Across The Field: Buckeye links
June, 19, 2012
By Scott Kendrick | ESPN.com
Welcome to Across The Field, a regular feature on BuckeyeNation where we'll point you to noteworthy Buckeyes coverage here and elsewhere. Think something should be included? Send a pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Athlon has made its 2012 predictions, and they see a rosy future, even if the Buckeyes can't go to the Rose Bowl.
- The Sporting News' Matt Hayes isn't among those who have drunk the Urban Meyer Kool-Aid.
- ESPN.com Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg believes the Ohio State wide receivers need a home run summer.
- BuckeyeNation's Austin Ward writes: Meyer took to the road in hostile territory, and vowed to recruit hard in Michigan.
- After visiting Michigan for a camp, it was on to Pennsylvania in Meyer's tour of enemy territory. (AP)
- Defensive end John Simon, who could have left for the NFL this spring, says "we’re going to go out there and play for each other and for Buckeye Nation" this fall. (Lantern)
- Sophomore defensive lineman Michael Bennett likes the new coaching staff's in-your-face approach, and Meyer believes in Bennett. (Dispatch)
- Meanwhile, Tyler Moeller's football career quietly ended, as he took a medical sales job. (Lantern)
- Former backup lineman Brian Bobek, who left Ohio State after his freshman season, will land at Minnesota and be eligible in 2013. (ESPN's Adam Rittenberg)
- Chris Spielman's tribute to his wife is also a tribute to fathers and family, writes Terry Pluto. (Plain Dealer)
- Ohio beat Pennsylvania in the Big 33 all-star game for the fourth consecutive year, and a Buckeyes recruit caught an 85-yard TD pass. (Carlisle, Pa., Sentinel)
- Terrelle Pryor took the field for one play for the Raiders last season, and got called for a penalty. It's a big offseason for the ostracized QB. (AP)
- And the whistle-blowing lawyer who sent the email to Jim Tressel that started the memorabilia-for-tattoos scandal could lose his law license. (AP)
- Bad news for Jared Sullinger as he pursues his NBA dream. Some doctors believe he'll have a problematic back. (ESPN's Chad Ford)
- Regardless, ESPN.com's Doug Gottlieb doesn't believe Sullinger should be picked in the first half of the first round. (ESPN )
- A potential transfer from Villanova has Ohio State on his list. (Dispatch)
- Meanwhile, don't hold your breath on the Buckeyes getting Mississippi State's Rodney Hood. (Yardbarker)
The Gang's All Here
- It might seem like it's been a rough year at Ohio State, but on the field in this school year, the Buckeyes are a strong third in the Directors' Cup standings. (ohiostatebuckeyes.com)
- National champion sprinter-hurdler Christina Manning was named OSU's Female Athlete of the Year. (The Lantern)
- No fewer than 123 athletes graduated during spring quarter at OSU. (ohiostatebuckeyes.com)
- Eighteen OSU baseball players are playing in wood-bat leagues this summer. (ohiostatebuckeyes.com)
- Ohio State held a women's football clinic last week. (ohiostatebuckeyes.com)
- Fans can vote for the design of Ohio State's official season T-shirt. (ohiostatebuckeyes.com)
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