Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott had surgery on his left wrist Saturday morning at the OSU Medical Center East for a minor injury incurred at practice on Friday, Ohio State announced in a press release. [ MORE: East breakout player? One of our panelists likes Elliott ] Elliott, from St. Louis, Missouri, rejoined the team in time for lunch Saturday. He will continue to attend practice and work on conditioning with a full return to the fields expected around the middle of next week.
The NCAA’s model for amateurism took another hit with Friday’s ruling that the NCAA violated anti-trust law in the Ed O’Bannon suit. This, ladies and gentlemen, is maybe the most important ruling in the history of the NCAA. But things may not be as bad you think for the NCAA. In essence, this ruling says the NCAA no longer can prevent schools from giving student-athletes money based on their names, images and likenesses (NIL). It also isn’t allowed to impose a salary cap below $5,000. That money can be put in a trust. The NCAA scored a win, however, in
(AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA can’t stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In a landmark decision, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA’s regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds. She issued an injunction prohibiting the NCAA from enforcing its rules on money given to athletes when it comes to their names, images and likenesses.
We saw this coming. It was no shock that the NCAA passed legislation that grants autonomy to the “Power Five” conferences. In fact, it probably had to happen for the current collegiate model not to be comprised. In essence, the richest and most powerful 65 schools from the nation’s top leagues—Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, ACC, Pac-12–now will have power to enact rules that are pertinent to the high level they function at, giving athletic directors and student-athletes a larger role in the legislative process. The new structure likely will go into effect in 2015. [ MORE: NCAA.org: Board adopts
If you take a look up and down the Big Ten, you will find a number of high-profile offensive stars. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah are both preseason All-American candidates at running back, and Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff is being talked about as the top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. While it is clear the Big Ten is stacked on offense, so, too, are many of its non-conference opponents. Some of college football’s elite playmakers fill the non-conference slate with names
Fall practice isn’t really known for its exciting drills, but Ohio State wasted little time bringing the excitement to its practices. The Buckeyes, in the opening week of practice, already busted out the always-popular circle drill. Watch the exciting drill in this post. Check out our other Gone Viral posts:
Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: East breakout player? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 predictions: Tom Dienhart: Darian Hicks, CB, Michigan State. Darqueze Dennard’s departure has created a spot in the Spartans’ stingy and much-talked-about “No Fly Zone” secondary. Hicks is the one tabbed to start alongside Trae Waynes. He’s a perfect fit, too, because he’s a top athlete with the cover skills
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Motivation shouldn’t be an issue for Ohio State as camp unfolds. The Buckeyes are riding a two-game losing skid, losing the Big Ten title game to Michigan State and the Orange Bowl to Clemson, this after a 24-0 start under Urban Meyer. The 2014 Buckeyes teem with talent as they pursue the program’s first Big Ten crown since 2009. Having Braxton Miller back makes Ohio State the league favorite in the minds of most. But questions loom. That said, let’s get to my thoughts from Wednesday’s practice. Get our latest football tour coverage: BEST OF OHIO STATE
Our annual summer football tour rolls on! BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith are taking in Ohio State’s practice Wednesday afternoon. Get some of the best tweets from the practice in this post. Get our latest football tour coverage: TOM DIENHART Your projected starting OTs: Taylor Decker and Darryl Baldwin. O line needs to develop quickly with 4 new starters. pic.twitter.com/OZn1Fms3VM — Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 6, 2014 Buckeye RBs hitting the "blaster." The pecking order: Elliott, Dunn, Samuel. pic.twitter.com/OiXbpzmrtl — Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 6, 2014 Joey Bosa and Michael Bennett will strike fear
Here is how it works, America: You have questions … you email them to me … I answer them. Well, I answer the good ones! Here’s another batch from you. Thanks for reading. And keep writing and pressing the “send” button. Oh, and don’t forget to bookmark my diary for updates from every stop on the BTN football tour. Get Tom’s latest football tour coverage: Urban Meyer and Mark Dantonio brought this up, but do you think leagues or perhaps the NCAA are at least thinking about supplementing or helping families travel to league championship games and/or bowls? With the