Buckeye Newsstand, May 15

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.

Saturday, May 15
The Ohio State baseball team fell to Iowa Friday, preventing retiring head coach Bob Todd from recording his 900th win. The Columbus Dispatch has a recap leading off its OSU roundup. The Iowa City Press-Citizen also has a brief recap.

Former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr told the Detroit News that Big Ten expansion is "inevitable."

Finally, the New York Post has a story on the New York Jets in which former Buckeye Nick Mangold talks about his desire for a new contract.

Friday, May 14
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on Ohio State softball standout Sam Marder.

The Dispatch has a story on what is helping the OSU baseball team lift itself out of its funk.

The Dispatch reports that Ohio State women's basketball assistant coach Debbie Black is a finalist for the head coaching job at Vermont.

Jeff Seemann of FoxSportsOhio.com has a story on the lofty expectations facing Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in 2010.

Finally, Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has some OSU-related notes in his weekly Rumblings column.

Thursday, May 13
Ohio State men's basketball player David Lighty suffered yet another injury setback this week when he broke a bone in his leftfoot. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and the (via the Canton Repository) have the details.

The Dispatch has a feature story on the highly successful Ohio State men's tennis team.

The future of St. John Arena is the subject of a Dispatch story.

The Dispatch and Plain Dealer have stories on Thad Matta's team drawing Florida State in the next ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Finally, the Mansfield News Journal has a story from Jim Tressel's recent visit to Ashland.

Wednesday, May 12
The Columbus Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) have the latest on the Big Ten denying the most recent expansion rumors.

Ohio State took a step toward helping the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets stay in town by agreeing to take over management of Nationwide Arena. The Dispatch has the details.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on former OSU linebacker Austin Spitler getting a hero's welcome at his high school alma mater.

Tuesday, May 11
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the radio report - and subsequent denial - that said the Big Ten has offered membership to Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Rutgers. The Chicago Tribune also has a story on Big Ten expansion.

The Canton Repository has the latest on the battle for the Ohio High School Athletic Association state football championships. Ohio State's Jim Tressel has put his support behind moving the event to Ohio Stadium.

Finally, the St. Louis Post-Tribune has a story on the trade sending former OSU linebacker Bobby Carpenter from Dallas to the Rams.

Monday, May 10
The Columbus Dispatch has a Ohio State baseball recap, one that involves a mystery chicken ceremony.

The Dayton Daily News has a story from Jake Ballard's autograph ceremony at his high school alma mater in Springboro.

Sunday, May 9
The Columbus Dispatch takes a look at what could be a wide-open offense for the Ohio State football team in 2010.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on Ohio State defensive star Cameron Heyward.

The Dispatch has a feature story on OSU men's basketball player William Buford and his expanded role now with Evan Turner departing for the NBA.

The Dispatch tells the story on the OSU softball team "adopting" the sister of an ailing child.

Another disappointing loss by the Ohio State baseball team leads a Dispatch OSU roundup.

Ray Stein of the Dispatch has his weekly Mailbox, and Joe Blundo of the Dispatch has a column on Big Ten branding.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on the passing of longtime Coldwater High School John Reed, who was honored at last month's OSU spring game.

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