Buckeye Newsstand, October 1

Take a look at the best stories that weren't done by us. Come along as we take a trip around the 'net for all the Ohio State news that you can handle.

Friday, October 1
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's complex defense. The Dispatch also has an OSU notebook and its Gameday+ page.

Sophomore defensive lineman John Simon is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer feature story. The Plain Dealer also has some notes on Gene Smith's raise and more.

The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has a story on Smith's raise. The AP (via the Dayton Daily News) has an OSU notebook.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a feature story on Simon, an OSU notebook, a look at key matchups on Saturday and a First-And-10 column with OSU beat writer John Kampf.

The Lima News also has a story on Simon.

The Canton Repository has a story on former Ohio State kicker Mike Nugent.

The Toledo Blade has a story on ESPN's prediction that Ohio State will win the Big Ten.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on this weekend's game.

The Wall Street Journal has a story on Professor Jim Tressel.

Finally, the Dispatch has Bob Hunter's weekly Rumblings column.

On Illinois
Rich Mayor of the Daily Illini, the University of Illinois' student newspaper, has a column on past Ohio State-Illinois clashes.

(Note: Because of BSB's early-morning departure for Champaign on Saturday, Buckeye Newsstand will return on Sunday.)


Thursday, September 30
Sophomore tailback Jordan Hall is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story. The Dispatch also has an OSU notebook and a note on athletic director Gene Smith, who recently saw his salary increase to $1 million per year.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his improving pocket presence.

The Canton Repository has a story on Pryor and his quest for a winning performance.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on Ohio State's tailbacks.

Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade has his weekly End Zone column.

Finally, the Dispatch has a short recap on the Ohio State men's soccer team's dramatic game against No. 1 Akron. The Akron Beacon Journal has a better recap.

On Illinois
The Chicago Sun-Times has a story on Illinois' game against Goliath.

The Chicago Tribune has a story on the Fighting Illini hoping to repeat their 2007 performance against the Buckeyes.

The Daily Illini has a story on one-time OSU verbal commit and current Illinois defensive back Justin Green.

The Dispatch has a feature story on Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure.


Wednesday, September 29
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the intangibles that define the 2010 Ohio State football team. The Dispatch also has an OSU notebook and a podcast with beat writers Tim May and Ken Gordon.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a list of 11 important topics surrounding the Big Ten as conference play begins this weekend. The Plain Dealer also has notes from Jim Tressel's Tuesday press conference.

The Toledo Blade has a story on the road test awaiting the Buckeyes this weekend in Illinois. The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a similar story.

The News-Herald has a story on OSU senior hockey player John Albert, as well as a story on OSU's football offense and an OSU football notebook.

On Illinois
The Chicago Sun-Times has the latest on another disciplinary problem for Illini head coach Ron Zook to handle. The Daily Illini reports that the player in question still may play against the Buckeyes.

The Dispatch has a story on how Illinois usually plays Ohio State tough.


Tuesday, September 28
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on success being more important to Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel than gaining style points. The Dispatch also has a college football notebook and a Bob Hunter column on former Buckeye football player Jerry Krall.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an OSU Insider notebook and beat writer Doug Lesmerises also has his Hey, Doug! mailbag.

The upcoming road game at Illinois is the subject of a Toledo Blade story.

Ohio State added another verbal commitment on Monday, and the Canton Repository has a story and video on Canton GlenOak's Bri'onte Dunn.

On Illinois
The Champaign News-Gazette has an update on the Fighting Illini.

The Daily Illini has a story on an Illini player getting arrested after a bar fight.


Monday, September 27
The Columbus Dispatch has its OSU Insider notebook, a look at how former Buckeyes fared in the NFL, a national college football insider notebook and a note on the Indiana game being a Noon kickoff.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a national college football notebook, the Weekly Wolverine Watch, Buckeye Leaves notebook.

The Mansfield News Journal has its Buckeye Rewind.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a note on Jaamal Berry's first touchdown.

The Lima News has a story on the Ohio State defense not being happy with its play against Eastern Michigan.

Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade will have a chat at Noon today.

On Illinois
The Champaign News-Gazette has a look back at the OSU-Illinois game from 2001.


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