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More black stripes removed for Ohio State freshmen

Wide receiver Trevon Grimes and running back Mitch Rossi are the latest Buckeyes to earn their spot on the team.

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“He lost his black stripe after practice on Thursday, the team announced on Friday morning. That means Grimes has been impressive enough in camp to now be considered an official Buckeye.”

— Bill Landis on Wide receiver Trevon Grimes losing his black stripe | The Columbus Dispatch

The black stripes keep coming off from the helmets of the new members of the Ohio State football team. Last week, a trio of Buckeyes lost their stripes—which included the likes of Wyatt Davis and Tate Martell.

Now, more Buckeyes officially got their welcome onto the team, as WR Trevon Grimes and running back Mitch Rossi got their stripes removed on Thursday. On Friday morning, the OSU football Twitter page made the announcement of the stripe removals.

According to Landis and cleveland.com, 14 black stripes have been pulled from the helmets throughout the 2017 edition of OSU football camp.

For Grimes, it’s a big step in his football career, as he came to OSU after a knee injury derailed his 2016 high school campaign. The football season is now less than a week away, and with camp concluding, expect Grimes to be a household name in the near future.

“The Ohio State women’s soccer team opens its home schedule against Buffalo at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.”

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While football is gearing up its start to the regular season, the women’s soccer team has already started theirs. So far, the Lori Walker-Hock coached squad is 1-0-1 on the year, with both of those games taking place on the road against Arizona State and BYU.

In the first game of the season, the Buckeyes extinguished the Sun Devils in overtime, 2-1, behind goals from Meghan Kammerdein and Sammy Edwards. In the second game of the season at No. 8 BYU, both teams fought to a 0-0 draw after double overtime.

Now, the Buckeyes get to come back home to play some regular season matches. On Saturday night, Buffalo makes the trip to Columbus for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Then on Sept. 1, Western Michigan comes to town. Those two games are part of a seven-game homestand for the Buckeyes.

But, before we move onto those games, there is still more soccer to be played this weekend at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

The Wolstein Classic takes places on the men’s side. Friday night at 7 p.m., Pittsburgh comes to play OSU, and then on Sunday, it’s Florida International that gets to face the Buckeyes. For the two games, there are a bunch of promotions happening. Friday’s game includes the Wolstein Carnival, where there will be games and free food for the first 250 people. The Sunday contest is Youth Day, and there will be free bag tags for the first 250 kids, and there will also be free cotton candy, according to the tweet below.

If you can’t catch the mens’ games, they will be on BTN Plus. Either way, it’s going to be an eventful weekend on the soccer pitch.

“It was just five short years ago that Meyer was coaxed out of retirement. It took him two years to win a national title and three more to help restore the Big Ten to national dominance.”

— Matt Murschel, previewing Ohio State | The Orlando Sentinel

And we transition back to the football team. Papers, news outlets and websites around the country are breaking down teams, and their chances of pulling off the national title win inside the new Atlanta Falcons stadium in January.

The Orlando Sentinel is one of the latest outlets to do their college football preview, and they, like just about everyone else, have the Buckeyes as a national title favorite. In fact, the Buckeyes landed on the No. 1 list on their preview.

Ohio State is out for revenge after the 31-0 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal last season, and they have the weapons on offense and defense to make it back to the top of the college football mountain.

Check out our video below on why we—like a lot of the other college football followers—believe the Buckeyes are a real contender to end the season with the title.

Why We'll Win: Ohio State

Ohio State University Football is a preseason favorite to win the national title. Here's how the Buckeyes get back to the top of the college football world.

Posted by Land-Grant Holy Land - For Ohio State fans on Thursday, August 24, 2017

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