The Columbus Dispatch has a story on sophomore walk-on football player Dan Potokar, who is battling testicular cancer. The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a story on Potokar's battle.
The Dispatch has an OSU football notebook, led with James Laurinaitis winning the Butkus Award. The Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) also have stories on Laurinaitis' award, given to the nation's top linebacker.
The Canton Repository has a story on Canton native Heather Lyke, who is the associate athletics director at Ohio State.
Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on the vacant head coaching job at Michigan.
Mark Katz of the Dayton Daily News has a column on past money-making schemes by the Big Ten.
The Dispatch has a Cleveland Browns notebook, led with a reunion of former Buckeyes in Cleveland's Simon Fraser and New York Jets center Nick Mangold.
The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a Heisman candidate profile on Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel.
Finally, the Plain Dealer has a story from the Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament, where future Buckeye football player Garrett Goebel is showing his wrestling skills.
Down on the Bayou
The Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate has a story on LSU head coach Les Miles, who told the Dan Patrick Show that he was never contacted by Michigan. The Advocate also has a story on a possible rise in ticket prices for LSU games.