Buckeye Newsstand, September 20

Buckeye Newsstand, September 20

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, September 19
The Buckeyes look to rebound from last week's loss vs. Troy this afternoon at Ohio Stadium. The Columbus Dispatch has comprehensive coverage on its BuckeyeXtra page.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU's false national hope and its real revenge hope. The Plain Dealer also has a story on some of the younger Buckeyes who are pushing for playing time.

The Canton Repository has a story on how the Buckeyes are in a changing mode, as well as a preview of today's game.

The Toledo Blade has a story calling today's game a trap game.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on the Buckeyes needing players to step up.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on the Buckeyes as they prepare to return to the field.

Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on whether Troy can give OSU a scare. Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on the Buckeyes still having Big Ten title hopes.

Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a blog note on the state of the Big Ten.

Scouting Troy
The Dothan (Ala.) Eagle has a story on how turnovers may be the key for Troy.

The Birmingham (Ala.) News has a story on Troy expecting OSU to be ready. The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser has a similar story.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a story on the confident Trojans heading to Columbus.

Josh Moon of the Advertiser predicts a Troy victory.


Friday, September 19
The Ohio State defense struggled at USC, but the Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Buckeyes putting that in the past with an impressive Troy team coming to Columbus on Saturday.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story that takes a look at whether coaching or talent is to blame for the USC loss. The Plain Dealer also has a story on OSU head coach Jim Tressel telling the media that Chris "Beanie" Wells is out for Saturday, as well as not naming a starting quarterback.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on freshman quarterback Terrelle Pryor's rising stock. The Toledo Blade also takes a look at OSU's quarterback situation.

The Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Lorain Morning Journal and Lima News have OSU football notebooks.

Todd Porter of the Canton Repository has a column on the Buckeyes needing leaders to emerge.

Finally, the Dispatch has a note on Michael Redd being among 17 chosen for the 2009 class of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.

Scouting Troy
Starting safety Sherrod Martin is the subject of feature stories by the Dothan (Ala.) Eagle and the Birmingham (Ala.) News.

The Dispatch has a feature story on Troy reserve running back Maurice Greer and his successful battle vs. cancer.


Thursday, September 18
The Columbus Dispatch has a feature story on defensive tackle Doug Worthington, who was humbled by a preseason drunk-driving charge.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the OSU defense and the lack of pressure it put on USC. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has also transcribed the media's interview with defensive coordinator Jim Heacock.

The Lima News has a story on the Buckeyes hoping for a repeat of the 2005 season.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on Ohio State's quarterback quandary.

Former strength and conditioning coach Butch Reynolds is the subject of a Mansfield News Journal story.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on the status of Chris "Beanie" Wells.

The Dothan (Ala.) Eagle has a story on the Buckeyes preparing for the Trojans.

The Dispatch has an OSU football notebook.

Michael Arace of the Dispatch has a column on Ohio's top football coaches, Jim Tressel, Marvin Lewis and Romeo Crennel. Bud Shaw of the Plain Dealer has a column on several sports topics, including OSU's game this weekend vs. Troy.

The Canton Repository has a story on the Walsh University men's basketball team getting another chance to play Ohio State in an exhibition game in Columbus.

Scouting Troy
The Dothan (Ala.) Eagle has a story on the Trojans preparing for both Todd Boeckman and Terrelle Pryor.


Wednesday, September 17
Quarterbacks Todd Boeckman and Terrelle Pryor will split snaps in Ohio State's game vs. Troy Saturday, and the Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Canton Repository, Lima News, Toledo Blade, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) all have stories on OSU's quarterback question.

The Dispatch also has another story on Pryor's increased role.

The Plain Dealer has a story on five ways to fix the Buckeyes.

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

Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on the sad state of northeast Ohio sports fans.

The Buffalo (N.Y.) News has a feature story on former Buckeye Ashton Youboty.

Scouting Troy
The Dothan (Ala.) Eagle has a story on Troy running back Fernandus Edwards.

Troy DB Sherrod Martin is the subject of a feature story by the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser.

The Dispatch has a story on the scheduling philosophy at Troy.


Tuesday, September 16
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the embattled OSU offensive line.

Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on five things Jim Tressel will not talk about when he meets with the media today.

The Canton Repository has a story on the continued struggles of the Big Ten.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer and Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal have OSU mailbags.

Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has an update on his fake Big Ten-SEC challenge.

The OSU men's basketball schedule has been released, and the young Buckeyes will face another challenging non-conference slate. The Dispatch and Canton Repository have the details.

Former Buckeye pitcher Scott Lewis threw six scoreless innings to lead the Cleveland Indians past Minnesota Monday night. Lewis has started his MLB career with 14 consecutive scoreless frames, and the Plain Dealer has the story.

Kenny Eggers of the Portland (Ore.) Tribune has a column on former Buckeye Greg Oden.

Finally, Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on all of the things that annoy him after a difficult couple of days.

Scouting Troy
The Troy (Ala.) Messenger has a story on the Trojans preparing for the Buckeyes. The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser has a similar story.

The Dothan (Ala.) Eagle has a feature story on Trojan running back Xavier Moreland.

The Associated Press (via the Toledo Blade) has a story on the Trojans feeling confident they can beat the Buckeyes.


Monday, September 15
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on what's next for the Buckeyes after getting humiliated at USC Saturday night. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a similar story, as does the Canton Repository, Toledo Blade and Lima News.

The Plain Dealer has a story on the upcoming fallout from the quarterback shuffle between senior Todd Boeckman and freshman Terrelle Pryor. The Plain Dealer also has a story on how penalties stunted OSU's chances on Saturday, as well as a note on the Buckeyes' drop in the AP poll.

The Dispatch takes another look back at Saturday's loss in its OSU Insider. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch, Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal and Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal have columns on the brewing OSU quarterback controversy. Rob Oller and Ray Stein of the Dispatch have a column on what the Buckeyes need to change.

The Lorain Morning Journal also has a story on how the Big Ten title is not a given for the Buckeyes.

Scouting Troy
The Dothan (Ala.) Eagle has a notebook on a record-setting day for the Trojans Saturday vs. Alcorn State.


Sunday, September 14
A big showdown at USC turned into a big letdown for OSU. The Trojans routed the Buckeyes 35-3, and the Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Canton Repository, Toledo Blade, Lima News, Lorain Morning Journal, Los Angeles Times and The Associated Press (via the Akron Beacon Journal) have game recaps.

The Dispatch has a story on the two-quarterback rotation Ohio State used last night, as well as its Bottom Line, Scarlet & Gray Matter, Six points and Quick notes.

The Plain Dealer has a story on an angry Alex Boone after the game, as well as a OSU-USC report card, "On the clock" minute-by-minute recap from beat writer Doug Lesmerises, a look at the bests and worsts from last night, notes on what the Plain Dealer staff will remember from last night and a blog note from Lesmerises on how far the Buckeyes will fall in the polls.

The Plain Dealer also has a story on OSU's struggles in the red zone.

The Dispatch has a story on OSU's struggles playing at No. 1 ranked teams. The Dispatch also has a story on the Trojans reaping the rewards of their 2005 recruiting class.

The Dispatch, Canton Repository, Lorain Morning Journal, Lima News and Toledo Blade have OSU football notebooks. The Dispatch also has an USC notebook, as well as a notebook on how the game went for the Trojans.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how the Buckeyes don't belong in the same class as USC, as well as another column on how the emphasis of Saturday night's game shows the problem with the BCS format. Doug Harris of the Dayton Daily News has a blog note on the decision Jim Tressel will have to make at quarterback. Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer tries to make that decision for Tressel in his column. Jim Naveau of the Lima News has a column on the Buckeyes not letting Chris "Beanie" Wells play through pain.

The Canton Repository has some additional notes on the game.

Dispatch sports editor Ray Stein has his weekly mailbag, which includes several OSU-related letters.

Scouting Troy
The Buckeyes will face another team that calls itself the Trojans, and this time is also coming off a rout. Troy blanked Alcorn State Saturday, and the Troy (Ala.) Messenger has a game story from the 65-0 victory, as does the Dothan (Ala.) Eagle.


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