Buckeye Newsstand, August 1

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, August 1
The Ohio State Scarlet Course is hosting the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational this weekend, and some OSU golfers are near the top of the pack - Oklahoma State golfers. Check out the story by the Columbus Dispatch. Ohio State golfer Bo Hoag did make the cut.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog entry on how former OSU commit Cameron Wright could come back to haunt the Buckeyes. Baptist also has a note on the All-Ohio Red U-17 AAU team.

Samantha Prahalis led the U.S. U-19 FIBA World Championship Tournament team to a quarterfinal victory on Friday, and Jim Massie of the Dispatch has the details on his blog.

Finally, the Jacksonville Jaguars reported that they waved former OSU quarterback Todd Boeckman.


Friday, July 31
Former Ohio State wide receiver Brian Robiskie ended a seven-day absence from training camp Thursday when he signed with the Cleveland Browns. The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal and The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has the details.

Another former OSU standout, defensive back Malcolm Jenkins, remains unsigned according to the Lafayette (La.) Advertiser. Jenkins former defensive teammate, Donald Washington, has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Kansas City Star has the story.

The Dispatch has a story on the progress Rich Rodriguez has made at Michigan. The Dispatch also reprinted a L.A. Times story on a possible NCAA rules violation at USC.

Jim Massie of the Dispatch has a blog entry on Ohio State center Jantel Lavender and point guard Samantha Prahalis being on the Wade Trophy watch list. The Wade Trophy is given to the Division I player of the year. Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog entry with an AAU basketball update.

The Nationwide Tour is in Columbus this weekend, and the Dispatch has a notebook led with a note on Ohio State golfer Bo Hoag having home course advantage at OSU's Scarlet Course.

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


Thursday, July 30
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Terrelle Pryor's latest sports hobby - golf.

The Columbus Dispatch has an OSU football notebook, as well as blog notes on Jake Ballard, Jared Sullenger and Samantha Prahalis.

The Lorain Morning Journal and Newark Advocate have stories on the possibility of moving the end of the regular season back in the Big Ten.

Finally, former football standout James Laurinaitis has signed with the St. Louis Rams. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have the details.


Wednesday, July 29
Kurt Coleman, Doug Worthington and Jake Ballard all spoke of the 2009 Ohio State football team having a different feel with many vets moving on to the NFL. The Columbus Dispatch and Toledo Blade have stories on the new era at OSU.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has some news and notes from Tuesday, as well as some thoughts from Coleman on Devon Torrence, Duron Carter, DeVier Posey and more. The Plain Dealer also has a story on Illinois' chemistry lesson.

Coleman is also in the news because of a Dayton Daily News story touting a charity video game tournament he is leading.

The Dispatch has a Big Ten notebook.

The Ohio State men's basketball team will play three exhibition games in Canada in August. That note leads a basketball notebook by the Dispatch. Jim Massie of the Dispatch has a blog entry on Samantha Prahalis leading the U.S. U-19 World Championship Tournament team past Russia on Tuesday.

Finally, the Mansfield News Journal has a story on Ohio State wanting the old Michigan back.


Tuesday, July 28
It's another nice day in Second City and at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, home of the Big Ten Football Media Days. The big Ohio State story from Monday was the announcement that the Buckeyes are the preseason favorite and that sophomore quarterback Terrlle Pryor is the preseason offensive player of the year. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the preseason picks.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer also has plenty of coverage from Monday's event. The Toledo Blade and Lorain Morning Journal also have stories on OSU being picked to win the conference. The Toledo Blade, Lima News and Mansfield News Journal have stories on Pryor as well.

The Dispatch also has a notebook from Monday's coaches press conferences. Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how Ohio State being the Big Ten favorites isn't that big of a deal compared to the looming rematch with USC. Finally, the Big Ten's TV deal compared to the SEC's deal with SEC is the subject of another Dispatch story.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on Big Ten scheduling as Illinois and Wisconsin are to play into December this season.

Just as we here at BuckeyeSports.com did on our Ask The Insiders message board, Ken Gordon of the Dispatch posted on his blog during the press conferences. Sticking with blogs, Jim Massie of the Dispatch has an update on Sammy Prahalis at the FIBA U-19 World Championship Tournament, while Bob Baptist has updates on former Buckeye Othello Hunter and on some exhibition games the OSU men's basketball team will play in Canada.

Former Ohio State golfer Chris Smith is the subject of a Dispatch feature story. Smith recently lost his wife in an automobile accident.

The Toledo Blade has a story on the public ticket sales for the OSU-Toledo football game in Cleveland. Nearly 300 people camped out in Toledo to get seats.

That's all for now. Keep checking BuckeyeSports.com throughout the day for the latest from Chicago.


Monday, July 27
Greetings from Chicago, where the Big Ten Media Days begin this morning. Stay tuned to BuckeyeSports.com for all of the latest news, but until then, check out the Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer, which both have notes on Ohio State being named the preseason favorite and having Terrelle Pryor picked as the preseason player of the year.

The two Chicago papers have Big Ten stories, naturally. The Tribune has a story on questions facing each team, while the Sun-Times has a story on the conference hoping to place nine teams in bowl games.

The Toledo Blade also has a story on the Big Ten meetings.

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch announced that he will be twittering this week. You can also follow the BSB crew on our respective Twitter feeds: @MReaBSB (Mark Rea), @Acquiesce19 (Adam Jardy), @marcushartman (Marcus Hartman, naturally), @JeffSvoboda (Jeff Svoboda) and @DaMattHook (Yours truly).

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Boston Globe) has a story on a Team USA intrasquad exhibition game that featured former Buckeye Greg Oden.


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