Buckeye Newsstand, September 27

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, September 27
The Buckeyes open Big Ten play against visiting Minnesota this afternoon, and the Columbus Dispatch has its BuckeyeXtra page full of pregame content.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU's receivers. Beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has a blog note on what he thinks will happen against the Golden Gophers, as well as a story on whether it is OK to boo.

The Canton Repository has a story on whether USC's loss has granted Ohio State a BCS opening, as well as some notes on today's game. The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) also has an OSU football notebook.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on the game being the first edition of the Beanie & Terrelle Show.

The Toledo Blade has a story on previewing the game.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on Ohio State's struggling offense.

Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on how a big OSU victory could turn the optimistic Golden Gophers pessimistic.

Scouting Minnesota
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has a story on how Ohio State presents Minnesota with a stiff challenge. The Star Tribune also has its game prediction.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press also has a story on the Gophers taking a step up in competition.


Friday, September 26
Big Ten conference play begins tomorrow, and the Columbus Dispatch has a story on what might be a wide open race for the conference crown.

The Dispatch also has a story on Terrelle Pryor's hometown of Jeannette, Pa., and how its residents are enjoying Pryor's success. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU head coach Jim Tressel coaching the offensive line. The Plain Dealer also has a story on what USC's loss last night means for the Buckeyes and other top contenders, as well as some notes from Tressel's Thursday press conference.

Chris "Beanie" Wells should play this weekend, and the Toledo Blade has a story on the running back.

The Canton Repository has a story on Tressel looking for the right lineup combinations.

Junior safety Kurt Coleman is the subject of a Lima News story.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on the finalists for the OSU head coaching job in 2001 reuniting this weekend.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has a feature story on Pryor.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on the new-look Buckeyes.

Doug Harris of the Dayton Daily News has a column on how then-OSU president Karen Holbrook should have allowed Javon Ringer to attend Ohio State, despite his academic issues.

Scouting Minnesota
The Dispatch has a story on Gophers quarterback Adam Weber, who started as a true freshman for Minnesota last season.


Thursday, September 25
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Todd Boeckman's demeanor following the loss of the starting quarterback job.

Cleveland Glenville product Jermale Hines is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer story.

The Lima News has a story on Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel working with the offensive line. The Lorain Morning Journal has a similar story.

The Canton Repository has a story on OSU's offense.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a story on Minnesota native James Laurinaitis.

The Dispatch has an OSU football notebooks.

Brian Kollars of the Dayton Daily News has a blog note on Dayton-area Buckeyes.

Scouting Minnesota
The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a story on the Buckeyes presenting the Golden Gophers with a big challenge to start the Big Ten season. Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press also has a column on former Buckeye and Gopher coach Glen Mason.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has a story on linebacker Simoni Lawrence.

The Dispatch has a story on Minnesota's defense.


Wednesday, September 24
Chris "Beanie" Wells has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's Big Ten opener vs. Minnesota, and the Columbus Dispatch, Lima News, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via the Akron Beacon Journal) have the details.

The Dispatch has an OSU football notebook, as well as a story on how most of the alumni association lottery winners received tickets for the non-conference games.

The Plain Dealer has stories on Alex Boone taking OSU fans to task for booing Todd Boeckman and Ohio State having Terrelle Pryor and Chris "Beanie" Wells in the same backfield.

The Canton Repository has a story on Pryor passing Jim Tressel's test as QB. The Toledo Blade has a story on OSU's quarterback situation.

The Lorain Morning Journal has an OSU football notebook.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on who Buckeye haters will target next. Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a column on the fans who booed Boeckman.

Scouting Minnesota
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has a story on Wells' return against Minnesota. The Star-Tribune also has a story on wide receiver Eric Decker remembering a school shooting at his high school alma mater five years ago.

The Dispatch has a story on the improving Golden Gophers.


Tuesday, September 23
Ohio State's new center, freshman Michael Brewster, is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on some changes to OSU's depth chart. Beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has his weekly OSU mailbag, as well as an update on his Fake SEC-Big Ten Challenge.

The Toledo Blade has a story on freshman Terrelle Pryor putting an end to the quarterback controversy.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on Ohio State's youth movement.

Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal has an OSU mailbag.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch takes some OSU fans to task for booing quarterback Todd Boeckman last weekend.


Monday, September 22
The Canton Repository has a story on Terrelle Pryor criticizing his own play.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on how Pryor will keep the national from forgetting about OSU. Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal also has a Pryor column.

The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have OSU football notebooks.

The Plain Dealer also has a look at the Big Ten, as well as

The Dispatch has a look at how former Buckeyes and other central Ohioans fared in the NFL on Sunday.

Scouting Minnesota
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has a story that asks whether unbeaten Minnesota is vastly improved or was just feasting on inferior competition.


Sunday, September 21
The Buckeyes bounced back with a 28-10 victory over Troy. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Canton Repository, Toledo Blade, Lima News and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) have game stories.

The Dispatch has a lot of coverage from the game, including stories on the OSU passing game and on Kurt Coleman. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, notebook about Troy, Bottom Line notes, Scarlet & Gray Matter notes, Six Points to the victory and a column by Bob Hunter on the quarterback situation.

The Plain Dealer has a report card from the game, a list of bests from the game, notes on what Plain Dealer staffers will remember from the game and a diary of Saturday's action written by Doug Lesmerises.

The Canton Repository, Toledo Blade and Mansfield News Journal have OSU football notebooks.

Mark Gokavi of the Dayton Daily News has a column on fans who overreacted after the USC loss. Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on Pryor.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on the quarterback situation, as does Jim Naveau of the Lima News.

Scouting Minnesota
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune has a recap of Minnesota's 37-3 victory over Florida Atlantic Saturday.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a Minnesota football notebook, as well as a story on the Gophers' defense.



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