Buckeye Newsstand, July 17

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, July 17
On a slow news day, Jim Massie of the Columbus Dispatch has a blog entry on how the Ohio State women's basketball team has added LSU to next year's schedule.

The Detroit News has a story on some of the more interesting games on the 2010 Big Ten football schedule.

Friday, July 16
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on 2010 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Chris Spielman.

Incoming Ohio State men's basketball freshman Lenzelle Smith will miss 3-6 months after wrist surgery. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have the details.

Finally, the Dispatch has a college football notebook, led with a note on the Green Bay Packers' interest in hosting a possible Big Ten football title game at Lambeau Field.

Thursday, July 15
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on former Ohio State linebacker Marcus Freeman and his continued passion for football, something evident while working with campers at a youth football camp in Lexington, Ohio, recently.

The Columbus Dispatch catches up with Ohio State men's basketball player William Buford, who will be traveling to Las Vegas soon to practice against the U.S. Men's National Team.

The Miami Herald is reporting that former OSU receiver Brian Hartline may face charges stemming from a recent vehicle accident in Florida.

Finally, the Philadelphia Daily News and The Associated Press (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer) report on the first NBA contract signed by former Ohio State standout Evan Turner.

Wednesday, July 14
New York Yankees owner - and longtime Ohio State booster - George Steinbrenner passed away Tuesday morning, and the Columbus Dispatch has a story about The Boss' Columbus ties. Michael Arace of the Dispatch and Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer also have columns on the former graduate assistant for Woody Hayes.

Ohio State cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson visited the Toledo area on Tuesday and addressed recent high school graduates who will be playing in the northwest Ohio regional all-star game Friday night. The Toledo Blade has the story.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has the latest from the crash involving Brian Hartline's abandoned car.

Finally, former Ohio State men's basketball player Kosta Koufos has a new NBA home after being traded from Utah to Minnesota on Tuesday. The Canton Repository has an update on the Canton GlenOak product, and the Salt Lake Tribune also has a story on Koufos' new start.

Tuesday, July 13
The Columbus Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) have stories on the NCAA's unveiling of a new March Madness format.

The Mansfield News Journal catches up with former OSU receiver Brian Hartline.

The Chicago Tribune has a story on the Windy City's hopes to land a potential Big Ten football title game.

Finally, the Dispatch has a list of the new inductees to the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Monday, July 12
The Ohio State men's basketball team received bad news on a slow news day. The Columbus Dispatch reports that junior Nikola Kecman suffered a torn knee ligament for the second time in as many years.

Sunday, July 11
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and how he is a Heisman hopeful.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer answers a reader's question in his "Hey, Doug!" mailbag.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a story on Penn State's questions at quarterback. The Dispatch also reposted a story by the Los Angeles Times on the NCAA's hopes to scale back early football recruiting.

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