Buckeye Newsstand, May 13

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, May 13
The Ohio State football team will play Nebraska and Wisconsin under the lights. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and FoxSportsOhio.com have short stories on the announcement.

Some sad news came from Dallas late Thursday night when word spread that former OSU football player Ron Springs passed away after spending years in a coma. The Dispatch and Dallas Morning News have stories on Springs' passing.

The OSU baseball team begins a big series tonight vs. Iowa, and the Dispatch has a story on the pressure building for Greg Beals' team. The Dispatch also has a story on how new metal bats are affecting college baseball offenses.

Finally, the Dayton Daily News reports Ohio State freshman Braxton Miller will be unable to attend an "official graduation party" for him thrown in a Huber Heights nightclub because of NCAA rules.

Thursday, May 12
The powerhouse Ohio State men's tennis team begins NCAA Tournament play this weekend, and the Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on Ty Tucker's team.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on the problems with the NCAA.

The Dispatch has a brief note on the OSU-Miami (Fla.) football game being announced as a night kickoff.

The Dispatch also has a short note on the OSU baseball team's win against No. 19 Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.

The Lantern, OSU's student newspaper, has a story on OSU's "other sports" representing the school.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on stemming from the official announcement of Rustam Sharipov as OSU's new men's gymnastics coach.

Wednesday, May 11
The Columbus Dispatch has an update on its earlier used car/OSU football player story, noting a resolution to the question surrounding a car bought by former Buckeye Thaddeus Gibson.

OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer talks about OSU's off-the-field issues in a video interview.

Tim May of the Dispatch has a blog entry on the latest surrounding Dorian Bell's status with the football team.

Patrick Rishe of Forbes.com compares the Ohio State troubles to those of USC in 2010.

Finally, the Dispatch has a short note on a blowout loss suffered by the Ohio State baseball team against Oklahoma State.

Tuesday, May 10
The Lima News has a story on some pointed comments made by Chris Spielman about Jim Tressel at a speaking engagement in Lima on Monday.

Earle Bruce, Spielman's coach at OSU, defended Tressel in an interview with Fandy.com.

Doretta Donovan of the Dayton Daily News has a blog entry on fan predictions about Tressel's future at OSU.

The Dispatch has a story on the hiring of a new Ohio State men's gymnastics head coach.

The Dispatch also has a story on the men's volleyball Buckeyes' season to remember.

Finally, Sam Amico of FoxSportsOhio.com lists OSU's Jared Sullinger as a player who should have entered the NBA draft.

Monday, May 9
Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch has a column on the national champion Ohio State men's volleyball team, who provided a nice diversion from the recent problems surrounding the football program.

The Dispatch has another OSU sports roundup, led with a note on a loss by the baseball Buckeyes.

Zack Meisel of the Lantern has a column on the football program's problems.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on the Several dozen companies offering to supply licensed apparel for Ohio State.

Sunday, May 8
The Ohio State men's volleyball team won the national championship Saturday night at Penn State, defeating UC Santa Barbara in five sets for the program's first title. The Columbus Dispatch, Centre Daily Times and The Associated Press (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) have stories on the champs.

The Dispatch has a story on its Men's Ohio Coach Basketball of the Year, Ohio State's Thad Matta.

The Dispatch has a story on potential starting quarterback Joe Bauserman.

The AP (via the Canton Repository) has an OSU notebook.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how recent off-the-field issues surrounding the OSU football program have left fans frustrated.

The Dispatch has an OSU sports roundup, led with a note on another win for the baseball Buckeyes.

Finally, the AP (via the Dayton Daily News) reports Tressel will attend a compliance seminar in Tampa in June.

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