Former Champion Dies - Don Steinberg
October 30, 2012 8:00 pm EST

Don Steinberg, member of the 1942 national championship team, has passed away at the age of 90. The university said Steinberg was in hospice and died of congestive heart failure in Perry Township on 10/29.

The 1942 Buckeyes were 9-1 and were voted #1 by The Associated Press. The team, coached by Paul Brown, featured a backfield of future Heisman Trophy winner Les Horvath, Paul Sarringhaus and Gene Fekete, whose 89-yard touchdown run that year against Pitt still ranks as the longest in school history.

Steinberg, who lettered from 1941-43 and again in 1945, was an end in the Buckeyes' single-wing attack. After his graduation in 1946, Steinberg went on to become a surgeon. He also wrote the book ".Expanding Your Horizons: Collegiate Football's Greatest Team"

Ohio State - Oregon Series Schedule for 2020-21
October 24, 2012 8:00 pm EST

The university announced today a home-and-home series with the Oregon Ducks, set for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The Buckeyes will travel to Eugene to start the series, finishing in Columbus for the second game. Ohio State currently holds an 8-0 all-time record over Oregon, including two victories over the Ducks in the Rose Bowl.

Over the next 10 seasons, the Buckeyes will have home-and-home series' with California (which started this year in Columbus), Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Oklahoma, TCU, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas. This should keep the Buckeye fans happy for years to come.

OSU-Penn State Combine For 7-0 Mark In The B1G - Take That NCAA
October 21, 2012 7:30 pm EST

Ohio State is not eligible for post season play this season. They did commit a violation, and they paid for that. Some feel losing the 2010 season, losing the bowl money, losing their coach and suspending the players involved should have been enough. But the NCAA decided to extend the punishment into the 2012 season, including the post season ban and a reduction in scholarships. Likewise, Penn State will see a post season ban for the next four seasons. What happened at State College was very bad, but had nothing to do with the players and certainly not this team. 

So now you have these two teams on top the Leaders Division of the Big Ten, and can go nowhere. Impact? You may be sending a third place team to the conference championship, not a good move for a conference that is already suffering the reputation of being weak this season.  These two teams are a combined 7-0 in conference play. The rest of the teams are a combined 13-20.  Also, the Big Ten normally sends 8 teams to bowl games. This year they may only qualify 6 or 7 teams, so the conference will lose additional practice team for a couple teams and will miss out on the bowl money.

Way to go NCAA!

Vandy Backs Out
October 18, 2012 3:30 pm EST

In case you were running out of reasons to not like the SEC …..

According to a story from the Chicago Tribune, Vanderbilt has backed out of their season opening game next year with Ohio State in Columbus, also informing Northwestern it would be backing out of a scheduled home-and-home series in 2013 and 2014. Vanderbilt officials made the decision without so much as a phone call to NU officials, according to the source. The SEC is still only playing 8 conference games so there is no scheduling reason they would make this move..

Vanderbilt recently agreed to a four-game deal with UMass, which left the Commodores with five non-conference games on its schedule in upcoming seasons. Obviously, the Big Ten is teams that Vanderbilt has decided to cut loose.

Neither Ohio State or Northwestern shies away from a tough non-conference schedule. With such short notice, it's hard to imagine either school will be able to replace Vanderbilt with a similar opponent for the next two years

Twitter Strikes Again
October 5, 2012 4:30 pm EST

How many times does it take for a story to come out about inappropriate tweet surfacing from an athlete.  Apparently we have not reached that number yet.

CardaIe Jones, third team quarterback tweeted "Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS.

I definitely think there is lesson to be learned here.  For Cardale the lesson will begin at home as Coach Meyer has suspended him for the Nebraska game.

Buckeyes Add TCU To 2018-19 Schedule
October 2, 2012 12:00 pm EST

TCU and Ohio State will play a home-and-home football series in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The Buckeyes will make their first-ever trip to Fort Worth on September 15, 2018. The Horned Frogs will travel to Ohio Stadium on Sept. 21, 2019. The previous six meetings between the Horned Frogs and Buckeyes have all been in Columbus, the last being a 37-3 Ohio State victory in 1973. Ohio State holds a 4-1-1 series edge over TCU. The first meeting came in 1937.

Hall's Injury Will Keep Him Out Of the Nebraska Game
October 2, 2012 12:00 pm EST

It does not appear we will ever have a full compliment of running backs to support Braxton Miller. Coach Urban Meyer said yesterday that Jordan Hall is doubtful for Saturday night’s home game against Nebraska after suffering a partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the 17-16 win at Michigan State.
“I hate to see it, because he is a kid that works his tail off, as hard a working guy as we had in the offseason,” Meyer said, adding that Hall’s status will be evaluated week to week.

Ohio State Submits MSU Eye-gouging Video To Big Ten
October 1, 2012 5:00 pm EST

The tone was set when Michigan State committed a late hit personal foul out of bounds on Braxton Miller as OSU was marching down the field in their opening drive. Although Miller had to sit out the rest of the drive, OSU was fortunate enough to have a capable back-up in Kenny Guiton who completed business leading the team to a touchdown. But the cheap hits and display of poor sportsmanship did not end there.  

It was clear Michigan State was going the use ever means necessary to win this game.  Fortunately they failed to complete that mission as OSU took the victory 17-16. But they did appear to go over the line on more than one occasion.  This included an attempt to gauge at the eyes of Johnathan Hankins.Meyer and the Buckeyes are pointing out a play in which they believe Michigan State guard Jack Allen intentionally was trying to gouge the eyes of Hankins, and have sent the video evidence to the Big Ten.

For more on the story and a link to the video, click here.

Tyrone Williams Removed From Roster
October 1, 2012 2:00 pm EST

Buckeye50 has heard on 97.1 the Fan today that Tyrone Williams has been removed from the team. Urban Meyer’s comment was this is due to a violation of team rules. I am sure we will hear more as additional details become available.

Williams is a one-year letterwinner in his third year with the program. Part of the 2010 Ohio State recruiting class, he red-shirted that year as a true freshman. In 2011, he played in eight games, catching five passes for 74 yards.  His first collegiate start was against Purdue, where he caught two passes for 28 yards.  He also caught two passes for 34 yards in his first collegiate action in the season-opening Akron game.

OSU To Play Fewer MAC Opponents
September 27, 2012 5:00 pm EST

The Buckeyes have played 20 MAC opponents since 1992. According to athletic director Gene Smith we can expect numbers like those to decrease. Smith told the Associated Press that with college football’s new playoff coming after the end of the 2014 season, Ohio State is looking to alter its scheduling philosophy to reflect a stronger non-conference slate. Translation - fewer MAC opponents.

Smith sees the need to change the philosophy for Ohio State because we’re going to move into a playoff structure that no one really understands right now. A selection committee will choose four teams to participate in the playoff and strength of schedule is expected to be one of the criteria taken into account.

GameDay Follows Buckeyes
September 25, 2012 5:00 pm EST

Chris, Lee, Kirk, Desmond and the crew are headed to East Lansing, MI, for the Big Ten opener between Ohio State and Michigan State. It's their first trip to Michigan State since last October, when they were in town for the Wisconsin game. Michigan State is 2-3 all-time when "GameDay" comes to town. Lee Corso is 4-1 in picks. The Ohio State-Michigan State game kicks off Saturday at 3:30 pm on ABC.

Former Buckeye Jason Winrow Dies At 41
September 24, 2012 5:30 pm EST

Reported today on 97.1 former Ohio State offensive lineman Jason Winrow died suddenly at his home last night, he was 41. A family spokesman said that Winrow, who had undergone major surgical procedures on both feet in recent months, will undergo an autopsy to find the cause of death. The memorial service will be held on Thursday, 9/27 at 4:00 pm at the Fawcett Center.

He had returned to the Columbus area, taking residence in Westerville, in recent years while working in private business. Winrow also had become an occasional contributor on WBNS-10TV sportscasts concerning Ohio State football.

Fellow Buckeye alum Roy Hall posted on Facebook today "I just found out that former Buckeye Jason Winrow went on to be with the Lord last night. He was just 41 years old. I just met with him two weeks ago! He shared his testimony and love for the Lord. He talked about his family and his son and talked about how proud he was of him. I thank God for that conversation! ...You will be missed my friend! You now are with the one that you loved more than anything! Amen! Friends please lift Jason's family in prayer."

Amen Roy, Jason will be missed!

Celebrate the 2002 Team
September 13, 2012 1:50 pm EST

Treat this as a rumor at this time, but the recognition of the 2002 National Championship Team appears to be slated for the Michigan game in November.  No details just yet as to what will be involved or whether Coach Tressel and Maurice Clarett will be invited.  The rumor began on Twitter last night, including tweets from Dustin Fox who was a member of the 2002 squad. Will report more as we here about it but no one at OSU are willing to confirm or deny at this time.

Color The 'Shoe
September 4, 2012 8:00 am EST

The Ohio State Department of Athletics encourages all fans to wear their scarlet and their gray to be part of a special effort to “Scarlet and Gray the Shoe” for the Central Florida game this week. Game time is noon.
The promotion is aiming for a total of five distinguished zones that are either all scarlet or all gray. The color assignments are as follows:

·        Fans in odd-numbered sections 1-19 (the NW corner of the stadium) are asked to wear gray tops;
·        Fans in even-numbered sections 2-18 (the NE corner of the stadium) are asked to wear scarlet;
·        Fans in even-numbered sections 20-30 (the SE side of the stadium) are asked to wear gray;
·        Fans in odd-numbered sections 21-29 (the SW side of the stadium) are asked to wear scarlet; and
·        Fans in the south stands (sections 31-39) are asked to wear scarlet.

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