Buckeye Newsstand, Dec. 18

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, December 18
The Columbus Dispatch has its weekly Gameday+ page on Ohio State sports. The Dispatch also has a story on Oregon's overlooked defense and an update on the status of Duron Carter and Rob Rose for the Rose Bowl.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) both have short notes on Carter's status.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the OSU football team wanting to start 2010 with a win. The PD also continues its Rose Bowl Rewind with a look back at Ohio State's 1958 victory over Oregon.

The News-Herald of Northeast Ohio catches up with Jim Lachey and gets his thoughts on the Rose Bowl.

The Associated Press (via the Warren Tribune Chronicle) has a story on what the Rose Bowl means to the Big Ten.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook. The AP (via the Dispatch) also has comments from Pittsburgh men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon, who does not want the Panthers in the Big Ten.

Finally, the Oregonian has an article on former Buckeye basketball star Greg Oden as he begins his rehab.

Scouting Oregon
The Oregonian has a story on UO senior safety T.J. Ward.

The Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard has a story on Oregon's 1917 Rose Bowl victory against Penn.


Thursday, December 17
A sloppy second half dulled an otherwise impressive victory for the Ohio State men's basketball team against overwhelmed Presbyterian College. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have game recaps. The Plain Dealer also has a video of Ohio State working on its rebounding.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a college basketball roundup as well.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer continues its look back at Ohio State's history in the Rose Bowl with the 1955 game. The Plain Dealer also has a story with the game's Ohio State MVP, Dave Leggett.

The Dispatch has a short note on Ohio State not updating the media on the eligibility of freshman receiver Duron Carter and senior defensive lineman Rob Rose. The Dispatch also has a story on recent OSU football verbal commit Verlon Reed, a quarterback from Marion-Franklin.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on former Buckeye football player Mike Vrabel, now playing for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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

The city of Columbus received some good news on Wednesday when the Big Ten announced Huntington Park will host the conference baseball tournament through at least 2012. The Dispatch has the details.

Finally, the Chicago Tribune suggests that the Big Ten add three schools.

Scouting Oregon
The Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard has a story on two of Oregon's wins that came against the two teams Ohio State could not beat.


Wednesday, December 16
Reports on Tuesday had freshman receiver Duron Carter and senior defensive end Rob Rose academically ineligible for the Rose Bowl. The Columbus Dispatch has the details.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a look back at the 1950 Rose Bowl - Ohio State's second bowl trip to Pasadena. The PD also has a story on the MVP of the game.

The Ohio State men's basketball team hosts Presbyterian tonight, and the Dispatch has some notes on the game. The Dispatch also has a story on how it's William Buford's time to step up with Evan Turner out with an injury and a story on the Blue Hose.

The Plain Dealer also has a story on OSU looking for options with Turner out.

Speaking of Turner, the Lantern cites a source that says he will return in three weeks.

The women's basketball team blasted Wright State last night, and the Dispatch has a game recap.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on the 10 football juniors who filed paperwork with the NFL Collegiate Advisory Committee.

Finally, the Chicago Tribune has a story on the Big Ten expansion issue. The Plain Dealer also has a story on the subject, as well as a poll on potential targets.

Scouting Oregon
The Eugene Register-Guard has a story on Oregon's offense by committee.


Tuesday, December 15
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on Ohio State's approach to bowl preparation.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Jim Tressel hinting towards a more unleashed Terrelle Pryor during Monday's bowl media day. The Plain Dealer also has a look back at the 1921 Rose Bowl and a Bill Livingston column on Brandon Saine.

The Canton Repository has a story on Rose Bowl subplots.

OSU President E. Gordon Gee also met with the media and reiterated his opposition to a college football playoff. The Toledo Blade has a story on Gee's comments.

The News-Herald of Northeast Ohio has a story on Ohio State's former bowl success.

The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a story on Jim Tressel not allowing the media to speak with Terrelle Pryor.

The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, as does the Plain Dealer and News-Herald.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on the debate over adding a 12th team to the Big Ten.

The Ohio State women's basketball team hosts the Raiders of Wright State tonight, and the Dispatch has some notes on the game as well as a story on the lessons learned from OSU's recent narrow win at Ole Miss.

The Dispatch also has an OSU men's basketball Insider notebook.

Scouting Oregon
Ron Bellamy of the Eugene Register-Guard has a column on the OSU-Oregon 1958 Rose Bowl matchup.

The Oregonian has a story on the Oregon backup quarterback Darron Thomas, who was also a highly-ranked recruit the same year Pryor selected OSU. The Oregonian also has a story on the Big Ten's recent struggles in big games.


Monday, December 14
Injured senior kicker Aaron Pettrey is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story. Pettrey thinks there is a chance he could kick in the Rose Bowl.

The Ohio State women's basketball team posted a dramatic come-from-behind win at Ole Miss Sunday afternoon, and the Dispatch has a game recap.

The Dispatch has a feature story on Ohio State's $140 million rec center.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on Ohio State's football and men's basketball success in recruiting in Indiana.

The Dispatch has a look at how former Buckeyes fared in the NFL on Sunday.

Scouting Oregon
The Oregonian has a story on the Ducks start practicing again. The Oregonian also has a video from UO's Competition Day.

The Eugene Register-Guard has a story on UO's coaching staff going on the road for recruiting.


Sunday, December 13
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the battle between Oregon's offense and Ohio State's defense.

The OSU men's basketball team lost its first game without star Evan Turner, losing at Butler. The Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Indianapolis Star all have game recaps. The Plain Dealer also has some postgame video from historic Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on David Lighty, who will have to carry the team in Turner's absence.

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

The Ohio State women's basketball team travels to Mississippi today for a non-conference showdown, and the Dispatch has a story on how Jim Foster's club wants to put its recent road woes in the past.

The Buckeye men's hockey team blew a 2-0 lead and fell 4-2 Saturday at No. 1 Miami. The Oxford Press has a recap.

The Oregonian has a story on Greg Oden's "puzzling" kneecap injury.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a story on the Heisman Trophy presentation on Saturday. Alabama sophomore running back Mark Ingram took home the award. The Dispatch posted the voting totals as well.


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