The Dubgate Welcomes the New King

By 11W Staff on September 1, 2012 at 6:00a
59 Comments
SOON

Congratulations. You made it to Zero Day.

Have any trouble sleeping last night? Perhaps you were up watching Michigan State running back (and Reynoldsburg product) Le'Veon Bell go off against Boise State. The win was not only huge for Mark Dantonio and the Spartans, but also for the Big Ten Conference as the Broncos suffered just their 7th defeat in the last seven years.

Bell finished with 44 carries for 210 yards, good enough for the most by a B1G player vs a ranked non-conference team in a regular season game since Maurice Clarett ripped off 230 yards in the 3rd game of his freshman season against Washington State.

Or maybe you were up late watching big time coaches friend it up with 2014 prospects on the first day juniors are allowed to receive written offers.

If you're into hot and sexy legal action, you may have caught the late-breaking news of a lawsuit aimed right at the heart of the NCAA's amateurism fortress. Keep an eye on that.

Urban Meyer's Buckeyes will face Miami at noon and we'll have you covered with a live blog, but today's slate features several other games to keep an eye on. Here they are:

Time GAME TV INTERNET FAVORITE
9:00am Notre Dame vs Navy (Dublin, Ireland) CBS   ND (-15)
12:00pm Buffalo at #7 Georgia   ESPN3 UGA (-38.5)
12:00pm Marshall at #11 West Virginia     WV (-26.5)
12:00pm Northwestern at Syracuse ESPN2 WatchESPN NW (-1)
12:00pm Ohio at Penn State ESPN WatchESPN PSU (-6.5)
12:00pm Western Michigan at Illinois ESPNU WatchESPN ILL (-10)
3:30pm Northern Iowa at #10 Wisconsin BTN BTN2GO  
3:30pm Southern Miss at #17 Nebraska ABC/ESPN2 (Map) WatchESPN NEB (-20)
3:30pm Bowling Green at #24 Florida ESPN WatchESPN UF (-29)
3:30pm Iowa vs Northern Illinois ESPNU WatchESPN IOWA (-9.5)
3:30pm Eastern Kentucky at Purdue BTN BTN2GO  
6:00pm Murray State at #6 Florida State   ESPN3  
7:00pm North Texast at #3 LSU ESPNU WatchESPN LSU (-44)
7:00pm Jacksonville State at #12 Arkansas   ESPN3  
7:00pm #14 Clemson vs Auburn ESPN WatchESPN CLEM (-2.5)
7:00pm Savannah State at #19 Oklahoma State      
7:30pm Hawaii at #1 USC     USC (-42)
8:00pm #8 Michigan vs #2 Alabama ABC   BAMA (-14)
8:00pm Indiana State at Indiana BTN BTN2GO  
10:30pm #5 Oklahoma at UTEP     OKLA (-30)
10:30pm Arkansas State at #4 Oregon ESPN WatchESPN UO (-37)

 

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jmoody's picture

Christmas is finally here!

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I arose extra early with excitement and was tempted to wake up (i.e. pester) the sleeping kids by screeching,  "Urban is here! Urban is here! Time to open our presents."

Buckeyeneer's picture

When I woke up I swear I heard Johnny Mathis singing, "It's the most wond-er-ful ttiiiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmeeeee of the yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr!"

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I try to hold my tongue on this issue, but sometimes can't help myself: if anyone who was focused on cfb last night devoted more of his/her attention to scanning Twitter-based recruiting chatter rather than watching the real live football games (i.e., MSU v. Boise), then what's the ultimate purpose of following recruiting? Also, when will you reach the point that you know enough about how the teams were assembled that you can actually start watching them play? Or, is reading Twitter a sport unto itself?   

schooey's picture

Yay, disband the NCAA. Also, could you use a picture of the king that looks less Black Adderish. I order BTN now what to do for 3 hrs. I'm pretty sure that the liquor store does not open until 10A on Sats. 

buckeyedude's picture

I'm just friggin glad that the BTN and Dish Network came to a temporary agreement. If I had to go somewhere else besides my favorite recliner and watch the game on something other than my Toshiba 58" HDTV, Dish Network would feel my wrath.

 

 

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

New 11W Silver Bullets Tee:$26.00
Tailgating expenses:$100.00
First Buckeyes game with my Dad, section 31B...and the start of the Urban Era:Priceless

Nothing can rain on this parade, not even a tropical storm. I got the "Juice".

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

schooey's picture

Football at 9A (ND), can pretend that I am on the West Coast... those poor folks. 
Wow, that is football from 9A until after 12A. Going to have to pace myself. 

MediBuck's picture

Now you know my pain. That said, since I work weekends, at least that means I get to catch the late night Pac-12 games :/

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

CaliforniaBuckeyeGirl's picture

I got up at 6am to put on the game and do some dishes before leaving to watch the Ohio St game.  Damn Cox cable doesn't carry the BTN. *chugs coffee*

schooey's picture

I don't even care for noon games because I should not drink that early but watching football sober is just not the same. Speaking of which, the fact that The Shoe does not serve beer, especially some local beer with a good German name makes me sad. 
When I used to go to the games we brought flasks. Can you still do that or is it a police state there these days? Have they hired TSA yet? Just curious. 

CaliforniaBuckeyeGirl's picture

Upon finding out that I am an Ohio State fan, my boyfriend (who is from Arizona) mentioned that he likes watching the Buckeyes.  Poor guy had no idea what was in store.  I ordered him an Ohio St t-shirt (he was so excited!), played youtube videos of TBDBITL (he doesn't get it - YET), and will, in just over an hour, be dragging him to Moondoggies at 8am on a Saturday to watch the game.  I will convert him into a rabid Buckeye fan if it's the last thing I do.  Good thing he's such a good sport! :-)

jestertcf's picture

-wipes tear- God bless this woman.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

BuckeyeChief's picture

Nice! I wish I would've made it out there last season...a lack of wheels (I was there for school and fleww out) kept me in Pt. Loma...

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

CaliforniaBuckeyeGirl's picture

I rarely leave my neighborhood (Ocean Beach - near where you were!), but once a season I go up to Moondoggies to be surrounded by fellow Buckeyes.  I had my first "old moment" there when I first moved to SD 6 years ago.  The alumni were introducing kids from the area who would be attending Ohio St.  I realized that I had been going to Ohio St games longer than they had been alive!  Zoiks!  It's fun to watch games there.  It gets super-packed.  Ultimately, I'm just too lazy to get up early and drive up there at 8 to watch a 9am game, when I could just sleepwalk to one of the bars in my hood.

buckeyedude's picture

My girlfriend isn't a real big sports fan to begin with, but we went to the spring game, and she loves Scarlet and Gray sweatshirts and t-shirts, so I am making progress.

 

 

rkylet83's picture

Keep working on her buddy. Ive converted my wife to loving Ohio State when she came from a family of Michigan fans.

CaliforniaBuckeyeGirl's picture

Perhaps you could throw in some sort of conditioning?  Find a way to tie in Ohio St football with....something good....(think Sheldon giving Penny chocolates to train her on Big Bang Theory).  Also, find some way to tie TTUN with something bad. If there's something she hates to do, make her do it while looking at a photo of Hoke and/or listening to TTUN's fight song. .....This all made way more sense in my head than when I typed it out.....I think I need more coffee! 

BuckeyeChief's picture

@ BuckeyeDude: What's up bro? How's your son doing?

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

rthayes44's picture

In less than 12 hours an Ohio State team without Jim Bollman as Offensive "Coordinator" will take the field. This must be what people feel like when a loved one successfully completes rehab. I fear that I have, to this point, carefully crafted a persona as a "reasonable, rational and realistic" OSU fan, and that as soon as I see Urban Meyer's offense in the 'Shoe something inside me is going to snap. This team is gonna be like Krispy Kremes, as described by Chris Rock. Go. Bucks. O-H!!

BuckeyeChief's picture

Just think, an offensive line that actually blocks!

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

rdubs's picture

I woud have put the air quotes around the offensive.  Unless you mean to say that you were offended by his coordinating these last couple years...

rdubs's picture

Davonte Neal just got his first touch on an end around.  Looked pretty athletic, too bad things didn't work out there.
Also whoever painted these endzones must have had a bit too much Guinness...

BuckeyeSki's picture

Game Day! So pumped and there is still a 2 hr wait. Bell looked like a beast last night, but please dont get it twisted and think that he'll have that much running room on the Silver Bullets. Boise St D-Line was not all that impressive. Plus Maxwell was so underwelming they probably should have lost that game. Lets hope today doesn't cause any heart palpitations and is full of drunken high-five's and "Ohhhhhhhhhh's!" everytime Simon/Shazier lays somebody out. 
@Chief whats up man? G-Men lookin' good can't wait to stomp Dallas on Wed!

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

BuckeyeChief's picture

Doing good Ski...deployed, ready to get home, but I still have a way to go. A lot of Giants and Buckeye fans onboard.

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

thatlillefty's picture

so should we expect any tweak to the uniforms today?

johnblairgobucks's picture

I hear they aren't wearing any Buckeye stickers on their helmets to honor all past OSU opening games.  Otherwise this team would already have atleast 3, for simply being bad@ss.

BuckeyeNation's picture

Samantha Steele just interviewed Hoke on College Gameday and told him that he sounds like a coach who's ready for the start of the season....
I don't think she realized that's his normal voice, lamo!
 
*** Also, did anyone else see that Buckeye fan screaming his head off in the middle of the TTUN crowd?
College football is officially back! Awesome!! 

johnblairgobucks's picture

lost my stomach for gameday and ESPN pregame shows about 4 years ago. 

BuckeyeNation's picture

@John, I understand that sir... but unfortunately the BTN preview show doesn't start for another 30mins and since it's opening weekend I'm a little PUMPED, and, I'll be damned if I'm going to watch ND until then, lol!

johnblairgobucks's picture

Ha!  Im jacked too.   I just go out to my garage and piddle around listening to Keels and Lachey do pregame.  It was nice to hear "now, over to Marty Bannister.....".

Whosisbrew's picture

Stuck at work. Meh. Does anyone know a way to watch the game if you're stuck in front of a computer?

thatlillefty's picture

http://www.btn2go.com/btn2go/
doubt that works if you're at work though

Whosisbrew's picture

Ah, yeah, plus you have to sign in via your television provider, and Xfinity isn't listed. Bummer.

vidstudent's picture

Warming up this morning with a quick bite at the College of Engineering tailgate at Knowlton, followed by the Notre Dame/Navy stream from Dreese Lab (CSE major perk #1: 24-hour access to a clean bathroom on gameday).
Will have 3DS and cell pics after the game - though I have no idea where I'm storing the 3DS in these shorts.  Also, will be regretting the failure to pack an umbrella with every squall.

Nicholas Eckert

vidstudent

ClevelandGuy's picture

@whosisbrew firstrowsports.eu. that's how I'm watching the game

born and raised in Cleveland

Whosisbrew's picture

Thanks good sir, I'll give it a shot.

cplunk's picture

The last time I was this excited before a game it also involved Urban Meyer....before I saw Troy Smith had merged with some sort of large plant eating dinosaur to become Troyosaurus. 
I am so excited to be on the giving end of Urb's offense!
And don't get me wrong, Troy was one of the all-time greats, the O-line didn't do a thing and the coaching was poor that day, but you know what I'm saying.

BuckeyeNation's picture

For those of us who aren't lucky enough to be at tOSU game... BTN will have live coverage of the Marching Band & the Football Teams entrance on to the field at 11:45. 
 

dmurder's picture

Big Ten Field Pass is sweet!!!

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

BuckNutInAnnArbor's picture

Stuck at work and I can't get my U-Verse account to log-in to BTN... this is killing me

"...but then again 'Michigan' and 'huge mistake' are synonymous so that shouldn't have been much of a surprise to anybody."  - Mark Titus

Bucksfan's picture

Yikes.  Michigan's yellow shoulder pads are yell-ow!

UpNorthBuckeye's picture

But they look SO good!

"Love my State, hate the football"

Bucksfan's picture

Brady Hoke looks appropriately sweaty for it being an indoor stadium.

Buckeyejason's picture

Can't root for Scum after Denards little cereal eating skit last year.

BUCKEYES BABY!

William's picture

Well that 'Bama O-line got manhandled

Buckeyejason's picture

Can't believe this talentless Scum team is ranked number 8.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucksfan's picture

You need to chiil, bro.  They're outplaying Alabama right now.

Buckeyejason's picture

BUCKSFAN ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2012 - 8:23PM #
You need to chiil, bro.  They're Punting to Alabama right now.

Fixed. Bro

BUCKEYES BABY!

jkrk's picture

Much as I can't stand scUM, I'm soooooo tired of the SEC hype. Watching the championship last year was cruel and unusual punishment. Am I the only one?

cplunk's picture

I refused to watch that "championship".
I can't root for TSUN to win but man do I want Bamas to lose

Buckeyejason's picture

Don't tell me to chill dunce! They've played 3 minutes!!!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

This is a big boy  offense. Not that high school spread garbage!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Scums gettin gashed

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Let the Skunkbear feast begin!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Texas still being Texas.

BUCKEYES BABY!