Heisman not on Ohio State quarterback Barrett’s radar

COLUMBUS — When J.T. Barrett finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2014, many people figured he would be return to the voting again. What they didn’t count on was that it would be two years until he was mentioned again as a Heisman contender. After throwing for 650 yards and 10 touchdowns with […]

September 27, 2016 |

Meyer: LSU never contacted him, not interested

COLUMBUS – Urban Meyer also will not be entering astronaut training, climbing Mount Everest or replacing Donald Trump on the Republican ticket. In perhaps the silliest rumor that will ever surface during his career as Ohio State’s football coach, there was speculation on the internet that LSU would be contacting Meyer to measure his interest […]

September 27, 2016 |

Ash’s inside knowledge not big concern for OSU

COLUMBUS – When Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer looks at film of what former OSU defensive coordinator Chris Ash is doing in his first season as Rutgers’ head coach, he sees a lot of the same things Ash liked to do as OSU’s co-defensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015. “It’s our defense. It’s our […]

September 26, 2016 |

25 years of OSU memories

It has gone by as fast as Ezekiel Elliott on his way to the end zone with a linebacker and a safety chasing him. This is the twenty-fifth season I have covered Ohio State football for The Lima News. When I covered my first OSU game in September 1992, I didn’t give a thought to […]

September 23, 2016 |

OSU Grade Card: Buckeyes have an honor roll game

A Monday morning grade card on Ohio State’s dominating 45-24 win at Oklahoma that ended early Sunday morning after a long weather delay: OFFENSE: A J.T. Barrett threw for four touchdown passes, rushed for 74 yards on 17 carries and did things that don’t show up in the boxscore. His leadership in a big game […]

September 19, 2016 |

Ohio State picks off Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. – The storm after the storm was quite impressive, too. No. 3 Ohio State rolled to a 45-24 win over No. 14 Oklahoma on Saturday night in a match-up of traditional college football powers that most people expected to be much closer. The game’s kick-off was delayed for 90 minutes by a storm […]

September 18, 2016 |

Pro scouts watch OSU, Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. — The talent on the field when Ohio State played Oklahoma on Saturday night attracted scouts from nine NFL teams. There were seats listed on the press box seating chart for the Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills, the Chicago Bears, the Baltimore Colts, the Los Angeles Rams, the New York Giants, the Oakland […]

September 18, 2016 |

Buckeyes will get a big win against Sooners

COLUMBUS — Thirty-nine years later, Uwe von Schamann is still a folk hero in Oklahoma. He is less fondly remembered in Ohio. Von Schamann, who immigrated to Fort Worth, Tex., from West Germany as a teenager, is remembered across Oklahoma and in Ohio for kicking the game-winning field goal in the final seconds of Oklahoma’s […]

September 18, 2016 |

Naveau: Stoops statue kept from public display

NORMAN, Okla. – How do you hide a 10-foot tall statue of a famous college football coach? In the case of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops the answer was not very well. Oklahoma already has statues of its coaching legends Barry Switzer, Bud Wilkinson and Bennie Owen across the street from its Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium […]

September 18, 2016 |

Ohio State-Oklahoma start delayed due to weather

NORMAN, Okla. — Bad weather has caused the start of the Oklahoma-Ohio State start time to be pushed back to 9:10 p.m. Eastern time The game was scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., but a storm system caused the change. Lightning could be seen in the Norman area at about 6 p.m., and heavy rain […]

September 17, 2016 |

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