The men's basketball Buckeyes earned a lopsided victory over Houston Baptist Friday night, and the Columbus Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) have game recaps.
The Dispatch reports that a recent study has shown that the late Korey Stringer's football equipment may have contributed to his death.
The Dispatch has a feature story on the OSU wrestling team as the Buckeyes prepare for the National Duals.
Tony Barnhart of Cox Newspapers/the Dayton Daily News has a column with a very early college football top 25 for 2009.
The Dispatch has a short note on the latest victory for the OSU men's hockey team.
Friday, January 9
The OSU career of Chris "Beanie" Wells has come to an end as the junior has decided to forego his final season and enter the NFL Draft. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Canton Repository, Lorain Morning Journal, Toledo Blade and The Associated Press (via the Akron Beacon Journal).
The Plain Dealer also has a story on Wells admitting he was scared to leave Ohio State in comments made after the Fiesta Bowl. The Plain Dealer also has a story on the muddle national championship picture after Florida's victory over Oklahoma last night.
The Dispatch has a note on special teams specialist Shaun Lane returning home from Phoenix three days after suffering a pinched nerve in his neck area during the Fiesta Bowl.
Marc Pendleton of the Dayton Daily News has a short column on Ohio State football.
The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a BCS National Championship Game notebook, led with a note on former Heisman winners saying the BCS needs tweaking.
The women's basketball team overcame poor shooting to beat host Wisconsin Thursday night, and the Dispatch has a recap.
The emergence of goaltender Dustin Carlson as a leader on the men's hockey team is the subject of a Dispatch story.
The Dayton Daily News has a story on former Buckeyes in the broadcasting world.
Thursday, January 8
A former Buckeye will plead guilty to at least one felony charge stemming from an incident in April that left two Columbus police officers shot. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on what's next for Derrick Foster.
The Dispatch has a feature story on men's basketball sophomore Dallas Lauderdale and his relationship with his mother, who is living with multiple sclerosis.
The women's basketball Buckeyes return to the court tonight, and the Dispatch has some notes on OSU's game with Wisconsin as well as a story on how hard work has turned into fun on offense for Jim Foster's team. The Dispatch also has a short note on Ohio State announcing that it will retire Tracey Hall's No. 44 in February.
The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on questions facing the Buckeyes as they head into the offseason.
The Newport News (Va.) Daily Press has a story on high school quarterback Tajh Boyd, who is reportedly down to Ohio State and Oregon and will chose on National Signing Day - Feb. 4.
Finally, the Louisville Courier-Journal has a notebook, led with a note on future Buckeye Jordan Whiting being name to the MaxPreps Football All-American first team on Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 7
Many Buckeye fans were counting Monday's Fiesta Bowl as a moral victory, but Terrelle Pryor does not agree, according to a story by the Columbus Dispatch. The Dispatch also has a story on OSU living and dying by the blitz against Texas, as well as an end-of-season Scarlet & Gray Matter notebook and a postseason Bottom Line. Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how nice guy Todd Boeckman didn't finish last.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on what will determine Pryor's future. Terry Pluto of the Plain Dealer has a column on how Tressel's Ohio college coaching peers reacted to Ohio State's loss in the Fiesta Bowl.
Ron Jackson of the Dayton Daily News has a short column on the Big Ten's continued struggles in bowl games.
Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal writes that OSU fans should feel good about the Buckeyes' effort, to a point.
Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column looking ahead to the 2009 season.
Jim Ingraham of the Lorain Morning Journal asks if Pryor is a great quarterback or a great athlete.
Tuesday, January 6
The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Austin American-Statesman, Lorain Morning Journal, Lima News, Toledo Blade, Arizona Republic and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have game stories from Monday night's heartbreaking loss to Texas in the Fiesta Bowl.
The Dispatch has plenty of postgame coverage on its BuckeyeXtra page.
The Plain Dealer has stories on Chris "Beanie" Wells, who saw his night come to an end thanks to a concussion, as well as a story on safety Anderson Russell. The Plain Dealer also has a note on what beat writer Doug Lesmerises will remember from the Fiesta Bowl and a column by Bill Livingston on the future of the Buckeyes.
Todd Porter of the Canton Repository has a column on how the loss was a fitting end for Ohio State's seniors.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on Ohio State fans in Mansfield reacting to the game.
The Austin American-Statesman has a story on Quan Cosby finishing the season in winning fashion, as well as a "Third and Longhorns" notebook, a column by Cedric Golden on defensive end Brian Orakpo and a Fiesta Bowl notebook. Kirk Bohls of the American-Statesman has a column on how the Longhorns looked like champions.
Monday, January 5
Ohio State gets another shot on a big stage tonight in the Fiesta Bowl, and the Columbus Dispatch has a story on how Buckeye fans have low expectations following big losses in recent marquee games. The Dispatch also has a story on how both OSU and Texas have something to prove tonight, as well as a story on the goal for the Buckeye offense and a look at tonight's rubber match between OSU and the Longhorns.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on tonight's game.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a Fiesta Bowl Preview, OSU Insider notebook, a story on how left tackle Alex Boone can help OSU set the tone tonight, a bowl quiz and a column by Bill Livingston on the Fiesta Bowl and the future for the Buckeyes.
The Canton Repository has a story on a pair of local high school graduates who will be on the Ohio State sideline tonight as team managers. Todd Porter of the Canton Repository has a column on how the Buckeyes have nothing to lose.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on Terrelle Pryor and if he play like Art Schlichter tonight.
The Arizona Republic has a short story on OSU quarterback Todd Boeckman.
The Austin American-Statesman has a story on the Longhorns preparing for tonight's game, as well as a story on opposites attracting in the Fiesta Bowl, a look at how has the edge in certain situations, a Q&A with receiver Quan Cosby and a list of a couple of Buckeyes Texas fans will be watching.
Kirk Bohls of the American-Statesman has a column on how the Longhorns are ready.