The Mansfield News Journal has a story on how the Ohio State football brand is affected by the departure of NBA standout LeBron James.
The Canton Repository also has an interesting story on concussions and asking when it's safe to return from one.
Thursday, July 8
The Columbus Dispatch has a NFL notebook, led with a note on a new destination for former OSU lineman Kirk Barton.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on some former Ohio State players attending a youth football camp in Lexington.
Finally, the Philadelphia Daily News has the latest on former Buckeye Evan Turner from the NBA summer league.
Wednesday, July 7
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the new Ohio State ticket lottery drawing fewer alumni.
The Dispatch has a story on high school boys basketball point guard Shannon Scott trying to get others to join him in playing college basketball at Ohio State.
Top football recruit Seantrel Henderson has been released from his USC letter of intent, and Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer asks whether Ohio State will face him this fall.
Finally, the Dispatch has a story on Brian Kelly, golf pro at the Ohio State golf courses, who will play in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational - along with OSU's Zachary Sebert - in July.
Tuesday, July 6
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on workout freak John Simon.
The Philadelphia Daily News has a recap of Evan Turner's first day playing for the 76ers' summer- league team. Former OSU center Byron Mullens also impressed, according to Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman.
Finally, Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on Big Ten branding.
Monday, July 5
On a light day for news, the Cleveland Plain Dealer comes through with a story on Ohio State's recent success recruiting in the Buckeye state.
Sunday, July 4
Ohio State's latest football championship ring is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story.
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is the subject of another Dispatch story.
The Dispatch has a story on OSU legend Eddie George trying his hand at acting.
Ray Stein of the Dispatch answers some OSU-related letters in his weekly mailbag.