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Ohio State Buckeyes Honored At White House

The Ohio State University football team was honored today by President Barack Obama for its National Championship victory in January.

The championship was the first under the new College Football Playoff system, a system which Obama takes some credit for.

"I'm not going to take full credit, but I did push for a playoff back in 2008," Obama said from the East Room of the White house.

The Buckeyes defeated both Alabama and Oregon in the playoff to capture the school's eighth National Championship.

Head coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes presented Obama with a game ball from the National Championship and a customized jersey with the number 44 on it.