Buckeye Newsstand, February 25

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, February 25
The Ohio State women's basketball team continued its good play as of late, defeating Big Ten regular season champion Michigan State in East Lansing Thursday night. The Columbus Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) have game recaps. The Lansing (Mich.) State Journal has a story on the Spartans, who still clinched the league crown despite the loss to OSU.

The Dispatch has a story on former Ohio State offensive lineman Justin Boren, who recently reunited with former Michigan teammate Steve Schilling at the NFL combine.

The Dispatch has a brief recap of a shootout loss suffered by the Ohio State men's hockey team Thursday night against Ferris State.

The Plain Dealer and Dispatch have stories on Cleveland John F. Kennedy lineman Chris Carter, who signed his national letter of intent with Ohio State on Thursday and closed out the recruiting class of 2011.

Thursday, February 24
Former Ohio State football player Cameron Heyward is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story in which he says he is glad he returned for his senior season. Heyward is one of nine Buckeyes to participate in the upcoming NFL combine in Indianapolis, and the Dispatch has a list of those players.

The Ohio State women's basketball team faces Michigan State tonight, and the Dispatch has some notes on the game and a story on the Buckeyes' current winning streak.

The Dispatch also has an OSU men's basketball insider notebook.

Finally, the Toledo Blade has a story on Dane Sanzenbacher as he prepares for the combine.

Wednesday, February 23
The Ohio State men's basketball team followed the lead of senior David Lighty and thumped visiting Illinois Tuesday night at Value City Arena. The Columbus Dispatch, Champaign News-Gazette, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chicago Sun-Times, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) have game recaps.

The Dispatch has an OSU notebook from the win and a Michael Arace column on Lighty.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer also has a column on Lighty while beat writer Doug Lesmerises has four thoughts from the game.

Tuesday, February 22
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on new football Buckeye Joel Hale, who is hoping to follow in the footsteps of teammate John Simon.

After losing two of its last three games, the Dispatch has a story on tense times for the Buckeyes. The Dispatch also has some notes on tonight's OSU game against Illinois.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer analyzes whether Thad Matta's men can advance deep into the NCAA Tournament with a small bench.

The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a story on the Buckeyes having a short amount of time to prepare for tonight's game against Illinois.

Finally, the Canton Repository has a story on how Ohio State and local NAIA Division II power Wooster feature in-state talent.

Monday, February 21
The Ohio State men's basketball team fell for the second time in three games, losing at Purdue on Sunday. The Columbus Dispatch, Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Lima News) have game recaps.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how it is not time to panic if you're an OSU basketball fan. The Dispatch also has its weekly Bracketology story by Bill Rabinowitz.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has four things from the loss as well as a story on the Big Ten dismissing criticism of its choice to allow referees who worked a 9 p.m. game on Saturday to work the afternoon game in West Lafayette.

The women's basketball Buckeyes also played at Purdue on Sunday and won on a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Brittany Johnson. The Dispatch and Lafayette Journal & Courier have the details.

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