Buckeye Newsstand, July 11

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, July 11
The Mansfield News Journal has a report from a youth football camp that featured several current and former Buckeyes in Lexington, Ohio. James Laurinaitis, Brian Hartline, Kurt Coleman and Dane Sanzenbacher took part.

The Naples News has a story on the eligibility troubles of Naples High School product Carlos Hyde.

Ohio State baseball coach Bob Todd is negotiating a new contract with the school according to the Columbus Dispatch.

The Dispatch also has a short note on OSU diver Sean Moore winning a bronze medal at the World University Games in Serbia. Bob Baptist of the Dispatch also has a blog entry on that U.S. men's basketball team and Evan Turner at the WUG.


Friday, July 10
As was first reported here at BuckeyeSports.com, Ohio State football commit Carlos Hyde will not play in 2009 for academic reasons. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have stories on Hyde's situation.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on former Ohio State wrestler Mark Coleman. The 44-year-old will fight at UFC 100 this weekend. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has a blog entry on what OSU players have their jersey numbers for sale in Columbus, as well as an entry on a Woody or Tressel contest in the Ohio State Alumni Magazine.

The Indianapolis Star has a story on OSU 2011 men's basketball target Marquis Teague, who - like yours truly - is a product of Indianapolis Pike High School. Former OSU commit Cameron Wright is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer feature story by Terry Pluto.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has the latest on Evan Turner at the World University Games in Serbia.

Staying with basketball, The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) is reporting Isiah Thomas' Florida International coaching debut will happen Nov. 9 at Ohio State.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how the U.S. Congress couldn't run the BCS any worse than it already is. Hunter also has some OSU-related notes in his weekly Rumblings column.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on Ohio State teaming up with Penn State for charity.


Thursday, July 9
It was long rumored, but now it's fact. Nick Siciliano has been promoted to quarterbacks coach at Ohio State, taking over for Joe Daniels, who moves to administrative side of the football program as he continues his fight with cancer. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Canton Repository have stories on the moves.

In other Ohio State football news, the school announced its representatives at the annual Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has a blog entry on the choices and how it made provide some insight on who might be the team captains this season.

The Chillicothe Gazette has a feature story on former Ohio State kicker Tim Williams, who is mentoring several kickers - including recent OSU verbal Drew Basil of Chillicothe.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a story on OSU incoming football freshman Jordan Hall.

Mike Dyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer has a note on a recent Ohio State golf recruiting target.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has an update on an injury suffered by men's basketball Buckeye Zisis Sarikopoulos at the FIBA under-19 world championships. Baptist also has a note on a name change by former Buckeye B.J. Mullens.

Finally, the Dayton Daily News has a story on former Ohio State wrestler Mark Coleman as he prepares for a must-win fight this weekend at UFC 100.


Wednesday, July 8
The rush for alumni football tickets caused a website server to crash on Tuesday. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on what happened with the annual ticket lottery.

The Dispatch has a story on famous (and not so famous) former Buckeyes and other central Ohioans returning home this summer to help aspiring athletes in youth camps.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an update on men's basketball recruit Jared Sullinger, who is in Akron taking part in the LeBron James Skills Academy.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has another update on Evan Turner's escapades in Serbia at the World University Games.

The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) has a wrapup from Tuesday's (fruitless) hearings on the BCS.

Finally, the Dispatch has a list of area swimmers taking part in the U.S. Championships.


Tuesday, July 7
We start today with some sad news - the passing of former Ohio State football assistant coach Dennis Fryzel. The 67-year-old died in Georgia on Monday, and the Columbus Dispatch has the details.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has updates on Evan Turner and Zisis Sarikopoulos at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Canton Repository has a story on the recently-completed Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio.

Finally, the Mansfield News Journal has a story on an upcoming youth football camp in Lexington, Ohio, featuring former football Buckeye Marcus Freeman.


Monday, July 6
Ohio State incoming freshmen Storm Klein and Jack Mewhort brought home the gold for the United States, as the Americans beat Canada in the gold-medal game of the IFAF Junior World Championship. The Canton Repository, Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal all have stories on the U.S. victory.

Todd Porter of the Repository has a column on a perfect day for American football, and the Repository also has a story on Canton's job has a host site and a photo gallery from Sunday's action. Patrick McManamon of the Akron Beacon Journal has a column on football being America's game.

Jim Massie of the Dispatch has an update on Ohio State women's basketball player Jantel Lavender's efforts with Team USA at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia, while Bob Baptist of Dispatch has an update on Evan Turner's latest game at the WUG in Serbia.


Sunday, July 5
I hope everyone had a good Fourth of July with plenty of grilled meat and colorful explosions. It's a light day in terms of OSU-related stories, but we'll start with a Columbus Dispatch story on redshirt freshman Jake Stoneburner and his move to tight end.

The Dispatch also has an Ohio State men's basketball story on recruiting this July, as well as a list of potential OSU recruiting targets.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has his "Hey, Doug!" OSU mailbag.

The IFAF Junior World Championships gold-medal game is this afternoon between Canada and the United States. The Canton Repository has a game preview story. The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on what the game means for players who will be moving on to major college football programs.

Finally, Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on the use of Twitter by college coaches.


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