Buckeye Newsstand, December 16

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.

Sunday, December 16
Is the SEC that much better than the Big Ten? The Columbus Dispatch has a story that tackles that question.

The weather was not great outside, but the OSU men's basketball team had a good afternoon from the field in a rout of Presbyterian College at Value City Arena. The Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have game recaps.

The OSU men's soccer team plays for its first NCAA title this afternoon against Wake Forest, and the Dispatch has a story on how the Buckeyes' seniors have led the way. The Winston-Salem Journal has a story on the Demon Deacons, who are favored to win today.

The women's basketball Buckeyes play Washington today, and the Dispatch has a story on how the Buckeyes have used their time off. Ohio State has not played since Dec. 2. The Dispatch also has some notes on the game at Seattle.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on how OSU fans are spending less on merchandise compared to 2002 and 2007. The DDN also has a story on how Ohio businesses cash in on OSU's success.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on linebacker Larry Grant, who will be playing in his fourth consecutive national championship game.

The Toledo Blade has a feature story on former OSU football coach John Cooper.

The Mansfield News Journal has a feature story on Louisiana native Nader Abdallah returning to his home state to play in the BCS National Championship Game.

Ray Stein of the Dispatch has his weekly editor's mailbox with several OSU-related letters. Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how Ohio State is generally disliked nationally.

The Cincinnati Enquirer has a NFL notebook, led with how well Anthony Gonzalez has been playing for the Indianapolis Colts.

Finally, the Philadelphia Inquirer has a story on quarterback prospect Terrelle Pryor, who Ohio State is heavily recruiting.

Down on the Bayou
The Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate has a story on LSU freshman Chad Jones, who passed up playing professional baseball to play with his brother for the Tigers. The Advocate also has a story on a memorable moment for LSU during the 2007 season.

The Shreveport (La.) Times has a story on former Tiger Terry Robiskie, Brian's father, who will not be cheering for his alma mater Jan. 7.

Finally, the Advocate has a short story on the Tigers returning to practice Monday.

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