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The crowd was deafening inside Ohio Stadium for the kickoff of last year’s game against Michigan. But lately, it’s perhaps a little less deafening than before.

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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The Ohio State University has released copies of texts and emails related to the 2018 investigation into then-head football coach Urban Meyer’s handling of domestic violence allegations against an assistant coach.

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An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school's storied program, including some who went on to play in the NFL.

Zach Smith
Delaware County Jail

Former Ohio State University assistant football coach Zach Smith is back in trouble with the law, this time for allegedly violating a civil protection order.

 Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) throws as Northwestern defensive back Alonzo Mayo (10) defends during the second half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Indianapolis.
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An analysis of Ohio’s major public universities shows that the schools have been increasingly spending more to subsidize athletic programs, with a total of $186 million last year for 10 schools, excluding The Ohio State University.

Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Ryan Day gestures during football practice in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
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Ohio State has a new head coach, a reconstituted offensive line and a transfer quarterback who has never started a college football game. But that doesn't mean expectations will be adjusted for a team that went 86-9 in the past seven seasons under Urban Meyer.

Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins Declares For NFL Draft

Jan 7, 2019
 Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins passes against Washington during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif.
Jae C. Hong / AP

Record-setting Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. says he is leaving school to enter the NFL draft. Ohio State also announced two new assistant coaches on Monday, including one that is leaving Michigan to join the Buckeyes.

Urban Meyer Investigation Cost Ohio State $1 Million

Jan 4, 2019
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

The investigation that led to a three-game suspension of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer cost the university $1 million, twice the amount originally requested for it, the school said Thursday.

 Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins passes against Washington during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif.
Jae C. Hong / AP

Urban Meyer says he decided to end his remarkable coaching career at Ohio State partly because of the stress inherent in this high-intensity job.

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

Jan 1, 2019
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer
Michael Conroy / Associated Press

After a seven-year run as the head football coach at Ohio State, Urban Meyer will be stepping down after the team’s final game on January 1st.

Meyer cited health issues and his suspension earlier this year as reasons for his transition out of coaching.

Today on All Sides, Meyer’s decision and the legacy he leaves behind at OSU.

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.
Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press

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.
Michael Conroy / Associated Press

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.

Jay LaPrete / AP

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.

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.
Michael Conroy / Associated Press

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer will retire from coaching following the Buckeyes' appearance in the Rose Bowl on January 1. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over as head coach the next day. 

Buckeyes Heading Back To Pasadena For Rose Bowl

Dec 3, 2018
 Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) throws as Northwestern defensive back Alonzo Mayo (10) defends during the second half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Indianapolis.
Michael Conroy / AP

Ohio State’s consolation prize for missing out on the College Football Playoff is a classic matchup in the Granddaddy of Them All.

The Big Ten champion Buckeyes (12-1) will face Pac-12 champ Washington (10-3) in the 105th edition of the Rose Bowl game.

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