Buckeye Newsstand, May 20

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 20
The Ohio State baseball team earned a doubleheader split vs. Minnesota at Target Field on Thursday, and the Columbus Dispatch and Minneapolis Star Tribune have notes from the action. The Buckeyes are in fifth place in the Big Ten with one game left in the regular season. The top six teams will earn conference tournament berths.

Former Ohio State standout linebacker A.J. Hawk was back in the Dayton area on Thursday and spoke to the Dayton Daily News while attending the Sonny Unger Foundation Banquet.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on former OSU basketball player Jon Diebler from the NBA combine in Chicago.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has some Ohio State notes in his weekly Rumblings column.

AskMen.com interviewed Archie Griffin for a story.

Finally, CBSSports.com has a story on the Big Ten looking at "full cost" scholarships.


Thursday, May 19
Bruce Hooley has a good story on the OSU career of Eddie George on FoxSportsOhio.com.

George spoke about embattled Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel in an interview for ESPN.com.

The Associated Press (via the FoxSportsOhio.com) has a story saying Tressel will pay his own legal fees, not Ohio State.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has another story from the Big Ten spring meetings in Chicago, where the conference seems to be accepting more primetime football games - but not the OSU-Michigan game.

The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State baseball team. The Buckeyes begin a crucial series at Minnesota today.

The Dispatch also has a story on men's tennis senior Matt Allare.

The Dispatch has an OSU sports roundup, led with a note on members of the men's and women's track and field team earning honors.

Tim Dahlberg of the AP (via the Lima News) has a column saying the NCAA should stop acting like it controls college football.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on OSU's newest 2012 football verbal commitment, Cleveland St. Ignatius tight end Blake Thomas.


Wednesday, May 18
The Columbus Dispatch interviewed the lawyer for Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer got a two-minute interview with Tressel in an elevator at the Big Ten spring meetings.

ESPN.com also has a story from Chicago, where the Windy City and Indianapolis were named finalists in the battle to host the Big Ten football championship game.

The Ohio State men's basketball team will host Duke in the next edition of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and FoxSportsOhio.com have stories on the announcement.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a story on the announcement of the College Football Hall of Fame class of 2011.

The Dispatch has a brief note on the OSU women's golf team as it begins NCAA championship tournament play.

The Dispatch has a story on what David Lighty and Jon Diebler are doing to prepare for the NBA draft.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on former OSU basketball coach Jim O'Brien, who has taken the head coaching job at Division III Emerson College in Boston.


Tuesday, May 17
Eddie George was announced as one of the members of the College Football Hall of Fame class of 2011 on Monday, becoming the 29th Buckeye to gain induction. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have stories on the well-deserved honor.

Tim May of the Dispatch reports the members of the Ohio State football team received their Big Ten championship rings Monday morning.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on how Ohio State's defense of Jim Tressel has come at a cost.

Among those defending Tressel is Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne, who spoke to ESPN.com at the Big Ten spring meetings in Chicago.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch reports David Lighty and Jon Diebler are going to a NBA pre-draft combine in Chicago.

Finally, the Salisbury (N.C.) Post has a story on OSU broadcaster Paul Keels, who was recently in the area because of the NSSA Hall of Fame convention.


Monday, May 16
The Columbus Dispatch has an Ohio State sports roundup, led with a note on the women's track and field team winning the Big Ten championship.

The Associated Press (via the FoxSportsOhio.com) has a story on Ohio State delaying the release of the 2010 gold pants.

Sporting News has a story on future Ohio State offensive lineman Kyle Kalis.

Finally, Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com has a column on how Jim Tressel's hire of a former NCAA enforcer as his attorney is part of a trend by schools trying to soften penalties.


Sunday, May 15
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the 2010 gold pants, which have not yet been handed out.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has an analysis piece on how Jim Tressel has no intention of leaving his job.

The Plain Dealer also has a story on former OSU assistant Darrell Hazell, who is settling into his new job as head coach at Kent State.

Bill Rabinowitz of the Dispatch has a story stemming from a mock NCAA infractions case he attended recently.

BSB's own Jeff Svoboda has a story on FoxSportsOhio.com on Braxton Miller ending the spring on a high note.

The Dispatch has its latest Ask the Experts piece.

Finally, the Dispatch has an OSU sports roundup, led with a note on the men's tennis team's victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA team tournament.


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