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Source: Fields gets 2nd pro day; 49ers expected

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Because of a scheduling conflict with another prominent pro day, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan were unable to attend Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields‘ first pro day on March 30. Now, as Shanahan and Lynch hoped and expected, they will......

What we’re watching in spring football: Most impactful transfers and best QB battles

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One benefit of all the days blurring together during the pandemic is that it’s already time for spring football, other than the spring football they’re playing over in the FCS, where they’re actually playing real games. But the FBS fellas are back on the field after the strangest, most trying......

The best traits for the top eight quarterbacks in the 2021 draft — and the throws that show it

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The 2021 NFL draft is less than a month away, and pro day workouts are winding down. With Ohio State’s Justin Fields, Alabama’s Mac Jones and Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond all working out for scouts on Tuesday, the top quarterbacks in the class have all shown what they can do......

Fields runs 4.44 in 40 at Ohio State’s pro day

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Quarterback Justin Fields reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in a time of 4.44 seconds at Ohio State’s pro day Tuesday. The 6-foot-3, 228-pound Fields, widely expected to be a first-round selection in next month’s NFL draft, is working out and will throw for the 31 NFL teams reportedly in attendance.......

Buckeyes’ Liddell Receives Threats After Oral Roberts Loss

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson Ohio State forward EJ Liddell shared a series of tweets that include threats and insults of his character following the Buckeyes’ 75–72 overtime loss to Oral Roberts in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday Liddell,......

No. 15 Seed Oral Roberts Knocks Out No. 2 Ohio State

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro Oral Roberts upset Ohio State in overtime in the first round of the men’s NCAA tournament Friday, the first major upset of March Madness.  The Buckeyes, expected to be a Final Four contender, exited the tournament after falling......

Crowning a 2021 champion in college football’s 64-team playoff

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Part of the magic of the NCAA tournament is the little guy knocking off the big guy, especially in the early rounds and against all odds. But when you get to this point, talent usually wins out. We’re down to 16 teams in ESPN’s fictional NCAA football tournament. Here’s how......

What a 64-team college football tournament would look like in 2021

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Why should basketball get to have all the fun in March? Better yet, why limit college football to a four-team playoff? 64 teams make it a lot more fun — and a lot more representative. Here’s the format for ESPN’s fictional 2021 NCAA football tournament: We’ve seeded the teams 1......

Ohio State pauses football after COVID-19 uptick

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Ohio State has paused all football-related activities and closed its athletics administrative offices for one week after an increase in positive tests for the coronavirus, the university said in a statement on Tuesday. The Buckeyes said the decision to pause football activities and close the Woody Hayes Athletic Center offices......

Most compelling storylines, players and coaches to watch this spring

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Shoulder pads popping. Whistles chirping. Coaches shouting. After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, college football’s spring practices are back as teams slowly begin to resume more normalcy amid the worldwide pandemic. What hasn’t changed since a year ago are the teams at the top of the sport’s upper echelon......

Biggest offseason question for each college football team in the Way-Too-Early Top 25

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7:00 AM ET ESPN staff Some top teams need to replace generational quarterbacks. Others have new coaches who need to fill big roles. No one, not even Clemson and Alabama, is perfect heading into 2021. Here’s a breakdown of the most pressing offseason questions for each of the Way-Too-Early Top......

College football’s most intriguing newcomer for each Way-Too-Early Top 25 team

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7:00 AM ET ESPN staff Between recruits, transfers and new coaches, even the best teams in college football look different year to year. From defending champ Alabama breaking in a new offensive coordinator to Ohio State’s ready-to-contribute true freshmen, these are the most intriguing newcomers for each of the Way-Too-Early......

How second-year college football coaches fared in recruiting this cycle

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Newly hired college football coaches are given some leeway when being judged on how well or poorly they’re recruiting. Most coaching hires happen only weeks or days before the early signing period, so that initial class is always tough to measure. Second-year coaches, however, have had more time to recruit,......

Big Ten rivalries return to traditional spot in ’21

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The Ohio State–Michigan matchup, as well as the rest of the Big Ten’s traditional rivalry games, will return to the final week of the regular season in 2021, it was announced Friday as the conference released its revised 2021 football schedule. The schedule has some differences from the one originally......

Big Ten football schedule 2021: Dates and key matchups

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The Big Ten has released its schedule for the 2021 college football season, so it’s time to start breaking down your team’s slate and projecting wins and losses. Can Ohio State reach the College Football Playoff again? And, after extending coach Jim Harbaugh’s contract, what’s Michigan going to be up......

How the 2021 Way-Too-Early top 25 teams can make a CFP or NY6 run

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7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The College Football Playoff or a New Year’s Six bowl game: Which is more likely for college football teams in 2021? We break down the best-case scenario for each of the Way-Too-Early top 25 teams. The road back to the playoff isn’t particularly complicated for......

College football winners and losers from NFL draft early-entry deadline

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Monday marked the early-entry deadline for underclassmen to enter the 2021 NFL draft, so we now have a better idea of who is staying or leaving, and which schools were most impacted. The NCAA approved an eligibility freeze for all fall athletes, thus giving seniors the option to return for......

College football’s way-too-early 2021 All-America team

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After navigating the challenges of the 2020 college football season, is there anybody not eager to look ahead a little bit? We bid adieu to stars such as DeVonta Smith, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields and Daviyon Nixon, but there’s a whole new batch of players waiting to star on college......

Ohio State’s Fields, Davis declare for NFL draft

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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is headed to the NFL draft after two seasons with the Buckeyes, he announced Monday. Fields made the announcement on Twitter, writing, “My path to The Ohio State University was not a direct one, but I could not have asked for a better final destination.”......

Ohio St. RB Sermon says he’s entering NFL draft

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Ohio State running back Trey Sermon announced on social media Sunday that he is entering the NFL draft. He is ranked as the No. 3 draft-eligible running back by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. Sermon rushed for 870 yards on 116 carries (7.5 yards per carry) and four touchdowns this season.......

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