The Ohio State men's basketball team faces a test vs. Butler this afternoon, and the Columbus Dispatch has a story on coach Thad Matta being willing to play mid-majors. The Dispatch also has some notes on the game vs. the Bulldogs.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on former Buckeye Craig Kellogg, who is taking over as CBS' top basketball analyst this season. The Plain Dealer also has a behind-the-scenes video of Kellogg.
Sophomore Dallas Lauderdale is the subject of a Plain Dealer feature story.
Michael Arace of the Dispatch has a column on former OSU fullback Jim Langhurst, who recently passed away.
The Plain Dealer has a story comparing James Laurinaitis to Herschel Walker.
Greg Simms of the Dayton Daily News has a column saying Greg Oden, Mike Conley and Daequan Cook should have stayed at Ohio State instead of jumping to the NBA.
The Dispatch has a story on Kettering (Ohio) Alter quarterback Austin Boucher, who is on Ohio State's radar after leading the Knights to a state title. The Dispatch also has some notes on other quarterbacks who have OSU's attention, as well as a national college football notebook.
Finally, the Dispatch has a note on Fiesta Bowl tickets going on sale for the general public today.
Hesiman finalist Colt McCoy is the subject of an Austin American-Statesman feature story.
Friday, December 12
Senior cornerback Malcolm Jenkins is bringing back some hardware from the college football awards show Thursday night. Jenkins won the Thorpe Award, given to the best defensive back in the nation, and the Columbus Dispatch has some comments from Jenkins in a college football notebook. The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a story on Jenkins' victory.
Freshman defensive end Nathan Williams finds himself in the news for a not-so-good reason. He was arrested Wednesday on a charge of shoplifting in suburban Dayton. The Dispatch, Dayton Daily News and Plain Dealer have the story.
The Dispatch has a story on how Ohio State fans are not as interested in the Fiesta Bowl as they have been in past years.
The Austin American-Stateman has a video on the BCS and Texas' place in it this season. The American-Stateman also has a story on how Texas QB Colt McCoy fared at the college football awards show.
The Canton Repository has a story on the "feisty" Longhorns.
Thursday, December 11
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on how running backs have been shut out in the chase for the Heisman Trophy in the era of the spread offense. The Plain Dealer also has a look back at recent running back Heisman contenders.
The Dispatch has a college football notebook, led with a note on Texas DE Brian Orakpo beating out OSU's James Laurinaitis for the Lombardi Award.
The Mansfied News Journal has a story on former OSU football captain Jim Langhurst, who passed away on Friday at age 89.
The Dispatch has story on the rebounding success of the men's basketball Buckeyes.
The Associated Press (via the Dispatch has a feature story on Heisman finalist Colt McCoy.
Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Stateman has a column that says McCoy should (but won't) win the Heisman.
The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on McCoy possibly becoming a victim of the Heisman curse.
Finally, the AP (via the Toledo Blade) has a story on the finalists for the Heisman being announced, McCoy, Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford and Florida signalcaller Tim Tebow.
Wednesday, December 10
James Laurinaitis, Malcolm Jenkins and their trips on the major college football awards circuit are the subject of feature stories by the Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Dispatch also has a list of what awards Laurinaitis and Jenkins are up for.
Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on the Heisman race.
Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has his Hey, Doug! OSU mailbag.
The Canton Repository has a short story on Jim Tressel being among those up for the coach of the year award.
Finally, the Dispatch has a note on the Cincinnati Bengals signing former Buckeye Mike Doss.
The Austin American-Statesman has a college football notebook, led with Texas coach Mack Brown being up for the coach of the year award.
The Associated Press (via the Tempe (Ariz.) Daily Telegram) has a feature story on Texas QB Colt McCoy.
Tuesday, December 9
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on current and former Buckeyes being up for national awards.
Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on OSU Fiesta Bowl challenge.
The Canton Repository has a story on OSU head coach Jim Tressel's belief that Chris "Beanie" Wells should go to the NFL.
The Austin American-Statesman has a story on the Buckeyes hoping to break their BCS losing streak.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on Rhen Vail, a student assistant on the OSU's strength and conditioning staff.
The OSU men's basketball Buckeyes reentered the Top 25, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer has the story.
Finally, Greg Billing of the Dayton Daily News has a column on the continued BCS debate.
The Toledo Blade has a story on the frustrated Longhorns.
The Plain Dealer has a story on Texas' defense.
Monday, December 8
Ohio State is heading back to the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes will renew acquaintences with Texas in January, and the Columbus Dispatch, Austin (Texas) Statesman, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Lima News, Toledo Blade, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) have the story.
The Dispatch has a story on OSU extending its BCS bowl appearance streak to four, as well as a story about the football team's banquet and a look at the BCS title game between Oklahoma and Florida and its Ohio ties.
The Canton Repository has a short note on Fiesta Bowl tickets going on sale Tuesday.
The AP (via the Toledo Blade) tries to answer BCS questions.
Kirk Bohls of the Austin Statesman has a column on how the BCS system has failed the Longhorns.
The Dispatch has a story on Texas looking forward after its BCS title game snub.
Sunday, December 7
After the teams that were supposed to win Saturday did, it looks like Ohio State is heading back to the Fiesta Bowl to play Texas. The Dispatch has a story on the probable matchup, which will become official tonight during the BCS Selection Show. The Dispatch has a Q&A with OSU president E. Gordon Gee, who is still against a college football playoff.
The men's basketball Buckeyes earned their second straight victory away from home vs. a Top 25 team, beating Notre Dame in Indianapolis Saturday. The Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Toledo Blade, Indianapolis Star and the South Bend Tribune have game recaps.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on the maturing Buckeyes.
The women's basketball Buckeyes earned a road non-conference victory at Nebraska Saturday, and the Dispatch has a game recap.