Bengals head coach Dick LeBeau announced Monday that Akili Smith would be the team's starting QB for this weekend's game with Tampa Bay. Smith, the starter in 2000 and 3rd overall selection in the '99 draft, hasn't played this season and only started 2 games last year.
The Buckeyes leading rusher won't be running anywhere Saturday. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel announced freshman Maurice Clarett will not play Saturday against Cincinnati. Clarett re-aggravated an old injury last weekend, had an MRI Sunday and underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday morning. Clarett will be replaced by sophomores Lydell Ross and Maurice Hall. Freshman JaJa Riley should also see some action carrying the ball. You can listen to the Buckeyes and...
Players from Meadowbrook High School's Football team have told W-H-I-Z that a group of 10-12 players, mostly upperclassmen, were told by Head Coach Steve Warden to turn in their gear on Tuesday afternoon. The players say they were at WR Jake Graham's house after school instead of going to practice, when Warden came to the house and kicked them off the team. The players say they were drafting a list of suggestions of how to make football at Meadowbrook more "fun". Warden refused to...
Buckeyes freshman RB Maurice Clarett underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday morning, after ostensibly re-aggravating an old injury in the 1st quarter of Ohio State's victory over Washington State this past weekend. A team doctor said Tuesday that it's unlikely but not impossible for Clarett to play this Saturday against Cincinnati. Buckeyes head coach Jim Tressel said he'll wait to pass judgement until Thursday, when Clarett may be able to practice.
Columbus - Two Ohio State Buckeyes won Big 10 player of the week awards for their performances against Washington State. Running Back Maurice Clarett receives the offensive player of the week award for 230 yards rushing. It's the 2nd time in 3 career games the true freshman has won the award. Also, kicker Mike Nugent made 3 field goals against the Cougars of 43, 43, and 45 yards. Nugent wins the conference special teams player of the week award.
Columbus - Crew forward Edson Buddle wins the MLS player of the month award for August. Buddle filled in for Brian McBride, who was injured for most of the month, and scored 4 goals and registered 10 points in 4 games.
Ohio State jumped two spots in both the AP and Coaches poll on Monday, despite being the only Top 25 team that didn't play on Labor Day Weekend. The Buckeyes are #8 in the AP and #9 in the coaches poll. Michigan is ranked 7th in both polls.