The Ohio State baseball team faces a do-or-die game against Minnesota this afternoon because of a lopsided loss to Indiana on Friday. The Columbus Dispatch and Indianapolis Star have recaps of the Hoosiers' 13-3 victory.
The softball Buckeyes saw their season come to an end Friday when Ohio State could not hold on to an early lead for the second day in a row against Georgia. The Dispatch and Atlanta Journal-Constitution have game recaps.
Finally, the Dayton Daily News has a College Connection notebook, led with a note on Ohio State men's tennis standout Justin Kronauge of Centerville.
Friday, May 22
It was not easy, but the Ohio State baseball team rallied past Illinois Thursday in its first game of the Big Ten tournament at Columbus' Huntington Park. The Columbus Dispatch has a recap of OSU's 7-4 win, as well as a roundup of the rest of the day's action and a column by Bob Hunter on how the tournament can succeed in Columbus.
The OSU softball team was not as fortunate. The Buckeyes blew a 4-0 lead Thursday and lost the first of a best-of-three NCAA super regional at Georgia. The Dispatch and Atlanta Journal--Constitution have the details.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State men's basketball player Evan Turner.
Finally, Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog entry on former Buckeye B.J. Mullens scheduling his first first workout for NBA team. Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a blog entry on how Ohio State led the Big Ten in number of recruiting violations reported to the NCAA in the 2007-08 school year and how it is not a big deal. Also, Hunter has his weekly Rumblings column.
Thursday, May 21
The Ohio State baseball team will begin its Big Ten tournament run today against fourth-seeded Illinois, and the Columbus Dispatch has a roundup of Wednesday's opening action at Huntington Park in downtown Columbus. The Dispatch also has a feature story on the OSU battery of pitcher Alex Wimmers and catcher Dan Burkhart.
The Ohio State softball team will start a best-of-three NCAA super regional series at Georgia today, and the Dispatch has a feature story on "tallstop" Alicia Herron. The Ventura County (Calif.) Star has a feature story on two local products meeting the OSU-Georgia series, Buckeye catcher Sam Marder and Bulldog sophomore Taylor Schlopy.
The Dispatch has a story on the latest Ohio State women's basketball commitment, Aleksandra Dobranic of Serbia. Staying with basketball, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Evan Turner and Jantel Lavender both hoping to represent the United States at the World University Games this summer.
Sean McClelland of the Dayton Daily News has a column comparing level-headed Jim Tressel to Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin and Florida coach Urban Meyer.
Big Ten honors for Brian Robiskie and field hockey athlete Linda Haussener highlight an OSU roundup by the Dispatch.
Finally, a NBA mock draft by Ian Thomsen of SI.com has former Buckeye B.J. Mullens bound for Detroit.
Wednesday, May 20
The Big Ten baseball tournament begins this afternoon at Huntington Park in downtown Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the challenges facing the players playing in the new stadium. The Dispatch has the facts about the tournament, as well as a story on catcher Dan Burkhart, pitcher Alex Wimmers and head coach Bob Todd taking home Big Ten awards.
The Dispatch also has an update on the Ohio State women's golf team, which sits last after one day of play at the NCAA championships.
Former OSU football player Tyson Gentry is the subject of a feature story by the Norwalk Reflector.
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith is quoted in this Sporting News article about football programs cutting costs.
Finally, Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog entry comparing John Calipari's recruiting haul at Kentucky to Ohio State Thad Matta's 2006 success.
Tuesday, May 19
The Ohio State women's golf team will begin play in the NCAA tournament today at Owings Mills, Md., and the Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on the Buckeyes and their international feel.
The Dispatch also has a story on the men's tennis team, which rallied Monday to beat UCLA in the NCAA semifinals and will face USC for the title this afternoon. The Dispatch also has a spring sports look ahead for several other teams.
The Associated Press (via the Newark Advocate) has the latest on the legal issues of former Buckeye DB Donte Whitner stemming from an incident in Cleveland in April.
With the Indianapolis 500 less than a week away, the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette has a Q&A with IndyCar series driver Graham Rahal, a Columbus native and big Ohio State football fan.
Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog entry on a NBA draft evaluation for former Buckeye B.J. Mullens. Baptist also has a blog entry on how the similarities between the current USC basketball trouble and the problems that faced Ohio State at the end of the Jim O'Brien era.
Finally, Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a blog note on a potential non-serious injury suffered by cornerback Chimdi Chekwa at this past weekend's Big Ten track and field championships.
Monday, May 18
The Ohio State men's tennis team has advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA tournament with a Sunday victory over Baylor, and the tennis Buckeyes lead an OSU spring sports roundup by the Columbus Dispatch.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a blog entry on the Ohio State baseball team's Big Ten championship and his difficulty writing a column about it on Sunday.
Bob Baptist of the Dispatch also has a blog entry on Ohio State men's basketball recruit DeShaun Thomas.
Women's basketball Buckeyes Jantel Lavender and Sammy Prahalis both made weekend cuts in their hopes to make their respective USA Basketball teams according to Jim Massie of the Dispatch.
Finally, the Monterey County (Calif.) Herald has a sports notebook, led with a note on the progress of local product Kim Reeder of the Ohio State softball team.
Sunday, May 17
It was a big day on the diamond for Ohio State, as the baseball team won the Big Ten regular season title and the softball team won its regional. The Columbus Dispatch has a recap of the baseball team's win over Iowa, as well as a story on the softball victory over Kentucky.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch also has a column on the long wait for the baseball team, which had to wait for the conclusion of the Penn State-Minnesota game before learning whether it won the Big Ten or not. Additionally, the Centre Daily Times of State College, Pa., and the Minneapolis Star Tribune have stories on the PSU-UM game.
The Dispatch has a spring sports roundup with notes on the OSU track and field, men's golf and men's tennis teams.
Backup quarterback Joe Bauserman is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story.
Finally, Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has an OSU mailbag.