This week has got several prominent beards up on the cutting block. First up is Dodgers’ third baseman, Justin Turner, whose fiery red beard ensures he scarcely goes a day without a request for a picture or a beard tug. According to Sports Illustrated, Turner may shave his beard if the Dodgers win the World Series. While we’re typically not on board with the removal of such a glorious beard, the Dodgers haven’t made a World Series appearance for nearly 30 years, so such a sacrifice might be worth it?

And then there’s Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, whose wife is only half-jokingly threatening to shave off his ‘grandpa’ beard in his sleep. Finally, Jared Leto, who has been sporting a beard for a few months, has pledged on Instagram to shave it off if his single, “Walk On Water,” hits #1 on the iTunes chart.

On the flip side of the coin, we welcome a new beard to the club: that of Donald Glover, who was recently snapped with a full beard for his Lando Calrissian role on the upcoming Han Solo movie.

Plus, we learn beards aren’t just fabulous to behold – they also act as natural sunscreen.

Beard On,

The Zeus Team

Beards offer natural UV protection. And in this case, the bigger the beard, the better. (Huffington Post)

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s wife is campaigning for him to shave off his ‘grandpa’ beard. (For The Win)

Thanks to Twitter, we now know how Game of Thrones’ Tormund Giantsbane looks like without a beard. (Channel 24)

Lando Calrissian (played by Donald Glover) has got a brand new beard in the Han Solo movie. (Games Radar)

Justin Turner is toying with shaving his big red beard if the Dodgers win the World Series. (Sports Illustrated)

Jared Leto is also thinking about shaving his beard – if his new single, “Walk On Water,” hits #1 on iTunes. (Refinery 29)

World Beard Day is this Saturday! Here are 10 beard trends to celebrate the big day. (Zeus Beard Blog)