Buckeye Newsstand, Oct. 24

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 24
The Buckeyes host Minnesota for Homecoming this afternoon at Ohio Stadium. The Columbus Dispatch has plenty of pregame coverage on its OSU page.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the Ohio State offense hoping to get back on track, as well as an OSU Insider notebook. Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer also has a column on a possibly changed Terrelle Pryor.

Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer takes a look at some of the offensive problems OSU has been facing and tries to find solutions.

The Canton Repository has a story on the offense trying to get back on track against the Golden Gophers.

The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) has a story on the Buckeyes trying to "circle the wagons" after last week's loss to Purdue.

Scouting Minnesota
Eric Decker, Minnesota's talented wide receiver, is the subject of a Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune story.

The Toledo Blade has a story on Minnesota punter Blake Haudan, a Toledo St. John's product.


Friday, October 23
The Columbus Dispatch has posted its Gameday+ page in preperation for the Ohio State-Minnesota game tomorrow.

The Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's offense looking for a turnaround. Rob Oller of the Dispatch compares the "O" to Webster, as in "Whatever happened to...?"

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on the OSU offense not wanting to overlook Brandon Saine like it did against Purdue. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU notebook and some notes and video from Tressel's Thursday media availability.

The Dispatch has an OSU football notebook, as well as a story on a failed OSU ticket scam.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has a feature story on former basketball Buckeye Greg Oden. An accolade for former teammate Daeqaun Cook lead a NBA notebook by the AP (via the Dispatch).

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

Ken Gordon of the Dispatch has his weekly Tale of the Tape from the Purdue game.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch also has blog entry on what Las Vegas thinks of the Ohio State men's basketball team.

The Mansfield News Journal has a story on Kenny Roda, the only media member in Ohio with a vote in the Harris Interactive Poll.

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

Scouting Minnesota
Minnesota freshman MarQueis Gray is the subject of a feature story by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune.

Minnesota's new outdoor football stadium is the subject of a Dispatch story.


Thursday, October 22
A more relaxed Terrelle Pryor met with the media Wednesday night, hours after his high school coach accused Ohio State of misuing the sophomore quarterback. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on Pryor, as well as a blog entry by Ken Gordon on the interview.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on what Jeannette, Pa., head coach Ray Reitz had to say about his former player, as well as a story from Pryor's meeting with the media.

The Dispatch also has a story on LeBron James and his role in trying to mentor Pryor. The Plain Dealer and The Associated Press (via the Lorain Morning Journal) have a similar stories.

Senior safety Kurt Coleman is the subject of a Dispatch feature story. The Dispatch also has a short OSU notebook.

Todd Porter of the Canton Repository has a column on Pryor and his affect on the future of Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel.

The Associated Press (via the Dayton Daily News) has some notes on this weekend's game against Minnesota.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a handful of Ohio State men's basketball notes on his blog.

Scouting Minnesota
The Dispatch has a story on Minnesota linebacker Lee Campbell.


Wednesday, October 21
Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel held his weekly media luncheon on Tuesday and faced several tough questions. The Columbus Dispatch has a story from the luncheon and the subsequent player interviews, who all stood behind embattled sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The Dispatch also has a story on Tressel admitting letdown signs were evident before the loss to Purdue.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on how there will not be any big changes to Ohio State's gameplan. The Plain Dealer also has an OSU Insider notebook, as well as video from Tressel's meeting with the media and quick notes on OSU overlooking Purdue and Tressel backing Pryor.

The Canton Repository, Toledo Blade, Lorain Morning Journal and The Associated Press (via the Coshocton Tribune all have stories on Tressel's support of his young quarterback.

Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has an interesting - and totally accurate - column on the difficulty reporters face in getting answers to some questions from Tressel.

Tim May and Ken Gordon of the Dispatch have their weekly podcast.

OSU football historian Jack Park takes a look at the 1939 Ohio State-Minnesota battle for the Dispatch.

Scouting Minnesota
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune has a story on the Gophers' struggles on defense in third-down situations.

The Dispatch has a story on Minnesota's struggling rushing attack.


Tuesday, October 20
The Columbus Dispatch continues to sift through Saturday's wreckage and has a story on how it wasn't all the offense's fault in West Lafayette.

Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on Jim Tressel facing his fifth crisis of his OSU coaching career.

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

The Toledo Blade has a feature story on the Spielman family as Stefanie renews her battle with cancer.

Bob Baptist of the Dispatch has a report from Ohio State's annual open practice, held as a fund-raiser by the Agonis Club.

Finally, the Dispatch reports that Hineygate will return for the final three home games of the season.

Scouting Minnesota
While attention in the Buckeye state is on Ohio State's struggling offense, the Golden Gophers are also going through some offensive problems. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Star-Tribune has the story.

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