Ohio State football podcast covering Buckeyes football and basketball by host Kyle Lamb and the staff of BuckeyeGrove.com at least twice weekly. Catch our companion podcast, Scarlet And Great, every Wednesday with hosts Johnny Lunsford & Cory Thompson. Follow on Twitter @kylamb8 or @UnscriptedOhio1 It's your destination for all things Buckeyes with the occasional discussion of the Browns/Bengals, Reds/Indians, Cavs, Blue Jackets, Crew and more.
It is game week for the Buckeyes and we are talking about the week one opponent with someone who follows the team closely. We are joined by Sean Williams as he talked about the 2021 edition of the Minnesota Golden Gophers. What should Buckeyes fans expect out of their first opponent? Can Tanner Morgan and Mo Ibrahim lead the home team to a shocking upset of the Buckeyes or will problems from 2020 stick around and keep the Gophers underground?
BIA is providing instant access based on the news that was just dropped by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports as it appears that Ohio State class of 2022 commit Quinn Ewers is thinking about being a class of 2021 quarterback commit and enroll early and take advantage of Name, Image, Likeness, something that he could not do as a Texas high schooler. Check out Kevin Noon and Joseph Hastings as they drop their way too early thoughts on this, just minutes after the report dropped.
Ohio State Buckeyes Recruiting had a busy week over the past seven days with three major commits including the huge news with JT Tuimoloau, finally ending his recruitment well into overtime after pledging to Ohio State. Couple that with a pair of '22 stars with Terrance Brooks and Kojo Antwi and it was a productive run for Ryan Day and staff, but July promises more fireworks and we are here to talk about them. What is Ohio State getting in its trio of talented players? Who could be on the cusp? And why should Kevin Noon take more vacations? We will explain that and a whole lot more on your one-stop for all things Buckeyes Recruiting here on the BIA Podcast. Joseph Hastings joins Kevin Noon here on the Wednesday edition for all the latest from the world of recruiting.
Ohio State Buckeyes Recruiting is not just about football as the men's basketball team has been very busy with a lot of official visits as well as spreading a good number of offers out there. What is Chris Holtmann's team up to? We bring in Jake Spegal to join Kevin Noon on the BIA Podcast to talk about all of the latest. Plus, the Buckeyes have a new assistant coach in Tony Skinn, what does that mean on the trail? We talk about that. And will Ohio State get its elusive big-man in the class of 2022? We put special focus on that as well.
The Friday news dump is real as it was reported by Brandon Huffman that class of 2021 defensive line target JT Tuimoloau is ready to shut things down, not taking an official visit to Alabama and will consider a group of four schools that includes Ohio State. Tuimoloau, a five-star out of the state of Washington has not been one to do many interviews so the news of him coming out and changing his plans is a big deal and got us ready to jump out and do a podcast to put things into perspective. Now, we are not sure where JTT is going. We feel that JTT may not even be sure where he is going. Does this mean that Ohio State, the favorite going into the visits is still the favorite? Does Oregon, the school that received the last visit is the favorite? Or is it Washington? Or USC? We are not sure, but we talk about it at length as we try and sort things out with you on this recruitment. Plus, Ohio State is going into its final visit weekend of the month, we talk about that and more. Has this been a successful month on the recruiting trail? Are you underwhelmed? Did they overperform? There is still almost a week to go, but we talk about that as well.
It is a big week for Ohio State football recruiting with the Rivals Five-Star Challenge taking place in Atlanta while Ohio State had had a pair of football camps take place this week, a big official visit weekend is taking place for the class of 2022, and oh yeah, a big 2021 prospect is starting his official visit weekend as well, it's JT Tuimoloau, for those who are not keeping track. So much going on, so much to talk about, and things are evolving by the second. That is why we have the BuckeyeGrove Instant Access podcast here, to try and wrap a few things up, at least for the moment as we just don't know what is in store at the next twist and/or turn. Join Kevin Noon from Ohio and Joseph Hastings who is in Atlanta as we try and bring a little clarity as to what is going on with everything on the recruiting front. And if you are not a member, why not? Take advantage of our excellent free trial promo and don't miss a thing.
Could we be seeing the end of the four-team College Football Playoff in favor of a 12-team expanded playoff? That movement took a huge step forward on Thursday as a subcommittee of the CFP recommended a move from four to 12 teams, but there is a long way to go before we will see anything different in terms of how college football crowns a champion. We are breaking down the proposal with our immediate reactions to what we have seen, who would be in, who would be off, who would play four games and who would play three. Where would games be played? And when? We have some ideas on how that would be sorted out. And is this just too much football to ask these players to take part in? We go into that as well.
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If you are a regular listener to the BIA Podcast, you know that June is going to be a huge month in terms of determining the future of the Ohio State program. That is not to take anything away from what Ohio State has done thus far in recruiting for the class of 2022 or in any other class. But it we are being honest, there will not be another month on any recruiting calendar that will see more recruits on campus in an official capacity along with camps running concurrently. On Friday, Ohio State made Mark Pantoni and Erin Dunston both available to talk about what this month is going to look like, what it means and a whole lot more. They spoke to the local media for almost 40 minutes and we know you just want to high points here on the BIA Podcast. That is why we have four or five of our favorite quotes and we break down our thoughts on what they mean.
A lot happening as we close out the month of May. Early football lines are coming out as the South Point Casino has dropped its games of the year and the Buckeyes are in four of those games and none of those lines are closer than 10 points. Ohio State is a 13-point favorite over Oregon, Indiana and Michigan and a 12-point favorite over Penn State. Is that right, too much, too little? We talk that and also talk about upcoming series OOC for years to come. Plus, NIL legislation is in the Ohio senate and it means a lot to schools like Ohio State and across the state. Join Kevin Noon and Griffin Strom as we talk about NIL, lines and a whole lot more.
The biggest month of Ohio State recruiting for this cycle is almost here with the NCAA allowing things to open up come June 1st and Ohio State has some epic recruiting weekends set up for the following several weeks. Commits, targets and just about everybody in the recruiting world will either be on campus or paying attention to what is happening with the Ohio State recruiting front. That means it is time to do one of our recruiting-only shows to try and put some things into perspective and that means that Joseph Hastings is joining Kevin Noon on the big show to talk mostly about the class of 2022 but also touch upon what is going on with 2023, a class that cannot officially visit but will be just as much in focus for the next several weeks.
BuckeyeGrove Instant Access (BIA) puts the linebackers in focus with a show dedicated 100-percent to the position. We are not asked about any other position going into the 2021 season than the LBs, where Ohio State loses its top four statistical linebackers from 2020. What is the future of the position and does a promised move to a “bullet” position change what the Buckeyes need and have to accomplish their goals? Who steps up from the current room, a room that is long on talent if short on experience? Plus, we talk the transfer portal as the rumors have moved off of one name and firmly on to another one as players are moving from one team to another. All of that and a whole lot more in this episode of the BIA. Don't miss an episode.
We have let the dust settle for a couple of weeks since the conclusion of the Ohio State spring practice window for football as Ryan Day's squad had a chance to go through a full 15-practice regiment for the first time since 2019. With limited media access, a spring game that employed a ‘thud' system of tackling and just the general nature of spring practice in general, it is not always easy to come out of March and April knowing what a team is going to be made of come September when the season starts but we have some good ideas and the overriding theme should be that the Buckeyes should be considered a heavy favorite in not only the Big Ten but also for making the four-team College Football Playoff field once again. Join Kevin Noon and Griffin Strom as they talk about the spring practice period that was, talk about several key positional groups and give their opinions on what we are not talking about enough now that we are in May.
The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books and double-digit Buckeyes heard their names called including first-rounder Justin Fields. But it was not without its own drama for each and every player as some players slid a little further than expected, some came off the board quicker than expected and the real debate now rages over who had the best draft and who made good and bad decisions. We are talking about the recently completed draft in this edition of the BIA (BuckeyeGrove Instant Access) podcast as Kevin Noon and Griffin Strom look back at the seven rounds of action that saw dreams come true for 10 former Buckeyes. Plus, we are talking about the 2022 draft, and while that is still 350-plus days away, never too soon to start up that hype machine.
Buckeyes Basketball saw the season come to an end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, a shock to anyone outside of the state of Oklahoma. But even with the bitter end to things, it was a season to remember, for the ups and for the downs. We are talking a little basketball with our great recruiting analyst, Jake Spegal, as we wrap up the Ohio State season, take a look at the ongoing NCAA Tournament and of course talk about what is next. The Buckeyes have added a new name to the upcoming roster and saw another familiar name opt for the portal. Plus, recruiting is still going on as the Buckeyes should have one spot to go before the season gets underway. Check out everything as we go full basketball in this edition of the BIA Podcast.
Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball 2021 is in the Big Dance as the No. 2 seed in the South and will get things started later this week against Oral Roberts. But before we get too deep into tourney talk, let's wrap up the recently completed Big Ten Tournament that saw the Buckeyes come oh-so-close to cutting down the nets, despite a slow start and finish in the championship game. In this episode of the BIA Podcast, Kevin Noon and Griffin Strom are talking about the B1G Tourney, as both had the chance firsthand to see what may go down as the best tournament in the history of the conference. And with the brackets out, we can't ignore the madness of March, we look at Ohio State's bracket as well as some of the other Big Ten teams and make our picks for the final four.
In this episode of the BIA, we are joined by Ohio State class of 2022 tight end commit Bennett Christian as we talk about all things recruiting and a whole lot more. The Buckeyes picked up two very talented tight ends in this recruiting class and while there is a ways to go until National Signing Day for the class of 2022, there does not appear to be any second thoughts when it comes to Christian and the Buckeyes. What made the Buckeyes the choice for this talented player and what is his message to other players considering the Buckeyes? How good does it feel knowing that guys like Quinn Ewers and Caleb Burton are part of the same class? Is there any rivalry with fellow tight end commit Benji Gosnell? We ask all of those questions and a whole lot more. Plus, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament is getting underway on Wednesday and after we get this show posted, we will be making our way to the Circle City of Indianapolis to take in what may be the best B1G Tourney in the history of the event. Can the Buckeyes, coming off of a four-game losing streak, get back on the right path and make a run and get into the weekend?
Ohio State Buckeyes Recruiting got some huge news over the weekend with the commitment of '22 Rivals250 wide receiver Kyion Grayes out of Arizona. It was a huge pick up for the Buckeyes as the team now has pledges from two top wide receivers with Grayes and Caleb Burton. In this edition of the BIA Podcast, Kevin Noon and Joseph Hastings talk about what the Grayes commit means for the team as well as the wide receiver board. Is Ohio State well on its way to become WRU? The commits have been there but over the next couple of years, the on-field results will need to meet that as Ohio State continues to cycle through some top talent at the position. Additionally, we tackle the recruiting positions of RB and CB as each board continues to constantly evolve. All of that and more.
We had a special guest drop in for this edition of the BIA Podcast with the nation's No. 10 overall prospect, linebacker CJ Hicks stopping in to talk about recruiting and a whole lot more. For the Kettering (Ohio) product, Ohio State is something that has been part of his life from day one, but this five-star is making sure that other athletes are well aware of just how special that Ohio State is and is one of the Buckeyes' best recruiters. What is next for Hicks the recruiter and what is next for Hicks the football player? We pose both of those questions to the talented defensive star. Plus, what does the NCAA decision to extend the dead period mean? It is one thing to look at it as a fan or a reporter, but what does it mean to an athlete that is not allowed to either visit schools that he is interested in or in Hicks' case, the school that he is committed to? All of that and more as in segment two our Kevin Noon talks about the final few games in the NCAA Basketball regular season as the Buckeyes look to bounce back after a tough loss to TTUN last week. Check it all out.
Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball is down to its final four games of the regular season and still has a Big Ten title in its sights after a big win at Penn State. Now Chris Holtmann's team has three big home games left with Michigan, Iowa and Illinois as well as a road trip to the Breslin Center to take on Michigan State. Does this team have what it takes to navigate that minefield and finish this season on a high and get to the tournament with all of the momentum in the world? We are talking that as well as the unfortunate decision made by the NCAA to extend the recruiting dead period. We go into why that is such a horrible decision and ultimately hurts the recruits more than anyone else.
The NFL crowned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers champions just a few short days ago and the NFL calendar is already shifting to some incarnation of the scouting combine as well as pro days and the culminating with the NFL Draft at the end of April. As with any other NFL Draft, there will be plenty of Ohio State interest with players like Justin Fields, Wyatt Davis, Shaun Wade and others all looking forward to hearing their names called, be it in-person, virtually or some other manner as the NFL continues to move forward. With so much draft interest around Buckeye Nation, we are bringing in Ryan Roberts, Director of Scouting for NFLDraftBible.com to talk about a handful of Ohio State players who will hear their names called, a couple that opted not to jump into the 2021 draft and a whole lot more. Plus, we are talking about Ohio State's former head coach, Urban Meyer, who is now the head coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars and is sitting in a powerful position, not only with the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft, not only a ton of draft picks, but also more than 77-million dollars in cap space.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – National Signing Day 2021 is in the books and the Buckeyes are sitting with the nation's No. 2 class, but things are not done with one more player sitting out there and Ryan Day's Buckeyes are in a good spot with a talented lineman out of the Pacific Northwest. In this edition of the BIA Podcast (BuckeyeGrove Instant Access) we talk about the class of 2021, even if Wednesday was a slow day in terms of not signing any players, it was a tremendous cycle with 21 players already in the fold, 15 on campus at this point of the game. Joseph Hastings joins Kevin Noon to talk about the class of 2021 as well as what is ahead for the class of 2022. Is a new Buckeye Bash coming together for this class and why will this one be very different than its predecessor for the class of 2021? How does line recruiting look for the Buckeyes, not only on the defensive side of the ball but on the offense too and why is it too early to start getting worried? Plus, we talk about Ohio State recruiting in general, why are Day and his staff just so good at all of this and is the Ohio State brand one of the most powerful in the nation? All of that and more.
Plenty to discuss today as we are at that odd intersection of getting ready for "winter conditioning" with the football team, the traditional February signing day and the basketball season is in full-swing. Kevin Noon is talking about all of that in a solo show where we talk about the two major targets left on the Ohio State board, the upcoming QB battle that will be in place with the departure of Justin Fields and of course where the Ohio State men's basketball team stands as we close the month of January.
Plenty going on as we talk about Greg Mattison's decision to retire and what's next there with the Ohio State coaching staff. Plus NFL decisions are in, how did the Buckeyes fare? Plus, should we expand the CFP field? We talk about that and much more.
Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball is now sitting at 11-3 on the 2020-21 season and ranked in the top-25 but there is a very long way to go for this team with at least 11 more regular season conference games to go in a super-competitive Big Ten Conference. Chris Holtmann's team is coming off of an impressive road win at Illinois, down a pair of point guards and on the back of a hot shooting afternoon by EJ Liddell as well as some instant offense by Justin Ahrens. What do we see in the future for this team as the grinder of the B1G continues to chew teams up and spit them out? Join Kevin Noon and Marcus Horton as we talk about the season that is already in the book and what is ahead for this Buckeye team.
The Big Ten has made it to the finish line, barely. We are here on the eve of the Big Ten Championship Game and the Buckeyes and Wildcats are set to compete for a league crown as champions of their respective divisions. The path for each of these teams have been very different however as the Buckeyes have run through their schedule putting up a bunch of points, maybe allowing a few too many as well as too many passing yards in second halves but then having to sit back and see if the league would alter a rule that would have prohibited the Bucks from competing for a league crown, despite having a head-to-head win over the second place team. On the other side the Northwestern Wildcats have played close games, won with defense and have a game that nobody can quite explain where the Cats tripped up against a Michigan State team that really had no business competing with Pat Fitzgerald's crew. What happened over the past eight weeks will not matter once this game kicks off on Saturday at 12pm EST (FOX) and 60 minutes of football stand between Ohio State and its fourth consecutive Big Ten Championship or Northwestern's first in quite some time. We catch up with our good friend Louie Vaccher of WildcatReport to talk a little bit more about Ohio State's opponent and put everything into perspective. See our Picks: https://ohiostate.rivals.com/news/staff-predictions-northwestern-6 See Louie's Pick: https://ohiostate.rivals.com/news/behind-enemy-lines-northwestern-39
COLUMBUS, Ohio – We are all still reeling from the news that “The Game” has been called off for this year and the Buckeyes are still looking for a dance partner for this weekend. There is a lot of significance when it comes to getting to six games for Ohio State, or any team in the Big Ten for that matter. According to rules that are currently in place, there is no opportunity to be in the Big Ten Championship Game without having competed in at least six games, based on rolling averages of games played and things of that nature. That rule, like most things, could be subject to change but as of now, is still in place. We don't know who else may not be able to go in the Big Ten and if the Buckeyes will be able to find someone to play against this upcoming weekend to get to Indy to try and defend its crown as Big Ten Champion. But it does bring up an interesting thought if the Buckeyes were able to go out of the league and find a non-conference opponent. A game last weekend between BYU and Coastal Carolina came together at the 11th hour and provided one of the more entertaining games of the season. Texas A&M saw its game canceled against Ole Miss this week as the Mississippi program was dealing with its own COVID issues and now the Aggies would like to find someone to play as they sit outside of the top-four in the College Football Playoff rankings, strangely enough, just behind the Buckeyes who are No. 4 in those rankings. We want to preface this whole discussion by saying that we are well aware that the league shot down Nebraska earlier this year when the Huskers' game against Wisconsin was canceled and while the Huskers found an opponent, the league said that was not an option. But what if this game was green-lit and allowed to happen?
It has been a week of highs and lows for the Ohio State program and we are going to try and talk about a few of them in this edition of the BuckeyeGrove Instant Access (BIA) podcast. A couple of wins and a big commit on the basketball side of things and a second game canceled for the Ohio State football team and a lot of uncertainty moving forward as we are unsure what the future may hold in terms of the 2020 season. We start off the show by joining longtime friend Bill Bender of The Sporting News to talk about all of the happenings on the college football side of things. Bill is no stranger to college football and we have a deep conversation about some of the rules that the Big Ten has in place and why Kevin Warren and the leadership must address these issues if they want to have any sort of credibility when it comes to crowning a champion. Does the 21-day rule still make sense? Who has been the biggest surprise this year? We touch upon all of that. Then we head to basketball with BuckeyeGrove's own Jake Spegal, who makes his debut on the BIA show. We recently had the commitment of Bruce Thornton to Chris Holtmann's program, what does that mean? What does the rest of the class of 2022 look like? We talk about all of that. Plus, we go over what we have seen out of the first two games of the season and a whole lot more from the hardwoods. Not a member of BuckeyeGrove but interested in checking things out? Now is the time with our CYBER MONDAY special. Get your first year for just 75-dollars AND get a $75 gift code from Nike to pick up some of your favorite Ohio State gear. Be sure to use code: NIKE75.
Ohio State Buckeyes Football 2020 is off to a 4-0 start so far this season but the most recent against Indiana had a weird feeling to it as the Buckeyes got up big, saw the Hoosiers not go away and really needed to take it to the final possession. Andy Anders joins Kevin Noon on this Monday edition of the podcast to talk about what we know and what we don't know.
The Buckeyes entered the 2020 season as heavy favorites to win the Big Ten season and has changes and alterations to the schedule took place as the conference had an on-again, off-again approach to things, the biggest fear for Ohio State fans was that COVID would be the biggest opponent in the grand scheme of things. As we learned on Wednesday, COVID has taken a bite out of the Ohio State season but not at Ohio State's fault as Maryland had to call off Saturday's game with the Buckeyes due to concerns around the Terrapins program. So now the Buckeyes will have a seven-game schedule, at best before a hopeful trip to the Big Ten Championship game. We will never know for sure what would have happened if the Buckeyes and Terps would have played but we caught up with our friend Scott Greene of Terrapin Sports Report to get his views on the Terps and what may have been if these two teams would have been able to meet in College Park. (Md.).
The Big Ten has lost its third game of this shortened season and unfortunately, it will end up costing the Buckeyes a game as Maryland is dealing with an outbreak and will not be able to move forward with the previously scheduled game. We talk about this breaking news and did the B1G put its teams in a bad spot by waiting so long to get things started this season? All of that and more in this emergency podcast of the BIA show.
We are still a little bit more than 24 hours from the start of the Ohio State versus Rutgers game and while this series has been anything but competitive, you can't look past any opponent. Just ask Michigan about that and Rutgers in 2014 (a 26-24 shocker by the Scarlet Knights). No, this game has the Buckeyes as better than a five-touchdown favorite as former coach Greg Schiano brings a mixture of players who have been in this program for years along with a heavy dose of portal transfers. What can we expect out of this game? We catch up with our good friend Richard Schnyderite of TheKnightReport.com to get his thoughts on the upcoming game and to see what makes this Scarlet Knights team tick, and if there might be a surprise or two left to throw Ohio State's way in this one.
Kevin Noon and Jacob Benge talk about the big 38-25 win over Penn State this past weekend including a dominating game by Ohio State's defensive line and yet another huge game in the air with Justin Fields finding Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, early and often. Is there concern though about how the team could not put Penn State away? We talk about that and a whole lot more. Plus, Kevin talks about the rest of the week in College Football including around the Big Ten and has some words about some childish antics by Florida head coach Dan Mullen.
We are talking Penn State with Nate Bauer of BlueWhiteIllustrated.com as we find out what happened to the Nittany Lions last week against Indiana, talk about what kind of team we might expect to see here in week two and what Penn State has to do to win this game.
We are wrapping up our final thoughts on the Nebraska game from week one, what did the Buckeyes do well and what needs some work. Plus, we are starting to do some scheme breakdowns when it comes to Ohio State's second opponent, the Nittany Lions of Penn State. Justin Whitlatch joins us, our terrific analyst over at BuckeyeGrove.com. Check out what he has to say about both games and where he feels that the Buckeyes have to get better if they want to have a special season this year. And if you want to see Justin's piece breaking down the Nebraska game, you can look at that free content here: https://ohiostate.rivals.com/news/all-22-breakdown-adjustments
Welcome to The Buckeye Beat w/ Jay Stephens. Jay, who also is the host of Locked on Buckeyes, is excited to join the Unscripted Ohio Podcast Network and the other voices you hear on a consistent basis. On today's first show he talks about what impressed him about Justin Fields in game 1, some elements of Buckeyes play that need to improve, and why Buckeyes shouldn't read into everything they saw in game #1.
We are wrapping up the Ohio State versus Nebraska game from week one of the Big Ten season in this solo edition of the BIA Podcast. Do you prefer us doing postgame podcasts? Doing live video wrap-ups from the pressbox? Let us know. Email - Kevin@BuckeyeGrove.com Twitter - @OSUatRivals or @Kevin_Noon
It is less than 24 hours to the start of the season and barring some sort of catastrophe, we will have football at Ohio Stadium on Saturday afternoon with the Buckeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. We are rolling out a jam-packed edition of the BIA Podcast as we are talking with Sean Callahan of HuskerOnline.com about Ohio State's first opponent of the year. There was a build-up as Ohio State and Nebraska became strong allies in the process of getting football back and now they have to face off against one another in week one, the start of a hellish schedule for the Huskers. We talk about the QB battle, the defense and what the season may look like for the Huskers this year among our topics. In our second segment, we talk to Joseph Hastings of BuckeyeGrove.com about the upcoming Buckeye Bash. What is it? What does it mean? Who is coming? Who is not? A couple of big uncommitted visitors are supposed to be on their way, who are they? What does it mean? We have all of that covered. And do not miss our Flash Sale, time is running out as it expires on Friday night, October 23rd, so don't miss out on your chance to get your first year of BuckeyeGrove.com for just 12 bucks. That's like three cents a day, don't miss out. You will get all of your great podcasting information and so much more, so support the show, support the website and we will see you over at BuckeyeGrove.com. https://ohiostate.rivals.com/news/flash-sale-get-your-first-year-for-12-at-buckeyegrove
Earlier this week we talked about the Big Ten West and now it is time to talk about the Big Ten East, the side of the conference that the Buckeyes call home and have been the bullies of the block in. We all know that the week two match-up against Penn State is going to be the biggest game in the B1G East but that doesn't mean that any other game will be able to looked over (even though we don't give much of a chance to either Rutgers or Maryland this year... come to think of it, Michigan State is not looking all that good either). But even with all of that, we need to do a quick breakdown of what this division looks like as the Buckeyes are just a couple of short days away from starting their season with a team out of the Big Ten West, Nebraska. Like what you are hearing on BuckeyeGrove? Check us out now with our greatest FLASH SALE ever. Your first year for just 12 bucks, that's like three-cents a day. How can you lose? Join us and you won't be disappointed, I promise. https://ohiostate.rivals.com/news/flash-sale-get-your-first-year-for-12-at-buckeyegrove
It is game week in the Big Ten and the Buckeyes will open up against a Nebraska Cornhuskers squad coming out of the Big Ten West in a cross-divisional match-up. That got us motivated to talk about the other half of the Big Ten Conference, a side that has provided team after team to play in the Big Ten title game, only to come up short at the hands of the East winner. Plus, we are talking about the week that was in college football as we look at some of the biggest games from the past weekend.
We are a week away from the start of the Big Ten season with the Buckeyes eight days out from their opener against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. We talk about some early lines that we have seen for week one action in the conference from betonline.ag Plus, we look at the week that is coming up, the final week of the season without the B1G taking the field. All of that and more in this quick edition of the BIA Podcast.
We now know kickoff times and television partners for three of Ohio State's eight regular season games and we are talking about that in our latest edition of the BIA Podcast. Plus, we look at the week that was in college football including a couple of upsets in Power Five leagues that create some interesting talking points. Are offenses that much better this season or are defenses lacking with the odd ramp-up back to college football? We look at that question. Plus, we are talking about the latest edition of the AP poll. Ohio State did not move but who is ranked too high and who should be the undoubted No. 1 team in the nation at this point of things?