Buckeye Newsstand, October 11

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, October 11
The Buckeyes return to Ohio Stadium this afternoon for a Big Ten tilt vs. Purdue, and the Columbus Dispatch has its pregame coverage on its BuckeyeXtra page.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on which member of Jim Tressel's staff could take over as head coach when Tressel leaves someday, like how Purdue assistant Danny Hope will take over for retiring Joe Tiller in 2009. The Plain Dealer also has a story on the four things to look for this afternoon, and a blog note on whether Chris "Beanie" Wells should be the Big Ten MVP.

The Canton Repository has a story on the long history of entertaining games between OSU and Purdue. The Repository also has a notebook previewing this afternoon's game.

The Toledo Blade has a story on how Purdue has not won at Ohio Stadium since 1988.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on how Ohio State's offense has more options under Terrelle Pryor.

Pryor is the subject of a feature story by the Indianapolis Star. The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a similar story.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on how Purdue has usually played close games vs. the Buckeyes under Tiller. The AP (via the DDN) also has a Buckeye notebook.

The Dayton Daily News has a note on OSU offering sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller of Huber Heights Wayne, a fact that was reported at BuckeyeSports.com Friday afternoon.

Scouting Purdue
The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a story on Purdue's 16-game losing streak against ranked opponents. The Journal and Courier also has a story on the keys to the game.


Friday, October 10
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes looking for their offensive identity. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an OSU Insider notebook, as well as blog notes on Tressel's Thursday press conference and how Purdue is beating the Buckeyes – in the facial hair department.

Former Buckeye Nick Mangold is the subject of a Dayton Daily News feature story.

Linebacker Ross Homan is the subject of a Lima News feature story. Jim Naveau of the Lima News also hands out his midterm grades for the Buckeyes.

The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a feature story on Chris "Beanie" Wells.

The Associated Press (via the Akron Beacon Journal) has a story on the development of quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The Toledo Blade also has a story on Pryor.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on Pryor.

Scouting Purdue
The Dispatch has a feature story on the father of Big Ten spread offensives, Joe Tiller.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has a blog entry on Purdue QB Curtis Painter.

The Indianapolis Star has a story on how Big Ten does not criticize its own schools.


Thursday, October 9
Linebacker Ross Homan is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, as well as a story on how to stop Purdue, written by former Buckeye Drew Norman.

Freshman defensive lineman Nathan Williams is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer story. The Plain Dealer also has a story on OSU's quarterback situation, as well as blog notes on Brandon Saine and where the Buckeyes fit in the national title hunt.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story comparing QB Terrelle Pryor to Heisman winner Troy Smith.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has its Buckeye Buzz update. The AP (via the Dayton Daily News) also has a story on offensive tackle Alex Boone, the media's MVP

Scouting Purdue
The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a story on the Boilermakers returning to Columbus for the first time since 2003. The Indianapolis Star has a similar story.

The Dispatch has a story on Purdue's struggling defense.


Wednesday, October 8
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the banged-up Buckeyes preparing to face an ideal opponent this weekend in Purdue. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on freshmen who have played big roles in their first seasons, including quarterback Terrelle Pryor and center Michael Brewster.

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch and Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer both have blog notes on why Steve Rehring missed two long drives Saturday night at Wisconsin.

The Canton Repository has a story on OSU head coach Jim Tressel's high opinion of Pryor's attitude. The Toledo Blade has a story on Tressel being impressed with his young QB.

The Lima News has a story on how the Buckeyes could turn to their running game vs. the Boilermakers.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on the history of close games between OSU and Purdue. The Morning Journal also has an OSU football notebook.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on Ohio State's season of change. The AP (via the DDN) also has an OSU notebook.

The OSU men's hockey team begins its season this weekend vs. Miami, and the Dispatch has a story on how college hockey will have shootouts to break ties this year. The Dispatch also has some notes on this weekend's action.

Scouting Purdue
The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a story on the accuracy trouble affecting Purdue QB Curtis Painter. The Journal and Courier also has a Purdue notebook.

The Dispatch has a story on the Boilermakers wanting to play spoiler.

The Indianapolis Star has an In the Huddle notebook on the Boilermakers.


Tuesday, October 7
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how Ohio State's option attack keeps opponents guessing. Ken Gordon of the Dispatch also has a blog note on the hit that knocked Dan "Boom" Herron out of last week's game at Wisconsin.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an off-campus feature story on Brian Robiskie. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer and Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal have OSU mailbags. Lesmerises also has an update on his fake Big Ten-SEC challenge on his Plain Dealer blog.

Scouting Purdue
The Indianapolis Star has a story on Purdue staying with Curtis Painter at quarterback for this weekend's game.

The Dispatch has a story on Painter's Ohio ties.


Monday, October 6
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how the Buckeyes made their own noise Saturday night at Wisconsin. The Dispatch has an OSU football notebook, as well as a look ahead to the Buckeyes' next game vs. Purdue.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the Buckeyes handling the pressure at Camp Randall. OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises has his College Football Insider, as well as a look at OSU's latest bump in the polls.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on the Buckeyes silencing the crowd in Madison. Jon Spencer of the News Journal has hands out unit grades after the victory.

The Lima News has a story on freshman quarterback Terrelle Pryor living up to the hype.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on what we know, and don't know, about the Buckeyes.

The Toledo Blade has a look back at Saturday's game, as does The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News).

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on what might be Pryor's biggest challenge – handling success. Ray Stein of the Dispatch has a column on what can be learned from OSU's 20-17 win.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on his memories of Pryor from the win over the Badgers. Jason Lloyd of the Morning Journal also has a column on Pryor.

Scouting Purdue
The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a story on Pryor, as well as a story on Purdue's potential quarterback controversy.

The Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette also has a story on the QB situation with the Boilermakers.


Saturday, October 5
Late heroics saved Ohio State at Wisconsin last night, and the Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Lorain Morning Journal, Lima News, Toledo Blade, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have game stories.

The Dispatch has a lot of postgame coverage on its BuckeyeXtra page.

The Plain Dealer has a diary from last night's game, as well as a look at what Lesmerises will remember from the game.

The Lima News, Lorain Morning Journal and Toledo Blade have OSU football notebooks from last night's game.

The Captial Times of Madison, Wis., has a story on how quarterback Terrelle Pryor is a freshman in name only.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on Pryor's clutch play late in the game. Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on how late starts and alcohol are a bad mix anywhere. Doug Harris of the Dayton Daily News has a blog note on the win.

Stewart Mandel of SI.com has a story on how Beanie Wells was back in top form for Ohio State.

The Capital Times has a story on how the Badgers have gone from magnificent to mediocre in a matter of two weeks.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has its postgame Badger Report.

Scouting Purdue
The Boilermakers fell in their Big Ten opener, 20-6, at home to No. 6 Penn State. The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier and Indianapolis Star have game recaps.

The Journal and Courier has a story on Purdue coach Joe Tiller saying he will stay with struggling quarterback Curtis Painter, as well as a story on Tiller benching placekicker Chris Summers.

The Star has a Purdue notebook, led with the benching of Summers.


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