Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor will get to enter the NFL supplemental draft after a ruling by the league that also suspended Pryor for the first five games of the 2011 season. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via FoxSportsOhio.com) have the details on the decision.
Michael Arace of the Dispatch has a column on Pryor fitting the trend during a difficult time in college athletics.
Tony Grossi of the Plain Dealer writes that the decision caught the NFLPA off guard. Doug Lesmerises has a blog saying that Pryor was punished by the NFL for not breaking enough rules while at Ohio State, and columnist Bill Livingston says in a Starting Blocks video that Pryor should have been allowed to enter the supplemental draft before all of the recent drama.
The Plain Dealer has a feature story on sophomore offensive lineman Andrew Norwell.
Finally, the AP (via FoxSportsOhio.com) has an update from Fickell's post-practice press conference on Thursday.
Thursday, August 18
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on large linemen Johnathan Hankins and Chris Carter.
The Dispatch reports that former OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor received financial assistance from his mentor Ted Sarniak during his time as a Buckeye. The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a story on Pryor and how his push to become eligible for the NFL supplemental draft could affect Ohio State.
Jim Litke of The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a column saying that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could prevent Pryor from getting away with the "NCAA version of yet another perfect crime."
Zac Jackson of FoxSportsOhio.com has a story on what might happen next in the Pryor-NFL showdown.
Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee visited the Little Sisters of the Poor in northeast Ohio as "penance" for a poor joke Gee made about the Buckeyes playing tough opponents and not the Little Sisters of the Poor. The Columbus Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) have the details of the visit.
Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer talks about the scandal at Miami (Fla.) and how it could help OSU when the Buckeyes travel to face the Hurricanes in a Starting Blocks video.
Former OSU coach Jim Tressel was on a Cleveland radio show on Wednesday, and the Dispatch has the details on what he had to say.
Finally, the Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State women's soccer team as it prepares to build on its successful 2010 season.
Former Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel attended Cleveland Browns practice on Tuesday, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Canton Repository, Dispatch and The Associated Press (via FoxSportsOhio.com) have stories noting Tressel's visit. Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on Tressel playing the role of an interested fan, and the PD also has photos of Tressel (and former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr) from practice.
Marc F. Pendleton of the Dayton Daily News has a column stating that Braxton Miller is the right choice to start at quarterback for the Buckeyes.
The AP (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) reports that the NFL supplemental draft has been postponed.
Finally, Ohio State fans needing to feel better after a difficult offseason should read this Yahoo! Sports report on troubles at Miami (Fla.).
Tuesday, August 16
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Sugar Bowl money forfeited by Ohio State will go to charities.
The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on OSU's quarterback battle.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on former OSU defensive lineman Quinn Pitcock, who is attempting to make the Detroit Lions' roster.
Finally, Zac Jackson of FoxSportsOhio.com has a story on historic supplemental draft winners and losers.
Monday, August 15
The Lima News has a feature story on Spencerville, Ohio, native Amy Fickell, wife of new Ohio State head football coach Luke Fickell. The Lima News also has a quick Q&A with Amy Fickell.
The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on the questions facing the Ohio State football team.
The Dayton Daily News has a brief update on Terrelle Pryor's NFL aspirations.
B.J. Bethel of the DDN has a column on ESPN's part in the problems surrounding college football.
Finally, the Columbus Dispatch has a college football notebook, led with a note on Michigan's hopes to keep quarterback Denard Robinson healthy this fall.
Sunday, August 14
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's quarterback battle and how the decision head coach Luke Fickell will have to make could define his tenure. The Dispatch also has an OSU notebook, its Ask the experts Q&A and a Bob Hunter column on now being time to focus on football, not the NCAA.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on sophomore safety Christian Bryant, who is trying to crack OSU's starting lineup.
Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on Braxton Miller and the history of freshmen starting quarterbacks.
Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on the practice of football two-a-days. Ohio State recently started its preseason two-a-days.
Finally, the Dayton Daily News has a story on Centerville, Ohio, defensive lineman Ifeadi Odenigbo, an OSU recruiting target.