The Big Ten women's basketball tournament begins today in Indianapolis and Ohio State is the No. 1 seed and has a bye until Friday's second round. The Columbus Dispatch has a preview on the tournament, which features few weak teams.
The Dispatch has a men's basketball insider notebook.
The OSU men's hockey team begins the CCHA playoffs this weekend at Northern Michigan, and the Marquette (Mich.) Mining Journal has a story on how the Wildcats expect a battle vs. the Buckeyes.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on quarterback prospect Terrelle Pryor and how his focus is on basketball now.
The Dispatch has a note on the College Baseball Foundation announcing Wednesday that former OSU pitcher Steve Arlin has been selected to the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Finally, Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on how fundraisers put the NCAA in a difficult position.