Buckeye Newsstand, April 30

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, April 30
Former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter has been indicted on 13 felony counts in his Super Bowl ticket fraud case. The Columbus Dispatch has the details.

Tim May of the Dispatch has two blog entries. One on how the suspended football players participating in the Sugar Bowl did not make sense and another on Cameron Heyward and his comments on Jim Tressel and his former teammates after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

No Ohio State football players were drafted in the second and third round of the NFL draft, and that leads a NFL notebook by the Dispatch. The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a story on the draft and how several former Buckeyes should be taken today.

The baseball Buckeyes beat Michigan Friday night, and the Dispatch has a recap of the victory.

Former Ohio State football player and Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne product Will Allen will launch a grant program with the Dayton Public Schools this fall. The Dayton Daily News has the story.

Finally, the Toledo Blade has a story on former football Buckeyes coming out and saying Tressel should face additional punishments. One of those former Buckeyes is Kirk Herbstreit, who recently deleted his Twitter account. Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News says OSU fan attacks on the former football captain are misguided.


Friday, April 29
Cameron Heyward is heading to Pittsburgh after the Steelers drafted him Thursday night during the first round of the NFL draft. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have stories on the pick. Ron Cook of the Post-Gazette also has a column on Heyward's selection.

The Columbus Dispatch, Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via FoxSportsOhio.com) have stories with updates from the Justice Department letter that started tattoo-gate.

The AP (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story with comments from Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, who says he might have acted differently toward five Ohio State players who were allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl had he known what he knows now. The Plain Dealer has a similar story.

Mike Lopresti of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on how Tressel's problems started with a lack of accountability.

The Dispatch has a story on Ohio State baseball pitcher Andrew Armstrong.

Marc Katz of the Dayton Daily News has a short column on Ohio State's quarterback situation and how the Buckeyes have dealt with similar situations.

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


Thursday, April 28
Both the Columbus Dispatch and Naples News have stories on former Ohio State linebacker Brian Rolle, who will wait for his name to be called this weekend during the NFL draft.

The Latern, Ohio State's student newspaper, has a story on possible first-round pick Cameron Heyward.

Carlos Holmes of the Dayton Daily News also gets comments from Heyward.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on the future Ohio State-Nebraska rivalry.

The New York Times has an article on the Jim Tressel controversy, including comments from the parents of OSU commit Bri'onte Dunn.

Bruce Hooley of FoxSportsOhio.com writes about Ohio State standing by Tressel.

Finally, Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated answers an OSU/Tressel question in his college football mailbag.


Wednesday, April 27
The Toledo Blade catches up with area native and former Ohio State wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher as he waits for his NFL draft fate.

Terry Pluto of the Plain Dealer has a column saying Tressel and Ohio State need to show humility. Doug Lesmerises says Tressel should not resign during a Starting Blocks video.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on how not all the news is bad at Ohio State.

Marc F. Pendleton of the Dayton Daily News thinks Tressel should sit out the 2011 season.

The Dispatch has a short story on standout high school wrestler Andrew Campolattano of New Jersey, who recently announced he will wrestle for Tom Ryan at Ohio State.

The Plain Dealer has an update on some good and bad news for Ohio State's football recruiting.

Finally, Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog entry saying the Ohio State men's basketball team will open next season's home slate with Wright State.


Tuesday, April 26
The Columbus Dispatch continues its reporting on the Jim Tressel/NCAA saga with a story on how deception was the crux of the NCAA's case against Tressel. Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column saying that even if the NCAA penalties are severe, it isn't the end of the world.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story stemming from Ohio State's release of the NCAA's Notice of Allegations.

The Dispatch reports that OSU apparel licensing may only go to one company soon, as does the Toledo Blade and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository).

Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News suggests that the Tressel era at OSU may end sooner rather than later.

Jim Naveau of the Lima News also weighs in, saying Tressel isn't going anywhere - for now.

Tim Dahlberg of The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) says Tressel's lies are an embarrassment to Ohio State.

Many other national writers have written about Tressel, including Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated, Pat Forde of ESPN.com, Reid Cherner of USA Today, Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com and Tony Barnhart of CBSSports.com.

Also writing about the story is Bruce Hooley on FoxSportsOhio.com. Zac Jackson of FoxSportsOhio.com takes a look at what to expect next.

Finally, Ohio State gained a 2012 football recruit this morning. The Dispatch has a brief note on Upper Arlington wide receiver/punter Frank Epitropoulos.


Monday, April 25
With the spring game in the past, attention turns to how the NCAA will rule when it comes to Jim Tressel's failure to inform the body about his knowledge of violations committed by his players in 2010. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how the university is potentially facing severe sanctions after receiving a NCAA notice of allegations. The Dispatch also has a story on more Tressel e-mails being obtained by the newspaper.

Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News wonders if Braxton Miller will be Ohio State's starter in the fall.

From Sunday, the Dispatch has a story catching up with Jared Sullinger and William Buford, who will both return to the Ohio State men's basketball team and not enter the NBA draft.

The Dispatch posted a story from Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star on several sons hoping to follow in their fathers' NFL footsteps, including former Ohio State defensive lineman Cameron Heyward.

Heyward and four other Big Ten defensive linemen should be drafted in the first round of this week's NFL draft, and that is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer story.

Finally, the Dayton Daily News has a short note on Kansas releasing its non-conference men's basketball schedule, including a date against Ohio State at Allen Fieldhouse.


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