Buckeye Newsstand, June 28

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.

Saturday, June 28
Kosta Koufos was introduced by the Utah Jazz Friday, and the Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake Deseret News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Canton Repository and The Associated Press (via the Zanesville Times Recorder) all have stories on Koufos.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has some notes on Koufos and the NBA Draft.

The Ohio University Post has a story on new men's basketball coach John Groce.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on Thad Matta finding a replacement for Groce on the Buckeyes' bench.


Friday, June 27
Kosta Koufos is Utah bound after the Jazz took the former Buckeye with the 23rd pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. The Columbus Dispatch, Salt Lake Deseret News and Canton Repository have the story. Koufos is also the subject of a column by Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Tribune.

OSU men's basketball assistant coach John Groce will be introduced as the next men's basketball head coach at Ohio University today. The Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have the story on the move.

The Plain Dealer has a story on former Ohio State receiver Roy Hall holding a football camp Saturday in the Cleveland area.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on the Big Ten getting momentum in its fight with cable companies because of its deal with Comcast.

Finally, the Lorain Morning Journal has a feature story on its high school athlete of the year, Cory Leslie. Leslie will be a track athlete at Ohio State.


Thursday, June 26
The NBA Draft is tonight, and the Canton Repository and Cleveland Plain Dealer both have feature stories on probable first-round pick Kosta Koufos.

FoxSports.com is reporting that OSU assistant men's basketball coach John Groce will take over as head coach at Ohio University.

The Macon Telegraph has a story on former Buckeye Antonio Henton.

Finally, the Des Moines Register has a story on former Iowa State men's basketball player Wesley Johnson deciding to transfer to Syracuse. He had considered a move to Ohio State.


Wednesday, June 25
Cleveland Glenville linebacker Jonathan Newsome became the 23rd member of Jim Tressel's recruiting class of 2009 Tuesday. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have the details.

With the NBA Draft coming up Thursday, the Canton Repository has a story on former Buckeye Kosta Koufos.

The Dispatch has a story on what one-and-done basketball players, such as Koufos, do to their programs by leaving early.

The Marion Star has a story on some former Buckeyes aiding the Boys and Girls Club of Marion with the inaugural Ohio State University Celebrity Basketball Game and Dinner on Friday.

Finally, Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on the transfer of quarterback Antonio Henton to Georgia Southern.


Tuesday, June 24
Ohio State's recruiting class of 2009 continues to grow with two more verbal commitments coming Monday. The Columbus Dispatch has a recap of Monday's recruiting action. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review both have stories on the commitment of Corey Brown.

The Statesboro (Ga.) Herald has a story on OSU quarterback Antonio Henton transferring to Georgia Southern. Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on how the move is the right one for Henton.

The national champion OSU fencing team will meet the president at the White House today, and the Dispatch has a story on the team's visit, including a story from Craig Krenzel on his visit in 2003.

The Hamm brothers are the subjects of a feature story by the Dispatch.

Finally, the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer has a note on the Atlanta Falcons releasing former Buckeye Doug Datish.


Monday, June 23
Sunday was a good day for Jim Tressel and his football program as the Buckeyes added two more to the class of 2009. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the recruiting action.

New verbal commit Justin Green is also featured in a story by the Louisville Courier-Journal.

OSU grads Paul and Morgan Hamm have made the U.S. men's gymnastics team for the Beijing Olympics, and The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has the details.

Finally, the AP (via the Dispatch) also has a story from the U.S. Olympic diving trials, which featured several OSU athletes.


Sunday, June 22
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on how Ohio State is using the latest technology to help identify athletes at higher risk of injury.

The NBA Draft is rapidly approaching, and the Dispatch has a story on former Buckeye Kosta Koufos. Koufos is mentioned as an option for the Philadelphia 76ers with the 16th pick, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jamar Butler is featured in a story by the Lima News.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog post on OSU's draft hopefuls. The Dispatch also has some notes on Butler and Othello Hunter.

The Dispatch has a feature story on the up-and-coming Ohio State wrestling program.

Kyle Nagel of the Dayton Daily News has a column on how Time Warner is unlikely to back down in its battle with the Big Ten Network.

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

Finally, the Detroit Free Press has a notebook from the NHL Draft, led with a note on how Zac Dalpe will have to choose between playing for Ohio State and going to the Ontario Hockey League.


Buckeye Sports Top Stories