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U-G-L-Y, Tulane ain’t got no alibi. You remember that old playground chant? Of course the chant wasn’t specifically aimed at Tulane’s football team but you get the idea. By the time the first half whistle blew, the game was over. Not really, but it might as well have been....

OSU football OSU triumph TCU

One defensive touchdown. A 63-yard pitch-and-catch for six. And one blocked punt that led to a score. All in the span of four minutes. That’s all fourth-ranked Ohio State (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) needed to put the nail in No. 15 Texas Christian’s coffin on Saturday night in AT&T...

Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   Texas Christian University is no stranger to The Ohio State University. The two teams have seen each other before. However, it has been awhile. This coming Saturday will be two weeks shy of exactly 45 years to the day that they last buckled...

Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   It was just another day at the ballpark for Ohio State (2-0, 1-0 Big Ten). When the final whistle blew and the victory bell rang in the southeast tower of Ohio Stadium, it was the Scarlet and Gray cruising to a 52-3 win...

OSU football Haskins did what?

Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   The minute four-year starting quarterback J.T. Barrett stepped off the field in AT&T Stadium in the 2018 Cotton Bowl and finished his time at Ohio State, people started champing at the bit to see what backup Dwayne Haskins was going to do. But...

To say Ohio State was angry and motivated in their season opener against Oregon State is probably an understatement. The fifth-ranked Buckeyes dispatched their season-opening opponent with ease on Saturday afternoon in front of 102,169 fans, 77-31. Ohio State piled up 721 yards of offense, using a balanced attack...

Photo by Ric Kruszynski/Columbus Wired   Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer has always stressed wanting to have an angry football team. He has talked about how being angry is the best way to play and having angry players have produced some of the best football teams he’s...

With less than a week to go before they kick off their season, Ohio State announced this year’s picks for captain for the upcoming 2018 season. Seven guys in all were voted by their teammates, including two repeat choices. Fifth-year senior wide receivers Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin were...

OSU football URBAN SUSPENDED

After an almost three-week suspension was placed on Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer after accusations that he knew about wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s spousal abuse and did nothing about it, school president Michael Drake decided that a continued suspension through Sunday, Sept. 2 as well...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 the Tennessee Titans hired former Buckeye Mike Vrabel as their head coach, many began to wonder how he would construct his coaching staff. It appears we have an answer,  reports surfaced on Wednesday afternoon that Ohio State assistant coach Kerry Coombs could be joining Vrabel’s staff in 2018.

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...

It’s no secret that Ohio State fans are looking forward to tonight’s match up against Southern California. These two teams get together for the first time since 2009 and it’s their first post season meeting outside of Pasadena in series history. So how are fans preparing for such a...

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...

Ohio State tight end Marcus Baugh accepted an invitation from the NFL Player’s Association to participate in the 2017 Collegiate Bowl. The NFLPA sponsors the post season all-star game for draft eligible college football players. The seventh edition of the Collegiate Bowl will be played at the Rose Bowl...

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...

The Ohio State Buckeyes returned to practice on Friday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The Scarlet & Gray prepare for a Cotton Bowl clash with the University of Southern California and players were available to speak with the media following practice. Sophomore receiver K.J. Hill shared his thoughts...

Our Andy Evans and his podcasting brother-in-arms, Christopher Stefanick, with the Buckeye Leafcast, recapping Ohio State’s big B1G win over Wisconsin! Should the Buckeyes have blown out the Badgers? Would Haskins have been better than Barrett?? And is Weber really ready to go pro??? The dynamic duo give you their...

Two minutes remained in the fourth quarter as Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook brought his team to the line of scrimmage for their final drive. Head Coach Paul Chryst and the Badgers desperately searched for a crack in the armor against a physical Buckeye defense. Down by six points, Hornibrook...

Ohio State and Wisconsin renewed their rivalry Saturday night inside of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN for the Big Ten Championship. Despite being undefeated, Wisconsin faced criticism from many pundits for their strength of schedule. Head Coach Paul Chryst and his men relished the opportunity to earn a...

The overlying discussion since the clock hit quadruple zeros in Lucas Oil Stadium after No. 8 Ohio State’s win in the Big Ten championship game is are the Buckeyes getting into the College Football Playoff committee’s final four. The argument now is the difference between OSU’s two losses (11-2,...

It was a night to remember for J.K. Dobbins in the Big Ten championship game. Not only did the true freshman run for a career second-best 174 yards against Wisconsin’s nationally ranked No. 1 rushing defense but he also became Ohio State’s all-time freshman rushing yards record holder, breaking...

As part of our continuing coverage of the Big Ten Championship, Andy Evans and Ralph Schudel took the field at Lucas Oil Stadium to give their insight on tonight’s game between Ohio State and Wisconsin. The duo offer insight about the potential Ohio State quarterback controversy, why Wisconsin being...

Usually when it comes to stopping the other team’s rushing attack, the first line of defense is the defensive line. Then when that gaping hole appears because the offensive line has done their job, the next level of defenders are the linebackers. But when an offensive guard pulls and...

Ohio State running back Mike Weber’s 2017 season is rather interesting. The red shirt sophomore began the year hampered by injury but available to the coaching staff in a limited capacity. Fans became curious about the tail back’s health and why his carries were limited early on in the...

Ohio State players and coaches met with the media inside of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Tuesday as the team prepared for the Big Ten Championship clash with Wisconsin on Saturday Dec.1st. Ralph Schudel and Andy Evans were on hand and shared their thoughts on Facebook after practice....

Laser focus. It’s been Ohio State’s credo since the loss to Iowa. Head coach Urban Meyer called it “laser lights” while talking to the media the following week. Since getting spanked by Iowa, 55-24, on Nov. 4, the Buckeyes (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten) have been on a tear. They...