State Championship Lost After Technical Called For Rim-Hanging

A late, controversial technical foul in Ohio's Division II state championship game last night allowed Defiance High School to force overtime and eventually win the title over Cleveland Central Catholic after CCC's Antwon Lillard was called for hanging on the rim with less than a minute remaining in the game. » 3/29/15 12:38pm Yesterday 12:38pm

Timofey Mozgov Is A Heavy Hitter In The Local Commercial Circuit

Yesterday, we learned that Timofey Mozgov starred in a fantastic local commercial in which he wore a backwards jersey and repeatedly looked off-camera, but now we know that's not his only spot. Here's another one with him talking to his "favorite day-time bartender." Timofey Mozgov has a favorite day-time bartender? » 3/27/15 12:05pm Friday 12:05pm

Oregon, Ohio Mayor: Name Won't Change For College Football Championship

You might have heard that the city of Oregon, Ohio will change its name for the Jan. 12 college football national championship game between the Oregon Ducks and Ohio State Buckeyes. That's not actually going to happen, according to Oregon's mayor. » 1/04/15 7:21pm 1/04/15 7:21pm

Ohio High School Football Game Cancelled After Bench-Clearing Brawl

Officials cancelled a football game between Garfield Heights (Ohio) and Collinwood High (Ohio) in Garfield Heights Friday night after a cheap shot on the field incited a bench-clearing brawl. » 8/31/14 12:35pm 8/31/14 12:35pm

Cavs Fans May Soon Be Able To Buy LeBron-Themed Vanity Plates

Per the AP, an Ohio politician is proposing the state sell a LeBron James-themed vanity license plate to commemorate the star's return to Cleveland. James signed a two-year contract with the Cavaliers last month, one that allows him to be a free agent as soon as next June. » 8/04/14 3:00pm 8/04/14 3:00pm

LeBron's Team Requested Extra Police At His Home For Announcement

Remember all the way back to yesterday, when police cars were spotted outside LeBron James's home, leading to all sorts of frenzied speculation? As it turns, the presence of those officers actually wasn't a coincidence—his team requested extra off-duty officers for the Bath, Ohio spread specifically for Thursday and… » 7/11/14 5:21pm 7/11/14 5:21pm

MMA Fighter's Mom Jumps Into Ring After He's Knocked Out

After Joe Fisher was choked out by Caleb Frasher in the third fight of an event in Columbus, Ohio, Fisher's mom went to great lengths to make sure her son was fine. » 3/11/14 9:30pm 3/11/14 9:30pm

The NFL Penalties, Ranked

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering autofellatio, ladybugs, old Pop Tarts, and more. » 12/31/13 12:09pm 12/31/13 12:09pm

Four Adults Indicted In Connection With Steubenville Rape Case

A grand jury investigating the 2012 rape of a teenage girl in Steubenville, Ohio, has indicted four members of the Steubenville community for the parts they played in covering up the rape. The most serious charges were brought against school superintendent Michael McVey, who faces one charge of tampering with evidence… » 11/25/13 2:41pm 11/25/13 2:41pm

HS Football Player Suspended For Writing Class Poem About Coach's Son

The Rittman (Ohio) Indians aren't having a good year. They're 1-7. So when junior DE Nick Andre had to write a poem for his composition class, he chose as a subject the team's star wide receiver, who happens to be the son of the coach and brother of the offensive coordinator. » 10/23/13 3:30pm 10/23/13 3:30pm

This Is How A Baseball Game Ends 65-0 After Three Innings

The short answer: One team is very good, one team is not so good, and Ohio's high school mercy rule doesn't account for games getting this ugly, this early. » 4/18/13 11:21am 4/18/13 11:21am

Something Very Weird Happened At The End Of Tonight's Ohio Lottery…

We're legitimately concerned about the health of Ohio Lottery host Karen Kawolics tonight, as she appeared to have significant issues getting through the nightly announcement of the state's lotto numbers. » 4/02/13 8:02pm 4/02/13 8:02pm

New Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski May Have The Clevelandest Surname…

As strange as it was to see the Browns fire Pat Shurmur after a 5-11 season—after all, isn't that merely upholding The Browns Way?—it seemed even more peculiar for them to hire in his place a 44-year-old without a lick of NFL head-coaching experience. » 1/12/13 1:15pm 1/12/13 1:15pm

"Occupy Steubenville" Gathers To Support Rape Victim, Call For Coach's…

Protestors in Steubenville, Ohio, today braved crappy weather to rally at the county courthouse and call for further investigation into an alleged sexual assault. In August a 16-year-old girl, in a state of blackout intoxication, was lugged about by two Steubenville High School football players who were later arrested… » 12/29/12 6:05pm 12/29/12 6:05pm

World's Most Exuberant High School Football Promo Features…

Man, there's a lot going on in this TV promo for Fox 8's Emmy-winning Friday Night Touchdown. There's uncomfortable white-guy dancing, a "sax solo" acted out to Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night," a collection of football highlights from schools around northeast Ohio, and lots of lots of cheerleaders. This season,… » 8/14/12 9:15am 8/14/12 9:15am

Ohio Was Founded By Christopher Columbus In 1812, According To Golf…

Luke List is a tour golfer from Florida, and Golf Channel enlisted him for one of their regular "facts about the community" bumps for coverage of this weekend's Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational at Ohio State's Scarlet Course in Columbus. Unfortunately, Golf Channel supplied Luke with a bizarre and… » 7/26/12 2:10pm 7/26/12 2:10pm

Aroldis Chapman Arrested Outside Columbus For Allegedly Driving 93 MPH…

I have a lot of questions with this one. Why is the Reds' presumptive closer 100 miles away from Cincinnati, in Grove City, Ohio, going north on the interstate (that is to say, away from Cincy) at 12:40 a.m. on an off-day? Where was he going at 93 mph? Is he defecting from Cincy? » 5/22/12 11:20am 5/22/12 11:20am

An Ohio State Superfan Was Hospitalized By A Flying Turkey

If all you know about Ohio is from watching WKRP, you might think that turkeys can't fly. Not so, claims Ohio State superfan John Chubb—better known as "Buck-I-Guy"—who claims one of the birds smashed through his windshield as he returned from the Buckeyes' 3rd-round win over Gonzaga last weekend. » 3/27/12 8:46pm 3/27/12 8:46pm