Buckeye Newsstand, June 25

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, June 25
The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have stories on what's next for former Ohio State men's basketball player David Lighty after his name was not called during this week's NBA draft.

Staying with the draft, the Mansfield News Journal has a story on Jon Diebler, who capped a good week by being drafted in the second round by Portland.

ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, a former University of Dayton quarterback, was back in the Gem City on Friday at a charity golf tournament. He spoke to the Dayton Daily News about former OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Lima News) has a story in which an OSU trustee says the university needs to do some soul-searching in the wake of its recent football scandal.


Friday, June 24
The NBA draft was a mixed bag for former Ohio State men's basketball players. Jon Diebler was picked in the second round by the Portland TrailBlazers, while David Lighty and Dallas Lauderdale went undrafted. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have the details.

The Oregonian has a video with Portland interim general manager Chad Buchanan, during which he talks about the draft and about Diebler.

The Dispatch has a story stemming from a meeting of Ohio State's board of trustees. That group spoke about possibly consolidating the university's compliance office.

The AP (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a similar story.

The Warren Tribune Chronicle caught up with OSU defensive lineman John Simon, who spoke to a reporter before a charity banquet Thursday night.

Finally, John Bombatch of the Dayton Daily News reports that Middletown junior quarterback Jalin Marshall has earned a scholarship offer to play for the Buckeyes.


Thursday, June 23
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the decommitment of Lakewood St. Edward offensive lineman Kyle Kalis, suggesting that he might not be lost to OSU.

The Dispatch also has a story on a private - and possibly illegal according to Ohio law - meeting held by Ohio State's trustees on Wednesday.

The Canton Repository catches up with former Ohio State football player A.J. Hawk, who defended former OSU coach Jim Tressel.

The Associated Press (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) has a story on OSU president E. Gordon Gee's recent efforts with the real Little Sisters of the Poor.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on former OSU basketball player David Lighty, who will wait to hear his name called tonight during the NBA draft.


Wednesday, June 22
The Ohio State football team received some bad news Tuesday night when five-star offensive line prospect Kyle Kalis rescinded his verbal commitment to play for the Buckeyes, mere days before taking a visit to Michigan. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story based on one first written by BuckeyeSports.com's Bill Greene.

The Columbus Dispatch, Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via FoxSportsOhio.com) have stories stemming from the Tuesday announcement that the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles found no laws broken among car sales to OSU football players and their families.

OSU director of football operations Greg Gillum spoke at a charity pro-am in Canton on Tuesday and the Canton Repository has a story on what he had to say.

The Dispatch reprinted a Dayton Daily News story from last week in which Gem City area natives Zach Domicone and C.J. Barnett denied trading memorabilia and autographs for tattoos or money.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on E. Gordon Gee's comments at a ceremony honoring the Little Sisters of the Poor in Toledo.


Tuesday, June 21
We start today with some breaking news, as The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) reports that the Ohio BMV has found no wrongdoing in its investigation into car purchases by Ohio State football players.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns are doing their research into Terrelle Pryor ahead of the NFL supplemental draft. After reading the news, Greg Billing of the Dayton Daily News suggests that Pryor isn't worth the hassle for the Browns.

The Plain Dealer has a story on the commitment of Canton McKinley defensive end Se'Von Pittman to Michigan State and not OSU. Zac Jackson of FoxSportsOhio.com has a blog entry on Pittman's choice.

The Plain Dealer has a story on former OSU men's basketball player David Lighty as he waits and hopes to hear his named called during Thursday's NBA draft.

The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's impressive incoming wrestling recruiting class.

The Dispatch also has a story on future men's basketball Buckeye Amir Williams, who is waiting for his final grades and his ACT score to find out if he will be eligible to come to OSU as soon as next week.


Monday, June 20
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the incoming freshman class that will join the Ohio State men's basketball team and the work lying ahead for those five new Buckeyes.

The Ohio State football team got some bad news on the recruiting trail on Sunday when Canton McKinley defensive lineman Se'Von Pittman picked Michigan State and not the Buckeyes. The Canton Repository has the story.

Andrew Carter of the Sun-Sentinel of South Florida reports that the Miami Dolphins are not interested in Terrelle Pryor.

Finally, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on how NCAA sanctions can affect more than just a university's athletic program.


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