The Buckeyes won their showdown against Michigan on the hardwood, but Michigan State on the road was another story. And the recruiting news continues to roll in with just a little more than two weeks until signing day. 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
As offseason football conditioning gets ramped up, Urban Meyer is happy with the state of the program.
Is Braxton Miller the front-runner for the 2013 Heisman?
Bard Bournival takes a look at the seven names most likely on the board for the 2013 class.
A former Texas Tech pledge at receiver is also planning to visit.
They also could go the juco route if Akron native Corey Smith flips.
And a new Florida prospect could visit.
ESPN 300 prospect Cornelius Elder breaks down his finalists, one of which is Ohio State.
And, of course, there's also Vonn Bell, who told Kipp Adams good things about his Columbus visit.
Bournival answers readers' questions about the 2013 class and more in this week's mailbag.
The perception is Ohio State is going out of state for recruiting more, but that doesn't mesh with the facts.
Offers continue to go out for other 2014 prospects, including a safety from pipeline school Cleveland Glenville, Texas safety, a Texas defensive end, a Michigan receiver, another Michigan receiver, a New Jersey athlete, an Illinois tight end.
Former OSU receiver Verlon Reed will transfer to Findlay. (Toledo Blade)
OT Reid Fragel pulled out of the Senior Bowl because of an injury. (Dispatch)
Travis Howard and Nathan Williams played in the East-West Shrine Game. (Lantern)
Jim Tressel talked about the current Buckeyes on Columbus radio. (WBNS)
Inside the highlight-reel dunks of Sam Thompson. (Plain Dealer)
How big a regret was the lack of an offer for Michigan star PG Trey Burke? (Dispatch)
Aaron Craft's defense decided the showdown with Burke, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch)
Evan Ravenel excels as instant energy off the bench. (Dispatch)
The OSU transition game is the cure for poor jump-shooting. (Eleven Warriors)