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Aug. 17-19

Swimming

Swimmers earn spot on U.S. National Team

OSU Lantern – The red, white and blue are getting a little help from the Scarlet and Gray. Ohio State swimmers Elliot Keefer and Tim Phillips have been named to the U.S. Men’s National Team, and will compete in the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships in Irvine, Calif., on Aug.

Football

Growing apart

Columbus Dispatch – They are nicknamed “Boom” and “Zoom,” but the key to the emergence of Daniel Herron and Brandon Saine last year was that it became harder to

Pryor’s time to shine as Ohio State’s leader

msnbc.com – ‎COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – This isn’t the same Terrelle Pryor who was the starting quarterback at Ohio State as a freshman two seasons ago. Enjoy this article?

Better isn’t good enoughThe DispatchTo the casual observer, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is showing arm strength, touch and poise.

It’s what’s up front that counts for Buckeyes

SI.com – ‎COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -When Ohio State’s offensive line is clicking, it’s as good as any in the nation. At least that’s what the players who make it up think.

Buckeyes Hines, Johnson aim to leave mark at safety

Toledo Blade – If you had to search and pinpoint a potentially vulnerable spot in an otherwise stout Ohio State defense, the safety position

UM in OSU players’ heads (sort of)

The Detroit News (blog) – ‎According to Cleveland Plain Dealer writer Doug Lesmerises, who covers Ohio State, the Buckeyes added a new wrinkle to the end of practice.

  • The Game as season finale is no sure thing Columbus Dispatch  Some annual rivalries will be discontinued, though not Ohio State’s with Michigan. But the timing of some rivalry games might change, and that could include Ohio State-Michigan.

Chekwa hopes for happy returnThe Dispatch Chimdi Chekwa clearly has his sights set being a cornerback in the NFL – he even pondered entering the draft after his junior season at Ohio State last year.

Marshall up first, but Miami draws attention

MiamiHerald.com – AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State free safety Jermale Hines can’t help it. While everyone cautions him to take the schedule in

Ohio State’s defensive line offers talent, but also some questionsCleveland Plain DealerCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Nathan Williams walked toward his teammates during Ohio State’s practice Tuesday, limping with his left knee wrapped in ice, his action limited to rehab work on the side after injuring his knee Saturday.

Nike: BEAVERTON, Ore. – Ohio State is one of 10 of the top college football programs that will wear uniquely designed Nike uniforms for at least one game during the 2010 season the company announced today. Ohio State will wear the innovative design for the Michigan game November 27.

Ohio State To Wear Different Uniforms For Michigan Game Again

10TV – ‎COLUMBUS, Ohio – For a second straight year, you’ll see the Ohio State football team wearing a different uniform when they play Michigan in November.

Buckeyes will wear Nike uniform again

Columbus Dispatch – Whether or not fans like it, Ohio State will again wear a Nike-designed uniform for the Michigan game this season.

OSU notebook: NCAA rule sparks silence over two practices in XeniaThe Dispatch Ohio State, along with other interested bodies, had intended to widely publicize two practices that will take place at the Athletes in Action sports complex in Xenia. The idea was to make it similar to open practices in recent years in Ohio Stadium, while aiding Athletes in Action, a Christian sports ministry, in fundraising. But Ohio State’s compliance office determined that, even though the Buckeyes could practice in Xenia, publicizing it or otherwise making it a spectacle would violate an NCAA rule forbidding such events during preseason camp.

Buchanan puts focus on punting

Columbus Dispatch – Ohio State sophomore Ben Buchanan doesn’t mind putting place-kicking aside to focus on punting. Ben Buchanan has given up being a

Fixing College Football’s Silly Season: As Conferences Realign and Showcases Turn Profits, More Schools Take On Tougher September Games  Wall Street Journal Some schools are already considering that. Texas coach Mack Brown, concerned about his team’s strength of schedule, said last month the Longhorns will look at scheduling “more Ohio State-type” matchups in the future. (Texas and Ohio State split a pair of highly anticipated games in 2005 and 2006.) Schools long ago lost the stomach for playing tough schedules, due to the 1998 advent of the Bowl Championship Series and the increasing parity in college football. “All the schools got tougher,” says Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith. “Our philosophy, frankly, is to play one major opponent a year if we can.”

Men’s Basketball

Recruit hopes to fit mold of TurnerThe Dispatch Evan Turner is gone but not forgotten.Ohio State coaches have been selling the chance to be the next Turner to a number of recruits this summer. One of them bought in last night.

Depth at center takes a hitThe DispatchZisis Sarikopoulos said he spent more than two weeks pondering whether to leave the Ohio State men’s basketball team before deciding to sign a contract with a professional team in his native Greece.

Aug. 13-16

Football

Bob Hunter commentary OSU football dominance only inflates expectations

Columbus Dispatch – ‎It’s already clear that many players and fans will see anything less than an unbeaten season for this Ohio State football team as a failure.

When it comes to college football, only Ohio State can regularly threaten the … Plain Dealer

Ohio State, Colorado working on 2011 football game News-Herald.com 

OSU football always has special appeal for Homan family Dayton Daily News

Ohio State Running backs Akron Beacon Journal Versatility adds element of surprise. How much talents of Saine, Herron, others are needed depends on Pryor

Ohio Stadium Security Ch. 10 WBNS Columbus

Colorado-Ohio State: Shades of OU-Notre Dame

NewsOK.com (blog) – ‎Playing at Ohio State, with no return trip to the Flatirons, will help the pocketbook and hurt the record. Colorado football seems a long way from its

Buchanan puts focus on punting Columbus Dispatch

OSU notebook: Sophomore corner leads depth charge Columbus Dispatch

Time to loosen reins?

Columbus Dispatch – Terrelle Pryor’s breakout game against Oregon in the Rose Bowl could be a preview of the offensive philosophy Ohio State will

Special teams give Buckeyes nothing to kick about during Saturday workout: OSU …

Plain Dealer – ‎Redshirt sophomore Ben Buchanan had a good day punting at OSU’s special teams scrimmage on Saturday, and was pleased that the rest of the kickers

OSU Kickers Shine In Special Teams Scrimmage

NBC4i.com – A week ago, OSU Head Coach Jim Tressel spoke with a disappointing tone about his special teams units entering the 2010 season.

Freshman Drew Basil is pushing senior Devin Barclay for the top kicker job Columbus Dispatch

Special teams’ flaws were evident in ’09 Columbus Dispatch

Big Ten weekend news roundup

ESPN (blog) – What happened: In response to a (Boulder) Daily Camera report, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith released a statement Saturday saying that he’s

Marcus Hall moves to left side of Ohio State Buckeyes’ offensive line for …
Plain Dealer
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Marcus Hall did enough as a true freshman at Ohio State to earn playing time, including one start at right tackle last season,

Time to put it all on the line The Dispatch It is now late summer in the growing season of Mike Adams’ career. There’s still time to produce, but he’s also in danger of withering on the vine.

Ohio State Buckeyes: Berry is very good; Buckeyes stay cool;
Plain Dealer (blog)
Jaamal Berry came to Ohio State last season with all of the hype associated with the No. 5 rated high school running back in the nation.

OSU football: Berry joins crowded backfield

Columbus Dispatch – History may prove that jump-starting Jaamal Berry’s college career was simply a matter of adjustment. Getting accustomed to college academics

Ohio State Buckeyes PM Links: Mike Adams is ready for a change; OSU is tops in …
Plain Dealer (blog)
The career of offensive lineman Mike Adams has come down to this — play to his expectations or his career at Ohio State will be listed as a bust.

Basketball

Sarikopoulos might leave OSU Columbus Dispatch

“I know one thing for sure – that we’re going to play (Michigan) every year,” Gene Smith (Col. Dispatch Aug. 19)