Buckeye Newsstand, July 12

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 12
The Newark Advocate has a story on Newark Catholic graduate Jeff Uhlenhake, who will be inducted into Ohio State's Athletics Hall of Fame.

The Mansfield News Journal has a feature story on OSU quarterback Todd Boeckman. The News Journal also has a story on James Laurinaitis, who spoke at a banquet in Bellville Friday night.


Friday, July 11
The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has an NBA notebook, led with the Utah Jazz signing former Buckeye Kosta Koufos.

The Dispatch has a note on the acquittal of former Buckeye recruit DeVoe Torrence.

The AP (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a story on the new OSU alumni ticket policy.

Finally, the Dispatch has a note on Jamar Butler's professional basketball plans.


Thursday, July 10
Many Ohio State alumni are unhappy with the 2008 football ticket lottery, and the Columbus Dispatch has a story on why.

Football standouts Bobby Hoying, Jeff Uhlenhake and longtime OSU baseball coach Bob Todd lead this year's OSU Hall of Fame class. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer both have stories from Wednesday's press conference to announce the latest inductees.

Former Buckeye recruit DeVoe Torrence was acquitted Wednesday in an underage sex case involving a 12-year-old girl. The Canton Repository has the details.

Finally, the Dispatch has a column, originally by Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press, on what the West Virginia/Rich Rodriguez/Michigan controversy tells you about U-M's new coach.


Wednesday, July 9
Brandon Miller will return to Thad Matta's basketball staff at Ohio State as an assistant coach. Miller will replace John Groce, who left for Ohio University, and the Columbus Dispatch has the details.

Jim Tressel's relationship with the family of recent verbal commit Sam Longo of Bellbrook is the subject by the story by the Dispatch.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how animosity toward Ohio State is an honor.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the latest honor bestowed to Brian Robiskie. (Note that the link to the story may or may not work. The Plain Dealer's Web site has had link issues lately.)

Finally, the Dispatch has a note on Malcolm Jenkins being placed on the preseason watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award given to the best defensive back in college football.


Tuesday, July 8
Former Buckeye hockey player R.J. Umberger will be back in Columbus for the foreseeable future. The center signed a four-year, $15 million contract Monday to play with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Columbus Dispatch has the story.

Eugene Clifford received a July 29 court date stemming from a weekend incident outside a Cincinnati bar. The Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have the details from Clifford's arraignment Monday in Hamilton County.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on Ohio State's latest member of the football recruiting class of 2009, Bellbrook offensive lineman Sam Longo.

Deshaun Thomas reaffirmed his commitment to Thad Matta's basketball Buckeyes this week, and the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette has a story on Thomas.

Former Buckeye Darrion Scott pled guilty to child endangerment Monday in Minnesota. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune has the details.


Monday, July 7
Defensive back Eugene Clifford will be arraigned on two misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an incident in Cincinnati Friday. The Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have the details.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on a football camp July 19 near Columbus run by former Buckeye Roy Hall.

Former Buckeye baseball outfielder/pitcher J.B. Shuck is the subject of a feature story by the Mansfield News Journal.

The Mansfield News Journal also has a local sports notebook, led with a note on some Buckeyes highlighting a football camp in Lexington, Ohio.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on how some former Buckeyes fell short of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic track and field team Sunday in Oregon.


Sunday, July 6
Thad Matta is back on the recruiting trail, and the Columbus Dispatch has a story on Matta being on the road again.

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

The Dispatch has a feature story on how OSU's stable football coaching staff is helping its recruiting efforts.

Former Buckeye Keturah Lofton fell short in her hopes to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team in hammer throw. The Zanesville Times Recorder has the story.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a feature story on Terrelle Pryor's high school legacy in Pennsylvania.

Finally, Jerry Green of the Detroit News has a column proposing a Big Ten/Pac-10 college football challenge.


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