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Catch a Rising Star

We ran an article in our September issue last year (“Adopt a Buckeye”) that pointed to five unheralded players we thought could become household names by season’s end—Cardale Jones, Corey Smith, Darron Lee, Eli Apple,…

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Real Talk with Fake Urban

Urban Meyer has already inspired many things since arriving at Ohio State—players, students, fans, and probably much to his chagrin, a parody Twitter account, @FakeUrban. Sample tweet—FACT: we’re selling booze in parts of my stadium…

Honor. Defend.

Confidence isn’t a feeling—it’s the repeated experience of doing something properly. In college football, it usually happens that many (if not most) of the players who finish as champions each year move on, leaving the…

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View from the Top

Last year’s improbable national championship was made sweeter by being unexpected. It was made sweeter by 12 years of waiting, 12 years of near-misses, 12 years of agonizing defeats. It was made sweeter by more…