In recent years, Big Ten teams have embraced the idea that spring football games are about more than the action inside the white lines. Relive some of our favorite moments from last spring inside.
Like all of the great rivalries, Michigan and Ohio State never seem to run out of jabs or ways to troll each other. [ MORE: Ohio State team schedule lists National Championship ] Urban Meyer and Ohio State call Michigan “That Team Up North,” and Brady Hoke referred to Ohio State as “Ohio” during his tenure in Ann Arbor. It’s all in good fun, and, in a weird way, it shows respect and enhances the rivalry. Funny thing is, often times, the rivalry is more fierce between the two fan bases and schools. The new College of Veterinary Medicine in
Ezekiel Elliott produced one of the finest postseasons we’ll ever see en route to helping lead Ohio State to the inaugural College Football Playoff national title. In three games (Wisconsin, Alabama, Oregon), all against very strong defenses, the Ohio State running back produced a silly 696 yards and eight touchdowns on his way to claiming Offensive Player of the Game in the national semifinal and final. That’s an average of 232 yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game, and just as amazing was his consistency and durability, going for 220 yards vs. Wisconsin, 230 vs. Alabama, and, saving the best for
They’ve arrived! The Ohio State football team received its national championship rings Friday. [ MORE: Watch the Ohio State spring game April 18 on BTN2Go ] And yes, as expected, they’re very impressive. Check out the ring design in the tweet above, courtesy of Ohio State wide receiver coach Zach Smith. The Buckeyes won the inaugural College Football Playoff title in January, this after dispatching No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Oregon in the title game. Ohio State, which hosts its spring game Saturday, April 18, opens its national title defense on Monday, Sept. 7 at
Ohio State’s spring football practice is underway as the Buckeyes prepare to build on their incredible 2014 national championship season. [MORE: Big Ten spring football dates ] Urban Meyer’s team posted a 14-1 record last season, including victories over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship game. As 2015 spring practice gets underway, several media members were on hand today at the Buckeyes’ practice facility, including ESPN.com’s Austin Ward. There, Ward tweeted out a photo of Ohio State’s 2015 schedule, which includes next year’s national championship game on the schedule. It also
How Sick Would This Be A post shared by Cardale Jones (@cardale7_) on Mar 20, 2015 at 1:16pm PDT Concept uniforms have become a huge craze throughout the college football world. So, we ask, what are the chances we could see the defending national champions wearing some fancy concept uniforms this season? Cardale Jones recently posted a photo of himself in a neat-looking black and red Ohio State uniform. Check it out in the photo above. What do you think Buckeye fans: Would you want to see Ohio State wear these concept uniforms?
Who is the Big Ten’s best football player as we prepare for next month’s spring games? It’s Ohio State stud defensive end Joey Bosa, according to Athlon’s pre-spring player rankings. Bosa, the 2014 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, beat out Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook for the top spot. The publication ranked Bosa No. 1 because “he should be one of college football’s top defenders in 2015.” Indeed. Bosa was dominant in 2014, recording 55 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, a Big Ten-leading 13.5 sacks and four forced fumbles, and he should only get better in 2015. Ohio
We know the Ohio State football team can play football really well. But can the national champs dance? The Buckeyes showed off their moves with the dance team at halftime of the Ohio State men’s basketball season finale vs. Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon. Whether they can dance or not, well, just check out the video above. One thing’s for sure: Ezekiel Elliott won’t be wearing his cropped jersey in 2015, per a new NCAA rule. ALL THE RIGHT MOVES on & off the field! 2014 National Champion #Buckeyes perform w/ @OhioStateDT #GoBucks http://t.co/jQLgPXmF0A — Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) March 9,
March Madness is here, but Ohio State college football fans haven't forgotten the Buckeyes' memorable national championship run.
The Big Ten saw three schools make coaching changes after last season, with Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska all bringing in new leaders. But other schools didn’t stand pat, making significant changes to their staffs. Here’s a look at the six key coaching changes made on existing staffs after 2014. 1. Ohio State: Tim Beck, co-offensive coordinator: When offensive coordinator Tom Herman took the Houston job, Urban Meyer scored a home run when he landed this former Nebraska play-caller. Beck is a Youngstown, Ohio, native who is well-connected in Ohio and Texas recruiting circles. And he’s smart. Beck will double as