Ohio State to discuss Meyer on Wednesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State trustees set a private meeting for Wednesday to talk about the future of coach Urban Meyer as the university seeks to quickly move past a scandal that has consumed the football program for nearly a month.

Meyer has been the subject of an investigation into the handling of domestic-abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.

The university said factfinders briefed the board on Monday. The panel will convene in a public session on Wednesday morning before going behind closed doors to discuss the next steps.

Michigan names QB

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan will start quarterback Shea Patterson in the opener at Notre Dame.

Coach Jim Harbaugh made the announcement Monday. Most expected the decision to start the experienced Patterson, who appealed to the NCAA to play this season after transferring from Mississippi.