Urban Meyer will step down as head coach at Ohio State following the Buckeyes appearance at the Rose Bowl against Washington on January 1.
Ryan Day will be moving to the top of the football masthead.
It is the likely assumption that the Urban Meyer era is coming to an end due to health reasons, but all will be revealed at the press conference this afternoon.
Back in 1998, Meyer was diagnosed with an arachnoidal cyst inside his skull which, caused him severe headaches.
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Day, who is in his second year as the offensive coordinator, got a taste of the head coach life at the beginning of the season during Meyer’s suspension for mishandling domestic abuse allegations made against his former receivers coach Zach Smith.
The Buckeyes went 3-0 under Day’s leadership.
Here’s how Twitter is reacting to the news:
Should Ohio State win the Rose Bowl, Urban Meyer will finish his coaching career with:
– 82-9 record at Ohio St
– 187-32 career record
– 3 National Championships
– 3 Big Ten Championships
– 2 SEC Championships
– 11-3 in Bowl Games
This was one of the greatest coaches ever. pic.twitter.com/5cGR3EahZr
— CFB Home (@CFBHome) December 4, 2018
How close were you to ever beating Urban Meyer, Jim? pic.twitter.com/QjfdyyFusn
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) December 4, 2018
me finding out Urban Meyer is retiring
— caleb (@claycaleb) December 4, 2018
Only time will tell what Urban Meyer’s legacy will be. pic.twitter.com/phOUNFcXA7
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 4, 2018
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) December 4, 2018
*Michigan fan wakes up*
“Urban Meyer is retiring”pic.twitter.com/gPKdmoqt24
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) December 4, 2018
Thanks @OSUCoachMeyer for an amazing 4 years at OSU. It was truly an honor to play for not only the best coach in America, but a great mentor as well. Take care coach. Salute #UrbanLegend #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/cxl3IwhJ9V
— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) December 4, 2018
— ❌att Finkes (@MattFinkes) December 4, 2018
OSU Football is back! 6 game schedules announced
We know you’re still wrestling with the loss against Purdue, but it’s time to move on and mark your calendar for the Buckeyes 2019 season. Six Ohio State Football games have been announced, including four noon games and the regular-season finale against the teaX who shall not be naXed.
The season-opening game against Florida Atlantic on Aug. 31, Cincinnati on Sept. 7, Indiana on Sept. 14, and Xichigan on Nov. 30 will all be played at noon.
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Ohio State’s game Oct. 5 against visiting Michigan State will be at 7:30 p.m. Unique this year is a Friday kickoff against Northwestern at 8:30 p.m.
The Florida Atlantic, Indiana and Michigan games will be broadcast by Fox. The UC game will be televised by ABC. The Michigan State game will be on ABC or ESPN, and the Northwestern game will be on FS1, reports buckeyeextra.com.
You may recognize OSU spring graduation speaker from CNN, best-seller shelf
A man who delivers international headlines is now making local ones after being selected to give the spring commencement address at the Ohio State University.
You may recognize Fareed Zakaria from hosting Fareed Zakaria GPS (Global Public Square) for CNN Worldwide, or from his his biography on the inside cover of his three New York Times best-selling books. Or maybe you’ve seen his byline in The Washington Post or The Atlantic.
“An award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Dr. Zakaria is a leading voice in our national discourse on global and domestic affairs,” President Michael Drake said in the announcement, per The Lantern. “His extensive knowledge of our broader world will enrich and inspire our graduates as they embark to make a meaningful difference in communities near and far.”
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This will not be Zakaria’s first time addressing an OSU audience. Back in 2016, he delivered the keynote speech at the Fisher Centennial, marking the 100th year of the Max M. Fisher College of Business.
Zakaria is a Yale University graduate and earned his doctorate from Harvard University.
He will be among many other prominent individuals who have had the honor of sending Ohio State graduates out into the world, like Barack Obama in 2013, Archie Griffin in 2015, Neil Armstrong in 1971, John Glenn in 1984 and 2009, Woody Hayes in 1986, and Barbara Walters in 1971 to name a few.
Bank of Pizza: New food ATM arrives at Ohio State
First it was bacon, now it’s pizza.
The Ohio State University has unveiled a new vending machine that can pump out 12″ ready-to-eat pizzas in about three minutes.
Toppings include pepperoni, cheese, and veggie and run students $9 a pie.
This machine, created by Cincinnati-based company Pizza ATM, is located in the North Dining Room in Morrill Tower.
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Students with meal plans have full reign of the Pizza ATM every day from 11am to 8pm while students without meal plans can access it Monday through Friday from 11am to 4pm.
Xavier and Case Western Reserve students are already using the ‘za machines. There are also 500 Pizza ATMs throughout Europe.
Will these machines catch on? Are they the first step in phasing out dining hall/restaurant employees? Let us know in the comments below.