The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on Anderson Russell and his importance in the Buckeyes' nickel defense.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on receiver Brian Hartline and his brother, who is the No. 2 quarterback at Kentucky.
The Dayton Daily News has a story on Ohio State getting prepared for Purdue's high-powered offense. The Mansfield News Journal has a story on the Buckeyes facing a challenge by Purdue's special teams.
The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on OSU breakout receiver Brian Robiskie.
The Dispatch has a story on former Buckeye Mike Vrabel and how his success mirrors that of the New England Patriots.
The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has a story on the Florida loss still haunting the Buckeyes.
The Lima News has a story on the Buckeyes saying they're unaffected by their high ranking.
Ohio State wrestling volunteer assistant coach Joe Heskett has been forced to retire from competitive wrestling because of a heart ailment. The Akron Beacon Journal has the story.
The Toledo Blade has a note saying Michigan will not have to forfeit any games for using an ineligible player on the field.
The Chicago Sun-Times has a note saying the Ohio State/Purdue game will be shown on the local ABC affiliate, with the Notre Dame/UCLA game being shown on a digital channel.
The Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner has a story on the new U.S. College Hockey Online/College Sports Television and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine rankings, with the Buckeyes being ranked No. 19 in the former.
The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a story on Purdue's offense getting the attention of the Buckeyes. The Journal and Courier also has a story on Purdue's eight-hour tailgating rule.
The Dispatch has a story on Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter and receiver Dorien Bryant.
The Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel has a story on Purdue's chance to return to glory Saturday night.