Buckeye Newsstand, Oct. 7

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, October 7
The Columbus Dispatch has its Gameday+ page, a story on the Ohio State defense's task in stopping Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez and an OSU notebook.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the battle between Ohio State's Silver Bullets and Nebraska's Blackshirts. OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises also has a video in which he discusses Saturday night's game.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story looking ahead to what Ohio State will face in Lincoln on Saturday.

Bruce Hooley on FoxSportsOhio.com suggests that it's only a matter of time before Urban Meyer takes over at Ohio State.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column in which he says Jim Tressel's tree is at the root of OSU's current problems.

Finally, the Dispatch has a story on the OSU men's hockey team starting its season tonight against Quinnipiac. BSB's own Jeff Svoboda posted a far more indepth look at Mark Osiecki's Buckeyes this week.

Nebraska Links
The Lincoln Journal Star has a story on Nebraska's offensive line and an Cornhuskers notebook.

The Omaha World-Herald has a UN notebook and a story on how the chips are now down for Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini and Martinez.

The Dispatch has a story on Pelini and his Ohio roots.


Thursday, October 6
The Columbus Dispatch has a story asking who is to blame for the struggles of the Ohio State football team's offense. The Dispatch also has a story on the offensive coaches knowing the Buckeyes need work on that side of the football.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU senior center Mike Brewster looking for redemption against Nebraska defensive tackle Jared Crick. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU notebook and a Starting Blocks video on Saturday's game pitting two desperate teams.

The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has a story on the Buckeyes trying to keep their heads up.

The Omaha World-Herald has a story on Ohio State's early season struggles.

Tom Shatel of the a href="http://www.omaha.com/article/20111005/SPORTS/710059770/1199" target="_new">Omaha World-Herald also has some interesting quotes from Troy Smith, now of the Omaha Nighthawks, in a column about OSU's troubles.

Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade has his weekly End Zone column on OSU football.

Nebraska Links
The Lincoln Journal Star has a story on the UN defense preparing for both Braxton Miller and Joe Bauserman. The Journal Star also has a Cornhuskers notebook and a breakdown of the Buckeyes.

The Omaha World-Herald has a story on Nebraska coach Bo Pelini as he prepares to lead the Cornhuskers against his alma mater.

The Dispatch has a story on UN's defense not living up to the Blackshirts standards.


Wednesday, October 5
The Columbus Dispatch has comments from OSU president E. Gordon Gee from his annual fall address to faculty. The Dispatch also has a story on the Ohio State football team not moping despite continued troubles, an OSU notebook and a Jack Park flashback on a big game for Hopalong Cassady against Nebraska.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the OSU offense learning a lesson from Michigan State's blitz-heavy defense. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU Insider notebook and a Bill Livingston column in which he asks if Fickell's support of the suspended players gives the wrong message.

The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) also has a story on Gee's comments. The AP (via the Dayton Daily News) also has a story on the OSU lineup being in flux.

The Lima News has a story on how it's no time to whine for the Ohio State football team.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Fickell and the Buckeyes dealing with the suspensions.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story from Luke Fickell's weekly media luncheon, where he said the suspended players will remain on the team.

FoxSportsOhio.com has a story from Fickell's press conference.

Finally, the Dispatch has a brief note on three Ohio State men's basketball players being named to the preseason Wooden Award list.

Nebraska Links
The Lincoln Journal Star has a story on Nebraska's secondary as it looks for the right combination. The Journal Star also has a Cornhuskers notebook.

The Omaha World-Herald has a story on UN's new defensive assistant coaches as they work on the problems facing their units. The World-Herald also has a story on a "mad" Taylor Martinez and a UN notebook.

The Dispatch has a story on Nebraska starting to recruit in Ohio.

The AP (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini as he prepares to face his alma mater.


Tuesday, October 4
More bad news came out for the Ohio State football team on Monday when OSU athletic director Gene Smith announced that three players had been suspended indefinitely for a NCAA rules violation. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Toledo Blade, Lima News and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have the details.

The Dispatch has a story on what the suspensions mean for the struggling OSU offense and a Bob Hunter column saying things have gotten out of hand at Ohio State.

The Plain Dealer also has a story on what Monday's news means for the Buckeyes and a Bill Livingston column on more dark clouds over the football program.

Zac Jackson of FoxSportsOhio.com writes that the latest news raises more questions than answers.

The Canton Repository reports that former OSU quarterback Art Schlichter has been placed under house arrest while waiting for his former sentencing on fraud charges. The Repository also has a story on former OSU player Dustin Fox and how he ended up in Columbus playing for the Buckeyes.

Nebraska Links
The Lincoln Journal Star has a story on the Cornhuskers knowing they cannot sulk after dropping their Big Ten opener last week.

The Omaha World-Herald has a story on Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez, a Tom Shatel column on head coach Bo Pelini and the media and story on the Huskers' defense.

The Dispatch has a story on the Cornhuskers remaining confident despite getting thumped last weekend at Wisconsin.

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