Michigan State Beats OSU, Saves Us From One Final BCS Controversy

Michigan State beat Ohio State 34-24 in the Big Ten championship and will go to the Rose Bowl. Above all else, this saves us the grief of having to listen to an aggrieved SEC or BIG Ten fan base had it come down to an unbeaten Ohio State or Auburn against Florida State. It's going to be Auburn and everyone understands. … » 12/08/13 12:37am 12/08/13 12:37am

Show Us Your Tats: Northwestern-Ohio State GameDay Sign Roundup

The nerds near Chicago are hosting Ohio State tonight and also ESPN's College Gameday this morning. Be sure to grab your dictionary and the, uh, the-other-one-with-the-different-words-that mean-the-same-thing-ary. You'll need them both to get most of these signs. » 10/05/13 10:09am 10/05/13 10:09am

Are You A Wash-Out Football Player Who Feels Like Going To Rio In…

Maurice Clarett, 11 years ago a great running back for Ohio State and a cautionary tale for the last decade, feels like going to the Rio Olympics in 2016. By learning how to play rugby, he may be giving himself a legitimate shot at getting there. » 3/23/13 6:12pm 3/23/13 6:12pm

Reports: The Big Ten Wants Maryland And Rutgers

Pat Forde and ESPN are reporting that serious talks are afoot to fold Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten. Not only would that create a 14-member conference that'd surely be the biggest Ten in the world, it would reopen the scabby wound of major conference realignment. The ACC, the Terps' current home, would be pared … » 11/17/12 6:58pm 11/17/12 6:58pm

Sign Of The Apocalypse: Mass Child Lead Poisoning

For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 10/06/12 2:25pm 10/06/12 2:25pm

Michigan State Coaches Say Ohio State Gave Them Selectively Edited…

After Ohio State beat Michigan State today 17-16, the Spartans coaches' bellies ached loudly enough that reporters heard them and wrote that Michigan State's coaches were upset with Ohio State's coaches. Apparently the game film that Ohio State provided in advance of their game was not up to Big Ten conference… » 9/29/12 9:47pm 9/29/12 9:47pm

This Week's Sign Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades now, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to head off the end of times, but declines to quietly cede to SI the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 9/29/12 1:30pm 9/29/12 1:30pm

How A Career Ends: I Went For A Rebound And Realized All The Hands…

Tell Me When It's Over is an interview series in which we ask former athletes about the moment they knew their playing days were over. Today: Luke Witte, Ohio State center and on-court stomping victim. » 3/30/12 3:09pm 3/30/12 3:09pm