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Jim Naveau

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About Jim Naveau

Covers sports, including Ohio State football.

Latest Stories by Jim Naveau

CLEVELAND (AP) — They chased him. They taunted him. They made him look scared.
The Cincinnati Bengals dismantled Johnny Manziel.
Woe, Johnny.
Manziel spent his first NFL start being tormented and taunted by Cincinnati defenders as the Bengals rudely welcomed the rookie quarterback to the league with a 30-0 drubbing of the Cleveland Browns

Oh, Johnny; Oh, no, Johnny

CLEVELAND (AP) — They chased him. They taunted him. They made him look scared. The Cincinnati Bengals dismantled Johnny Manziel. Woe, Johnny. Manziel spent his first NFL start being tormented and taunted by Cincinnati defenders as the Bengals rudely welcomed the rookie quarterback to the league with a 30-0 drubbing of the Cleveland Browns

COLUMBUS — When Ohio State played in three BCS national championship football games from 2002-2007, the absence of a Big Ten championship game might have been a good thing for the Buckeyes.
In those seasons, while ranked teams from other conferences risked their postseason chances in conference championship games, the Buckeyes watched from h

OSU made it impossible to leave them out

COLUMBUS — When Ohio State played in three BCS national championship football games from 2002-2007, the absence of a Big Ten championship game might have been a good thing for the Buckeyes. In those seasons, while ranked teams from other conferences risked their postseason chances in conference championship games, the Buckeyes watched from h

INDIANAPOLIS – Ohio State left a giant impression on Wisconsin with a 59-0 win in the Big Ten football championship game on Saturday night.
Probably a few bruises, too.
With an absolutely dominant performance, the Buckeyes won their first Big Ten title since the Big Ten began playing a championship game in 2011.
Wisconsin had to be impress

Ohio State sends a message with 59-0 win

INDIANAPOLIS – Ohio State left a giant impression on Wisconsin with a 59-0 win in the Big Ten football championship game on Saturday night. Probably a few bruises, too. With an absolutely dominant performance, the Buckeyes won their first Big Ten title since the Big Ten began playing a championship game in 2011. Wisconsin had to be impress

INDIANAPOLIS — There was great interest in what Ohio State's game plan against Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game Saturday night would be with No. 3 quarterback Cardale Jones running the offense.
But before that game kicked off, the Buckeyes had already used another game plan. And like the one on the field, the goal was for everythin

Moving OSU from Point A to Point B takes a plan

INDIANAPOLIS — There was great interest in what Ohio State's game plan against Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game Saturday night would be with No. 3 quarterback Cardale Jones running the offense. But before that game kicked off, the Buckeyes had already used another game plan. And like the one on the field, the goal was for everythin

INDIANAPOLIS – Ohio State left a giant impression on Wisconsin with a 59-0 win in the Big Ten football championship game on Saturday night.
Probably a few bruises, too.
With an absolutely dominant performance, the Buckeyes won their first Big Ten title since the Big Ten began playing a championship game in 2011.
Wisconsin had to be impress

Buckeyes send a message with 59-0 win

INDIANAPOLIS – Ohio State left a giant impression on Wisconsin with a 59-0 win in the Big Ten football championship game on Saturday night. Probably a few bruises, too. With an absolutely dominant performance, the Buckeyes won their first Big Ten title since the Big Ten began playing a championship game in 2011. Wisconsin had to be impress

Historically, OSU quarterbacks start fast

INDIANAPOLIS — Nine of the last 10 Ohio State starting quarterbacks before Cardale Jones on Saturday night won their first games as a starter. The only exception was Scott McMullen in 2001 when he became an emergency starter in a 34-22 loss to Illinois after Steve Bellisari was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on the Thurs

COLUMBUS — When Ohio State played in three BCS national championship football games from 2002-2007, the absence of a Big Ten championship game might have been a good thing for the Buckeyes.
In those seasons, while ranked teams from other conferences risked their postseason chances in conference championship games, the Buckeyes watched from h

OSU made it impossible to leave them out

COLUMBUS — When Ohio State played in three BCS national championship football games from 2002-2007, the absence of a Big Ten championship game might have been a good thing for the Buckeyes. In those seasons, while ranked teams from other conferences risked their postseason chances in conference championship games, the Buckeyes watched from h

INDIANAPOLIS – Ohio State left a giant impression on Wisconsin with a 59-0 win in the Big Ten football championship game on Saturday night.
Probably a few bruises, too.
With an absolutely dominant performance, the Buckeyes won their first Big Ten title since the Big Ten began playing a championship game in 2011.
Wisconsin had to be impress

Buckeyes send a message with 59-0 win

INDIANAPOLIS – Ohio State left a giant impression on Wisconsin with a 59-0 win in the Big Ten football championship game on Saturday night. Probably a few bruises, too. With an absolutely dominant performance, the Buckeyes won their first Big Ten title since the Big Ten began playing a championship game in 2011. Wisconsin had to be impress

Historically, OSU quarterbacks start fast

INDIANAPOLIS — Nine of the last 10 Ohio State starting quarterbacks before Cardale Jones on Saturday night won their first games as a starter. The only exception was Scott McMullen in 2001 when he became an emergency starter in a 34-22 loss to Illinois after Steve Bellisari was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on the Thurs

INDIANAPOLIS — There was great interest in what Ohio State's game plan against Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game Saturday night would be with No. 3 quarterback Cardale Jones running the offense.
But before that game kicked off, the Buckeyes had already used another game plan. And like the one on the field, the goal was for everythin

Moving OSU from Point A to Point B takes a plan

INDIANAPOLIS — There was great interest in what Ohio State's game plan against Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game Saturday night would be with No. 3 quarterback Cardale Jones running the offense. But before that game kicked off, the Buckeyes had already used another game plan. And like the one on the field, the goal was for everythin

COLUMBUS – After J.T. Barrett followed Braxton Miller to the injured list last Saturday, some people wondered aloud if the offense Ohio State runs could have played a role in their injuries.
The read option and similar spread offenses certainly expose a quarterback to more hits from defensive players than a traditional drop back passer would

Can No. 3 QB make OSU No. 1 in Big Ten?

COLUMBUS – After J.T. Barrett followed Braxton Miller to the injured list last Saturday, some people wondered aloud if the offense Ohio State runs could have played a role in their injuries. The read option and similar spread offenses certainly expose a quarterback to more hits from defensive players than a traditional drop back passer would

COLUMBUS — After J.T. Barrett followed Braxton Miller to the injured list last Saturday, some people wondered aloud if the offense Ohio State runs could have played a role in their injuries.
The read option and similar spread offenses certainly expose a quarterback to more hits from defensive players than a traditional drop back passer would

Can No. 3 QB make OSU No. 1 in Big Ten?

COLUMBUS — After J.T. Barrett followed Braxton Miller to the injured list last Saturday, some people wondered aloud if the offense Ohio State runs could have played a role in their injuries. The read option and similar spread offenses certainly expose a quarterback to more hits from defensive players than a traditional drop back passer would

Ohio State hopes quarterback lightning strikes twice

COLUMBUS – If anyone can imagine what has been going through Cardale Jones' mind the last few days, it's probably J.T. Barrett. After Barrett suffered a broken ankle against Michigan last Saturday, Jones suddenly became Ohio State's starting quarterback, heading into Saturday night's Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin. Three months

Unlike most teams, Lima Central Catholic's boys basketball team talked openly about winning a state championship from the beginning of last season.
The Thunderbirds (25-4) accomplished that goal with a 64-62 win over Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph in the Division III state championship game.
Now a year later, minus the top two scorers from las

LCC has lofty goals again

Unlike most teams, Lima Central Catholic's boys basketball team talked openly about winning a state championship from the beginning of last season. The Thunderbirds (25-4) accomplished that goal with a 64-62 win over Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph in the Division III state championship game. Now a year later, minus the top two scorers from las

COLUMBUS — If anyone can imagine what has been going through Cardale Jones' mind the last few days, it's probably J.T. Barrett.
After Barrett suffered a broken ankle against Michigan last Saturday, Jones suddenly became Ohio State's starting quarterback, heading into Saturday night's Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin.
Three months

OSU hopes quarterback lightning strikes twice

COLUMBUS — If anyone can imagine what has been going through Cardale Jones' mind the last few days, it's probably J.T. Barrett. After Barrett suffered a broken ankle against Michigan last Saturday, Jones suddenly became Ohio State's starting quarterback, heading into Saturday night's Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin. Three months

Putnam County League boys basketball capsules

Note: Information provide by coaches. Columbus Grove COACH: Ryan Stechschulte YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: Fourth, 50-23 DIVISION: IV RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: (*indicates returning starter): G *Jace Darbyshire (5-10, Sr.), G *Joey Warnecke 5-11, Sr.), G David Bogart (5-10, Sr.), F Tanner From (6-3, Sr.), F *Logan Diller (6-4, Jr.), G Baily Clemen

COLUMBUS – The evidence of what happens to teams which fail to contain Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon in a Big Ten football championship game can be easily found.
Two years ago, Gordon exploded for 216 yards rushing when Wisconsin dominated Nebraska 70-31 to win the Big Ten championship.
His first carry went for a 56-yard touchdown and he needed

Buckeyes face challenge with Wisconsin's Gordon

COLUMBUS – The evidence of what happens to teams which fail to contain Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon in a Big Ten football championship game can be easily found. Two years ago, Gordon exploded for 216 yards rushing when Wisconsin dominated Nebraska 70-31 to win the Big Ten championship. His first carry went for a 56-yard touchdown and he needed

COLUMBUS – Offensive tackle Taylor Decker remembers what Cardale Jones did last year in Ohio State's walk through the day before the Big Ten championship game with amazement.
“He kneeled at the 50-yard line and threw the ball into the end zone,” Decker said. “It was insane.”
Ohio State is asking for more than eye-pop

Untested Jones in the spotlight for Ohio State

COLUMBUS – Offensive tackle Taylor Decker remembers what Cardale Jones did last year in Ohio State's walk through the day before the Big Ten championship game with amazement. “He kneeled at the 50-yard line and threw the ball into the end zone,” Decker said. “It was insane.” Ohio State is asking for more than eye-pop

LIMA — Even after the graduation of some record-setting players, Lima Central Catholic's girls basketball team entered this season optimistically.
The Thunderbirds, 17-7 and a Division III district semifinalist last season, have three starters back to build around.
Sophomore guard Madison Stolly (12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds a game), senior fo

T-Birds building around trio

LIMA — Even after the graduation of some record-setting players, Lima Central Catholic's girls basketball team entered this season optimistically. The Thunderbirds, 17-7 and a Division III district semifinalist last season, have three starters back to build around. Sophomore guard Madison Stolly (12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds a game), senior fo

RBs rough on OSU

COLUMBUS — The evidence of what happens to teams which fail to contain Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon in a Big Ten football championship game can be easily found. Two years ago, Gordon exploded for 216 yards rushing when Wisconsin dominated Nebraska 70-31 to win the Big Ten championship. His first carry went for a 56-yard touchdown and he needed





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