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Vegas is rolling with the Tide

The latest Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook odds to win this season's College Football Playoff national championship favor Alabama once again, giving the Crimson Tide a 5 to 2 chance to take their fifth national title since 2009.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State is hosting its annual Friday Night Lights recruiting event and there are some big recruiting visitors planned for the weekend. Defensive end Micah Parsons, a five-star recruit, will be in attendance as well as some big name 2019 targets. That includes California athlete Bru McCoy and Ohio native Zeke Correll . The recruits will be joined by some of the current Ohio State commitments as well, including quarterback Emory Jones.

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Barrett makes Davey O'Brien watch list

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett has been named to the 2017 Davey O'Brien Award watch list. This year's list was selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2017 college football season. Barrett is a two-time semifinalist for the award (2014, 2016).

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Countdown to college football season: 44 days until kickoff! Michigan and Ohio State have met in 44 ranked matchups, most of any two teams. Through 44 games the series is tied at 20 wins apiece (tied four times).

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Two Buckeyes named to Butkus Award watch list

LBs Jerome Baker and Chris Worley were named to the Butkus Award watch list Monday. The award is given to the nation's top linebacker. Baker was a semifinalist for the honor in 2016, when he had 83 tackles and 3.5 sacks, while Worley had 70 tackles (4.5 for loss).

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Buckeyes land Ruckert, Class of 2018's No. 39

Ohio State, already with the No. 1-ranked recruiting class of 2018, landed ESPN 300 tight end Jeremy Ruckert on Monday, the No. 39 prospect overall.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 tight end Jeremy Ruckert has committed to Ohio State. The No. 39 overall prospect adds to the Buckeyes No. 1 ranked recruiting class and gives Ohio State 14 ESPN 300 commitments in the 2018 class. Ruckert chose Ohio State over Michigan, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Bob Bowlsby handled with care a question about the lawsuit filed by former Ohio State star Chris Spielman against the university over the issue of his likeness. "I think it goes down a fairly deep rabbit hole," Bowslby said, "and it's probably got some side roads and side rabbit holes as well." Bowlsby said he sees both sides of the issue. "I don't think there's a great answer to it."

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Ex-Buckeyes LB Spielman sues over likeness

Former Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman has filed a federal lawsuit against the university on behalf of current and former players, claiming a marketing program used athletes' photos without permission.

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Ohio State duo named to Outland Trophy watch list

OT Jamarco Jones and G Billy Price were named to the Outland Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award is given to the nation's best interior lineman. Jones was named second-team All-Big Ten in his first year as a starter in 2016, and Price is a three-year starter and first-team All-Big Ten.

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Four Buckeyes make Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list

Ohio State DEs Tyquan Lewis, Nick Bosa, Sam Hubbard and LB Jerome Baker were named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award goes to the nation's top defensive standout.

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Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

The ESPN 300 has been updated with a new No. 1 ranked prospect, a few new five-stars and new entries to the top list.

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Who has most to prove on Ohio State?

With Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore off to the NFL, it's Damon Arnette and Denzel Ward's turn to run wild in the Buckeyes' secondary. They'll get a tough test right out of the gate against Indiana.

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Best DL situations: Ohio State

Despite replacing three starters, the Buckeyes' D-line thrived a year ago. With the top eight returning this season, only one other front in the nation looks better.

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Baugh named to Mackey watch list

Ohio State senior TE Marcus Baugh was named to the Mackey Award watch list on Tuesday. The award goes to the nation's top tight end. Last season, Baugh caught 24 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills statement on the arrest Sunday of defensive lineman Adolphus Washington on a concealed firearms charge in Ohio: "We are aware of the incident regarding Adolphus Washington and have been in contact with him. Since it is a pending legal matter, we will have no further comment."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills defensive lineman Adolphus Washington was arrested Sunday in Sharonville, Ohio for improperly carrying a concealed firearm, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Monday evening. Washington, a third-round pick of the Bills last season from Ohio State, displayed his firearm without first informing police officers at a waterpark, the newspaper reported, citing the police report. He was later released by police.

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Best running back situations: Ohio State

You know all about Mike Weber, but the Buckeyes' backfield talent doesn't end there. True frosh J.K. Dobbins and a pair of sophomores could contribute.

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