Buckeye Newsstand, July 30

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, July 30
The Columbus Dispatch has an Ohio State football notebook from the second day of the annual Big Ten football media days in Chicago. The Dispatch also has a story on conference newcomer Nebraska, a Big Ten notebook and a story on how the NCAA investigated Ohio State's relationship with Terrelle Pryor mentor Ted Sarniak in 2008.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News has a story on Sarniak, who was cleared by the NCAA in '08.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on media days, calling the Big Ten an old face with a new game. The Plain Dealer also has a story on what Luke Fickell had to say on Friday.

The Mansfield News Journal also has a story from Chicago.

The Toledo Blade has a story on the resolve of Buckeye players after a difficult offseason.

The Lima News has a story on the Buckeyes not sweating their doubters. The Lima News also has a notebook.

Finally, the Dispatch has a note on former Ohio State men's basketball player Dallas Lauderdale, who will play professionally in Poland for the 2011-12 season.

Wednesday, July 27
Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor got some good and bad news on Tuesday. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) have stories on Pryor being banned from the football program for five years and how that may allow him to enter the NFL's supplemental draft.

Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a blog on how Pryor has gone from poster child to pariah.

Dane Sanzenbacher received some better news, as he signed a free agent deal with the Chicago Bears. The Toledo Blade has the details. The Canton Repository also has a short note on local product Devon Torrence, who signed with Minnesota, and the Dayton Daily News has a story on Green Bay-bound Brandon Saine.

The Dispatch has a recap of undrafted free agent signees.

The Plain Dealer reports that OSU president E. Gordon Gee and other college presidents will meet at a NCAA summit on athletics in August.

The Dispatch has a story from the Mid-American Conference's media day, where former Ohio State football coaches Tim Beckman and Darrell Hazell are preparing to lead Toledo and Kent State, respectively.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on how its finally time to talk football and not just what has happened off the field.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on the new members of Jim Foster's coaching staff for the Ohio State women's basketball team.

NOTE: BSB will be in Chicago for the Big Ten media days on Thursday and Friday. Buckeye Newsstand will return on Saturday.

Tuesday, July 26
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has the results of a newspaper poll, which named conference newcomer Nebraska as the favorite to win the first Big Ten championship game. The Plain Dealer's poll also picked Wisconsin's Bret Bielema as the conference's best coach and Michigan's Denard Robinson and Nebraska's Jared Crick as the Big Ten's preseason players of the year.

The Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper, has a story on the salaries for new assistant coaches Mike Vrabel and Chris Jent.

The NFL lockout ended on Monday, and that started a string of former Ohio State undrafted free agents finding professional homes. The New Orleans Times- Picayune has a note on Dexter Larimore joining the Saints. Twitter also broke signing news Monday night, reporting that Justin Boren is heading to Baltimore, Devon Torrence has signed with Minnesota and Bryant Browning is St. Louis bound. Dane Sanzenbacher has yet to sign with a team but is rumored to have offers from Cincinnati and Buffalo.

Now that the lockout is over, the Columbus Dispatch writes that Terrelle Pryor has begun the waiting game.

The weather may be hot outside, but the Lowell (Mass.) Sun has a story on the changing landscape of college hockey.

Finally, the Port Clinton News Herald caught up with Ohio native Urban Meyer at Bowling Green's annual Gridiron Classic Golf and Dinner. He declined to talk about any potential interest in the OSU head coaching job, however.

Monday, July 25
The Columbus Dispatch has a profile story on new Ohio State head football coach Luke Fickell, who has never been one to back down from a challenge.

The annual Big Ten preseason meetings/media days are this week in Chicago, and for the first time in many years, Jim Tressel will not be there. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the meetings going on without its "caretaker."

The NFL lockout appears to be over, but Terrelle Pryor's hopes to be taken in the supplemental draft appear to be in question. Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com has the details.

Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on questions (and answers) facing the 2011 Ohio State football team.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch finds the NCAA's recent report on the OSU football scandal a little too tidy.

Finally, the Dayton Daily News has a story on point guard prospect Andre Yates, who has been turning heads on the AAU circuit and has gotten attention from Ohio State.

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