Buckeye Newsstand, January 17

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, January 17
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on point guard Jeremie Simmons, as well as a preview of OSU's game today vs. Michigan.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on freshman William Buford.

The Toledo Blade also has a story on the game against the Wolverines.

Finally, the OSU men's hockey team continues to roll with a road win Friday night vs. Ferris State, and the Dispatch has a short recap.


Friday, January 16
Junior cornerback Donald Washington announced Thursday that he will leave school early for the NFL Draft, and the Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Indianapolis Star have the story.

Now that all of the staying or going decisions have been made, Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has a blog note on how many starters will return in 2009.

The Ohio State marching band will be a part of Tuesday's inaugural parade for incoming president Barack Obama. The Toledo Blade has a feature story on TBDBITL.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on Ohio State's high price for losing.

The Plain Dealer reports that OSU linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell will not take a job offered by Notre Dame.

The women's basketball Buckeyes were upset Thursday night by Minnesota at home, and the Dispatch has a game recap.


Thursday, January 15
Brian Hartline has chosen to leave Ohio State early for the NFL draft, while Ray Small and Kurt Coleman will return. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Lorain Morning Journal, Toledo Blade and Canton Repository have stories on OSU's comings and goings.

Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell has been offered a job with Notre Dame, according to a story by the Plain Dealer.

The Dispatch has a story on the women's basketball Buckeyes and their defensive tenacity.

Former OSU wrestler Mark Coleman is returning to mixed martial arts, and the Dispatch has a feature story on the UFC Hall of Famer.

Finally, the Dispatch has a note on former OSU men's basketball player Matt Sylvester being arrested last week on reckless-driving charges.


Wednesday, January 14
Shaun Lane's recovery is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story.

The men's basketball Buckeyes earned a lopsided victory over Indiana Tuesday night at Value City Arena and the Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) have game recaps.

The Dispatch also has a note on Nikola Kecman being out for the season days after becoming eligible to play for Thad Matta's Buckeyes.

The Lima News has an update on Jamar Butler's pro basketball career.

William Buford's defense is the lead note of a Lorain Morning Journal notebook.


Tuesday, January 13
The men's basketball Buckeyes welcome struggling Indiana at Columbus tonight for a Big Ten game. The Columbus Dispatch has some notes on the game, as well as a Columbus story on the learning curve for freshmen William Buford and B.J. Mullens. Rob Oller of the Dispatch also has a column on why Thad Matta probably cannot shed a tear for IU.

Buford, a Toledo native, is the subject of a Toledo Blade story.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has story on the deep Big Ten in men's basketball.

The Dispatch has a recap of another Big Ten win by the OSU women's basketball Buckeyes.

Kurt Coleman's NFL future is the subject of a Plain Dealer story. Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on Ohio State great Chic Harley.

The Dayton Daily News has a feature story on running back Maurice Wells.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column saying Ohio State football will be fine in 2009.


Monday, January 12
The Columbus Dispatch has an OSU men's basketball Insider notebook. The Dispatch also has a preview of tonight's women's basketball game vs. Illinois, as well as a story on Jim Foster's charges getting back to work.

Ohio State beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has his Hey, Doug! mailbag. The Plain Dealer also has a story with one last look at the 2008 football season and a look ahead to 2009.

Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal has a column on several subjects, led with a note on the Buckeyes being in the top 10 of an early 2009 college football poll.

Sean McClelland of the Dayton Daily News has a short column calling for Jim Tressel to make some changes.

Finally, the Huntsville (Ala.) Times has a story on the annual American Football Coaches Association in Nashville and Tressel.


Sunday, January 11
A promising 2009 future for the Ohio State football team is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story. The Dispatch also has a list of who is returning and gone for the Buckeyes.

Ray Stein of the Dispatch has bowl-related letters in his weekly Editor's Mailbox.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on how the Fiesta Bowl tilt between OSU and Texas was the highlight of the bowl season.

The Ohio State men's hockey team won its 10th straight game with an overtime victory at Bowling Green Saturday, and the Dispatch has a brief recap.

Finally, the Toledo Blade has a short note on James Laurinaitis and his father speaking in Toledo.


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