Buckeye Newsstand, March 28

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, March 28
The OSU women's basketball team will face Stanford tonight in the NCAA tournament at Berkeley, Calif. The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on junior Andrea Walker and a women's basketball notebook.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Jim Foster and his relationship with his team.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on the early departure of men's basketball Buckeye B.J. Mullens.

The News-Herald of Northeast Ohio has a story on the Ohio State men's hockey team as it prepares to face top-seeded Boston U. tonight in the NCAA tournament. The Boston Globe has a story on the BU-OSU matchup, as well as some notes on the game.

The OHSAA boys basketball tournament ends this weekend in Columbus, and future Buckeye Jared Sullinger will lead his Northland Vikings in the Division I final tonight. The Dispatch has a recap of Northland's semifinal victory, as well as a column on Sullinger by Bob Hunter.

Finally, the Dispatch has a recap of the baseball team's Big Ten opener, an 8-3 win over Penn State.


Friday, March 27
Fans of the Ohio State men's basketball team got some good and bad news on Thursday. Sophomore Evan Turner announced that he will stay at OSU, while freshman B.J. Mullens is leaving for the NBA draft. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have stories on Mullens' decision. Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how OSU fans should wish Mullens well, but not cry over his choice.

The Ohio State women's basketball team will face a reunion with former coach Tara VanDerveer when the Buckeyes face Stanford on Saturday night in a NCAA regional semifinal in Berkeley, Calif. The Dispatch has a story on VanDerveer.

The men's hockey Buckeyes face top-seeded Boston University in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinals Saturday night, and the Boston Globe has a story on the confident Terriers.

Finally, Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has some OSU-related notes in his weekly Rumblings column.


Thursday, March 26
Ohio State women's basketball freshman point guard Samantha Prahalis is the subject of a feature story by Ken Gordon of the Columbus Dispatch.

Prahalis and the Buckeyes will face Stanford in the Sweet 16 this weekend. The San Francisco Chronicle has a story on the impressive showing so far by the Pac-10 in the NCAA tournament.

Future men's basketball Buckeye Jared Sullinger has been voted the Associated Press Mr. Basketball for Ohio by a statewide media panel, and the Dispatch and AP (via the Mansfield News Journal) have the story.

The AP (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on the U.S. Senate announcing that it will hold hearings on the BCS.


Wednesday, March 25
Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has the final word on "Colin Matta" in a blog post from Tuesday night.

Mike Perry of the Lorain Morning Journal has a column on Ohio State men's basketball team's early exit from the NCAA Tournament.

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a blog note on the OSU women's basketball team and its run in the tournament.

Finally, the Detroit Free Press has a story with the latest on the recruiting of William Gholston, cousin of former Buckeye Vernon.


Tuesday, March 24
Jantel Lavender and Ohio State's defense down the stretch led the women's basketball Buckeyes to a NCAA Sweet 16 berth thanks to a win over Mississippi State Monday night. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger and The Associated Press (via the Zanesville Times Recorder) have game stories.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on Jim Foster's Buckeyes going about their business in a cool and collected manner. The Dispatch also has a story on the crowd and atmosphere at Nationwide Arena last night as well as a notebook on the game.

OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer posts four thoughts on the NCAA women's tournament after the Buckeyes' victory. Lesmerises also has a blog entry on the story of "Colin Matta."

The Dispatch has an end-of-season OSU insider notebook on the men's basketball team.

The Plain Dealer has a story on the Ohio State men's hockey team and its excitement over its berth in the NCAA tournament.


Monday, March 23
The Ohio State men's hockey team is back on the NCAA's biggest stage. The Buckeyes earned an spot in the NCAA tournament and will face overall No. 1 seed Boston University in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday. The Columbus Dispatch has the story. The Boston Globe has a story on the BU Terriers.

With the women's basketball Buckeyes set to play in the second round of the NCAA tournament today, the Dispatch has a feature story on standout center Jantel Lavender. The Dispatch also has a story on OSU's opponent, Mississippi State, and its trio of native Africans leading their team, as well as some notes on tonight's game at Nationwide Arena.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a blog note on the cutaways to other games that occurred during the OSU-Siena contest.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on whether some top men's basketball Buckeyes will leave early for the NBA. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on one of those players, freshman center B.J. Mullens, who says he will decide in the coming weeks.

The Dispatch has a short note on OSU wrestling coach Tom Ryan being named the national coach of the year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

Finally, former Buckeye receiver Brian Hartline leads the Plain Dealer celebrity bracket challenge.


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