As Braxton Miller watches spring practice while recovering from shoulder surgery to see who might be his backup this fall, Ohio State is already targeting a Florida quarterback who could join the mix in 2015.
Ohio State safety Vonn Bell underwent surgery to repair knee ligament sprain and will sit out the rest of spring practice.
Several media outlets reported early in the week that Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany was seeking input from school officials about playing Friday night football games. The quest apparently came in part because a television network might demand it to be part of a deal as the conference seeks to sweeten that already lucrative pot once the Big Ten contract goes up for bid in advance of the expiration of its pact with ESPN-ABC after the 2017 season.
Former Ohio State University football player Ray Small pleaded guilty yesterday to three felony counts of drug trafficking. Prosecuting and defense attorneys are recommending a four-year prison sentence.
INDIANAPOLIS — Unofficially, Corey Brown had a superb time in his 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. Officially, it lost much of its luster.
Ryan Patton was so close to the action at the Daytona 500 last year, he could feel it — it was just a leap over the pit wall away. On Sunday, finally, he will make that leap. He’s now a member of defending race winner and NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson’s pit crew: the rear-wheel carrier and chassis adjustment person on pit stops. One of six who will go over the wall eight times or more during the race, Patton, a former graduate assistant on the Ohio State football strength and conditioning staff, plans to play it cool.