Buckeye Newsstand, January 14

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, January 14
The struggles continue for the Ohio State women's basketball team. The Buckeyes lost on the road against Northwestern Thursday night and the Columbus Dispatch, Chicago Tribune and The Associated Press (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) have game recaps.

The Ohio State football team will not have the services of Duron Carter next season, according to the Dispatch.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has his weekly Rumblings column.

The Detroit Free Press has a short note on the Big Ten keeping the ridiculous Legends and Leaders division names for at least one season.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on a proposal that would change the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoffs.


Thursday, January 13
The Columbus Dispatch catches up with Chimdi Chekwa, who is now limited in his NFL draft preparations because of the wrist injury he suffered in the Sugar Bowl.

Michigan announced Brady Hoke as its new head football coach on Thursday, and the Dispatch has a story on his introductory press conference. Rob Oller also has a column on how Hoke is the anti-Tressel.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer analyzes the Hoke hire, noting that the best Big Ten hires aren't the biggest names.

Staying in Michigan, the Ohio State men's basketball team earned a hard-fought victory against the Wolverines Wednesday night. The Dispatch, AnnArbor.com, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Toledo Blade and The Associated Press (via the Lima News) have game recaps.

Finally, the OSU women's basketball team returns to the court tonight against Northwestern. The Dispatch has some notes on the game and a story on the Buckeyes looking to put the pieces back together after a recent losing streak.


Wednesday, January 12
The Ohio State men's basketball team is back in action with a road game at Michigan. The Columbus Dispatch has some notes on the game against the Wolverines, as well as a story on how Thad Matta thinks winning provides the best lessons for his team.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the Buckeyes preparing for tonight's game at Michigan.

Plain Dealer OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises says the BCS title game was not good for the BCS or college football in a Starting Blocks video.

Finally, Michigan's football program has a new head coach in Brady Hoke. AnnArbor.com, the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News have plenty of coverage.


Tuesday, January 11
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on junior center Michael Brewster, who recently announced he will return for his senior season in 2011.

The Ohio State football team finished in the top 5 of the final Associated Press top 25 poll for the seventh time in the last 10 years, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer has the details. OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises goes over his final ballot.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on how it is harder for college football to outrun its seamy side.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Ohio State's efforts to reduce the suspensions handed down to six of its football players.

The Dayton Daily News reports OSU verbal commit Michael Bennett of Centerville broke his left forearm in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Saturday in San Antonio.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on Ohio State men's basketball all-time leading scorer Dennis Hopson, who is an assistant coach at Bowling Green.


Monday, January 10
The Ohio State men's basketball team survived a late Minnesota rally to remain undefeated. The Columbus Dispatch, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have game recaps.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on David Lighty after the senior earned his 111th victory as a Buckeye.

The Plain Dealer has a Big Ten Insider notebook.

The Lima News has a story calling freshman tailback Rod Smith a player to watch.

The Dayton Daily News has a short story on former Buckeye Cris Carter being a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's latest class.

Finally, the Dispatch has some notes previewing tonight's BCS National Championship Game between Oregon and Auburn.


Sunday, January 9
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the upcoming quarterback battle at Ohio State, a Bob Hunter column on delaying the players' suspensions, an OSU notebook and Ray Stein's weekly Mailbox.

The Toledo Blade has a story on the challenges that await the football Buckeyes in 2011.

The Ohio State men's basketball team hosts Minnesota today, and the Dispatch has some notes on the game and a story on the Buckeyes going big to start games.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU senior David Lighty approaching a school record.

The women's basketball Buckeyes dropped a game at Iowa Saturday afternoon, and the Dispatch, Iowa City Press-Citizen and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have game recaps.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story from the OSU men's hockey team's victory against Miami Saturday night.


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