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Rob Oller commentary | Big Ten football coaches say plenty, but we know what they mean

cantonrep.com — Big Ten football media days just completed a two-day run in Chicago, where the only thing deeper than the pizza was the manure coming from coaches' mouths.One account had reporters wearing hip waders to step through the spin. So inflated was the hype that media members were tasked with holding guide ropes to keep coaches' heads from floating away.

Rob Oller commentary | Big Ten football coaches say plenty, but we know what they mean

timesreporter.com — Big Ten football media days just completed a two-day run in Chicago, where the only thing deeper than the pizza was the manure coming from coaches' mouths.One account had reporters wearing hip waders to step through the spin. So inflated was the hype that media members were tasked with holding guide ropes to keep coaches' heads from floating away.

Rob Oller commentary | Big Ten football coaches say plenty, but we know what they mean

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — Big Ten football media days just completed a two-day run in Chicago, where the only thing deeper than the pizza was the manure coming from coaches' mouths. One account had reporters wearing hip waders to step through the spin. So inflated was the hype that media members were tasked with holding guide ropes to keep coaches' heads from floating away.

Rare opportunity: Worthington, a black teaching pro in Gahanna, makes PGA Championship field

dispatch.com — As a golf instructor, Wyatt Worthington II knows the importance of making a full turn, but the 29-year-old from Reynoldsburg rarely sees a swing as big as this: a black teaching pro has a chance to win this week's PGA Championship, while the black touring pro he grew up admiring does not.

Rob Oller commentary | Watch out ... landmines might await Buckeyes

cantonrep.com — Sprinkled into college football news every summer is the Watch List, a preseason ploy of national award presenters that self-promotes the award as much as the player on it.If there is a hunk of hardware made of crystal, granite or bronze, there is a watch list to market it.

Rob Oller commentary | Watch out ... landmines might await Buckeyes

timesreporter.com — Sprinkled into college football news every summer is the Watch List, a preseason ploy of national award presenters that self-promotes the award as much as the player on it.If there is a hunk of hardware made of crystal, granite or bronze, there is a watch list to market it.

Rob Oller commentary | Watch out ... landmines might await Buckeyes

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — Sprinkled into college football news every summer is the Watch List, a preseason ploy of national award presenters that self-promotes the award as much as the player on it. If there is a hunk of hardware made of crystal, granite or bronze, there is a watch list to market it.

Rob Oller commentary | 40-year-olds deliver epic prize fight at British Open

dispatch.com — Golf will never be confused for boxing, but for one glorious Sunday afternoon at Royal Troon the game put on the gloves - Foot-Joys instead of Everlasts - and came out swinging, its two aging pugilists throwing punches like protagonists in a Hemingway novel. American Phil Mickelson struck the first blow.

Golf | Scioto Country Club history: Young Bruce Fleischer enjoyed ‘mystical week’ at ’68 U.S. Amateur

dispatch.com — In a different life, Bruce Fleischer is wearing checkerboard print pants with frayed bottoms and wrapping a golf club around his back with the elasticity of a 19-year-old whose spine is made of rubber. "That was a long time ago," Fleischer said. "Now all I have are the memories."

Rob Oller commentary | Golf rules must serve bigger picture

dispatch.com — In a turn of events that should surprise no one, golf's rules enforcers plan to penalize Jason Day one stroke entering Thursday's first round of the British Open at Royal Troon in Scotland.
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Jul 29, 2016

RT @JasonSobelESPN: Stephan Jaeger makes history on the  http://Web.com  Tour. Shoots the first-ever 58 in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event.

Jul 25, 2016

I call it Chatsnap just to annoy my teens, which is probably why they call me Harbaugh. #justbecauseIcan

Jul 24, 2016

@DispatchSully tough finish for your doppelgänger: Steve Wheatcroft

Jul 24, 2016

Q: in most jobs, doesn't an act like this get you fired? A: this isn't most jobs. #ace  https://twitter.com/espn/status/757259914062561280 


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