Buckeye Newsstand, January 7

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.

Monday, January 7
Tonight's the night. Ohio State will take on LSU for the BCS national championship. The Buckeyes' record vs. SEC teams is poor, and that history is the subject of a story in the Columbus Dispatch.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on tonight's matchups. Along the same lines, the DDN has a story on whether Chris "Beanie" Wells can run against LSU's Glenn Dorsey and the Tigers defensive line.

Wells is also the subject of a feature story in the Akron Beacon Journal. The Beacon Journal also has an OSU football notebook.

The Toledo Blade has a preview story on tonight's game. The Blade also has an OSU football notebook.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer previews the game by taking a look at four matchups. The Plain Dealer also has a story on tonight's three games in one, written by Mike Lanese.

The game may come down to a few game-changers, according to a story in the Dispatch.

The Dispatch has a story on the shot at redemption tonight for OSU offensive lineman Alex Boone.

Redemption is also the subject of a stories in the Canton Repository, Mansfield News Journal, Lima News and Cincinnati Enquirer.

Former walk-on Dan Dye is the subject of a story in the Toledo Blade.

LSU is the favorite tonight, and the Dispatch has a story on how that is the role OSU had last year.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on Jim Tressel being ready for tonight.

The Plain Dealer has a story on OSU's Jim Cordle and his matchup vs. LSU's Dorsey.

The Dispatch has five keys to victory for Ohio State and LSU. The Dispatch also has title game predictions from media members across Ohio and the nation. The Canton Repository also has staff predictions.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how the perceptions about OSU will not change until the Buckeyes change it. Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on what a win tonight for the Buckeyes would mean historically.

Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a feature story on the toughest member of the Laurinaitis family.

The Canton Repository has a story on how a win tonight would silence Tressel's critics.

The Lima News has a story on the crazy 2007 season.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a notebook from New Orleans.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a feature story on how OSU is not deserving of its national scorn.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on how tonight OSU can silence its critics.

The Dispatch has a story from Sunday's Buckeye Bash in New Orleans. The Dayton Daily News also has a short story on the Bash.

The Dispatch has a stories on two "Plays of the Week:" OSU's 47 wham and LSU's Pistol.

The Cincinnati Enquirer has a story on Cincinnati area OSU fans.

The Canton Repository has a story on the matchups between OSU and LSU and who has the advantage tonight. The Repository also has a story on the Superdome and it representing New Orleans' recovery.

The Dispatch takes a look at tonight's matchups with its "On The Edge" story. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, as does the Dayton Daily News, Akron Beacon Journal.

The Dispatch has a story on OSU fans preparing for tonight's game.

Todd Boeckman is the subject of a spotlight story by the Dispatch. The Lima News and Lorain Morning Journal also have stories on the St. Henry native.

The Dispatch also has a spotlight story on LSU's Trindon Holliday.

The Plain Dealer has a story on a Cleveland company and its ties to tonight's game.

The Canton Repository has a story on OSU's lack of star power.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on LSU's talented receivers.

The OSU men's basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Big Ten with a home win over Northwestern. The Dispatch, Canton Repository and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have the story.

Free throws iced a win Sunday for the women's basketball team. The Dispatch has the story on OSU's victory over Iowa.

Down on the Bayou
The Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate has a story on today finally being game day. The Advocate also has a story on how things are for fans on the streets of New Orleans.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a story on tonight's clash, as well as a story on Boeckman.

The Advocate has an OSU football notebook. The Advocate also has a story on OSU kicker Ryan Pretorius and a story on Tressel.

The Shreverport (La.) Times has a story on LSU knocking on the door of a dynasty.

The Times-Picayune has a story on how ticket sales are.

Dorsey's health could be a key to the game, according to a story in the Advocate. Holliday is also highlighted in a story in the Advocate.

Former LSU coach and Big Ten Network analyst is the subject of a story in the Advocate. The Advocate also has a story on the New Orleans ties some Buckeyes and Tigers have.

The Shreveport Times has a story on LSU tight end Keith Zinger and his comeback form health issues.

Scott Rabalais of the Advocate has a column on OSU and LSU getting a shot at a second crystal ball.

Peter Finney of the Times-Picayune has a column on OSU's "Florida Factor."

Bob Tompkins of the Shreveport Times has a column on the rested Tigers being ready for tonight.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Shreveport Times) has a story on tailgating outside the Superdome.


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