Buckeye Newsstand, March 5

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, March 5
The Ohio State women's basketball team opened Big Ten tournament play Friday night with a win against Iowa. The Columbus Dispatch, Iowa City Press-Citizen and The Associated Press (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) have the details.

The Buckeyes will face top-seeded Michigan State tonight. The Lansing State Journal has a story on the Spartans' Friday thumping of Northwestern.

The Plain Dealer has a story on the OSU men's basketball team as the Buckeyes look for payback against Wisconsin on Sunday.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State -Wisconsin rivalry.


Friday, March 4
The Ohio State women's basketball team opens Big Ten tournament play tonight against Iowa. The Columbus Dispatch has notes on the game and a story on the Buckeyes chasing another conference title.

The OSU men's basketball team looks for revenge Sunday against Wisconsin, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on how the student section has a special rally towel prepared for the game.

Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal has a blog entry on former Ohio State defensive lineman Vernon Gholston, who was recently released by the New York Jets.

Finally, Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has his weekly Rumblings, led with a note on the upcoming discussion on whether to create a Big Ten hockey league. Hunter also has a Rumblings Xtra blog entry.


Thursday, March 3
The Ohio State women's basketball team is playing well down the stretch, and the Dispatch has a story on how the Buckeyes look to be a lock for the NCAA tournament. Rob Oller of the Dispatch also has a column on how the Buckeyes cannot let off the pedal.

The Dispatch has an OSU Insider men's basketball notebook.

Former Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk was released and re-signed to a new deal Wednesday. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin State Journal have the details.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on the recently Sports Illustrated/CBS News story on criminal histories of college athletes.


Wednesday, March 2
The Ohio State men's basketball team, led by a great shooting performance by senior Jon Diebler, ruined Senior Night at Penn State. The Buckeyes beat the Nittany Lions 82-61 Tuesday night, and the Columbus Dispatch, Centre Daily Times of State College, Pa., and Cleveland Plain Dealer have game recaps.

OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has four thoughts from the game.

The Dispatch has another story from the NFL combine, where former OSU cornerback Chimdi Chekwa laid down a blistering 40-yard dash time.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State wrestling team as it prepares for the Big Ten championship meet.


Tuesday, March 1
The Ohio State men's basketball team is back in action tonight at Penn State. The Columbus Dispatch has some notes on the game and a story on the Buckeyes' quick turnaround following its game on Sunday.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on former AAU teammates and good friends David Lighty of Ohio State and David Jackson of Penn State.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on the Buckeyes' return to the No. 1 spot in the latest AP poll. The AP (via the Lorain Morning Journal) also has a story on Ohio State hoping to ruin PSU's senior day.

The Centre Daily Times of State College, Pa., has a story on Penn State's seniors.

The Plain Dealer has a feature story on Cleveland native and OSU women's basketball star Jantel Lavender. The Dispatch also has a story on the super senior.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has a Q&A article with Cameron Heyward from the NFL combine.

The Wall Street Journal tackles the issue of college football oversigning.

Finally, the AP (via the Plain Dealer) has a story on the new members of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, including former OSU player Bob Knight.


Monday, February 28
Led by freshman Deshaun Thomas, the Ohio State men's basketball team defeated Indiana Sunday at Value City Arena. The Columbus Dispatch, Indianapolis Star, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have game recaps.

The Plain Dealer has a Big Ten notebook, national college basketball insider and four things OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises learned from the OSU-IU game.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on Thomas.

The women's basketball Buckeyes crushed Wisconsin on Senior Day prior to the men's game. The Dispatch and Plain Dealer have the details.

The Dispatch has a story on former football Buckeye Devon Torrence from the NFL combine, as well as a combine notebook.

Finally, the Dispatch has a short note on the OSU women's track and field team winning the Big Ten indoor championship for the first time in program history.


Sunday, February 27
The Ohio State men's basketball team hosts Indiana today, and the Dispatch has some notes on the game. The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) has a story on the OSU-IU basketball rivalry losing its luster, something that is also the subject of a Bob Hunter column in the Dispatch.

The Dispatch also has a story on senior Jon Diebler forcing opposing defenses to adjust.

The Buckeyes' in-state talent is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer feature story.

The women's basketball Buckeyes return to the court today to face Wisconsin on Senior Day. The Dispatch has notes on the game and a story on super senior Jantel Lavender.

The Columbus Dispatch and Akron Beacon Journal have NFL combine notebooks, led with a note on former Buckeye Cameron Heyward.


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