Ohio State wide receiver Santonio Holmes pleaded not guilty in Franklin County Municipal Court Thursday to charges of disorderly conduct. Holmes, backup OSU quarterback Troy Smith, and five women were charged following a fight outside a dorm in November. It was the night after Ohio State defeated Purdue. Smith's due in court next month.
-KSU QB Ell Roberson starts despite the sexual assault allegations and team curfew violations. Buckeyes jump out to a 21-0 first half lead, only to see the Wildcats creep back to make it a one-possession game late. Craig Krenzel wins the game's offensive MVP for his 4 TD passes, 2 each to Michael Jenkins and Santonio Holmes. Jenkins finishes with 96 yards and becomes the Buckeye record-holder in receiving yardage. Defensive...
-Marc Denis makes 37 saves for the shutout, Blue Jackets win 2nd consecutive road game, not to mention their 2nd road win total for the year. The game marked the debut of new Head Coach Gerard Gallant, who played briefly with Tampa towards the end of his career. Rotislav Klesla scored the winning goal for Columbus into an empty net after Lightning goalie John Grahame mishandled the puck.
A 22-year-old woman accuses Kansas State QB Ell Roberson with sexual assault. The Houston native counters that by saying it was consensual sex. Medical tests were taken, but results will be known next week. Either way, Roberson broke team rules for curfew, and might not play in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State.