Buckeye Newsstand, April 18

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, April 18
Senior wide receiver Ray Small is the subject of feature stories by the Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Dispatch has a breakdown of Ohio State's wide receivers, as well as an OSU football notebook.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on a hungrier Terrelle Pryor.

The Dispatch has a story on recently signed guard Tayler Hill and how she almost decided to go to Texas.

Ryan Dew hit a home run for the Ohio State baseball team and that was all the Buckeyes needed at Purdue on Friday. The Dispatch has a short recap of OSU's 1-0 win.

Finally, the Dayton Daily News has a story on former basketball Buckeye Ivan Harris, who spent the season with Erie of the NBA Development League.


Friday, April 17
Terrelle Pryor was made available to the media on Thursday, and the Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Canton Repository and Lorain Morning Journal have stories on the sophomore-to-be.

The Dispatch has a quarterbacks position breakdown and and OSU football notebook.

The Plain Dealer has a story on former Buckeye Brian Robiskie as he awaits his NFL draft fate.

The women's basketball Buckeyes landed a top recruit when Minneapolis South guard Tayler Hill, brother of men's basketball player P.J. Hill, chose Ohio State. The Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have the details.

The Ohio State baseball team travels to Purdue this weekend, and the Dispatch has a story on the test the Boilermakers will provide.

Finally, the Indianapolis Star has a college football recruiting story on Indianapolis Ben Davis junior linebacker making an unofficial visit to Ohio State.

Around the Big Ten
The Ann Arbor News and Detroit Free Press have the latest on the Greg Paulus-to-Michigan rumors.

The Free Press also has a story on Solon, Ohio, defensive end Darryl Baldwin, who is considering attending Michigan State.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen has a story on the Hawkeyes' football recruiting class of 2005.

The Centre Daily Times of State College, Pa., has a story on Penn State's search for a new wrestling coach. The Daily Times also has a story on the future on men's basketball player Jamelle Cornley, which may include college football.


Thursday, April 16
The Columbus Dispatch has an Ohio State football notebook, led with a note on Terrelle Pryor.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the positive reaction from the OSU athletic program following the announcement that the school will move to a semester schedule instead of quarters. The Plain Dealer also has blog notes on the recent men's basketball coaching moves, Storm Klein playing for the US junior national football team, the announcement that the OSU-Indiana football game will be in prime time and on James Laurinaitis' inheriting family traits.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on Jeff Boals leaving the University of Akron to join Thad Matta's staff.

Around the Big Ten
The Ann Arbor News confirmed Michigan interest in former Duke point guard Greg Paulus. Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press doesn't think Paulus to Michigan will happen.

The Detroit News has a recruiting story on St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin Hall offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson liking both Michigan State and Michigan.

Joe Rexrode of the Lansing State Journal has a blog entry on the Big Ten's prime-time football slate.

The Wisconsin State Journal of Madison, Wis., has a story on UW safety Aubrey Pleasant.

Indiana men's basketball freshman Nick Williams will transfer according to the Indianapolis Star.

Iowa received a national letter of intent from Schaumburg, Ill., senior basketball standout Cully Payne, and the Iowa City Press-Citizen has a story on the newest Hawkeye.

The Champaign News-Gazette has a story on Illinois men's basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard choosing to stay with the Illini despite being courted by Memphis and its new head coach.


Wednesday, April 15
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State senior safety Anderson Russell putting the loss to Texas in the Fiesta Bowl in the past. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, as well as a positional breakdown of the DBs.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU's secondary, as well as an update on Terrelle Pryor's arm and a blog note on the running game without Chris "Beanie" Wells.

Ohio State freshmen Storm Klein and Jack Mewhort will represent the United States at the eight-country International Federation of American Football World Junior Championships from June 27 to July 5 in Canton, and the Canton Repository and Toledo Blade have stories on the Ohio and OSU ties to Team USA.

The Repository also has a story on the Cleveland Browns looking at defensive backs leading up to the NFL draft, including former Buckeye Malcolm Jenkins.

Finally, the Ohio State men's basketball coaching staff lost, and then quickly gained, a member on Tuesday. The Dispatch has the details.

Around the Big Ten
The Detroit Free Press has a story on the recruiting buzz surrounding Michigan football following its spring game.

The Ann Arbor News has a Michigan football notebook.

The Dispatch has a story on Michigan's new quarterback Tate Forcier. The Toledo Blade has a story on U-M head coach Rich Rodriguez expecting a rebound this fall.

The Capital Times of Madison, Wis., has a story on Wisconsin's specialists.

The Champaign News Gazette has a recap of Tuesday's Illinois men's basketball banquet.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen has a story on the beginning of basketball's spring signing period and how important it is to the Iowa men's basketball program. The Press-Citizen also has a story on quarterback-turned-receiver Marvin McNutt.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on how the Big Ten football teams look this spring.

Finally, FoxSports.com is reporting Michigan is interested in bringing in former Duke point guard Greg Paulus to Ann Arbor to play quarterback. Yes, you read that right. The Ann Arbor News also has a note on the Fox Sports story.


Tuesday, April 14
Ohio State defensive end Lawrence Wilson and his second comeback from a major injury in as many years are the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Ohio State running backs Dan "Boom" Herron and Brandon Saine and how they will try to fill the void left by Chris "Beanie" Wells.

The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has update on the arrest of former Buckeye Donte Whitner at Ted Ginn Jr.'s birthday party in Cleveland.

Finally, the Dispatch has a college football notebook. The lead note is on the passing of Bruce Snyder, the former Arizona State football coach who led the Sun Devils in the 1997 Rose Bowl against the Buckeyes.

Around the Big Ten
The Ann Arbor News and Detroit Free Press both have stories on the NBA prospects of Michigan men's basketball players Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims.

Michigan State football freshman Glenn Winston was sentenced to six months in jail stemming for a fight last October. The Free Press has the details.

The Canton Repository has a story on Michigan State men's basketball junior, and Canton native, Raymar Morgan and his thoughts about the recent college basketball season.

The Indianapolis Star has a Purdue recruiting update on a Florida quarterback considering the Boilermakers. In other Purdue news, the Lafayette Journal and Courier has a story on former women's basketball standout Ukari Figgs returning to West Lafayette to join Sharon Versyp's coaching staff. The Journal and Courier also has a feature story on Purdue offensive lineman Ken Plue.

The Wisconsin State Journal of Madison, Wis., has a story on the leadership qualities of UW senior defensive end O'Brien Schofield.

Iowa men's basketball player David Palmer is going to transfer from the school because of a lack of playing time. The Iowa City Press Citizen has the story. The Press Citizen also has a story on end of the Corridor Classic baseball series that annually pits Iowa vs. Northern Iowa.

The Champaign News Gazette has an Illinois sports notebook.


Monday, April 13
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on the salaries of Ohio State's coaches.

The Ohio State baseball team earned a series sweep Sunday against visiting Michigan State. The Dispatch has a game recap from OSU's 6-1 victory. The Dispatch also has a note on Brad Wright of OSU's men's golf team winning the annual Robert Kepler Intercollegiate at Ohio State's Scarlet Course.

Around the Big Ten
Michigan's spring game was this weekend, and the Detroit Free Press has a story on U-M fans getting an inside look at Michigan Stadium. The Free Press also has a story on some unsung players impressing during Michigan State's spring practices.

The Champaign News-Gazette has a feature story on Illinois' backup QB Eddie McGee.

The Lafayette Journal and Courier has a story on the women's basketball Boilermakers and how this offseason will be crucial to continuing Purdue's success.


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