Clemson is number one in this week’s College Football Playoff Rankings. Auburn is second, with Oklahoma third and Wisconsin fourth. Alabama is fifth, Ohio State eighth and Penn State ninth.
Youngstown State has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit with a football player convicted of rape as a teenager who sued after the school allowed him to join the team and then told him he couldn’t play this season. An attorney for Steubenville resident Ma’lik Richmond says he will remain on the active roster of the football team under the deal announced yesterday. Richmond will undergo unspecified training as part of the agreement.
The hearing in a lawsuit filed by Malik Richmond against Youngstown State over not allowing him to play has been postponed. Richmond filed the lawsuit September 13 after the school told him he couldn’t play. A judge issued a temporary order allowing Richmond to play until a September 28 hearing on whether to make the order permanent. A new hearing date has not been set and Richmond will continue playing until the hearing is held.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said running back Mike Weber will play against Oklahoma, sharing time with freshman J.K. Dobbins. Weber rushed for over 1,000 yards as a redshirt freshman last season but was hampered by a hamstring injury throughout preseason. Dobbins ramble for 181 yards in Ohio State’s 49-21 win over Indiana last week.
22nd-ranked West Virginia hosts East Carolina Saturday at noon. Join the Ohio Valley Sports Network (94.9=fm) at 11 a.m. for the Mountaineer’s pregame show. No. 2 Ohio State hosts 7th-ranked Oklahoma Saturday night at 7:30. 106.3 The River will take the air Saturday evening at 6 with the Buckeye’s pregame.
J.K. Dobbins broke the Ohio State freshman record by rushing for 181 yards, J.T. Barrett threw three touchdown passes as 2nd-ranked Ohio State pulled away to beat Indiana 49-21. The Buckeyes scored the game’s final 28 points. Ohio State hosts 7th-ranked Oklahoma next Saturday night.