Buckeye Newsstand, Sept. 18

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.

Friday, September 18
We'll start today with the biggest news from Jim Tressel's Thursday media availability. He said senior right tackle JIm Cordle will miss several weeks with an unspecified foot/ankle injury. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have the details.

The Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State's defense facing another offensive style.

Ohio State's relentless defensive line is the subject of a Dispatch story.

The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has a short story on Tressel's regrets after calling a segment of OSU fans miserable. The AP (via the Dayton Daily News) also has a story on Ohio State's struggling running game.

The Plain Dealer has a story on Cleveland Browns Stadium turning from orange and brown to scarlet and gray this weekend. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also posted more questions and answers from Thursday's media availability with quarterbacks coach Nick Siciliano.

Bob Hunter has several OSU-related notes in his weekly Rumblings column.

The Toledo Blade has a feature story on OSU receiver Dane Sanzenbacher as he gets set to take on his hometown team.

Former OSU defender Kenny Peterson is the subject of a Canton Repository story as the Cleveland Browns prepare to face Peterson and the Denver Broncos.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a blog entry on Ohio State 2010 men's basketball recruit Jared Sullinger of Columbus Northland. Baptist also lists OSU's 2011 and 2012 offers.

Finally, the Dispatch is reporting former OSU football and basketball player Jack Graf has passed away at 90.

Scouting Toledo
The Dispatch has a story on the many ties binding Tressel and Toledo head coach Tim Beckman. The Toledo Blade has a similar story.

Note: Since the BSB crew will be en route to Cleveland early Saturday morning, there will be no Buckeye Newsstand. It will return on Sunday.


Thursday, September 17
Ohio State's offensive identity crisis is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Canton Repository have stories on the development of quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer writes that either the coaching or the expectations are overrated when it comes to Pryor.

Ken Gordon of the DIspatch has an interesting blog entry on the "Grisly Demise of Tresselball" article.

The Plain Dealer and Dispatch have OSU notebooks.

The Toledo Blade has a story on the ties that big OSU head coach Jim Tressel with Toledo head an Tim Beckman. Matt Markey of the Blade also posts his OSU thoughts in a short note they're calling "The End Zone."

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch posts some OSU-related e-mails in his blog.

Bob Shaw of the Plain Dealer has a column covering several topics, including how Michigan's early season revival affects Ohio State.

The Dispatch has OSU-related notes in men's basketball and men's ice hockey notebooks.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a college football notebook that includes a note on Toledo kicker Andrew Weber, the OSU-USC game and a Sports Illustrated photo spread.

Scouting Toledo
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on Toledo assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator Mike Ward, a Mansfield native.

The Dispatch has a story on former Buckeye Bob Brudzinski, who admitted he'll be rooting for the Rockets on Saturday because his son, Beau, plays for Toledo.

Zach Silka of the Toledo Blade has some UT thoughts in his editions of "The End Zone."


Wednesday, September 16
Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel got a little defense when it came to recent criticism of his offensive scheme. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Canton Repository have stories from Tressel's weekly press conference.

The Dispatch, Plain Dealer and Canton Repository have OSU notebooks.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story questioning whether Tressel's honeymoon with OSU fans is ending. The AP (via the DDN) also has an OSU notebook.

Tim May and Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a post-USC podcast.

The Toledo Blade has a story on the Buckeyes not pinning the USC loss on quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer explains his newest AP Top 25 ballot. He also has blog entries from Tressel's press conference.

OSU Jack Park looks back at the last time Ohio State played a football game in Cleveland for the Dispatch.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a blog entry on how a column can quickly change.

Mike Harden of the Dispatch has a column on why watching Ohio State games alone is sometimes for the best.

Finally, the AP (via the Toledo Blade) reports that the Ohio State-USC game was the most-viewed college football game in ESPN history.

Scouting Toledo
Aaron Opelt, Toledo's talented quarterback, is the subject of a Toledo Blade feature story.

The Dispatch has a story on Toledo head coach, and former OSU assistant, Tim Beckman.

The Plain Dealer takes an off-campus look at Opelt.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on Elyria native Danny Noble, a UT receiver.


Tuesday, September 15
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State football team being on letdown alert this weekend in Cleveland when the Buckeyes take on Toledo.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a reality check for OSU fans who want changes following last weekend's loss to USC.

Nonetheless, Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal wants to see some changes from OSU head coach Jim Tressel's offense.

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

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a blog entry on the taboo subject of blowouts.

The Associated Press (via the Steubenville Herald-Star has an OSU notebook.

Greg Billing of the Dayton Daily News has a short column on the reason he, and some other Ohio State fans, are now cheering for Michigan's return to prominence.

The Plain Dealer has a short note on the kickoff time being announced for OSU's Sept. 26 home game against Illinois.

Finally, the Dispatch has a short note on the near completion of OSU's 2009-10 men's basketball schedule.

Scouting Toledo
The Toledo Blade has a story on UT's powerful offense getting more help this weekend with the returns of wide receiver Stephen Williams and running back Morgan Williams, no relation.

Senior Toledo quarterback Aaron Opelt is the subject of a Dispatch feature story.

The Plain Dealer has a story on Toledo's explosive spread offense.


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