Buckeye Newsstand, Feb. 26

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 26
The Ohio State women's basketball team capped its regular season with a rout of visiting Northwestern. The Columbus Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have recaps of OSU's last game before the upcoming Big Ten tournament. The Dispatch also has some photos from the game.

The Dispatch has a report from the NFL combine, where former OSU kicker Aaron Pettrey endured a lot of medical scrutiny on his formerly injured knee.

The AP (via the Toledo Blade) has a short note on the University of Texas athletic director saying his school has not talked to the Big Ten.

Finally, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier have stories on the torn ACL injury suffered by Purdue's Robbie Hummel, the latest in a rash of injuries that have befallen top Big Ten basketball players this season.


Thursday, February 25
The Ohio State men's basketball team held off host Penn State Wednesday night to remain a half-game out of first place in the Big Ten. The Columbus Dispatch, Centre Daily Times of State College, Pa., and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal have game recaps.

Tonight is Senior Night at Value City Arena for the OSU women's basketball Buckeyes. The Dispatch has a story on the team's seniors going out on top again as well as some notes on tonight's game against Northwestern.

The Dispatch has an update on Maurice Clarett's bid for an early release from prison.

Former Buckeye Austin Spitler and his NFL hopes are the subject of a Dispatch story. Spitler's teammate Kurt Coleman is the subject of a Dayton Daily News story.

Future Ohio State men's basketball player Deshaun Thomas of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers has been named one of six finalists for the 2010 Naismith high school basketball player of the year, as has future teammate Jared Sullinger. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a short note on the honor.

Finally, the Dispatch has a note on Texas denying it has had talks about joining the Big Ten.


Wednesday, February 24
The Ohio State men's basketball team travels to Penn State needing a win to keep pace in the Big Ten title chase. The Columbus Dispatch has some notes on the game as well as a story on OSU's need to stay out of foul trouble.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on reserve big man Kyle Madsen.

The News-Herald has a story on OSU walk-on Eddie Days.

The Associated Press (via the Chillicothe Gazette) has a story on Evan Turner battling friend Talor Battle tonight in State College.

The Dispatch has short note on OSU women's basketball player Samantha Prahalis being up for a national award.


Tuesday, February 23
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on former Buckeyes preparing to attempt to impress NFL scouts. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on one of these athletes, defensive lineman Thaddeus Gibson.

The Dispatch has an OSU men's basketball insider notebook.

The Plain Dealer has a note on another Big Ten player of the week honor for Evan Turner. Elton Alexander of the Plain Dealer also posted his Top 25 vote.

Finally, the USA Today has a feature story on Turner.


Monday, February 22
The men's basketball Buckeyes bounced back in a big way with a road victory at Michigan State Sunday afternoon. The Columbus Dispatch, Lansing State Journal, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Detroit Free Press and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have game recaps.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer and Michael Arace of the Dispatch have columns on another big effort by Evan Turner. The Plain Dealer also has a Big Ten basketball notebook.

The Ohio State women's basketball team also played the Spartans but did not fare as well. The Buckeyes lost in overtime, and the Dispatch and Lansing State Journal have the details.

Finally, Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a blog entry with fan reaction to his recent OSU basketball apathy column.


Sunday, February 21
The Ohio State men's basketball team faces a key test in the Big Ten race this afternoon at Michigan State. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes trying to stay in the conference race as well as some notes on today's game.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the talented Buckeyes and Spartans.

The Grand Rapids Press has a story on the Spartans hoping to wear down Ohio State with their depth.

The Detroit Free Press has a story on how the Buckeyes are more than just Evan Turner.

The Lansing State Journal has a story on what the game means for the Spartans.

The women's basketball Buckeyes host Michigan State and according to the Dispatch are hoping for a big crowd. The Dispatch also has some notes on the matchup.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on Ohio State not doing a good job of promoting its talented basketball teams.

The OSU men's hockey team bested Western Michigan in a shootout Saturday night, and the Kalamazoo Gazette has a recap.

The Dispatch has a feature story on recent football signee Verlon Reed.

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


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