GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Brett McMurphy’s reporting on the Urban Meyer-Zach Smith-Ohio State saga has provided us with the story of the college football preseason. That story is set to come to a conclusion later this week, as Ohio State’s Board of Trustees is set to meet on Wednesday to discuss personnel matters following the investigation.McMurphy has come under scrutiny from some – Ohio State fans, mostly, but also others – and former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn went at him a bit on the radio.Quinn, a Dublin, Ohio native, is questioning McMurphy’s motive following his latest report.”What he’s doing is taking one side of it and reporting it in a very twisted and calculated way which makes me think he’s got a motive”@TheJonasKnox & Brady Quinn (@3rd_Goal) have some questions about how Brett McMurphy has chosen to release informationhttps://t.co/IzYSbTEKBH— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) August 20, 2018Quinn says he is not defending Zach Smith, but he doesn’t feel like McMurphy’s reporting has been balanced.“If you’re a reporter, your job is to be objective,” Quinn said. “Even if things are as one-sided as they seem, you still have to paint the entire picture for people. That’s where he hasn’t done that. He hasn’t at all. At no point has he come back with a counter-point to his own discussion within everything he’s reported.“I’m not defending Zach Smith and he should probably go to jail for some of the stuff he’s done if it’s all true, but what (McMurphy) is doing is taking one side of it and reporting it in a very twisted, calculated way which makes me think he’s got a motive and there’s something else going on in all of this.”Jeff Snook, who’s authored several college football books (including some on his alma mater, Ohio State), has published a couple of things that could be labeled as the “other side.” You can read some of that here.Regardless of everything that’s gone on, this is all set to wrap up soon. The BOT is set to meet at 9 a.m. E.T. on Wednesday. A decision on Meyer’s future could come later in the day.
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local):5:20 a.m.Tropical storm-force winds are ruffling southeastern Massachusetts as Hurricane Dorian continues to move north.Early Saturday, the centre of the weakening Category 1 storm was around 145 miles (233 kilometres) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and around 410 miles (660 kilometres) southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The storm, which is moving at northeast at around 25 mph (40 kph), is expected to produce hurricane conditions in parts of the Canadian province later Saturday.The Canadian Hurricane Center has adjusted its warnings for Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Quebec’s Lower North Shore. A hurricane warning is in effect parts of eastern Nova Scotia and western Newfoundland and a hurricane watch is in effect for Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. A tropical storm warning is in effect for other parts of the Canadian provinces as well as portions of Massachusetts and Maine.The storm’s top sustained winds are near 85 mph (137 kph).___5:10 a.m.Stranded residents of North Carolina’s Outer Banks are beginning to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian.Steve Harris has lived on Ocracoke Island for most of the last 19 years. He’s ridden out eight hurricanes, but he said Friday that he’d never seen a storm bring such devastation to his community.Harris lost his car to the storm and his air conditioning is damaged, but he said he’s blessed that his condominium is on the third floor and he is insured.The U.S. Coast Guard began landing local law enforcement officers on the island Friday via helicopter and airlifting out the sick, elderly and others in distress.By Friday evening, Gov. Roy Cooper said officials weren’t aware of serious injuries from the storm on the Outer Banks.___For more of AP’s coverage of Hurricane Dorian, go to: https://apnews.com/HurricanesThe Associated Press