The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on OSU's juniors returning for the love of football. The Dispatch also has some notes on where the four key juniors – Alex Boone, Marcus Freeman, Malcolm Jenkins and James Laurinaitis – stand.
The women's basketball Buckeyes edged Illinois thanks to a key three-pointer by OSU guard Maria Moeller. The Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have game recaps.
Sam Blackburn of the Zanesville Times Recorder has a column on OSU's returning football juniors.
The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook.
Future men's basketball Buckeye B.J. Mullens of Canal-Winchester highlights the Flyin' to the Hoop boys' basketball invitational in suburban Dayton this weekend. The Dayton Daily News has a story previewing the action.
Finally, the Plain Dealer has a high school sports notebook, led with a note on an All-American track athlete's commitment to Ohio State.