Buckeye Newsstand, Oct. 16

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, October 16
The Columbus Dispatch has its Gameday+ page for this weekend's Ohio State-Purdue football tilt. The Dispatch also has a feature story on sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor and an OSU football notebook.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on Ohio State defensive ends Thaddeus Gibson and Nathan Williams. The PD also has a story on OSU's simplified defense.

The Canton Repository has a story on Pryor and how former Buckeye and ex-NFL scout Bill Urbanik is not sold on the young QB.

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has some notes from Jim Tressel's Thursday media availability, as does Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer.

Ohio State's men's and women's basketball teams had their photo/media days on Thursday. The Dispatch has an update on injured men's basketball player Dallas Lauderdale. Bob Baptist of the Dispatch also has a blog entries on Evan Turner and a recruiting update.

The Plain Dealer has a story on the OSU men's basketball team needing to find an inside presence.

The Toledo Blade has a story on OSU men's basketball player - and Toledo native - William Buford.

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

Finally, what was supposed to be a potentially special year for the Ohio State men's hockey team is not looking that way so far. The Dispatch has a recap of the Buckeyes' third straight loss to start the season.

Scouting Purdue
The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a story on how missed tackles have hurt the Boilermakers.

NOTE: Because the BSB crew will be en route to West Lafayette early Saturday, Buckeye Newsstand will return on Sunday.


Thursday, October 15
Terrelle Pryor was available for interviews again on Wednesday, and he spoke of his progression and how he feels the OSU offense is ready to explode (in a good way). The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Pryor's thoughts on the offense. The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a story on Pryor.

Senior linebacker Ross Homan is the subject of a Dispatch feature story. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also takes a look at Jim Tressel, his playcalling and the OSU offense.

The Plain Dealer has a story on the Buckeyes simplifying things on defense.

The Canton Repository has a story on Ohio State's impressive defense. The Repository also has a feature story on Chris and Stefanie Spielman.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Ohio State hoping for a historic win this weekend at Purdue.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal compares Pryor to Art Schlichter.

The Dispatch has an OSU notebook.

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a blog entry after he broke down the tape from the Wisconsin game.

The men's and women's basketball teams hold their photo/media days today, and the Dispatch has a story Q&A with men's basketball coach Thad Matta leading up to it.

Finally, the Dispatch reports that Hineygate will not return after the university took over the Thirsty "i" bar and restaurant.

Scouting Purdue
Thhttp://boilerstation.jconline.com/article/20091015/SPORTS020101/910150331/1122/boiler" target="_new">Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a Q&A with offensive coordinator Gary Nord.


Wednesday, October 14
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State offense downplaying its recent struggles. The Canton Repository, Toledo Blade and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a similar story.

The Plain Dealer has a story on Big Ten quarterbacks suffering through interception problems.

The Dispatch also has an OSU notebook, as does the Plain Dealer, Canton Repository and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News).

The Ohio State men's basketball team received some bad news Tuesday when it announced that center Dallas Lauderdale has a broken right ring finger and will miss four-to-six weeks. The Dispatch, Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have the story.

Ken Gordon and Tim May of the Dispatch have a midseason podcast. Gordon also has a blog entry wrapping up Tuesday's news.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has notes from Jim Tressel's media luncheon.

OSU football historian Jack Park takes a look back at the 1975 Purdue game for the Dispatch.

Scouting Purdue
Despite a five-game losing streak, Purdue's seniors are doing their best to keep the Boilermakers upbeat. The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has the story.

The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel has a story on Purdue receiver Keith Smith.

The Journal and Courier also has a story on the new Big Ten bowl tie-ins.

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a story on Purdue looking for its first win over a ranked opponent since 2003.

The Indianapolis Star has a Purdue football notebook.

Purdue's turnover problems are the subject of a Dispatch story.


Tuesday, October 13
The Columbus Dispatch has OSU beat writer Tim May and Ken Gordon take a look back at Wisconsin and look ahead to Purdue. Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a national college football insider, as well as his weekly Hey, Doug OSU mailbag.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on OSU linebacker Ross Homan being named the Big Ten defensive player of the week.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Ohio State's dominating defense.

Scouting Purdue
The Indianapolis Star has some notes on the upcoming OSU-Purdue tilt in West Lafayette.

The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier has a story on the Boilermakers' turnover woes.


Sunday, October 11
In what was simply an unusual game in which the losing team dominated time of possession and most of the offensive statistics, the Buckeyes used some big plays to rout visiting Wisconsin 31-13. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have plenty of postgame coverage on their respective OSU pages.

The Canton Repository, Toledo Blade and The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) also have recaps from the game.

The Mansfield News Journal and Lorain Morning Journal have OSU notebook.

Kurt Coleman returned from a one-game suspension and had an interception return for a touchdown. Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a feature story on Coleman's day.

Ray Small returned a kickoff for a touchdown, and he is the subject of a Mansfield News Journal story.


Buckeye Sports Top Stories