Left out of playoff, Ohio State gets USC in Cotton Bowl

Left out of the title race, Ohio State is instead returning to the stadium where the Buckeyes won the first national championship in the four-team College Football Playoff system.


  • Written by By STEPHEN HAWKINS , AP Sports Writer

All-SEC title game on horizon? Alabama gets nod over Ohio St

Back in January 2012, the day after Alabama beat LSU in the BCS championship game, the commissioners of the FBS conferences gathered in New Orleans to discuss the future of the college football postseason.

  • Written by By RALPH D. RUSSO , AP College Football Writer

Mavunga's double-double leads No. 8 Ohio State past Maine

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff wrote four numbers on the whiteboard inside the Buckeyes' locker room after the game. Eight, 16, 21, 25 — the number of points Maine scored in each quarter.

  • Written by By JACOBS MYERS , Associated Press