Buckeye Newsstand, January 8

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, January 8
For the second straight year, the Buckeyes had their season end in disappointment in the BCS National Championship Game. The Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Canton Repository, Toledo Blade, Cincinnati Enquirer, Mansfield News Journal, Lima News and Lorain Morning Journal have recaps of OSU's 38-24 loss to LSU.

Things started well for the Buckeyes, just as it did a year prior, when OSU jumped to a 10-0 lead behind a field goal and a game-opening touchdown run by Chris "Beanie" Wells. Wells' strong start is the subject of stories by the Dispatch, Dayton Daily News and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal).

The Dispatch has an OSU notebook and a LSU notebook. The Dispatch also grades the Buckeyes in its Bottom Line, has a Scarlet & Gray Matter notebook, takes a look at the Six Points to the loss and has a story on OSU fans dealing with the loss in New Orleans and Columbus.

The Dispatch has a story on Ohio native and LSU guard Andrew Decker. The Dispatch also has a story on LSU's two-quarterback system and a closer look at LSU's winning performance.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on how OSU's fast start did not last. The DDN also has some notes on the loss, as well as a column by Brian Kollars on from New Orleans.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on the loss. Livingston also has notes on his thoughts of the game. Former Buckeye Mike Lanese also has his analysis of the loss, and beat writer Doug Lesmerises has a notebook on bests in a game that did not have many for OSU.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on how several mental and physical errors cost the Buckeyes. The Beacon Journal also has a notebook from New Orleans.

The Canton Repository has a BCS notebook, a story on OSU fans in New Orleans and a short story on former Buckeye Anthony Gonzalez and the Buckeyes' national persona.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how blame for the loss should not go solely on quarterback Todd Boeckman.

Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a feature story on OSU's struggles in the Big Easy.

The Toledo Blade has a story on OSU's costly mistakes.

The Lima News has a BCS notebook, as does the Lorain Morning Journal.

A couple of stories look ahead towards next year. The Lima News has a story on OSU's difficult road back to the BCS, and the Canton Repository also has a story on the 2008 season. The Plain Dealer also has a note on what's next for OSU.

Finally, the Dispatch has an OSU men's basketball notebook and a Big Ten notebook.

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