Buckeye Newsstand, July 24

Posted Jul 24, 2010

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, July 24
The Associated Press (via the Canton Repository) catches up with Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor as he prepares for his junior season.

The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how a battle between Time Warner Cable and ESPN could prevent some central Ohio fans from watching Ohio State's September game against Miami (Fla.).

The Cleveland Plain Dealer provides a four-step plan for Pryor to win the Heisman Trophy.

Finally, the Canton Repository has a story on the new class of the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame, which includes former Buckeye football players Kenny Peterson and Mike Doss.

Friday, July 23
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Ohio State football team being early risers for summer workouts.

The Associated Press (via the Dispatch) has an update from the SEC media days, where sports agents and how to handle them are the No. 1 topic.

Former Buckeye lineman LeCharles Bentley is suing the Cleveland Browns for fraud and negligent misrepresentation stemming from the staph infection that helped end his career. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Bentley's suit, and the issue leads an NFL notebook by the Dispatch.

Finally, Todd Porter of the Canton Repository has a column on the recent OHSAA decision to award the state final games to Columbus in 2014-15 and how Stark County should look forward to the next time the contract comes up for bidding.

Thursday, July 22
The Ohio High School Athletic Association football championship games will be played at Ohio Stadium in 2014 and 2015. The OHSAA picked the Canton/Massillon area in Stark County to continue to host the games in 2012 and 2013. The Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Canton Repository and Dayton Daily News all have stories on the decision.

Michael Arace of the Dispatch also has a column on the OHSAA's decision.

The Dispatch has a story on Miami (Ohio) being added to the 2010-11 Ohio State men's basketball schedule.

The Plain Dealer also has an OSU basketball notebook, led with a note on OSU coach Thad Matta speaking about former Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James.

Wednesday, July 21
Todd Porter of the Canton Repository has an update on former Ohio State men's basketball player Kosta Koufos adjusting to life in the NBA. Koufos recently returned to Canton after participating in the NBA's summer league in Orlando.

The Columbus Dispatch has a story with the latest in the battle to host the OHSAA state football championship games in 2012 through 2014. Columbus and the Canton/Massillon area are the finalists, and a decision could come as early as today.

Finally, the Dispatch has a college football notebook, led with a note on changes at USC - including the school sending Reggie Bush's Heisman Trophy back. The Los Angeles Times also has plenty of USC coverage.

Tuesday, July 20
Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has a blog entry on who will represent Ohio State at the annual Big Ten media days/kickoff luncheon on Aug. 2-3 in Chicago. Lesmerises is also in a video talking about how Cleveland Browns Stadium would be a logical venue for the possible Big Ten football title game.

The Associated Press (via the Columbus Dispatch) has a college football notebook, led with a note on the NCAA investigating an allegation that former Florida lineman Maurkice Pouncey received money from a representative of a sports agent last season.

Monday, July 19
On another slow day, USA Today tackles some college football questions.

Also, the Toledo Blade has a Q&A with University of Toledo head coach Tim Beckman, former Ohio State assistant.

Sunday, July 18
Former Ohio State football standout Chris Spielman was officially inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, and the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune and The Associated Press (via the Columbus Dispatch) have stories from yesterday's ceremony.

The Dispatch has a story on Ohio State's football assistant coaches, who recently got a pay raise.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on how Cleveland Browns Stadium is one of five venues hoping to host a possible Big Ten football title game. OSU beat writer Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer also has his Hey, Doug! OSU mailbag.

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