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Marcus Hartman

Marcus Hartman has been a digital sports columnist and reporter at Cox Media Group Ohio since 2016.  He writes about local sports in southwest Ohio, including high school, college and the pros as well as breaking news and trending topics from across the world of sports.  He loves to get story tips at Marcus.Hartman@coxinc.com.  A Cedarville High School graduate, he received a degree in journalism from Ohio State in 2005.  After covering local sports for a season, he spent 11 years covering OSU football, women’s basketball and recruiting for Buckeye Sports Bulletin and Scout.com.  He also contributed to Reds, Bengals, Browns, Blue Jackets, Indians and Cavaliers coverage for Fox Sports Ohio and covered the Big Ten for FoxSports.com. 

Latest from Marcus Hartman

Report: Ohio State discussing ‘coach-in-waiting’ scenario with Ryan Day
 Ryan Day returned to his role as Ohio State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Saturday after leading the Buckeyes to a 3-0 start.  He was filling in for head coach Urban Meyer, who was suspended after a university investigation found he mismanaged the employment of receivers coach Zach Smith.  >>GAME STORY: Ohio...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Ryan Day returned to his role as Ohio State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Saturday after leading the Buckeyes to a 3-0 start.  He was filling in for head coach Urban Meyer, who was suspended after a university investigation found he mismanaged the employment of receivers coach Zach Smith.  >>GAME STORY: Ohio...
5 things to know about Ohio State’s blowout of Tulane
 Ohio State rolled Tulane 49-6 on Saturday to end a rocky couple of months for the program.  So maybe it was only natural the state’s official rock song would be what brought Urban Meyer back to normal coaching the fourth-ranked Buckeyes.  “Between the third and fourth quarter, hearing the band play, ‘Hang on Sloopy...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Ohio State rolled Tulane 49-6 on Saturday to end a rocky couple of months for the program.  So maybe it was only natural the state’s official rock song would be what brought Urban Meyer back to normal coaching the fourth-ranked Buckeyes.  “Between the third and fourth quarter, hearing the band play, ‘Hang on Sloopy...
Haskins, Campbell star as Ohio State Buckeyes cruise by Tulane
 Back home for a final tuneup before the Big Ten schedule resumes, Ohio State had no trouble with Tulane on Saturday. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0) scored touchdowns on their first six possession en route to a 49-6 victory over the Green Wave (1-3). A crowd of 103,336 showed up for head coach Urban Meyer’s first game back on...

Posted: a day ago

Back home for a final tuneup before the Big Ten schedule resumes, Ohio State had no trouble with Tulane on Saturday. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0) scored touchdowns on their first six possession en route to a 49-6 victory over the Green Wave (1-3). A crowd of 103,336 showed up for head coach Urban Meyer’s first game back on...
Urban Meyer: ‘My love is unwavering for Ohio State. Even more so now.’
 For the first time since a 52-14 laugher against Illinois last November, Urban Meyer will coach the Ohio State football team in a game at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. After serving a six-week, three-game suspension for mismanaging the employment of former assistant coach Zach Smith, Meyer made clear this week there is nowhere else he would rather...

Posted: 2 days ago

For the first time since a 52-14 laugher against Illinois last November, Urban Meyer will coach the Ohio State football team in a game at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. After serving a six-week, three-game suspension for mismanaging the employment of former assistant coach Zach Smith, Meyer made clear this week there is nowhere else he would rather...
Tulane at Ohio State: Everything you need to know about Saturday’s game
 Who: Tulane (1-2) at No. 4 Ohio State (3-0) When: 3:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio. TV/Radio: Big Ten Network/1410 Series history: First meeting. Coaches: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is 73-8 and in his seventh season as the coach of the Buckeyes. He is 177-31 overall in 17 seasons. Willie Fritz is 10-17 in three...

Posted: 2 days ago

Who: Tulane (1-2) at No. 4 Ohio State (3-0) When: 3:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio. TV/Radio: Big Ten Network/1410 Series history: First meeting. Coaches: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is 73-8 and in his seventh season as the coach of the Buckeyes. He is 177-31 overall in 17 seasons. Willie Fritz is 10-17 in three...
Urban Meyer: OSU offense ‘a little different style’ while he was gone
 Urban Meyer’s return to full coaching duties this week for Ohio State football revives a favorite pastime around Columbus: Speculating about who will call the plays the rest of the season. Armchair quarterbacks have loved this game for at least as long as there have been armchairs and quarterbacks for one simple reason: Everyone wants...

Posted: 3 days ago

Urban Meyer’s return to full coaching duties this week for Ohio State football revives a favorite pastime around Columbus: Speculating about who will call the plays the rest of the season. Armchair quarterbacks have loved this game for at least as long as there have been armchairs and quarterbacks for one simple reason: Everyone wants...
Ohio State updates status of Nick Bosa
 Ohio State announced the news Buckeye fans hoped not to hear: Nick Bosa had surgery.  The junior defensive end is out indefinitely after having “a core muscle injury” repaired Thursday.  The 2017 All-American was injured in the second half Saturday night as the fourth-ranked Buckeyes beat No. 15 TCU in Arlington...

Posted: 3 days ago

Ohio State announced the news Buckeye fans hoped not to hear: Nick Bosa had surgery.  The junior defensive end is out indefinitely after having “a core muscle injury” repaired Thursday.  The 2017 All-American was injured in the second half Saturday night as the fourth-ranked Buckeyes beat No. 15 TCU in Arlington...
What’s next for Middletown’s Kayla Harrison in pro MMA?
 Kayla Harrison officially has a chance to be a mixed-martial arts champion.  The Middletown native who won two gold Olympic gold medals in judo is going to be the centerpiece of a new 155-pound female division in the Professional Fighters League next year.  The UFC has women’s strawweight, flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight...

Posted: 3 days ago

Kayla Harrison officially has a chance to be a mixed-martial arts champion.  The Middletown native who won two gold Olympic gold medals in judo is going to be the centerpiece of a new 155-pound female division in the Professional Fighters League next year.  The UFC has women’s strawweight, flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight...
Ryan Day to receive hefty one-time payment for serving as interim Ohio State football coach
 How much is navigating a top five team through preseason and to a 3-0 start worth?  Nearly half a million dollars.  According to a letter released by the university Wednesday, Ohio State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will be paid $487,000 for serving as interim head coach in Urban Meyer’s absence. ...

Posted: 4 days ago

How much is navigating a top five team through preseason and to a 3-0 start worth?  Nearly half a million dollars.  According to a letter released by the university Wednesday, Ohio State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will be paid $487,000 for serving as interim head coach in Urban Meyer’s absence. ...
Ohio State football: How much did suspension cost Urban Meyer?
 Urban Meyer returns to full coaching duties at Ohio State this week lighter in the wallet.  The football coach’s six-week, three-game suspension cost him $570,507.68 according to a document provided by the university in response to a public records request by this news organization. The sum reflects a reduction in his base...

Posted: 4 days ago

Urban Meyer returns to full coaching duties at Ohio State this week lighter in the wallet.  The football coach’s six-week, three-game suspension cost him $570,507.68 according to a document provided by the university in response to a public records request by this news organization. The sum reflects a reduction in his base...
Urban Meyer reveals his role in Ohio State offense moving forward
 If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?  That apparently is Urban Meyer’s thinking as he returns to the sideline this weekend for Ohio State football after a three-game suspension.  “I think I’ll be involved more as a game manager at this point,” the coach said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday...

Posted: 5 days ago

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?  That apparently is Urban Meyer’s thinking as he returns to the sideline this weekend for Ohio State football after a three-game suspension.  “I think I’ll be involved more as a game manager at this point,” the coach said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday...