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Gameday+ | Urban Meyer, Dabo Swinney put friendship on hold">Gameday+ | Urban Meyer, Dabo Swinney put friendship on hold

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — More than a decade ago, a young Clemson assistant coach visited a rising star coach at the University of Utah. …read more

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Gameday+ | Stats that matter">Gameday+ | Stats that matter

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

Stats that matter …read more

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Gameday+ | Recruiting: OSU-Clemson competition extends to recruiting trail">Gameday+ | Recruiting: OSU-Clemson competition extends to recruiting trail

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On the football field, Ohio State and Clemson meet rarely, though memorably. …read more

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Gameday+ | Ohio State vs. Clemson: Who has the edge?">Gameday+ | Ohio State vs. Clemson: Who has the edge?

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

When Buckeyes run: Clemson is yielding only 3.5 yards per rush but hasn’t faced a multi-pronged running game like Ohio State’s. …read more

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Gameday+ | Ohio State vs. Clemson: Keys to the game">Gameday+ | Ohio State vs. Clemson: Keys to the game

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

Duh. Ohio State’s passing game has been more miss than hit this season, and it’ll have to click to provide needed balance. Clemson’s defense has been prone to giving up big plays, and the Buckeyes must keep the Tigers from ganging up against the run. For that to happen, the offensive line must protect well against a fierce Clemson pass rush, Barrett must be crisp with his decision-making and his receivers must consistently get open. …read more

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Gameday+ | Ohio State spotlight player: Linebacker Jerome Baker">Gameday+ | Ohio State spotlight player: Linebacker Jerome Baker

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — If Jerome Baker suddenly found out today that Ohio State would need to play three or four more games to win a national championship, the sophomore linebacker would jump for joy. …read more

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Gameday+ | Ohio State rearview mirror: Dec. 29, 1978">Gameday+ | Ohio State rearview mirror: Dec. 29, 1978

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

Ohio State fans know how to party, but they’ve never had the pleasure of mixing a game into their New Year’s Eve celebration. But the Buckeyes and Clemson have met twice in bowls — one famous for being a Punch Bowl. …read more

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Gameday+ | Meet a Buckeye: Miles Johnson, volleyball">Gameday+ | Meet a Buckeye: Miles Johnson, volleyball

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

A question and answer with Ohio State Buckeye Miles Johnson, a senior volleyball player. …read more

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Gameday+ | Across the ball: Clemson's Jordan Leggett makes defenses pay for ignoring him">Gameday+ | Across the ball: Clemson's Jordan Leggett makes defenses pay for ignoring him

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Why tight ends don’t lead almost every college football team in receptions is a good question, since it seems they’re hardly covered. Clemson’s Jordan Leggett agrees with the second half of that statement. …read more

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Fiesta Bowl | Urban Meyer's success rooted in focusing players on common goal">Fiesta Bowl | Urban Meyer's success rooted in focusing players on common goal

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Coach Urban Meyer had just gone through the “core values” of his approach to coaching, which have led to three national titles overall and a 61-5 record with Ohio State, when Clemson coach Dabo Swinney lightened the mood. …read more

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Fiesta Bowl | Buckeyes face another high-stakes test tonight in Arizona">Fiesta Bowl | Buckeyes face another high-stakes test tonight in Arizona

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — By now, the Ohio State football players and coaches could probably be blindfolded and twirled in circles and still find their way to the Valley of the Sun. The Buckeyes are back at the Fiesta Bowl, almost a year to the day since they beat Notre Dame like a kettle drum 44-28 to cap a 2015 season that ended short of their national championship hopes. …read more

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Fiesta Bowl | Title run of 2014 motivates current Buckeyes">Fiesta Bowl | Title run of 2014 motivates current Buckeyes

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — They were there, but it wasn’t really theirs. When Ohio State made its unexpected national championship run two years ago, most of the key players on the Buckeyes’ current team were on the roster but only behind the scenes. …read more

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Blue Jackets | Winning streaks turn game into 'fun' event">Blue Jackets | Winning streaks turn game into 'fun' event

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

ST. PAUL, Minn. — One of the most-anticipated Blue Jackets regular-season games falls on the same night that the Ohio State football team opens its playoff run. …read more

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Blue Jackets notebook | Saad believes fans can embrace both Ohio State and Jackets">Blue Jackets notebook | Saad believes fans can embrace both Ohio State and Jackets

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

ST. PAUL, Minn. — One of the most-anticipated Blue Jackets regular-season games falls on the same night that the Ohio State football team opens its playoff run. Blue Jackets wing Brandon Saad believes there’s enough sports passion in Columbus to embrace both. …read more

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Women's basketball | Ohio State plans to push pace at Indiana">Women's basketball | Ohio State plans to push pace at Indiana

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

Junior guard Kelsey Mitchell played 35 minutes Wednesday in Ohio State’s Big Ten opener against Minnesota, but it took her just 10 to do the bulk of her damage in a blowout win. …read more

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Fiesta Bowl | Ohio State's Dontre Wilson, Corey Smith eager to make impact after injuries">Fiesta Bowl | Ohio State's Dontre Wilson, Corey Smith eager to make impact after injuries

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On a team lacking experienced seniors, particularly at receiver, Dontre Wilson and Corey Smith had high hopes for this Ohio State season. …read more

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Fiesta Bowl | List of games from 1971-2016">Fiesta Bowl | List of games from 1971-2016

December 31st, 2016 by Our Webmaster

Fiesta Bowl history from 1971 to 2016 …read more

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Gameday+ | Rob Oller column: Glendale visit in '07 ended in embarrassment, tears">Gameday+ | Rob Oller column: Glendale visit in '07 ended in embarrassment, tears

December 30th, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Ohio State locker room was in emotional meltdown. Players were crying, cursing and confused during halftime of the 2007 national championship game against Florida. …read more

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College football picks | How we see it: Ohio State 31, Clemson 30">College football picks | How we see it: Ohio State 31, Clemson 30

December 30th, 2016 by Our Webmaster

Each week during Ohio State’s football season, members of The Dispatch sports staff predict the outcome of the Buckeyes’ game, along with other top matchups across the country. …read more

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Fiesta Bowl | Urban Meyer seeks 'nine strong' as Buckeyes take on Clemson">Fiesta Bowl | Urban Meyer seeks 'nine strong' as Buckeyes take on Clemson

December 30th, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – On the eve of their teams’ College Football Playoff semifinal in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney appeared relaxed and businesslike. …read more

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Blue Jackets notebook | Shifts off serve to motivate Zach Werenski">Blue Jackets notebook | Shifts off serve to motivate Zach Werenski

December 30th, 2016 by Our Webmaster

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — What Zach Werenski has done as a 19-year-old defies the norms of a league meant to humble rookie defensemen. …read more

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Ohio State football | New attitude key part of Isaiah Prince's preparation">Ohio State football | New attitude key part of Isaiah Prince's preparation

December 30th, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Before Isaiah Prince could fix his game, he had to change his attitude. Ohio State’s sophomore right tackle has had a wildly inconsistent season. At times, he has played well. But when he hasn’t, it’s been ugly. …read more

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NHL | Blue Jackets 5, Jets 3 as Columbus sets franchise record of 14 straight wins">NHL | Blue Jackets 5, Jets 3 as Columbus sets franchise record of 14 straight wins

December 30th, 2016 by Our Webmaster

The Columbus Blue Jackets ran their franchise-best string to 14 consecutive victories, beating the Jets 5-3 at the MTS Centre on Thursday night. They are three wins from matching the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins, who hold the NHL record at 17. …read more

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Rob Oller commentary | CFP coaches linked by hatred of losing">Rob Oller commentary | CFP coaches linked by hatred of losing

December 30th, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Some people blame allergies for their illness. Urban Meyer blames his on losing. …read more

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Fiesta Bowl | Talented line is key to Clemson's defense">Fiesta Bowl | Talented line is key to Clemson's defense

December 30th, 2016 by Our Webmaster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — From Clemson coaches and players to their Ohio State counterparts, one refrain has been the same this week: The Fiesta Bowl on Saturday will be decided in the trenches. …read more

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