The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on fullback Tyler "Tank" Whaley.
The Big Ten Network will air Ohio State's Oct. 13 game vs. Kent State, and that leads off an OSU notebook by the Dispatch. The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) also has a college football notebook.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has its "Hey, Doug!" OSU mailbag.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on OSU graduate and author Jeff Snook, who has a new book out on Buckeye football.
The Toledo Blade has a note on Ohio State's game at Purdue in 2002 being selected as one of the Big Ten's Greatest Games.
The Salem (Ore.) Statesman Journal has a story on the Portland Trail Blazers opening training camp without Greg Oden.
The Dispatch has a notebook on the Cincinnati Bengals, led by a note on the team only having two healthy linebackers – including former Buckeye Anthony Schlegel.
The Indianapolis Star has a story on the buzz surrounding the unbeaten Boilermakers.
The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a story on that area's troubles with the Big Ten Network, including the fact that Purdue's game Oct. 13 at Michigan will be on the BTN.