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2017 Schedule
11-2, 1st in Big Ten - East
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2dHeather Dinich

Noles-Tide matchup highlights Week 1 docket

Florida State vs. Alabama, and Michigan at Florida are among the marquee matchups slated to air on the ESPN family of networks during Week 1 of the 2017-18 college football season.

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Fun fact: The Buckeyes moved a river

How much do they love football in Columbus? Apparently more than preserving nature. They literally moved the Olentangy River to keep Ohio Stadium safe from flooding.

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J.T. Barrett enters next season with the chance to set a Big Ten record. Only Purdue's Drew Brees has been responsible for more touchdowns in the conference's history.

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No surprises here: Alabama is the favorite to win the 2017 national championship, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Ohio State has the second-best odds. Of the three teams tied for third-best chances, only Florida State has appeared in the College Football Playoff.

Phelps, Day bring Michigan-Ohio State rivalry to golf course (1:03)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Can you spot the college football coaches, record Olympian and world's No. 3 golfer in this picture?


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer at the driving range before Monday's celebrity golf event hosted by Jason Day and Michael Phelps.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Phelps and Jason Day talk about getting Michigan's Jim Harbaugh and Ohio State's Urban Meyer to their golf event, how college football has hooked Day and the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer on his friendship with golfer Jason Day, who lives near Columbus, and an anecdote from Day that Meyer uses with the Ohio State players.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer admires Michael Phelps despite Phelps' allegiance to Michigan (and Michigan tattoo).

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6dMel Kiper Jr.

Eight Buckeyes make way-too-early rankings

Defensive end Sam Hubbard joins a stacked Ohio State team that has a staggering eight players listed in our early position rankings.

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8dTom VanHaaren

Young recruiters giving the Big Ten a boost

Six Big Ten teams are in the top 20 of the 2018 recruiting class rankings, and a big reason is the infusion of youth in the assistant coaching ranks.

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8dDavid Purdum

Vegas sees double-digit W's for Tide, Buckeyes

Sportsbook CG Technology has set a win total of 10.5 for Alabama and 10 for Ohio State -- the only college football teams with double-digit win expectations for 2017.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have signed first-round pick Malik Hooker to a four-year contract with an option on a fifth year. The Ohio State safety was the No. 15 pick in last month's draft. Hooker had seven interceptions last season. Linebacker Tarell Basham and defensive lineman Grover Stewart are the only two draft picks unsigned for the Colts.

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10dDan Murphy

Barrett could headline 40-40 club

If the offense gets humming in Columbus, J.T. Barrett has a good shot of finishing his career with 40 rushing touchdowns and 40 passing touchdowns.

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10dChris Low and Adam Rittenberg

Ten college football games with the highest stakes in 2017

Some games feature a team that needs to shut up a rival. Others could decide if a coach is on or off the hot seat. Here are the games that have a little extra meaning in 2017.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 linebacker Dallas Gant has committed to Ohio State. Gant, the No. 224 ranked prospect, chose the Buckeyes over Notre Dame, Michigan and Michigan State. Despite growing up a fan of the Spartans and having a father who grew up a Michigan fan, the Toledo prospect believes he is in good hands at Ohio State. "They have great coaches down there, they're a great football program, great people," Gant said. "They know how to win and get their players to be successful, whether that's in the NFL or jobs after football." Gant's commitment gives the Buckeyes 10 commitments in the 2018 class, all ranking in the ESPN 300.

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