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What is your football team worth?

In the Jan. 12 edition of the Wall Street Jounal, Jared Diamond looks to answer the question of the most valuable college football franchise. He interviews Ryan Brewer, an assistant professor of finance at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus. As you may have guessed, our beloved Buck...
13 Jan 2015
by huber57

Sustained Success: Blessing and Curse

I don't think there's any doubt in anyone's mind, after watching what Ohio State did to Oregon last night, that Urban Meyer has laid the groundwork for sustained success. While this doesn't necessarily mean we will experience this same euphoria next year, we should be perennial national contenders f...

Mea Culpa Urban Meyer, Mea Culpa

I am more than happy to eat this crow. It's more delicious than I could have ever expected. Fell free to reign down on me with your "I told you so" comments. I deserve them. After the Virginia Tech loss, I kept dwelling on the facts that Urban Meyer had not defeated a top 15 opponent, had yet to...

The Ohio State Effect: Oregon

42-20 equals roasted duck. Another week and...SCREW IT OHIO STATE WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. Props to DJ for calling this after the loss to Virginia Tech. Props to DJ for having the confidence in Cardale Jones after the loss of J.T. Barrett. Below you can see ...

Teams of Destiny

As we approach the kickoff for the first championship of the College Football Playoff, the thought has crossed my mind that we are witnessing a true "team of destiny." Every season has a champion, but not every season has a team of destiny. Look at UConn this past season in basketball -- entering Ma...
12 Jan 2015
by Buckeye Chuck

The Ohio State Effect: Tom Herman

Tom Herman did not have Ohio State like numbers at Iowa State. With the reported hiring of Tim Beck, I posted the offensive stats from Nebraska during Beck's tenure (2010-2014). Some bring up the relevant point that Tom Herman's numbers at Iowa State weren't that impressive and we should ...

The Cutting Edge

My dad wasn’t around.  Pretty common these days when half of all marriages end in divorce, or even more common, the kids come along before the wedding that never happens.  But back in the 1960’s it was a bit of a disgrace that the marriage didn’t work out.  It didn’t matter th...
11 Jan 2015
by Jonnferrell

O.W.N. ESPN!

While I think Eleven Warriors did a fine job summarizing the program options ESPN will be offering Monday night, I urge all Buckeye fans to watch only, the broadcast of the game on ESPN. O.W.N. ESPN means, watch ESPN "only when necessary." After years of relentless bashing and disrespect of Bu...
09 Jan 2015
by Hoody Wayes

The Series History: Ohio State/Oregon

Ohio State leads the overall series 8-0 and has outscored Oregon 190-69 (24-9). The Buckeyes are the only team to win at least eight games against the Ducks without losing a game. The Series History Crib Notes Ohio State is 2-0 against Oregon in neutral site games and has outsco...
08 Jan 2015
by Matt Gutridge

What are the rules around 20 hours of practice, anyway?

Since Bruce Feldman reported that Ohio State is not bound my the 20-hours of practice rules, there have been questions here at Elevenwarriors.com about what that means. The rules are spelled out in NCAA Bylaw 17.1.5 (Daily and Weekly Hour Limitations). During the playing season (when not a vac...
07 Jan 2015
by huber57

Is the CFP Good for Meyer's Tenure at OSU?

Urban Meyer's stay at Florida was one of tremendous success, which we, Buckeye fans, know all too well. However, it came at great cost to Urban and his family. We now know all of the stories about the damage that he did to himself, physically, mentally, and emotionally, as well as the separation...
07 Jan 2015
by AJBor41

The Rundown: No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Oregon

THE RUNNING START TV: Monday, 8:30 on ESPN Ohio State is 8-0 against Oregon. The Buckeyes are 1-2 in Championship Games and are 4-0 when playing football in the state of Texas. Below you will find some interesting facts about the teams, key offensive player stats, coach information, team stat...

Points Scored: The Ohio State Effect

Sad Duck fan. Oregon enters the National Championship Game with several statistical strengths. The Ducks are ranked in the top 20 in the following 10 statistical categories. Rushing Offense (17th) Offensive 4th Down Conversions (17th)* Punt Returns (12th) Passing Offense (11th) ...

Points Allowed: The Ohio State Effect

Hopefully Ducks' fans will be leaving disappointed Monday night. Oregon enters the National Championship Game with several statistical strengths. The Ducks are ranked in the top 20 in the following 10 statistical categories. Rushing Offense (17th) Offensive 4th Down Conversions (17th)...

The Losing Effect: Alabama

This is a few days late, but I needed some time to celebrate the Sugar Bowl win. I have posted some of the gems from rollbamaroll.com so you don't have to read all 250+ posts. To their credit, the reactions from Alabama fans after a loss are nowhere near the level of That Team's fa...

The Shift - 1/1/2015 - Alabama

Oh hi there. This is something I've wanted to do for quite some time, but in my own busy life I've not had the time or something has kept me busy. I've decided that as apart of my New Year's Resolutions I will finally start doing a Buckeye Blog dedicated to football. It will be a weekly thing once n...
03 Jan 2015
by Travis

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