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Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier started his rehabilitation process on Thursday after spinal stabilization surgery.

Ohio State football: Ryan Shazier begins rehab; Buckeyes target Cameron Brown sets signing date

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Ryan Shazier starts rehab process

Former Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier has started the rehabilitation process following spinal stabilization surgery last week, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center said Thursday.

Shazier suffered a spine injury on Dec. 4 as he attempted to make a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals. The football future of the fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker is uncertain as he starts the rehab process.

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Cameron Brown sets commitment date

Cameron Brown, an Ohio State receiving target in the 2018 class, announced he will sign a letter of intent on Dec. 20 — the first day of the early signing period.

Brown, rated as a 4-star recruit and the No. 58 wide receiver in the 2018 class, verbally committed to Nebraska on Aug. 7, when Mike Riley was the coach. However, the wide receiver from St. Louis took an official visit to Columbus last weekend, and his 247Sports Crystal Ball heavily favors the Buckeyes.

Buckeyes basketball back on court vs. Appalachian State

After a week off, Ohio State men’s basketball will be back on the court Saturday, when the team hosts Appalachian State at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes will be going for their fourth straight win at 6 p.m., and the game will air on the Big Ten Network.

Appalachian State has one of the country’s most prolific offenses, averaging 87.6 points per game, but the Buckeyes (8-3, 2-0 Big Ten) are given an 88 percent chance to win in ESPN’s Basketball Power Index.

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