The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the difficult road the Ohio State men's basketball team will face in the NCAA Tournament and how it is not easy for a No. 1 seed to win it all. The Dispatch also has a story on Thad Matta using the near upset by No. 16 seed Western Carolina of top-seeded Purdue in 1996 as a way to keep his players focused, and a story on U.S. Basketball Writers Association national freshman of the year Jared Sullinger.
The Canton Repository has a story on how the tournament is not a party for the OSU men's basketball team.
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel gave a speech at a fundraiser at Cardington High School on Tuesday night, and the Mansfield News Journal has a story on what he had to say.
Finally, the Dayton Daily News catches up with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who likes what he sees in Ohio State.
Tuesday, March 15
Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel spoke at a luncheon sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton and for the first time apologized to fans for the events leading up to his suspension. The Canton Repository, Toledo Blade and The Associated Press (via the Columbus Dispatch) have details of Tressel's speech. The Repository also has photos and video.
The Dispatch tackles the question of whether former Ohio State walk-on Christopher Cicero violated his oath as a lawyer by sending e-mails to Tressel.
Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column saying the men's basketball Buckeyes are still looking for love. Michael Arace of the Dispatch has a column on the 1960 team seeing itself in the current Buckeyes.
The Ohio State women's basketball team earned a No. 4 seed in the Dayton Region of the NCAA tournament and will stay home for the first two rounds of play. The Dispatch has a story on selection Monday and a story on freshmen Ashley Adams and Martina Ellerbe.
The AP (via the Plain Dealer) also has a story on the OSU women.
Finally, the Dispatch has a story on Ohio State wrestler Colt Sponseller and his All-America hopes.
Monday, March 14
The Ohio State men's basketball team is heading to the NCAA Tournament with momentum after winning the Big Ten tournament and earning the No. 1 overall seed. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have stories on the conference title win against Penn State.
The Dispatch has a story on OSU's hopes to stay on top, a story on the Buckeyes heading to Cleveland to start the tournament, a story on OSU basketball fans, tournament analysis by Bill Rabinowitz and a Bob Hunter column on Ohio State's next mission.
OSU athletic director Gene Smith served as the selection committee chair for the tourney, and he is the subject of an AP story (via the Plain Dealer).
The Ohio State women's basketball team will learn its NCAA tournament fate tonight, and the Dispatch has a story on head coach Jim Foster's hopes that his Buckeyes get a deserved three seed.