COLUMBUS, Ohio - The head of the American Council on Education calls retiring Ohio State University President Gordon Gee "an iconic leader" who had a "profound impact" on higher education in the United States.
A statement from council President Molly Corbett Broad says Gee left "an indelible mark" at each institution he oversaw and earned the respect of university administrators, policymakers and business leaders. He previously held the top job at West Virginia University, the University of Colorado, Brown and Vanderbilt.
Gee serves on the council's board.
On Tuesday, Gee announced his retirement from Ohio State after he came under fire for mocking Notre Dame and Catholics and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools.
With the high bar its football program has set over the past few years, one could argue Ohio State struggled offensively last week against Indiana.
Second-ranked Ohio State was forced to rely mostly on its ground game, which accounted for 290 yards, and some tough play by its defense — including a critical fourth-quarter stop on its own 4 yard line following a Barrett inception — to fend off the Hoosiers, who had upset Michigan State last weekend.
When then-Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash came to Urban Meyer last year seeking his opinion on the open Rutgers coaching job, Meyer advised him it was a "no-brainer."
Noah Brown tied the Ohio State record with four touchdown receptions, and the No. 3 Buckeyes rolled past No. 14 Oklahoma 45-24 on Saturday night.
Bad weather has caused the Oklahoma-Ohio State start time to be pushed back to 8:10 p.m. Central time. The game was scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Central, but a storm system caused the change
Ohio State and Oklahoma, the top two teams in the AP's all-time rankings, will meet Saturday with the high stakes one might expect in such a matchup.
Ohio State overcame a sluggish start by its offense, a lightning delay and a driving rainstorm in the second half to beat Tulsa 48-3 on Saturday.
Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliot will not be charged in a domestic violence case against him, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
J.T. Barrett threw six touchdown passes and No. 6 Ohio State rolled up a school record 776 yards in a 77-10 romp over Bowling Green on Saturday.
Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo.