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  1. 'Urgency' for linemen shows in OSU's class

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Urban Meyer is always chasing the sizzle. What the Ohio State coach needed more than anything this time, though, was some steak. Like usual, Meyer had skill players with speed in his recruiting class, a prerequisite for his sprea...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  2. Signing day: A closer look at Ohio State

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Either way, Urban Meyer admitted he was going to put on a smile. After going down to the wire with one of his most important targets, the Ohio State coach made it clear that the one he was sporting on signing day on Wednesday was...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  3. Recruiting trail freezes for Buckeyes coach

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The recruiting trail froze over, literally stranding one of Ohio State's top salesmen on the highway in the middle of a business trip. For a coach based in Columbus, a city that has been rocked with snow and freezing temperatures...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  4. McMillan highlights OSU early enrollees

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There's no shortage of talent in the bunch, and Ohio State has several holes on the roster where it might be able to use the influx of talent. But no spot matches up a pressing need with an elite newcomer quite the way five-star ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  5. Planning for success: Ohio State

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A strong leg is only a start. Cameron Johnston's ability to launch the football down the field or place it in a precise location is invaluable, and Ohio State's late recruiting strike to even find him in Australia has been critic...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  6. Baugh charged with underage drinking

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A quiet offseason away from the field for Ohio State had its first hiccup, and a player who hasn't even suited up for the program yet broke the streak. Freshman tight end Marcus Baugh was arrested on Sunday morning for offenses i...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. Brandon Harris makes the rounds

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The explosion of offers and attention was overwhelming enough for Brandon Harris when spread over four months. But it was nothing compared to the 72-hour window a week ago that essentially offered confirmation that the four-star ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  8. Spring forward: Safety breakdown

    Austin Ward

    With national signing day in the books, the next big date on the Ohio State calendar as it continues working toward an encore for an undefeated season in 2013 is spring practice. Before those workouts begin, BuckeyeNation will take a look at each pos...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  9. Spring forward: Running backs breakdown

    Austin Ward

    With national signing day in the books, the next big date on the Ohio State calendar as it continues working toward an encore for an undefeated season in 2013 is spring practice. Before those workouts begin, BuckeyeNation will take a look at each pos...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  10. Signee draws flattering comparison

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The breakdown of track times offered a hint. The glowing reviews of Dontre Wilson's ability to use that speed in more than just a straight line brought the conversation a little closer. Even when Ohio State coaches brought up ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  11. Meyer closes class with a flourish

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The baseball mentality popped back in the mind of Urban Meyer as he went to bed. With the work all done after his first full recruiting cycle with Ohio State and only one night's sleep left before the fruits of that labor would b...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  12. Buckeyes keep fullback position alive

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The fullback position isn't dead at Ohio State. The Buckeyes just apparently won't be using scholarships to keep it alive for the time being. The program confirmed it had welcomed two walk-on players capable of providing some ...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  13. Ohio State Buckeyes coaches make fashion statement

    Austin Ward

    Ohio State's coaches are making a fashion statement on the recruiting trail with letterman's jackets that tout the program's accomplishments on each sleeve.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  14. Ohio State Buckeyes assistant coach Zach Smith starts a Twitter t...

    Austin Ward

    Buckeyes assistant coach Zach Smith takes to Twitter and unwittingly starts a trending topic with his insider's perspective of Buckeye Nation.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  15. Michael Hill gives Buckeyes pledge No. 14

    Austin Ward

    Even before a single offer rolled in, Michael Hill had a favorite in mind. The massive defensive tackle had long since confided to his coach at Pendleton (S.C.) High School that he loved watching Ohio State on television. Now he's planning to s...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  16. Punter reinforces Meyer emphasis

    Austin Ward

    In case a reminder was necessary, Urban Meyer provided one quickly. Special teams are going to be a priority for him at Ohio State, just as the third phase was for him at Florida. So much as Meyer did shortly after taking over the Gators, the f...

    Blog | June 19, 2012