Sidelined with injury in '14, Barrett gets another chance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Ohio State captured an improbable national championship two years ago, J.T. Barrett was pushing himself around on the sideline on a scooter that kept his broken right ankle elevated.

  • Written by MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer

Surprising Blue Jackets pile up the wins, lead the NHL

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Montreal Canadiens two days before Christmas for the team's 12th consecutive win, the sell-out crowd at Nationwide Arena stayed put and cheered long past the final horn.

  • Written by MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer

No. 24 Cincinnati beats Marshall 93-91 in OT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Troy Caupain missed yet another shot on his off night, and the ball got slapped back to him as he stood unguarded in the middle of the lane. He put up another shot that finally went in for the game-winner.

  • Written by JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer

Blue streak: Jackets rout Penguins 7-1 to take Metro lead

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some of the high energy seemed to be sucked out of Nationwide Arena when Sidney Crosby scored for Pittsburgh less than 3 minutes into the game against Columbus. But the Penguins wouldn't find the net again for the rest of the night as the surging Blue Jackets rallied for a blowout win.

  • Written by MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer