Big Ten basketball postseason projections 1-6-14

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Note: projections will not include my predictions for the Big Ten basketball tournament, nor any March Madness predictions.

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Ohio State CB Bradley Roby will possibly be suspended

Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby will have a short leash according to Urban Meyer. And a suspension is likely. Roby, a junior who was an afterthought recruit from the same high school as former Buckeyes DL Cameron Heyward, was arrested in Bloomington, Indiana on July 21st and faces preliminary charges of battery resulting in bodily injury.

He was “asked to leave the bar after a disturbance, refused, and was subdued by bouncers at the bar before being taken into custody.”

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2013 Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Hip Hop MCs Edition

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Can’t leave Big Ten football alone the game needs me. Notorious B.I.G. once said that he raps about the ghetto because that’s what he knows. And…”if I worked at McDonald’s, I’d be rapping about Big Macs and fries.”

You write and talk what you know and live. And I know Big Ten football. We’re still a ways away from Big Ten football media days. Well, less than two weeks now. The preseason is indeed here, time for some WAY TOO Early Big Ten football power rankings

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2012 Big Ten Power Rankings: post media day edition

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These are highly subject to change. Brady Hoke remarked at Media Day that UM was picked fifth in their division a year ago; and just outside the top 25 in the year they won their last national title- 1997.

So maybe these rankings don’t really mean all that much? Of course, that won’t stop you from reading them and commenting, right?

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Ohio State gives Urban Meyer $4 Million per, $200K more than Tressel

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Ohio State released the information specifics on its contract with Urban Meyer today; it involves discussion on specific requirements for reporting violations of NCAA rules. (More on this coming later) It also is now public that Meyer will make $4,000,000 per year guaranteed with other incentives.

That’s $200,000 more than what the Buckeyes paid Jim Tressel. The language regarding violations is interesting, as it’s possible more are on the way given a.) Meyer’s track record at Florida b.) the fact that the college football program is on probation this year, and is ineligible for a bowl game.

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Ohio State football reports four new potential secondary NCAA violations

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Currently, there are 12 secondary NCAA issues being processed by the athletics compliance office regarding Ohio State. By secondary, it means these are not major violations. All are consistent with the department’s culture of self-report. Four of them are related to the football team, none to men’s basketball.

OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith sent out a statement with regard to information reported by the student newspaper The Lantern last night. He reiterated that no Ohio State athletics program is facing any major NCAA issues. Here are the four incidents that could lead to future secondary violations

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Ohio St. football denies possibility of major NCAA violations

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Ohio State is on probation for NCAA violations stemming from the 2010 tattoo-and-memorabilia scandal. The pay-to-play fiasco that ended up costing Jim Tressel his job, disgraced Terrelle Pryor and led to the suspension of Boom Herron and Devier Posey.

The Buckeyes’ are ineligible for a bowl this college football season. This morning, Ohio State released a statement by Athletic Director Gene Smith denying the possibility of major violations. The statement was in response to The Lantern, THE Ohio State University student newspaper, quoted Smith as saying that he didn’t know how the NCAA would classify 12 pending OSU violations it was in the process of reporting. (Post Dispatch)

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Ohio State, Big 10 announce 2015, 2016 football schedules

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The Big Ten Conference released its 2015 and 2016 football schedules today and Ohio State will open each of those Big Ten campaigns with games against the Purdue Boilermakers.

Ohio State will play at Purdue Oct. 3 to kick off the 2015 Big Ten campaign and Purdue will come to Columbus Oct. 1 for the start of the 2016 conference slate.

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Urban Meyer finds Ohio State defense ahead of offense thus far

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The first Ohio State Buckeyes spring football season of Urban Meyer is about 1/3 way through. Much like last season, in which the defense was rather superior to the offense, Meyer expects the d have an advantage over the o in the early spring practice sessions.

“This early, the defense better win,” Meyer told about 35 assembled members of the media after practice. “They are playing well. The defense has two guys – John Simon and Johnathan Hankins – who are disrupting everything.”

Look for John Simon to be one of the most dominatnt defensive players on both the Buckeyes and in the Big Ten this year.

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Ohio State Buckeyes spring football preview: offense

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Time to break down the Ohio State Buckeyes spring college football prospects in 2012. In this installment, we go position by position on offense. In such detail…

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Ohio State Buckeyes spring preview: defense

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Ohio State Buckeyes spring football is underway

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Coach Urban Meyer took to the practice fields for the first time as leader of the Ohio State Buckeyes Wednesday afternoon for the start of the 2012 spring drills.

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