The biggest news on the eve of 2010 Ohio State football season was the Big Ten's announcement of the divisional alignments starting next season. Ohio State and Michigan will be in different divisions but will play on the last week of the season through at least 2012. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Toledo Blade and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have the story.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a feature story on the 10 years of success Ohio State has had under Jim Tressel. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also four things he thinks about tonight's game and a look Inside the Vest. Jodie Valade of the Plain Dealer has a story on Tressel's success at OSU, and Bill Livingston has a column on the best Buckeyes of the Tressel era.
As usual, the Dispatch has plenty of coverage on its special GameDay+ page. The Dispatch also has a story on how the unknown commodities of Marshall could make Ohio State's offense open up the playbook more than in recent years and an OSU football notebook.
Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal writes that The Game remains where it belongs. Bob Hunter of the Dispatch says fans deserve the credit for keeping the status quo when it comes to Ohio State-Michigan.
The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on the Buckeyes not wanting to overlook Marshall, a story on QB Terrelle Pryor and some notes on tonight's game. Doug Harris of the DDN also has a column on Ohio State's possible added use of its tight end in the passing game.
The Mansfield News Journal has a story on Ohio State's "Killer D's."
The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on tonight being the start of the season, as well as a story on area native Chris Fields and eight burning questions with beat writer John Kampf. Kampf also has a column saying if Pryor wins the Heisman, Ohio State will achieve its goals.
The Associated Press (via the Plain Dealer has the first public comments from Maurice Clarett after he signed a deal to play with Omaha of the United Football League.
Tracking The Herd
The Huntington (W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch has a story on the debut of new head coach Doc Holliday tonight. The friendship between high school teammates Scott Sika of OSU and Chad Schofield of Marshall is the subject of another Herald-Dispatch story.
Wednesday, September 1
Senior defensive lineman Cameron Heyward is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, a national college football notebook and a story on construction near Ohio Stadium.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a story on Heyward, as well as a report saying the Big Ten will announce its 2011 division alignments tonight. The Plain Dealer also has a story on Miami (Fla.) accidentally leaking the information about this season's Nike Pro Combat uniforms, including those for Ohio State. Finally, Doug Lesmerises has notes from Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel's weekly radio show.
The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has a story on Ohio State junior Terrelle Pryor finally feeling like a quarterback.
The Mansfield News Journal has several OSU stories today, including ones on Pryor, Heyward, offensive lineman Justin Boren, Ohio State's defense and momentum gained from the Rose Bowl. Jon Spencer of the News Journal also has a column on how the Buckeyes are still the Big Ten's best team.
The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a story on Ohio State winning a trademark case against a Wisconsin company.
Finally, the Dispatch has a story on an Ohio state senator's pointless resolution trying to keep the Ohio State-Michigan game the way it is.
Tracking The Herd
The Huntington (W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch has a story on Marshall preparing for Pryor, as well as stories on MU offensive coordinator Bill Legg and on how Marshall may have the element of surprise on Thursday.
Tuesday, August 31
The Columbus Dispatch has a story asking whether Ohio State will take Marshall seriously.
Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel met with the media on Monday, and Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has video of Tressel talking about the Buckeyes' injury list going into Thursday's opener.
The Plain Dealer also has a story on the Buckeyes hoping for a smooth start on offense against the Thundering Herd.
New captain Brandon Saine is the subject of a Dayton Daily News story.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on Tressel working to avoid distractions for his team.
Todd Porter of the Canton Repository has a column on how the Buckeyes need to win with style.
Finally, Maurice Clarett's professional football team has begun again. The former Ohio State player has signed with the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks. The Dispatch, Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have the details.
Tracking The Herd
The Huntington (W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch has a story on Marshall linebacker George Carpenter, brother of former Buckeye Bobby Carpenter. The Herald-Dispatch also has a story on Marshall's defensive line and a column by Chuck Landon on how the Herd respects Terrelle Pryor.
The Dispatch has a story on Marshall quarterback Brian Anderson and the Thundering Herd's offense.
The Toledo Blade has a story on the mystery Marshall will bring to Columbus. The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) and Columbus Dispatch has a story on how the Thundering Herd are a mystery on offense.
The Dispatch has a story on Zach Smith, the grandson of former OSU football coach Earle Bruce. Smith is a first-year assistant at Marshall.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State's 2008 recruiting class leading the team this fall.
The Toledo Blade has a story on the high expectations for Ohio State and quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Finally, the Dayton Daily News has a recap from the first game of the season for future Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller.
Tracking The Herd
The Huntington (W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch has a feature story on Marshall assistant Bill Legg. The Herald-Dispatch also gets comments from Marshall senior offensive tackle Brandon Campbell, who calls going against Cameron Heyward "a big opportunity."