The NCAA Tournament hopes of the Ohio State men's basketball took a hit with a lopsided loss at Purdue Saturday afternoon. The Columbus Dispatch, Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier, Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) have game stories.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch says Evan Turner is left carrying the weight of the entire team.
The women's basketball Buckeyes can clinch an outright Big Ten title today on Senior Day, and the Dispatch has a story on Jim Foster's charges having something to play for. The Dispatch also has some notes previewing today's game vs. Penn State.
The men's hockey team's bid for a first-round bye in the upcoming CCHA playoffs fell short with a 7-5 loss on Senior Night to rival Miami. The Dispatch has a game recap.
Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer answers some Ohio State-related questions in his Hey, Doug! mailbag.
The Dispatch has a feature story on Ohio State holding steady on pay for assistant coaches and coordinators. The Dispatch also compares the salaries of offensive coordinator Jim Bollman and defensive coordinator Jim Heacock to counterparts across the country.
The Dispatch also has a short note on OSU freshmen Mike Adams and J.B. Shugarts, who were both cited in January for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Saturday, February 28
Kyle Reed's hat trick led the Ohio State men's hockey team to a crucial 6-2 win at No. 2 Miami. The Columbus Dispatch has a short recap of the win by the Buckeyes, who now need only one point in tonight's regular-season finale at Value City Arena in order to earn a first-round by in the CCHA playoffs.
The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a story on the Boilermakers having little time to prepare for the Buckeyes following their disheartening loss to Michigan.
Friday, February 27
The OSU women's basketball Buckeyes earned at least a share of their fifth straight Big Ten title with a 75-53 rout of visiting Wisconsin Thursday night. The Columbus Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Coshocton Tribune) have game recaps.
The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on the Ohio State men's basketball team and its spot on the bubble.
The men's hockey Buckeyes begin a crucial series tonight vs. rival Miami. The Dispatch has a preview of the weekend series, as well as a story on what the Buckeyes need to do to improve their CCHA playoff status.
Finally, The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has a note on former Buckeye and Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes waiving his right to a preliminary hearing on a misdemeanor marijuana charge stemming from an October traffic stop.
Thursday, February 26
With the Ohio State women's basketball team closing in on another Big Ten title, the Columbus Dispatch has a story on how Jim Foster's Buckeyes are intent on improving. The Dispatch also has some notes previewing OSU's game tonight vs. Wisconsin.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on what the NFL combine did for the Buckeyes who participated.
Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on how evaluating NFL talent is not simple.
Finally, the Toledo Blade has a story on the latest OSU football verbal, linebacker David Durham.
Wednesday, February 25
The Ohio State men's basketball team earned an important victory over visiting Penn State Tuesday at Value City Arena. The Columbus Dispatch, State College (Pa.) Centre Daily Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have game stories.
Michael Arace of the Dispatch has a column on how the win keeps Ohio State's bubble from bursting.
Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal has a column on what might have been for the OSU men's basketball team if the Buckeyes' one-and-dones had stayed.
Former basketball Buckeye Jamar Butler pled no contest to a recent marijuana charge according to a blog note by Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer. Lesmerises also has a blog note on former football Buckeye Donald Washington's jumping skills.
The Dispatch has a story on Washington's impressive numbers at the NFL combine, as well as some less than stellar numbers put up by Malcolm Jenkins in Indianapolis.
The Plain Dealer has a story on the latest Ohio State football verbal, David Durham, and how a Michigan fan helped the Buckeyes.
The Dispatch has a story on Jim Tressel being the featured speaker at the Ohio Statehouse at the Statehood Day luncheon next week.
Last, but not least, the Lorain Morning Journal has a story with some great news regarding the rehab of Tyson Gentry.
Tuesday, February 24
Jim Tressel received another football verbal Monday night when Austin (Texas) Westlake linebacker David Durham committed. The Columbus Dispatch. The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a note on Durham's verbal.
The Dispatch has a look ahead at the week for Ohio State's men's basketball team in an OSU Insider notebook. The Dispatch also has notes on Ohio State's game tonight vs. Penn State, as well as a story on PSU's Jamelle Cornley. Cornley is also the subject of a story by the State College (Pa.) Centre Daily Times.
The Centre Daily Times also has a story on the Nittany Lions hoping to make a statement against the Buckeyes.
The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on Thad Matta missing Mike Conley Jr., Daequan Cook, Kosta Koufos and Greg Oden.
The Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State's struggles at point guard after Conley left for the NBA.
The Dispatch has a story on the NFL draft status of Marcus Freeman and Brian Robiskie following the combine.
The Toledo Blade has a story on the former Buckeyes at the combine.
The Akron Beacon Journal has a feature story on former Buckeye Brian Hartline.
The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a feature story on the cornerback-safety debate surrounding Malcolm Jenkins.
Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has a blog post on James Laurinaitis and Marcus Freeman posting their 40 times.
Monday, February 23
With a chance to state its case for a NCAA Tournament berth before a national audience, the OSU men's basketball team lost its third straight game Sunday afternoon. The Columbus Dispatch, Chicago Sun-Times, Toledo Blade, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Akron Beacon Journal) have recaps of Ohio State's 70-68 loss to Illinois.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column saying the Buckeyes could be playing their way out of the NCAA Tournament.
The women's basketball Buckeyes beat Indiana on Sunday, and the Dispatch has a game recap.
Former Buckeye Malcolm Jenkins is also the subject of a Dispatch feature story from the NFL combine in Indianapolis.
The Lorain Morning Journal has a notebook from the combine.
The Lorain Morning Journal has a feature story on former Buckeye Tyson Gentry and his family.
Laurinaiits is also the subject of a feature story by The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade).
Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has his Hey, Doug! OSU mailbag.
Kyle Nagel of the Dayton Daily News has a short column on Ohio State fans smiling at Michigan's quarterback problems.