Buckeye Newsstand, August 15

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 15
Ohio State's coaches and players likely got a small scare on Friday when offensive lineman Justin Boren suffered a minor knee injury during practice. Sources say the injury will not cause him to miss any games, however. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how sophomore J.B. Shugarts could benefit from Boren missing some practice time, while the Cleveland Plain Dealer leads a notebook with Boren.

Boren is also the subject of a Canton Repository feature story, and the offensive line as a whole is the subject of a story by the Lorain Morning Journal.

A day after writing about Austin Spitler in his blog, Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a feature story on the senior linebacker.

In basketball news, Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has some news and notes from a press availability the men's basketball Buckeyes and coach Thad Matta had prior to their trip to Canada later this month.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on former Buckeye A.J. Hawk facing off against brother-in-law Brady Quinn tonight when the Cleveland Browns travel to Green Bay to face the Packers in a preseason game.

Finally, the Zanesville Times Recorder has a story on former OSU football coach Earle Bruce as he helps raise money for the football program at Duncan Falls (Ohio) Philo.


Friday, August 14
Thursday was Ohio State's Football Media Day, and we have plenty of links so let's get right to it. We'll start with the Columbus Dispatch, which has a story on OSU's sophomores saying they're ready to lead in 2009. The Dispatch also has a Bob Hunter column on Tyler Moeller, an OSU foootball notebook and some random quotes compiled by beat writer Ken Gordon.

The subject of Terrelle Pryor's much-debated 40-meter dash time is the lead note in a OSU notebook by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Plain Dealer also has some images from Thursday's activities, as well as a look at a potential Pryor-Matt Barkley QB matchup when USC comes to Columbus in September and a look at a letter from Moeller's mother released by the university.

The always entertaining Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a story on Dayton-area native Austin Spitler on his blog.

Pryor and his new Buckeye tattoo are the subject of a Canton Repository story. The Repository also has an OSU football notebook.

The Toledo Blade has a story on the return of Ray Small to the team. The Lorain Morning Journal has a similar story.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on a confident Pryor.

The Newark Advocate has a story on local product Storm Klein as the Newark (Ohio) Licking Valley grad hopes to make an impact during his freshman season.

Finally, FoxSports.com has its preseason Big Ten preview.


Thursday, August 13
Left tackle candidate Andy Miller is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer analyzes Ohio State's depth chart. Beat writer Doug Lesmerises reports he has Ohio State in the top 10 of his AP ballot. He also has a blog entry on five younger Buckeyes to watch after viewing practice on Tuesday.

The News-Herald of Northeast Ohio has an Ohio State football notebook.

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a blog entry on Ohio State not being chosen by Sports Illustrated for its Midwest college football preview issue cover. Fellow Dispatch OSU beat writer Tim May has a blog entry on Ohio State's blocking sled.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog note on the Ohio State men's basketball team starting its Canadian practices tomorrow. The Dispatch also has a story on J.D. Weatherspoon, the latest member of OSU's class of 2010.

Brian Kollars of the Dayton Daily News has a blog wondering is Terrelle Pryor's 40 time is legit.

The Miami Herald has a story on former Buckeye Brian Hartline, who is trying to overcome a logjam at receiver with the Miami Dolphins.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has a small note on former OSU and Canton GlenOak product Dustin Fox, who was waived by the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday.


Wednesday, August 12
Ohio State held a practice that was open to the media Tuesday morning, so there's plenty of Buckeye coverage to get to today. We'll start with the Columbus Dispatch, which has a story on Tressel's full plate because of the off-the-field issues surrounding Tyler Moeller, Ray Small and Rob Rose. The Dispatch also has video of Tressel's press availability following the practice, as well as an OSU notebook and a column by Bob Hunter on how closing practices at OSU is probably necessary.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has video of Terrelle Pryor from Tuesday's practice, as well as a clip of the offensive line hitting the blocking sled and a photo gallery. The Plain Dealer also has a story on Austin Spitler's move to outside linebacker, as well as an update on Moeller. Lesmerises also concludes his top 20 Buckeyes for 2009 list with Nos. 4, 3, 2 and 1.

The Canton Repository has a story on Pryor and an OSU notebook.

The Toledo Blade has a story on the season-ending injury to Moeller. The Lorain Morning Journal has a similar story.

The Mansfield News Journal has a feature story on former Buckeye basketball player Jon Sanderson, who is now a strength and conditioning coach at Michigan.

Finally, the Dispatch has some potentially good news for those who lament the loss of Hineygate.


Tuesday, August 11
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the state of the Ohio State football program following several recent Big Ten titles but several high profile losses. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has some analysis on what the Big Ten can do to improve its national reputation. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has an OSU insider notebook, as well as Nos. 8, 7, 6 and 5 of his list of the top 20 players for 2009.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has an Ohio State 2009 season preview story, as well as a look at some OSU facts, a breakdown of the incoming freshman and a look at the Big Ten race.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on Buckeyes being placed on preseason "watch lists" for some college football awards.

The Dispatch has a feature story on the son of former OSU quarterback Frank Kremblas Sr.

Finally, the New Orleans Times Picayune and The AP (via the Arizona Daily Star) have stories on former Buckeyes Malcolm Jenkins and Chris "Beanie" Wells, respectively.


Monday, August 10
The Columbus Dispatch has the latest on Tyler Moeller, who suffered a head injury in Florida in July. Moeller may miss the entire 2009 season.

Moeller is also the subject of an updated story by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Beat writer Doug Lesmerises also has photos and video of the players arriving on Sunday, as well as No. 9 on his list of the top 20 Buckeyes for the 2009 season, a notebook from Sunday's activities and a look at the battle for OSU's offensive tackle posititions.

With Moeller out and the absence of Rob Rose and Ray Small (neither of whom reported with the rest of the Buckeyes on Sunday for the start of camp), the Lorain Morning Journal has a story on Ohio State's roster issue. There are only two spots remaining for these three players.

The Lima News has a story on the Buckeyes beginning camp without several key former Buckeyes.

While the news for Moeller isn't good, former OSU punter A.J. Trapasso is probably still savoring his big NFL debut this morning. Trapasso scored the first touchdown of the NFL preseason for the Tennessee Titans on a fake punt during the Hall of Fame Game in Canton. The Canton Repository, Tennessean and the AP (via the Dispatch) have stories on Trapasso's night and the Titans' victory.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has five reasons why the 2009 college football season will be a blast.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune has an update on former Buckeye cornerback Malcolm Jenkins, who agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) also has an update on former Buckeye James Laurinaitis settling in at camp with the St. Louis Rams.

Finally, Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has an update on OSU men's basketball recruit Jared Sullinger at the adidas Nations championships.


Sunday, August 9
Columbus Dispatch reporters Tim May and Ken Gordon analyze the 2009 Ohio State football team on the day the Buckeyes report for fall camp. Gordon also has a blog entry on the NCAA denying Ohio State's request to hold a practice at Wilmington College on Aug. 19.

The Toledo Blade has a story on the college football coaches, including OSU's Jim Tressel, who went overseas to visit troops this summer.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column touting sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor as one of only a few players who can almost single-handedly bring a national championship.

Pryor is also the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer story.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a short update on Ohio State men's basketball recruit Jared Sullinger.

Finally, the New Orleans Times-Picayune has an update on the ongoing contract negotiations between the New Orleans Saints and former Buckeye cornerback Malcolm Jenkins.


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