Tuesday, December 28
The Ohio State men's basketball team capped its nonconference slate with a lopsided victory against Tenn.-Martin. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have game recaps.
Turning to football, the Lorain Morning Journal has a story on former Buckeyes disputing what the suspending players and OSU athletic director Gene Smith had to say about the recent NCAA violations.
The Plain Delaer has a story on Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett.
ArkansasNews.com has a story on the Razorbacks preparing for the big stage at the Sugar Bowl.
Monday, December 27
Ohio State football senior linebacker Ross Homan is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story. The Dispatch also has a story on OSU athletic director Gene Smith defending the suspensions levied to six football Buckeyes, a Rob Oller column on former OSU standout Ron Springs and a look at how former Buckeyes fared in the NFL on Sunday.
The six suspended Buckeyes apologized to their teammates according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Canton Repository has a story on former OSU football player Brian Robiskie, who caught a touchdown pass Sunday afternoon for the Cleveland Browns in a loss to Baltimore.
Finally, Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News has a column questioning why Pryor and company can play in the Sugar Bowl. Staying in the Big Apple, the New York Times has a profile story on OSU men's basketball freshman phenom Jared Sullinger.
Sunday, December 26
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on what the recent Ohio State football scandal will affect the Buckeyes at the Sugar Bowl. The Dispatch also has a story on the Buckeyes' effort to honor U.S. troops, Ray Stein's editor's mailbag, the Hunter Awards with columnist Bob Hunter and a story on things to do for people heading to New Orleans for the bowl game.
Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on the dream of a college football playoff and the difficulties there may be in creating one. The Lima News also has a story on Ohio State's stingy defense and a story on how the Buckeyes could wonder about what might have been this season.
Brian Kollars of the Dayton Daily News thinks the suspended OSU players should not play in the Sugar Bowl.
Turning to basketball, Bob Baptist of the Dispatch breaks down the upcoming men's basketball conference season.
Finally, the Mansfield News Journal has a story on the best athletes in the history of the Big Ten.