Ezekiel Elliott signed a huge deal with the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio State University spokesman says the all-campus tobacco ban will begin when classes resume later this month -- but officials want to give it time to sink in.
Ohio State spokesman Gary Lewis Jr. says officials are still fine-tuning the ban and figuring out what the penalties will be.
The ban will be in effect when classes start Aug. 21, but violators won't start being punished until January.
Lewis says the university wants to give people a chance to learn about the new initiative.
All of OSU's campuses will be 100-percent tobacco free.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that nearly 1,200 public and private campuses nationwide have tobacco bans.
In Ohio, 16 public and private schools already ban smoking on parts or all of their campuses.
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An attorney for the family of Will Smith says he did not brandish a gun or have it on him before he was shot to death.
A former marching band director fired from Ohio State University after an investigation into what the school said was a sexualized culture within the band has been hired by a small university.
A woman is in critical condition after she fell out the window of a sorority house at Ohio State University overnight.
Basketball's king has revealed who he will be rooting for during the National Invitation Tournament in Ohio.
Tickets for the National Invitation Tournament, in which Ohio State takes on the University of Akron, go on sale to the public Monday.