The Columbus Dispatch has a story on what it would take to get the Buckeyes back into the BCS title hunt. The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Lorain Morning Journal has a similar story.
The Dispatch has a story on the mood of Buckeye fans the day after the surprising loss to Illinois. The Dispatch also has a story on how former Buckeyes did in the NFL Sunday and a national college football insider.
The Dayton Daily News has an OSU football notebook.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU's suddenly struggling defense.
Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on how OSU's cynics are happy OSU lost.
The Canton Repository also has a story on Thad Matta's Buckeyes.
The OSU women's basketball team avoided another Marist rally in earning a season-opening victory. The Dispatch has a game recap. The Dispatch also has a roundup of other OSU sports, including a note on the men's soccer team winning the Big Ten championship Sunday.
The Ann Arbor (Mich.) News has a story on how both the Wolverines and Buckeyes are limping into The Game.
The Detroit Free Press has a story on how the Wolverines will have to find some quick fixes before facing the Buckeyes.
Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News has a column on how The Game is still for the Big Ten title. The Detroit News also has an excerpt from Bo Schembechler's book "Bo's Lasting Lessons." The News also has a Q&A on this weekend's showdown.