- Hoosiers shut down Evansville shooters 77-46
- Cincinnati beats Massachusetts Lowell 79-49
- OSU, Michigan go different ways after 2011 game
- Craft comes alive in No. 7 OSU's 65-50 win
- Xavier beats Abilene Christian 93-65
- No. 3 Kentucky rallies past Cleveland State, 68-61
- RAW VIDEO: Mick Cronin on UC Basketball
- Kentucky suspends RB Sanders for rule violation
- RedHawks Check in at No. 12/13 in National Polls
- NKU's Billups Collects Atlantic Sun Weekly Award
- James Young Named SEC Freshman of the Week
- UC's Kay earns AAC honor
- Ohio State a strong three in the latest BCS Standings
- Georgia routs Kentucky 59-17
- Mavericks Down No. 8 RedHawks, 3-1
- NKU defeats Tulane in overtime, 91-86
- NKU Women fall to Western Kentucky
- Miami basketball drops home opener to D-3 Wilmington
- Buckeyes roll Hoosiers, clinch spot in B1G Championship
- Cincinnati holds off Houston, 24-17
- Mavericks stun RedHawks in series opener
- Indiana falls short in 2K Classic Finale
- Christon Earns a Spot On The Naismith Award Watch List
- Buckeyes take on Hoosiers and history on Saturday
- Indiana dominates Washington, 102-84
- Kentucky football suspends three players
- Bearcats drop contest to nationally ranked Iowa State
- Xavier women fall short against Longwood
- Buckeyes fans struggle with Ohio St's BCS plight
- Kilpatrick Named to Naismith Early Season Watch List
- Ohio State looks to stay perfect against Indiana
- UK Trio Among 50 Candidates on Naismith Trophy Watch List
- Ohio State's Bradley Roby to jump to NFL in spring
- Xavier wins 100th meeting over Miami 77-51
- Youngstown State tops NKU women's basketball, 67-53
- Kilpatrick has 23, Cincinnati beats Campbell 81-62
- Williams' career-high 16 lead No. 8 OSU, 63-52
- RAW VIDEO: Tommy Tuberville on UC Football 11-19-13
- RAW VIDEO: Chris Mack on XU Basketball 11-19-13
- RedHawks Fall to Bulls, 44-7
- No. 4 Kentucky routs UT Arlington, 105-76
- Morehead State puts away Northern Kentucky 74-61
- Bearcats emerge with 5 straight wins
- Xavier, Cincinnati to find home for hoops rivalry
- Injured Bryant among OSU's senior honored Saturday
- Bearcats Announce Series With Miami (Fla.)
- UK set to meet Tx-Arlington
- Kay One Of Eight Manning Award Stars of the Week
- Ohio State's Meyer says BCS 'a flawed system'
- NKU's Doss earns second straight A-Sun Player of the Week honors
- RedHawks Hold Steady in Weekly Polls
- Baylor closes on Ohio State in BCS standings
- Buckeyes' ground game dominant over Illinois
- UK drops to 4th in poll while IU, XU and UC get votes
- Defense paces UC women past Kent State
- Xavier women drain nine triples in big win
- Kentucky exacts revenge on Robert Morris in blowout
- Miami undone against Wisconsin
- NKU drops home opener
- UK continues losing streak at Vanderbilt
- Buckeyes win ranked game ugly over Marquette
- OSU makes it 22 straight with Illinois drubbing
- Balanced scoring key to UC win
- UC crushes Rutgers, 52-17
- Xavier stays perfect, crusies past Morehead State
- Hoosiers improve to 3-0 with a big win
- Miami blanks Wisconsin, 2-0
- Vandy looking for bowl eligibility vs. Kentucky
- Meyer: No letdown for OSU at Illinois - or else
- Matta Announces 2014 Recruiting Class
- RedHawks ink 6-8 forward out of North Carolina
- Kentucky Adds Four for 2014
- Blackmon is Hoosiers' newest big recruiting prize
- RedHawks Ink McCormick and Mills
- Buckeyes unbeaten again, but are they better?
- Kilpatrick Named to Wooden Award Preseason Top 50
- Doss scores 29 points as NKU defeats Illinois State, 61-48
- Xavier's new head coach earns first win with 79-75 overtime victory at Michigan
- Talented trio commits to UC
- Kent State beats MAC East rival Miami 24-6
- Bearcats comeback falls short against Florida State
- Xavier Announces Five-Member Recruiting Class
- Shazier Named Lott IMPACT Trophy Semi-Finalist
- RAW VIDEO: Tommy Tuberville on UC football
- Christon scores 18, Xavier beats Tennessee 67-63
- Hoosiers barely hold off LIU-Brooklyn 73-72
- Sun Devils roll over Redhawks 90-54
- No. 2 is No. 1 as Spartans beat Kentucky 78-74
- Craft scores 17, No. 10 OSU holds off Ohio, 79-69
- Ohio St. set to meet Illinois
- Cincinnati beats North Carolina State 68-57
- Buckeyes Aaron Craft, LaQuinton Ross Named to Wooden Award Top 50 List
- Semaj Christon Earns A Spot On The Preseason Wooden Award List
- RAW VIDEO: Chris Mack on XU Basketball
- RAW VIDEO: Mick Cronin on UC Basketball
- OSU WR: Buckeyes would wipe field with 'Bama, FSU
- Kentucky, Michigan State stay 1-2 in AP poll
- McKay Shares NCHC Weekly Honors
- RedHawks Check in at No. 8 in Both Polls
- Kilpatrick Named to American Weekly Honor Roll
- Randle Tabbed SEC Player of the Week
- NKU's Doss earns Atlantic Sun Player of the Week
- OSU remains outside looking in for BCS
- Xavier Women Fall At Ohio, 94-88
- Kentucky rolls NKU, 93-63
- Huskies Edge RedHawks 2-1
- NKU women beat UC in season opener
- Cincinnati holds on for 28-25 win over SMU
- Mauk leads No. 9 Missouri past Kentucky, 48-17
- Scott, Ross start, star for No. 11 OSU
- New-look Hoosiers roll past Chicago St. 100-72
- Miami hockey wins opener against St. Cloud State 2-0
- NKU narrowly loses to Purdue, 77-76
- RedHawks drop hoops opener to ND, 74-62
- Cincinnati holds off NCCU for 74-61 win
- No.1 Kentucky topples UNC-Asheville, 89-57
- Xavier beats Gardner-Webb 83-59 in season opener
- Kentucky preparing for No. 9 Missouri
- Stanford jolts Oregon and OSU's hopes in BCS race
- Five Kentucky Players Earn Preseason All-SEC Accolades
- Cameron Johnston a Ray Guy Award semifinalist
- Brian Neal Officially Named Xavier Women's Basketball Head Coach
- Ohio State may be unbeaten, but still needs help
- Miami's Moore to miss nine games due to NCAA violation
- Heuerman named John Mackey TE of the Week
- Tommy Tuberville press conference 11-5-13
- RedHawks Fall to Falcons 45-3
- No. 1 Kentucky working to develop lineups
- Cincinnati Freshman Released from Rehab Center
- Randle Named to Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List
- Ohio State's Shazier Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week
- Balanced Scoring Leads UC Women to 58-33 Exhibition Win
- No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Montevallo, 95-72
- RedHawks Move to No. 7 in USCHO.com Poll
- Kentucky loses WRs Montgomery, Timmons to injuries
- Miller a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien QB Award
- Four Wildcats on Wayman Tisdale Award Watch List
- Zach Edwards Named American Defensive Player of the Week
- Xavier women topple UIndy, 70-65
- Buckeye hoops win tune-up against Walsh, 93-63
- Kentucky football topples Alabama St, 48-14
- Miami Hockey completes sweep of Canisius, win 5-3
- Xavier wins exhibition opener over Quincy, 84-54
- Cincinnati tops Bellarmine in exhibition finale, 84-72
- Buckeyes punish Boilermakers 56-0
- Kentucky hoops crusies past Transylvania, 76-42
- Miami Hockey blanks Canisius, 3-0
- Bluiett picks Xavier
- No. 1 Kentucky starts with more high expectations
- Buckeyes trying to keep winning streak intact
- Barber named NCHC Player of the Month
- UK Ranked No. 1 in Associated Press Preseason Top 25
- OSU picked to finish 3rd in Big Ten
- Miami Defeats Northwood in exhibition game, 76-71
- Brendon Kay helps Cincinnati beat Memphis 34-21
- Xavier much deeper heading into Big East
- Buckeyes return 4 starters in Matta's 10th season
- New-look Hoosiers after better results in 2013-14
- Chris Mack Press Conference
- Mick Cronin Press Conference
- Tommy Tuberville press conference 10-15-13
- Bearcats' Tuberville Settles Fraud Lawsuit
- Tommy Tuberville press conference 10-8-13
- WATCH: Redhawks make coaching change
- Miami University Names Interim Football Coach
- Court Rejects Sandusky's Appeal For New Trial
- OSU Football Team Offers Grieving Father Consolation
- Tommy Tuberville press conference
- UC Quarterback Legaux Out for Season
Meyer: No letdown for OSU at Illinois - or else
Updated: Friday, November 15 2013, 01:14 PM EST
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- If Illinois was hoping No. 3 Ohio State might look past them this week, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer has some bad news.
Ohio State, he said, is focused on Saturday, even if the opposition hasn't won a Big Ten game in more than two years.
"No issue whatsoever. This is a very invested team," Meyer said this week. "(There) will be a bomb go off if I start to see that or we all start to see that."
The Illini (3-6, 0-5 Big Ten) look like little more than a speed bump for the undefeated Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0).
Illinois has given up an average of 43.5 points a game the past four weeks, including 52 last week to Indiana. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, are scoring a bunch, 48.2 a game.
If Illinois has a hope, it probably rests with senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase. A season after looking like perhaps the Big Ten's worst starting quarterback while he battled through injuries, he's now, at least statistically, it's best. Scheelhaase is throwing for a Big Ten-best 268.9 yards a game, has 15 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
What's the difference?
"The first thing, I think, he's healthy," Illinois coach Tim Beckman said. "This year Nathan Scheelhaase is 100 percent. (And) I think the dedication he showed through the summer with building his arm strength continues to impress me."
Five things to keep an eye on Saturday at Memorial Stadium:
STYLE POINTS: Ohio State is locked in the third spot in the polls behind No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Florida State, giving the Buckeyes every incentive to roll up the score any time they can.
Meyer didn't exactly put it that way this week, but he acknowledged that, to stay in the conversation, Ohio State needs to "play great."
"I expect them to play, we all expect them to play, they expect to play, at a very high level, because you're in the same breath with some very, very good teams," he said. "And to maintain that status you have to play very well. Very well."
BETTER THAN UNDEFEATED? The 2012 edition of the Buckeyes went undefeated, but Meyer believes this year's so-far undefeated team is better.
"We're a better functioning team," he said, pointing to his offense.
From a bottom-line point of view, he may be right. Ohio State is scoring 48.2 points a game, 11 points better than last year's 37.2.
But Meyer believes last season's defense, at least the one that finished the season, may have been a little better.
"Remember this time last year is when we hit the accelerator and we played excellent defense."
IN A WORD, WEATHER: The last time Ohio State came to own, in 2011, the cold and the wind led the Buckeyes to keep the ball on the ground. Quarterback Braxton Miller, then a freshman, threw just four times in a 17-7 win.
Meyer, who wasn't in charge for that game, said he watches the forecast closely. But he isn't sure that the cold or the wind would force him to edit Miller's arm out of the game plan this time.
"I can assure you that we're in a much different place than he was two years ago," Meyer said.
For what it's worth, the forecast this time calls for a high in the low 60s, but rain and strong wind are possible.
SCHEELHAASE'S ON THEIR MINDS: For all that's gone wrong with Illinois in the Big Ten season, Scheelhaase continues to roll. He threw for 450 yards and two touchdowns last week against Indiana.
And he has the Buckeyes' attention.
"He's definitely more of a QB than he was last year or the year before, watching him on TV when I was in high school," sophomore linebacker Joshua Perry said. "Now he's looking more, when he scrambles to throw the ball, instead of just taking off and running."
THE STREAK: It grows a little every week and is part of the discussion ahead of every Illini game. Illinois hasn't won a Big Ten game in its last 19 tries, dating to October 2011.
Beckman obligingly fields questions on it from reporters every week. But he says he isn't talking about it with his players.
"We've been stressing a lot of positive stuff to these players," he said. "I think they understand, I don't think it needs to be brought up."
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AP Sports writer Rusty Miller contributed from Columbus, Ohio.