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Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith answers questions during a news conference on Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbus.
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Speaking to reporters for the first time since star football player Chase Young was suspended, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith outlined the process for pulling him from the field but did not release many details about the infraction itself.

Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith answers questions during a news conference on Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbus.
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Ohio State University Athletic Director Gene Smith wants federal help to guarantee a level playing field following passage of a California law letting college athletes in the state sign endorsement deals and hire agents.

 A 1953 file photo showing Ohio State halfback Howard "Hopalong" Cassady.
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Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85.

In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, right, and then-assistant coach Zach Smith, left, gesture from the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.
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A trove of public records tied to fired Ohio State football coach Zach Smith depict a series of domestic incidents, concerned officers and previously-unknown cyberstalking accusations.

On Dec. 2, 2018, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer walks off the field with his wife, Shelley Meyer, early Sunday after defeating Northwestern in the Big Ten championship in Indianapolis.
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Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has provided more details about the job planned for Urban Meyer after his coaching tenure ends early next year.

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Ohio State football fans wake up this morning to a new reality: The Urban Meyer era is ending. After a season that began with a suspension and recurrences of headaches caused by a brain cyst, Meyer says he’s stepping away from coaching.

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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer may have taken steps to hide what he knew about former receivers coach Zach Smithm, according to a university investigation.

In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, right, and then-assistant coach Zach Smith, left, gesture from the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.
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As part of its two-week probe into head coach Urban Meyer, Ohio State investigators uncovered numerous examples of what it calls “problematic or at least questionable behavior” from former receivers coach Zach Smith that went mostly unpunished. The findings, which were unveiled Wednesday, resulted in Meyer’s suspension for the first three weeks of the season.

Ohio State's Decision To Suspend Urban Meyer

Aug 23, 2018
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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer will remain suspended until September 2. Ohio State announced the decision Wednesday night following an all-day deliberation.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference.
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Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith have both been suspended after a university investigation into what they knew about an assistant coach's alleged abuse.

More Renovations For Ohio Stadium Next Year

Mar 29, 2016
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The Ohio State University Athletics Department announced a proposal to upgrade and preserve Ohio Stadium.


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The Blue Jackets cling to a playoff spot, college athletics is at a crossroads and the Final Four is set.

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Ohio State basketball was in some trouble in January. They lost games they should not have. They not only lost them, they looked terrible. Dropping six games in January, the Buckeyes seem to be back on track. With wins over Iowa and Wisconsin, the Buckeyes are once again in position to compete near the top of the Big Ten conference.

LGBT Students and College Sports

Mar 12, 2013

10:00 Ohio State's hockey team hosted the NCAA's  first ever Division 1 "Pride Night" in support of the "You Can Play" initiative, a project that promotes acceptance of LGBT athletes. Professional sports have yet to see an openly gay player, but with the growing trend toward tolerance, a gay pro athlete may step into the spotlight soon. In this hour, we'll discuss how attitudes on homosexuality are shifting at the college level. Guests