The OSU football team's perfect season ended Saturday afternoon with a 28-21 home loss to Illinois. The Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Canton Repository, Toledo Blade, Lima News, Lorain Morning Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) have game recaps.
The Dayton Daily News has a story on interceptions being a problem for Boeckman and the Buckeyes. The DDN also has a short story on what's next for OSU, a story on how the Buckeyes will have to turn their focus to their next game and an OSU notebook.
The Lima News has a story on OSU's big plans slipping away.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on the Buckeyes losing their dream season. Ray Stein of the Dispatch has a mailbox with several OSU-related letters. Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on the bloom being off the Rose Bowl for the Buckeyes. Sheldon Ocker of the Akron Beacon Journal has a column on how the Buckeyes will live with their lost championship opportunity. Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on OSU's dashed hopes.
The Dispatch has a story on the Iraq vet who raised the U.S. flag prior to Saturday's game.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on how some of OSU head coach Jim Tressel's decisions cost the Buckeyes. The News Journal also has a story on Illinois coach Ron Zook and his delivered promise and a Buckeye report card.
The Canton Repository has a story on Kirk Barton's bitter ending.
The Dispatch has a story on the reserve quarterback Antonio Henton asking for a delay in his soliciting trial.
The Dispatch has a men's basketball preview story. The Dispatch also has its Big (Ten) questions to the season, a look at new faces on the team, a look at the OSU roster and schedule, a notebook on the keys to the season, a notebook on five questions to the season and a Big Ten preview.
The Canton Repository has a story on OSU men's basketball freshman Kosta Koufos.
The Dispatch has a women's basketball preview. The Dispatch has OSU's roster and schedule, a look at new faces, a look at keys to the season, a look at the style of play the Buckeyes will use and preview of OSU's season opener vs. Marist.