The Ohio State men's basketball team took a big step towards earning a NCAA Tournament berth with a victory over Wisconsin in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament. The Columbus Dispatch, Capital Times of Madison, Wis., and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) have game recaps.
Next for the Buckeyes is a semifinal matchup vs. Michigan State. The Spartans defeated Minnesota in the quarterfinals, and the Lansing State Journal has the story.
Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a blog note on an overlooked milestone. Ohio State officially finished its three-year NCAA probation on March 9.
Ohio State's football pro day was Friday, and the former Buckeyes who participated at the NFL combine improved their numbers. The Dispatch has a story on how Chris "Beanie" Wells and Marcus Freeman shined. The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on Wells' effort, and the Lorain Morning Journal has a story on the Buckeyes redeeming themselves.
Finally, the Ohio State men's ice hockey team fell 4-0 to host Alaska in the first game of a best-of-three CCHA quarterfinal series. The Fairbanks News-Miner has the game recap.
Friday, March 13
Thad Matta's men's basketball Buckeyes play Wisconsin in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament today, and the Columbus Dispatch has a story on how the Badgers had OSU's number earlier this season. The Dispatch also has some notes on the game, as well as a note on the teams that will join OSU next season at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in New York.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on point guard P.J. Hill, who has taken on a bigger role for the Buckeyes as the season has progressed. The Plain Dealer also has a breakdown of the Big Ten tournament, as well as a short men's basketball notebook.
The Capital Times of Madison, Wis., has a story on the young Buckeyes learning as the season has progressed. Tom Oates of the Wisconsin State Journal has a column on how the Buckeyes and Badgers are a clash of basketball cultures.
Bill Rabinowitz of the Dispatch has also updated his bracketology following last night's college basketball action.
Today is Ohio State's Pro Day for it's departing football players, and the Dispatch has a feature story on quarterback Todd Boeckman. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has a blog note on the player he is most interested in seeing, defensive tackle Nader Abdallah.
Finally, the OSU hockey team continues its CCHA playoff run with a weekend best-of-three series at Alaska. The Dispatch has a story on OSU's long trip, as well as some notes on the series vs. the Nanooks.
Thursday, March 12
Ohio State's football pro day is Friday, and the Columbus Dispatch has a story on how important the workout is for Buckeyes who did not get an invite to the NFL combine.
The Dispatch also has a note on the BCS announcing that its bowl partners have signed on to remain a part of its system through 2013.
The Ohio State men's basketball team opens its Big Ten tournament run tomorrow with a game vs. Wisconsin. The Dispatch has a story on how conference coaches say the Big Ten has been strong enough to earn NCAA bids for several of its teams. The Dispatch also takes a look at Big Ten team resumes, and Bill Rabinowitz has his daily bracketology.
Finally, OSU national champion quarterback Craig Krenzel will be inducted into the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Ohio Hall of Legends Friday night and Jim Tressel will be one of the night's speakers. The Dispatch has the details.
Wednesday, March 11
Men's basketball player Walter Offutt is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story as the freshman's playing time increases.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a blog note about Ann Arbor being named the top college sports town.
Finally, the St. Louis Rams released OSU great Orlando Pace on Tuesday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has the story.
Tuesday, March 10
Evan Turner's bid to be the Big Ten men's basketball player of the year fell short, but he and several other Buckeyes earned conference honors. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have stories on the Big Ten awards.
The Dispatch has a list of the all-conference choices. The Dispatch also has a feature story on the tempers of college basketball coaches on the sidelines, as well as a list of dos and don'ts by OSU men's basketball coach Thad Matta.
The Toledo Blade has a story on Toledo native William Buford, who was named the conference's freshman of the year.
The Dispatch has a men's basketball insider notebook.
Kyle Nagel of the Dayton Daily News has a blog entry on whether women's basketball center Jantel Lavender is the best athlete on Ohio State's campus.
The Associated Press (via the Zanesville Times Recorder) has a story on the upcoming Big Ten men's basketball tournament in Indianapolis.
Ohio State offensive lineman J.B. Shugarts had his drug paraphernalia charge dropped Monday, just as Mike Adams' similar charge was dropped earlier this month. The Columbus Dispatch has the story.
Monday, March 9
The Ohio State men's basketball team helped its NCAA Tournament hopes Sunday with a 52-47 victory over visiting Northwestern. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chicago Tribune and The Associated Press (via the Zanesville Times Recorder) have game stories.
The women's basketball Buckeyes outlasted Purdue Sunday for the Big Ten tournament championship. The Dispatch, Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier, Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press (via the Zanesville Times Recorder) have the story.
The Plain Dealer has a Big Ten basketball insider story looking at the chances that the conference places eight teams in the field of 65.
Finally, the Dispatch has a short write-up from the Big Ten wrestling tournament. Six Buckeyes qualified for the NCAA tournament.