Buckeye Newsstand, January 4

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.

Friday, January 4
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Chris "Beanie" Wells and his motivation going into Monday's showdown.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the chances OSU may use backup quarterback Antonio Henton in the title game. Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer also has a column on Brian Robiskie and his football family. The Plain Dealer has an OSU football insider notebook as well.

Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a feature story on Alex Boone and the rest of the Buckeyes hoping to erase last season's bad memories. Kyle Nagel of the DDN also has a column from New Orleans.

Also, the Dayton Daily News has a feature story on Vernon Gholston and his co-ed living arrangement.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on OSU's linemen looking for redemption Monday night. The Beacon Journal also has an OSU football notebook.

The Canton Repository has an OSU football notebook, as well as a story on what OSU's players and family may do while in New Orleans. The Repository) also has a story on what football means in Bayou Country.

The Dispatch has a story on the matchup between OSU's offense and LSU's defense. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook and a LSU football notebook.

The Dayton Daily News has an OSU football notebook, as well as a story on LSU defensive coordinator – and Youngstown native – Bo Pelini.

The Toledo Blade has a feature story on Boone, as does the Lima News. The Blade also has an OSU football notebook.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how a college football playoff would not benefit Ohio State. Hunter also has his weekly Rumblings column.

Larry Phillips of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on how, despite what Georgia and USC accomplished, OSU vs. LSU is the real title game. The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) also has a story on Vernon Gholston, as well as a story on how returning to school helped OSU's Kirk Barton and LSU's Glenn Dorsey.

The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has a story on the bet between the governors of Ohio and Louisiana on the title game.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on the recovery of LSU's Dorsey. Dorsey is also featured in a story by the Lima News.

The Morning Journal also has a story on OSU's motivation because of the lack of respect the Buckeyes perceive, as well as an OSU football notebook.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a NFL notebook, led by a note on the progression of former Buckeye Anthony Gonzalez. The AP (via the Dispatch) also has a national college football notebook.

The Dispatch has a story on Amy Balme, whose good deep earned her BCS title game tickets.

The men's and women's basketball teams earned victories in Big Ten play Thursday night. The men defeated host Illinois, and the Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Plain Dealer have the story. The Dispatch also has a story from the women's home win over Michigan.

Finally, the Dispatch has a note on Brutus Buckeye appearing in an ESPN "SportsCenter" commercial.

Bowl Rewind
Kansas capped its fantastic season with a 24-21 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl Thursday. The Lawrence Journal-World and The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) have game recaps.

Down on the Bayou
The Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate has a story on Pelini juggling his job as LSU's defensive coordinator with his future position as head coach at Nebraska. The Advocate also has a story on Wells, as well as a story on OSU trying to restore its reputation.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a feature story on Dorsey, as well as a feature story on OSU's James Laurinaitis.

The Advocate has a story on Dorsey and defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois. The Advocate also has an OSU football notebook, as well as a story on LSU State Police Majo. Mike Edmonson, who provides security for LSU's head football coach Les Miles.

The Shreverport (La.) Times has a story on OSU's motivation, as well as a story on a possibility of a split national championship.

LSU's speed is the subject of a story by the Times. The Times also has a LSU football notebook, as well as a story on Wells.

Finally, the Advocate has a feature story on the marching bands for LSU and OSU, as well as a story comparing Ohio fans to Louisiana fans.


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