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talking10 Podcast Episode 94: Happy Valley or OH-IO?

Will Penn State or Ohio State rule the Big Ten East after this week? We talk the big matchup, but much more on Episode 94 of the talking10 Podcast

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The weekly look in to the Big Ten football world continues as we head in to Week 9 on the schedule. Not much to talk about this week…what with Penn State traveling to Ohio State and a battle for a bronzed pig on the line and all.

We talk all things Iowa-Minnesota in the battle for Floyd of Rosedale, take a look at Wisconsin as a College Football Playoff contender and are joined by a pair of guests. Steve Helwagen of Bucknuts.com, part of the 247sports network, and Kevin McGuire of College Football Talk join us to give their respective team thoughts on the big matchup in Columbus.

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Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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Ohio State picked by coaches as Big Ten hockey favorite

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Last year the Ohio State Buckeyes hockey program made history by making just its second ever appearance in the Frozen Four and first since 1998. 

That finish and the returning players have impressed fellow coaches enough to name them the preseason pick to win the Big Ten. Michigan, now in the second year of the Mel Pearson era were picked second.

Last season’s regular season winner, Notre Dame, came in third in the picks this year despite a lot of returning talent in the program. 

One of college hockey’s best-known programs could be in for a rough year if fellow coaches are to be believed. That’s because Wisconsin was picked to finish sixth in the league, with only Michigan State picked behind them. 

Here’s the full list of predicted finish: 

2018-19 BIG TEN PRESEASON POLL
1.     Ohio State
2.     Michigan
3.     Notre Dame
4.     Minnesota
5.     Penn State
6.     Wisconsin
7.     Michigan State

The coaches also named Quinn Hughes (Michigan), Taro Hirose (Michigan State), Cale Morris (Notre Dame), Mason Jobst (Ohio State), Tanner Laczynski (Ohio State) and Wyatt Kalynuk (Wisconsin) unanimous picks to the preseason players to watch list. 

Overall, 15 players were mentioned on the full watch list: 

QUINN HUGHES, MICH
Josh Norris, MICH
Jake Slaker, MICH
TARO HIROSE, MSU
Patrick Khodorenko, MSU
Mitch Lewandowski, MSU
Rem Pitlick, MINN
Tyler Sheehy, MINN
CALE MORRIS, ND
MASON JOBST, OSU
Dakota Joshua, OSU
TANNER LACZYNSKI, OSU
Denis Smirnov, PSU
Nate Sucese, PSU
WYATT KALYNUK, WIS
*all caps indicates unanimous selection

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Talking10 Podcast Episode 100: Something, something Urban Meyer

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Ohio State made its decision on Urban Meyer. Andy and Phil are here to break it all down for you and give you the truth in a hazy situation. What better way to celebrate episode 100 of the podcast than to spend 50 minutes breaking down a mess of a situation in Columbus, right?

We’ll talk our reactions to the press conference, break down the actual findings of OSU’s investigative report and we’ll even talk how the media-at-large and the OSU media handled the fallout from Wednesday night’s press conference.

Don’t forget you can listen to the podcast each week via Radio Public and other podcasting apps. 

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @talkingB1G

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Urban Meyer and OSU AD put on suspension following investigation

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The media stakeout of the Ohio State Board of Trustee’s meeting can now end. It only took 12 hours or so, but answers finally came. 

According to multiple reports, including from the AP, OSU head coach Urban Meyer is suspended for the first three games of the season. In addition, athletic director Gene Smith will serve the same suspension from Aug. 31 to Sept. 16 — both will not receive pay during that time frame as well. 

Both came under fire as this story unfolded. It began just prior to the Big Ten media days in late July, the story that Zach Smith had been arrested for criminal trespassing in April of this year broke and Meyer fired Smith on Monday morning of the start of Big Ten media days.

Brett McMurphy then detailed in an exclusive report that Smith had previously been “arrested” back in 2015 for a second allegation of domestic abuse against his then-wife Courtney Smith. 

Meyer was questioned about that arrest and allegation from 2015 at media days and struck out against reporters repeated questioning. He would deny knowing of the arrest report back in 2015. 

However, further reporting by McMurphy put that denial in to further question and Ohio State decided to get to the bottom of it. 

Once Meyer was put on paid administrative leave, he would put a statement out admitting to knowing about the 2015 incident and alerting athletic administrators of the domestic abuse allegations. 

Meyer has stayed silent since that statement and awaited the outcome of the 14-day inquiry in to whom knew what and when and what action was taken. 

That investigation ended this past Sunday, with the committee verbally advising the Board of Trustees on Monday morning of its findings. Two days later, the Board of Trustees would come to meet publicly and then behind closed doors to discuss what would happen to Meyer and others involved in this situation. 

Meyer’s suspension is for the first three games, and on the field that is a big hit with three FBS games coming at the start of the season. OSU kicks off the year against Oregon State, plays a Big Ten contest against Rutgers and a massive game against TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. 

We will have more on this situation and the reaction to what Meyer and Smith had to say on the talking10 Podcast tomorrow. 

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Report: OSU to suspend Urban Meyer

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The Ohio State University board of trustees have been verbally read in on the findings of a 14-day investigation in to the conduct of football head coach Urban Meyer. 

So, what will happen next? 

According to the Columbus Dispatch, it appears a suspension or even lighter punishment is coming for Meyer:

“Two sources connected to the investigation said the likely recommendation to university President Michael V. Drake is a suspension for Meyer. Drake and the board could also opt for a ‘time served’ punishment since Meyer has been removed from football activities for more than two weeks.”

Meyer has already been on suspension (or paid administrative leave) for the better part the month of August.

The meeting on Monday was able to take place because it was an “informational meeting” and no public business was conducted. However, there is a meeting scheduled for 9a.m. on Wednesday to discuss just what punishment would be recommended. 

Ultimately it will be the university president that makes the final decision, but the board of trustees will meet to send their recommendation to President Michael V. Drake, who is likely to adhere to the recommendation of the board. 

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