Buckeye Newsstand, Sept. 30

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.

Sunday, September 30
Ohio State remained aggressive this season in overcoming Minnesota's ugly, yellow jerseys in a 30-7 win at the Metrodome Saturday night. The Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, Cleveland Plain Dealer Toledo Blade, Lima News, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via the Akron Beacon Journal) all have stories on the win.

The Dispatch has its Six Points to the victory, as well as its Scarlet & Gray Matter notebook, another OSU notebook and its OSU grades by unit in its Bottom Line.

The Dayton Daily News also has an OSU football notebook, as does the Lima News

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on the win being a big deal with many upsets in college football happening Saturday. The Dispatch also has a Hunter commentary on Tressel's calm demeanor.

The Lima News has a story on players trying to follow Heisman Trophy winners.

The Dispatch has a story on Chris "Beanie" Wells and how another 100-yard game for the sophomore ended with a fumble. The Dispatch also has stories on the Buckeyes' Saturday night success and success in the Metrodome. The last game in the Metrodome for OSU is also the subject of stories by the Plain Dealer and Lorain Morning Journal.

The Dispatch has an editor's mailbox with several OSU-related questions and answers.

About Minnesota
The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a story on the respectable effort the Golden Gophers had against the Buckeyes. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune has a similar story.

The Star Tribune has a story on how the loss did not matter to Minnesota as much as the team's gradual improvement. The Pioneer Press has a column saying a loss is a loss, however. The Pioneer Press also has a story on Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster recruiting heavy on the defensive side of the ball.

The Dispatch has a Gopher notebook.

Saturday, September 29
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's big play offense. The Dispatch also takes a look at OSU's big plays this season. The Dayton Daily News also has a story on OSU's quick strike ability.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Minnesota native James Laurinaitis, as does the Toledo Blade. Laurinaitis is also the subject of a story by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.

The Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes' success in recruiting athletes from other Big Ten states.

The Big Ten Network has reached an agreement with cable provider WideOpenWest, and the Dispatch has the story.

The Dayton Daily News previews tonight's game by position and has a prediction. The DDN also has a Q&A with tight end Jake Ballard, as well as a story on Ohio State preparing for a night game.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on if a team cannot story OSU, the Buckeyes will likely score touchdowns and not attempt field goals.

The Canton Repository previews tonight's game. The Lima News also has a story on the game.

The Plain Dealer has a story on former Buckeye Troy Smith as he prepares to travel to Cleveland to face the Browns with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on some memorable moments from the first 500 games at Ohio Stadium.

About Minnesota
The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a story that says Minnesota's offense cannot slow down against OSU's defense tonight. The Pioneer Press also lists five keys to the game.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune has a preview of the game and a score prediction.

The Dispatch has a story on receiver Ernie Wheelwright. The Dispatch also has a Minnesota football notebook, as does the Dayton Daily News.

Quarterback Adam Weber is the subject of a spotlight story by the Dispatch.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on the Golden Gophers trying to stay upbeat for tonight's game. The Canton Repository has a story on the Gophers dreaming of an upset. The Lorain Morning Journal also has a story on the struggling Gophers.

Friday, September 28
Third-string quarterback Antonio Henton will return to the Buckeyes next week, but he will not play in games. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have the story.

The Dispatch has a column that says a Franklin County judge should not have scolded Henton in court the way she did.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on the progress of quarterback Todd Boeckman. The Lima News also has a story on Boeckman.

The Dispatch has a story on the hard-hitting kick-coverage team.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on running back Maurice Wells.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on a recovering Lawrence Wilson.

The Dispatch has an OSU football notebook, led with a note on freshman Jermale Hines being cleared by the NCAA to play for the Buckeyes. The Dayton Daily News also has an OSU football notebook.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on the upcoming night games Ohio State will have vs. Minnesota and Purdue.

The Associated Press (via the Zanesville Times Recorder) has a story on the Buckeyes being eager to face the struggling Minnesota defense.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a story on Greg Oden's positive attitude after season-ending sugery.

About Minnesota...
The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a story on Ohio native Ernie Wheelwright looking for revenge against the Buckeyes Saturday night.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune has a story on the task Minnesota will face against OSU's defense.

The Dispatch has a story on UM fullback Justin Valentine.

Thursday, September 27
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the improvement quarterback Todd Boeckman has shown in recent weeks.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on the Buckeyes not wanting to overlook Minnesota's defense. The Canton Repository has a story saying Ohio State has not faced a good defense yet this season.

The Lima News has a story on fullback Tyler Whaley.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on OSU's big-play offense.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Maurice Wells helping the running back depth for OSU. The Plain Dealer also has a Buckeye football notebook.

The Dispatch has an OSU notebook, led off by a note on when defensive end Lawrence Wilson could return to the field. The Dispatch also has some notes for people traveling to Minneapolis for Saturday night's game.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a Big Ten notebook. The Beacon Journal also has a story on the men's soccer game between the Buckeyes and the University of Akron.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on national champion quarterback Craig Krenzel, who was at OSU-Mansfield Wednesday.

The Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal has a story on a pair of linebackers at Trinity High School, including a future Buckeye in junior verbal commit Jordan Whiting.

About Minnesota...
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune has a story on Minnesota's lack of a pass rush.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a story on Minnesota native James Laurinaitis and what might be different with the Golden Gophers if he had stayed in state.

The Dispatch has a story on the Gophers keeping a positive attitude despite some early season struggles.

Wednesday, September 26
Ohio State quarterback Antonio Henton faced a judge Tuesday morning and pled not guilty to a charge of soliciting an undercover female police officer. The Columbus DIspatch, Dayton Daily News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Toledo Blade, Lima News and Lorain Morning Journal have stories on Henton's arrest and indefinite suspension.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how OSU football plays cannot elude the spotlight.

The Canton Repository has a story on the distraction the Buckeyes face. The Repository also has a Big Ten notebook.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on the Buckeyes' reaction to Henton's arrest.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Toledo native Dane Sanzenbacher and his expected return to the Buckeyes' lineup Saturday at Minnesota.

The possibility of seeing the debut of running back Daniel "Boom" Herron leads off an OSU football notebook by the Dispatch. The Dayton Daily News also has an OSU notebook.

About Minnesota...
The Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune has a story on freshman running back Duane Bennett. The St. Paul Pioneer Press also has a story on Bennett.

The Star Tribune also has a Minnesota football notebook.

Tuesday, September 25
Third-string quarterback Antonio Henton was arrested last night by an undercover police officer for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Henton pleading not guilty at the Franklin County Municipal Court this morning. The Canton Repository and The Associated Press (via the Oxford Press) have stories on Henton as well.

The Dispatch has a story on the return of Ray Small. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on the leadership some juniors have given the Buckeyes this season.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has its Hey, Doug! OSU mailbag.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on OSU's fast defense.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a column on Ohio State's decision to go for it on fourth down twice in Northwestern territory, rather attempt field goals.

About Minnesota...
The Golden Gophers may bench starting running back, and senior captain, Amir Pinnix for his fumbling problems. The St. Paul Pioneer Press has the details.

The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Gophers no longer having ties to Brookhaven, Ohio, after the dismissal of three players from the city's high school.

Monday, September 25
Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch has a story on a way to improve gameday at Ohio Stadium. The Dispatch also has a college football insider story and a look at how former Buckeyes fared in the NFL Sunday.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer takes a look back at the win over Northwestern and hands out some Buckeye Leaves. The Plain Dealer also has a college football notebook, a look at the best games next week, a look at how Michigan fared vs. Penn State and a Heisman watch. Lesmerises also posted how he voted in the AP poll.

The Canton Repository has an Ohio State football notebook. The Repository also has a story on OSU's hard-hitting defense.

The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade ) has a story on the new AP Top 25 poll, which has OSU at No. 8.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column that says it will not be easy for OSU to win the Big Ten this season.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story that says the Buckeyes look like the Big Ten's best. The Chicago Sun-Times has a college football notebook that says OSU is the new Big Ten favorite.

The Lima News has a story on next week's game vs. struggling Minnesota.


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