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CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 26: The Clemson Tigers run onto the field during their game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Memorial Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

6 games to watch on college football championship game weekend

The last weekend of college football for 2016 is upon us.Ohio State doesn’t play, but there are plenty of reasons for Buckeye fans to be interested.Let us be your guide to squeeze as much football watching out of the weekend as you can.FRIDAYThe festivities start at 7 p.m. with No. ...

14 Dec 1997: Receiver Jeff Graham #81 of the New York Jets catches a pass on defensive back Donnie Abraham #21 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the Jets 31-0 win at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allspo

Ohio State grad Jeff Graham readying Trotwood-Madison for Ohio Stadium

Jeff Graham has tried to prepare his Trotwood-Madison football team for the Ohio Stadium experience, but he knows there is no substitute for the real thing.“Once they get on that field they’re going to get emotional,” the third-year coach of the Rams said with his team preparing to play defending ...

Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett celebrates with fans after a victory over Nebraska on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Ohio State Buckeyes’ J.T. Barrett named top quarterback in Big Ten

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett won the Big Ten’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year award Wednesday, bringing the award to Ohio State for the fourth time in five years.Barrett, a redshirt junior, tallied 3,275 yards of total offense (2,428 pass, 847 rush). He completed 214 of his 346 passes ...

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett plays against Michigan in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State Buckeyes still No. 2 in playoff ranking

The Ohio State Buckeyes remained No. 2 in the College Football Playoff ranking Tuesday as the selection committee released the fifth of six sets of rankings. The final ranking, in which the four playoff semifinalists will be announced, comes out at noon Sunday on ESPN.Most experts believe Ohio State (11-1), ...

Ohio State players, including Tyquan Lewis, front center, and J.T. Barrett, right, arrive at Ohio Stadium before a game against Nebraska on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Ohio State’s Tyquan Lewis earns top Big Ten honor

The Big Ten named Ohio State Buckeyes junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year on Tuesday. The junior has 7½ sacks. Lewis follows former teammate Joey Bosa, who won the award in 2014 and 2015.Punter Cameron Johnston won the Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year Award. ...

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 17: College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy presented by Dr Pepper is seen at Tiger Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Hartman: Ohio State Buckeyes should be in the College Football Playoff

When it comes to Ohio State making the College Football Playoff despite not even playing for a Big Ten championship, I’ve been trying take the most conservative stance possible.Perhaps that was a mistake.RELATED: Buckeyes’ playoff fate in hands of the committee nowA fresh look at the cases of every team ...

Ohio State’s Raekwon McMillan prepares for a play against Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Big Ten honors Ohio State’s McMillan

The Big Ten named Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker defensive player of the week on Tuesday. He led the Buckeyes with a career-high 16 tackles Saturday in a 30-27 double-overtime victory over Michigan at Ohio Stadium.McMillan had a half tackle for a loss, a quarterback hurry and a pass deflection. He ...

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines argues a call on the sideline during the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Expressing ‘bitter disappointment’ toward refs cost Harbaugh 10 grand

Jim Harbaugh’s postgame diatribe against Big Ten officials after his Michigan team lost at Ohio State on Saturday has left him lighter in the wallet.The conference announced late Monday a public reprimand for Harbaugh, who was also fined $10,000.The Wolverines’ mentor took issue with several aspects of how his team’s ...

Yes, the OSU-Michigan game is still personal for Luke Fickell (video)

He probably doesn’t want you to know, but Luke Fickell still feels those losses he suffered against Michigan as a player. He was the starting nose tackle as a redshirt freshman at Ohio State when the Buckeyes lost 28-0 in Ann Arbor in 1993. He was part of the defense ...

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: Malik Hooker #24 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs for a touchdown after intercepting a pass by Wilton Speight #3 (not pictured) of the Michigan Wolverines during the first half of their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Ohio State athletes share status as campus deals with attack

Members of the Ohio State athletics community are among those sharing their statuses after campus endured an apparent attack on students outside a building Monday morning.https://twitter.com/PrimeTime_Lewis/status/803279073560514560https://twitter.com/MalikHooker24/status/803281567795789824https://twitter.com/DChrisman18/status/803283221085569024https://twitter.com/shonrp2/status/803262180908994560https://twitter.com/ahrensjustin12/status/803291209032749056https://twitter.com/markpantoni/status/803291090384224256Ohio State women’s basketball assistant coach Mark Mitchell posted on Facebook all members of the team were safe.The Buckeyes returned late last night from a ...

Urban Meyer: Buckeyes ‘just kept swinging’ in win over Michigan

How did Ohio State overcome an agonizingly slow start on offense to beat Michigan 30-27 in double overtime on Saturday? Urban Meyer did not credit any halftime words of wisdom, praise a particular play call or hark back to an important moment in the offseason. The coach of the Buckeyes ...

EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 26: Ifeadi Odenigbo #7 of the Northwestern Wildcats rushes against Reggie Corbin #2 (L) and Andrew Davis #89 of the Illinois Fighting Illini at Ryan Field on November 26, 2016 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

7 takeaways from college football’s Week 13 include Big Ten stat champs

Ohio State’s thrilling double-overtime win over Michigan wasn’t the only game played Saturday Even if it felt like that.Here are some other major developments across the country:1. Wisconsin and Penn State will play for the Big Ten title.The Badgers earned a trip to Indy despite a very tough schedule that ...

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

Second Thoughts: Versatile QBs are the difference in college football

I made my annual Black Friday trip to Dick’s Sporting Goods and two things stood out: 1) Brick-and-mortar stores are still relevant. It was nearly impossible to find a parking spot and the lines were long. 2) Champion is the sports clothing brand that delivers the most bang for the ...

Ohio State running back Curtis Samuel celebrates his touchdown against Michigan during the second overtime of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Michigan 30-27 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Tom Archdeacon: OSU win over Michigan ‘The best feeling ever’

He didn’t back off when it was fourth-and-one and the game was on the line in the second overtime.He had his quarterback, J.T. Barrett, run the ball straight into the teeth of arguably the best defense in the nation. His Ohio State team got the first down and with just ...

Ohio State linebacker Jerome Baker makes a leaping interception during the Buckeyes 30-27 win over Michigan on Saturday Nov. 26, 2016.

7 takeaways from Ohio State’s epic win over Michigan

Ohio State’s 30-27 overtime win over Michigan on Saturday was one for the ages no matter what was riding on it.That it came with the Buckeyes ranked No. 2, the Wolverines No. 3 and had major implications on the Big Ten standings and the College Football Playoff made it an ...

Ohio State’s College Football Playoff fate in committee’s hands now

Ohio State’s thrilling 30-27 overtime win over Michigan on Saturday did not come without questions.The biggest one for the second-ranked Buckeyes: What next?A few hours after Curtis Samuel scored the walk-off touchdown in the second overtime, Penn State thrashed Michigan State 45-12 to clinch a spot in the Big Ten ...

Penn State’s DeAndre Thompkins (3) gets past Michigan State’s Justin Layne (39) after a catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday Nov. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

Penn State wins Big Ten East, throttles MSU 45-12

Penn State beat Michigan State 45-12 to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Championship game and win the Big Ten East DivisionOhio State needed Penn State to lose to make the title game. The Buckeyes were ranked No.2 in last week’s college football playoff rankings, meaning they could make ...

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes the ball during the first quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Ohio State holds off Michigan 30-27 in 2 OT

Curtis Samuel’s 15-yard touchdown run gave Ohio State a 30-27 win over Michigan in two overtimes Saturday.It was the first game in the series to go to overtime. The game was considered a default college playoff game. Both teams had one loss, the Buckeyes were ranked second in the college ...

Springfield Leonard Taylor tries to avoid a tackle by Xenia’s Zahir Woodard as he carries the ball. Bill Lackey/Staff

Check out which area recruits will be at Ohio Stadium for OSU-Michigan

Ohio State and Michigan play Saturday to decide who gets bragging rights for the next 365 days, but another battle will continue to be waged long after the final whistle.That would be the one for elite recruits from Ohio and beyond.RELATED: All you need to know to get ready for ...

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches warm ups before the start of their game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

College Football: 7 things to know about Michigan-Ohio State

The longest week of the year for fans of Ohio State and Michigan is over.The second-ranked Buckeyes host the third-ranked Wolverines on Saturday at noon with a share of the Big Ten East division championship on the line — and possibly much more.Here are seven things to know before the ...

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