September 27, 2013 |
Unbuckling the mailbag: Question: I hope you and the media start a campaign to stop the NCAA scheduling these massacre football games. It is a scam, a sham and a shame. . . . Urban Meyer has the guts leading, 55-0, to go for it on fourth and six? He should be suspended for a game for that humiliation. Bobby Herbeck Answer: I'll start the campaign about these silly "paycheck" games, but first things first: You owe the Ohio State coach a big apology. Meyer did not - I repeat, did NOT - allow his team to "go for it" on fourth and six with the Buckeyes leading, 55-0, last week against Florida A&M. Ohio State was up only 48-0 at the time, and it was fourth and five.
September 21, 2013 |
This is your mid-morning wake-up wipeout update. Several top teams are padding stats today with games against inferior opponents. No. 4 Ohio State, as expected, is just destroying Florida A&M. The Buckeyes led after the first quarter, 34-27. That is, Ohio State had 34 points and Florida A&M had 27 yards. Ohio State rolled into halftime with a 55-0 lead. Quarterback Kenny Guiton, playing for the injured Braxton Miller, has set a school-record with six touchdown passes. Ohio State led the total yards race, 326 to 54, and had 21 first downs to just one for Florida A&M. No. 7 Louisville is struggling by comparison, only leading Florida International, 38-0, at the half.
September 18, 2013 |
The man who used an online video to confess to a night of heavy drinking that led to a crash and the death of another person, pleaded guilty in Ohio to aggravated vehicular homicide. Wearing handcuffs, Matthew Cordle, 22, entered his guilty plea on Wednesday in criminal court in Franklin County. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office told the Los Angeles Times. Cordle, who lives near Columbus, Ohio, faces 2 to 8.5 years in prison when he is sentenced in October, she said.
September 14, 2013 |
At least 35 people were injured after a Greyhound bus crashed in southwest Ohio early Saturday morning, officials said. No one was killed. The bus was carrying 51 passengers an overnight trip from Cincinnati to Detroit when it left the road on Interstate 75 in Butler County at 3:48 a.m., Jeff Galloway, the director of Butler County Emergency Management, told the Los Angeles Times. The bus went down an embankment along the interstate, struck a tree and then rolled over out into a cornfield.
September 11, 2013 |
Texas A&M is the first team in Rankman history to jump from No. 21 to No. 8 after wins over Rice and Sam Houston State. Ohio State slips two spots for insisting it must be referred to as "The" Ohio State. Miami used a win over Florida to jump 10 spots to No. 14 as it tries to stay one step ahead of the grim NCAA reaper. Texas just had to go after allowing 259 rushing yards to a Brigham Young quarterback coming off surgery whose nickname is "Limpy. " Oklahoma State remains in the poll despite reports it passed around a money hat bigger than its mascot's hat. Welcome in and congratulate Baylor at No. 24. The Bears had 15 more points last week than USC had passing yards.
September 9, 2013 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Juergen Klinsmann has been in the middle of some of Europe's most storied soccer wars. But it took 15 years of living in the U.S., the last two as coach of the American national team, for him to fully appreciate the intensity of the U.S.-Mexico rivalry. "Playing Mexico is always special," he said Monday, the eve of the latest clash between the region's traditional soccer powers. "The passion," U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard said, "is incredible. " That fervor will be turned up a few notches Tuesday given what's at stake when the teams meet in a World Cup qualifier at cozy Columbus Crew Stadium.
September 9, 2013 |
First came the confession, now come the charges: Matthew Cordle, who confessed to a fatal drunk-driving crash in a YouTube video uploaded last week that went viral, was indicted by an Ohio jury Monday. Cordle, 22, said he had crashed into a car driven by Vincent Canzani, 61, while driving the wrong way down a highway in Columbus on June 22. A Franklin County jury indicted Cordle on charges of driving under the influence and aggravated vehicular homicide. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
September 7, 2013 |
The Ohio State football nation held its collective breath after star quarterback Braxton Miller left Saturday's game against San Diego State with a left knee injury. Miller reportedly suffered a medial collateral ligament sprain and did not return to the game. The Buckeyes didn't need Miller to beat up on San Diego State as senior backup Kenny Guiton filled in nicely in a lopsided game. Ohio State's national title hopes, however, rest on Miller's recovery. He led the Buckeyes to a 12-0 record last season.
September 3, 2013
Ariel Castro, the man who had been sentenced to spend his life in prison for holding three Cleveland women captive for roughly a decade, was found hanged in his cell Tuesday night, Ohio officials said. Castro, 53, was discovered at 9:20 p.m. at the Ohio Correctional Reception Center in Orient, according to the Ohio Department of Corrections. Prison medical staffers began performing life-saving measures, and Castro was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52.
September 1, 2013 |
Remember the crazy stuff USC Coach Lane Kiffin and associate head coach John Baxter used to try after Trojans touchdowns? Unbalanced lines and zany shifts? It was all done, supposedly, to give future opponents something they had to spend practice time to defend. Well, maybe Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer was paying attention. (Just go with it.) After the No 2-ranked Buckeyes scored two early touchdowns in a 40-20 victory over Buffalo, Meyer shook things up. After the first, most of the Ohio State players lined up to the left side of the field with two receivers on the right and the long snapper, holder and kicker in the middle.