Buckeye Newsstand, May 26

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.

Monday, May 26
Former Buckeye Kosta Koufos is in Las Vegas preparing for the NBA Draft at Joe Abunassar's Impact Basketball training camp. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on how he's doing.


Sunday, May 25
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on OSU football player Devon Torrence, and his summer job as a professional baseball player in the Houston Astros organization.

Ray Stein of the Dispatch has several OSU-related letters in his weekly mailbag column.

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

The Canton Repository has a feature story on former Buckeye Mike Doss, who is looking for his next NFL job.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a recap of the U.S. gymnastics championships, which included a strong performance by OSU grad Morgan Hamm.


Saturday, May 24
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the bad news that OSU grad Paul Hamm received yesterday.

The Mount Vernon News has a feature story on OSU javelin thrower and Big Ten champ Bryan Bunnell.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a short note on some changes coming to Jim Foster's women's basketball staff.


Friday, May 23
The Ohio State baseball team had its season come to an end Thursday at the Big Ten tournament. The Columbus Dispatch has the story on the Buckeyes' extra-inning loss to Indiana.

Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a column Kosta Koufos and what the former Buckeye will need to improve on in professional basketball.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a story on OSU grad Paul Hamm, who suffered an injury to one of his hands Thursday and may miss the rest of the U.S. gymnastics championships.

The Philadelphia Inquirer also has a story on Hamm and his gymnastics comeback.

Finally, The Lantern has a story from this week's OSU Scholar-Athlete Banquet.


Thursday, May 22
Track sprinter Jenna Griffin and volleyball player Daniel Mathews earned an impressive honor Wednesday night from the Big Ten at the Ohio State scholar-athlete dinner. The Columbus Dispatch has the story.

Ohio State's baseball team managed only four hits in a loss to Illinois at the Big Ten tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Dispatch has the details.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a short story on former Buckeye Will Smith skipping a training session with the New Orleans Saints because he is apparently unhappy with his contract.

Finally, the AP (via the Dispatch) has a story on former Penn State cornerback Adam Taliaferro, who suffered a severe neck injury while making a tackle during a game at Ohio State nearly eight years ago. Taliaferro will graduate from law school today.


Wednesday, May 21
Jim Tressel spoke Tuesday night about what it will take for his Buckeyes to be successful this upcoming season while at a dinner at Ohio Northern University's Sports Center in Ada. The Lima News has the details.

Ohio State's baseball team will have to win four games in five days if the Buckeyes want to repeat as Big Ten tournament champs. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on OSU's tall order, as well as some notes about this week's the tournament.

Finally, the Toledo Blade has a story on the continued controversy surrounding Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez.


Tuesday, May 20
Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch has a column taking Ohio State to task because it has not yet inducted Neal Colzie into the OSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Lima News has a story on the busy life of former Buckeye and NBA great John Havlicek.

The Chicago Sun-Times has a story the struggles of former Buckeye Nick Swisher with the Chicago White Sox.

The Dispatch has a short story on the latest OSU women's basketball commit, Emilee Harmon from Pickerington (Ohio) Central.


Monday, May 19
The OSU men's lacrosse team had its NCAA run halted Sunday afternoon against top-ranked Duke. That leads off an OSU sports roundup by the Columbus Dispatch. The Baltimore Sun also has a recap of OSU's lacrosse loss.

The Lima News has a story on a religious rally that featured former Buckeye Joel Penton and current players James Laurinaitis, Marcus Freeman and Todd Denlinger.

Finally, the Toledo Blade has a short note on Jim Tressel helping Baldwin-Wallace with its football stadium renovations.


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