The Big Ten has "no updates" on why Saturday's officiating crew did not review an apparent fumble by Illinois rusher Daniel Dufrene in the first quarter, and that is the subject of a story by the Columbus Dispatch. The Dispatch also has a short note on how the NCAA replay system works.
The Dispatch has a story on The Game being at the top of OSU's agenda. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, as does the Dayton Daily News, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Lorain Morning Journal.
The Dayton Daily News has a story on how The Game will once again decide the Big Ten championship. The Plain Dealer also has a story on a Rose Bowl berth being what the Buckeyes can earn with a win Saturday.
Reserve quarterback Antonio Henton pled down to a reduced charge Monday and will be available for Saturday's game vs. Michigan. The Dispatch has the details.
The Toledo Blade has a story on Toledo-native Dane Sanzenbacher preparing to play in his first OSU-U-M game.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story with some comments from OSU great Eddie George on The Game.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how the Buckeyes are – and should – not saying anything to give the Wolverines any extra motivation. Mark Katz of the Dayton Daily News has a column on how the Buckeye still have a chance to get back into the BCS picture. George Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal has a column on the HBO documentary on The Game.
The Toledo Blade also has a story on the documentary.
The OSU men's basketball team opened the regular season with a solid 91-68 win over Wis.-Green Bay in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off. The Dispatch has a game recap.
The Ann Arbor (Mich.) News has a story on how the Wolverines are Rose Bowl-bound with a win Saturday. The News also has a story on how the status of quarterback Chad Henne and running back Mike Hart are still to be determined, as well as a notebook with some quotes from U-M head coach Lloyd Carr's Monday press conference.
Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press has a column on U-M seniors Henne, Hart and offensive tackle Jake Long, who are 0-3 against OSU. The Free Press also has a story on the Buckeyes being the only thing on Carr's mind, as well as a U-M football notebook.
The Detroit News has a story on Hart's comments after last year's game still coming up prior to this season's match-up. The News also has a story on U-M's seniors and their last chance to beat Ohio State, as well as another excerpt for Bo Schembechler's book, "Bo's Lasting Lessons."
The Dispatch has a story on the lack of answers coming from Carr's press conference. The Dayton Daily News has a similar story. The Plain Dealer has a story on the unanswered questions as well, as does the Toledo Blade.