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Dec. 18


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Jenkins knows his Thorpe history
Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 18, 2008
Columbus – When Ohio State’s Malcolm Jenkins won the Jim Thorpe Award as this year’s best collegiate defensive back, no royalty was present to whom Jenkins, after accepting the hardware, could say, “Thanks, King.” “Jim Thorpe was everything you want to be on the field and off,” said Jenkins.

Buckeyes’ Wells should be ready for Fiesta Bowl
Austin American-Statesman – Austin,TX,USA
By John Maher COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State’s star and star-crossed tailback, Chris “Beanie” Wells, missed another part of what is looking like his last …

Ohio State’s Laurinaitis highlights AP’s All-America team
USA Today
December 18, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) James Laurinaitis idolized A.J. Hawk, Chris Spielman and the other great linebackers who played for Ohio State before him. Now, in at least one area, he has surpassed them.

Local tickets for Fiesta Bowl sold out – Phoenix,AZ,USA
Expect to see a lot of Buckeyes and Longhorns around the Valley as the game approaches because both teams have large followings. “Ohio State averages over …

Men’s Basketball:

Lighty leads hot-shooting Buckeyes in win over Jacksonville
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
Evan Turner added 17 points and Jon Diebler 14 for the Buckeyes, whose 10 three-point baskets also were a season high. Ohio State shot 58.8 percent outside …’sid=101

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Lighty lights up Jacksonville with 21 points

Also: Chicago Tribune: David Lighty has 21 points in No. 17 Ohio State’s 81-61 win over Jacksonville,0,1882578.story
Also: Seattle Times: No. 17 Ohio St. beats Jacksonville 81-68
Also; ESPN: Lighty leads Buckeyes in all facets as Ohio St. tops Jacksonville  

Additional Ch. 6 WSYX Columbus Stories:
Jenkins Wins Thorpe, Laurinaitis 3-time All-American

Archie Griffin On The Heisman Trophy Sweepstakes

Former Buckeye Kirk Barton Chasing the Dream

Cooper, Smith, Robiskie Honored By National Football Foundation 

Dec. 16-17

Men’s Basketball: – USA
As long as Ohio State continues to focus on how it plays, not who it plays, its strong start is likely to continue. The No. 17 Buckeyes look to remain …

Shooting stats aside, Lighty brings court savvy to table
Missed shots don’t weigh on experienced, competitive captain
December 17, 2008
The Columbus Dispatch
The few seconds it took David Lighty to bounce into an interview yesterday were all that was necessary to show that the shooting percentages behind his name don’t seem to be bothering him like they are assorted fans, bloggers and e-mailers.

“I have a short-term memory,” he said with a smile.’sid=101 

Women’s Basketball:

Buckeyes fix past sins, get back to work
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
By Jim Massie Twenty-four hours later, the Ohio State women’s basketball team had lost the queasy feeling that accompanied a sloppy victory.’sid=101 

Lavender helps Buckeyes ease past CSU, but Vikings’ late comeback …
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Lavender led the Buckeyes (8-2) with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Ohio State built its lead to 30 points with 13 minutes to play. “Ohio State is very good …

Houston Chronicle – United States
COLUMBUS, Ohio ― Jantel Lavender had 18 points and Ashlee Trebilcock and Brittany Johnson added 12 each for Ohio State. Kailey Klein had 22 of her 30 points …


Associated Press: Laurinaitis is a rare 3-timer

December 17, 2008 – James Laurinaitis idolized A.J. Hawk, Chris Spielman and the other great linebackers who played for Ohio State before him. Now, in at least one area, he has surpassed them.

Laurinaitis joins three-peat All-American club
The Columbus Dispatch’sid=101

Buckeyes LB Laurinaitis takes home Lott Trophy
Springfield News Sun – Springfield,OH,USA
Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis has been selected as the winner of the Lott Trophy, named after former Southern California and NFL star Ronnie Lott.

Overheard: Jets center and former Buckeye Nick Mangold
December 17, 2008 – Columbus Dispatch

“I almost swerved off the road.” — Jets center Nick Mangold, who was in his car when he got a call from coach Eric Mangini telling him he’d been named to the AFC Pro Bowl team. The former Ohio State player is a first-time selection.’sid=101 

Ohio State’s Wells, 6 teammates pondering NFL – Big Ten Network
Yet in the wake of lopsided losses in Bowl Championship Series title games the last two years, several players later said that Ohio State’s juniors each year were distracted by the impending decision and that it hurt the Buckeyes on the …

Big Ten Network Ohio State Bowl Media Day Interviews

Buckeyes aiming to not get bowled over once again
Austin American-Statesman – Austin,TX,USA
By John Maher COLUMBUS, Ohio After a pair of very conspicuous failures in BCS championship games, the Ohio State Buckeyes hope they’ve hit on a cure for…

Dry sales for the desert: Buckeyes fans not clamoring for another New Year’s Fiesta
Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 17, 2008

Ohio State is making tickets for the Fiesta Bowl available to the public Wednesday, just one signal that the Buckeyes’ latest trip to Arizona isn’t the most popular party of the season.

Wells appears ready to move on
Tressel says back is NFL-ready; others ask to be assessed  

The Columbus Dispatch
December 17, 2008 – The Ohio State football team got some practice yesterday for what it likely will have to do in 2009: go on without Chris “Beanie” Wells.’sid=101

Women’s Volleyball:
NCAA Volleyball Final Four: Can they be beat?
Omaha World-Herald – Omaha,NE,USA
The Buckeyes also became the only team to reach set points (they did it twice) against the Nittany Lions. But with Ohio State up 28-27 and serving to extend …

Men’s Lacrosse:
Ohio State signs deals with STX, Cascade for equipment
Inside Lacrosse (press release) – Baltimore,MD,USA
Cascade is happy to be joining forces with the Buckeyes. “Cascade is excited and proud to be working the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team,” Tim Ellsworth, …

Dec. 12-15

Ohio State LB Laurinaitis wins Lott Trophy

SBR Forum – San Jose,San Jose,Costa Rica
NEWPORT BEACH, California (Ticker) — Ohio State linebacker James “The Animal” Laurinaitis on Sunday was named the recipient of the 2008 Lott Trophy as …

College football: Laurinaitis wins Lott Trophy
The Columbus Dispatch
December 15, 2008
Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis last night was named winner of the 2008 Lott Trophy, given to college football’s impact player of the year.’sid=101

Also: ESPN: Ohio State’s Laurinaitis wins Lott Trophy

Also: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Laurinaitis wins Lott Trophy

Buckeyes’ Jenkins takes home Jim Thorpe Award
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Ohio State defensive back Malcolm Jenkins was selected as the recipient of the 2008 Jim Thorpe Award, given each year to the …

Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith of the Ohio State Buckeyes is … – Denver,CO,USA
Smith overcame Darren McFadden and Brady Quinn in 2006 to win yet another Heisman Trophy for the Ohio State University. Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Tim …’sectionID=news/extranetNewsDetail.cfm&newsItemID=11921 

Losing job hurt Boeckman, but he has taken it in stride
Columbus Dispatch
December 14, 2008
When Todd Boeckman’s football days are done — despite what happened to him this season, he still has a shot at playing time in years to come — he might consider a career in public relations with a major in spin control.’sid=101

Texas has something to prove – so does Ohio State
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
… Texas will try to take its frustration out on the Buckeyes. Texas figures a big win over Ohio State and a close victory over Florida by Oklahoma could …

OSU women’s basketball:
Foster likes this team’s toughness

The Columbus Dispatch
December 15, 2008

From the beginning of practice through the first nine games of the season, Ohio State women’s basketball coach Jim Foster has seen enough growth in the 18th-ranked Buckeyes to offer an observation, followed by a mild aftershock.’sid=101

Men’s basketball:
Ohio State improves to 6-0 with win over Butler

The Columbus Dispatch
December 13, 2008

The Ohio State men’s basketball team built survived making one field goal in the final 12 1/2 minutes today and handed Butler its first loss of the season, 54-51 in Value City Arena.’sid=101

Also: USA Today: Buckeyes barely stay unbeaten, 54-51

Ohio State outlasts Butler to remain unbeaten – USA
by Andy Zoric, Ohio State Buckeyes Examiner The twenty-first-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0) remain unbeaten, and hold onto their top twenty-five ranking …

Bulldogs, Buckeyes know each other well
Indianapolis Star – United States
After Ohio State’s Dallas Lauderdale missed moments later, another violation was called. He banked in the do-over, building the Buckeyes’ lead to 50-43. …

Buckeyes trio should have chosen school over NBA
Springfield News Sun – Springfield,OH,USA
Ohio State’s men’s basketball team was at the top of the charts mainly because of center Greg Oden and guard Mike Conley of Indianapolis and Daequan Cook, …

Ohio State Fiesta Bowl tickets for public go on sale Wednesday

The Columbus Dispatch
December 14, 2008The general public will be able to purchase Ohio State Fiesta Bowl tickets beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Bill Jones, Ohio State assistant athletics director for ticketing announced.’sid=101

Also: Austin-American Statesman: Fiesta Bowl windfall

Loaded Edinboro, OSU to meet at McComb Fieldhouse – Erie,PA,USA
14 dual meet between the Scots and Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio. Sponseller won that match 6-4 in overtime, helping Ohio State win 23-13. …

Men’s Hockey:
Ohio State Rallies Past Bentley
COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State Buckeyes needed a little luck from the posts in a come-from-behind 3-2 overtime win over the Bentley Falcons in front of 1851 in Value City Arena Saturday night. The Buckeyes’ win came after a 10-1 win …

Buckeyes Blast Falcons, 10-1
By Justin Boggs, USCHO Arena Reporter
COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State Buckeyes were bolstered by seven third period goals in a 10-1 home win against the Bentley Falcons in front of 2495 in Value City Arena Friday evening.

Ohio State has won five …