December 28, 2009 |
After Sunday's spirited two-hour practice at the Home Depot Center in Carson, the Ohio State football team took a bus to Beverly Hills for the Lawry's Beef Bowl. A day before, the Buckeyes visited Disneyland. And tonight they'll take in a comedy show at the Improv. It's all part of the traditional buildup to Friday's Rose Bowl, where eighth-ranked Ohio State will meet No. 7 Oregon. And while it has nothing to do with football, Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel considers the hoopla a just reward for a long, hard season.
September 14, 2005 |
Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel said Troy Smith would start at quarterback Saturday against San Diego State. Justin Zwick -- the starter the first two games -- will be the backup as the No. 9 Buckeyes try to rebound from a 25-22 loss to Texas. Smith was five for 11 for 78 yards and a touchdown and had 27 yards rushing. He led Ohio State to points on five consecutive possessions and a 19-13 lead, then was replaced by Zwick. The Buckeyes scored three points on drives with Zwick at quarterback.
October 2, 2011 |
Five things to watch this week in college football: 1. Texas vs. Texas A&M might be on last legs as a storied series, but it appears the Big 12 preservationists club will be able to save Texas-Oklahoma. This week's Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl gets cranked up a few deep-fried turkey legs as both teams enter undefeated. 2. Florida had the misfortune on this year's Southeastern Conference schedule to be the school designated to play Alabama and Louisiana State in consecutive weeks.
September 24, 2012 |
When former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel was under attack in 2010 for potential NCAA violations he was vehemently defended, at least at first, by his school president. "I'm just hopeful the coach doesn't dismiss me," Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee quipped at a press conference. Maybe now we know why. Without Ohio State, how would Gee pay for his bow ties? While Tressel's ultimate firing led to major sanctions, including a bowl ban this season, Gee is getting along just fine.
January 26, 2011 |
Admittedly, the 2010-2011 bowl season wasn't kind to the Big Ten, whose teams finished with a mediocre 3-5 record. The fact that Big Ten teams were underdogs in six of the eight games in which they participated hasn't been mentioned much in the national media, which as usual have pounded on the venerable conference, calling it overrated, if not second-rate. The Big Ten hasn't helped itself much in this regard either: The proposed names for the league's new divisions -- Legends and Leaders -- were tailor-made for parody, and readily morphed on the internet into Losers and Laggards, to the amusement of the league's many detractors.
September 20, 2001 |
How tough is the Bruin defense? Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel counts the ways. "I know them by numbers more than names, quite honestly," he said. "No. 8 is considered one of the finest linebackers in the country. No. 7 and No. 4 the safeties, No. 9 the corner, and No. 99 the defensive end have been multiple-year starters. "So you see a mature team. You see excellent technique." No. 8 is middle linebacker Robert Thomas, who leads UCLA with 16.5 tackles, three sacks and six tackles for loss. No.