Buckeye Newsstand, July 3

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.

Friday, July 3
Ohio State incoming freshman running back Jamaal Berry received some good news on Thursday when his felony drug possession charge was lowered to a misdemeanor. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Miami Herald have the details.

Kicker/punter Drew Basil of Chillicothe became the eighth 2010 verbal commitment on Thursday, and the Dispatch has the story.

Staying with recruiting, the seventh member of the class of 2010 - Fort Wayne (Ind.) Paul Harding running back Roderick Smith - is profiled by the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

The annual LPGA Jamie Farr Classic is underway in Toledo, and former Buckeye Allison Hanna-Williams is in contention. The Toledo Blade has the story.

The Canton Repository has a story on the U.S. Junior World Championship team's defense - including OSU incoming freshman Storm Klein - as the Americans prepare for Canada in the gold-metal game this weekend.

Finally, Jim Massie of the Dispatch has a blog note on Ohio State women's basketball player Jantel Lavender leading Team USA again in the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia. Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog note with an update on the 2009-10 OSU men's basketball schedule.


Thursday, July 2
The U.S. Junior World Championship football team earned a spot in the semifinals by routing Mexico Wednesday in Canton. The Canton Repository and Cleveland Plain Dealer have game stories. Todd Porter of the Repository also has a column on Team USA.

Ohio State earned another football verbal Wednesday when Indiana running back Roderick Smith joined the class of 2010. The Columbus Dispatch and Plain Dealer have the story.

The Dispatch has a story on Ohio State sophomore golfer Bo Hoag, who will tee it up with the pros July 30 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitation at the Ohio State Scarlet Course.

OSU soccer player Dan Bertrams - a Dayton area native - is profiled by the Dayton Daily News.

The Dispatch has a story on three former football Buckeyes and a former member of the Columbus Blue Jackets investing in a new sports training facility in the Far North Side of Columbus. The former Buckeyes taking part are Bobby Carpenter, Mike Vrabel and A.J. Hawk.

Finally, former basketball Buckeye B.J. Mullens is the subject of a feature story by The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News).


Wednesday, July 1
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith was appointed to a very important position on Tuesday. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Dayton Daily News have stories on Smith becoming the chairman of the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee. Kyle Nagel of the Dayton Daily News also has a column on Smith's difficult job.

Ohio State finished 10th in the national standings for the Directors' Cup. The Dispatch has the details.

The Canton Repository has a story on tonight's Junior World Championship semifinal between the United States and Mexico. Terry Pluto of the Plain Dealer also has a column on Team USA.

The Dispatch has a note on the Ohio State women's basketball team's selection to play in the preseason WNIT tournament.

If you're into blowhards, check out the Cincinnati Enquirer, which has a note on ESPN Radio's Colin Cowherd, who recently ranked Ohio State as the fourth best college football program for the decade.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on the U.S. Senate setting up a hearing next week to look into antitrust issues surrounding the Bowl Championship Series.


Tuesday, June 30
Evan Turner's quest for Team USA gold at the World University Games in Serbia - and his hopes to raise his NBA draft stock next season - are the subjects of a Columbus Dispatch story.

Team USA will face Mexico next at the Junior World Championship in Canton, and the Canton Repository has a story on the Mexicans showing no fear leading up to Wednesday's game. Ohio State's Storm Klein is quoted in the story.

The Repository also has a JWC notebook.


Monday, June 29
With the Junior World Championship underway in Canton, the Canton Repository has a story on the two Ohio State players - Jack Mewhort and Storm Klein - on the Team USA roster. Klein is also the subject of a Newark Advocate story, while the Toledo Blade has a story on Mewhort.

The Detroit News has a Q&A with Big Ten Network analyst Gerry DiNardo, who feels Penn State is the top team in the conference.

The Orlando Sentinel has a college football Team of the Decade countdown going, and today they take a look at their No. 4 pick, the 2002 Ohio State national championship team.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch posted video of a press conference introducing the recent draft picks of the Oklahoma City Thunder, including former Buckeye B.J. Mullens. The Dispatch also has a short note on OSU's Evan Turner leading the United States in a loss to host Serbia at the World University Games.


Sunday, June 28
We begin this Sunday with a feature story by Ken Gordon of the Columbus Dispatch on Ohio State's retiring director of football operations Bob Tucker.

The Dispatch also has a story on Jim Tressel's busy summer.

Team USA, featuring Ohio State's Jack Mewhort and Storm Klein, earned a lopsided victory over France in its first game of the Junior World Championship in Canton. The Canton Repository has a game recap, as well as a photo gallery of Saturday's action and a column by Todd Porter on a "perfect night" for football.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has his "Hey, Doug!" OSU mailbag. He also has video from Jimmy Cordle's charity bowling event in Lancaster earlier this week, as well as a video interview with Thaddeus Gibson and Miss Ohio.

Finally, Ray Stein of the Dispatch has some OSU-related letters in his weekly mailbox.


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