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The Ohio State University has released a statement for the official investigation into head coach Urban Meyer, saying that it should conclude within the next 14 days. According to a report from Bucknuts’ Steve Helwagen, the school’s communications director, Christopher Davey, issued an email outlining when they plan on...

Photo courtesy of ohiostatebuckeyes.com.   The Ohio State University released an official statement Monday evening announcing the firing of wide receivers coach Zach Smith. Brought on by head coach Urban Meyer in Meyer’s first year in 2012, Smith was entering his seventh season as receivers coach. However, on Friday,...

Defensive end Nick Bosa assists on a tackle of Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor during OSU’s win in the Big Ten championship game. Photo by Sam Fahmi.   The Big Ten Media Days are taking place this week in Chicago, Ill. and one list is already out: the football...

Former OSU defensive end Mike Kudla celebrates a sack during their 2004 win over Michigan, 37-21. Photo credit to Buckeyewire.com.   Former Ohio State standout Mike Kudla has passed away. He was 34. His former high school, Highland High School, broke the news via a newsletter on Monday announcing...

For a fleeting moment it looked like the Ohio Machine (2-8) were finally going to get off the schneid and put their five-game losing streak to bed. Up 7-2 against the New York Lizards on Saturday night, the Sheens were red-hot on offense, scoring seven goals on 14 shots...

Pictured from left to right are the Machine’s Connor Cannizzaro, Jake Bernhardt, Ryan Ambler, Tom Schreiber and Marcus Holman during this season’s opener at home against the New York Lizards. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   On Tuesday, Major League Lacrosse announced the two teams that will be taking...

Bryson DeChambeau celebrates after his winning putt on No. 18 at the 43rd annual Memorial Tournament. Photo by Columbus Wired’s Sam Fahmi   For the fourth time in the last five years, Jack’s tournament could not be decided in 72 holes and once again, it took extras to decide...

Photo by Columbus Wired’s Ken Tishenkel   Saturday’s round of the 43rd annual Memorial Tournament is officially in the books and it was a thrilling third day of action. A lot of front nines got torched while back nines ended in flames. New leaders emerged while others put themselves...

Tiger Woods came into the weekend after struggling through his first round, then catching fire to end his second. He wrestled with driving the ball and sinking his putts on Thursday and Friday, but had his irons and wedges absolutely locked in. Woods finishes with a 67 on Friday...

Rory McIlroy during his second round on Friday at the Memorial Tournament. Photo: Columbus Wired’s Ken Tishenkel   One guy is making his seventh appearance and the other his sixth with a win tucked under his belt. The third round of the 43rd annual Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide...

All photos appearing in this piece are credited to Columbus Wired’s Ken Tishenkel.   Weather delay. Tournament rookies making the cut. Returning champs missing it. A 19-year-old in contention. And oh yeah: Tiger’s back. Literally. All together, it was just another “normal” first two rounds of the Memorial Tournament...

Five-time Major champion Phil Mickelson has not been real sharp lately. And two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson is still getting mad at his caddy for forcing him to make good decisions. The two were paired up together for the first two rounds of the 43rd annual Memorial Tournament and...

Ancer, Niemann and Hossler. Sounds like a law firm. Nope, rather it’s three guys who currently lead the 120-player field for the 43rd annual Memorial Tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. If you are unsure of who these guys are, you’re not alone. Three unfamiliar...

Playing golf at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio cannot be easy. Especially for the first time. But the world’s No. 89 and 196th-ranked golfers made it look easy after Thursday’s opening round of the 43rd rendition on the course that Jack Nicklaus built. Abraham Ancer (No....

Newly acquired attackman Davey Emala in a game against the Machine last season. Photo credit to photographer with In Lacrosse We Trust.   The Ohio Machine made a move on Wednesday, trading five-year veteran midfielder Mark Cockerton to the Boston Cannons for five-year veteran attackman Davey Emala. The Machine...

The Ohio State University athletics department announced on Wednesday that the schedules for the 2020 and 2021 seasons are now complete. According to an official statement released, the University of Buffalo has been added for 2020 and the University of Akron for 2021. Both games will be at home...

Dustin Johnson. Justin Thomas. Jason Day. Bubba Watson. So far, there have been some marquee names already on the bill for this year’s Memorial Tournament. Of course, that’s nothing new. Many widely regard Jack’s Tournament as the unofficial “fifth major”. However, one player has officially confirmed his spot in...

Ohio Machine goalie Kyle Bernlohr talked with the media after his and his team’s stout defensive performance in their home win against the Dallas Rattlers.   Kyle Bernlohr Ohio Machine goalie Kyle Bernlohr talked about his and his team's stout defensive performance after Saturday night's win over the Dallas...

The Ohio Machine rallied around a hat trick from attackman Marcus Holman and a staunch second half effort from goalkeeper Kyle Bernlohr to win their second game of the season on Saturday night in Fortress Obetz versus the Dallas Rattlers, 14-12. After last week’s disappointing fourth quarter effort, where...

OSU Football Burrow to transfer

Former OSU QB Joe Burrow warms up during the 2017 spring game. Photo by Ken Tishenkel     It’s official. Joe Burrow is transferring. The fourth-year junior announced his intentions via Twitter this afternoon. After weeks of struggling with this decision, I have decided to leave Ohio State and...

What a difference a week makes. But not in a good way. After blistering the New York Lizards last weekend for a team-record 25 goals, the Ohio Machine couldn’t muster half of that versus the Charlotte Hounds on Saturday in a losing effort, 14-10. Second-year attackman Matt Rambo led...

Either way you look at it, things have not exactly been even between the Ohio Machine and the Charlotte Hounds. On second thought, actually they have been. The series is currently tied 6-6. However, it’s been like a pendulum swinging from one side to the other. When both teams...

Lacrosse just seems to come easy for Marcus Holman. On Sunday afternoon in front of over 3,300 eager fans ready for their 2017 Major League Lacrosse champion Ohio Machine’s 2018 season opener at Fortress Obetz, Holman gave them a game they would never forget. The sixth-year attackman went nuts,...

It does not look like there is any championship hangover for the Ohio Machine to start the 2018 season. In front of 3,347 strong at Fortress Obetz, the Sheens capitalized on a single-game, record-setting day from attackman Marcus Holman to maul the New York Lizards, 25-13, which also set...

Photo by Ralph Schudel   Major League Lacrosse held their seven-round draft on Wednesday night and when all was said and done, 63 guys will now be able to say they’re professionals. With the first pick, the Boston Cannons took University of Denver faceoff specialist and current Tewaaraton Award...

Photo by Ric Kruszynski   Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has passed away. He was 87. His daughters released an official statement that read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Coach Earle Bruce, early this morning, Friday, April 20. He...

Photo by Sam Fahmi   As the old saying goes, “all’s quiet on the Western front.” Or in this case, the Midwestern front. More specifically, the Ohio State front when it comes to who is going to be the Buckeyes’ starter at quarterback for 2018. Since the start of...

It’s time to Oil up! After putting together a championship run in 2017, the Ohio Machine are gearing up for another run in the upcoming 2018 season and plan to end this year’s training camp with a bang by hosting a free scrimmage. Now in their seventh season, last...

They say that “all good things must come to an end,” and that’s what happened with the original Columbus Wired Twitter account. We are taking a step forward as we strive to be the premier source of sports and entertainment coverage for all things Central Ohio. We are announcing our move...

Former Temple defensive coordinator and OSU cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson during a post game press conference last season. Photo by Clem Murray of the Philadelphia Enquirer.   The Ohio State athletics department officially announced on Tuesday via their website and Twitter that former OSU cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson will...

Photo by Sameh Fahmi   Urban Meyer has made one thing clear to anyone who has ever been on his coaching staff throughout the years: if a guy is not a good recruiter, then he’s not good enough to coach at OSU. “The one thing about here, and I’ve...

They’re baaaaaccckkk! Columbus Wired’s Andy Evans and his podcasting partner in crime, Chris Stefanick, return from a month-long hiatus to break down some OSU football. The duo get into the hiring of Alex Grinch and leaving of Kerry Coombs. What kind of impact will this have on the secondary...

Last week it was reported that Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs was leaving central Ohio for the friendly confines of Nashville, Tenn. to be newly announced head coach Mike Vrabel’s assistant. Now it is being reported by Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer that Coombs...

When Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward decided at the last minute that he was not going to play against USC in the Cotton Bowl, everyone knew why. The junior is being tabbed as one of, if not the, best corners in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. His announcement on...

Photo credit: Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times   For the last couple of weeks, much speculation was flying around about a new addition to Ohio State’s coaching staff. It was rumored that head coach Urban Meyer was adding Washington State’s Alex Grinch as an assistant. Those rumors were put to...

Photo by Tom Pennington of Getty Images   It’s the final football Buckeye Leafcast of the season with our own Andy Evans and his podcasting partner-in-crime, Chris Stefanick! The two recap Ohio State’s big win over USC in the Cotton Bowl, who’s going to leave early and where JT...

Our own Andy Evans and his podcasting brother-in-arms, Chris Stefanick, break down the first-ever early signing day for college football and how the Buckeyes fared. Did losing Jackson Carman, Emory Jones and Jaiden Woodbey really hurt OSU? And which recruits will have an immediate impact as well as which...

He’s fought off criticism from both a local and national perspective. He’s been called out of his name just about every opposing stadium he’s been to. He’s dealt with the highs and lows of being Ohio State’s quarterback since winning the job his redshirt freshman season in 2014. And...