Reserve cornerback Dominic Clarke will not travel to Illinois with the Ohio State football team this weekend because of a university rules violation. The Columbus Dispatch, The Lantern and The Associated Press (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) have stories on Clarke and the incident that will sideline him.
The Plain Dealer compares the situations for Braxton Miller and Illinois starting quarterback Nathan Schhelhaase. The Plain Dealer also has a story on how coaches are cashing in on the big business that is college sports and an OSU football notebook.
FoxSportsOhio.com has an OSU-Illinois preview.
The AP (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a story confirming the Miller will start under center.
The Plain Dealer has a men's college basketball notebook.
The Toledo Blade has a story on area product William Buford, OSU's lone men's basketball senior.
FoxSportsOhio.com has a story on the basketball Buckeyes looking to seize the moment.
The AP (via the Canton Repository) has a story on Matta's men and their high hopes for the upcoming season.
Finally, the Dispatch has a story on former Ohio State soccer player Lisa Grubb Burnett, who is attempting her first marathon soon.
The Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette has a story on what it will take to get the unbeaten Fighting Illini to a BCS bowl game. The News-Gazette also has an UI notebook and a look ahead to this weekend in the Big Ten.
The Chicago Sun-Times has a look ahead to tomorrow's game.
The Dispatch has a story on Ohio native and UI safety Steve Hull.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has notes and video from Wednesday night's media session with quarterbacks coach Nick Siciliano and linebackers coach Mike Vrabel. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU Insider notebook, a Bill Livingston column on how realignment affects memories and rivalries and a Starting Blocks video with beat writer Doug Lesmerises on the OSU-Illinois game.
The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on Ohio State's hopes of bouncing back this weekend.
Rich Exner of the Plain Dealer has a story on how most Ohio schools need student fees and public help in order to fund Division I athletics. He also has a story on how Ohio State can afford to pay its own bills.
Finally, Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade has his weekly End Zone column on OSU football.
The Chicago Tribune has a story on Akron, Ohio, native Whitney Mercilus, who called Saturday's contest his bowl game.
The Dispatch has a story on impressive wide receiver, A.J. Jenkins.
Wednesday, October 12
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State football trying to keep morale high, an OSU notebook, a Jack Park look back at the 1943 Ohio State-Illinois game and a national college football notebook.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the news that defensive lineman Nathan Williams is likely out for the season, as well as some notes from Tuesday's media availabilities with Luke Fickell and several OSU players.
Finally, the AP (via the Canton Repository) has a story on the amount of money Ohio State has paid the attorneys representing suspended football players. The Lantern, OSU's student newspaper, was the first to report on the issue.
The Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette has some Tuesday practice report notes.
The Chicago Sun-Times has a story on Illinois' solid defense.
The Dispatch has a story on the red-hot Illini.
Tuesday, October 11
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the attorney who said the NCAA ignored evidence before ruling last week that several players were paid for work that was not done. The Dispatch also has a story on OSU's latest depth chart, which still has Braxton Miller as the No. 1 quarterback.
The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce's thoughts on the state of the program.
The AP (via FoxSportsOhio.com) has the latest on former Buckeye quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who is now off NFL suspension.
FoxSportsOhio.com also has the latest on Ohio State baseball recruiting.
Finally, Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com writes that hiring Urban Meyer is the only way Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee and athletic director Gene Smith survive the football program's recent scandals.
The Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette has an Illini notebook.
The Chicago Tribune has a note on reigning Big Ten defensive player of the week, Illinois cornerback Tavon Wilson.
Monday, October 10
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State dealing with its collapse at Nebraska. The Dispatch also has its OSU Insider notebook, the latest on OSU's quarterback situation and a Michael Arace column that says salvaging the season is all that's left for Luke Fickell's team.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the Ohio State offense under freshman Braxton Miller, a national college football notebook, the weekly Buckeye Leaves notebook and the Weekly Wolverine Watch.
The Toledo Blade has a story on OSU being at a loss for words after the disheartening loss at Nebraska.
Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News posts some of his questions after watching the OSU-Nebraska game.
John Kampf of the Lorain Morning Journal writes that the Buckeyes cannot win without Miller.
The Associated Press (via FoxSportsOhio.com has the latest from the lawyer for several suspended Ohio State football players stemming from the most recent NCAA troubles the Buckeyes have faced.
The Lima News has a story on the Buckeyes' next test, a road game at Illinois.
Finally, the Dispatch has a story on design work beginning on Ohio State's new basketball practice facility.
The Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette has a story on Illinois turning its attention to Ohio State. Loren Tate of the News- Gazette writes that he still has questions about the unbeaten Illini.
The Chicago Tribune has a story on Illinois' top receiving target, A.J. Jenkins.