A former Buckeye hockey player is coming back to Columbus. The Columbus Blue Jackets traded the 19th-overall pick in last night's NHL draft for former OSU player R.J. Umberger of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Columbus Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Zanesville Times Recorder) have the details.
Michael Arace of the Dispatch has a column on what the Umberger move means for the Blue Jackets.
The Lima News has a roundup of news from around the Big Ten.
The San Diego Union-Tribune has a note on former Buckeye Shane Olivea being suspended for the first four games of the 2008 season.
The Cincinnati Enquirer has a story on the Big Ten Network/Time Warner negotiations.
Finally, the Dispatch has a story on OSU diver Troy Dumais, who is close to qualifying for the Beijing Olympics.
Comcast and the Big Ten Network have reached an agreement that would allow the network to be shown by the cable provider. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an article on the agreement and on whether Time Warner will be next to settle. The Dayton Daily News also has a story on the agreement, and the Dispatch has a story that says the Comcast agreement does not have much affect in Ohio.
Former Ohio State University defensive end Jason Simmons was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for sexual battery, and the AP (via the Dayton Daily News) has the details.
The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette has a story on the recently announced OSU-West Virginia men's basketball series.
The Marion Star caught up with former OSU football coaches John Cooper and Earle Bruce at an annual Charity-Celebrity Golf and Dinner Outing Wednesday in Marion.
OSU grad Paul Hamm is the subject of a feature story by the Philadelphia Daily News.
Finally, the Dispatch has a short note on Ohio State losing its men's lacrosse coach to North Carolina.
Thursday, June 19
Bob Huggins and his West Virginia Mountaineers will be on the OSU men's basketball schedule for two years. The Columbus Dispatch has the details.
The Dispatch also has a story on OSU grad Paul Hamm's hopes to make the U.S. Olympic men's gymnastics team despite a broken bone in his right hand.
Wednesday, June 18
The NHL Draft is this weekend in Ottawa, and the Columbus Dispatch has a story on an OSU men's hockey recruit who could hear his name called.
OSU diver Sean Moore will attempt to follow his father's footstep in qualifying for the Beijing Olympics. The Dispatch has the details.
The Toledo Blade has a story on some preseason football publications predicting good things for the Buckeyes.
Finally, the Calgary Sun has a story on former Buckeye Ken-Yon Rambo signing a contract extension with the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampede.
Tuesday, June 17
The Columbus Dispatch has a men's college basketball notebook, led with a note on where former Buckeye Eric Wallace will transfer.
As reported by the Chicago Tribune Monday, the Big Ten Network and Comcast are close to a deal. The Detroit Free Press has picked up the story.
Finally, the Dispatch has an article on Michigan logos appearing on Victoria's Secret merchandise, but not Ohio State logos.
Monday, June 16
Future men's basketball Buckeye B.J. Mullens is the subject of a feature story by the Columbus Dispatch.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Big Ten Network could soon be coming to Comcast.
Finally, the Olympic dreams of former OSU wrestler Tommy Rowlands were dashed Sunday thanks to long-time rival Steve Mocco. The Dispatch has the details.
The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on Pryor and the rest of the Ohio State freshmen class taking part in an innovative study at OSU's Biomechanics Research laboratory.
OSU athletic director Gene Smith is the subject of a feature story by the Dispatch. The Dispatch also has a feature story on former OSU wrestler Tommy Rowlands, who is close to qualifying for the Beijing Olympics.
Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has his "Hey, Doug!" OSU mailbag.
Finally, former Buckeye quarterback Justin Zwick threw a touchdown pass for the Columbus Destroyers Saturday night, but he did not get much playing time. The Dispatch has the story.