A humble Thaddeus Gibson is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story about how the Ohio State athletic department has helped pay for the renovations to the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library.
Tonight is a big night for Troy Smith, as he will start for the Baltimore Ravens vs. Minnesota in a NFL preseason football game. The Baltimore Sun has a story on Smith possibly needing a "knockout" vs. the Vikings.
The Associated Press (via the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer has a story on how 2008 could be a breakout year for former Buckeye Michael Jenkins of the Atlanta Falcons.
Finally, Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has a note on the similarities between OSU's James Laurinaitis and U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.
Friday, August 15
The depth on Ohio State's offensive line is the subject of a feature story by the Columbus Dispatch.
The Lorain Morning Journal also has a story on the offensive line.
Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a blog note on whether Jim Tressel is a bargain for Ohio State.
The Detroit News has a Michigan football notebook, led with a note on head coach Rich Rodriguez and his emphasis on beating Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan State.
The Newark Advocate has a feature story on U.S. rowing Olympian Margot Shumway, an OSU grad.
Finally, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a Q&A with future Buckeye Corey Brown.
Defensive end Lawrence Wilson is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer story.
Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on former OSU swimming coach Mike Peppe.
Finally, The Associated Press (via the Coshocton Tribune) has a story on 10 questions OSU must face this fall.
Wednesday, August 13
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State dealing with criticism of its defense, which struggled late last season. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a similar story in which OSU defensive coordinator Jim Heacock defends his tackles.
The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook.
The Toledo Blade has a story on OSU's summer conditioning program.
Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on how Ohio State football coaches always focus on the present.
The Oregonian has video from a workout Greg Oden had in front of Portland media members.
Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on the Buckeyes being loaded again in 2008.
Tuesday, August 12
Lawrence Wilson is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story as he returns from a broken leg suffered in last year's season opener.
The seemingly neverending struggle between the Big Ten Network and Time Warner is the subject of a Akron Beacon Journal story.
The Plain Dealer has a story on former Olympic gold medalist, and former assistant strength and conditioning coach at Ohio State, Butch Reynolds. Reynolds is looking to possibly return to OSU.
Another Buckeye has won an Olympic medal, this time as part of the bronze medal-winning U.S. men's gymnastics team. Raj Bhavsar went from an alternate to one of the key components of the American's unlikely run to a medal, and the Boston Globe) has a story from Monday's action. E.M. Swift of SI.com has a story on the American's bronze age.
Monday, August 11
Redshirting incoming freshmen is the subject of a feature story by the Columbus Dispatch. Ken Gordon of the Dispatch also has some notes on who is ready to play and who may be redshirted this fall.
Tim May of the Dispatch has a blog entry on how USC will still have a talented quarterback behind center even if Mark Sanchez somehow does not get healthy in time for the OSU-USC showdown.
Finally, the Plain Dealer has a Cleveland Browns notebook, led with the signing of former Buckeye Brandon Mitchell.