Buckeye Newsstand, December 6

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, December 6
Even though the Buckeyes are done with the regular season, college football games continue this week. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on what OSU fans should watch for today. The Dispatch also has a story on the BSC picture coming into focus, as well as a national college football notebook.

Ohio State's men's basketball team plays Notre Dame this afternoon, and the Dispatch has a story on OSU's strong bench play, as well as some notes on the matchup vs. the Fighting Irish.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the maturing of the Buckeyes.

The Toledo Blade has a story on the Toledo connections when OSU and ND meet.

The women's basketball Buckeyes face another road test this afternoon at Nebraska. The Dispatch has a story on OSU's next challenge, as well as some notes on the game.

Finally, the Dispatch has an update on former OSU lineman Kirk Barton, who has been placed on the injured reserve by the Cincinnati Bengals.


Friday, December 5
The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer have stories on OSU defenders James Laurinaitis and Malcolm Jenkins being named All-America.

The Dispatch has a story on the Heisman race, and Bob Hunter has a column on how hard it is to fire a coach. Hunter also has some OSU notes in his weekly Rumblings.

The men's basketball Buckeyes will face Notre Dame this weekend in Indianapolis, and the Dispatch has a feature story on ND's Ryan Ayers, son of former OSU coach Randy Ayers.

OSU hockey player John Albert is the subject of a Plain Dealer feature story. The Plain Dealer also has a look at a potential OSU-Utah Fiesta Bowl matchup, as well as a blog note on what it would be like if Ohio State and Michigan both wore colored jerseys in their annual matchup and what it would have been like if there had been a Big Ten championship game in the past 16 years.

The Dispatch has a note on future Buckeye Storm Klein being named the Gatorade Ohio Football Player of the Year. The Dispatch also has a note on 80 Buckeyes being placed on the Big Ten Academic All-Conference team.

Those hoping to see the OHSAA state football championships move to Ohio Stadium will have to continue to wait. The Canton Repository has a story on the OHSAA picking up an option to keep the games in Stark County through at least 2011.

Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal has column on Battered BCS Title Game Syndrome.

Finally, the Dayton Daily News has a short note on Jim Tressel appearing in Middletown for a fundraiser April 29 along with Indiana men's basketball coach Tom Crean.


Thursday, December 4
The women's basketball Buckeyes fought hard against No. 2 North Carolina before falling in the final 10 minutes. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Akron Beacon Journal) have game recaps.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Jim Tressel's visit to state football champion Toledo Southview.


Wednesday, December 3
The men's basketball Buckeyes earned a win at Miami (Fla.) Tuesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Columbus Dispatch, Miami Herald and The Associated Press (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) have the details.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer gives his thoughts on OSU's win in south Florida.

Jim Foster's women's basketball Buckeyes have a big game tonight at home vs. North Carolina, and the Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes wanting to determine the game's pace tonight.

The Plain Dealer has more answers in its Hey, Doug! OSU mailbag.

Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade has a short column on those who hate Ohio State.

The Dispatch has a story on the other BCS caliber school in Ohio, the University of Cincinnati.


Tuesday, December 2
The Fiesta Bowl could be Ohio State's postseason destination, according to a story by the Columbus Dispatch. The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) also has a national college football notebook.

The men's basketball Buckeyes face Miami (Fla.) for their first road test, and the Dispatch has a story on the team playing away from home. The Dispatch also has a preview of tonight's game, as well as a story on slow play marking the Big Ten.

The Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel also have previews of tonight's game.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a story on OSU's game at Miami tonight, as well as a preview of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has his Hey, Doug! OSU mailbag, as well as a look at OSU's bowl scenarios.

The Toledo Blade also has a story on OSU's bowl options.


Monday, December 1
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how the bowl picture looks for Ohio State after Oregon's win over Oregon State.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on how the Big 12 was a willing victim in the latest BCS mess. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has a look ahead at next week's top college football games.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Ohio State's potential offseason awards.

The Dispatch has a recap of the OSU women's basketball team's victory over upset-minded Dayton in the finals of the Buckeye Classic. The Dispatch also has an men's basketball Insider notebook.

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

Finally, Larry Phillips of the Mansfield News Journal has a review of the new book on OSU football great Chic Harley.


Sunday, November 30
Even though the regular season is over, the Buckeyes remain a work in progress, according to a Columbus Dispatch story. Jim Tressel's handling of Todd Boeckman is the subject of the lead letter in editor Ray Stein's mailbox.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on OSU's bowl picture.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on receivers Brian Robiskie and Brian Hartline.

Ohio State's BCS bowl hopes got a little brighter with Oregon's win over Oregon State Saturday night. The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has the details.

The men's and women's basketball Buckeyes both posted lopsided victories Saturday. The Dispatch has a story on the men's 59-22 victory over Samford. The women beat Boston University 72-47, and the Dispatch has a recap of that game.

The Dispatch has a note on the OSU men's hockey team, which earned a sweep of Nebraska-Omaha with a 3-2 victory Saturday night.

Finally, future football Buckeye Adam Bellamy ended his high school career Saturday with a state title as Aurora defeated Columbus Eastmoor Academy. The Akron Beacon Journal, Lorain Morning Journal and Plain Dealer have the details.


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