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Buckeyes set to host Duke in B1G-ACC Challenge
Ohio State has added another key piece to its nonconference schedule. The latest addition may be the biggest.
The Buckeyes will host Duke in Columbus on Nov. 30 as part of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The game will likely be played on ESPN.
Ohio State brings back nearly all of its production from a season ago, and the Buckeyes can still get E.J. Liddell and Duane Washington to return to school. The Blue Devils are expected to be one of the best teams in the country as they play their final season under legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski, who will retire at the end of they year.
The Buckeyes announced last week that they’ll travel to Xavier as part of their nonconference schedule; it’s slated to be played in mid-November.
And now another huge piece of the schedule has been revealed. Ohio State will host Duke.
New Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters
Ohio State has seen four products win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year over the last five years. As part of Defensive Line Week at Lettermen Row, the crew is back at Roosters to break down the talent of the unit and plenty more, especially from the recruiting trail.
Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward is joined by Lettermen Row Director of Recruiting Jeremy Birmingham, former Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones and former Ohio State linebacker Bobby Carpenter to talk about the elite talent in Ohio Stateâ€™s defensive line room.
The Buckeyes are not done trying to add defensive line talent to this yearâ€™s roster. The top remaining prospect in the 2021 class, defensive lineman J.T. Tuimoloau, is expected to make a decision at any moment. TheÂ No. 1-ranked prospect in the country according toÂ 247Sports.com,Â is now down to four schools: Ohio State, Washington, USC and Oregon.
That wasnâ€™t even the best part of the conversation, though. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed an executive order Monday afternoon allowing allowing all student-athletes in the state of Ohio to profit of their own Name, Image and Likeness.
Donâ€™t miss this loaded episode, and donâ€™t forget to grab the $2 appetizers from Roosters every Tuesday at all Roosters locations.
As always, Lettermen Live is hosted byÂ RoostersÂ on Olentangy River Road in Columbus.
Gov. DeWine signs NIL executive order
After aÂ month-long rush to have the legislation become law in the state, Senate Bill 187Â hit a rocky bump last week in the state house when a ban on transgender girls participating in girls and womenâ€™s sports was added. The addition threw off plans for the legislation to easily pass before the July 1.
On Monday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine took control and signed an executive order allowing all student-athletes in the state of Ohio to profit of their own Name, Image and Likeness. This comes days before multiple states, including Alabama and Florida, are set to have NIL laws enacted.
For the Buckeyes, having the legislation become law before Thursday was crucial to staying competitive in recruiting. The state of Ohio entered the game late and rushed to play catch-up with the rest of the nation. While the federal government and NCAA have scrambled to set rules in place before July 1, other states prepared for NIL laws to begin.
The Buckeyes are ready to attack the new world of student-athletes benefiting on their NIL, though. They have introduced a program namedÂ The Platform, which allows Ohio State student-athletes to take advantage of NIL education programming via Opendorse Ready + Darlow Rules.
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