Buckeye Newsstand, December 18

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.

Tuesday, December 18
The OSU men's basketball Buckeyes travel to Cleveland tonight to take on Cleveland State. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how Thad Matta sees the rare in-state road contest. The Dispatch also has a note on how OSU has fared in these type of games in the past.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on CSU's point guard Cedric Jackson.

The Lorain Morning Journal and Canton Repository have stories on the OSU-CSU matchup.

The Canton Repository has a story on the Buckeyes being anxious for the game. The Repository also has a notebook on the game.

The Dispatch also has a OSU basketball insider notebook and a national college football notebook.

The Dispatch has a feature story on defensive tackle Dexter Larimore and his interest in pottery.

The Dayton Daily News has a BCS notebook. The DDN also has a story on Miles' reaction to Michigan's hire. The Akron Beacon Journal and Dispatch have similar stories.

Michigan hired West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez, and the Toledo Blade has a story on Rodriguez bringing the spread offense to Ann Arbor. Matt Markey of the Blade also has a column on the hire, as does Bob Hunter of the Dispatch.

The Canton Repository has a story on the reaction of ABC/ESPN college football analyst Todd Blackledge to the hire. He was in Canton speaking at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club.

It might be easier to scalp BCS National Championship Game tickets this year, according to a story by the Dispatch.

The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) has a story on LSU getting healthy for the Tigers' game vs. OSU.

Finally, the Plain Dealer has a note on OSU's latest verbal commit, Cleveland Glenville lineman Shawntel Rowell.

Down on the Bayou
The Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate has a story on LSU starting its game preparations indoors. The Advocate also has a story on Bo Pelini returning to the team to help coach the Tigers' defense before he moves on to Nebraska.

Carl Dubois of the Advocate has a column on how Michigan's hire helps LSU.

The Shreveport (La.) Times has a story on Miles showing his lighter side during a news conference Monday.

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