The Ohio State baseball team allowed four runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose to top-seeded Illinois in the second day of action at the Big Ten baseball tournament at Huntington Park in Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch has a game recap, as well as a roundup of the rest of the day's action. Ohio State faces Minnesota in an elimination game this afternoon.
The Dispatch has a story on the tattoo parlor owner at the center of the OSU football scandal. Edward Rife has entered a plea agreement with the federal government.
Sticking with the off-the-field problems for the Buckeyes, the Dispatch has a story on reaction to the Ray Small story in the Lantern. The Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) also have stories stemming from Small's comments.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how fawning fans share blame for the OSU mess.
Finally, the Dispatch has a note on the hiring of former Duke guard Greg Paulus as the new video coordinator for the Ohio State men's basketball team.
Thursday, May 26
Former Ohio State wide receiver Ray Small is back in the news stemming from a story in the Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper, in which he said players don't think about NCAA rules.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is looking into car deals involving OSU football players.
The Ohio State baseball team completed an impressive comeback on the first day of the Big Ten tournament in Columbus, besting Minnesota 5-3. The Dispatch has a game recap, as well as a story on the rest of Wednesday's action at Huntington Park.
Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer looks into the Big Ten push for additional financial help for student-athletes.
Wednesday, May 25
The Big Ten baseball tournament begins this afternoon at Huntington Park in downtown Columbus, and the Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes' bullpen, as well as a story on Big Ten Freshman of the Year Josh Dezse.
The Plain Dealer has an OSU notebook, led with a note stemming from an interview with Tyler Moeller.
Finally, Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer says in a Starting Blocks TV video it will be hard to keep Terrelle Pryor off the field against Nebraska when his suspension ends.
Tuesday, May 24
The Columbus Dispatch has an Ohio State sports notebook, led with a note on two women's basketball assistants who are leaving the program.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the benefits and costs of a potential ninth conference football game in the Big Ten.
The Ohio State men's tennis team ended its season in the NCAA team tournament semifinal vs. Virginia. The Dispatch has the details.
Finally, the Dispatch has a look at this week's Big Ten baseball tournament at Huntington Park in downtown Columbus.
Monday, May 23
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the College Football Hall of Fame and how for some the wait for enshrinement is long.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an OSU notebook, led with a note on Cleveland being out of the running for hosting the Big Ten football championship game.
Ohio State's student newspaper, the Lantern, has a story on incoming long snapper Bryce Haynes.
Finally, Jim Naveau of the Lima News gives a failing grade to the proposal by the Big Ten to supplement athletic scholarships.