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August 14

Track and Field

Jesse Owens to be honoured in Berlin at world track championships

The Canadian Press – ‎There was Jesse Owens, darting down the track to win the 100-metre title, then smiling and waving at the cheering German crowd.

IAAF World Championships TV

Owens’ granddaughter to attend Berlin event The Plain Dealer –

Families of Jesse Owens, Luz Long to unite at World Championships USA Track and Field


Moeller’s family releases statement

ESPN – The family of Ohio State junior linebacker Tyler Moeller released a statement today through Ohio State that confirms many of the details regarding the

Moeller Appears With Team Days After Brain Surgery

10TV – ‎COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio State linebacker expected to start this season before being sidelined by an injury rejoined the team on Thursday for Picture Day at

Moeller, his mom have reason to smile

Columbus Dispatch – After negotiating a milling picture-day crowd of players, parents and reporters without a GPS, I found someone who could locate Amy Moeller.

Pryor strikes a confident pose for Buckeyes (Video)

Mansfield News Journal – COLUMBUS — Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor didn’t look any different, standing at attention with some

Pryor blossoms as Ohio State quarterback

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – COLUMBUS, Ohio — Terrelle Pryor has graced the cover of numerous publications. He is one of the most recognized players

Terrelle Pryor’s freshman lessons; Eric Mangini’s tough camp; and …

The Plain Dealer – – Terrelle Pryor, seen here following Ohio State’s loss to Penn State, learned a hard lesson after fumbling

Big Ten Breakdown: Ohio State – If they win, national pundits will give the Big Ten more respect the rest of the season.

Believe it, Pryor is fastest Buckeye: Ohio State Football Insider
The Plain Dealer – – And it was mentioned that Ohio State’s home turf has a reputation for producing fast 40 times, with NFL scouts who test the Buckeyes well aware of that

Tattooed – Pryor puts his OSU loyalty on his arm

Canton Repository – On the right arm that Ohio State’s season’s rests, there’s already great expectations and pressure. Terrelle Pryor decided to add a little

Images from Ohio State team photo day

The Plain Dealer – ‎This is backwards. You’re supposed to take photos OF the players, not ask them TO take photos.

OSU’s Spitler: Hillbilly Strong, Bearded and About to Shine

Dayton Daily News COLUMBUS – The Miami Valley will be well represented on this season’s Ohio State football team and I chatted with several of the local Buckeye players and their parents at OSU’s annual Media and Photo Night – which drew 550 family members and 175 media members – Thursday at Ohio Stadium.

Ohio State opening gives Klein chance to make mark as freshman

Newark Advocate COLUMBUS — It might have not come the way he envisioned, but Storm Klein is taking advantage of the opportunity nonetheless.

Big Ten preview: Trying to regain national credibility – Penn State and Ohio State have reloaded in a hurry and should be players on a national stage once again. Iowa and Michigan State should

Ohio State football notebook for Aug. 13
Canton RepositoryBUCKEYES McKinley graduate Zach Slagle was on Ohio State’s roster at the end of last season as a walk-on. Slagle is not on the current roster and was not at

Yes, Ohio State Can Beat USC
ChicagoNow – On top of that, the Buckeyes also rated ahead of the Trojans in 2008. So while both teams are in need of some retooling, Ohio State is reeling in as much


August 13

Football No. 10 Ohio State Scouting Report This article appears in the August 17, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated – High turnover in the lineup isn’t unusual, nor does it faze the perennial Big Ten power.

Avoiding the cover jinx Columbus DispatchOhio State fans probably will be relieved, but yet just a little slighted, by the fact that OSU is not one of the teams featured on Sports Illustrated’s regional covers in their annual college preview issue.

August 12 Local TV Recap:

  • Ch. 4 WCMH Columbus – feature on Jr. LB Brian Rolle
  • Ch. 6 WSYX Columbus – insight on Ohio State’s prospects of winning the 2009 Big Ten title
  • Ch. 10 WBNS Columbus – feature on Fr. WR Duron Carter, the son of former Buckeye All-American WR and potential Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter

Heisman Trophy contenders in the Big Ten
Ever since Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith won the Heisman Trophy in 2006, the Big Ten has been mostly absent from the discussion about college football’s

NCAA Football Preview – Ohio State Buckeyes
Seattle Post Intelligencer
By Mike Castiglione, Associate College Football Editor 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW: Ohio State continued its dominance of the Big Ten in 2008, capturing a fourth

‘Other guy’ Miller has a shot at tackle Columbus Dispatch – As fall camp opened Monday, Andy Miller, a fourth-year junior, once again was alternating with the sophomore Adams on the starting unit. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel made it clear that the competition was ongoing and undecided.

Andy Miller: Then and Now – As No. 82 as a tight end and now No. 55 at left tackle








Buckeyes’ season offers plenty of risk, rewards
The Plain Dealer –
None of those players is at Ohio State. Overall, 25 players from either the first-team or second-team all-conference teams are back, but the Buckeyes have …

Terrelle Pryor’s freshman lessons Cleveland Plain Dealer “The scoreboard at Ohio Stadium read third down [and one]. Terrelle Pryor took the snap, then deviated from the designed play. Instead of carrying his momentum forward for those final few feet, he sprinted to the right, where a potential opening could have netted a more substantial gain.

Revamped depth chart adds thrill of the unknown to Ohio State …
The Plain Dealer –
The two players are among the few known quantities for a Buckeyes team long on new faces for 2009. COLUMBUS, OhioOhio State coach Jim Tressel said

Ohio State ranked No. 10 in my AP top 25
The Plain Dealer –
While the Buckeyes were No. 6 in the coaches poll, I think Ohio State in the AP will wind up closer to the No. 10 ranking given to the Buckeyes by Sports

Five younger Buckeyes to track after watching one Ohio State practice
The Plain Dealer –
But if there are bumps at the beginning of the season and the Buckeyes are looking for answers, you’d have to wonder if throwing Klein into the fire would

The sled is not dead The Columbus Dispatch Jim Bollman gave he snap count — for example, “On two. On two.” The offensive linemen turned, lowered into their stance, then fired out when Bollman barked out the cadence. They fired out, in fact, at a sled. As Ken pointed out at the end of his blog yesterday, the Buckeyes do make use of a blocking sled almost every day in practice, but not in the classic sense.  

Groza Award watch list includes four from Big Ten ESPN We don’t forget about the specialists on the Big Ten blog — special teams rankings coming soon, by the way — and the league has a nice presence on the Lou Groza Award preseason watch list. Four Big Ten kickers made the list, led by Michigan State’s Brett Swenson and Wisconsin’s Phillip Welch. The Big Ten candidates are: Brett Swenson, Michigan State; Aaron Pettrey, Ohio State; Phillip Welch, Wisconsin; Carson Wiggs, Purdue

Men’s Basketball

Ex-Buckeye settles into job of keeping Wolverines in shape Detroit Free Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — It’s already been 10 years since Jon Sanderson helped Ohio State reach the NCAA Final Four in basketball, so opening his closet every day to find a wardrobe full of maize and blue doesn’t really faze him.


Aug. 11-12


Summer projects fill Tressel’s plate Columbus Dispatch

Commentary: Closing OSU practice is probably necessary Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State Buckeyes’ Austin Spitler shifts to outside linebacker
The Plain Dealer –
Austin Spitler spent three seasons backing up James Laurinaitis at middle linebacker, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be starting in the middle this season now that Laurinaitis is gone. At Tuesday’s second practice of the preseason, and the first open to reporters, it was junior Brian Rolle working the middle with the first team, while Spitler was the strongside linebacker and Ross Homan the weakside linebacker. In the spring, Spitler was sharing the middle with Rolle while also working at the strongside.

Ohio State notebook: Canton South’s Torrence moving into starting …
Canton Repository
“I think there are interesting battles at a lot of places whether it be at corner with Devon, Andre and Chim and thos freshmen are talented,” Ohio State …

Plenty of new names, faces for Buckeyes
Chicago Tribune AP Sports COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State being the preseason pick to win the Big Ten for the fifth year in a row may not have much to do …

Freshman = Fresh Idea at Ohio State
The Buckeyes lose Marcus Freeman and James Laurinaitis to the NFL draft. They sign two of the best OLB prospects in the country in Ohio Defensive player of

It’s official: OSU to hold open practice Aug. 24 Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State Buckeyes Linebacker Tyler Moeller to Miss Season
TransWorldNews (press release)
Ohio State Buckeyes junior linebacker Tyler Moeller will miss the 2009 college football season due to a head injury he suffered while vacationing with his

Ohio State football evening roundup: OSU linebackers get nod over …
The Plain Dealer –
Ohio State followers have had Sept. 12 on their minds for months. That’s when USC comes calling in Columbus and the Buckeyes get their shot at revenge for

NFL notebook: Heat gets to Jenkins early Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State Buckeyes football team might have two openings at …
The Plain Dealer – Columbus- Freshman Dorian Bell didn’t sound very interested in waiting his turn when he talked about his future before the start of Ohio State’s preseason

Buckeyes not buying criticism Columbus Dispatch As the Ohio State football team began summer workouts, safety Anderson Russell was concerned.


August 10


Hall of Fame Game: Trapasso’s TD on fake punt sparks Titans’ victory Columbus Dispatch Trapasso Fake Punt TD highlight     Game Highlights – Titans 21, Bills 18

Former Ohio State punter AJ Trapasso gets Tennessee Titans off on …

The Plain Dealer – Associated Press – Titans punter AJ Trapasso runs for a touchdown after faking a punt in the first

Titans Turn To Trapasso Trickeration

Titans defeat Bills 21-18

The Tennessean – They lined up to punt, but AJ Trapasso, filling in for injured punter Craig Hentrich, took the snap and took off running. He weaved 40 yards to the end zone … 

Laurinaitis gets time with Rams’s 1st-team defense Associated Press via Chicago Tribune EARTH CITY, Mo. – James Laurinaitis has spent most of Sunday playing with the St. Louis Rams’ first-team defense for the first time since training camp opened last week.

NFL notebook: Laurinaitis settling in Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State Buckeyes football team has plenty of competition along …
The Plain Dealer – – So as Ohio State opens preseason practice today, the battles for the starting tackle jobs will be as interesting as anything going over the next three weeks

Ohio State Buckeyes report for camp: Photos
The Plain Dealer – – Terrelle Pryor arrived at camp looking to be in a good mood, tossing practice footballs to some photographers.

Herron, 2 others

FOX Toledo Online  – DALLAS, Texas – Running back seems to be a strong position in the Midwest. At least, the preseason Doak Walker Award watch list seems to signify that.

Is Pryor ready to live up to the hype?
With Boeckman back and expectations high, there was much discussion from media and fans about how Pryor would integrate into the Ohio State offense.

Commentary: Five reasons why college football will be a blast Columbus Dispatch – Every college football season opens with intrigue, but this autumn brings an extra measure of interest. Ohio State opens practice today, and while the Buckeyes will contribute to the national script, they are not among the top five story lines that will make for quite the scintillating season.

August 8-9


Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor quickly becoming known for his Speed
The Plain Dealer – – COLUMBUS — Ohio State players report for preseason camp at noon today and the first player to arrive at the team hotel should be Terrelle Pryor.

Buckeyes return a lot of talent but must replace key contributors Columbus Dispatch Even though Ohio State returns 12 starters from last season, there seems to be a “clean-slate” feeling around the Buckeyes as they report today for fall practice.

Commentary: Pryor is one of the few who can supply a title Columbus Dispatch

Gators top poll; OSU at No. 6
The Plain Dealer –
Maybe Ohio State would be better off if it wasn’t ranked so high. The last time the Buckeyes were outside the top 10 was in 2002, when they started the year …

Breaking down the first coaches’ poll
Alabama getting the nod over Ohio State isn’t bad, and considering the Tide’s relatively easy schedule, for the SEC, Nick Saban’s club should be in a great



















A team in transition 

Columbus Dispatch – Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is the center of attention for the media in Ohio Stadium. The youth of the 2009 Ohio State football team …