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Even Christmas can’t stop the Ohio State/Michigan rivalry

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Who the heck is Ryan Day? Everything you need to know about Ohio State’s new head coach

McElwain takes C. Michigan job after year as Wolverine aide

Ohio St. to play PAC-12 champs in Rose Bowl

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Baker Mayfield intercepted 3 times as Texans defeat Browns 29-13

‘I regret the decision I made that night.' Kareem Hunt says in interview with ESPN

Spongebob fans ask NFL for ‘Sweet Victory’ tribute to late creator during Super Bowl halftime show

UPDATE: Kareem Hunt seen shoving, kicking woman at Cleveland hotel; Chiefs release star from team

To fight fraud, Ohio State stops using print-at-home tickets

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield can’t resist the Phil Collins drum solo during warm-ups

Baker Mayfield: ‘No regrets’ regarding harsh take on Hue

Baker Mayfield isn't backing off his harsh comments regarding former head coach Hue Jackson.

BGSU names new head football coach

He spent a year as the quarterback coach for the Detroit Lions, and coached 7 quarterbacks who went on to play in the NFL, including Tom Brady and Tim Tebow.

Ohio State moves up to No. 6 in College Football Playoff before Big 10 Championship

Ohio State University is currently at No. 6 in the latest College Football Playoff ranking.

Police: Man shoots son after fight over kneeling NFL players

Police in North Carolina say a man shot and wounded his son after the son began throwing patio furniture during a fight about athletes kneeling during the national anthem

UT Rockets headed to tropical paradise for Bahamas Bowl

Cleveland Browns dominate the Cincinnati Bengals 35-20

Damarious Randall intercepts Andy Dalton pass and hands ball to Hue Jackson

Ohio State posts a 62 second video of sad Michigan fans after OSU destroys the Wolverines 62-39

Longtime UM Marching Band employee passes away ahead of biggest game of year

Ohio State beats Michigan 62-39

Athlete of the Week: Austin Like

With that interception, senior DB Austin Like broke the school’s single season and career interception records.

LeBron James returned to Akron’s I Promise School before Cavs, Lakers game

James dropped in to visit students on Wednesday during his return to Northeast Ohio.

LeBron and childhood friends reflect on career in ‘More Than An Athlete’ docuseries

The story is narrated by 4 of Akron’s own.

Athlete of the Week: Liberty Center’s Austin Like breaking records despite injuries

“It’s an amazing feeling, but I have to give it all to my D-lineman and the linebackers and everyone that gets pressure on the quarterback,” Like said.

Kick off Thanksgiving with the 2018 Dave’s Turkey Chase

You can still come out and register to run or walk on Thanksgiving morning until 8:30 a.m.!

THE BIG GAME - Catch all the OSU-UM pregame action HERE

We’ll get you in the team spirit -- no matter what your team -- starting at 9 a.m. Saturday on WTOL 11 and streaming live at wtol.com/live so you can watch on any device -- even while tailgating!

LeBron still adjusting to LA; what does future hold for Tribe’s Lindor?

Taking LeBron James on Overtime

Local members of ‘The Best Band in the Land’ get ready for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade debut

From the state’s capital, to the Big Apple, members of the Ohio State Marching band from northwest Ohio are ready for their big debut in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

OSU hospital dresses newborn babies in Buckeyes gear before Michigan rivalry game

Newborns at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have been given Buckeyes-themed baby gear ahead of the rivalry game against the University of Michigan Wolverines.

Allegedly drunken and disorderly curling team gets booted from tournament in Canada

Video captured by a spectator Saturday shows Northwest Territories curler Jamie Koe appearing to be intoxicated before the team’s 4:30 p.m. game. The skipper, sitting on the ice, begins crawling.

JR Smith teamed up with his brother to make a children’s book

Life came full circle for the brothers who are just three years apart in 2012, when they played with one another in New York.

Toledo boxer hands out free turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving

Former lightweight world boxing champion Robert Easter Jr. is proud to be from Toledo and gives back every chance he gets to the people in his hometown.

JEEP stays neutral in OSU, UM rivalry - honors both sides

Uniquely situated right on the border of Ohio and Michigan, it’s no wonder Toledoans are torn over who to root for in the biggest rivalry in college football.

Bengals lose to the Ravens and tie for the final wild card playoff spot

Driving for a potential game-tying field goal chance, Cody Core dropped an Andy Dalton pass on the fourth down as the Bengals lost for the fourth time in their last five games.

Cleveland Browns say Condoleezza Rice has not been discussed as a coaching candidate

The former Secretary of State was on the selection committee for the College Football Playoff for three years.

Athlete of the Week: Jake Plantz

Genoa is heading into the regional final sitting at a perfect 12 and 0. A big reason why is their signal-caller, Jake Plantz.

Walleye game against Kalamazoo cancelled today

The Fish were set to face off against the Kalamazoo Wings in a day game at 10:35 a.m. today. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.

College bowl game coming to Grand Strand in 2020

The Grand Strand will be the host city for a new college bowl game in 2020.

Company that makes MLB’s caps to close one of its plants

New Era Cap Co., which supplies Major League Baseball, is making plans to close its western New York manufacturing plant in March

Mic’d up: Anthony Wayne head coach gives behind-the-scenes look during regional semifinal game

The Anthony Wayne Generals suffered their first loss of the year this past week, in a heartbreaker in the regional semifinals.

Bengals announce Hue Jackson’s new role with team

Recently-fired Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson will join the Bengals coaching staff, a source told FOX19 Now.

Cleveland Browns defeat Atlanta Falcons 28-16

The Cleveland Browns have won their first game in five weeks.

The Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons game will not be broadcast on WTOL or FOX 36

The game will not be broadcast locally Sunday because FOX has the rights to this game this week and FOX will be carrying the Detroit Lions, because Detroit is geographically closer to Toledo than Cleveland is.

A tank of gas is now more expensive than a ticket to the Cleveland Browns this weekend

The excitement that was driving up ticket prices in week four of the Cleveland Browns season, has been put on a boat and pushed out into Lake Erie.

Lindor, Ramirez earn Silver Sluggers

Lindor, Ramirez honored again as Silver Sluggers

Browns prep for Falcons high-flying offense

"Our work is going to be cut out for us"

Bring the NHL back to Cleveland? Publication says yes

Talk to a hockey fan in Cleveland and their face lights up when you mention the Cleveland Barons. The Barons were the last NHL team to lace up the skates in Cleveland back in 1978.

6-year-old with cerebral palsy gets Halloween surprise from Walleye defenseman

“He was pretty excited,” said Tansey. “We played floor hockey for a little bit, then we had some pizza, and we went trick-or-treating.”

Myrtle Beach to host inaugural National College Cornhole Championship

Myrtle Beach will be the sight of the first National College Cornhole Championship.

Cleveland to host NBA All-Star game in 2022

The NBA announced Thursday that Cleveland will host the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.

Kareem Hunt buys Willoughby South students tickets to Browns, Chiefs

Hunt purchased 110 tickets for the entire high school football team and coaching staff to attend Sunday’s game.

Court: Ex-Notre Dame player’s widow can sue over concussions

A divided Ohio Supreme Court says the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s

Urban Meyer talks about living with brain cyst for 20 years

ESPN reports the severity of the cyst has caused issues with the cyst to flare up again and leaves Meyer with reoccurring pain on the left side of his head.

Waite High School football team is the biggest fan of their biggest fan

Since returning home, Jason has fallen back in love with the sport of football and the Waite Indians have fallen in love with him.

'68 Tiger Bill Freehan is under hospice care, wife says

Bill Freehan, the catcher who spent his career with the Detroit Tigers, has dementia and is under hospice care in northern Michigan

Cleveland Cavaliers fire head coach Tyronn Lue

According to NBA writer Shams Charania, the Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach Tyronn Lue.

BGSU hockey defeats No. 4 Ohio State

The win marks BGSU hockey’s first win against a top-10 ranked team since 2012.

Cleveland Cavaliers winless after fifth straight loss

Cavs basketball

Navy-Notre Dame to play in Dublin, Ireland in 2020

Navy and Notre Dame will play their annual rivalry game in Dublin, Ireland, to open the 2020 season

Mayfield excited for first start in Browns-Steelers rivalry

Mayfield looks to lead Browns past Steelers

NFL reviewing hit on botched Baker Mayfield call

Jordan Whitehead may be penalized for a hemet to helemt hit on the quarterback.

Former OSU coach’s ex-wife awarded domestic violence protection order: Report

Courtney Smith has been granted a three-year domestic violence protection order against her ex-husband, Zach Smith--the former OSU assistant coach who was fired this past summer.

Browns fans get free Arby’s on Monday

The Browns may had a heartbreaking 26-23 loss in OT on Sunday, but one play will give the Dawg Pound a reason to smile.

6 Cleveland Browns games will not be televised on WTOL this year, so plan accordingly

The September 20 and December 15 games will be carried exclusively by the NFL Network. Otherwise, the games will not be broadcast locally at all because FOX as the rights to those games and FOX will be carrying the Detroit Lions.

Massillon football players donate cleats after seeing opponents playing in duct-taped shoes

A group of teenagers learned a lesson about the importance of sportsmanship.

Cleveland Browns trade running back Carlos Hyde to Jaguars

The Cleveland Browns announced that running back Carlos Hyde has been traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Lorain County will award angler $1,000 for biggest walleye caught in Lake Erie

Lorain County will offer a $1,000 “bounty” to the angler who reels in the heaviest walleye caught in Lake Erie.

Jarvis Landry is having a record-breaking season

Who will have the most grabs Sunday against the Bucs? 👀

Scott High School’s Mark Weaver is more than a coach to players

Taking money out of his own pockets to help his kids isn’t something that Coach Weaver takes lightly. He understands just how important these meals can be for kids and wants them to understand the value of hard work.

Athlete of the week: Mady Arquette

Mady Arquette became the first tennis player in Clay High School history to make it to state. Two years later, she returns to state with a new mindset.

Former Toledo Goaldigger, Brian Kinsella, passes away at 64

Kinsella was a fixture in the Northwest Ohio hockey community and his loss has been felt across the area with tributes pouring in on social media.

Nick Bosa withdrawing from Ohio State University

Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa is reportedly withdrawing from school to focus on recovering from an injury before the 2019 NFL Draft.

NFL reviewing Vontaze Burfict hits, LB could face discipline

The NFL is reviewing multiple plays from Sunday’s game that could lead to league discipline for Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

BGSU fires head football coach

Bowling Green State University Director of Athletics Bob Moosbrugger announced on Sunday that Mike Jinks has been released from his head football coach responsibilities.

Chipotle offering BOGO to sports fans in Cleveland on Sunday

You can get an additional free burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos of your choice by following two simple steps.

Trine University’s football program comes to life

One recruiting class that started with just three local guys has transformed into a pipeline.

Ottawa Hills golfer going to State

Not much will surprise Caroline Dayton this weekend at the OHSAA State Golf Tournament.

Rossford athlete finds safe haven in football

Rossford athlete Parrish Dragon says sports help give him stability and direction. His early home life was filled with abuse and parents who were addicted to drugs.