Buckeye Newsstand, February 12

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, February 12
The top-ranked and unbeaten Ohio State men's basketball team will face a stiff challenge against Wisconsin this afternoon. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how the Badgers play in the slow lane. The Dispatch also has some notes on today's game and a "Daily Hunter" blog entry by Bob Hunter from Madison.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade have stories on the Badgers posting OSU's next test in the quest for perfection.

The Wisconsin State Journal has a story on UW's hopes to knock off the Buckeyes, as well as a story on Badger big man Jon Leuer and a UW basketball notebook.

The Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State women's basketball standout, and Cleveland native, Jantel Lavender as she closes in on the career scoring record at OSU.

The Plain Dealer has video with OSU football recruit Cardale Jones of Cleveland Glenville.

Finally, the Dispatch and AnnArbor.com have recaps of a men's hockey loss for the Buckeyes at Yost Arena.


Friday, February 11
The Ohio State women's basketball team got back on the winning track Thursday night at Value City Arena, thumping Purdue 90-67. The Columbus Dispatch and Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier have the details.

Turning to men's basketball, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on how the unbeaten Buckeyes are stirring memories of the undefeated 1975-76 Indiana team. The Plain Dealer also has a story on one of that IU team's fans - Thad Matta.

The Cincinnati Enquirer also has a story on the Buckeyes' quest to match the unbeaten Hoosiers.

Men's basketball senior Jon Diebler is closing in on the Big Ten record for three-pointers, and he is the subject of a Dispatch story.

The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a story on how the unbeaten Buckeyes are playing with bull's eyes on their backs.

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


Thursday, February 10
The Ohio State women's basketball team will hope a change in venue will lead to a positive change on the court tonight when the Buckeyes host Purdue at Nationwide Arena. The Columbus Dispatch has some notes on the game and a story on the struggling Buckeyes.

The men's basketball Buckeyes don't play again until this weekend at Wisconsin, but the Badgers played Wednesday night and defeated Iowa in overtime. The Wisconsin State Journal has a game recap.

Men's basketball player Nikola Kecman is the subject of a Dispatch profile story.

The Lantern spoke with OSU athletic director Gene Smith and has a story on what he had to say about NCAA Tournament expansion.

Finally, the Dispatch has a short note on former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier transferring to Miami (Fla.).


Wednesday, February 9
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on a woman who claims former Ohio State football star Art Schlichter ruined her financially.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State men's basketball player Jared Sullinger getting a taunting sign from a Minnesota fan.

The women's basketball Buckeyes will play at Nationwide Arena on Thursday night, and the Dispatch has a story on how the Greater Columbus Sports Commission hopes to eventually lure a women's Final Four to downtown Columbus.

Sticking with women's basketball, Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on how Jim Foster's team is lacking heart.

The Lorain Morning Journal catches up with Super Bowl champion and former Buckeye linebacker Matt Wilhelm.

The Associated Press (via the Plain Dealer) has a story on the Big Ten men's basketball teams and its chase for postseason berths.


Tuesday, February 8
Ohio State recruit Chris Carter will not be charged after suspicions of misdemeanor sexual imposition. The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Canton Repository and The Associated Press (via the News-Herald) have the details.

The Dispatch catches up with former OSU defensive lineman Cameron Heyward after he underwent left elbow surgery.

The Dispatch has a story on Wisconsin getting another chance to beat a No. 1 Ohio State team.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how Thad Matta is building a men's basketball program at Ohio State that would be worthy of Fred Taylor.

Finally, the Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State legend Jesse Owens as part of Black History Month.


Monday, February 7
The Ohio State men's basketball team remained perfect on the season with an 82-69 road victory at Minnesota Sunday afternoon. The Columbus Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have game recaps.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has four thoughts from the OSU-Minnesota game, as well as a Big Ten Insider notebook.

Things did not go as well for the Ohio State women's basketball team on Sunday. The Buckeyes were upset by Northwestern for the season time this season, and the Dispatch and the AP (via the Akron Beacon Journal) have the details.

Finally, the Dayton Daily News catches up with Coldwater native Ross Homan at an autograph signing. The DDN also has a story on new Super Bowl champion A.J. Hawk.


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