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Aug. 27-28

Men’s Basketball

Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball team heads to Canada for …
The Plain Dealer –
And that tells you how far ahead the Buckeyes should be when normal basketball practice begins in September. Right now, Ohio State is preparing for three

Buckeyes running an isolation play Columbus Dispatch – If not exactly to the north woods, the Ohio State men’s basketball team bused north yesterday to Canada, where it will play three exhibition games the next four days against Canadian college teams. The first is at 6 tonight at the University of Windsor.

“But they told us we’ve got three cabins in the woods or something, so I told them I’m going Paul Bunyan on them. I’m ready for the wilderness.”

Ohio State’s David Lighty back to 100 percent for Canada trip: Video
The Plain Dealer –
College teams are allowed to take an international trip once every four years and this is the first trip for Ohio State since a European jaunt in 2001.

Buckeyes head across the border Columbus Dispatch

From Windsor’s point of view Columbus Dispatch

Women’s Basketball

Scheduling news Columbus Dispatch


Men’s Tennis

NCAA champion Britton gets Federer first at US Open – ‎ The current word (I have not gotten official confirmation, but would welcome it) is that Chase Buchanan, who also got a wildcard into the men’s singles



Groundswell grows for Navy tribute Columbus Dispatch I’ve been receiving a growing number of e-mails from fans concerned that the Ohio Stadium crowd will not properly greet Navy when they take the field next Saturday.

Ohio State asks fans to give Navy warm welcome
Baltimore Sun
AP COLUMBUS, OhioOhio State is asking football fans to welcome opening day opponent Navy to the field in the same way they greet the Buckeyes: by rising

After games, OSU fans can expect traffic to poke along Columbus Dispatch

Glenn to dot the ‘i’

Columbus Dispatch He’s orbited Earth. He’s served in the U.S. Senate. He’s run for president. Now, he’ll dot the “i.”

OSU counsels planning, patience for game days
Ohio State University officials rolled out their plans Thursday to try to prevent gridlock along traffic-clogged Route 315 on Buckeye football game days.

Players: Camp tougher, better Columbus Dispatch – It was billed as Hell Week, but for Ohio State football players, it might have been Jell Week. Buckeyes defensive lineman Doug Worthington reflects on “Hell Week”

Linebackers Homan, Rolle determined to fill some big shoes for …
The Plain Dealer –
Before Ohio State fans bask in the quotes of the personable, 5-11 ball of energy from Florida, let’s be clear. Ohio State is not going to be better at

Columbus Dispatch: Nickel back can plug in all over    Exhale….Boren is back

Notes from Ohio State football practice
The Plain Dealer –
4 receiver today when the Buckeyes went four wide. Posey, Sanzenbacher and Washington are the solid top three. Carter may have been helped by the fact that

Buckeyes offensive line still unsettled
The Plain Dealer –
AP (AP) – COLUMBUS, Ohio – The hours to Ohio State’s 120th season opener in football are melting away-and still the Buckeyes aren’t set on the offensive

Newsday: Campus Minute: Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor

All eyes on Pryor for No. 6 Buckeyes
Philadelphia Inquirer
But in a city of more than 750000 football-mad people, in a state that reveres its Buckeyes and particularly the guy who directs the Ohio State offense,

Ohio State Buckeyes football morning news roundup: DE Lawrence …
The Plain Dealer –
by Starting Blocks, The Plain Dealer Injuries over the years have shortened the Ohio State playing career of Lawrence Wilson. Wilson is a defensive end for

Sporting News’ Top 100: No. 9 Ohio State
determining whether Ohio State-and by extension the Big Ten-is capable of competing with the big dogs. Can the Buckeyes do that and gather the necessary

LA Times Preseason top 25: No. 8 Ohio State
Los Angeles Times
For the Buckeyes, it’s about recalibrating pride in program and conference. The Big Ten went 1-6 in bowl games last season and Ohio State, since 2005,

No. 8: Ohio State Buckeyes
The Detroit News
The Buckeyes have won at least a share of the Big Ten title the last four years . Terrelle Pryor returns for his sophomore season at quarterback.

Off-site home games to stay rare, athletics directors say
USA Today
Ohio State is asking football fans to welcome opening opponent Navy to the field Sept. 5 in the same way they greet the Buckeyes: rising to their feet and

College football notebook: USC to start freshman at quarterback Columbus Dispatch

Big Ten Network Announces 24 Classic Games to Air this Fall   


Aug. 26


Ohio State asks fans to salute Navy on Sept. 5

ESPN – ‎Ohio Stadium remains one of the nation’s least hospitable and most intimidating venues for visiting teams. Ever since I covered my first game at The Shoe in

Ohio State Buckeyes encouraging fans to honor Navy football team …

The Plain Dealer – – Columbus- The worst thing opposing fans can do to Navy’s football players isn’t to boo them. It’s to pity them. Respect? That’s the option most Midshipmen

Ohio State Tribute

Annapolis Capital – ‎There is a grassroots movement afoot for the 100000 fans at Ohio Stadium to pay tribute to the Naval Academy football team as a way of honoring,

Ohio State gives access to fans at night practice

USA Today In what has become a tradition at Ohio State, fans were allowed to attend an open practice on Monday night at Ohio Stadium.

Is Glenville’s Jermale Hines pushing Anderson Russell for a starting safety spot at Ohio State?

Cleveland Plain Dealer Near the beginning of Ohio State’s preseason camp, Jim Tressel, on his own, threw out the idea that though the Buckeyes returned two senior, three-year starting safeties in Kurt Coleman and Anderson Russell, those starting jobs weren’t locked in. Tressel, like me, thinks junior Jermale Hines is a very good player. So what have we seen the last two times we’ve observed Ohio State’s practice? Hines working not just at the star position as Ohio State’s nickelback, but working at safety with the first team as well. And when that happens, it’s Russell that’s working at the star.

The Buckeyes football team by the numbers

Dayton Daily News – ‎Associated Press Ohio State defensive back Kurt Coleman, a Northmont High School graduate, and the rest of the Buckeyes would like to

OSU notebook: Younger brothers in fullback mix Columbus Dispatch

Wilson eager to strut his stuff Columbus Dispatch – “I have to reintroduce myself, because not everybody knows (about me). I only played half a season. I made a few plays here and there, but I didn’t establish myself the way I wanted to. I believe these first three or four games is going to be me re-establishing myself to the fans and to the nation what I can do.” – Lawrence Wilson

USC-Ohio State Will Be Shown in 3-D
Today ESPN is expected to announce 3-D showings of the game between USC and Ohio State on Sept. 12, according to the Los Angeles Times.

No. 9 Ohio State
Washington Post
Ohio State has been the Big Ten’s best team over the past four seasons, posting a 29-3 record in conference play. Herron, who is nicknamed “Boom” because of

Women’s Basketball

OSU women’s basketball: WNIT, trip to Duke on tap

Columbus Dispatch – The Ohio State women’s basketball team opens its season on Nov. 13, with a WNIT game against Eastern Illinois in Value City Arena.

Ohio State women take on Duke, play in WNIT and shoot for record …

Cleveland News – Fox 8 – ‎AP COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A trip to Duke for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, games in the preseason WNIT and an 18-game conference slate highlight the 2009-10

Visits from Ohio State, Ole Miss highlight WVU hoops slate

Charleston Daily Mail MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Home games with Ole Miss and Ohio State, a pair of Charleston Civic Center dates, a road game at Purdue and high-profile opponents in the 76 Classic are part of West Virginia’s 2009-10 men’s non-conference basketball schedule announced Tuesday.

Aug. 25


Ohio State should challenge for Rose Bowl berth Chicago Tribune Ohio State will contend for a Big Ten title if … its players don’t get kidnapped. And the Buckeyes develop a strong running game to take the heat off

Season hinges on key playersColumbus Dispatch – The Ohio State football team that hit the ground running in last night’s open practice in Ohio Stadium was still a part known, part mystery to the 5,500 in attendance.

Freshman Zach Boren winning praise from Tressel: Ohio State InsiderCleveland Plain Dealer – COLUMBUS, Ohio — He wasn’t the first guy the roughly 4,000 fans who showed up at Ohio State’s public practice on Monday were seeking.

Faithful fans assess potentialThe Columbus Dispatch – Conflicted public gets peek at how OSU’s talented but raw players might perform On the Ohio State campus last night, fans’ expectations for the football team varied widely by location. In front of Ohio Stadium, waiting to get into the open practice, emotion took over. “They’ve got the team to beat; everybody has got to beat this team this year,” crowed Dave Kienzel of Chillicothe. Really? Even with seven starters gone on offense? Even with the departure of defensive stars such as James Laurinaitis and Malcolm Jenkins? Could this be a rebuilding year? Kienzel’s friend, Rick Kellough, stared incredulously and said: “I never think that. I would never say that.”

Also in: The Columbus Dispatch: Impressions from the open practice

Also in: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Video:Ohio State Buckeyes end Monday’s practice with Carmen Ohio:

Also in: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Updates and images from Ohio State’s open practice

Also in: Cincinnati Enquirer: Thousands flock to OSU’s open practice

Open practice offers some a rare glimpse of their teamThe Columbus Dispatch – Keith Byars, who was a senior in 1985, played in the last full Ohio State football game that Jana Griffin attended. Her absence hasn’t been by choice. She said she can’t afford the tickets. Griffin has been to a few games since then, though.

ESPN to screen Ohio State-USC game in 3-DThe Columbus Dispatch – ESPN says it will test its ability to televise football games in 3-D with a special screening of the game between Ohio State and Southern California at three theaters Sept. 12. Tickets will be given away to fans listening to ESPN radio affiliates in Columbus, Los Angeles and Dallas this week. The Galen Center on the USC campus will screen the game in 3-D, as will theaters in Columbus and Hurst, Texas — the lone neutral site for gathering fan reaction.

Also in: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State-USC football game to be telecast in 3-D

Also in: Dayton Daily News: ESPN to screen USC-Ohio State game in 3-D

New Toledo coach Beckman eager to face Buckeyes, but won’t rush the experienceCleveland Plain Dealer – In the world of college football, it’s monkey see, monkey do. Be it the spread offense with a plethora of wide receivers, or the “wildcat” with the option running/passing quarterback. Once one football coach does it with a level of success, the rest are sure to follow. So it should come as no surprise that first-year Toledo head coach Tim Beckman, a product of Berea, opted to spend his first preseason camp in the dorms with his players.

Also in: Akron Beacon Journal: Ohio State report: Toledo’s Beckman revved up for big game vs. Buckeyes  – First-year Rockets coach, who calls Jim Tressel a mentor, says his team intends to win Sept. 19:

Also in: Toledo Blade: Beckman, Tressel ties got started in Berea – UT coach to take on mentor in Cleveland:

The Oklahoma and Ohio State PredicamentCBS Sports – A great coach once said, “The only meaningful statistic is number of games won.”  Number of games won is a very important statistic, because without wins, a team and/or program would not be able to accomplish much, obviously. 


Women’s Soccer

OSU women drop Bowling Green in openerBig Ten Network – COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team opened the 2009 campaign with a 2-0 victory over in-state foe Bowling Green.

Aug. 22-24


MMA cash or Olympic gold?
Columbus Dispatch – Mixed martial arts payoffs lure wrestlers away from the mat. Reece Humphrey starts his morning run when the sun shines just enough to guide him around the Ohio State campus.


Men’s Track and Field

Buckeye wins Crim One-Mile event
The Flint Journal –
“I didn’t wear any Ohio State stuff because I didn’t know what would happen.” Glenn Collins, the former Buckeye ended up besting all of his counterparts in finishing in



Paying tribute to Navy prior to the game

Columbus Dispatch – Okay Buckeyes, how many of us are tired of hearing about how horrid the experience at the ‘Shoe is for opposing fans?

It seems to me that there is a grassroots campaign brewing to do something I am entirely unaware of happening before in Ohio State history. When Navy takes the field on September 5, 2009 to take on the Buckeyes, all 105,000 plus sitting in the stands will stand and cheer as loudly for Navy as they would when the Buckeyes take the field. For more information please visit this Facebook event page.

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OSU football’s open practice

The Columbus Dispatch – Tonight’s practice in Ohio Stadium is open to the public. Gates will open at 6:30, and the practice should begin around 7:30. Admission is free. There will be no autograph session. Fans are encouraged to park in the lots adjacent to St. John Arena or the Schottenstein Center.

OSU starts season at No. 6

Columbus Dispatch – Ohio State was ranked No. 6 in the Associated Press preseason college football poll released Saturday,

USC at Ohio State game to be shown in 3-D

Los Angeles Times –  ESPN plans to have limited showings in Los Angeles; Columbus, Ohio; Hartford, Conn.; and Hurst Texas. No tickets will be for sale for any of the viewing sites. ESPN is expected to announce today that the Sept. 12 USC at Ohio State football game will have a limited showing in 3-D. The 3-D version will be available at the Galen Center in Los Angeles and the ESPN Zone at LA Live as well as at a single theater in Columbus, Ohio; Hartford, Conn. (for ESPN invitees) and Hurst, Texas.

Tressel likes what he saw in scrimmage – ‎COLUMBUS – Two weeks before its football opener against Navy, Ohio State was on the field at Ohio Stadium for a scrimmage Saturday.

Quick hits from today’s Ohio State scrimmage

The Plain Dealer – – Terrelle Pryor, shown here in practice earlier in the preseason, looked OK but was limited by his inability to run and the pressure

Columbus Dispatch: O-line knows it must improve

Picture changing at left tackle

The Columbus Dispatch – The competition at offensive left tackle appears to be a two-man tussle, just not between the same two as at the start of preseason. Andy Miller started Ohio State’s jersey scrimmage with the first-team line yesterday, but J.B. Shugarts also spent time with that unit and the second team. Mike Adams, who was competing with Miller for the No. 1 job when camp began, worked only with the third team, as he did Wednesday in the practice before the special teams scrimmage.

OSU just so-so in dress rehearsal

The Plain Dealer – – ‎Columbus — Both sides of the ball can’t look great in a team scrimmage, so the disruptive defense and sometimes-sputtering offense went hand-in-hand at

Ohio State offense sputters, falls to ‘D’ in jersey scrimmage

Columbus Dispatch – The Buckeyes’ regular offense managed just one touchdown – the same number as the scout team simulating Navy. Make of it what you will: In Ohio

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel confiscates all tech gadgets during …

Playing time is now on the line

The Columbus Dispatch – The rigors of Ohio State’s preseason camp tire the body and the mind, yet many players probably experienced fitful sleep last night. Dancing through their heads were visions of the jersey scrimmage today in Ohio Stadium. It will be offense vs. defense, the closest the Buckeyes come to playing a real game before the opener in two weeks, with the winner earning the right to wear the scarlet practice jerseys. Added to it is the competition for starting jobs and playing time on both sides of the ball.

College football preview: Big Ten predictions
It’s hard to win on the road with an inexperienced QB. Ohio State is tough to beat in the ‘Shoe. Slight edge to the Buckeyes.” WE SAY: Wisconsin’s downward

OSU has issues in all areas for 2009 season

Mansfield News Journal – Everything. He’d better be really good, because most of the Buckeyes’ alpha dogs on offense are gone: Brian Robiskie

Ohio State Buckeyes confident they can run ball despite unsettled …

The Plain Dealer – – ‎Columbus- Though there isn’t a No. 1 left tackle yet and starting left guard Justin Boren won’t be back in practice until sometime at the end of this week

Worried? Questions surround OSU’s line

Columbus Dispatch – Two weeks from the opener, there are still a lot of issues facing the Buckeyes’ offensive line. No doubt, some Ohio State fans already have

Herron, Saine looking to be next great Buckeye back

Toledo Blade – COLUMBUS – Dan Herron and Brandon Saine are on the run. They are hot-footing it, trying to move beyond one significant Ohio State legacy,

Pryor will run, but how often?

Columbus Dispatch – Monday’s practice in Ohio Stadium is open to the public. Gates will open at 6:30 pm, and the practice should begin around 7:30.

Pryor’s time to shine

The Plain Dealer – – Columbus — When he takes the field at Ohio Stadium this morning for the Buckeyes’ jersey scrimmage, two weeks before the season opener against Navy,

Terrelle Pryor’s development amazes Jim Tressel: Ohio State Football
The Plain Dealer –
COLUMBUS — When he takes the field at Ohio Stadium this morning for the Buckeyes‘ jersey scrimmage, two weeks before the season opener against Navy,

Commentary: Nagging thoughts on OSU’s injuries

Columbus Dispatch – While players, trainers and coaches closed in around a prone Cameron Heyward, the small crowd of family members and reporters in Ohio Stadium

Ohio State’s Jake Stoneburner may be a new kind of Buckeyes tight end
The Plain Dealer –
The Ohio State redshirt freshman figures he wouldn’t be there if he wasn’t going to catch passes. “I didn’t mind being moved because they told me they want

Time for Big Ten to take step up
Chicago Sun-Times
Ohio State and Penn State, the defending co-champions of the Big Ten, look like they’ll be the class of the conference again this fall.

OVAC to Induct Hall of Fame Class Tonight
Wheeling Intelligencer
He went on to become an All-America defensive back at Ohio State as the Buckeyes claimed a national title and went 27-2 in his three varsity years.