The NFL playoffs continue this afternoon with a big matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints. The Cardinals have gotten a boost from former Buckeye running back Chris "Beanie" Wells, who is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story.
The Ohio State men's basketball team faces a big home tests tonight against Wisconsin, and the Dispatch has a story on the Badgers coming to Columbus without a key player. The Dispatch also has some notes on tonight's game.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Thad Matta's squad and its ability to not wilt under pressure. The Plain Dealer also has a link to Mark Titus' viral video, as well as Titus' comments about the video.
Sean McClelland of the Dayton Daily News has a short column on Jim Tressel.
Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook.
Friday, January 15
The Ohio State women's basketball team earned a 72-61 victory over visiting Illinois on Thursday, and the Columbus Dispatch has a game recap.
The Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State men's hockey team. The Buckeyes host the U.S. Under-18 national team tonight at Value City Arena.
Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on the move of Ohio State's 2010 football opener to a Thursday. The Mansfield News Journal has a story on student fees and university subsidies propping up athletic programs at top sports colleges.
The Dayton Daily News has a short note on former Buckeye Nick Mangold being named to his first NFL All-Pro team. The DDN also has a story on Jake Ballard putting his hometown of Springboro, Ohio, in the national spotlight.
Finally, the Dispatch has an update from the NCAA convention in Atlanta.
Thursday, January 14
The 2010 Ohio State football season will not start on a Saturday. The university announced Wednesday that its opener at home against Marshall will be a Thursday night game on Sept. 2. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have notes on the announcement.
The Dispatch has a story from the NCAA Convention in Atlanta, where university officials met and discussed ways to rein in athletics spendings.
The Plain Dealer has a feature story on Ohio State's impressive 2009 defense.
The Dispatch has an OSU notebook, led with a note on Georgia athlete Bradley Roby, the latest member of Ohio State's 2010 recruiting class.
The Canton Repository has a short note on the four Ohio State senior football players who will participate in All-Star games.
Wednesday, January 13
Evan Turner's big second half led Ohio State's men's basketball team to a win at No. 6 Purdue. The Columbus Dispatch, Lafayette Journal and Courier, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have game recaps.
The Dispatch has a feature story on the money behind college athletics.
Freshman offensive lineman Jack Mewhort is the subject of a Toledo Blade story.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an update on football Buckeyes Kurt Coleman and Jim Cordle.
Finally, the Dayton Daily News has an update on former OSU men's basketball player Walter Offutt.
Tuesday, January 12
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State men's basketball team and its recent road struggles. The Dispatch also has notes on the Buckeyes' game at Purdue today and a Rob Oller column that says star Evan Turner needs more help.
Elton Alexander of the Plain Dealer posts his weekly Top 25 vote.
Sam Blackburn of the Coshocton Tribune has a column on how OSU football fans should temper expectations.
Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal says Pete Carroll is "running scared."
Finally, The Lantern has a story on OSU alumns hoping for Olympic gold.
Monday, January 11
The Columbus Dispatch takes a look at the previous week and the week ahead for the Ohio State men's basketball team in its Insider notebook. The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a Big Ten men's basketball insider notebook.
Staying with men's basketball, former Buckeye Walter Offutt has chosen where he will transfer – Wright State, a school in suburban Dayton. The Dayton Daily News has the story.
The OSU wrestling team fell to Iowa State in the national duals Sunday afternoon but still managed to place third with a win over Minnesota. The Dispatch has a short recap.
Sunday, January 10
Having Evan Turner back did not help the Ohio State men's basketball team in a road loss at Minnesota. The Columbus Dispatch, Minneapolis Star-Tribune and The Associated Press (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) have game recaps.
Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has his Hey, Doug! OSU mailbag.
Finally, the Dispatch has an OSU sports roundup, led with a note on the wrestling team's efforts at a national dual meet.