News Links - 1/16/06

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OSU FOOTBALL LINKS

He's good to go - Akron Beacon Journal
Antonio Pittman was underrated coming out of Buchtel High School, underrated when rushing for 1,000 yards at Ohio State, and he'll probably be underrated on the day of the NFL Draft.

Starting new times two - Akron Beacon Journal
Antonio Pittman was enveloped by his loving cocoon as he announced he was leaving Ohio State for the NFL Draft.

Ginn adds to hole left in OSU offense - Akron Beacon Journal
Three juniors who combined for 33 of Ohio State's 61 touchdowns this season gave up their final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft by Monday's deadline.

Family figures into Pittman's pro decision - Canton Repository
Step outside of Buchtel High School and look in any direction. It's there. Left. Right. Down side streets and main streets.

Pittman, Ginn choose NFL - Canton Repository
Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State's game-breaking return man and wide receiver, will join tailback Antonio Pittman and enter the NFL Draft a year early.

Ginn, Pittman gone - Cleveland Plain Dealer
One decision, two announcements, 26 touchdowns and 2,196 yards out the door for the Ohio State offense.

Hey, Doug! - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Hey, Doug: With several players leaving for the NFL and/or graduating, what are you expecting from the Buckeyes in 2007? Where will they be ranked in the preseason poll?

They're gone - Columbus Dispatch
Ted Ginn Jr. issued a statement. Antonio Pittman put on a tearful news conference at his old high school that seemed more like a pep rally.

Blame system, not athletes, for generating "disloyalty" - Columbus Dispatch
Ted Ginn Jr., Antonio Pittman and Anthony Gonzalez are nothing but a bunch of disloyal, greedy, money-grubbing pigs.

Ginn and Pittman - Columbus Dispatch
How they fared.

Buckeyes' loss means Strickland will pay up - Columbus Dispatch
Because the Ohio State Buckeyes lost the national championship game to Florida last week, Gov. Ted Strickland said he will make good on his wager on the game with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist — but apparently not quickly enough for Crist.

OSU early entries - Dayton Daily News
A look at Ohio State juniors leaving early over the last 15 years

Running for a cause - Lake County News-Herald
In the gymnasium where he grew up, around the family that turned him into a man, Antonio Pittman revealed a side of himself Monday never before seen in public.

Ginn, Pittman going pro - Mansfield News Journal
Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State's game-breaking return man and wide receiver, and tailback Antonio Pittman said Monday they will leave the Buckeyes a year early to enter the NFL draft.

Add Pittman, Ginn to list of former Buckeyes - Toledo Blade
In just a week's time, the highly touted Ohio State offensive machine has gone from being stalled and under-achieving against Florida, to needing a major overhaul and a rack full of new parts.

Preseason top-25 rankings - CBS Sportsline.com
How do you rank teams when you don't know who is playing for them?

Leaving early, the right decision? - FOX Sports. com
A look at all of the declared draft early entrants and how they project to the NFL, including Ohio State's trio.


OSU MEN'S BASKETBALL LINKS

OSU Insider - 1/15/07 - Columbus Dispatch
The week that was.

Big Ten Notebook - Columbus Dispatch
Some Indiana fans will have a hard time believing what coach Kelvin Sampson thinks is a reason for the Hoosiers' auspicious start to the Big Ten men's basketball season.


OSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL LINKS

Women's poll - Columbus Dispatch
OSU women #5 in the country

Top nine unchanged in women's coaches' poll - ESPN.com
ACC rivals Maryland, North Carolina and Duke held the top three places for the third straight week in the ESPN/USA Today women's college basketball coaches' poll, while Tennessee remained fourth after winning its annual showdown with Connecticut.



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