Across The Field: No. 8 and more
May, 19, 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 Buckeyes picked up their eighth pledge in the class in wide receiver Lonnie Johnson of Gary, Ind., who wants to help recruit.
- Michael Bennett is healthy and ready to be a big contributor on the defensive front, writes Austin Ward.
- The tight end position requires more athleticism than ever, and the Buckeyes feel good about their group.
- Brad Bournival is on the road scoping out talent, which he runs down in Tales From The Road each Wednesday.
- Former Texas commit Demetrius Knox is going to make his official visit for the Penn State game in October.
- Bournival put the spotlight on DT pledge Dylan Thompson and LB/DE pledge Sam Hubbard.
- Bournival updated his list of the top five offensive linemen and top five defensive tackles.
- TE Mavin Saunders of Houston got an Ohio State offer and is excited about it.
- Mitch Sherman caught up with Deshaun Watson, who looks solid to Clemson. But will he feel the pull elsewhere at some point?
- OSU commit Parris Campbell Jr. is a running back for now, but is open to a position switch if it will get him on the field faster.
- A 2015 athlete from Denmark, via Warren (Ohio) Harding, got an Ohio State offer.
- Travis Haney ranked the nation's most talented teams (Ohio State is a top-10 choice) and looked at the make-or-break chances of Braxton Miller.
- CB Jabrill Peppers is set for an announcement a week from today on ESPNU. Don't hold your breath, Buckeyes fans.
- Demarre Kitt is going to announce on June 10. A little better chance there, but it doesn't feel like Ohio State is the favorite.
- The 2014 schedule was released, and Adam Rittenberg wrote about how the new 14-team Big Ten schedule came together.
- The Big Ten bowl lineup for 2014 and beyond is taking shape.
- Former OSU running back Maurice Clarett wants to try his hand at rugby.
- Ward chatted with fans for an hour, as he does each Thursday.
- Bournival's mailbag covers juco linemen, five-star recruits and which OSU pledges could jump in the next batch of rankings.
- Ohio State is among the schools trying to keep up with the escalating salaries for assistant coaches. (Dispatch)
- AD Gene Smith supports having the Big Ten title game in Detroit, in an indoor facility. (Detroit Free Press)
- WR Jeff Greene, who is transferring to Ohio State as a walk-on, is an intriguing prospect. (Eleven Warriors)
- RIP to former OSU fullback Barry Walker, who died at age 49 of pancreatic cancer. He was a starter on a Rose Bowl team. (Lancaster Eagle Gazette)
- Land Grant Holy Land has some fun with Ohio State's "corpse flower."
- And Ohio State is hosting its second women's football clinic on June 8. (OSU)
- With two early second-round picks, Deshaun Thomas could be on the board for the Cleveland Cavaliers, writes Bob Finnan. (News-Herald)
- Don't worry too much about the future of St. John Arena, at least for the next decade or so, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch)
- Former Buckeyes coach Randy Ayers is being inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame. (Dispatch)
- Ohio State will only play Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin once each in basketball next season. (Dispatch)
The Gang's All Here
- Ohio State is taking a high-profile stand against homophobia in its athletic department. (Toledo Blade)
- OSU tennis player Peter Kobelt has a 135 mph serve and some big national goals. (Dispatch)
- The Buckeyes hired a women's tennis coach. (OSU)
- Ohio State, a lacrosse school? Hey, why not? (Eleven Warriors)
- But it didn't work out on Saturday against Cornell in the national quarterfinals.