The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how tackling has made Ohio State's defense one of the elite units in the nation.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on how many juniors the Buckeyes could lose to the NFL after the end of this season. The Plain Dealer also has some notes on where some Buckeyes are projected to go if they leave for the NFL Draft.
The Akron Beacon Journal has a feature story on defensive end Vernon Gholston.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on kicker Ryan Pretorius.
The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on the "anti-Tressel," Kirk Barton.
The Dispatch has a story on linebacker Etienne Sabino, who became the latest verbal commitment to Jim Tressel's Buckeyes Thursday night.
The Lorain Morning Journal has its "Big Ten" notebook.
The Lima News has a story on how the Big Ten can regain some credibility by winning some bowl games.
Dan Clutter of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on how the Buckeyes are being criticized for winning.
The OSU men's hockey team continued its struggles in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association with a home loss to Nebraska-Omaha Thursday night. The Dispatch has a story on the loss.
The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) has a preview story on the OSU men's basketball team.
The Daily Southtown of suburban Chicago has a story on the Fighting Illini's chances Saturday afternoon.
The Chicago Tribune has a story on the how Illinois should stick to its running game.
The Dispatch has a story on former Buckeye assistant Ron Zook.
The Lima News has a story on Illinois linebacker J. Leman.