The Minnesota Vikings and cornerback Terence Newman agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth as much as $2.5 m illion that will reunite the veteran with coach Mike Zimmer for his 13th NFL season.
Members of the Africentric boys basketball team that won the Division IV championship 10 years ago gathered last night to celebrate the anniversary, even though the state title was stripped by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets existed for one season (2007-08), but they left a mark on at least program alum. Luke Witkowski, a defenseman who was a sixth-round pick of Tampa Bay in 2008, has been a call-up player for the Lightning this season, appearing in 10 games.
As many as 50 NFL coaches and scouts are expected at Ohio State today for the football team’s annual pro day, when aspiring prospects will run, jump, pump iron, etc. before the draft beginning on April 30. One player who should draw interest is tight end Jeff Heuerman.
The pathologist who examined Kosta Karageorge’s brain found that the Ohio State University football player and wrestler from Worthington did not have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease sometimes found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma. Dr. Norman Lehman, an Ohio State University physician who conducted the neuropathology work, did find evidence of “prior concussive injury” according to a release from the Franklin County Coroner’s office. Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz said in January that she was ruling Karageorge’s death a suicide. Ortiz’s office issued the final report today. Karageorge was found in a trash bin not far from his Short North apartment on Nov. 30 with a gunshot wound to his head. A gun was found near his hand.