Jim Naveau

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About Jim Naveau

Covers sports, including Ohio State football.

Latest Stories by Jim Naveau

OSU says Michigan game remains huge

COLUMBUS – The mere sight of Troy Smith in an Ohio State football uniform used to foreshadow defeat for Michigan from 2004-2006. So maybe that was what OSU had in mind when it brought Smith out as an opening act for coach Urban Meyer's weekly press conference on Monday five days before this year's rivalry game against the Wolverines. Actual

COLUMBUS – At the Big Ten football media days in July, Ohio State senior tight end Jeff Heuerman called OSU quarterback Braxton Miller “Ohio State's LeBron.”
He did not call backup J.T. Barrett, the Rookie of the Year when OSU's LeBron went down with a season-ending shoulder injury a few days later, but he would have looked like

OSU loses its LeBron, finds next Heisman hopeful

COLUMBUS – At the Big Ten football media days in July, Ohio State senior tight end Jeff Heuerman called OSU quarterback Braxton Miller “Ohio State's LeBron.” He did not call backup J.T. Barrett, the Rookie of the Year when OSU's LeBron went down with a season-ending shoulder injury a few days later, but he would have looked like

OSU loses its LeBron, finds next Heisman hopeful

COLUMBUS – At the Big Ten football media days in July, Ohio State senior tight end Jeff Heuerman called OSU quarterback Braxton Miller “Ohio State's LeBron.” He did not call backup J.T. Barrett, the Rookie of the Year when OSU's LeBron went down with a season-ending shoulder injury a few days later, but he would have looked like

Michigan still huge for OSU

COLUMBUS — The mere sight of Troy Smith in an Ohio State football uniform used to foreshadow defeat for Michigan from 2004-2006. So maybe that was what OSU had in mind when it brought Smith out as an opening act for coach Urban Meyer's weekly press conference on Monday five days before this year's rivalry game against the Wolverines. Actual

COLUMBUS — A Monday morning grade card on a 42-27 Ohio State win over Indiana that might have been written off as a case of looking ahead to this week's Michigan game back before the Wolverines fell on hard times after Lloyd Carr retired in 2007:
OFFENSE
For the second straight week the Buckeyes had three turnovers, which made the final sco

OSU's grade above average

COLUMBUS — A Monday morning grade card on a 42-27 Ohio State win over Indiana that might have been written off as a case of looking ahead to this week's Michigan game back before the Wolverines fell on hard times after Lloyd Carr retired in 2007: OFFENSE For the second straight week the Buckeyes had three turnovers, which made the final sco

Grading the Buckeyes

COLUMBUS — A Monday morning grade card on a 42-27 Ohio State win over Indiana that might have been written off as a case of looking ahead to this week's Michigan game back before the Wolverines fell on hard times after Lloyd Carr retired in 2007: OFFENSE For the second straight week the Buckeyes had three turnovers, which made the final sco

Marshall answers all the haters and critics

COLUMBUS – His determination took him out into the snow last Monday to field some punts on what was officially a day off from practice for Ohio State's football team. That was Jalin Marshall's reaction to losing a fumble on a punt return and another fumble at the 2-yard line in OSU's 31-24 win at Minnesota last week. There was no snow on th

Ohio State clinches spot in Big Ten title game

COLUMBUS – Ohio State distanced itself from the rest of the Big Ten's East Division with a 42-27 win over Indiana on Saturday that clinched the division title and a second straight trip to the Big Ten championship game. But the Buckeyes (10-1, 7-0 Big Ten) also struggled to put as much distance between themselves and Indiana (3-8, 0-7) as th

COLUMBUS — His determination took him out into the snow last Monday to field some punts on what was officially a day off from practice for Ohio State's football team.
That was Jalin Marshall's reaction to losing a fumble on a punt return and another fumble at the 2-yard line in OSU's 31-24 win at Minnesota last week.
There was no snow on th

Ohio State's Marshall answers the haters and critics

COLUMBUS — His determination took him out into the snow last Monday to field some punts on what was officially a day off from practice for Ohio State's football team. That was Jalin Marshall's reaction to losing a fumble on a punt return and another fumble at the 2-yard line in OSU's 31-24 win at Minnesota last week. There was no snow on th

COLUMBUS — Ohio State distanced itself from the rest of the Big Ten's East Division with a 42-27 win over Indiana on Saturday that clinched the division title and a second straight trip to the Big Ten championship game.
But the Buckeyes (10-1, 7-0 Big Ten) also struggled to put as much distance between themselves and Indiana (3-8, 0-7) as th

OSU clinches East

COLUMBUS — Ohio State distanced itself from the rest of the Big Ten's East Division with a 42-27 win over Indiana on Saturday that clinched the division title and a second straight trip to the Big Ten championship game. But the Buckeyes (10-1, 7-0 Big Ten) also struggled to put as much distance between themselves and Indiana (3-8, 0-7) as th

No chance Indiana steals a win from OSU

COLUMBUS — Ohio State playing Indiana in football is the spectator sports equivalent of watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Everybody has seen it so often they can repeat the lines before the characters even speak them. Everybody knows what is coming. The outcome is always a foregone conclusion in the Dr. Seuss classic and almost alway

COLUMBUS — Ohio State playing Indiana in football is the spectator sports equivalent of watching “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Everybody has seen it so often they can repeat the lines before the characters even speak them. Everybody knows what is coming.
The outcome is always a foregone conclusion in the Dr. Seuss classic an

No chance Indiana steals a win from OSU

COLUMBUS — Ohio State playing Indiana in football is the spectator sports equivalent of watching “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” Everybody has seen it so often they can repeat the lines before the characters even speak them. Everybody knows what is coming. The outcome is always a foregone conclusion in the Dr. Seuss classic an

BOWLING GREEN — They have taken similar paths during their football careers at Bowling Green and it's something they still talk about sometimes four years later.
Lima Central Catholic's Taylor Royster and Delphos St. John's Chris Pohlman arrived at BGSU four years ago as highly decorated but lightly recruited players.
Each was walk-on who e

Area duo adapt, flourish at BG

BOWLING GREEN — They have taken similar paths during their football careers at Bowling Green and it's something they still talk about sometimes four years later. Lima Central Catholic's Taylor Royster and Delphos St. John's Chris Pohlman arrived at BGSU four years ago as highly decorated but lightly recruited players. Each was walk-on who e

OSU's Boren measures up to expectations

COLUMBUS – Ohio State's coaches should have known. Being undersized – or at least being called undersized – was only going to make Jacoby Boren fight harder. At 6-feet, 1-inch and 285 pounds, Boren is undersized only by big-time college football standards. OSU's four other starting offensive linemen are all at least two inches t

Meyer calls OSU his most improved team

COLUMBUS – When Ohio State won back-to-back games over ranked teams on the road the last two weeks at Michigan State and at Minnesota, it was only the second time in school history that had been done. The other time it happened was in 1995 when the Buckeyes won 28-25 at No. 12 Penn State, then went into Wisconsin and beat the No. 21 Badgers

Meyer calls OSU his most improved team

COLUMBUS – When Ohio State won back-to-back games over ranked teams on the road the last two weeks at Michigan State and at Minnesota, it was only the second time in school history that had been done. The other time it happened was in 1995 when the Buckeyes won 28-25 at No. 12 Penn State, then went into Wisconsin and beat the No. 21 Badgers

OSU's Boren measures up to expectations

COLUMBUS – Ohio State's coaches should have known. Being undersized — or at least being called undersized — was only going to make Jacoby Boren fight harder. At 6-feet, 1-inch and 285 pounds, Boren is undersized only by big-time college football standards. OSU's four other starting offensive linemen are all at least two inches t

By Jim Naveau
jnaveau@civitasmedia.com
COLUMBUS – When Ohio State won back-to-back games over ranked teams on the road the last two weeks at Michigan State and at Minnesota, it was only the second time in school history that had been done.
The other time it happened was in 1995 when the Buckeyes won 28-25 at No. 12 Penn State, then went in

Meyer calls Buckeyes his most improved team

By Jim Naveau jnaveau@civitasmedia.com COLUMBUS – When Ohio State won back-to-back games over ranked teams on the road the last two weeks at Michigan State and at Minnesota, it was only the second time in school history that had been done. The other time it happened was in 1995 when the Buckeyes won 28-25 at No. 12 Penn State, then went in

COLUMBUS (AP) — Kam Williams scored 15 points and Shannon Scott added a career-best 14 assists to lead No. 20 Ohio State past Marquette 74-63 on Tuesday night.
Amir Williams had 12 points and Marc Loving scored 10 for the Buckeyes (2-0), who shot 65 percent from the field (32 of 49) — including 8 of 15 on 3-pointers.
Steve Taylor Jr.

Buckeyes turn on the heat

COLUMBUS (AP) — Kam Williams scored 15 points and Shannon Scott added a career-best 14 assists to lead No. 20 Ohio State past Marquette 74-63 on Tuesday night. Amir Williams had 12 points and Marc Loving scored 10 for the Buckeyes (2-0), who shot 65 percent from the field (32 of 49) — including 8 of 15 on 3-pointers. Steve Taylor Jr.

SATURDAY'S GAME
Indiana at Ohio State, noon, BTN
—
COUNTDOWN TO MICHIGAN
8 days
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BIG TEN STANDINGS
East Division
Big Ten Overall
Ohio State 6-0 and 9-1
Michigan State 5-1 and 8-2
Maryland 3-3 and 6-4
Michigan 3-3 and 5-5
Penn State 2-4 and 6-4
Rutgers 2-4 and 6-4
Indiana 0-6 and 3-7
West Division
Big Ten Overall
Wisco

Big Ten standings, schedule; OSU stats and more

SATURDAY'S GAME Indiana at Ohio State, noon, BTN — COUNTDOWN TO MICHIGAN 8 days — BIG TEN STANDINGS East Division Big Ten Overall Ohio State 6-0 and 9-1 Michigan State 5-1 and 8-2 Maryland 3-3 and 6-4 Michigan 3-3 and 5-5 Penn State 2-4 and 6-4 Rutgers 2-4 and 6-4 Indiana 0-6 and 3-7 West Division Big Ten Overall Wisco





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