Buckeye Newsstand, Nov. 20

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, November 20
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 Dispatch has a feature story on Ohio State's talented linebackers and an OSU notebook. Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on how Tressel-Rodriguez is nothing like Woody-Bo.

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.

Marc Pendleton of the Dayton Daily News has a column on Michigan's struggles and how they affect the entire Big Ten. The DDN also has a list of some OSU-Michigan parties in the Dayton area.

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 Mansfield News Journal has a feature story on offensive lineman Jim Cordle. Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal also has a column on Jim Tressel's success against the Wolverines.

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.

The women's basketball Buckeyes blasted West Virginia in the preseason WNIT, and the Dispatch and The AP (via the Plain Dealer) have recaps of the victory.

Finally, the Dispatch has some photos from last night's Mirror Lake jump.

Scouting Michigan
Columnist Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press asks if Saturday's game is a must-win for Rich Rodriguez. THe Free Press has a story on Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham.

The Detroit News has a story on the reaction to Michigan's struggles on U-M's campus. The News also has a short U-M notebook.

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 Canton Repository has a story on Jim Tressel and Earle Bruce embracing the rivalry. Bruce is also the subject of a Toledo Blade feature story.

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.

The women's basketball Buckeyes take on West Virginia today. The Dispatch has a feature story on Brittany Johnson and a look ahead to tonight's game.

Finally, the Dispatch has a season preview story for the talented OSU wrestling team.

Scouting Michigan
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.

AnnArbor.com has a story on Foricer and a recent talk he had with Rodriguez. Michael Rothstein of AnnArbor.com also has a column on Rodriguez.

The Detroit News has a story on how the 2009 Wolverines should look to 1969 for inspiration. The News also has an U-M notebook.

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 Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State looking for its next hero in The Game. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU Insider notebook and a look back at the 2007 OSU-Michigan game.

The Canton Repository has a feature story on kicker Devin Barclay and an OSU 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.

Scouting Michigan
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.


Buckeye Sports Top Stories