Another Reason To Be Against the Black Helmet
November 13, 2015

Has the University gone too far this time?

Thanks to the article just posted by Eleven Warriors, we have all found the university plans to offer for sale game worn black helmets from this year's Penn State game.  Ohio State wore black for the first time ever in their victory over Penn State.  Now Ohio State is selling game-worn black helmets for $2,000 a piece.  However to get one, you have be a season ticket holder and win a lottery. 

Only 45 helmets are up for sale. Entries for the lottery will be accepted until November 18th. The university notes proceeds from the sale will go towards the cost of the 2016 alternate helmet and uniform.
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Game 9: Ohio State 28  Minnesota 14
November 7, 2015

It was not pretty but the Buckeyes led by Cardale Jones defeated the Golden Gophers 28-14.

Greg Schiano Expected To Be Hired By Ohio State 
December 11, 2015

Former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano is expected to become the defensive coordinator at Ohio State, as being reported by ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.  Schiano would replace Chris Ash, who was introduced as head coach at Rutgers earlier this week. Schiano also would be named associate head coach.

Ash was the defensive coordinator at Ohio State the past two seasons, building the defense into one of the best in the nation. Ohio State won the national championship last season and went 11-1 this season, boasting its best defense since 2010. The Buckeyes are tied for fourth in the nation in yards allowed per play (4.39) this season.

Schiano coached at Rutgers from 2001 to 2011, compiling a 68-67 record. He parlayed five bowl wins in six seasons into the Buccaneers job, where he went 11-21 before being fired after the 2013 season.


Bell and Decker Named To AP All-American List 
December 13, 2015

The Big Ten landed five players on the Associated Press' All-America Team when the roster was announced Sunday afternoon, which included two Buckeyes.

Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Carl Nassib led the selections from the conference, and joining him from Ohio State was offensive tackle Taylor Decker and safety Vonn Bell.  Nassib led the country with 15.5 sacks this season, the former walk-on winning the Lombardi Award as the nation's top lineman or linebacker. He finished with 46 tackles, 19.5 of them going for a loss, forcing six fumbles and coming down with an interception.

Bell and the OSU defense that was one of the best in the country, particularly when it came to stopping the pass, ranking 12th in the FBS. Bell ranked fourth on the Ohio State defense with 63 tackles, scoring a pair of defensive touchdowns, one on an interception return and another on a fumble return.

Decker was the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year. He was a member of a Buckeyes offensive line that helped Ohio State rank 12th in the country in rushing offense.
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​Three Buckeyes were also on the second team including running back Ezekiel Elliott, guard Pat Elflein, and defensive end Joey Bosa.

Elliott Involved In Minor Car Crash On 315 
December 28, 2015

Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a minor car crash Sunday before he left with the team for the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl, according to Columbus police.  He was on his way to drop off his bags for the trip.  He was cited for driving under suspension, driving without a license and failure to control his car.

Police said Elliott told them he hit a puddle and slid before colliding with another vehicle that was carrying two people. There were no serious injuries from this event.  A court date has been set for Jan. 26.

He was previously cited by Columbus police for driving 57 mph in a 35 mph zone in June 2014. The case was dismissed in October 2014 upon completion of a diversion program and payment of $129 in court costs.

The university reports there is no change in his status for the upcoming bowl game as #7 Ohio State plays #8 Notre Dame on Friday in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.