The men's basketball Buckeyes opened play with an exhibition win over Ashland. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on OSU's strong bench play in the win. The Mansfield News Journal has a game recap, and the Dayton Daily News also has a small note on the game.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State not getting respect in SEC country.
George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal has a column on the politics involved in the Big Ten Network debate.
Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a feature story on OSU quarterback Todd Boeckman, the latest impressive football player to come from St. Henry, Ohio. The Canton Repository has a story on Boeckman being perhaps a dark horse for the Heisman, as does the Lorain Morning Journal.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on tight end Rory Nicol.
Linebacker Marcus Freeman is the subject of a story by the Lima News.
Daequan Cook is the subject of a story by the Dayton Daily News. Cook and the Miami Heat open their season tonight vs. Detroit, and the DDN also has a note on Cook knowing his role going into the season.
The Wisconsin State Journal of Madison, Wis., has a story on the Badger players hailing from Cleveland Glenville.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a story on the challenge UW will face in Ohio State's defense.
Mike Lucas of The Capital Times has a column on the success Wisconsin has had in Columbus in recent years.
The Dispatch has a story on what a win over Ohio State would mean to the Badgers.