Late July/Early August Headlines:

Aug. 4-6


USA Today: Ohio State No. 2 in Coaches Poll – No. 2 Ohio State got the other four, which will help the Buckeyes start ahead of No. 3 Florida and No. 4 Texas. Boise State is fifth.

Ohio State opens the season ranked No. 2 in preseason Top 25 The Dispatch The Crimson Tide got 55 of 59 possible first place votes. The other four went to Ohio State, which is No. 2 in the newspaper’s ranking.

Change is good for Buckeyes

Fox Sports – ‎Jim Tressel on the upcoming Ohio State football season. Find out why change is good for the Buckeyes.

Buckeyes check in for start of Ohio State preseason camp

Plain Dealer (blog) – ‎JB Shugarts, left, and Mike Adams arrive at the team hotel for the beginning of Ohio State’s preseason camp today.

Indy to host Big Ten football title game in 2011 Associated Press ANDERSON, Ind. — The Big Ten Conference has chosen Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis as the site for its first football championship game in 2011.

Blocker has to be talker Columbus Dispatch – On the surface, Justin Boren fits the stereotype of an offensive lineman – big and thick, usually with a scowl on his face that says, “Go away.” The guard certainly is talented enough physically. After transferring from Michigan and sitting out a year, he started 12 games at left guard last season for Ohio State.

Ohio State Football Players Arrive For Start Of Camp

10TV – ‎COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members of the 2010 Ohio State football team gathered on Thursday for the start of training camp, exactly four weeks before their season

Fans in Ohio rely on OSU for winning feeling

Columbus Dispatch – ‎A pastor at a North Side church lamented the losing ways of his favorite Ohio professional teams, then spotted a young man of the more secular cloth.

Columbus Dispatch:

  • Buckeyes say focus essential amid hype
  • Robiskie makes a fresh start

Back in the day, LeBeau could play Columbus Dispatch

  • Watch OSU Alumni Assoc. interview with Dick LeBeau

OSU theme: Bucks must be ready from Day 1

Canton Repository – AP file By Todd Porter When Justin Boren arrived at Ohio State University’s football complex Thursday, the first thing he unpacked was expectations.

Countdown to opener under way for OSU

Toledo Blade – COLUMBUS – One school of thought holds that the 2010 football season started the moment the 2009 season ended. For the Ohio State Buckeyes,

Buckeyes hope continuity on OL pays off

Dayton Daily News – ‎Our new online e-dition looks and reads just like the printed newspaper and can be viewed anytime, anywhere through Internet access or by downloading it to

Buckeyes hope offensive line jells quickly

Youngstown Vindicator – On the surface, Justin Boren fits the stereotype of an offensive lineman – big and thick, usually with a scowl on his face that says,

After 2 years away from NFL, Pitcock resurfaces

Seattle Times – Once promising Colts defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock has resurfaced with the Seahawks, two years after he stunned Indianapolis by abruptly retiring at age 24

July 28 -Aug. 3


Day in the sun Columbus Dispatch – “When I grow up, I want to play for Ohio State, and then I’m going to try to go to the Bengals,” he said.

Nash and his three siblings were among 66 children of Ohio National Guard members or reservists who attended Operation Military Kids Hero Camp yesterday on the OSU campus. Video


Ohio State’s Heyward a mirror image of his father

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ironhead did not make it to Cameron’s high school football senior night, dying in May between Cameron’s junior and senior seasons.

It is not the very end Cameron remembers most, though. He recalls the selfless nature with which his father went about things, even when he knew his own time was dwindling.

“He was still writing to the others who were sick, encouraging them,” Cameron Heyward said.

Big Ten defensive stars to watch in 2010 – ‎CHICAGO-The Big Ten boasts a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback (Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor) and running back (Wisconsin’s John Clay).

Sanzenbacher ready for OSU football season Toledo Blade – After spending most of the summer in Columbus, involved in rigorous workouts with his Ohio State teammates, former Central Catholic standout Dane Sanzenbacher slipped home to Toledo for a couple of days.

Receiver has high impact, low profile The Dispatch – CHICAGO – He has been told that he looks like actor Johnny Knoxville, singer Billie Joe Armstrong and actor Taylor Lautner. It’s a good bet that no one has approached any of those people and said, “You look like Dane Sanzenbacher.” For being a marketing major, the Ohio State senior receiver isn’t doing a good job of marketing himself.

Ohio State’s Tressel, Pryor sensing another big run – Finally, it was able to win a BCS game. In this case, the Rose Bowl over a buzz-worthy Oregon. Finally, Terrelle Pryor played up to the

Jim Tressel thinks OSU’s Terrelle Pryor could throw the ball 30 times a game …

Plain Dealer (blog) – ‎Terrelle Pryor could throw the ball a lot more for the Buckeyes this season. The average attempts, completions and yards in their games as full-time

Tyler Moeller, Justin Boren, Mike Adams and other Ohio State notes from Big Ten

Plain Dealer (blog) 

Tressel: OSU ‘should be team that’s targeted’

Chicago Tribune – Ohio State coach Jim Tressel won’t fight the media members who anointed the Buckeyes as the preseason favorites to win the Big Ten.

Ohio State picked to win sixth title in row

Clinton Herald – Sure, it’s on a self-admitted break from expansion while it tries to figure out how to incorporate the Nebraska

Ohio State, other teams’ offenses could rule the day in the Big Ten

Lancaster Eagle Gazette – CHICAGO — It wasn’t much fun for the famously rowdy partisan fans, but sitting in the Wrigley Field

Big Ten eyes title game in 2011 The Dispatch – CHICAGO – Just a few seconds into his opening statement as the first coach to address the media at the Big Ten’s football meeting yesterday, Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema joked about having brought the conference’s “expansion guidelines” with him.

Under expanded Big Ten, Ohio State-Michigan could lose its luster USA Today – Look at all of the new features that the thoroughly modern Big Ten will include. Divisional alignments. A championship game. Gobs of fresh money. A member coming in next year who hasn’t failed to sell out a home football game since the Cuban missile crisis. What in blazes happens to the Ohio State-Michigan game? What happens to the conference treasure?Good questions.

Columbus Dispatch:

  • A cut above
  • Expectations bring more heat

Chicago Tribune: Big Ten expansion timeline Just how did the whirlwind invitation to Nebraska to join all came about

Ohio State Buckeyes senior backups have modest goals for football season Cleveland Plain DealerCOLUMBUS, Ohio – There are 25 seniors on Ohio State’s football roster, including 12 projected starters and four others who should contribute. Seniors like Cameron Heyward, Justin Boren and Ross Homan could be All-Americans.

Change date for Buckeyes vs. Wolverines?

Dayton Daily News – Our new online e-dition looks and reads just like the printed newspaper and can be viewed anytime, anywhere through Internet access or by downloading it to

commentary: Divisional alignment might reshape The Game Columbus Dispatch

Buckeyes expect to reload on ‘D’

Toledo Blade – CHICAGO – Last year, the Ohio State defensive line came at opponents in waves. Other teams would sub a guy in here or there in certain

Ohio State notes: Seniors have big streaks to maintain (with videos) – That’s the feeling of the Ohio State seniors heading into the team’s first practice on Friday. The fourth-year seniors on the team have

OSU football notebook Tressel avoiding Big Ten title talk Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel gives team-building exercise a homespun feel
Plain Dealer
It’s the second consecutive year that Ohio’s top-rated linebacker recruit turned down Ohio State. Last season, Jordan Hicks chose Texas. The Buckeyes have

Summer Buzz: Ohio State Buckeyes
ESPN (blog)
Instead, allow me to make a prediction about the 2010-11 preview season: In every single season preview written about the Ohio State Buckeyes, you are going

Tressel supports Clarett’s return: Coach has no ill will for former RB

Columbus Dispatch – “We’ve been working for about the last three months, trying to get the I’s dotted and the T’s crossed and get him back in (to OSU) and moving toward a degree,” Tressel said. “In fact, he just told me (yesterday) after his first day of class (Monday), he said he woke up at 4:30 and he grabbed his book and just started studying.

“He was excited. He says he’s going to do well, and he said it’s just so neat for him to be back in the classroom.”

Tressel takes steps to help players resist temptations Columbus Dispatch

Hard-hitting former Raider Jack Tatum dies at 61

The Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jack Tatum was one of the hardest hitters in the NFL, a Pro Bowl safety who intimidated opposing players with bone-jarring tackles that helped make his Oakland Raiders one of toughest teams of its era. Tatum died Tuesday at age 61 in an Oakland hospital. The cause was a massive heart attack, according to friend and former Ohio State teammate John Hicks. Tatum had battled diabetes and other health problems for years, Hicks said.

commentary: Tatum left his imprint on the field and off

Columbus Dispatch


College players build their skills in offseason leagues Columbus Dispatch

Men’s Basketball

Playing for a contract

Columbus Dispatch – Having the opportunity to show off their talent again never has been more important than this year, not only for Daequan Cook but also for his former Ohio State teammates Mike Conley Jr. and Greg Oden.

Women’s Basketball

UConn in Maggie Dixon Classic
Ohio State will be making its second appearance in the Classic as the Buckeyes traveled to West Point in 2006 for the inaugural game against Army. …