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. First, our week in review:
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
Urban Meyer laments missing the 15 bowl practices that would have helped the Buckeyes' underclassmen.
Receiver Verlon Reed, who had just one catch in 2012 after being a starter early in 2011, is leaving the team.
The Buckeyes made it official that the spring game will be in Cincinnati because of Ohio Stadium concrete work.
Cornerback pledge Eli Apple has a great reason for changing his name.
Will the Buckeyes go for another offensive lineman in this class?
Ohio State will get the first official visit of ESPN 150 safety Vonn Bell.
Ohio State doesn't offer scholarships to many junior college players, but there was one they missed on this week.
2014 TE Jeb Blazevich loves Ohio State's coaching staff.
2014 QB Drew Barker grabbed two more offers, but not Ohio State yet.
2014 athlete Lonnie Johnson postponed his announcement.
Urban Meyer did the most underrated coaching job in the country this year, writes Travis Haney.
The NCAA is weighing some proposals to change the recruiting calendar.
Does Ohio State's monitoring of athletes' spending go too far in compliance? (New York Times)
The Buckeyes' goal was to be the best secondary in the country, and they have a great shot at that next season. (Dispatch)
The Buckeyes' toughest opponent next season could be ... San Diego State? (Plain Dealer)
John Simon says his injured knee will be ready for the Senior Bowl. (Dispatch)
Former Buckeyes lineman Kirk Barton earned an MBA while serving as a GA. (Dispatch)
Kansas has the Buckeyes' number.
The Buckeyes struggled a bit, but got past Winthrop.
Amedeo Della Valle is the people's bomber. (Eleven Warriors)
How the Big East/Catholic 7 saga affects the Buckeyes. (Land Grant Holy Land)
The Gang's All Here
The Indians are using Nick Swisher's Ohio State ties in order to recruit him to Cleveland.
The men's volleyball team is aiming to get back to national prominence. (Dispatch)
Thirty-three student-athletes graduated after the fall semester. (OSU)
Those holiday treats are tough on Ohio State wrestlers. (Dispatch)