Buckeye Newsstand, October 18

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Posted Oct 18, 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.


The Buckeyes will take on an improved Michigan State team this afternoon. The Columbus Dispatch has plenty of pregame coverage on its BuckeyeXtra page.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU's struggles in the red zone, as well a story on how Sonny Spielman is still impacting the Buckeye football program. Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer also has a column on how it is time to unleash quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

The Toledo Blade has a story on backup QB Todd Boeckman.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on the family ties between OSU and MSU.

The Lima News has an OSU football notebook.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on tight end Rory Nicol's challenge to the Ohio State offensive line.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has a preview to today's game. The AP (via the DDN) also has its Buckeye Periscope notebook.

Brian Kollars of the Dayton Daily News has a blog post on how MSU running back Javon Ringer could hurt the Buckeyes.

Scouting Michigan State
The Lansing State Journal has a story on the Spartans' progress under former OSU assistant coach Mark Dantonio.

The Detroit Free Press has a story on what the game means to Michigan State. The Free Press also has a scouting report for today's game, as well as a story on Michigan State's Ohio ties.

The Detroit News has a story on how a Spartan win could help all of Michigan State's sports. The News also has a notebook looking at the game, as well as a story on the tight-lipped Tressel family.


Friday, October 17
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the criticism tight end Rory Nicol gave to the OSU offensive line. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook, as well as a story on athletic director Gene Smith's contract extension.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the injury bug biting OSU freshmen. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU Insider notebook, as well as blog entries on Jim Bollman preferring to look at how many interceptions OSU's offense has allowed compared to how many sacks his offensive line has allowed, the Buckeyes trying to find a spot for Steve Rehring and the latest on potential Buckeye recruit Cleveland South quarterback Devontae Payne.

Backup QB Todd Boeckman is the subject of a Lima News story. Freshman Terrelle Pryor is the subject of a Lansing State Journal story.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on Ohio State's offensive line looking for answers.

Scouting Michigan State
The Lansing State Journal has a story on how fans will have to pay high prices for tickets to Saturday's game.

The Detroit Free Press has a story on MSU's Ohio-bred Spartans, as well as a story on MSU head coach Mark Dantonio recruiting in the Buckeye state. The relationship between Dantonio and OSU head coach Jim Tressel is also the subject of a Free Press story.

The Detroit News has a story on Michigan State's turnaround under Dantonio.

The Dispatch has a story on Columbus area native B.J. Cunningham, a MSU redshirt freshman receiver.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Javon Ringer and the challenge he poses the Buckeyes.


Thursday, October 16
Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story. The Dispatch also has an OSU football notebook.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on OSU athletic director Gene Smith recently signing a contract extension. The Plain Dealer also has a story on the Buckeyes hoping quantity on the defensive line will improve its quality.

The PD also has blog notes on the OSU defensive line, the Buckeyes' sack numbers, freshman quarterback Terrelle Pryor and whether the defense can lead the way the rest of the season.

Former Buckeye long snapper Drew Norman has a story for the Dispatch on the "big brother-little brother" aspect of Saturday's game. The Dispatch also has a story on what OSU fans should expect if they go to Michigan State this weekend.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on now-backup quarterback Todd Boeckman. The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) has a similar story. The Detroit News has a Big Ten notebook, led with a note on Boeckman and the OSU quarterback situation.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has its Buckeye Periscope notebook.

Doug Harris of the Dayton Daily News has a short column on the struggles on Ohio State's offensive line.

Finally, the very funny Jim Naveau of the Lima News takes some time to translate "Tresselspeak."

Scouting Michigan State
The Detroit News has a story on the high stakes for the Buckeyes and Spartans this weekend.

The Dispatch has a story on Ohio native Javon Ringer.


Wednesday, October 15
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's offense and its recent struggles, as does the Canton Repository, Toledo Blade and Lima News. The Cleveland Plain Dealer also has a story on the offense and the players' frustration with the impotent attack. The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on the offense and how some players feel a two-quarterback system is not a bad idea.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on how Tressel does not prefer a two-QB system.

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

The Canton Repository has a feature story on Charles "Sonny" Spielman, the father of Chris, who died Monday after a two-year battle with cancer.

The Akron Beacon Journal has a short note on the announcement that OSU defensive lineman Lawrence Wilson is out for the season with a leg injury Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on the waning patience of college football fans in a tough economic environment.

Scouting Michigan State
The Lansing State Journal has a story on OSU's offense, as well as a story on Ohio's Spartans.

The Detroit Free Press has a story on how the OSU-MSU matchup is about more than the coaches. The Free Press also has a MSU notebook.

The Detroit News has a story on how Spartan QB Brian Hoyer may be the key to the game. The News also has a story on how emotion could carry the Spartans.

The Dispatch has a story on the mentally-tough Spartans.

The Dayton Daily News has a story on Dayton native Javon Ringer. The DDN also has a blog note on Ringer and OSU head coach Jim Tressel.


Tuesday, October 14
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how Ohio State is failing to impress fans and poll voters. The Dispatch also has its Inside the Beat feature with Ken Gordon and Tim May.

Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has his weekly Hey, Doug! OSU mailbag, as well as the latest on his Fake Big Ten-SEC Challenge.

The Plain Dealer also has a story on the latest changes to Ohio State's depth chart.

The Mansfield News Journal has a feature story on cornerback Malcolm Jenkins.

Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal has his weekly Scarlet Letters OSU mailbag.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has its Buckeye Periscope notebook.

The Dispatch has stories from men's basketball and women's basketball media days at OSU.

The Canton Repository has a story on the new-look men's basketball Buckeyes. The Toledo Blade has a story on freshman William Buford. The AP (via the Dayton Daily News) also has a story on the young Buckeyes.

Scouting Michigan State
The Lansing State Journal has a story on how MSU has gotten contributions from all sides this season.

The Detroit News has a story on the Spartans getting people to believe in them.


Monday, October 13
The Columbus Dispatch has an OSU Insider notebook, as well as an Associated Press story on how the BCS could be a mess again this season and a look at how former Buckeyes and other central Ohioans fared in the NFL on Sunday.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has a blog note on how the Big Ten is not playing exciting football. The Plain Dealer also has its weekly Wolverine Watch/Buckeye Leaves and a look at the latest polls

The Canton Repository has a story on Ohio State's struggling offense. Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on how the Buckeyes need to throw the ball. Jason Lloyd of the Lorain Morning Journal has a similar column.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has its Buckeye Periscope notebook.

The men's and women's basketball teams have its media day today and the Dispatch has a story on Thad Matta's Buckeyes hoping to find the right chemistry with eight newcomers joining the team.

Scouting Michigan State
The Lansing State Journal has a story on Michigan State QB Brian Hoyer silencing his critics. The State Journal also has some notes looking ahead to this weekend's game.

The Detroit Free Press has a story on the improving Spartans.


Sunday, October 12
The Buckeyes were not sharp, but they did defeat Purdue Saturday afternoon. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Canton Repository, Toledo Blade, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) have game recaps.

The Dispatch has its comprehensive coverage of the game on its BuckeyeXtra site.

The Plain Dealer has a blog note on what the staffers at the game will remember, as well as a look back at the best moments from Saturday and a running diary of how the game took place.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has an OSU football notebook, as does the Canton Repository, Toledo Blade and Lorain Morning Journal.

The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on how Purdue handcuffed Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

The Mansfield News Journal hands out some so-so grades following the game.

The Newark Advocate has a story on how the Buckeye offensive line gets the blame for the team's offensive struggles.

Bud Shaw of the Plain Dealer has a column on how the Buckeyes will need more than Pryor at QB in order to be successful. Sheldon Ocker of the Akron Beacon Journal has a column on OSU's lackluster performance. Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal has a column on the Buckeyes not laughing at Michigan's woes.

Scouting Michigan State
The Spartans knocked off previously unbeaten Northwestern Saturday afternoon in Evanston, and the Lansing State Journal has a game recap, as does the Chicago Sun-Times and Detroit Free Press.

The State Journal also has a story on freshman kick returner Glenn Winston, as well as a story on "bandit" Otis Wiley. The State Journal also rates the Spartans after the win.

Michael Rosenberg of the Free Press has a column on how Michigan State is unlikely to have a collapse this season. The Free Press also has a MSU football notebook.


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