College football

The University of Akron football team won its biggest game in more than a century over the weekend. The Zips stunned Northwestern, 39-34. Akron hadn't beaten a Big Ten team since 1894, when it beat Ohio State, 12-6.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto said it was a remarkable come-from-behind win. 

"They were down 21-3 at the half," Pluto said. "So, Northwestern probably thought it was over." Then, the Zips scored 36 second half points, 21 of them defensive. 

The View From Pluto: The Big Problem With MAC Football

Dec 20, 2017

Kent State University is hiring an offensive coordinator from Syracuse to try and turn around its football program. Sean Lewis, 34, replaces former coach Paul Haynes, who had a 14-45 record in his five seasons.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says Kent State's struggling team shines a light on a bigger problem with Mid-American Conference football. 

If Ohio State has any hope of making the four-team College Football Playoff, the Buckeyes will need some help.

There are three Northeast Ohio college football teams competing for national titles.

Ashland University is in the Division II Sweet Sixteen, while in Division III, powerhouse Mount Union hosts Case Western Reserve University this weekend.

One of the most beloved players in Ohio State history is suing the university in a case that could set a precedent in college football. At issue is whether Ohio State should be able to use current and former players’ names and images for profit without consent.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the lawsuit has been filed by highly respected and popular former player Chris Spielman and has the support of Archie Griffin:

Gold Rush For College Sports Means Higher Salaries, More Peripheral Jobs

Feb 2, 2016
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College sports is a billion dollar industry, and millionaire coaches aren’t the only ones cashing in. Schools are giving increasingly-large salaries to administrators, and employees holding jobs that didn’t exist a few year ago.

Cleveland Browns Invade Ohio Stadium

Aug 7, 2015

The Cleveland Browns are preparing for the 2015 season with a scrimmage in Ohio Stadium. We'll also talk about the 2016 U.S. Senior Open and some changes to the college football landscape.

10 am

College football season has started, and recently the Division I Board of Directors voted to allow the Power Five conferences to write many of their own rules, like setting cost-of-attendance stipends and hours limits on some sports. This hour we'll talk about what the changes mean financially and emotionally for fans and athletes alike.

Guests:

A Tale Of Two Streaks: The Columbus Blue Jackets

Jan 30, 2014
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The Columbus Blue Jackets were the hottest team in all of hockey last week, now they look uninspired and lost. What exactly are the Columbus Blue Jackets? Are they contenders or are they pretenders?