Buckeye Newsstand, December 24

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.

Wednesday, December 24
Terrelle Pryor's crazy 2008 is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer feature story.

The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on senior tight end Rory Nicol, who has accepted his role as a primarily blocking TE.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on the Buckeyes staying away from temptation during the holidays. The Toledo Blade also has a story on the Buckeyes over the break.

The Dispatch has a men's basketball Insider notebook, as well as a short story on women's basketball sophomore Jantel Lavender earning a Big Ten honor.

Tuesday, December 23
Senior defensive lineman Nader Abdallah is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the Buckeyes staying busy during the Holiday season.

The men's basketball Buckeyes coasted past UNC Asheville Monday night, and the Dispatch has a game recap.

ESPN college football commentator Todd Blackledge said Ohio State's football team lacks chemistry, according to a story by the Canton Repository.

Scouting Texas
Longhorn receiver Jordan Shipley received some good news from the NCAA Monday when he was granted a sixth year of eligibility. The Austin American-Statesman has the details. The American-Statesman also has a story on Texas passing Notre Dame on the all-time wins list, as well as a college football bowl quiz.

Monday, December 22
The Ohio State men's basketball team will face UNC-Asheville tonight in a rematch of a NIT game from last season. The Dispatch has a story on UNC-A playing without its big man, as well as a preview of tonight's game.

The women's basketball Buckeyes blasted visiting Michigan Sunday afternoon, and the Dispatch has a game recap.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on linebacker James Laurinaitis, as well as an OSU mailbag.

The Canton Repository has a story on former Buckeye Mike Doss, who recently lost his mother.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on OSU's 2009 football recruiting, as well as a look at how former Buckeyes and other central Ohioans fared in the NFL on Sunday.

Sunday, December 21
In its first game without injured David Lighty, the OSU men's basketball team rallied from a sluggish start to beat Iona. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have the story.

The Dispatch also has an update on Lighty's prognosis.

A challenge from Jim Tressel to his football team is the subject of a Dispatch story.

Doug Harris of the Dayton Daily News has a short column on Tressel's stance on underclassmen who may leave early for the NFL.

The Toledo Blade has an "In Their Words" feature story on Tom Hof, senior associate athletics director for external relations at Ohio State University

Scouting Texas
The Dispatch has a story on how a painful loss during the 2007 season led to Texas' impressive '08 campaign.

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