The Columbus Dispatch has a story on former Buckeye Bam Childress getting ready to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Former OSU men's basketball coach Jim O'Brien had his penalty adjusted Thursday by the NCAA Appeals Committee. The Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has the details, including how O'Brien can now coach again.
The OSU women's basketball team could not overcome Jenna Smith and host Illinois Thursday in a 68-64 loss. The Dispatch has a game recap.
The Canton Repository has some news and notes, including a note on how Massillon Cable TV subscribers will be getting the Big Ten Network.
The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on University of Akron field athlete Stevi Large. Large will face some tough competition this weekend at the Akron Open, including long-time foe – and Buckeye – Veronica Jatsek.
Finally, the Dispatch has some notes on this weekend's OSU men's hockey series vs. Bowling Green.