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It's quite a feat: In a league as good as the Big Ten in basketball, the Buckeyes have made it to the conference championship game four years in a row and in six of the last seven years. Wisconsin is the only other team with three title-game berths in that span. The Buckeyes go for their third championship in four years in a rematch of the 2007 final -- the year the Buckeyes last made the NCAA championship game.
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, as always, our week in review:
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
Ohio State took care of Nebraska and Michigan State in Chicago and looks to lock up a high seed in the NCAA tournament, with a potential second-round opener in Dayton on Friday. With seven wins in a row, Joe Lunardi has the Buckeyes on the No. 2 line in his latest bracketology breakdown.
This is the 40th anniversary of Cornelius Greene becoming Ohio State's starting quarterback, and Austin Ward looked back at how he was a trailblazer as a dual-threat quarterback.
Ohio State doesn't even recruit pocket passers these days, writes Brad Bournival.
Ohio State's top target for the 2015 class -- that's the sophomores -- just might be Kyler Murray of Allen, Texas.
The Buckeyes do recruit linebackers, of course, and former top prospect Curtis Grant aims to hold off the recruits from the last two classes and take back a starting role.
With spring break last week during the first year in a semester system, Urban Meyer stretched out spring practice and gave the players last week off.
Last year, a simple gesture by Meyer fired up the Buckeyes in a key road victory, Ward writes.
On his way to the NFL draft, Zach Boren is trying to become even more versatile.
Bournival crunched the numbers on where Big Ten players come from, and in no surprise, Ohio is No. 1.
The Buckeyes already have a big piece there in Watch List prospect Damon Webb.
We also profiled Tony Brown of Texas, who is a highly coveted cover guy.
Mammoth OT Orlando Brown Jr. talked about the Buckeyes and the other six programs in his top seven.
The Buckeyes were in early in the recruiting of Maryland OG Sam Mustipher, and that could pay dividends.
Michigan State lost a big name when WR Drake Harris decommitted. He has an Ohio State offer and wants to enroll early.
Bournival answered questions about the 2014 class in his latest mailbag.
Losing seven starters shouldn't hamper the Buckeyes' title dreams, writes Tim May. (Dispatch)
The Buckeyes' key to success at the Big Ten Tournament? They don't take it so seriously, writes Doug Lesmerises. (Plain Dealer)
Thad Matta isn't afraid to get in players' faces, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch)
Deshaun Thomas and Craft made All-Big Ten first teams, but Craft was somehow denied the league's Defensive Player of the Year award. (Dispatch)
The Buckeyes have gone from overrated to undervalued. (Eleven Warriors)
Thomas just might come back for his senior season after all, if draft experts are correct. (Toledo Blade)
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