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Buckeyes To Start Season Minus Big Man

When Ohio State unofficially gets the 2009-10 season started tonight in an exhibition game against Walsh, it will do so without one of its starters in the lineup. Find out how the Buckeyes plan to replace Dallas Lauderdale and what the team's post situation looks like going forward.

Standing at practice earlier this week, a sudden realization hit Ohio State head coach Thad Matta. Although the Buckeyes return all five starters from last year's team, they will be without one when the 2009-10 team has its public unveiling tonight against Walsh (8 p.m.). Starting center Dallas Lauderdale suffered a broken finger shortly before camp began, and although he is expected to be ready...

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