Luke Fickell was officially introduced Monday as Ohio State's interim head football coach. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the challenge facing the Columbus native, as well as an OSU notebook, background story on Fickell and a Rob Oller column on how Fickell is not Tressel and how that's the way it should be.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story from the Fickell press conference, as well as a Doug Lesmerises analysis piece on how OSU needs to follow Fickell's advice and move forward. The Plain Dealer also has a short note and video on what Fickell had to say about Terrelle Pryor.
Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on Fickell, who could earn the right to take the interim tag off his job title.
Note: Buckeye Newsstand will return on June 20.
Monday, June 13
Life continues to move on for the Ohio State football program without Jim Tressel. On Sunday, interim head coach Luke Fickell led a high school football camp for prospects at Ohio State. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has the details.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that Tressel skipped a rules compliance seminar in Tampa, Fla., something that was going to be a part of his OSU punishment for committing a NCAA violation.
The Plain Dealer reports that Christopher Cicero, the man who initially warned Tressel about tattoo parlor owner Eddie Rife and his dealings with OSU football players, has been accused of misconduct in tipping off Tressel.
The Dispatch has a story on children named after Tressel.
The Associated Press (via FoxSportsOhio.com) has a short story on Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee's comments about the football program's problems during the university's commencement on Sunday.
B.J. Bethel of the Dayton Daily News has a column coming out against paying college athletes.
Sunday, June 12
The Columbus Dispatch tries to answer the question most Ohio State football fans are asking: How bad could it get?
The Dispatch also has a story reporting that the terms of Jim Tressel's departure are nearly finished.
The Dispatch has a feature story on former Ohio State lineman Simon Fraser, who has found his calling in life away from football.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on how controversey seems to follow Christopher Cicero, the man who sent the warning e-mails to Tressel in April 2010.
The Plain Dealer also has a NFL Insider notebook, led with a note on what might have been between Tressel and the Cleveland Browns.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how the broken system facing college football programs and how it is set up for failure.
Ray Stein of the Dispatch has his weekly Mailbox.
Kurt Snyder of the Mansfield News Journal has a column suggesting Terrelle Pryor consider playing for Saskatchewan of the Canadian Football League.
Jim Naveau of the Lima News has some suggestions for Luke Fickell as he takes over at OSU.