Ohio State University's president has withdrawn as commencement speaker for a parochial high school after being reprimanded for making disparaging remarks about Notre Dame, Catholics and the Southeastern Conference.
Gordon Gee had been scheduled to speak Saturday at the graduation ceremony for St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus. Ohio State says Gee decided Monday not to attend to make sure the students and their accomplishments remain the focus of the event.
A message was left for DeSales' principal.
Gee apologized for his disparaging comments made in December after they were first reported by The Associated Press last week. He also apologized to the Big Ten conference for his "hurtful remarks" about some university athletic programs.
Ohio State trustees warn he could be fired for any more verbal gaffes.
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.