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ESPN Is Getting Criticized For This Ohio State-Penn State Headline

A closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Earlier in the week, Ohio State's football program was criticized for what it wrote on its pregame poster for this weekend's Penn State contest.

The Buckeyes' pregame message for the Nittany Lions' game was "Silence."

With everything that has gone on with Ohio State's program this offseason, some felt the pregame message lacked awareness.

"That message is the same message we used before the 2016 whiteout game at Penn State. And that message is directed to our team to play really well to silence an incredible whiteout crowd at Penn State," an Ohio State spokesman said.

Ohio State went on to beat Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday night.

ESPN's headline for the game: "Haskins silences Happy Valley and doubters."

Ohio State's pregame tweet ended up being deleted. The Buckeyes went on to beat the Nittany Lions, 27-26.