Buckeye Newsstand, December 15

Take a look at the best stories that weren't done by us. Come along as we take a trip around the 'net for all the Ohio State news that you can handle.

Saturday, December 15
The Buckeyes are in the national championship game. No, not just the football team. The men's soccer team defeated UMass 1-0 in the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup, and the Columbus Dispatch has the story.

As the men's basketball Buckeyes prepare for Presbyterian College today at Value City Arena, the Dispatch has a story on how head coach Thad Matta is stressing rebounding. The Dispatch also has some notes on today's game.

The Lorain Morning Journal has an OSU football notebook.

Freshman center Jantel Lavender is the subject of a story by the Dispatch.

Doug Lesmerises' blog on the Cleveland Plain Dealer website has an idea for a potential Big Ten-SEC Challenge in football.

Michael Arace of the Dispatch has a column on Navy goalkeeper Evan Barnes, a graduate of Columbus Academy and the winner of the the senior CLASS award for NCAA men's soccer.

Marc Katz of the Dayton Daily News has a column on how the NCAA should have paid for a $6,000 exercise machine for Tysen Gentry. An e-mail rumor alleged that Jim Tressel had bought Gentry an exercise machine. Tressel denied the rumor.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook.

Down on the Bayou
Despite the incorrect photo on the page, the Shreveport (La.) Times has a story on the awards that LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey has won.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a story on the different approach the Buckeyes will take to the BCS title game.

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