The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on the balance Ohio State football coaches face in December while preparing for the bowl game and continuing to recruit.
The Ohio State men's basketball team will face Butler this afternoon in Indianapolis, and the Dispatch has a story on OSU dealing with the loss of Evan Turner. The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a story on life without Turner.
Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has a note on OSU selling out its Rose Bowl tickets and video of the team singing at its banquet.
Ken Gordon of the Dispatch also has a blog entry on the Rose Bowl sell out.
Finally, the Heisman Trophy presentation is this afternoon, and the Plain Dealer has a story on this season's unlikely finalists. Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal says give the trophy to Texas QB Colt McCoy. Mark Podolski of the News-Herald of Northeast Ohio has a column on the history of the Heisman.
Friday, December 11
The Columbus Dispatch has its Gameday+ page on Ohio State sports.
Good news for Ohio State men's basketball fans: Evan Turner thinks he can play sooner than doctors' estimates. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has the details.
The Plain Dealer has video of OSU men's basketball assistant Kevin Kuwik talking about his efforts to improve airline safety.
The Dispatch has a story on the OSU men's hockey team. The Buckeyes will play rival Miami this weekend.
The Lancaster Eagle has a feature story on the Ohio State School for the Blind's marching band, who will perform in the upcoming Tournament of Roses Parade.
Finally, the Plain Dealer has a story on a top Florida recruit choosing Florida State over Ohio State.
Thursday, December 10
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on Archie Griffin and how he will likely remain the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner after this season's award ceremony.
If you're looking for Rose Bowl tickets, you need to act quickly. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the school will sell the remaining 1,000 tickets its has left in a Friday Internet sale. Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a blog entry on the sale. Gordon also has a blog entry on trying to name an Ohio State football all-decade team.
The Plain Dealer has a feature story on Ohio State men's basketball assistant coach Kevin Kuwik, who is fighting to improve airline safety after losing his girlfriend in a plane crash in February. The Dispatch also has a story on Kuwik.
The Canton Repository has a story on Oregon's bounce back from a rough start to the season.
Wednesday, December 9
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Oregon's surge after overcoming early-season struggles. The Dispatch also has a Rob Oller column that says Cincinnati can build off its momentum this season and continue to compete with Ohio State.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on another bowl season in which the Big Ten is looking for respect.
Tuesday, December 8
Chris Spielman will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame today in New York with a heavy heart. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Spielman's bittersweet moment. The Dispatch also posted Spielman's career stats at OSU.
The Dispatch takes a look ahead to the upcoming week for the Ohio State men's basketball team in its OSU Insider.
With Evan Turner sidelined for two months, Thad Matta's men will need to find answer off the bench. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Matta's options. Elton Alexander of the Plain Dealer posted his Top 25 vote.
The Plain Dealer has video from Jim Cordle's proposal during the OSU football banquet.
Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a story on the five finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
The Canton Repository has an OSU notebook.
The Ohio State women's basketball team used an impressive second-half performance in a victory over visiting Wisconsin. The Dispatch has the details. The AP (via the Lorain Morning Journal) also has a game recap.
Evan Turner is expected to make a full recovery after his ugly back injury suffered on Saturday, according to the Dispatch. The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) also has a NBA notebook, led with comments by Greg Oden following his season-ending injury.
Sunday, December 6
The Ohio State men's basketball team suffered a big loss Saturday afternoon when star player Evan Turner went down after a missed dunk and will now miss two months with a back injury. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Morning Journal) have stories on the injury. The AP (via the Morning Journal) also has a seperate recap of the victory.
It was a busy day of college football, as the regular season ended with some crucial battles. OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer kept a live diary of his day watching thebig games. Afterwards, Lesmerises wrote that voters, like he is for the AP Top 25, should consider all of the undefeated teams.
The Plain Dealer also has an OSU Insider notebook.
The OSU women's basketball team will begin Big Ten play today with a home game vs. Wisconsin. The Dispatch has a story on this being a good time to start conference action and some notes on this afternoon's contest.
Finally, the AP (via the Dispatch) has a NBA notebook, led with another bad break for former Buckeye Greg Oden. The Oregonian has a story on Oden's injury, and columnist John Canzano writes that Oden deserves better.