Buckeye Newsstand, May 21

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 21
The Ohio State baseball team dropped the first of an crucial weekend series vs. Minnesota, and the Columbus Dispatch has a recap of the action.

The Dispatch has a feature story on freshman softball pitcher Melanie Nichols.

The Dispatch has a story on Evan Turner as he prepares for the NBA draft.

Ohio State beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a video update on Big Ten expansion.

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


Thursday, May 20
Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel's mind was clearly not on football Tuesday when his wife Ellen underwent heart surgery. The Columbus Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) have the story.

The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State and Michigan wanting to preserve its rivalry in the face of possible Big Ten expansion.

The Ohio State baseball team hosts Minnesota for a weekend series beginning tonight, and the Dispatch has a story on the Big Ten's big scramble ahead of the upcoming conference tournament. The Dispatch also has a profile on the friendship between baseball teammates Cory Kovanda and Ryan Dew.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch throws his support behind putting a statue of Jesse Owens in the U.S. Capitol to represent Ohio.

The Plain Dealer has an update on Big Ten expansion. The Chicago Tribune also has a story on Big Ten ADs already considering scheduling changes that would come with expansion.

Finally, the Dispatch has a brief recap of Wednesday night's OSU scholar-athlete banquet.


Wednesday, May 19
The Columbus Dispatch takes a look south when it comes to the reasons for possible Big Ten expansion. Ken Gordon of the Dispatch also has a blog entry on the possibility of a conference title game in the future.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) says new markets and TV money drive expansion talks. The AP (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) also reports that expansion is "months away."

The Detroit News has a story on Ohio State and Michigan being committed to preserving its rivalry game.


Tuesday, May 18
The Associated Press (via the Columbus Dispatch has a story on the start of Big Ten meetings and how expansion will be the hottest topic.

The Dayton Daily News has an article on the latest Ohio State 2011 verbal recruit, Michael Bennett of nearby Centerville.

The Dispatch has an update on Michigan football's possible rules violations. The Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and AnnArbor.com have similar stories.

Finally, the Mansfield News Journal notes that Jim Tressel will be at Ashland University on Wednesday to receive the AU's Gridiron Club 2010 Sportsman of the Year Award.


Monday, May 17
The Ohio State men's tennis team bested Michigan to advance in the NCAA tournament, and the Columbus Dispatch has a recap of the action.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on Big Ten expansion.

The Walter Offutt saga apparently has its ending. The Dispatch is reporting that the former Ohio State men's basketball player will transfer to Ohio.

Outgoing OSU baseball coach Bob Todd reached the 900 mark in career wins with a 11-6 victory by his Buckeyes at Iowa. The Dispatch has some details on the game leading off its OSU roundup.

The Dispatch has a short note on new Ohio State football verbal Michael Bennett of Centerville, Ohio.

Finally, Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press has a column on the downside of potential Big Ten expansion. Greg Billing of the Dayton Daily News also has a short column on the issue.


Sunday, May 16
Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch wants Ohio State to preserve St. John Arena. Hunter also has a blog entry on Craig Kellogg's thoughts on the issue.

The Ohio State men's tennis team started its NCAA Tournament run with a win Saturday, and the Dispatch has a brief recap leading its OSU roundup.

Finally, the Toledo Blade has a feature story on Ohio State softball player Dee Dee Hillman.


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