MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck had his contract extended Wednesday by an additional year with a $1 million raise in annual salary, after the latest round of big spending by Big Ten rivals.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former nuclear scientist and veteran federal prosecutor has been selected to serve as a U.S. magistrate judge in Indianapolis, it was announced Wednesday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest proposal to give Ohio’s governor more power overseeing K-12 education cleared the Republican-led state Senate on Wednesday despite objections that lawmakers are rushing legislation to significantly change decision-making about academic standards, model curricula and school district ratings, among other things.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s historical society can proceed with efforts to gain control of a set of ancient ceremonial and burial earthworks currently maintained by a country club where members golf alongside the mounds but access to the public is limited, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Buffalo Sabres (11-13-1, seventh in the Atlantic Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (8-14-2, eighth in the Metropolitan Division)
Columbus, Ohio; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Sabres -135, Blue Jackets +114; over/under is 6.5
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kevin Wilson will seek to bring Tulsa some of the prolific passing and scoring he's overseen during six seasons as the offensive coordinator at Ohio State.
Wilson was hired as Tulsa's coach on Tuesday and introduced at an afternoon news conference.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wilfried Nancy was hired Tuesday to coach Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, replacing Caleb Porter.
Nancy was born in France and spent the last two seasons as coach of CF Montreal, which agreed to release Nancy and some of his assistants in exchange for compensation.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba will not play in the College Football Playoff semifinal game against top-ranked Georgia while he continues to rehabilitate a leg injury and prepare for the 2023 NFL draft.
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer stands atop The Associated Press women’s basketball poll with the most appearances all time, breaking a tie with the late Pat Summitt.
The College Football Playoff is two years away from expanding, and those involved in growing the format from four to 12 teams have already said the first two seasons will be a test run.
They are committed to the basics of the format long-term: 12 teams, six conference champions and six at-large teams.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dominik Kubalik and Lucas Raymond scored power-play goals and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Sunday night to end a three-game losing streak.
Austin Czarnik and Andrew Copp also scored, Filip Hronek, David Perron and Olli Maatta each had two assists and Ville Husso stopped 30 shots.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After missing its chance to get into the College Football Playoff, Southern California is going to the Cotton Bowl to play the highest-ranked Group of Five team in a stadium where coach Lincoln Riley won a few championships before taking over the Trojans.
Wyoming (7-5, Mountain West) vs. Ohio (9-4, MAC) Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m. ET, Barstool
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia will be heading back to its home away from home for the College Football Playoff.
The No. 1 Bulldogs (13-0) received the top seed from the selection committee Sunday, earning a spot in the Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve.
For this college football season, the BCS probably would have been fine.
Two days after the College Football Playoff announced it is expanding to 12 teams, the field of four to determine this season’s national champion included two schools that did not even win their conferences.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Xavier Castaneda had 17 points in Akron's 80-33 victory against Muskingum on Sunday.
Castaneda also had five rebounds for the Zips (4-4). Trendon Hankerson scored 10 points while shooting 4 for 7, including 2 for 5 from beyond the arc.
Toledo (8-5, Mid-American) vs. Liberty (8-4), Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Dwayne Cohill scored a career-high 43 points and Youngstown State took down Wright State 88-77 on Sunday.
Cohill shot 16 for 19 from the floor (6 for 6 from 3-point range) and 5 of 5 from the free-throw line for the Penguins (6-3).
Miami, Ohio (6-6, Mid-American) vs UAB (6-6, Conference USA), Dec. 16, 11:30 a.m. ET
No. 1 Georgia (13-0, No. 1 College Football Playoff) vs. No. 4 Ohio State (11-1, No. 4 CFP), 8 p.m. EST, ESPN
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — With Rutgers making a run at No. 4 Ohio State, Rebeka Mikulasikova and Taylor Mikesell wouldn't let the Buckeyes lose.
Mikulasikova scored a career-high 31 points and Taylor Mikesell added 30 to help the Buckeyes beat Rutgers 82-70 on Sunday, a day that the Scarlet Knights honored former coach C.
Georgia, Michigan, TCU and Ohio State were the top four in the final Associated Press college football poll of the regular season.
Alabama is going to get one last look from the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Detroit Red Wings (11-7-5, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (8-12-2, eighth in the Metropolitan Division)
Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Red Wings -124, Blue Jackets +104; over/under is 6.5
South Florida is hiring Tennessee offensive coordinator Alex Golesh to be its head football coach, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday night.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a deal with the 38-year-old Golesh was still being finalized.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Andrew Taylor scored 19 points as Marshall beat Ohio 83-69 on Saturday night.
Taylor was 8 of 23 shooting (2 for 8 from distance) for the Thundering Herd (7-1). Taevion Kinsey scored 18 points while finishing 8 of 13 from the floor, and added nine rebounds and five assists.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Leon Ayers III had 22 points in Bowling Green's 86-76 win over Morgan State on Saturday.
Ayers had three steals for the Falcons (3-5). Samari Curtis scored 18 points and Rashaun Agee added 17.
DETROIT (AP) — Dequan Finn passed for a touchdown and rushed for 86 yards on 18 carries as Toledo captured its first Mid-American Conference championship since 2017 by defeating Ohio 17-7 on Saturday afternoon.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Toumani Camara's 20 points helped Dayton defeat SE Louisiana 80-74 on Saturday.
Camara added nine rebounds and three steals for the Flyers (5-4). Daron Holmes scored 19 points while going 6 of 11 from the field and 7 of 11 from the free throw line and added 12 rebounds.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brice Sensabaugh led the Buckeyes with 15 points and Bruce Thornton added 13 as No. 25 Ohio State surged in the second half for a 96-59 win over St. Francis on Saturday.
The Red Flash trimmed a 16-point deficit to eight in the first half, with Josh Cohen getting the first points after the break.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school says an internal dispute over security prompted a last-minute cancellation of a weekend children's storytelling event featuring performers in drag amid a planned protest by a far-right group.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Aside from battling the Houston Texans and some fans who are likely to taunt him, Deshaun Watson may have another not-so-visible opponent in his first NFL regular-season game in nearly two years.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU has been in this position before, third in the College Football Playoff rankings going into its last game before the final four teams are set.
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Sincere Carry had 23 points in Kent State's 83-68 win against South Dakota State on Friday night.
Carry was 10 of 16 shooting (3 for 5 from distance) for the Golden Flashes (6-2).
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and Dave Joyce, R-Ohio; Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and former CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu; Rep.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns tight end David Njoku will miss Sunday's game against Houston with a knee injury, keeping one of Cleveland's top offensive targets off the field for quarterback Deshaun Watson's return.
Julia Reichert, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker behind “American Factory” whose films explored themes of race, class and gender, often in the Midwest, has died.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio House lawmakers have advanced a proposal meant to ensure that gun owners' lawfully held firearms and ammunition aren't seized by the government during natural disasters, public health crises or other declared emergencies.
Deshaun Watson has a better chance of leading the Cleveland Browns to their first Super Bowl title than rebuilding his public image.
The disgraced quarterback wouldn’t address his 11-game suspension for sexual misconduct or his league-mandated therapy sessions on Thursday in his first comments since returning to the Browns.
FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Kahliel Spear's 27 points helped Robert Morris defeat Wright State 80-59 on Thursday night.
Spear added five rebounds, three steals, and three blocks for the Colonials (3-5).
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson didn't address the accusations or reasons behind his time away from the Browns. No discussion. No reflection.
On the verge of his first regular-season game in nearly two years, Watson stayed clear of more controversy.
Toledo (7-5, 5-3 MAC) vs. Ohio (9-3, 7-1) at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, noon EST (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Toledo by 2 1/2.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest lawsuit in a series alleging widespread sexual misconduct across competitive cheerleading alleges that officials allowed two choreographers to continue working after they were investigated for sexual abuse.