The Columbus sports stories that matter.
Get unrivaled Columbus sports coverage from the best newsroom in the game.
LIVE

Columbus

Get All access to The Athletic
Your teams. In-depth. Ad-free.

RECENT STORIES

Blue Jackets Sunday Gathering: Patrik Laine states his case to stick around in Columbus
Aaron Portzline
Feb 13
33
Also: Trey Fix-Wolansky and Carson Meyer describe getting "the call" from AHL Cleveland to the Blue Jackets this past week.
How E.J. Liddell rolled into Michigan and made his case as the Big Ten’s best
Brendan Quinn
Feb 13
12
Liddell was the best player on the floor in Ann Arbor on Saturday. And it wasn’t close.
Five observations: Patrik Laine’s torrid streak continues with late winner for Blue Jackets
Aaron Portzline
Feb 12
40
"I've never seen in my life something like that," Elvis Merzlikins said of Patrik Laine's powerful shot that gave the Jackets a 2-1 win.
College basketball picks: Seton Hall-Villanova, Ohio State-Michigan, USC-UCLA and other top games ATS
Seth Davis
Feb 12
13
Seth Davis makes his picks against the spread for Saturday's top games, including Saint Mary's-Gonzaga and Texas-Baylor.
Bracket Watch: Let’s play The Blind Résumé Challenge!
Brian Bennett
Feb 11
105
Who joins Gonzaga and Auburn on the No. 1 seed line? Take out challenge and make your picks.
NHL players dish on their favorite subtle skills around the league: ‘I don’t know how he does that’
Mark Lazerus
Feb 11
258
We asked more than 20 NHL stars for the unique skill they most admire in other players.
Five observations: Jakub Voracek’s rare goal gives Blue Jackets another comeback win
Aaron Portzline
Feb 11
25
Voracek's goal Thursday against the Sabres was his 11th career overtime winner but only his second goal of the season.
Everyone loves Joe: Why Joe Burrow is treasured by Bulldogs and Buckeyes, Tigers and Bengals
Jon Greenberg and Brody Miller
Feb 10
87
Through confidence, calm and elite competence, Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow makes friends and fans wherever he goes and plays.
Michigan State bolsters its backfield, Michigan reloads on the O-line: Big Ten’s winners and losers in the portal
Bill Landis
Feb 10
82
The transfer portal has become such a mainstay that it feels like roster-building malpractice to not at least explore your options.
Why more MLS players were sold abroad this winter than ever before
Sam Stejskal
Feb 10
20
The winter transfer window has seen more MLS players move abroad for a fee than ever before
Five observations: Patrik Laine stays hot, Trey Fix-Wolansky arrives in Blue Jackets’ win
Aaron Portzline
Feb 9
62
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five observations from the Blue Jackets’ 5-4 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday in Capital One Arena: The Blue Jackets came back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits thanks to their power play. Go ahead, rub your eyes and read that sentence again. The power play, which had...
What was the deal with Joe Burrow’s recruitment, where’s the love for Penn State? Recruiting mailbag
Ari Wasserman
Feb 8
186
Can USC and UCLA be good at the same time? Can Dan Lanning keep Oregon recruiting at a high level?
Bubble Watch: We don’t talk about LSU. No, no, no. (OK, we need to talk about the Tigers)
Eamonn Brennan
Feb 8
179
Providence, Texas Tech and Illinois join the locks, but it's the team that got locked early that's on Eamonn Brennan's mind.
Men’s college basketball rankings: Arizona, Illinois move back into the top 10
Seth Davis
Feb 7
145
The Wildcats beat UCLA and USC in the last week, while the Illini took down Wisconsin and Indiana.
Ohio State 2023 recruiting: Early thoughts on the Buckeyes’ needs, top targets and in-state talent
Bill Landis
Feb 7
23
OSU has four players in the fold in 2023, a small group to this point that ranks No. 7 in the country. That will change soon enough.
SHOW MORE