Ohio State will have to play without several key players for the first five games of the 2011 season after the NCAA handed out suspensions to Terrelle Pryor and a handful of other Buckeyes. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Toledo Blade and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have the story. The Dispatch also catches up with the mother of DeVier Posey after her son was suspended and has a Bob Hunter column on hypocrisy.
The Plain Dealer has a story on who could replace the missing players in 2011 and a story on Pryor's legacy. Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer also has a column on the player's selling their tokens of football success.
John Kampf of the Lorain Morning Journal has a column on an embarrassing time for the Ohio State football program.
Jim Naveau of the Lima News doesn't buy that the players didn't know the rules.
Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal writes that the story sours the Sugar Bowl.
The Ohio State men's basketball team dispatched Oakland Thursday night, and the Dispatch has a game recap.
Buckeye Newsstand will return Sunday, Dec. 26. Happy holidays!
Thursday, December 23
Several Ohio State football players remained the subject of rumors about free tattoos, and the Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Lima News) have the story.
The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a story on Arkansas' improved defense.
ArkansasNews.com has a Razorback football notebook.
The News-Herald has a story on former OSU receiver Brian Robiskie, who is improving with the Cleveland Browns.