Ohio State senior wrestler Reece Humphrey is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story as he and other wreslters grapple with the decision to either go after Olympic gold or move to mixed martial arts for a better payday.
Ohio State's jersey scrimmage is today in Ohio Stadium, and the Dispatch has a story on how the battle for playing time is heating up. Ken Gordon of the Dispatch lists what he'll be looking for in the scrimmage.
Jim Tressel was a guest on a Columbus sports radio show on Friday, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on what Tressel said.
Perhaps the most interesting article of the day comes in a blog from Tim May of the Dispatch, who reports on an eye-witness account of the Tyler Moeller incident.
The Lorain Morning Journal has a feature story on incoming freshman tailback Jaamal Berry.
Finally, Michael Arace of the Dispatch has a column on Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and memorable quotes.
Friday, August 21
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's technology-free week of preseason practice. Tim May of the Dispatch also has a blog entry on the Buckeyes' first 2009 opponent, Navy.
Tight end Jake Stoneburner is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer story. The Plain Dealer also has a men's basketball update with a note on Ohio State facing defending champ North Carolina in New York in November.
I don't necessarily agree with the headline, but The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has a late recap of the kick scrimmage. Jon Thoma had a better average distance on his punts and a long punt of 52 yards.
The Dispatch has an update on former OSU men's hockey player R.J. Umberger. The Columbus Blue Jackets forward is still in the running to play for the United States in the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
The Dispatch has a short Chris "Beanie Wells" update.
Finally, the Plain Dealer has a video interview with Abram Elam of the Cleveland Browns, who hints that his brother Matt could drop his verbal commitment to Florida and sign with OSU.
The Associated Press (via the Zanesville Times Recorder) has 10 questions surrounding the 2009 Ohio State football team.
The Dispatch has a story on Hineefest, a pregame bash set to replace Hineygate.
Turning to men's basketball, the Dispatch has a short notebook, led with a note on OSU's Big Ten schedule being released.
Carlos Holmes of the Dayton Daily News has a blog entry on a new Art Schlichter autobiography.
Finally, Rob Oller the Dispatch has a column comparing Usain Bolt to Jesse Owens.
Wednesday, August 19
The alleged attacker of Ohio State linebacker Tyler Moeller has been identified. The Columbus Dispatch has the story.
The Dispatch has a feature story on junior cornerback Devon Torrence, who put aside his baseball aspirations to prepare to battle for a starting job this summer. Tim May of the Dispatch has a blog update on Navy and USC, and the Dispatch also has a national college football notebook.
Sources report fifth-year senior linebacker Austin Spitler suffered a calf injury in practice on Tuesday, according to the first note in an OSU Insider notebook by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Toledo Blade also has a story on the linebackers.
Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer posts some highlights from Ohio State's recently released 2009 media guide.
The USA Today has a story on what transfer Justin Boren will bring to the OSU-Michigan rivalry.
Finally, the Dispatch has a story on Ohio State tennis player Chase Buchanan, who recently won the 18-and-under USTA Championship and thus earned a spot in the U.S. Open.
Tuesday, August 18
The Ohio State linebackers take center stage today, as the Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on the competition at that spot. The Dispatch also has capsules of some of the Buckeyes' LBs.
The Canton Repository has a feature story on Devon Torrence, another Buckeye battling for a starting spot on the defense.
Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a blog entry on the football team going through "Hell Week."
The Dispatch has a note on Ohio State tennis player Chase Buchanan winning at junior national championship.
Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook.
Monday, August 17
Ohio State incoming freshman Duron Carter is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the Buckeyes looking to find ways to allow quarterback Terrelle Pryor to utilize his speed without getting hit.
Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog entry reporting that ESPN's Andy Katz named OSU's Evan Turner one of his favorites to win the 2010 Wooden Award.
Sunday, August 16
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on Ohio State's speedy defensive ends. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, and columns by Bob Hunter on Austin Spitler and Mike Harden on OSU great Chic Harley.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has a feature story on former Buckeye receiver Brian Hartline.