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Tyler Buchanan
17 hours ago - Sports

Ohio State Buckeyes hoping for chaos to make College Football Playoff

Ohio State runningback Ezekiel Elliott scores a touchdown in a 2015 championship game.

A scene from the Ohio State Buckeyes' championship victory in 2015. If the Buckeyes want another shot at a title, they'll need to get lucky this weekend. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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.

Tyler Buchanan
Nov 28, 2022 - Sports

Buckeyes (again) foiled by rival Michigan

A Michigan football player evades an Ohio State tackle.

Michigan's Donovan Edwards evades a tackle by Lathan Ransom during the fourth quarter. It was that kind of day, especially in the second half. Photo: Ben Jackson/Getty Images

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.

Where to watch The Game in Columbus

Illustration of a retro style TV showing a black and white image of a football on a curtained stage

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A few recommendations for an ideal game day atmosphere:

🍿 Grab popcorn and bask in the big-screen experience at Grandview Theater and Studio 35.

Tyler Buchanan
Nov 21, 2022 - Sports

How to prepare for the World Cup in Columbus

Illustration of a soccer ball on an abstract field.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

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.

Mark your calendar for these 3 Ohio men's college basketball games

 Head coach Chris Holtmann of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts during the first half of a game against the Duke Blue Devils at Value City Arena on November 30, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State men's basketball head coach Chris Holtmann. Photo: Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

College hoops are finally back.

  • To celebrate, we made a shortlist of the most intriguing men's basketball games in Ohio this season:

Blue Jackets near the bottom of the NHL in value

Data: Sportico; Table: Axios Visuals
Data: Sportico; Table: Axios Visuals

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.

Mary Jane Sanese
Oct 14, 2022 - Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets start new season with optimism

Columbus Blue Jackets raising their hockey sticks and saluting fans from the ice at Nationwide Arena.

The Blue Jackets salute fans after an April 2022 game at Nationwide Arena. Photo: Ben Jackson/NHLI via Getty Images

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.

Four Friday night football games in Central Ohio

Illustrated pattern of footballs

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

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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