In an unsurprising move, the Big Ten says it will reconsider its football division names. The Columbus Dispatch has the story. The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Chicago Tribune have similar stories.
ArkansasNews.com has a story about Razorback receivers Greg Childs, Jarius Wright and Joe Adams. ArkansasNews.com also has Friday practice notes and a story on Ticketmaster warning fans about duplicate Sugar Bowl tickets.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Matta's younger players waiting longer for playing time.
Friday, December 17
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the success the Ohio State football team has had in not fumbling away the ball. The Dispatch also has a national college football notebook and a Rob Oller column on how you can't take the bowl season seriously.
Sure-handed Dane Sanzenbacher is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer story.
The Ohio State women's basketball team faces powerhouse Connecticut this weekend, and the Dispatch has a story on the relationship between OSU coach Jim Foster and UConn coach Geno Auriemma.
Thursday, December 16
Jon Diebler has a performance to remember as the Ohio State men's basketball team throttled Florida Gulf Coast Wednesday night at Value City Arena. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have game recaps.
The Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State football defense studying up on Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett.
The Plain Dealer has a story on the football Buckeyes doing some charity work at the Mid-Ohio Foodback on Wednesday. The Plain Dealer also reports that center Michael Brewster was one of five juniors to submit paperwork to the NFL to have his draft status evaluated.
Finally, ArkansasNews.com has a Razorbacks notebook, led with a note on head coach Bobby Petrino being named a Bear Bryant Award finalist.
Wednesday, December 15
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how Arkansas is still a riddle for the Ohio State football team. The Dispatch also has an OSU notebook stemming from Tuesday's bowl media day, a national college football notebook and a Michael Arace column on the new Big Ten division names being the subject of ridicule.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU's defensive success in bowl games. The Plain Dealer also has a story on freshman running back Rod Smith and a Bill Livingston column on Terrelle Pryor's fuel.
The Ohio State men's basketball team returns to the court tonight for a game against Florida Gulf Coast. The Dispatch has some notes on the game and a story on Thad Matta and his attempts to build a bench.
The OSU women's basketball team bounced back from a loss last weekend with a rout of South Carolina Upstate. Next up for the Buckeyes is powerhouse UConn, and that is the subject of a Dispatch story. The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) also has a game recap.
Tuesday, December 14
Cornerback Travis Howard is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story.
The Big Ten has picked new (and silly) names for its football divisions and a new (and uninsipiring) logo. The Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Toledo Blade and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have stories on the "Legends and Leaders" and the new logo. Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column asking if the conference is serious.
Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says the Big Ten division names were fueled by pride and pomposity.
Greg Billings of the Dayton Daily News says the conference could have done better.
John Kampf of the News-Herald says the Big Ten leaders' arrogance is legendary.
The Dayton Daily News has a story on former OSU linebacker standout James Laurinaitis, who is thriving with the NFL's St. Louis Rams.
ArkansasNews.com has a story on possible recruiting violations at Arkansas.
The Dayton Daily News has a story on OSU 2011 quarterback commit Braxton Miller getting an invitation to play in a high school All-America game in January.
The Ohio State women's basketball team returns to the court tonight against South Carolina Upstate. The Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes hoping to bounce back after a loss this weekend at Syracuse and some notes on tonight's game.
The Dispatch has an OSU men's basketball notebook.
Finally, the Dispatch has a national college football notebook, led with a note on troubles at Iowa.
Monday, December 13
The Ohio State men's basketball team found out that you can go home again when the Buckeyes returned to St. John Arena Sunday afternoon and routed Western Carolina. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have game recaps.
The Plain Dealer has a story on how several members of the Ohio State football team wouldn't mind seeing a college football playoff.
Finally, from Sunday, the Toledo Blade has a feature story on Glass City Buckeyes Dane Sanzenbacher and William Buford.