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15 Apple Pie Recipes That Are (Almost) Better Than Grandma’s

When you think of apple pie, you probably have an image in your head of your grandma kneading dough and sitting the finished pie on the windowsill to cool. Those memories are all well and good, but these days we’re more into creative apple recipes that aren’t <i>so</i> traditional. You’ve got all of the …

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96% of the brains in an NFL study tested positive for disease

A new study released by the department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University found that 87 of 91 deceased NFL players who were tested were found to have the brain disease CTE.<p>The NFL released this statement on the study:<p>"We are dedicated to making football safer and continue to take steps to …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Ohio State Football: Predicting the Buckeyes' 2015 Win-Loss Record

After winning the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship, Urban Meyer has Ohio State primed to enter 2015 as the nation's top-ranked team.<p>The Buckeyes return a load of talent, highlighted by superstar juniors Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott, in addition to a trio of …

Obama offers praise, jokes for Ohio State Buckeyes

WASHINGTON -- Evan Spencer’s dirty work often was overlooked throughout the run to the national championship, but apparently not by the most famous …

In the Big Ten East, Ohio State Has Looming Challengers

Urban Meyer, just like the rest of the country, could feel it coming.<p>When Michigan State scored 21 unanswered points in the final quarter of the …

College Football

25 Crazy Fun Marathons That Are Totally Worth Training For

Werk for that vacation.

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

Why Ohio State Students Should Beware of Joey Bosa

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even with his new haircut, it's not hard to spot Joey Bosa on Ohio State's campus.<p>At 6'6" and 275 pounds, the Buckeyes star defensive end is much larger than most college students. But it's not just Bosa's size and celebrity status that has gotten him recognized around campus …

What Would a 64-Team College Football Tournament Bracket Look Like?

A 64-team college football playoff is a ridiculous concept that will never be realized. Let’s admit that before we go cannonballing our way down the hypothetical rabbit hole. With that firmly out in the open, I’ve crafted a 64-team college football bracket because…just imagine how spectacular and …

The science is in: God is the answer

Research shows kids raised with spirituality are happier and healthier in the vulnerable teen years. Why aren’t we all signing up?<p>Eighteen years ago, …

Psychology

Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State fans petition NCAA to #SavetheCropTop

Ezekiel Elliott isn't giving up on his preferred way of wearing his jersey without a fight.<p>There's no shortage of FBS football players who prefer the …

Traditional Irish desserts, shamrock cupcakes and more St. Patrick's Day sweets

Corned beef and cabbage and soda bread may be the most popular St. Patrick’s Day dishes, but what about dessert? This year, put a sweet spin on your celebration with an Irish-themed after-dinner treat. If you like cookies, bake traditional Irish shortbread or whip up festive shamrock-shaped sugar …

10 Beautiful Pies for Pi Day Any Day

LEMON CHESS PIE WITH CANDIED BLOOD ORANGES<p>This bright sunny Lemon Chess Pie with Candied Blood Oranges, from Put on Your Cake Pants, is a perfect pie …

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Can Urban Meyer produce encore to historic coaching job at Ohio State?

As midnight approached Jan. 12, Urban Meyer stood on a podium at AT&T Stadium and raised the national championship trophy, the third of his coaching …

The 6 mistakes derailing your health and fitness goals

There is nothing worse than working hard and still not succeeding. It is one thing not to reach your health and wellness goals if you are eating fries every day and skipping workouts, but it is extremely frustrating to give it your all and strike out.<p>Believe me, I get it. I have broken down in …

Buckeyes still have room to grow in spring

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The championship trophy had barely been in Urban Meyer's possession for a day when the first seeds were planted for defending it.<p>If …

10 College Football Teams That Are Locks to Win 10 Games in 2015

When college football programs evaluate their seasons at year’s end, few are truly satisfied. Every program begins their year with one major goal in mind: winning a national championship. That’s a truly difficult goal to reach, and each January, all but one team finishes disappointed.<p>However, there …

Columbus Zoo names baby penguin after Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott

BABY ANIMAL ALERT! Meet Zeke, a Humboldt #penguin chick. He hatched on 2/20 & now weighs 10 ounces! pic.twitter.com/RpGyDnbLAh<p>— Columbus Zoo …

College Football

Can Braxton Miller be Buckeyes' superman again?

Injuries have a tendency to make players disappear, especially when their stand-ins sparkle. It has been the case for Ohio State quarterback Braxton …

State of the program: Ohio State Buckeyes

As spring practice approaches, we're taking a snapshot of the state of each Big Ten program. We're looking at recent performance, won-loss trends, …

Chase Complete: The Top 10 Moments from Ohio State's 2014-2015 Campaign

In season that watched Ohio State rally past season-ending injuries, a humiliating loss in early September, and a tragedy, here are the top 10 …

College Football

Early Heisman odds list four Ohio State players among top 13

The 2015 college football season might be 216 days away from kickoff, but it’s never too early to start placing some early bets on the Heisman winner.<p>…

With Unusual Quarterback Quandary, Ohio State Moves Ahead Without Tom Herman

<b>DALLAS</b>— In the waning minutes of the fourth quarter, as it sunk in that Ohio State was going to win the first-ever College Football Playoff National …

College Football

The Best Snickerdoodle Bars

These soft and chewy bars taste just like snickerdoodle cookies.<p>Minus the work of dragging out your mixer, chilling dough, or making individual …

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How Ohio State turned the Championship's battle of speed into a battle of power

Oregon's one of the fastest and strongest teams in the country. The Buckeyes are just as fast ... and also stronger.<p>Even though Ohio State had just beaten what was arguably the most talented team in the playoffs, the Buckeyes weren't receiving a great deal of credit heading into the title game …

Oregon vs. Ohio State: Overlooked Moments in College Football Championship 2015

These things don’t even happen in sports movies because the plot wouldn’t be believable.<p>Ohio State’s 42-20 national championship beatdown of the Oregon Ducks came after superstar quarterback Braxton Miller was lost for the season before the first game even kicked off.<p>It came after his backup, J.T. …

Ohio State did more than win a championship -- they made football fun again

<b>Aug. 31, 2013</b><p>I'll never forget the Buffalo game as long as I live. Not that the game itself was especially noteworthy, I guess. Ohio State was bossed …

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