Buckeye Newsstand, Feb. 12

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, February 12
The Ohio State women's basketball team continued its dominance of the Big Ten by winning its sixth consecutive conference regular season title by routing Purdue at Value City Arena Thursday night. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier and The Associated Press (via the Steubenville Herald-Star) have game recaps.

The OSU football 2010 recruiting class grew Thursday afternoon when Adam Griffin became the 19th member. The Dispatch has a story on the newest Buckeye - and son of OSU great Archie Griffin.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has a blog entry on the rosters being announced for the McDonald's All-American Game, which will be held March 31 at Value City Arena and will feature a pair of future men's basketball Buckeyes.

The Jackson (Mich.) Citizen Patriot has a feature story on OSU women's hockey player Rachel Davis.

Staying with hockey, the men's team hosts Alaska this weekend, and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has a story on the visiting Nanooks.

Finally, Cedric Golden of the Austin (Texas) Statesman writes why the Big Ten and Texas aren't a natural fit.


Thursday, February 11
The Indiana men's basketball team has played many of the Big Ten's top teams tough this season, but that was not the case Wednesday night as Ohio State routed the Hoosiers for the second time. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have game recaps. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU notebook from Bloomington and postgame video with Thad Matta.

The OSU women's basketball team can earn at least a share of its sixth straight Big Ten championship with a win tonight against Purdue. The Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes wanting more than a share and some notes on the upcoming game.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a blog entry with a story about Anne Hayes, longtime wife of OSU legend Woody Hayes.

Finally, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor had minor knee surgery this week, and the Dispatch and Plain Dealer have the details.


Wednesday, February 10
Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch catches up with the father of Seantrel Henderson, just like BuckeyeSports.com's Bill Greene recently did. Bob Hunter of the Dispatch suggests that being Henderson's second choice isn't necessarily that bad.

Former Buckeye standout Maurice Clarett is back in the news. The 2002 national champ has requested an early release from prision, and the Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have the details.

The Ohio State men's basketball team faces another conference road test at Indiana. The Dispatch has a story on the team hitting the road as well as some notes on tonight's game.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the men's basketball Buckeyes and how a conference crown could be in the future if they can get a better handle on turnovers. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has video of David Lighty and Dallas Lauderdale talking about the toughness needed to play in the Big Ten.

The Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette has a story on the test Evan Turner will pose to the Hoosiers. The Indianapolis Star also has a story on Turner and the man who will try to slow him down - IU's Jeremiah Rivers.

Finally, MyCentralJersey.com has a feature story on former Buckeye - and Super Bowl champion - Malcolm Jenkins, a native of Piscataway, N.J.


Tuesday, February 9
The Columbus Dispatch has an Ohio State men's basketball Insider notebook as well as a Bracketology report with beat writer Bob Baptist.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a note on another Big Ten player of the week honor going to Evan Turner.

Finally, the Dispatch has a short note on OSU women's basketball player Samantha Prahalis winning player of the week honors in the Big Ten.


Monday, February 8
Led by a career-high 32 points from Evan Turner, the Ohio State men's basketball team bested Iowa Sunday afternoon. The Columbus Dispatch, Iowa City Press-Citizen and Cleveland Plain Dealer have game recaps.

The Ohio State women's basketball team rallied for a road victory at Penn State on Sunday, and the Dispatch has a recap.

The Plain Dealer has a story on declining attendance at OSU men's hoops games. Elton Alexander of the Plain Dealer also has a national college basketball notebook.

Finally, check out this New Orleans Times-Picayune story from the Super Bowl, if for no other reason than the photo of former Buckeye Malcolm Jenkins.


Sunday, February 7
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on junior-to-be Mike Adams, who will battle for the open left tackle spot next football season.

The Ohio State men's basketball team returns to the court today to host Iowa. The Dispatch has some notes on the game and a story on the "dog days" of the college basketball season.

The OSU women's basketball team faces Penn State today, and the Dispatch has some notes on that game and a story on the Buckeyes battling a deeper Big Ten.

The Dispatch has an OSU sports roundup, led with a recap of the men's hockey team's loss at Neb.- Omaha Saturday night.

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

Finally, the Canton Repository has a feature story on former Buckeye Will Smith, who will lead the New Orleans Saints tonight in the Super Bowl.


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