There’s greatness, then there’s LeBron James.
After nine declared early in 2016 and six in did in 2017, just three Ohio State Buckeyes decided to forego their final season in Columbus and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. With a handful more who decided to return to school that could have declared, the Buckeyes have a very good chance to be really, really good next fall.
Second year middle linebacker Joe Schobert is headed to the Pro Bowl, replacing Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier on the AFC roster.
For the first time since Week 17 of the 2014-15 season, the basketball Buckeyes are ranked in the AP Top 25. Ohio State comes in at No. 22 following a 15-4 start to their season, including a perfect 6-0 record in the Big Ten. Not bad for a team that was projected to finish 11th (out of 14 teams) in the conference this season by Big Ten media members.
Although he hasn’t been part of it the last three seasons, Thomas has been able to watch the rivalry between the Cavs and Warriors be born from afar. Unfortunately for him, the point guard was forced to watch the first matchup between the two on Christmas Day less than a month ago while continuing to recover from his hip injury, although this time he was able to watch from the sidelines, rather than on his television in Boston. Monday night, he will have the opportunity to take part in the rivalry for the first time, a moment that he is excited for even though he believes it’s “just another game”.
Although plenty of us thought it would never happen, it looks as though the Browns need a new special teams coordinator after Chris Tabor decided. The longest-tenured coach on the Browns has (finally) moved on.
Projected by many to be one of the worst teams in the Big Ten this season, the Ohio State Buckeyes have already turned plenty of heads through 17 games this season. Despite their perfect 4-0 Big Ten record, the scarlet and gray weren’t ranked on the latest AP Top 25 following their upset over previously No. 1 Michigan State.
A native of Grove City, Ohio and three-time national champion as a player at Mount Union, Alex Grinch returns home and will join the Ohio State coaching staff as the team’s 10th assistant. One of the most respected young, up-and-coming defensive minds in college football will presumably become the co-defensive coordinator.
You’d think that going 0-16 this season and being 1-31 the last two seasons would be rock bottom for the Cleveland Browns.
The Cavs will kick off the new year with another weapon at their disposal. I.T. is back.
The Cleveland Browns lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 28-24, in the season finale, ending Cleveland’s season at 0-16 and marking a winless season for the first time in franchise history.
There have been plenty of questions surrounding the way head coach Hue Jackson has called the Cleveland Browns’ offense so far this season (and last), but for what seems to be the first time, players are starting to question and get angry about it too. Isaiah Crowell is the first to do so.
It will always be hard to forget about fan-favorite Carlos Santana, but on the same day that the former Indians first baseman was formerly introduced as the newest member of the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland has found their new first baseman. His name is Yonder Alonso and he’s coming off a career-best 28 home runs and was named an All-Star in 2017.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have been quite successful on the football field ever since Urban Meyer become the head coach, and that success seems to have continued into the NFL as well. With five selections in the 2018 Pro Bowl, the Buckeyes lead the way, with Alabama and Georgia (four each) right behind them.
The Cleveland Browns moved to 0-14 in their 2017 campaign, after losing to the Baltimore Ravens, 27-10, in the home finale at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Carlos Santana has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Phillies, adding to the list of departing Indians.
After years of being a potential addition to the Indians, Melvin Upton Jr. lands in Cleveland on a minor league deal.
Whether it’s on offense or defense, there is plenty of talent all over the field for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Following the conclusion of the regular season, a number of outlets released their All American lists. Of the five that the NCAA recognizes, three Ohio State players were named All-Americans. Not bad, huh?
We saw it coming, didn’t we? Less than a week after being released by the Cleveland Browns, wide receiver Kenny Britt has signed a two-year deal with the New England Patriots. Kenny Britt, Super Bowl MVP has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
When Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam fired Sashi Brown, he said that head coach Hue Jackson was safe and would keep his job for the 2018 season, too. It seems as though new general manager John Dorsey may have different plans. Let the fun begin!