Buckeye Newsstand, March 31

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, March 31
Columbus Dispatch
Scouting the Buckeyes
Kansas at a glance
Kansas' Taylor: ‘a treat to coach'
Men's basketball: Ohio State's Thomas: 'I love to score'
Four previous finals in New Orleans? Fan-tastic
Scouting the Jawhawks
Men's basketball: Ohio State-Kansas preview
Bob Hunter commentary: Matta's use of bench keeps critics flapping
Final Four: With Sullinger in lineup, Ohio State has full arsenal for rematch against Kansas
Rob Oller commentary: Final weekend an ideal time for legend-making
Final Four notebook: Demand is high for Ohio State assistants
Final Four: Kansas does unexpected this season
Domes a shooting challenge
Commentary: Robinson needs to find defensive magic for Kansas

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Ohio State men's basketball team's shooters face super test in Superdome
Ohio State basketball: As a 'football school,' OSU stacks up pretty well with 'basketball schools' at NCAA Final Four
David Lighty's gone, but 'Mama' Lighty remains close to Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team
Kansas center Jeff Withey hopes to throw some blocks in Jared Sullinger's way: NCAA Final Four Insider
Four Things I Think ... about the Final Four in New Orleans: Doug Lesmerises
A team needs luck and talent in the NCAA Tournament, and Ohio State has had both: Bill Livingston

Defense has long been Craft's specialty
Sullinger a Cav? Don't count on it

Lorain Morning Journal
Buckeyes hope to rock Jayhawks
Thomas the X-factor for Ohio State
OSU NOTES: Buford confident despite slump
Sullinger keeping his promise

Mansfield News Journal
KU's Robinson a perfect example for OSU's Thomas
Bourbon Street no draw

Toledo Blade
Buckeyes, Jayhawks at full strength for rematch

The Associated Press
Craft trying to keep focused in New Orleans
OSU, Kansas meet in 'The Other Game'
Tyshawn Taylor leads Kansas into Final Four

Friday, March 30
Columbus Dispatch
For Buckeyes fans, championship chase is a matter of faith
Ohio State men's basketball: Craft's lessons started at home
Final Four notebook: Ohio State players take practice seriously now
Final Four: Defense is their department
Bob Hunter commentary: Thomas' play might allow him to turn pro

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Ohio State men's basketball team's cast and crew deserving of 'Bruties' awards
Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team sharing their feelings in New Orleans: NCAA Final Four Insider
Aaron Craft offers Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team a change for better
Final Four: Ohio State Buckeyes press conference transcript as Saturday night game vs. Kansas Jayhawks nears

The Lantern
Ohio State confident after 1st Mercedes-Benz Superdome practice
Jared Sullinger still feels guilty about Kansas loss in December
Commentary: Ohio State gets a second chance against Kansas
Sullinger: Aaron Craft is 'always correcting our English'

Mansfield News Journal
Matta knows he has players' respect
Buckeyes reminisce on last Final Four run

Lorain Morning Journal
Master of his Craft: Defense fuels Buckeyes' PG

Toledo Blade
Buckeye guard Craft making a name in NCAAs

The Franchise: Sullinger wears the label well

The Associated Press
Buckeyes rally after being booted from practice

Thursday, March 29
Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State men's basketball: Sullinger adjusting to new officials
Final Four notebook: Matta enjoys the moment, while he can
Ohio State men's basketball: After injuries, slump, look who's smiling now
Ohio State football: Meyer receives reality check
Ohio State football notebook: 'No choice,' this must be the year Grant's a 'player'

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Opening day of spring drills a busy one for Ohio State football
Ohio State's blossoming teamwork is apparent in Final Four dash: Bill Livingston
Ohio State Buckeyes look like they're 5 points better than Kansas Jayhawks, says Doug Lesmerises (SBTV)

The Lantern
Final Four matchups won't be (Big) Easy
Show Thad Matta the money: Ohio State coach picks up bonuses on the way to the Final Four
Deer whisperer: Thad Matta turns to wildlife to enjoy trip to the Final Four
Commentary: Kerry Coombs makes his presence known as Ohio State football kicks off spring practice

Lorain Morning Journal
Urban Meyer era officially begins
OSU NOTES: Meyer following Final Four run
4th and a Mile: Buckeyes exorcise demons in Final Four run
PODOLSKI: Matta soaking it all in

Mansfield News Journal
Matta is the man with the plan
OSU football taking a backseat this week
Smith's hot hand can carry Buckeyes
Craft, Paulus cut from same cloth
First step? Beating Kansas

Toledo Blade
Buford leaving his name in Buckeyes' record books

New coach operating as same old Meyer

The Associated Press
Ohio State hoops still in shadow of goal posts
THE FINAL FOUR: Big boys only in the Big Easy
Tressel tipster wants his punishment reviewed
Matta, other Final Four coaches poised to cash in

Wednesday, March 28
Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State men's basketball: Youth matured in time
Rob Oller commentary: Matta won't back down from persistent pain
College notebook: Porter helps Ohio State past Eastern Michigan in baseball
Gymastics: Hamm, former Ohio State assistant coach, to retire
‘Buck-I-Guy' superfan almost done in by bird while driving on I-70

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Current Ohio State players looking to build on program momentum created by 2007 Oden-Conley Buckeyes
Big Easy's history of Final Four thrillers has CBS broadcast crew anticipating a memorable weekend
Thad Matta hopes to smell the roses at Final Four (or at least chat with the deer): Ohio State Insider

The Lantern
Media criticism fuels Jared Sullinger's fire during Ohio State's Final Four run
Commentary: Urban Meyer takes practice field for the first time as Buckeyes' head man
Commentary: Final Four is as good as it gets for basketball fans
All-American showdown: Jared Sullinger and Thomas Robinson to battle in the Final Four

Mansfield News Journal
Buckeyes change personalitites by the minute

Lorain Morning Journal
Buckeyes need Buford to step up

The Associated Press
Buckeyes to begin heavy competition in spring
Buford is wild card in OSU's Final Four chances
Matta didn't see Final Four run coming
Ohio State Buckeyes coach Thad Matta and other Final Four bosses cashing in on teams' NCAA Tournament runs

Tuesday, March 27
Columbus Dispatch
Men's basketball: Sullinger named to All-America team
Following Buckeyes to Final Four? Prepare to pay
Men's basketball: OSU Insider
Ohio State men's basketball: Sullinger, Robinson matchup is on
Ohio State football: Finally, a look at Meyer's team

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Final Four offers a delayed showdown between All-Americans Thomas Robinson, Jared Sullinger
'PD Sports Insider': Talking Ohio State and Tiger Woods with Bill Livingston

The Lantern
Students jump all over Final Four tickets, Ohio State sells out allotment
All-American showdown: Jared Sullinger and Thomas Robinson to battle in the Final Four
Commentary: William Buford shifts role in NCAA Tournament to help Ohio State reach Final Four
Ohio State football set to kick off spring practice

'No one believed in us' inspired Buckeyes

Mansfield News Journal
Scoonie knows the rush

The Associated Press
Ohio State's Sullinger named All-American
Buckeyes weren't a slam dunk to be an elite team

Monday, March 26
Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State men's basketball: Williams delivers at big time
Bob Hunter commentary: Nation will learn Ohio State is a basketball school, too
Kansas 80, North Carolina 67: Jayhawks rock on
Ohio State notebook: Buckeyes capture NCAA fencing title

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Ohio State's Jared Sullinger accepts his Final Four burden: 'This team goes as I go'
Final Four exuberance pouring out of ex-Buckeye Michael Redd: Cavaliers Insider
Watch 'PD Sports Insider' live at noon: Talk Ohio State basketball with Bill Livingston

Buckeye victories - 31 down, 2 to go
OSU saves Final Four from Syracuse drama

The Lantern
Rock Chalk rematch: OSU prepares to march into Final Four
Despite blurry vision Lenzelle Smith Jr. helps see Ohio State through to Final Four
Commentary: Ohio State rose from a dark place to reach the Final Four
Ohio State fencing wins fourth national championship

Mansfield News Journal
Ohio State's Amir Williams makes his time count

Dayton Daily News
Will Ohio warm to spring football?

The Associated Press
Men's basketball: Rivalry, rematch set in Final Four

Sunday, March 25
Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State 77, Syracuse 70: On to the Big Easy
Men's basketball | Ohio State notebook: Smith delivers a blood-and-guts effort
Smith delivers a blood-and-guts effort
East Regional notebook | Sullinger's reward: Final Four trip
Analysis: Scarlet & Gray Matta
Bob Hunter commentary: Getting this far seemed so unlikely
Ohio State football: Buckeyes look to build a bridge to Cincinnati
Ohio State women's basketball: Backcourt will be backbone of team
Ohio State roundup: Baseball team swept by Purdue

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Ohio State is Final Four-bound after 77-70 East Regional triumph over Syracuse
Freshman Amir Williams' first-half performance helped rescue foul-plagued Buckeyes: NCAA Insider
Bill Livingston's four thoughts from Ohio State-Syracuse
Doug Lesmerises' four thoughts from Ohio State-Syracuse
Thanks to a bloody Lenzelle Smith, Ohio State can see clearly to the Final Four: Bill Livingston

Sullinger reaches one goal
Unlikely hero helps Buckeyes into Final Four

The Lantern
OSU knocks off Syracuse, 77-70, for trip to Final Four
Deshaun Thomas' 4th grade love affair elevates Buckeyes in NCAA Tournament

Mansfield News Journal
A sweet night for the Buckeyes

Lorain Morning Journal
OSU COLUMN: Buckeyes best is yet to come

The Associated Press
Ohio State defeats Syracuse for spot in Final Four

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