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Aug. 12

A matter of safety: Ohio State football trainers try to keep players cool to prevent injuries Columbus Dispatch – This August has been typically steamy, with daily high temperatures around 90 degrees and high humidity. The forecast calls for more of the same through the weekend, meaning trainers will remain on guard.

“It’s about getting used to the heat slowly and gradually,” Doug Calland, OSU’s head trainer, said.

Buckeyes try to stay cool in the heat  Dayton Daily News – COLUMBUS, Ohio – On a day when the National Weather Service advised people to avoid prolonged work in the sun, the Ohio State Buckeyes …

Another title would put Ohio St in elite company Washington Post

Ohio State out to extend Big Ten championship string to 6, tie Woody Hayes’ squads of 1972-77 Chicago Tribune

Ten Big Game Changers: Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward Gazette Online (blog) – CHICAGO – Ohio State’s success breeds a swagger that most football programs resent and nearly all envy. Buckeyes defensive end Cameron Heyward, for one,

Berry joins crowded backfield Columbus Dispatch

Sports Illustrated picks Ohio State to go 12-0 in regular season Plain Dealer (blog) – ‎Sports Illustrated’s college football preview, with Ohio State featured on a regional cover, picks the Buckeyes as the No. 2 team in the preseason and

Basketball

Ohio will be well represented at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ceremonies this week Cleveland Plain Dealer – Ohio State star Jerry Lucas and former University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Royals star Oscar Robertson will be honored as part of the 1960 U.S. Olympic team that will be inducted.

Aug. 10-11

Women’s Golf

OSU player sets mark at U.S. Women’s Amateur The Dispatch – Rachel Rohanna, an all-Big Ten player at Ohio State, set a U.S. Women’s Amateur scoring record with a 65 during a muggy first round in Charlotte, N.C.

Football

Buckeyes backs ready to run, or to catch  SI.com COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -There is no Archie Griffin, Eddie George or Beanie Wells in Ohio State’s backfield. Instead, the Buckeyes have a lineup full of choices

Not just another practice News Talk 610 WTVN – The first day in full pads is always significant during Buckeye training camp, but it’s even more special this year, for safety Tyler Moeller.

Back in the game Columbus Dispatch Tyler Moeller is back playing the game he loves without restriction, but the Ohio State safety said he will never forget the incident that almost took away not only the game but his life.

notebook: Backup QBs jostle for position The Dispatch – High heat and humidity, coupled with the fact that it was Ohio State’s first day in full pads, caused perspiration to roll down Joe Bauserman’s face yesterday.

Ohio State’s Pryor Named To Camp Player Of Year Watch List WBNS

Ohio State’s newly humble Terrelle Pryor says he wants to be a four-year man Detroit Free Press Terrelle Pryor says he wants to be an Ohio State Buckeye for life, or at least until his senior year, when Nebraska joins the Big Ten in …

‘Very humble’ Terrelle Pryor wishes to leave four-year legacy at Ohio State USA Today As Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor entered his junior season in Columbus, there were doubts whether his play and attitude would evolve with experience …

Terrelle Pryor throws TD in Ohio State’s last-play practice simulation: Video
Plain Dealer (blog)
What would Ohio State do with one last play on offense, needing a touchdown to win? Today, what the Buckeyes did in practice worked. …

Johnson is ready to get started The Dispatch – Whether it will be in ink for the season opener against Marshall on Sept.2 remains to be seen. Johnson’s status depends on two things: whether he continues the improvement he showed in spring drills, and whether Tyler Moeller proves he deserves the nod as he continues a comeback from a head injury.

Key stretch: Ohio State  ESPN (blog) After several “friendly” reminders from Buckeyes fans, the Key Stretch series, which examines a series of games that could make or break

Could Michigan-Ohio St. split help league?
ESPN (blog)
By Adam Rittenberg As you know, my Big Ten divisions proposal keeps archrivals Michigan and Ohio State in the same division. Most proposals do the same

NFL: Injuries slow Nugent’s career Columbus Dispatch

Aug. 6-9

Football

Fleeting time The DispatchFor Ohio State’s 2007 team picture, linebacker Brian Rolle stood in the top row of the bleachers, an insignificant face peering over the shoulders of upperclassmen.

Torrence knows what comes with No.1 Columbus Dispatch

Commentary: Pryor showing maturity of a leader Columbus Dispatch Two years ago, reporters marveled at a mature freshman quarterback named Terrelle Pryor on Ohio State’s football media day. The consensus No.

Pryor emerges as trusted quarterback, leader

Toledo Blade – ‎Is he a passing quarterback, a running quarterback, a wildcat quarterback? Is he the starter or the backup? Can he throw the soft pass, the touch and timing

Maturing Terrelle Pryor sounding like the man in charge

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review  – ‎AP Ralph N. Paulk is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review staff writer and can be reached at 412-320-7923 or via e-mail.

‘Humbled’ Terrelle Pryor says he wants to be OSU’s QB as a senior in 2011

Plain Dealer – ‎OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor says he’s entering his junior season determined to be not only a better player,

Pryor planning to stay past this year

Lancaster Eagle Gazette – COLUMBUS — Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor defused one bomb — actually, what sounded like a bomb

Terrelle Pryor video, depth charts and notes from Ohio State football practice

Plain Dealer (blog) – ‎COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s third practice of the preseason Sunday included a first look for the media. The first team matched what Jim Tressel had talked

Ohio State: Pryor has ‘business’ plan for junior season (with video)

News-Herald.com – COLUMBUS – Cameras clicked and fingers pointed as Terrelle Pryor jogged out of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Sunday afternoon.

Opening camp: Ohio State

ESPN (blog) – What’s new: Not that much. Jim Tressel’s staff remains intact, and Ohio State returns 16 starters, including 10 on offense.

Previewing Camp Tressel Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State’s Tressel looking for players to put the ‘special’ back into the …
Plain Dealer Devin Barclay (23) will handle much of the field-goal responsibilities for the Buckeyes this season. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State isn’t searching for a

His head’s in the game: Newly shorn kicker dedicated to football Columbus Dispatch – Devin Barclay’s mop-top is gone, and with it went a symbolic tie to his former sport.The Ohio State kicker is just now getting serious about being an Ohio State kicker. A year after coming out of nowhere to provide the most exciting moment in Ohio Stadium in 2009, Barclay has temporarily put aside his old identity as a professional soccer player and fully devoted himself to football.

Ohio State Buckeyes AM Links: Cameron Heyward wants his last season to be his …
Plain Dealer (blog) Ohio State defensive lineman Cameron Heyward wants to be the greatest player he can be. He will get one last chance to become the best college player he can

NFL

Columbus Dispatch

  • NFL Hall of Fame: Immortals hardly strangers to LeBeau
  • To consider only his playing days would be major disservice to LeBeau

Arizona Cardinals’ Beanie Wells starting to feel at home in Valley, with team

AZ Central.com – Money and fame didn’t make Cardinals running back Beanie Wells immune to it last year, when he moved to Arizona after being drafted 31st overall out of Ohio

Beanie Wells tries on crown for size Akron Beacon Journal

Confident RB Wells expects big season in second year with Cardinals The Canadian Press

Baseball

 ‘I miss pitching too much,’ top pick Wimmers says upon signing Minneapolis Star Tribune The Twins signed first-round draft pick Alex Wimmers for $1,332,000 on Friday and assigned the former Ohio State pitcher to Class A Fort Myers.

Twins’ top draft pick Alex Wimmers is signed and eager to play
Pioneer Press Wimmers joins the Twins after a standout junior year for the Ohio State Buckeyes, during which he went 9-0 with a 1.60 earned-run average.