Buckeye Newsstand, October 18

Take a look at 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.

Thursday, October 18
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Nader Abdallah and how his brother has helped revive his career.

Freshman running back Brandon Saine and his skills as a receiver are the subject of a story by the Columbus Dispatch.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on the Buckeyes remaining focused despite their new No. 1 ranking.

The Dispatch has a story on someone with ties to both Ohio State's football program and the University of South Florida.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on OSU quarterback Todd Boeckman flying under the radar, very under if you believe the USA Today. The Newark Advocate also has a story on Boeckman.

The Toledo Blade has a story on OSU defensive tackle Dexter Larimore.

OSU's ambidextrous center leads off a football notebook by the Dispatch.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on former Buckeye Ron Springs, who is still in a coma in Dallas.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a Big Ten notebook.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook.

The Cincinnati Enquirer has a story on former Buckeye center Nick Mangold and his return to his native southwest Ohio to play the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend as a member of the New York Jets.

The Associated Press (via the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette) has a story on Mike Conley Jr.'s return to his native Indianapolis to play the Pacers as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies. Conley's return also leads off a Pacers notebook by the Indianapolis Star.

About Michigan State
The Detroit Free Press has a story on the friendship between OSU head coach Jim Tressel and MSU head coach Mark Dantonio.

The Detroit News also has a story on the relationships between the OSU coaching staff and the MSU coaching staff.

The Lima News has a story on how Tressel and Dantonio are not exactly alike.

Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News has a column on how Saturday could be a defining moment for Michigan State. The Detroit News also has a Q&A on Saturday's game.

The Free Press also has a story on the problem facing young Logan Tressel this weekend.

The Dispatch has a story on Ohio native Javon Ringer, and how he had hoped to play for the Buckeyes.

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