Junior standout Evan Turner was named the Big Ten Player of the Year on Monday when the conference announced its award winners. Ohio State head coach Thad Matta shared Coach of the Year honors. The Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer have the story. The Dispatch also has a list of the All-Big Ten teams.
Turner was not an unanimous choice for POY by the conference coaches, so Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer asks, "Which Big Ten coach did not vote for Ohio State's Evan Turner?"
The Dispatch reports that Matta is one of the highest-paid college basketball coaches in the country.
Bill Rabinowitz has his latest Bracketology update for the Dispatch.
Ohio State women's basketball star Jantel Lavender is the subject of a Plain Dealer feature story.
OSU football coach Jim Tressel spoke to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club on Monday, and the Canton Repository has a story and video from his visit.
Finally, Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has a blog entry on his interview with former Buckeye LeCharles Bentley.
Monday, March 8
After trailing by as many as 18 points, the Ohio State women's basketball team rallied to win their second consecutive Big Ten tournament title with a 66-64 victory against Iowa. The Columbus Dispatch, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) have the details.
The Plain Dealer has a feature story on Ohio State men's basketball standout Evan Turner.
The Dispatch has a short recap of Ohio State's efforts at the Big Ten wrestling championships.
Sunday, March 7
The Ohio State women's basketball team is a step away from another Big Ten tournament title thanks to a semifinal victory over Wisconsin Saturday night. The Columbus Dispatch, Wisconsin State Journal, Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have recaps of OSU's 82-73 win.
Iowa is Ohio State's championship game opponent, and the Iowa City Press-Citizen has a recap of the Hawkeyes' semifinal win over Michigan State.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how OSU head coach Jim Foster thinks the postseason tournament hurts the Big Ten.
The OSU men's hockey team earned a two-game sweep of Notre Dame Saturday night in the first round of the CCHA playoffs. The hockey Buckeyes lead an OSU sports roundup by the Dispatch.
Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has his weekly Hey, Doug! mailbag.
Finally, the Ohio State men's basketball team will share the Big Ten regular season championship with Purdue thanks to the Boilermakers' win at Penn State on Saturday. The Lafayette (Ind.) Journal