Jody Victor®: Buckeyes 2009 Football Schedule

Jody Victor: The Buckeyes have set the schedule for football this year. We'll have more details in the coming weeks.

Sat. Sep 05 – Navy – Columbus, Ohio – 12:00 p.m. – ESPN

Sat. Sep 12 – USC – Columbus, Ohio – 8:00 p.m. – ESPN

Sat. Sep 19 – Toledo – at Cleveland, Ohio – 12:00 p.m. – ESPN Plus

Sat. Sep 26 – Illinois – Columbus, Ohio – TBA – Hall of Fame – TBA

Sat. Oct 03 – Indiana – at Bloomington, Ind. – 7:00 p.m. – Big Ten Network

Sat. Oct 10 – Wisconsin – Columbus, Ohio – TBA

Sat. Oct 17 – Purdue – at West Lafayette, Ind. – TBA

Sat. Oct 24 – Minnesota – Columbus, Ohio, 12:00 p.m. Homecoming

Sat. Oct 31 – New Mexico State – Columbus, Ohio – TBA

Sat. Nov 07 – Penn State – at State College, Penn.- TBA

Sat. Nov 14 – Iowa – Columbus, Ohio – TBA

Sat. Nov 21 – Michigan – at Ann Arbor, Mich. – TBA

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Jody Victor


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Jody Victor®: Buckeyes in The News

Jody Victor: Senior kicker Aaron Pettrey has been named to the 2009 Lou Groza Award Watch list by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. The list includes 30 of the nation's top place Kickers. A walk on in 2005, Pettrey is a fifth-year senior from Raceland, KY, who is 15-of-19 on field goals in his career. Last season he split the kicking duties with Ryan Pretorius, handling most of the long-range attempts. He made good on 7-of-8 field goals, including 6-of-7 from 40 yards out, which included a career-long 54-yarder against Youngstown State – the fourth-longest in Ohio Stadium history. He also handled all kickoff duties, averaging 62.9 yards per kickoff with 13 touchbacks.

Kurt Coleman has been named a 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Award Nominee. He will join a hard-working and committed group of college football players that will take the field this fall knowing that the impact they have on their teams and communities means more than just touchdowns, tackles or receptions. For a second consecutive year, Allstate Insurance Company has partnered with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) to announce the list of 106 student-athletes nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team ((R)), which honors college football players who make outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement.

With their unselfish acts, such as volunteering at orphanages in Kenya, building a reliable water source for villagers in Kabul, tutoring disadvantaged youth, and visiting elderly patients in nursing homes, Allstate AFCA Good Works Team((R)) nominees distinguish themselves among the more than 50,000 student-athletes participating in the sport at all four-year collegiate institutions through off-the-field accomplishments.

The Tyler Moeller family wishes to express deepest gratitude for the outpouring of concern, well wishes and prayers they have received in the past few weeks. Tyler is doing very well recovering from surgery after injuries he received from an unprovoked assault while visiting with family in Florida.

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Jody Victor


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Jody Victor®: Columbus First Stop for 'Big Ten Football Tour'

Jody Victor: Eleven teams, fifteen days, and 3,000 miles – that's how far the Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will travel to bring fans Big Ten Football Tour, a series of 11 90-minute shows devoted to a preseason football practice at every Big Ten university. The shows, which begin Aug. 11 and will air the same night as the practices at 10 pm ET, will feature a true, behind-the-scenes look at individual and team drills as Big Ten teams prepare for the 2009 season.

The tour begins at Ohio State (Aug. 11), and continues at Penn State (Aug. 13), Michigan (Aug. 14), Michigan State (Aug.. 15), Indiana (Aug. 17), Purdue (Aug. 18), Illinois (Aug 19, Northwestern (Aug. 20), Wisconsin (Aug. 21) and Minnesota (Aug. 22), before wrapping up at Iowa (Aug. 25).

In addition to the on-the-field aspects, shows will include interviews with head coaches, coordinators and position coaches. Reporter Mike Hall, Rick Pizzo and Charissa Thompson will have post-practice interviews with key returning players, newcomers, former players or other special guests.

Fans along the Big Ten Football Tour route will have a chance to win football tickets and other Big Ten Network prizes by getting updates through the network's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

The Big Ten Network also will produce a separate 30-minute football preview show for each Big Ten school. Those programs will premiere during the last week of August. The network will also air a two-part conference-wide preview show at 10 pm ET on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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Jody Victor

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Jody Victor®: Woody Hayes Among The 50 Greatest Coaches

Jody Victor: Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes, the heart and soul of Ohio State football for 28 years, Wednesday was named to The Sporting News' list of the Top 50 Greatest Coaches of All-Time, as selected by a panel of 118 Hall of Famers, championship coaches and other experts. Hayes came in at No. 27, joining three other Big Ten football coaching legends, Penn State's Joe Paterno (No. 13), Michigan's Bo Schembechler (No. 36) and Chicago's Amos Alonzo Stagg (No. 40). The 14-page feature is part of the new Sporting News Magazine, which hits newsstands this week.

Former Ohio State and NFL head coach Paul Brown came in at No. 12. Brown spent 1932 to 1940 posting an 80-8-2 record as coach to his hometown Massillon, Ohio, Washington High Tigers. He then coached the Buckeyes from 1941-43, going 18-8-1, before coaching the Cleveland Browns (1946-1962) and Cincinnati Bengals (1968-1975) in the NFL.

The Hayes OSU Record:

Won five national titles (1970, 1968, 1961, 1957 and 1954)

Won 13 Big Ten championships

Won 205 overall and 152 conference games

Led Ohio State to 11 bowl games (eight Rose Bowls)

Took Ohio State to four consecutive Rose Bowls (1972-75)

Produced 56 first team All-Americans

Coached three Heisman Trophy and three Outland Trophy winners

Coached two Lombardi Award winners

Among those who filled out ballots for SN: Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany; current league coaches Kirk Ferentz, Rich Rodriguez and Jim Tressel; and Former coaches Barry Alvarez, John Cooper and Bump Elliott. Other Big-name coaches on SN's panel: Bobby Bowden, Larry Brown, Whitey Herzog, Tommy Lasorda, Marv Levy, Tom Osborne, Don Shula, Steve, Spurrier, Bob Stoops, Pat Summitt, Barry Switzer, Lenny Wilkens and Roy Williams, among others.

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Jody Victor

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