Buckeye Newsstand, January 21

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 21
The Ohio State women's basketball team bested Illinois in Champaign on Thursday night, and the Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) have game recaps.

The Dispatch has a NFL notebook, led with a note on eight Ohio State seniors being invited to the draft combine in Indianapolis.

The Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State's junior class all returning for the 2011 football season.

As first reported by Buckeye Sports Bulletin, the Plain Dealer has a note on Ohio State confirming that backup offensive lineman Sam Longo will transfer. The Dayton Daily News also has a note on the Bellbrook, Ohio, product.

Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal has a column on the Ohio State men's basketball team and how it is done playing cupcakes.

Ohio State men's hockey goalie Cal Heeter is the subject of a Dispatch story.

Finally, Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has his weekly Rumblings column and his Rumblings Xtra blog.


Thursday, January 20
The Ohio State men's basketball team won its first game as the top-ranked team in the nation, handling Iowa at Value City Arena. The Columbus Dispatch, Des Moines Register, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have game recaps.

Michael Arace of the Dispatch has a column on the upcoming schedule for Thad Matta's men.

The OSU women's basketball team is back in action tonight against Illinois. The Dispatch has some notes on the game and a story on the Buckeyes looking to fill the void left by injured senior Sarah Schulze.

The Plain Dealer has a story on how the Ohio State football team will not lose any juniors to the NFL draft.

Finally, the Wisconsin State Journal has a story on former OSU linebacker A.J. Hawk as he and the Green Bay Packers prepare to face Chicago in the NFC championship game.


Wednesday, January 19
All of Ohio State's football juniors will return to Columbus for their senior seasons, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

The top-ranked Ohio State men's basketball team returns to the court tonight against Iowa. The Dispatch has some notes on tonight's game and a story on freshman Aaron Craft.

Craft is also the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer story.

The Des Moines Register has a story on the Hawkeyes, who gave the Buckeyes a scare on the road earlier this month.

USA Today and the Wall Street Journal have stories on Thad Matta's surging squad.

Finally, the Dispatch has a sad update on OSU women's basketball senior Sarah Schulze.


Tuesday, January 18
The Ohio State football team added another 2011 verbal commit late last night. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have stories on Ejuan Price's commitment.

The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) has a story on the new No. 1 ranking for the OSU men's basketball team.

The Canton Repository has a note on Big Ten freshman of the week Aaron Craft.

The Dispatch has an OSU Insider notebook.

Finally, Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on Ohio State's Big Man On Campus, Jared Sullinger.


Monday, January 17
The Ohio State women's basketball team earned a much-needed victory against Big Ten-leading Michigan State Sunday afternoon, and the Columbus Dispatch, Lansing State Journal and The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) have game recaps. Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on Jim Foster's club getting tough.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a note on Ross Homan's selection to the Senior Bowl. The Plain Dealer also has a Big Ten Insider notebook and a National College Basketball Insider notebook.


Sunday, January 16
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the unlikely possibility of the suspended Ohio State football players having their punishments reduced. The Dispatch also has a story on how new leaders will have to emerge in 2011 for the football team.

The Ohio State men's basketball team will likely move to No. 1 after outlasting Penn State on Saturday. The Dispatch, Centre Daily Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have game recaps.

The OSU women's basketball team hopes to break out of a slump today with a game against Big Ten title contender Michigan State. The Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes' struggles and some notes on the game.

A shootout victory by the Ohio State men's hockey team leads an OSU roundup by the Dispatch.

Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal has a column on new Kent State football coach, and former OSU assistant, Darrell Hazell.

Finally, Ray Stein of the Dispatch has his weekly Mailbox.


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