Buckeye Newsstand, September 5

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, September 5
The long offseason is finally over for the Ohio State football team and its fans. The Buckeyes host the U.S. Naval Academy this afternoon on what should be a bright, sunny day. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on players and fans eagerly awaiting kickoff.

There was some news in the hours leading up to today. Ohio State announced its rotating offensive captain, and a receiver was declared out with an illness. The Dispatch has the details.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an interesting story on how Buckeye football is in the blood of some players, and on the skin of others. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also wants to see your OSU tattoos.

The Plain Dealer has some OSU notes.

The Canton Repository has a story on quarterbacks taking center stage this afternoon. The Associated Press (via the Repository) also has an OSU football notebook.

Terrelle Pryor will begin his second season this afternoon, and the Toledo Blade has a story on the OSU signal caller.

Finally, the Dispatch has an article on one fan's encounter with Woody Hayes and what it taught her. Another fan has an article in the Dispatch on his conflicted feelings about the clash between the Buckeyes and Midshipmen, and the Dispatch also has an article on how important game coverage is to soldiers in Iraq.

Scouting Navy
The Dispatch has a story on how football helps the profile of the Naval Academy. "Natural-born leader" Ricky Dobbs is the subject of another Dispatch story, and the Dispatch also has some more Navy Nuggets.

The Plain Dealer has some more notes on today's game, led with a note on some Ohio natives returning home to face the Buckeyes as Midshipmen.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on how the Midshipmen have Ohio State's full attention today. The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on the challenge the Midshipmen will give Ohio State.

The Washington Times has a story on the Mids hoping to use Pryor restraint this afternoon.

Finally, the Annapolis (Md.) Capital has a story on the impressive payday the Naval Academy will receive for today's game.


Friday, September 4
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on how Ohio State might more resemble a 3-4 defense when the Buckeyes face USC on Sept. 12. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU Insider notebook.

The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on OSU great Archie Griffin, as well as a spotlight story on Ohio State unheralded receivers.

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch is a part of a Big Ten fantasy football league and he posted his roster on his blog. Both Gordon and Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer posted some quick notes from Jim Tressel's Thursday get together with the media.

Sam Blackburn of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on the questions surrounding OSU's offensive line.

The Toledo Blade has stories on OSU's defensive line and on quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

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

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has a story on former Buckeye, and reigning Super Bowl MVP, Santonio Holmes.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has some notes and notes as the Buckeyes wait for tomorrow. The AP (via the Chillicothe Gazette) also has a story on seniors Austin Spitler and Andre Amos.

Scouting Navy
The Dispatch has a feature story on Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo, as well as some Navy Nuggets.

The Plain Dealer has a video interview with Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs.


Thursday, September 3
Former Ohio State football coach Francis Schmidt is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story. The Dispatch also has its college football preview section posted on its website.

The Dispatch has a story on Navy's triple-option attack, as well as a column by Rob Oller on Jim Tressel valuing learning over luck. The Dispatch also posted some snippets of what beat writers from across the country have to say about the '09 Buckeyes.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State's football recruiting success in Florida, as well as an OSU Insider notebook and a Bud Shaw column on NCAA hypocrisy.

The Canton Repository has a story on Navy presenting a tougher type of opener for Ohio State.

Toledo area freshman offensive lineman Jack Mewhort is the subject of a Toledo Blade feature story. The Blade also has a note on more tickets being available for the OSU-Toledo game in Cleveland.

The Newark Advocate has a pair of stories on freshman linebacker Storm Klein: on his adjustment to life at OSU and how he is ready to contribute.

CentralOhio.com also has plenty of OSU coverage on their season preview page.

The Lorain Morning Journal has questions and answers about the 2009 Buckeyes. The Morning Journal also has a story on quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Finally, the Dayton Daily News reports linebacker Trey DePriest of Springfield, Ohio, has received an OSU scholarship offer.

Scouting Navy
The News Herald of Northeast Ohio has a story on Navy's Bobby Doyle and Brady DeMell, a pair of Ohio natives. The Mansfield News Journal has a story on the game bringing some Midshipmen back home to Ohio.

The Dispatch has a story on Navy's mascot, Bill the goat.


Wednesday, September 2
Game week is well underway, as Jim Tressel held his weekly press conference at the Jack Nicklaus Museum Tuesday afternoon. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes looking for answers leading up to the opener against Navy. Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how difficult it is to get answers from Tressel during press conferences.

"Voluntary" work for football players is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer story. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU Insider notebook and notes from Tressel's press conference.

The Canton Repository has Ohio State player reaction to the Michigan practice time allegations. The Repository also has an OSU notebook.

Ohio State's latest football verbal, Toledo Whitmer junior Kenny Hayes, is the subject of a Toledo Blade story. The Blade also has a story on Tressel's comments about the Michigan allegations.

Ken Gordon and Tim May of the Dispatch has a podcast previewing the OSU-Navy game. Gordon also has a blog entry on Tuesday's media availability and a surprising 30 minutes of open practice.

The Indianapolis Star has a story previewing the 2009 Ohio State football team.

The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, as well as a look back at some of Ohio State's milestone victories with Jack Park.

Ohio State tennis player Chase Buchanan lost his U.S. Open debut Tuesday to No. 7 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France. The Dispatch has the story on Buchanan's run in New York.

Finally, the Arizona Republic reports Chris "Beanie" Wells is getting closer to a starting role.

Scouting Navy
The Dispatch has a story on Fairfield Union grad Chase Burge, who may make his first start Saturday against the Buckeyes. The Dispatch also has a story on the difficulty service academy players have continuing their football careers.

The Associated Press (via the Zanesville Times Recorder) has a story calling Navy a tough opener for the Buckeyes.


Tuesday, September 1
Could quarterback Terrelle Pryor get the chance to throw the ball more in 2009? That possibility is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story.

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a blog entry on Ohio State's Navy week depth chart, as does Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Gordon also has an entry on the alleged attack of Tyler Moeller pleading not guilty to charges in Florida.

Lesmerises has a blog entry predicting that Navy's triple option offense will keep Ohio State off balance early in the game. The Plain Dealer also has the story on the move of defensive coordinator Jim Heacock to the coaches' box above the stands.

Michael Arace of the Dispatch has a column on Michigan's mounting problems. The Associated Press (via the Plain Dealer) has the latest on U-M's reaction to the alleged NCAA violations, as does the Toledo Blade.

The Canton Repository has a story on Ohio State's odds to win the national championship.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has the ABCs of Ohio State football.

The Dispatch has a national college football notebook, led with a note on some more bad news for USC.

The Plain Dealer has introduced a search tool for fans who want to look back at the Big Ten standings of previous years.

The Dispatch has an update on the Ohio State men's basketball team's trip to Canada, where a slimmer Dallas Lauderdale has impressed.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a story on OSU grad Jack Nicklaus joining fellow golf great Arnold Palmer as honorary starters of the 2010 Masters.

Scouting Navy
The Dispatch has a feature story on the Midshipmen's bigger battle protecting the country following their football careers. The Dispatch also has Navy Nuggets, as well as a story on some activities going on in Columbus this week to raise awareness of the Naval Academy.

Navy's triple option offense is the subject of a Cleveland Plain Dealer feature story. The PD also has video in which some of Navy's players describe why their offensive attack works.


Monday, August 31
Ohio State's stretch of September challenges is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story.

The Buckeyes will face Navy on Saturday, and the Canton Repository has a story on the Midshipmen. The Dispatch also has a video of Terrelle Pryor talking about Navy.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on offensive lineman Justin Boren, who will finally return to the field after missing a year because of his transfer from Michigan. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU notebook, led with a note on freshman receiver Duron Carter.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on Pryor and his blistering 40-yard dash time.

Turning to Ohio State men's basketball, the Dispatch has a story on sophomore guard Walter Offutt, as well as a blog entry by Bob Baptist, who checks in with the latest from OSU's trip to Canada.

Finally, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Toledo Blade and The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) have stories on the alleged NCAA violations surrounding Michigan's football program.


Sunday, August 30
Ohio State's wide receiver history is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story. The Dispatch also takes a look at OSU's current receivers.

Staying with the receivers, the Toledo Blade has a feature story on Toledo native Dane Sanzenbacher.

Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Willie Mobley announced his intention to transfer to UCLA on Saturday, and that leads an OSU notebook by the Dispatch.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Ohio State's athletic department suffered a rare financial loss in 2008-09. However, it was less than $200,000 in the red. OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises also has his weekly Hey, Doug! mailbag.

The Dispatch has a story on 2009 being a critical year for offensive coordinator Jim Bollman.

The Canton Repository has a story on how the choice of Ohio State's captains is not a slight against sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

The Dispatch has a story on the preseason national title picture and a look at some key games during the season and a list of coaches on the hot seat.

OSU captain Kurt Coleman is the subject of a feature story in the Dayton Daily News.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on the fans who want to give Navy a standing ovation when they arrive at Ohio Stadium.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on a Detroit Free Press report that says Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez has broken NCAA rules.


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