Buckeye Newsstand, January 29

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.

Saturday, January 29
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State men's basketball team as the Buckeyes hope to avoid a letdown after routing Purdue earlier this week. The Dispatch also has some notes on tonight's game against Northwestern.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU freshman Deshaun Thomas.

The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times have updates on the condition of Northwestern's John Shurna.

The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has a story on Thad Matta's men remaining wary of all foes.

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Friday, January 28
A second half collapse sent the Ohio State women's basketball team to a home loss to Michigan Thursday night at Value City Arena. The Columbus Dispatch, AnnArbor.com and The Associated Press (via the Chillicothe Gazette) have game recaps.

The top-ranked Ohio State men's basketball team is the subject of a Mansfield News Journal column by Larry Phillips.

Sticking with men's basketball, the Chicago Tribune has an update on Northwestern basketball standout John Shurna, who may miss Saturday's game against the Buckeyes.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's official announcement of Stan Drayton as the football team's newest assistant coach. The hire also leads an OSU notebook by the Lorain Morning Journal.


Thursday, January 27
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State men's basketball freshman standout Aaron Craft. Craft is also the subject of a lead note in an OSU Insider notebook by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Plain Dealer also has some additional notes from Tuesday's men's basketball victory against Purdue.

The Dispatch also has a story on the brighter outlook surrounding the OSU women's basketball team thanks to the emergence of Ashley Adams.

Finally, the Dispatch has a football recruiting story in the days leading up to National Signing Day. The Toledo Blade also has a recruiting story.


Wednesday, January 26
If Tuesday night's game was a test, the Ohio State men's basketball team passed with flying colors. The Columbus Dispatch, Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have recaps of OSU's 87-64 beatdown of Purdue.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch says its too early to compare this basketball team to the Jerry Lucas-era Buckeyes of the 1960s.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on Thad Matta's constant battle against time.

Finally, the Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State's new wide receivers coach Stan Drayton.


Tuesday, January 25
The Ohio State men's basketball team faces a stiff challenge tonight when Purdue invades Columbus to take on the top-ranked Buckeyes. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier have stories on the big-man battle featuring OSU's Jared Sullinger and PU's JaJuan Johnson. The Dispatch also has some notes on the 9 p.m. game.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on OSU freshman spark plug Aaron Craft.

The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a story on the signing (yes, signing) stylings of the Ohio State men's basketball team.

The OSU women's basketball Buckeyes earned an important win Monday night, knocking off Iowa. The Dispatch and Iowa City Press-Citizen have stories from the 81-67 OSU victory.

The Toledo Blade reports that Jim Tressel will speak at an awards banquet in Toledo in March.

Finally, the Dispatch and Plain Dealer have stories on the return of former OSU football player Anthony Schlegel as the team's new assistant strength coach.


Monday, January 24
The Columbus Dispatch has an OSU Insider basketball notebook and Bill Rabinowitz's weekly Bracketology.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has its weekly Big Ten Insider notebook and a national college basketball notebook.

The Ohio State women's basketball team returns to action tonight against Iowa. The Dispatch has some notes on the game and a story on reinforcements helping OSU's cause.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal makes the case for Ohio being the king of college football.

Finally, Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has some miscellaneous notes from his "Daily Hunter" blog.


Sunday, January 23
The Columbus Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have stories from another victory for the Ohio State men's basketball team. The top-ranked and unbeaten Buckeyes held off host Illinois.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on freshman Deshaun Thomas, who sparked a key rally for OSU.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has four things he learned from the game.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on the depth the Ohio State football team has in its secondary. The Dispatch also tackles some questions in its Ask the Experts Q&A.


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