Buckeye Newsstand, May 7

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, May 7
Shortly after longtime head coach Bob Todd announced that he will retire after the season, members of the Ohio State baseball team spoke about wanting to give the coach one last run. The Columbus Dispatch has the story.

The Indianapolis Star has the latest on the Walter Offutt situation. Will the former OSU men's basketball player walk on at Indiana or accept a scholarship to play at Ohio University? The Star also has a story on intra-conference transfers in the Big Ten.

The Dayton Daily News has a short story on the humor of Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel.

Finally, Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has his weekly Rumblings column.


Thursday, May 6
The Ohio State baseball team lost to Louisville on Wednesday, but the bigger story was what happened after the game. Longtime OSU coach Bob Todd told reporters that he would retire at the end of the 2010 season. The Columbus Dispatch has the story. Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a blog entry on how a College World Series appearance would be a fitting end to Todd's career.

The Ohio State men's volleyball team is heading to Stanford, Calif., for tonight's national semifinal. The Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes still looking for their first national title.

Finally, Marc Pendleton of the Dayton Daily News has a blog entry on Jake Ballard returning to his hometown of Springboro, Ohio.


Wednesday, May 5
New Ohio State men's hockey coach Mark Osiecki was introduced to the media on Tuesday, and Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch has a column on what Osiecki wants to do with the Buckeyes. Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a Q&A with Osiecki as well.

Ohio State's football rematch with Purdue will be a noon kickoff. That note leads a Big Ten notebook by the Dispatch and is the subject of a short note by The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News).

The annual Connor Senn Memorial Match was held on Tuesday, won by the Columbus Crew over the Ohio State men's soccer team. The Dispatch has a brief recap of the game.

Finally, the Dayton Daily News has caught up with OSU football coach Jim Tressel and got updates on former Buckeyes and Dayton-area natives trying to catch on in the NFL.


Tuesday, May 4
Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch becomes the latest to weigh in on the possible Big Ten expansion, saying TV money is at the heart of the issue.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch asks a question that's on the mind of many Ohio State men's basketball fans: Will all of the freshmen be eligible next season?

Finally, the Indianapolis Star has a note on the Colts waiving former Ohio State receiver Roy Hall.


Monday, May 3
The Canton Repository has a feature story on Stark County's battle with Columbus - and OSU head coach Jim Tressel - for the right to keep the OHSAA football championships.

The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State football players and cheerleaders providing fun for disabled children in central Ohio.

The Dispatch has an OSU sports roundup, led with a note on another title for the Buckeye men's tennis team.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column saying there is no "too big" when it comes to Big Ten expansion.

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


Sunday, May 2
The Columbus Dispatch takes a look at Big Ten expanion with a feature story. The Dispatch also takes a look at some of the possible targets.

The Dispatch also has a feature story on Tyler Moeller as he prepares to return to the football field this fall.

The Chicago Tribune has a story on former OSU linebacker Marcus Freeman.

Ray Stein of the Dispatch tackles some OSU-related letters in this week's Mailbox.

Finally, the Dispatch has an OSU sports recap, led with a note on the baseball team's victory at Michigan on Saturday.


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