News Links - 1/18/06

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OSU wasn't prepared mentally, Tressel says - Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, having had a week and a half to deal with the heartburn of a 41-14 loss in the national championship game, wasn't about to lay it off on the theory of Southeastern Conference superiority over the Big Ten.


OSU wins battle of freshman stars - Akron Beacon Journal
Greg Oden's creativity with a razor trimmed not only his beard but years off his appearance.

Ohio State overpowers Wildcats - Bucyrus Telegraph
Greg Oden had a new look and a couple of his teammates had a new approach.

Buckeyes hone zone during lopsided win - Columbus Dispatch
Memo to future opponents with designs on drawing Greg Oden out of the lane on defense:

Buckeyes crush Northwestern - Dayton Daily News
There was tough defense, sharp passing and good 3-point shooting.

Buckeyes pull rank - Elyria Chronicle Telegram
Ohio State began a string of 13 consecutive Big Ten games Wednesday night by thumping Northwestern 73-41 in front of 18,903 fans at Value City Arena.

Buckeyes overpower Wildcats - Lake County News-Herald
For a brief moment, Northwestern looked no different than the countless AAU and high school teams that fell victim to the tandem so many times before.

Buckeyes light it up vs. Northwestern - Mansfield News Journal
Whether the Ohio State men's basketball team would struggle defensively against Northwestern's deliberate Princeton offense became a secondary issue shortly after Wednesday's tipoff.

Buckeyes breeze past Wildcats - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Why did Ohio State's Greg Oden shout and smile while throwing down a two-handed dunk off a Mike Conley lob with two seconds left in the first half Wednesday night?

Who's the most important Buckeye? - Sandusky Register
This week's version of "Hakuna Matta" (isn't that a sweet name for a column?) will be a simple rundown of Ohio State's roster.


Eclipsing 2,000 beside the point for Davenport - Columbus Dispatch
Four years later, the first points that Jessica Davenport scored in her Ohio State career remain lost in the foothills of a statistical mountain nearing 2,000.

Game Preview - Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin

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