Across The Field: The 150 and more
April, 21, 2013
By Scott Kendrick | ESPN.com
This is Across The Field, a regular feature on BuckeyeNation where we point you to noteworthy Buckeyes coverage here and elsewhere. Think something should be included? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
- The first ESPN 150 rankings are out for the 2014 class. Just one of the seven commitments appears on the list, and the Buckeyes' class is ranked No. 11 after finishing the 2013 cycle at No. 3.
- However, the Buckeyes are primed to move up, as they did last year.
- The "College Football Live Spring Bus Tour" was in Columbus on Tuesday, and Austin Ward's live blog captured the day.
- The Buckeyes are hungry for more than just 12-0, writes Brian Bennett.
- Check out a SportsCenter interview with Urban Meyer and Chris Spielman's take on the 2013 Buckeyes.
- Bradley Roby returned to Ohio State to help develop his leadership skills.
- History works in the Buckeyes' favor in trying to develop receivers.
- Austin Ward relayed five lessons we learned from the spring game.
- Athlete Marcus Lattimore is the top-ranked recruit in Ohio, and a key OSU target.
- Teammate Erick Smith is angling for an OSU offer as he plans visits elsewhere.
- Wide receiver Drake Harris liked Ohio State, but the pull of his home state was too strong.
- Lonnie Johnson is confident in his abilities and sees himself as unique among the receivers Ohio State is pursuing.
- WR Derek Kief liked what he saw at the spring game, as did WR Austin Roberts.
- Deshaun Watson, still the only offered quarterback in the 2014 class for OSU, is the top QB in the class in the ESPN 150 and is already earning NFL experience.
- Tight end Mark Andrews is touring Midwest colleges, including Ohio State, this week.
- A South Carolina defensive tackle, a Colorado athlete with an NFL pedigree, .
- After they created their own website, perhaps Buckeyes fans can rest easy about their committed recruits staying commmitted.
- Marcelys Jones reiterates that he isn't looking elsewhere.
- The first #BlueChipBattles debuted a day after the ESPN 150, with the Buckeyes in the mix.
- In this week's mailbag, Brad Bournival answers questions about 2014 scholarship limits, Clifton Garrett and Raekwon McMillan.
- The Buckeyes players didn't sense any hangover in the spring, writes Doug Lesmerises. (Plain Dealer)
- There are fewer questions this spring, writes Tim May. (Dispatch)
- The fact that Johnathan Hankins had just one sack in 2012 is hurting his NFL draft stock. (Plain Dealer)
- There's a lot of talent at the skill positions, but just one football. (Eleven Warriors)
- Ohio State looks ready to ring the victory bell this fall, writes Bill Livingston. (Plain Dealer)
- OSU assistant coach and former Buckeyes star Chris Jent is a candidate to be head coach at Florida Gulf Coast.
- Former Washington coach Kevin McGuff was introduced as the Buckeyes' new women's basketball coach. (Dispatch)
- McGuff embraces the program's high expectations. (Eleven Warriors)
- Tayler Hill was the No. 4 pick of the WNBA draft, by the Washington Mystics. (Washington Post)
The Gang's All Here
- The men's tennis team clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title. (Dispatch)
- Ohio State fired men's hockey coach Mark Osiecki. (Lantern)
- Two gymnasts are competing at the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles. (OSU)
- Baseball coach Greg Beals calls his team "the worst offensive team I've ever coached." (Lantern)
- Pigs fly, and Jim Tressel is on Twitter.
College Football Player Rankings: 41-60
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