Buckeyes try their best to focus on football

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The weight room has been a respite for the Ohio State Buckeyes this summer.

Going through workouts, the Buckeyes have tried to shut out all the bad news stemming from an NCAA investigation into a memorabilia-for-cash and tattoos scandal that has cost Ohio State its coach and its quarterback. Jim Tressel resigned in May and QB Terrelle Pryor decided to try his luck getting signed by an NFL team soon after.

From inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, it's also been easier not to think about the impending NCAA sanctions that could take away their goal of playing for a Big Ten title or going to a bowl game.