After losing The Game, Ohio State is now on the outside looking in.
State of play: The No. 5 Buckeyes are one spot shy of qualifying for this season's College Football Playoff.
Well … that sucked.
Driving the news: The Buckeyes fell to Michigan on Saturday, 45-23, in a game that featured questionable punts, backbreaking penalties, late turnovers and a flurry of big plays from the visiting Wolverines.
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The men's World Cup is underway in Qatar, with the U.S. kicking off its first match this afternoon against Wales.
Why it matters: Columbus is the "spiritual home" of the U.S. Men's National Team. For the next month, we better act like it.
College hoops are finally back.
- To celebrate, we made a shortlist of the most intriguing men's basketball games in Ohio this season:
The Blue Jackets still have one of the lowest team values across the NHL.
By the numbers: The Jackets rank 30th with a $600 million valuation, according to Sportico's annual NHL valuations.
Hockey is back.
- But with a new season comes new challenges for a young Blue Jackets team with a second-year coach that has not qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in their last two seasons.
Ohio State has a bye this week, but you can still get your football fill in tonight.
Driving the news: The local high school football season is winding down and is now in the final stretch before the playoffs.
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