New headlines surround New Year …


Student-athlete art show adds to Convention flair …. Ohio State’s Dexter Larimore  
In conjunction with a Champion magazine feature on student-athlete artists, the NCAA will sponsor a special show at the Convention in Washington, D.C., January 13-17 that spotlights student-athletes’ talents on canvasses and in kilns instead of on fields and courts.

Buckeye fans still support their team – OH
Texas beat Ohio State Monday night 24-21. Despite the clobbering Ohio State took the past two years playing for national titles, plenty of fans draped

Town rolls out red carpet for ‘Buckeyes in Buckeye Day’
30, 2008 07:36 AM For the third time in four years, Buckeye residents will join with Ohio State University alumni and fans to celebrate the football team’s

Ohio State thrilled to be back in Valley
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
10 Ohio State (10-2) is nothing but happy to be back in the Valley. Like snowbirds making an annual winter trip, the Buckeyes are back in their comfortable

Arizona has become Buckeyes‘ winter home
Austin American-Statesman – Austin,TX,USA
Meanwhile, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel has brought a team to the Phoenix area for the fifth time along with the usual horde of fans that bowl organizers

Buckeyes, Longhorns land in desert
International Herald Tribune – France
AP PHOENIX: Texas and Ohio State arrived Monday to begin Fiesta Bowl preparations, and the Buckeyes didn’t wish they were somewhere else.

Ohio State’s greatest LBS: Laurinaitis belongs
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
Arizona State in the 1997 Rose Bowl). Laurinaitis has led the Buckeyes in tackles the past three seasons, teams that in 2006 and 2007 played for (but lost)

Texas coach: Pryor will lead Buckeyes to national title
Instead Pryor eventually chose Ohio State on March 19, six weeks after national football letter of intent signing began. Pryor delayed his decision in part

Ohio State’s Pryor setting stage for future stardom
East Valley Tribune – Mesa,AZ,USA
The most talented player on Ohio State might have a national championship ring by then. Or a Heisman Trophy. Amidst all the talent and the legend of the

Ohio State’s Pryor has look of UT great Vince Young | Sports
Whenever someone mentions Ohio State freshman quarterback Terrelle Pryor, two words inevitably follow. Vince Young. Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo says Pryor has the “look of Vince Young.” Buckeyes running back Chris “Beanie” Wells Sports –

It’s all or nothing for Buckeyes‘ Jenkins
Austin American-Statesman – Austin,TX,USA
There are no halves when it comes to Ohio State cornerback Malcolm Jenkins. He doesn’t play half-speed. He doesn’t give partial effort.

Ohio State football | analysis: Over or under?
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
They came to Ohio State at a time when the glory of the 2002 national title was fading and the star of Troy Smith was rising. They caught a wave,

So much ritz and glitz for Horns and Buckeyes
Austin American-Statesman – Austin,TX,USA
A few days before the Fiesta Bowl, big questions and off-the-field issues continued to bedevil the Texas Longhorns and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Fiesta Bowl fans boost Scottsdale’s hotel occupancy
Monday’s showdown between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Texas Longhorns in Glendale means more college football fans staying in Scottsdale hotels,

Mark Schlabach: The Texas Longhorns’ Colt McCoy faces the Ohio
three seasons at middle linebacker for the Buckeyes and was named an All-American this season. The senior will be playing his final game for Ohio State.

Ohio State calls former Buckeyes assistant Tim Beckman for tips on
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Ohio State called, and former Buckeyes assistant and new Toledo coach Tim Beckman answered. “I’d feel hurt if they didn’t call,” Beckman said Wednesday,

Ohio State’s Cosby?
Austin American-Statesman – Austin,TX,USA
By Alan Trubow | Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 06:25 PM He’s not a receiver, and he’s not closer to 30-years-old than 20, but Ohio State linebacker Marcus

CFB: Ohio State players want to reverse Buckeyes’ image
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. No team has symbolized the Big Ten’s recent national struggles more than Ohio State.
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Michael Arace commentary: Diebler’s emergence offers hope for
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
“No ‘J’ and no ‘D.’ ” Fans of Ohio State men’s basketball have been a testy lot of late. Last weekend, the Buckeyes suffered their first loss, – Buckeyes hang tough to fend off Hawkeyes 68-65
24 Ohio State, in the Buckeyes’ Big Ten opener, he was on a good streak instead of a bad one. Diebler scored a career-high 27 points and Evan Turner hit three late free throws to lead the Buckeyes past Iowa 68-65 today. …

Buckeyes drop to No. 24 in AP men’s hoops poll
Springfield News Sun – Springfield,OH,USA
Following its first loss of the season, 76-48 to West Virginia on Saturday, Ohio State (9-1) dropped nine spots to No. 24 in the new Associated Press Top 25

Lavender’s 20 points lead OSU over Michigan State 67-49
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
the Buckeyes to a 16-0 run and an 18-2 lead. Porshe Poole broke the dry spell with a three-pointer, but Ohio State continued to press and pull away.

Ohio State beats Northwestern 68-59
The Associated Press
Wednesday’s win was Ohio State’s fifth straight. In their last game, the Buckeyes trounced Michigan 70-50 on Dec. 21. The Wildcats are coming off a 66-54


Michael Arace commentary: Event could cement OSU hockey’s emergence

The Columbus Dispatch – January 2, 2009

Ohio State will play host to its annual holiday tournament, the Ohio Hockey Classic, this weekend in Value City Arena. The timing is excellent.’sid=101

Buckeyes win Ohio Hockey Classic, shut out Clarkson
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
Ohio State sophomore goalie Dustin Carlson stopped all 24 shots he faced saves in his fourth shutout of the season, as the Buckeyes, now 13-6-1 on the year, :: U.S. College Hockey Online :: Ohio State Tops Army
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 2) The Ohio State Buckeyes continued their strong play of late with a 6-1 victory over the Army Black Knights in front of 4846 in Value City Arena on Friday night in the first round of the fifth annual Ohio Hockey


No. 6 Ohio State rallies to knock off Kent State
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio The No. 6 Ohio State wrestling team opened the New Year with a 20-15 win over Kent State Sunday night in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes came