Next Man Up!
Next Man Up!

Next Man Up!

Ohio State's Unbelievable 2014 Championship Season


128 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781629370576

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Feb 2015)


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This up-to-the-minute commemorative edition is officially licensed by Ohio State University and featuring stories and photos from the Columbus Dispatch, On January 12, 2015, the Buckeyes secured their first-ever College Football Playoff Championship with a win over Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Featuring unique images and highlights from the championship game and Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, this book captures the team's path to its first championship since 2002. Taking readers through every exciting moment of this historic campaign, this chronicle of the Buckeyes' journey highlights the team's season from overcoming the starting quarterback's season-ending injury to the memorable wins over Big Ten foes Michigan State and Michigan to the dominating shutout of Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship Game and the glorious moments in New Orleans and Arlington. It includes feature stories on head coach Urban Meyer, the team's seniors, and other star players—accompanied by vivid photographs every step along the way.

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The Columbus Dispatch has been covering the news in Ohio's capital city for more than 140 years. Located less than five miles from Ohio Stadium, the Dispatch is the leading authority on Ohio State athletics.

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Next Man Up!

Ohio State’s Unbelievable 2014 Championship Season

By The Columbus Dispatch


The Official Commemorative Book

Contact: Michael Michalak - Triumph Books - 312.676.4243 -


On January 12, 2015, The Ohio State University Buckeyes made history with a 42-20 victory in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Under the masterful leadership of Ohio native Urban Meyer, the Buckeyes defeated both the No.2 ranked Oregon Ducks and the No.1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on their way to being crowned 2014 National Champions.


Next Man Up!: Ohio State’s Unbelievable 2014 Championship Season (Triumph Books, January 2015) by The Columbus Dispatch chronicles the Buckeyes journey to become the first ever College Football Playoff Champions. From the remarkable emergence of quarterback Cardale Jones to the season capping dominance of running back Ezekiel Elliot, both sophomores, Ohio State fans will relish the Buckeyes unbelievable campaign for years to come. Officially licensed by The Ohio State University this up-to-the-minute commemorative edition features vivid full-color photographs, expert analysis and comprehensive coverage, including:


  • Ezekiel Elliot’s 4 touchdown, 246 yard rushing performance
  • Overcoming J.T. Barrett’s season-ending injury
  • Head Coach Urban Meyer’s third National Championship win
  • Celebration and reflection on the historic first College Football Playoff


The first of its kind, Next Man Up!: Ohio State’s Unbelievable 2014 Championship Season is a must-have keepsake for college football and Buckeye fans alike.