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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2004, file photo, Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State in 1955, autographs a Hula Bowl T-shirt for a fan in Kaanapali, Hawaii. Cassady, a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back, died early Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla., Jerry Emig, the Ohio State associate athletic director said. He was 85. Cassady played both football and baseball at Ohio State in the early 1950s, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1955. He also played 10 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Detroit, and got the nickname "Hopalong" from local sports writers after the black-hatted Western star of the 1950s. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 20, 2019 - 11:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019 file photo, pedestrians pass through Ohio State University's student union in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State University wants to trademark the word “The” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application requests a standard character trademark for the title “The Ohio State University” that would cover various items including T-shirts, baseball caps and hats. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 14, 2019 - 12:45 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application requests a...
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Vanderbilt celebrates an 8-2 win over Michigan during the deciding game of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 11:50 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt swept the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles, set the league record for wins, tied the record with 13 draft picks and lost back-to-back games just twice. Now the Commodores are national champions. Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14...
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Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rockeer (80) walks off the mound in the second inning against Michigan in Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 25, 2019 - 10:54 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan's shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals Tuesday night. The Commodores (58-12) forced a winner-take-all Game 3 on Wednesday night at TD...
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Michigan's Jimmy Kerr, center, is congratulated after hitting a 2-run home run against Vanderbilt during the seventh inning in Game 1 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 24, 2019 - 11:58 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michigan could sense the momentum slipping away. Jimmy Kerr got it back. Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, this time after Vanderbilt pulled within one in the sixth inning, and the Wolverines beat the Commodores 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals...
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Michigan coach Erik Bakich and Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin share a laugh during a news conference Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. When Michigan (49-20) opens the best-of-three CWS finals against No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt (57-11) on Monday night, it will be playing its ninth game at TD Ameritrade in 34 days. (Z Long/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 4:56 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin gets right to the point when he discusses his protege, Erik Bakich. He's proud of him. He's impressed with what he has accomplished at Michigan. He's his biggest fan. Now he wants to beat him. Corbin's Commodores and Bakich's Wolverines have never...
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Vanderbilt's JJ Bleday (51) scores against Louisville catcher Henry Davis on a double by Ethan Paul during the ninth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 22, 2019 - 1:02 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt came to the College World Series ranked in the top five in all the major offensive categories. The Commodores have a .400 hitter, the No. 4 overall draft pick and three of the top 20 run producers in the nation. Through 8 1/3 innings against Louisville pitcher Luke...
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Michigan's Jimmy Kerr, left, is greeted by Jack Blomgren (2) and Jesse Franklin (7) at the dugout after scoring a run against Texas Tech on an RBI double by Blake Nelson in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 21, 2019 - 7:22 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michigan has gone from being an anxious team playing not to lose the Big Ten regular-season championship a month ago to one that is carefree and just two wins away from the national championship. The Wolverines ended up letting that conference title slip away, and it was a lesson...
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Retiring Florida State coach Mike Martin tips his hat to spectators following the team's NCAA College World Series baseball game against Texas Tech in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Texas Tech won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 20, 2019 - 12:23 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Texas Tech's Taylor Floyd struck out Reese Albert to end the game — and Mike Martin's career — the Florida State coach walked up the dugout steps, took off his glasses and strode across the field to shake hands with the opposing coach one more time. While the fans at TD...
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Auburn's Will Holland, left, steals second base as Louisville's Tyler Fitzgerald misses the tag in the third inning. (Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 3:48 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wins are always hard to come by for Louisville at the College World Series, and this one was no different. Two relievers had to survive anxious moments to hold Auburn to two runs over five innings before the 5-3 victory was secure Wednesday, completing a game suspended by rain...
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