Slaying of former Saints player resonates in city he loved

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People across Louisiana sought to process the news that one of the Saints' much-loved players, former defensive end Will Smith, was shot in the back Saturday night in what police called a deadly act of road rage.

  • Written by KEVIN MCGILL, Associated Press REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

QB J.T. Barrett ready to be the man for Ohio State

COLUMBUS — J.T. Barrett has packed a lot into his two seasons as a quarterback at Ohio State. There has been high drama, personal accolades and exhilarating glory, but also heartbreaking injury, disappointment and humiliation.

  • Written by The Medina County Gazette

Meyer: Ban on camps only hurts athletes

COLUMBUS — Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer spoke out Monday against a pair of contentious new recruiting rules, calling for the NCAA to revisit its ban on satellite camps and blasting its move to deregulatetext messages.

  • Written by David Briggs, The Blade