Buckeye Newsstand, May 16

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.

Friday, May 16
The Columbus Dispatch has an interesting feature story on an Ohio State rower who happens to be afraid of water.

The OSU men's tennis team will be looking for a bit of revenge today in the third round of the NCAA tournament vs. Illinois. The Dispatch has the details.

A wild pitch cost Ohio State's baseball team at Iowa Thursday. The Iowa City Press-Citizen has a game recap from the Buckeyes' 4-3 loss in 10 innings. The Dispatch also has a short note on the loss that leads off its OSU roundup.

The Dispatch has an update on Joe Paterno's condition. The Penn State coach was treated for dehydration at a hospital and was released.

Finally, the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman has a story on the University of Texas following Ohio State's lead by naming an endowed chair after a football coach.


Thursday, May 15
The Ohio State baseball team faces a do-or-die weekend series at Iowa. The Columbus Dispatch has the story.

The Dispatch also has a story on the OSU men's golf team, which will begin play today in the NCAA Central Regional tournament held at OSU's Scarlet Course.

A trio of Tressels will attend the groundbreaking and naming of Baldwin-Wallace's football field Saturday morning. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has the details in a college sports notebook.

The Toledo Blade has a story on a future OSU wrestler earning a national honor.

Finally, the Chicago Sun-Times has a Q&A article with Illinois football coach Ron Zook.


Wednesday, May 14
The Ohio State baseball team rallied from an 11-0 deficit to defeat Buffalo Tuesday, and the Dispatch has the story.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU's latest wrestling commit, Solon's Garrett Henry.

Junior Ashley Hughes, OSU's new co-captain of the women's volleyball team, is the subject of a feature story by the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette.

The Detroit Free Press has a short note on Ohio State landing Michigan receiver James Jackson earlier this week.

Finally, the Detroit Free Press also has a story on the details of Rich Rodriguez's deposition in the lawsuit pitting him vs. West Virginia University, which includes information on his departure from WVU and his recruitment of quarterback Terrelle Pryor.


Tuesday, May 13
Wide receiver James Jackson of Grand Ledge, Mich., became the latest member of Jim Tressel's recruiting class of 2009 when he committed to the Buckeyes Monday night. The Columbus Dispatch and Lansing (Mich.) State Journal have stories on Jackson's decision.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on Jason Simmons, a former OSU football captain, pleading guilty Monday to three felony counts of sexual battery against a 14-year old.

Archie Griffin surprised cancer patients at Lima's St. Rita's Medical Center Monday by visiting with them during a tour of the facility. The Lima News has the details.


Monday, May 12
Larry Phillips of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on how several OSU football teams with plenty of preseason hype have failed to reach its goals.

The Ohio State men's lacrosse team is awaiting a matchup with top-seeded Duke in the NCAA tournament following the Buckeyes' win over Cornell. The Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal has a late recap of the OSU-Cornell game.

The Detroit Free Press has a Q&A article with Derek Jeter, a Michigan native. Jeter speaks on U-M football and Ohio State.


Sunday, May 11
Backup quarterback Joe Bauserman is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story.

The OSU men's lacrosse team earned a shot at No. 1 Duke by defeating Cornell, 15-7, Saturday in Ithaca, N.Y. in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Baltimore Sun has a note on the game.

Kosta Koufos is the subject of a feature story by the Canton Repository.

The Dispatch has an OSU sports roundup, led with a recap of the baseball team's doubleheader sweep of Illinois.

Kyle Nagel of the Dayton Daily News has a column on the early hype surrounding Ohio State's 2008 football team.

The DDN also has a story on the angst among OSU alumni because of the new football ticket policy, as well as a story on how the OSU alumni association has fewer tickets to distribute.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on the role of Web cams in college football recruiting.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on how the OHSAA is investigating the transfer of Michigan signee Michael Shaw's transfer from Kettering Alter to Trotwood-Madison.

Finally, Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has his "Hey, Doug!" mailbag.


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