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Joey Kaufman

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Joey:

Ohio State makes full use of social media graphics in football recruiting

The illustration pictures TreVeyon Henderson, the nation’s top-ranked high school running back, in front of images of J.K. Dobbins and Ezekiel → Read More

No Tiger Woods, but Workday event draws a strong field

Tiger Woods has won five professional tournaments at Muirfield Village Golf Club, but he won’t return to one of his favorite courses on tour — at least not this coming week.The PGA Tour on Friday announced the field for the inaugural Workday Charity Open, the first of two consecutive tour events to be held at Muirfield Village, and Woods wasn’t among them.But the field for the Workday event does… → Read More

Michael Drake tells senators that Ohio State’s pledge is not a liability waiver

On the first day of his post-presidency role at the university, Drake also testified that Ohio State athletes would not forfeit their scholarship if they → Read More

Ohio State president Michael Drake says football fans should wear masks, social-distance

Outgoing Ohio State president Michael V. Drake said the Buckeyes’ upcoming football season will depend on people following proper health guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus.In an interview with Ann Fisher on WOSU Radio on Tuesday morning, Drake called for individuals to wear masks in public places and follow social-distancing measures, among other precautions."Football, and normal… → Read More

Ohio State’s beloved game-day traditions affected by pandemic

The prelude to an Ohio State home football game begins when its marching band emerges from a north end zone tunnel and steps across the turf field.At some → Read More

BuckeyeXtra Football podcast | Home-and-home against Alabama, coronavirus testing, talking “Buckeye Pledge”

Ohio State football beat reporter Bill Rabinowitz and Joey Kaufman speak with Dispatch sports columnist Rob Oller on the latest episode of the BuckeyeXtra → Read More

BuckeyeXtra Football podcast | Home-and-home against Alabama, coronavirus testing, talking “Buckeye Pledge”

Ohio State football beat reporter Bill Rabinowitz and Joey Kaufman speak with Dispatch sports columnist Rob Oller on the latest episode of the BuckeyeXtra → Read More

Would Ohio State’s ‘pledge’ hold up in court? Legal experts can’t say for sure

Ohio State has said a coronavirus risk acknowledgment form that football players were asked to sign before participating in voluntary on-campus workouts → Read More

Mike Doss one of three Ohio State players on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Former safety Mike Doss, one of the stars of a defense that led Ohio State to a national championship nearly two decades ago, has debuted on the ballot → Read More

Coronavirus: Returning Ohio State football players must sign risk waiver

When Ohio State football players returned to campus for voluntary workouts last week following the coronavirus shutdown, they were required to sign an → Read More

Ohio State embracing athletes’ wave of activism

Four days after George Floyd’s death at the hands of a white police officer in Minnesota, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith tweeted about his mother’s experience with racism while growing up in the Jim Crow-era South.His outspokenness continued the following week.Smith attended demonstrations on campus, including a protest organized by OSU football players and other athletes outside Ohio… → Read More

Ohio State isn’t disclosing football team’s coronavirus test data

A smattering of positive coronavirus tests has followed the return of college football teams to campuses for voluntary workouts this month.The announcements by universities and their athletic departments have revealed a number of unidentified players, coaches or staff members who tested positive for COVID-19.They have come from a mix of schools — college football bluebloods and smaller programs,… → Read More

NCAA Division I football oversight committee approves expanded preseason practice plan

Ohio State’s football team could be back on the practice field as soon as next month amid pending legislation from college sports’ governing body.In a formal recommendation released Thursday evening, the NCAA's Division I football oversight committee proposed a preseason practice plan that begins July 13.It ultimately remains subject to a vote by the Division I Council, which convenes on… → Read More

BuckeyeXtra Football podcast | Return of voluntary workouts, optimism for a college football season

Ohio State football beat reporters Joey Kaufman and Bill Rabinowitz speak with Associated Press national writer Ralph Russo on the latest episode of the → Read More

Ohio State’s Chase Young named Big Ten male athlete of year

After a prolific junior season in which he became the first defensive lineman in a decade to be a finalist for football’s Heisman Trophy, Ohio State’s Chase Young has been named the Big Ten’s male athlete of the year.His selection was announced Thursday, along with Wisconsin women’s volleyball player Dana Rettke, who was the conference’s female athlete of the year.Before leaving for the NFL… → Read More

Gene Smith says Ohio State supports athletes’ activism, Black Lives Matter movement

Since the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis on Memorial Day ignited a wave of protests across the country, → Read More

Ohio State athletes can return for voluntary workouts, will be tested for coronavirus

Ohio State will test all athletes for COVID-19 when they return to campus for voluntary workouts over the next month, according to a list of health and → Read More

More than 44,000 renew purchase of Ohio State football season tickets

The university reported an 87% renewal rate from last season despite the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty about whether there will even be a season. → Read More

Judge dismisses curfew charge against Ohio State’s C.J. Saunders

The wide receiver spent a night in jail and paid a $104 bond after he was arrested Monday night. → Read More

BuckeyeXtra Football podcast: Growing player activism following the death of George Floyd

Ohio State football reporter Joey Kaufman and sports columnist Rob Oller discuss Ohio State University athletes participating in a “Kneel for Nine” demonstration to protest police brutality against African Americans and the death of George Floyd. Joey and Rob also discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and Ohio State’s new president Kristina Johnson.>> Listen to this episode of the BuckeyeXtra… → Read More