Buckeye Newsstand, August 22

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.

Friday, August 22
Senior linebacker Marcus Freeman is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story. The Dispatch also has posted Freeman's career statistics to go along with the story.

The Lima News has a story on OSU sophomore rusher Brandon Saine.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Troy Smith's battle to become the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens. The Plain Dealer also has a story on Jim Tressel leading the Buckeyes on a field trip to Kenyon College.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has a blog entry on how both the Big Ten Network and Time Warner Cable share blame in its continuing dispute.

Finally, the Warren Tribune Chronicle has a story on Youngstown State quarterback Todd Rowan as he prepares to lead the Penguins vs. Ohio State.


Thursday, August 21
The kick scrimmage was Wednesday afternoon and the Columbus Dispatch has a story on a rough day for Aaron Pettrey. The Canton Repository, Toledo Blade and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) also have stories on OSU's special teams.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on OSU lineman Bryant Browning.

Michael Arace of the Dispatch has a column on forecasting the college football season.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer takes a look at the odds on the season in his blog.

OSU athletic director Gene Smth wrote an open letter to Buckeye fans on the continuing Big Ten Network/Time Warner Cable situation, and the Akron Beacon Journal has a story on the stalled negotiations.

James Laurinaitis is the subject of a Lima News story.

The AP (via the Dispatch) has a NFL notebook, led with a note on Ted Ginn Jr.'s rising confidence.

The Dispatch has a very short note on a promotion within the men's hockey program.

The Mansfield News Journal has a college football preview on Ohio State and the Big Ten.

Finally, Troy Smith may be pulling away in the quarterback battle in Baltimore, and the Baltimore Sun has the details.


Wednesday, August 20
Ohio State's depth at wide recevier is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, as well as a column by Bob Hunter on the Quinnipiac Poll that listed the football Buckeyes as the most popular team in Ohio.

New starting weakside linebacker Ross Homan is the subject of a feature story by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Plain Dealer also has a story on the "fierce urgency" of beating USC.

The Lima News has a story on a healthy Chris "Beanie" Wells.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story about senior DB Malcolm Jenkins.

Toledo native Dane Sanzenbacher is the subject of a Toledo Blade story.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on OSU's linebackers. The DDN also takes a look at two Big Ten teams, Indiana and Minnesota.

Finally, thank A.J. Hawk for the return of James Laurianitis to Ohio State according to this column by Mike Lucas of the Capital Times of Madison, Wis.


Tuesday, August 19
Ohio State held its only open practice at Ohio Stadium Monday night, and the Columbus Dispatch has a story on how the Buckeyes looked. The Dispatch also has a notebook on who looked good.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story from the practice, as well. The Plain Dealer also has some notes from the practice, as well as a look at the new haircut Michael Brewster is sporting.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) also has a story from the practice.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Ohio State's quarterbacks.

The Baltimore Sun has a story on the ongoing quarterback battle involving former Buckeye Troy Smith.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes being the most popular team in Ohio. Shocking.


Monday, August 18
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on "skinny" 337-pound offensive lineman Steve Rehring.

The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on the Moses family, including current walk-on Andrew and former walk-on Chris.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on a wide array of subject, several involving OSU athletics.

Finally, the Dispatch has a note on tonight's open practice at Ohio Stadium.


Sunday, August 17
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the scheduling images of Ohio State and USC. The Dispatch also has some facts on who does play the toughest schedules.

Ohio State had a closed jersey scrimmage Saturday, and the Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Canton Repository have stories from post-scrimmage interviews.

The Dispatch and Plain Dealer both also have OSU football notebooks from the scrimmage.

The Mansfield News Journal has a feature story on senior safety Jamario O'Neal.

The Dispatch has a story comparing the diet of U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps to that of an OSU offensive lineman.

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

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how Jim Tressel is a bargain for Ohio State.

Finally, the Baltimore Sun has a story on Troy Smith's uneven start for the Baltimore Ravens Saturday.


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