Buckeye Newsstand, August 2

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, August 2
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State's eagerness to get freshman quarterback Terrelle Pryor involved in the offense.

Former Buckeye Anthony Gonzalez will return home to Ohio this weekend as a member of the Indianapolis Colts for the NFL Hall of Fame preseason game. The Canton Repository and Indianapolis Star both have stories on Gonzalez's homecoming.

The Plain Dealer has a note on former Buckeye Eugene Clifford pleading to a lesser charge stemming from an incident in Cincinnati last month.

The Savannah (Ga.) Morning News has a story from Antonio Henton's first day at Georgia Southern's football training camp.

The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) has a story on how much Ohio lawmakers are spending on Ohio State football tickets.

The AP (via the Salisbury (N.C.) Post) has a story on former Buckeye – and current Carolina Panther – Chris Gamble.

Greg Simms of the Dayton Daily News has a column on Ohio State hoping for payback vs. the SEC.

Finally, the Detroit Free Press is reporting that former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr has been diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Friday, August 1
OSU defensive tackle Doug Worthington pled not guilty Thursday for a drunken-driving arrest last weekend. The Columbus Dispatch has the story.

Ray Small is the subject of a feature story by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The USA Today has a story on the high stakes of the early-season Ohio State-USC matchup.

The Plain Dealer has a story on Justin Boren, who is looking forward to the 2009 OSU-Michigan game.

The Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle has a story on former Buckeye Ashton Youboty.

The Dispatch has a feature story on OSU men's basketball assistant coach Alan Major.

Finally, Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has his weekly Rumblings column.

Thursday, July 31
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Jim Tressel's summer vacation.

Former Buckeye Quinn Pitcock has retired from the NFL after only one season with the Indianapolis Colts. The Indianapolis Star, Dayton Daily News and Cleveland Plain Dealer have the story. The Star's Colts beat writer, Phillip B. Wilson, has a blog note on Quinn's decision.

Greg Oden, Mike Conley Jr. and Daequan Cook are running a three-day Buckeye Stars Basketball Camp in suburban Columbus. The Dispatch has a story on the camp and the NBA trio.

Many members of the OSU football team took part in a video game contest at Eddie George's 27 Grille to raise money for charity, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer has the details.

Kyle Nagel of the Dayton Daily News has a blog note on a "shrinking" Jake Ballard.

Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on a busy few days for the Buckeyes.

Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal tries to answer some OSU questions heading into training camp.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Florida quarterback Tim Tebow trying to tie Archie Griffin's two Heismans.

Finally, the Capital Times of Madison, Wis., has a feature story on Kirk Hebstreit.

Wednesday, July 30
Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch has a column on Ohio State's recent off-the-field trouble.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that what Doug Worthington was driving when he was arrested last weekend may not matter.

Months after the fact, the Big Ten has said that a controversial noncall on a fumble by Illinois against Ohio State last season should have been reviewed. The Dispatch has the details.

The Plain Dealer has a story on Archie Griffin comparing Chris "Beanie" Wells to Jim Brown.

Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning News has a column on how James Laurinaitis will likely not figure into the Heisman Trophy race this season.

The Indianapolis Star has a story on former Buckeye Quinn Pitcock, who has been missing from Colts training camp. ESPN.com is reporting Pitcock has retired.

Finally, the New York Post has a story on Jets rookie Vernon Gholston.

Tuesday, July 29
Starting defensive tackle Doug Worthington was arrested early Saturday morning and now faces a drunken-driving charge. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have stories on Worthington's troubles.

Quarterback Todd Boeckman is the subject of a Toledo Blade feature story.

Fellow quarterback Terrelle Pryor and how Ohio State will use him leads a Big Ten notebook by the Detroit News.

The Plain Dealer has a story on some Buckeyes playing video games at Eddie George's Grille in Columbus for a good cause.

Former Buckeye Shane Olivea said Monday that he was addicted to painkillers while playing last season for the San Diego Chargers. The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has the story.

The Dispatch has a story on how going to Europe to play professional basketball may not lead to a shot with a NBA team.

OSU graduate Paul Hamm will not participate in the upcoming Beijing Olympics, and the Dispatch has the details.

Finally, the Plain Dealer has a note on Ohio State's public practice being scheduled for Aug. 18.

Monday, July 28
The title of this Cleveland Plain Dealer story tells it all – Are the Buckeyes No. 1?

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has a video breaking down OSU's special teams.

The Dayton Daily News has the latest on the Carson Palmer OSU-USC story that apparently will not die.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on how skill positions demonstrate the differences between the Big Ten and SEC.

Sam Blackburn of the Zanesville Times Recorder has a column on how OSU's on-field opponents are not the Buckeyes only challengers.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Columbus Dispatch) has a golf roundup, led with a note on the Senior British Open. Former Buckeye golfer John Cook fell to Bruce Vaughan on the first playoff hole.

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