Buckeye Newsstand, Sept. 26

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 26
The Columbus Dispatch has plenty of pregame coverage on its interactive Gameday+ page as the Buckeyes open Big Ten play against Illinois.

As Ohio State begins its next Big Ten title chase, the Clevealnd Plain Dealer has a story on how the team doesn't take conference crowns for granted. The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a similar story.

The Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's dangerous defense.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer takes a look at what to watch for in his Four Downs. The Plain Dealer also has a short story on the Buckeyes beginning classes this week.

The changes on Ohio State offensive play calling are the subject of a Toledo Blade story.

The Canton Repository has a story on how the Buckeyes will have to silence Illinois quarterback Juice Williams. The Repository also has some notes on today's game.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column that says Big Ten play doesn't mean very much in the BCS era.

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has some last minute notes leading up to today's game.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook.

Scouting Illinois
The Champaign (Ill.) News Gazette has a notebook leading up to today's game. The News Gazette has five keys to the game for the Illini, a Q&A with Illinois defender Garrett Edwards and an article on former Illini Brian Gamble.

The Chicago Sun-Times catches up with Dana Howard, who predicted Illinois' upsets of OSU in 1994 and 2007.


Friday, September 25
Sophomore Daniel "Boom" Herron is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story. The Dispatch also has audio of Herron and fellow running back Brandon Saine speaking about each other.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an OSU Insider notebook. Beat writer Doug Lesmerises also has some immediate notes following Jim Tressel's Thursday media availability.

The Dispatch has an OSU notebook, led with Tressel's confirmation that assistant head coach Darrell Hazell did call some plays during last week's win against Toledo.

The Canton Repository has a story on Hazell's increased role.

Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade has his latest edition of The End Zone.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook. The AP (via the Dayton Daily News) also has a story on Ohio State's hopes to slow Illinois quarterback Juice Williams as well as an OSU notebook.

Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a blog entry on Ohio State making a "most obnoxious" list.

Finally, Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a blog entry on OSU's announcement that the New Mexico State game will be a Noon kickoff.

Scouting Illinois

The Chicago Sun-Times asks why Illinois head coach Ron Zook doesn't face as much criticism as Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis.

Linebacker Evan Frierson, who will replace the injured Martez Wilson, is the subject of a Chicago Tribune story.

The Dispatch has a story on the next three weeks being crucial for Zook's squad.

The Champaign News-Gazette has an Illinois football notebook. The News-Gazette also has a Big Ten preview for this weekend's game.

The AP (via the News-Gazette) has some notes on the OSU-Illinois matchup.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on how the Illini hope Ohio Stadium will be the site of another upset win over OSU.


Thursday, September 24
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on Ohio State's sophomore linemen - center Michael Brewster, right tackle J.B. Shugarts and left tackle Mike Adams.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on special teams standout Donnie Evege. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU notebook.

Tim May of the Dispatch has a blog entry on the possibility that assistant head coach Darrell Hazell was calling offensive plays against Toledo. Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has some news and notes from Wednesday night's media availability with a pair of OSU assistants.

The Mansfield News Journal has a feature story on Terrelle Pryor getting advice from OSU staff member Stan Jefferson, a former Mansfield educator.

The Canton Repository has an OSU notebook.

Doug Harris of the Dayton Daily News has a short column on Earle Bruce's blog.

The Dispatch has a national college football notebook.

The Cincinnati Enquirer has a story on Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead, a Columbus native who chose to go to UC despite some light recruiting by OSU.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on some changes COTA wants to make for people who park then take busses to the stadium on game day.

Scouting Illinois

Head coach Ron Zook is the subject of a Dispatch feature story.


Wednesday, September 23
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the main goal for the Ohio State football team - winning the Big Ten.

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

The Canton Repository has a story on how Ohio State will have to be at its best against Illinois. The Repository also has video from Jim Tressel's weekly luncheon/press conference.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Ohio State's flu precautions.

OSU football historian Jack Park takes a look back at the 1921 Ohio State-Illinois game for the Dispatch.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has some notes and video from Tressel's press conference.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on Ohio State still trying to get over its loss to USC. The AP (via the Cincinnati Enquirer) also has a story on how Cincinnati feels it has Ohio's best college football team.

The Dayton Daily News has a short note on former Buckeye Marcus Freeman, who has signed with the Buffalo Bills.

Finally, Bill Rabinowitz of the Dispatch has a blog entry on Tressel's comments about his calling some critics "miserable." Ken Gordon of the Dispatch also has a blog note breaking down Toledo game film.

Scouting Illinois
The Dispatch has a feature story on Illinois quarterback Juice Williams, while the Plain Dealer has a story on on the talent-laden Fighting Illini.

The Chicago Sun-Times has a story on Illinois head coach Ron Zook preparing to return to Ohio Stadium for the first time since his team's 2007 upset of the Buckeyes.

The Chicago Tribune has a story on how the Illini want to repeat that '07 performance. The Tribune also has a Big Ten notebook.

Loren Tate of the Champaign (Ill.) News Gazette takes a look back at Illinois' historical success at Ohio Stadium.


Tuesday, September 22
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Big Ten still looking for respect as conference play begins.

The start of Big Ten play is the subject of a Toledo Blade story.

Ohio State and Nationwide Arena in Columbus will host first and second-round NCAA men's basketball tournament games in 2012. The Dispatch has the story.

The Associated Press (via the Coshocton Tribune) has a story on Ohio State's recent struggles against Illinois, its first Big Ten opponent of the 2009 football season.

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

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a blog entry on Ohio State dropping in the recent AP poll and how it means absolutely nothing. Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer explains his most recent AP vote on his blog.

Carlos Holmes of the Dayton Daily News has a blog entry on former OSU quarterback Art Schlichter coming to Miamisburg to sign copies of his new book.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on Ohio State junior Ross Hartley, a decorated triathlon competitor.

Scouting Illinois
The Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette has a story on the Illini focusing on Ohio State.

The Dispatch has a story on the struggling Illinois defense.


Monday, September 21
The Columbus Dispatch has an Ohio State Insider notebook.

The Plain Dealer has a short story on the debut of freshman tailback Jordan Hall.

The Canton Repository has a Big Ten preview story.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch asks whether we can all stop praising USC head coach Pete Carroll now.

The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) has a story on its latest college football poll. Ohio State dropped from No. 11 to No. 13.

The Dispatch has notes on how some former Buckeyes fared Sunday in the NFL.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal takes a last look back at the Ohio State-Toledo game.

The Plain Dealer has its weekly Wolverine Watch.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has a national notebook.


Sunday, September 20
The Buckeyes bounced back in a big way with a 38-0 whitewash of Toledo at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have plenty of postgame coverage on their respective OSU pages.

The Toledo Blade, Canton Repository and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) have game stories.

The Canton Repository also has an OSU football notebook.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on how its Terrelle Pryor's time to shine.

Todd Porter of the Canton Repository h a has a column questioning whether Jim Tressel's honeymoon in Columbus is over.


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