Buckeye Newsstand, Oct. 3

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, October 3
The Columbus Dispatch has pregame coverage on its Gameda+ page, but it also has a feature story on Ohio State's switch from the I-formation to the shotgun against Illinois.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story comparing Ohio State's defense to its 1996 counterparts. The Plain Dealer also has a list of players to watch tonight when the Buckeyes take on Indiana.

The Canton Repository has a story junior Brandon Saine, who will start tonight and see increased playing time with the injury to Daniel "Boom" Herron. The Repository also has some notes on tonight's game.

The improving outlook for the Big Ten Network is the subject of another Dispatch story.

The Lorain Morning Journal has an OSU notebook.

The Associated Press (via the Mansfield News Journal) has a story on Ohio State's recent success against Indiana.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on how Ohio State has never overlooked Indiana under Jim Tressel.

The Dayton Daily News has a feature story on Ohio State's honorary captain for tonight's game, former Buckeye linebacker Michael McCray. Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook.

Scouting Indiana
The Indianapolis Star has a feature story on what might be a crucial key to victory for the Hoosiers - keeping quarterback Ben Chappell clean.


Friday, October 2
Unsung nose tackle Dexter Larimore is the subject of a Columbus Dispatch feature story. The Dispatch also has its GAMEDAY+ pregame coverage for the Indiana game.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State's juggled running back rotation. Brandon Saine will start on Saturday in place of an injured Daniel "Boom" Herron.

The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a story on the Ohio State defense as it goes for its third straight shutout.

The Dispatch has an OSU notebook. The AP (via the Lorain Morning Journal) also has an OSU notebook.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has some notes from Jim Tressel's Thursday media availability.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has an update on where some former men's basketball Buckeyes are playing now.

Finally, Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has some OSU notes in his weekly Rumblings.

Scouting Indiana
The Dispatch has a story on the historical struggles of Indiana's football program.


Thursday, October 1
Duron Carter and John Simon, a pair of freshmen who have earned playing time, are the subject of a Columbus Dispatch story.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Ohio State's offensive tackles as they prepare for an improved Indiana defensive line. Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has a transcript of a portion on Jim Tressel's Tuesday press conference when he was asked about going for it on fourth down late against Illinois.

The Dispatch has an OSU notebook. The Dispatch also has a short note on the start time being announced for the Purdue game.

The Mansfield News Journal has a feature story on Ohio State defensive end Doug Worthington.

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch looks back at the Illinois game one last time on his blog. He also has an update from Wednesday's media availability with assistant coaches Paul Haynes and John Peterson.

Matt Markey of the Toledo Blade looks at OSU's success against Indiana in this edition of The End Zone.

The Ohio State men's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to top-ranked Akron Wednesday night, and the Dispatch, Akron Beacon Journal and Canton Repository have the details.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook.

Scouting Indiana
The Dispatch has a story on how the Hoosiers won't settle for moral victories anymore.


Wednesday, September 30
One of the main line of questioning during Jim Tressel's Monday press luncheon was the one-game suspension of senior safety Kurt Coleman, despite Tressel's insistence that the story was "yesterday's news." The Columbus Dispatch and The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) have stories on Tressel's press conference, while reaction to Coleman's suspension is the led note in notebooks by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Canton Repository.

Unheralded defensive lineman Dexter Larimore is the subject of a Plain Dealer story.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Ohio State's impressive defense.

The Dispatch has an OSU notebook, as well as national college football notebook.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has an OSU notebook.

Scouting Indiana
The Indianapolis Star has a story on the Hoosiers being no longer happy with moral victories after its strong showing at Michigan last week. The Star also has a short note on IU head coach Bill Lynch, who is still being asked about the controversial ending to the IU-Michigan game.

The Dispatch has a story on Indiana's pistol offense.

The improved Hoosiers and the challenge they will give Ohio State are the subjects of a Canton Repository story.


Tuesday, September 29
Monday is usually a slow day on the OSU beat, but not this one. Ohio State starting safety Kurt Coleman was suspended for one game for his hit of Illinois backup quarterback Eddie McGee in the fourth quarter of last week's victory over the Fighting Illini. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) have stories on the suspension and Ohio State's reaction to it.

The Toledo Blade has a story on freshman offensive lineman Jack Mewhort, a Toledo St. John's product who may redshirt.

Beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has his Hey, Doug OSU mailbag.

The Dispatch has a short national college football notebook.

Finally, Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a short note on the Ohio State men's basketball team winning fans off the court.

Scouting Indiana
The Indianapolis Star has some notes on this weekend's OSU-Indiana game.

The Dispatch has a story on IU head coach (and salesman) Bill Lynch.


Monday, September 28
The Columbus Dispatch has an Ohio State Insider notebook. The Dispatch also has an national college football insider notebook and a look at how former Buckeyes fared in the NFL.

OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer has been criticized by some (and praised by others) for his AP poll voting methods. The new poll is out, and Lesmerises explains his ballot. Lesmerises also has a blog entry taking the new Harris poll to task.

The Canton Repository has a story on Ohio State's stellar defense. The Mansfield News Journal and Plain Dealer have a similar stories on the "D."

The Associated Press (via the Plain Dealer) has an Ohio State notebook.

The Plain Dealer has its look back at the week that was for Michigan in the Weekly Wolverine Watch.

Finally, The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a national college football notebook, led with a note on Florida quarterback Tim Tebow leaving the hospital.


Sunday, September 27
The Buckeyes began Big Ten play with their second straight shutout victory. Ohio State blanked Illinois 30-0, and the Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer has plenty of coverage on their respective OSU pages. Ohio State

The Canton Repository, Toledo Blade, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via Mansfield News Journal) have game recaps.

Ohio State's defense was stellar again, and the D is the subject of stories by the Lorain Morning Journal

The Lorain Morning Journal and the Toledo Blade have OSU notebooks as well.

Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal gives his take on the game.

Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News has a short feature story on senior defensive lineman Lawrence Wilson.

Scouting Indiana
The Indianapolis Star has a recap of IU's controversial and narrow loss at Michigan. The Star also has an IU notebook.

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