Buckeyes, College football

The Great Flaw of College Football

Depending almost entirely on which school lies closest to our place of birth or where we spent the four years we will be pining for the rest of our lives, we defend the pure vision of the “Committee” or deride their complete and abject misunderstanding.

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Podcast

Rerun: Buckeyes miss on CFP again– The Nail in the Coffin, Episode 136

For the second straight year, Ohio State won the Big Ten championship, but missed out on the College Football Playoff.

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Buckeyes, Headlines

Ohio State finishes No. 6 in final Playoff rankings, will play in Rose Bowl

Missing out on the Playoff is understandable. Ohio State finishing sixth, behind Georgia? Inexcuseable. The College Football Playoff committee continues to not make any sense.

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Buckeyes, Headlines

Ohio State remains No. 10 in second College Football Playoff rankings

Even with two top-10 teams losing this past weekend, the Buckeyes stayed at No. 10 in the second Playoff rankings, proving how the committee feels about Ohio State’s resume so far, especially the last few weeks. The Bucks have plenty of ground to make up the next four weeks.

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Podcast

Alabama-Georgia fallout and the future of the College Football Playoff – The Nail in the Coffin, Episode 104

For the CFP championship, the Nail in the Coffin guys went unconventional. Tom watched the full game on the announcer-free SkyCam feed that was part of ESPN’s megacast, while Travis went through the condensed version on Tuesday after following along on Twitter during the live game.

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Buckeyes, Podcast

Let’s go bowling! New Year’s Six college football preview – The Nail in the Coffin, Episode 102

For the third straight year, Mark Podolski, sports editor of The News-Herald, joins Tom and Travis for a marathon rundown of college football’s New Year’s Six bowl games.

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Buckeyes

Strength of schedule no longer matters for Power 5 football teams

For Power 5 teams, strength of schedule and record used to be the two most common factors in determining your postseason fate. If this year’s College Football Playoff committee proved anything, it’s that they set a new precedent: As long as you’re a Power 5 program, strength of schedule no longer matters.

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Buckeyes

CFP Speculation and Conjecture

There is at least one scenario where it seems likely the Ohio State Buckeyes have a chance at making the CFP. What teams should Buckeye fans be rooting for this weekend? WFNY Staff breaks it down.

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WWW

Excitement for the return of Isaiah Thomas: While We’re Waiting

How big of an impact will Isaiah Thomas have on the Cavaliers upon his return? ESPN.com’s NBA crew was somewhat skeptical. WFNY’s Jacob Rosen is a bit more excited.

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Buckeyes, Headlines

Ohio State debuts at No. 6 in first Playoff rankings of season

After they were ranked No. 3 in the country by both the AP and Coaches polls, the Ohio State Buckeyes open at No. 6 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. Don’t worry, the Buckeyes have plenty of time to get into the important Top Four.

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WWW

Should the College Football Playoffs expand? While We’re Waiting

Thoughts on expanding the College Football Playoff alongside some notes on the current bowl season.

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Best of 2016, Buckeyes

Ohio State Returns to the CFP: Top 10 Stories of 2016 — No. 10

Ohio State’s march back to the College Football Playoff was like a movie script. The question will be: How does it end?

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Buckeyes, Headlines

Buckeyes earn No. 3 spot in College Football Playoff rankings

Ohio State headed to the College Football Playoff once again after earning a No. 3 seed in the 2016 tournament.

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WWW

Holiday traditions from Peanuts to Star Wars: While We’re Waiting

The Bode family has a ton of holiday traditions. Here are a few of them.

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Buckeyes

Ohio State Opens up at No. 6 in First College Football Playoff Poll

The Ohio State Buckeyes open the 2016 Playoff Poll in the top ten with a No. 6 ranking.

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Buckeyes

Ohio State can still make the College Football Playoff: Part II

Ohio State’s playoff hopes are slim, but they still have a shot at cracking the final four.

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Buckeyes, Headlines

Ohio State Climbs to No. 6 in Newest CFP Poll, Still Alive for Playoff

Chaos reigned during college football’s Rivalry Week. In a weekend of Wagon Wheels, Apple Cups, Civil Wars, Bedlam, and The Game many schools either earned emphatic victories to secure bowl berths or suffered spirit-crushing losses. When the dust settled, the biggest losses went to previous top ten teams Notre Dame and Baylor whose playoff fires

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Buckeyes

Ohio State can still make the College Football Playoff

Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State hurts, but they still have a shot at making the College Football Playoff. They just need some help.

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Featured, Headlines

Hooray semesters! Ohio State gets extra practice time over Oregon

In 2012, all Ohio public universities officially switched to the semester system after a long history of mismatched academic calendars. Ohio State, for one, was previously on the oft-beloved quarter system and that led to a very short summer for students returning back to campus in August 2012. But in the lead-up to the College

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Buckeyes

College Football Championship Game Tickets Down 32% Since New Year’s Eve

Ohio State fans who waited for the last minute to purchase Sugar Bowl tickets ended up with a pretty good deal. After the prices nearly reached a $500 average on the secondary market after the Alabama-Ohio State matchup was announced, the price dropped to a $364.30 average before the game. Fans could be seeing a

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