Sunday, October 14
The Buckeyes are likely to be the No. 1 team in the nation following their rout of Kent State thanks to losses by LSU and California. Several newspapers have OSU-KSU game recaps, including the Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Canton Repository, Toledo Blade, Lima News, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via Mansfield News Journal).
The Dispatch grades the Buckeyes in its Bottom Line notebook. The Dispatch also has its Six Points to the victory.
The Dayton Daily News has an OSU football notebook. The DDN also has a short story on OSU's likely rise to No. 1.
The Dispatch has a story on seatbacks being available to season-ticket holders at Ohio Stadium.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an OSU football notebook, as does the Toledo Blade and Lima News.
Injuries to Anderson Russell and James Laurinaitis are the subject of a story by the Dispatch, and the Dispatch has another story on Brian Hartline's record-breaking punt return for a touchdown. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, as well as its Scarlet & Gray Matter notebook.
Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how the non-conference games in the middle of the Big Ten season have little value. Editor Ray Stein has some OSU related letters in his weekly mailbox.
Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on the rout of KSU. The Mansfield News Journal also has a short story on the Golden Flashes denying OSU a shutout, an OSU football notebook and a report card for OSU.
The Dispatch has a Kent State notebook. The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on how the Golden Flashes played.
The OSU men's hockey team won the Lefty McFadden Invitational in suburban Dayton with a 5-3 win over Wisconsin – the Buckeyes' first-ever win over the Badgers. The Dayton Daily News has the story.
About Ohio State's next opponent, Michigan State
The Spartans drilled visiting Indiana Saturday night, and the Lansing State Journal and Detroit News have game recaps.
The Lansing State Journal has a story on an impressive effort by the MSU offensive line. The LSJ also has some notes on the Spartans' win and some grades for MSU's offense, defense and special teams.
The Detroit News has a MSU football notebook and a Big Ten notebook.
Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press has a column on MSU putting away Indiana. Shannon Shelton of the Free Press has a column comparing Ohio native Javon Ringer of MSU to Michigan's Mike Hart.