Buckeye Newsstand, September 13

BuckeyeSports.com
Posted Sep 13, 2008


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, September 13
The Buckeyes will face a stiff challenge tonight at No. 1 USC and without star running back Chris "Beanie" Wells. The Columbus Dispatch has a lot of pregame coverage, which can be found on its buckeyextra page.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on how this is the time for the Buckeyes to stand and deliver. The Plain Dealer also has a short story on the decision to sit Wells.

The Canton Repository, Mansfield News Journal, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via the Akron Beacon Journal) both have stories on Wells' status.

The Toledo Blade has a story on the long wait being over for OSU and USC.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story comparing OSU's James Laurinaitis to USC's Ray Maualuga.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on Buckeye fans making the trip to Los Angeles, as well as a story on the game diving a family in nearby Centerville. The DDN also has a progress update on OSU fan Steve Hamant's attempts to find a ticket for tonight's game.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on tonight's big stage. Todd Porter of the Canton Repository has a column on how OSU is hoping to overcome long odds.

Scouting USC
The Los Angeles Times has a story on what's at stake for the Buckeyes and Trojans. The Times also has a story on the linebackers for both teams, as well as an USC football notebook.

The Los Angeles Daily News has a story that asks if tonight's game can match the hype. The Daily News also has a story on USC offensive line coach Pat Ruel motivating his group.

Finally, true or not, the Orange County Register has a story on Ohio State's slow reputation.


Friday, September 12
The Buckeyes received some bad news Thursday when head coach Jim Tressel labeled Chris "Beanie" Wells as doubtful for Saturday's game at USC. However, later an OSU rep told ESPN that Tressel meant Wells would have been doutbful if the game had been Wednesday. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Canton Repository, Dayton Daily News, Lorain Morning Journal and Toledo Blade all have stories on Wells' health.

The Dispatch has a story on the rise of the Trojans and how their fan base does not like losers.

The Plain Dealer has a story on the linebacker showdown Saturday between USC's Ray Maualuga and OSU's James Laurinaitis. The Toledo Blade has a similar story on how both OSU and USC will need its defensive leaders to shine.

The Dispatch has a feature story on the Frambes brothers of Felicity, Ohio, who helped create OSU and USC.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on the big stakes for Ohio State Saturday. George M. Thomas of the Beacon Journal has a column that includes a note on how much OSU has to play for this weekend.

The Los Angeles Times has a feature story on the Buckeyes who delayed the starts of the NFL careers for one more run at Ohio State.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column saying OSU has no chance without Wells. Marc Pendleton of the Dayton Daily News has a column saying Wells should not repeat the story of Keith Byars. Dan Hackenberg of the Toledo Blade has a column that includes a note on OSU's difficulty swaying college football poll voters.

The Plain Dealer has an OSU football notebook.

Finally, the Dayton Daily News has a story on one OSU fan's quest for a ticket for Saturday's game.

Scouting USC
The Los Angeles Times has a story on how hard it is to find tickets for Saturday's game. The Times also has a football notebook, as well as a story on broadcaster Keith Jackson enjoying his retirement.

The Los Angeles Daily News has a story on the long rivalry between Ohio State and USC.

The Orange County Register takes a close look at Saturday's matchup.

The Lima News has a feature story on USC head coach Pete Carroll.


Thursday, September 11
Might the Buckeyes have been holding back offensively in the Ohio game last week? That is the subject of stories by the Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Dispatch, Plain Dealer, Lorain Morning Journal and Canton Repository have OSU football notebooks.

The Dayton Daily News has a story comparing the middle linebackers at Ohio State and USC – James Laurinaitis and Rey Maualuga.

The Canton Repository and Lorain Morning Journal have stories on OSU head coach Jim Tressel and USC head coach Pete Carroll.

The Lima News has a story on the Buckeyes needing a big win Saturday.

The Dispatch has a notebook for people who are going to Los Angeles for Saturday's game.

The Toledo Blade has a story on how the West Coast trip will test the Buckeyes. The Blade also has a story on USC's Carroll.

Bud Shaw of the Plain Dealer has a column about Ray Small's comments about USC, among other topics. Doug Harris of the Dayton Daily News has a column on Ohio State's simple game plan for success.

The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a feature story on Laurinaitis and the music he listens to before a game.

Scouting USC
The Los Angeles Times has a feature story on defensive tackle Fili Moala. The Times also has a story on the hottest ticket in L.A. – a USC sideline pass.

The Dispatch has a feature story on USC linebackers Maualuga and Brian Cushing.

Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Daily News has a column on how USC's game vs. OSU is the biggest on the schedule ... until the next game.

Jeff Miller of the Orange County Register has a column saying Ohio State will get a "deserved beat down from USC."


Wednesday, September 10
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an interesting feature story on how Jim Tressel and Pete Carroll might fare if they traded places.

The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State offense, which should get a boost Saturday by a returning Chris "Beanie" Wells.

The health of Wells is the subject of stories by the Lorain Morning Journal, Lima News and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News).

The Plain Dealer has a story on Earle Bruce's take on USC and OSU, as well as a note on an incident that occurred during Carroll's conference call with reporters Tuesday.

The Canton Repository has a story on OSU needing a confidence boost.

The Toledo Blade has a story on all that Ohio State is playing for at USC.

The Lima News has a story on the Buckeyes preparing for the Trojans.

The Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Canton Repository and Lorain Morning Journal have OSU football notebooks.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on the deep OSU-USC rivalry. Bob Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on the talented Trojans. Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer has a column on how the BCS system has made this weekend's game a must-win for Ohio State.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on an Ohio State-fan turned Michigan booster.

Scouting USC
The Los Angeles Times has a feature story on Todd Boeckman, as well as an USC football notebook.

The Los Angeles Daily News has a story on the Buckeyes bringing the unknown to California. The Daily News also has an USC football notebook. The Dispatch has a feature story on USC quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Bill Plaschke of the Times has a column on the motivated Trojans.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) has a story on Carroll treating OSU like any other foe.


Tuesday, September 9
The health of Chris "Beanie" Wells is still in question as the running back did not fully participate in practice Monday, according to stories by the Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Dispatch has a story on the history between OSU and USC. The Dispatch also has a look at the games the teams have played against each other since 1968, as well as a look at some key numbers in the rivalry.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on when the Buckeyes and Trojans last met.

The Canton Repository has a story on how this big non-conference game is why the Buckeye seniors returned to school.

The Plain Dealer has a story on Ray Small's comments about USC after the Ohio game. Small is also the subject of a story by the Mansfield News Journal.

The defensive line is the subject of a Dispatch story.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on OSU's offensive struggles.

The Toledo Blade, Canton Repository and Akron Beacon Journal have stories on how the Buckeyes have lot to prove this weekend.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how it's the Buckeyes vs. the world this weekend.

Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal has an OSU football mailbag.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer updates his fake SEC-Big Ten challenge after week two.

Scouting USC
The Los Angeles Times has a story on how tickets for Saturday's game are hard to find. The Times also has a story on the test USC's offense will face against OSU's defense.

The Los Angeles Daily News has an USC football notebook.


Monday, September 8
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's fall to No. 5 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Dispatch also has an OSU insider notebook.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the offensive struggles the Buckeyes had without Chris "Beanie" Wells, as well as a look ahead to Week 3 of the college football season.

The Canton Repository has a short story on how the Buckeyes need to improve when they take on USC.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on Ray Small's comments about USC, which may prove to be bulletin board material.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on how OSU's lackluster performance vs. Ohio may be what the Buckeyes needed.

Scouting USC
The Los Angeles Times has a story on how USC head coach Pete Carroll still sees Ohio State as a big threat.

The Los Angeles Daily News has a story comparing Carroll to OSU head coach Jim Tressel. The Daily News also has an USC football notebook.


Sunday, September 7
It was not pretty, but Ohio State earned its 800th program victory Saturday over Ohio University. The Columbus Dispatch has all of its game coverage located at this link.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Canton Repository, Lima News, Lorain Morning Journal, Mansfield News Journal and Toledo Blade have game recaps.

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on how the win felt like a loss. Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on Ray Small. Bob Finnan of the Lorain Morning Journal has a column on OSU's struggles without Chris "Beanie" Wells.

The Toledo Blade, Canton Repository, Lorain Morning Journal, Mansfield News Journal have OSU football notebooks.

The Canton Repository has a short note on what worked Saturday and what didn't, as well as a look back at the game.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on Olympic gold medalist Michael Redd, who was honored at halftime of the OSU-Ohio game.

Former Buckeye Kenny Petterson is the subject of a Canton Repository story.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) asks if OSU is ready for USC.

Scouting USC
The Los Angeles Times has a feature story on Ohio State's hopes for a third-straight national championship game appearance.

The Times also has a story on Small's thoughts on OSU and USC.

Finally, Chris Dufresne of the LA Times has a column on how everybody is entitled to an off week, even OSU.


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