Buckeye Newsstand, Jan. 1

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, January 1
The Rose Bowl is finally here, and the Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer has plenty of coverage on its OSU football pages. You can check out Oregon-based Rose Bowl coverage on the Oregonian and Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard UO football pages.

The Toledo Blade has a story from Pasadena on OSU and UO's differences.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on Ohio State being ready to respond with actions, not words.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on what a win today would mean for the Buckeyes.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a preview of the Rose Bowl, focusing on the QB matchup. The AP (via the Canton Repository) has a story on the Rose Bowl tradition.

The Ohio State men's basketball team dropped its Big Ten opener to Wisconsin Thursday afternoon, and the Dispatch and Wisconsin State Journal have game recaps.

The women's basketball Buckeyes fared better, winning on the road at Northwestern. The Dispatch has the details.


Thursday, December 31
Ken Gordon of the Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on special team's standout Nate Ebner and his inspiring motto that the team has adopted. The Dispatch also has its Gameday+ page for the Rose Bowl, an OSU notebook and photos/audio of a recent Jim Tressel press conference.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State's football team being as healthy has it has been this season. The Plain Dealer also has a Rose Bowl quiz, an OSU Insider notebook and a blog entry on some OSU juniors deflecting NFL questions.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on Kurt Coleman's comments on the Rose Bowl. The DDN also has some notes from rainy(?!) southern California.

The Toledo Blade says Ohio State won't drastically change its offensive attack on Friday.

The News-Herald has a story on Ohio State's preparations for Oregon.

The Ohio State men's basketball team begins a crucial stretch of the season with a road game at Wisconsin today, and the Dispatch has some notes on the game, a look at the challenge ahead and a note on Ohio State's plans to honor the 1960 national title team.

Scouting Oregon
The Oregonian and Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard continue to cover the Ducks prior to the big game.

The Dispatch has a story on embattled running back LeGarrette Blount.


Wednesday, December 30
Oregon's fast-paced offense is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story. The Dispatch also has a story on OSU's Rose Bowl memories, a Rose Bowl notebook, photos/audio of OSU's marching band in California and photos/audio of OSU's Tuesday press conference. TBDBITL is also the subject of a Dispatch feature story.

Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a column on OSU head coach Jim Tressel. The Plain Dealer also has video of Kurt Coleman comparing offenses, a photo flashback to the 1921 Rose Bowl and an OSU notebook.

The Mansfield News Journal has a special Rose Bowl section and a feature story on the 1955 Rose Bowl.

The Dispatch has a short OSU basketball notebook.

Scouting Oregon
The Oregonian has numerous blog entries/stories from Tuesday's press conference on its Ducks page.

The Dispatch has a feature story on UO's...creative (?)...uniforms.

UO quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is the subject of a Plain Dealer story. Masoli is also listed as a player to watch by the Oregonian.


Tuesday, December 29
What was supposed to be a test for the Ohio State women's basketball team turned into recess in Champaign last night. The Buckeyes drilled overmatched Illinois at Assembly Hall, and the Columbus Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository have game recaps.

The football team continues to prepare in Pasadena, and the Dispatch has a story on Oregon being unimpressed by Terrelle Pryor's passing. The Dispatch also has an OSU notebook, photos from Monday's open practice and audio of Pryor speaking with the media.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on from Pryor's time with the media, as well as video of Pryor's thoughts on Jim Tressel's dress code. The PD has blog entries on Pryor missing a prime rib meal because of what he wore, Pryor's admission that he has been playing with partial tear in knee ligament . Finally, the Plain Dealer also has some miscellaneous notes from California.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Pryor's knee ailment. Pryor is also the subject of a story by The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal).

The Mansfield News Journal takes a look back at the 1958 Rose Bowl between OSU and Oregon. The News Journal also has a story on no-frills OSU squad that season.

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

Scouting Oregon
The Oregonian and Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard have plenty of UO coverage on their respective Ducks football sites.

The Dispatch has a story on UO's overlooked defense.


Monday, December 28
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on Ohio State's coaches trying to find the right balance between work and play as the Buckeyes prepare for Rose Bowl. The Dispatch also has an OSU notebook and a look at how former Buckeyes fared in the NFL on Sunday.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story not on Oregon's speed, but the Ducks' pace. The PD also has an OSU notebook, a look back at the 1997 Rose Bowl and photos from the Buckeyes' recent trip to Disneyland.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Terrelle Pryor being the wild card for the Rose Bowl. The Toledo Blade also has an OSU notebook.

The Mansfield News Journal has a look back at the 1974 Rose Bowl.

The Ohio State women's basketball team travels to Illinois tonight, and the Dispatch has some notes on the game. The Dispatch also has a story on Jim Foster's team knowing it has bullseyes on its back.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a story on the lone bowl game last night - Clemson's win over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl. The AP (via the Dispatch) also has the latest on the Urban Meyer story.

Scouting Oregon
The Oregonian has plenty of recent UO coverage on its Ducks Football page.

From Sunday, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard has its Rose Bowl preview section.



Buckeye Sports Top Stories