Preparations for The Game have be sadly overshadowed by the passing of Stefanie Spielman on Thursday. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Canton Repository have stories on the toughest Buckeye. The Dispatch also has some images from Spielman's courageous life and links on ways to help fight breast cancer. The Repository has quotes from several notable people on Stefanie's passing.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on Michigan transfer Justin Boren as well as a story on those of have gone to the other side. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU notebook and a look at whether the Buckeyes will only have two first-team All-Big Ten players.
The Canton Repository has a story on sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
The Ohio State men's basketball team could not overcome a slow start in a loss to North Carolina in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Plain Dealer) have game recaps.
The Plain Dealer concludes its Countdown to Michigan with photos from the Tressel era.
The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal has a feature story on the dislike between Ohio and Michigan, which predates the OSU-Michigan football rivalry. The AP (via the Morning Journal) also has an OSU notebook.
Finally, the Dispatch has some photos from last night's Mirror Lake jump.
As Ohio State fans remember Stefanie Spielman, the Free Press looks back at the life of Bo Schembechler.
Freshman quarterback Tate Forcier is the subject of a Dispatch story.
NOTE: The BSB crew will be heading north before the sun rises on Saturday. Thus, Buckeye Newsstand will return on Sunday.
Thursday, November 19
Versatile senior offensive lineman Jim Cordle is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story. The Dispatch also has a story on the Mirror Lake jump, which takes place tonight, as well as an OSU notebook.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on those who show their OSU allegiance with tattoos. The PD also has a look back at the 2008 edition of The Game to conclude its Countdown to Michigan, as well as an OSU notebook.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on kicker Devin Barclay and how he got his football start.
Christine Brennan of USA Today has the OSU-Michigan rivalry is now just another game.
The Canton Repository has an OSU notebook.
And for those still holding out hope for the BCS national championship game appearance, the Plain Dealer has a checklist of things that need to happen.
The Ohio State men's basketball team plays North Carolina tonight at Madison Square Garden. The Dispatch has a story on OSU being comfortable on the big stage as well as some notes on this evening's matchup. The Plain Dealer has a story on Thad Matta's team having an opportunity to be among the nation's elite again.
Finally, the Dispatch has a season preview story for the talented OSU wrestling team.
The Detroit Free Press has a story with updates on the health of running back Brandon Minor and the latest on QB Tate Forcier.
Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez says the school is behind the coach 100 percent, according to a story by the Free Press.
Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News isn't impressed with the Buckeyes but picks them to win this weekend anyway.
Wednesday, November 18
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's at-times unspectacular special teams. The Dispatch also has a look back at Woody vs. Bo, an OSU notebook and a national college football notebook.
The awful alternate uniforms Ohio State will wear this weekend are the subject of a Toledo Blade story.
Former OSU head coach Earle Bruce says Saturday will be Terrelle Pryor's big test, according to a story by the Mansfield News Journal. Bruce also wouldn't mind seeing Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez get fired, according to an Associated Press OSU notebook (via the Lorain Morning Journal).
OSU historian Jack Park takes a look back at the 1954 victory over Michigan for the Dispatch.
The women's basketball Buckeyes improved to 3-0 with a rout of visiting UAB last night. The Dispatch has a game recap.
The Detroit News has a Michigan notebook, led with a note on the 2010 edition of The Game being moved back to after Thanksgiving. The News also has a story on former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh, who won't talk about his alma mater, and another U-M notebook.
The Grand Rapids Press has a Big Ten notebook, led with a note on Jim Tressel saying the rivalry isn't diminished despite U-M's struggles.
AnnArbor.com has a story on former Wolverine, and current Buckeye, Justin Boren as he prepares to return to Michigan Stadium. The AP (via the Lorain Morning Journal) also has a story on Boren's return.
The Dispatch has a story on Michigan's porous defense.