Buckeye Newsstand, July 5

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, July 5
Former Buckeye Keturah Lofton is qualified for the finals of the hammer throw event at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore. That brings her one step away from the Beijing Olympics, and the Zanesville Times Recorder has the story.

The Miami Herald has a story on some bad news for former Buckeye men's basketball player Daequan Cook.

Finally, Bob Baptist of the Columbus Dispatch has a blog note on the decommitment of basketball player Trae Golden.


Friday, July 4
The Cincinnati Enquirer has a story on brother and sister Marty and Meghan Tomes, who are both attempting to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team as swimmers. Marty is an OSU graduate.

Brian Olinger is another former Buckeye attempting to make it to Beijing. He qualified for the finals of the men's 3000-meter steeplechase Thursday night at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Oregon. The Coshocton Tribune has the story.

Finally, the Dispatch has some notes on the Hamm brothers as they prepare for Beijing.


Thursday, July 3
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on two Buckeyes attempting to make the U.S. track and field Olympic team.

The Dispatch has a story on which OSU football games will be televised on the Big Ten Network this fall. The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a story on the BTN announcement, complete with a list of all the Big Ten games that has been put on the conference's network so far for 2008.

Ohio State's women's basketball team will play home games at Value City Arena, St. John Arena and Nationwide Arena this season, and the Dispatch has the details.

Finally, Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog note with some bad news for former Buckeye Jamar Butler.


Wednesday, July 2
The Associated Press (via SI.com) has a story on OSU grad Paul Hamm resuming gymnastics this week.

The Dispatch has a note on a walk-on joining the Ohio State men's basketball team.

The Canton Repository and Dayton Daily News have stories on local teams that will participate in this year's Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series.

Finally, the Akron Beacon Journal has changes behind the scenes with the BCS.


Tuesday, July 1
Former OSU women's basketball standout Jessica Davenport is the subject of a feature story by the Columbus Dispatch. Davenport will return to the WNBA's New York Liberty soon following a long rehabilitation caused by a stress fracture in her left leg.

The Dispatch has a story on the OSU men's basketball team's summer conditioning program. The Dispatch also has a note on what's next for Jamar Butler and Othello Hunter.

Butler is the subject of a feature story by the Lima News.

Finally, Stewart Mandel of SI.com has a list of the 10 season-defining games in 2008. Obviously, Ohio State vs. USC is No. 1.


Monday, June 30
Ohio State's football recruiting success is the subject of a feature story by the Toledo Blade.

The News-Herald of Willoughby, Ohio, has a note on OSU grad Dan Taylor falling just short in his hopes of making the U.S. Olympic track and field team.

Finally, Sam Blackburn of the Zanesville Times Recorder has a column with a couple of OSU-related notes.


Sunday, June 29
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on the chances of an early signing date for college football recruits.

The Canton Repository interviewed Kosta Koufos' high school coach, who had some interesting things to say about Thad Matta and the Buckeyes.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has an OSU mailbag. Ray Stein of the Dispatch has a mailbag with several OSU-related letters.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on how coaches cannot act like drill sergeants with their players.

Finally, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a feature story on its male athlete of the year, Terrelle Pryor.


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