast Marcus to the defensive line's "viper" position during spring drills where he competed with Noah Spence and Steve Miller.
More on Jamal: Marcus is exploring majors ... he was a North Carolina all-state defensive end who was one of the final players in the 2012 recruiting class to commit to Ohio State, doing so in the last two weeks prior to signing day ... as a senior, Marcus helped lead Hillside H.S., under the direction of coach Antonio King, to a 16-0 record and the NCHSAA Class 4A state championship ... he tallied 89 tackles and 17.5 sacks for the PAC 6 Conference champions and he was named first-team all-state by the Associated Press ... in fact, he led all defensive players in votes for the AP all-state team ... also was named all-PAC 6 Conference ... rated the No. 32 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com ... also was rated the No. 29 linebacker prospect nationally and the No. 9 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... a SuperPrep All-American and an all-Mid Atlantic Region selection, he had 14 sacks as a junior...Jamal is the son of Keisha and Reginald Marcus.
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