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Schedule notes: The Buckeyes open against Navy (Aug. 30) in Baltimore, followed by Virginia Tech, Kent State and Cincinnati. They play Minnesota and Illinois from the Big Ten West.
Football fever temperature: 80. After winning his first 24 games at Ohio State, Meyer hopes to rebound strong from two season-ending losses. The Buckeyes must shore up a defense that ranked 11th in the Big Ten last year against the pass.
Coach: Kyle Flood (third year).
2013: 6-7, 3-5 AAC.
Bowl game: Lost to Notre Dame 29-16 in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Starters returning: Offense 9, defense 7.
Top returnees: RB Paul James (881 rushing yards), LB Steve Longa (123 tackles).
Spring news: Philip Nelson must sit out this season after transferring from Minnesota. Meanwhile, Rutgers has a three-way quarterback battle among Gary Nova, Mike Bimonte and Chris Laviano.
Schedule notes: The Scarlet Knights open at Washington State (Aug. 28) and play their first Big Ten game Sept. 13 against Penn State. They also play Wisconsin and Nebraska from the Big Ten West.
Football fever temperature: 60. Rutgers went 9-4 in its first year under Flood, before slipping to 6-7 last season.
|Chicago WSox - WP: R. Belisario||7||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: J. Soria||4|
|Colorado - LP: P. Hernandez||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||3|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne||2|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo||10||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: G. Gonzalez||4|
|LA Angels - WP: H. Santiago||1||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: R. Webb||0|
|Seattle - WP: J. Beimel||6||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw||5|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||3||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: T. Koehler||1|
|Minnesota - LP: C. Thielbar||3||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura||6|
|Toronto - WP: A. Sanchez||6||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||5|
|Pittsburgh||4||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Atlanta||0||Top 9th Inning|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|