Thursday, April 18, 2013

BUCKEYES HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE HEADING TO PASADENA

Braxton Miller
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Ohio State wrapped up its spring football season over the weekend, and will now go into the next few months with some screws to tighten, bruises to mend and some seriously sky-high expectations to live up to this fall.

The Buckeyes, who are now out from under the NCAA bowl ban which prevented them from playing in the postseason — and perhaps a national title — in 2012, will surely begin the 2013 campaign as a favorite to reach the BCS Championship game on Jan. 6.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

SCARLET DOWNS GRAY, 31-14, BEHIND AERIAL SHOW BY BRAXTON MILLER

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer preferred to talk about Tiger Woods' two-shot penalty at the Masters than his team's final spring workout.

"Do you mind if we talk about that for a minute?" he said after the Buckeyes' annual spring game. "That's probably more interesting than what I've got to say."

Still, there was plenty of noteworthy items from Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage played at the Cincinnati Bengals' Paul Brown Stadium due to reconstruction being done at Ohio Stadium.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

OSU SPRING FOOTBALL: WR DEVIN SMITH EXPECTED TO BE 'ELITE'

Devin Smith
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COLUMBUS — Ohio State junior wide receiver Devin Smith created some oohs and awes last season as a sophomore, hauling in deep touchdown passes in victories against California, Michigan State and Indiana, as well as supplying the Buckeyes with one of the most outstanding catches in recent years — a miraculous one-handed TD snare in the season-opener against Miami University.

These are things OSU head coach Urban Meyer knows Smith is quite capable of, and usually doesn't praise the Buckeyes' talented pass catcher much for doing so. It's just expected of him.