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Jan. 29, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 11 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will close out its preseason schedule with a scrimmage against Hill Academy at noon Saturday inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Admission is FREE. Space is limited inside WHAC and fans are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee a spot.

Season Opener a Week Away
The Buckeyes will open the regular season Feb. 6 at Furman before beginning their home slate Feb. 13 vs. Detroit inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center

Ohio State’s 2016 schedule includes matchups vs. all four 2015 NCAA Final Four teams and features nine home games, including a game vs. 2015 NCAA semifinalist and preseason No. 1 ranked Notre Dame and three Big Ten contests.

It was a great kickoff to the season inside WHAC with the Scarlet vs Gray Scrimmage and Winter Festival. #GoBucks https://t.co/cd4GAudddh

— Ohio State Men’s LAX (@OhioState_MLAX) January 26, 2016

Haus, Brown Selected in MLL Draft
Seniors defenseman Robby Haus and attackman Carter Brown were both selected in the 2016 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft last week. The Florida Launch drafted Haus in the fourth round with the 29th overall pick, while Brown was selected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the seventh round, No. 56 overall. Haus and Brown are the 11th and 12th Buckeyes selected in the Major League Lacrosse draft.

Haus, from Lutherville, Md. and a product of Gilman, was voted to serve as a captain for the Buckeyes this season. He was a USILA Third Team All-American in 2015, as well as an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection and a member of the Big Ten All-Tournament Team. He has started all 50 games since joining the Buckeyes as a freshman and has 100 groundballs and 38 caused turnovers in his career. Last season, Haus had 31 groundballs and 13 caused turnovers when the Buckeyes were second in the Big Ten in team defense (9.16 goals allowed per game) and held nine opponents to eight or fewer goals. Haus, who was a 2014 First Team All-ECAC pick, is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Brown, a Bel Air, Maryland, native, and Calvert Hall product, was a First Team All-Big Ten selection in 2015. He enters his senior season with 86 goals, 46 assists and 132 points in his career with the Scarlet and Gray. As a junior, he had a career-high 37 goals, 18 assists and 55 points, ranking second on the team in all three categories. He has played in 50 games for the Buckeyes, starting 49. Brown, who was the 2013 ECAC Rookie of the Year, is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

In the Polls
In the preseason polls, the 2016 Buckeyes are No 11 in the USILA rankings ad No. 13 in the Lacrosse Magazine and Face-Off Yearbook preseason polls.

Ticket Talk
Single game, season, mini plan and group tickets for the Buckeyes’ home games are all on sale now.

Single game tickets can be purchased online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com/tickets prior to game day. The Buckeyes’ first two home games, vs. Detroit Feb. 13 and UMBC Feb. 27, are scheduled to be played inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Seating is limited and games are expected to sell out before prior to game day; fans are encouraged to prepurchase tickets to guarantee a spot.

All mini plans must be purchased online prior to game day.

The Power Pair ($15) includes a ticket to the Buckeyes’ games inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center vs. Detroit Feb. 13 and UMBC Feb. 27 and a scarf and guarantees a spot to the Buckeyes’ games inside WHAC. To purchase the power pair, click HERE.

The March 26 game vs. Notre Dame in Ohio Stadium is part of the #Brutus50 Bobblehead promotion. A ticket ($20) includes both a ticket to the game and a Brutus Bobblehead that is available only to fans who prepurchase a ticket and pick up the bobblehead at that game. To purchase, click HERE.

The B1G Deal ($10) is for the Buckeyes’ Big Ten home opener vs. Penn State April 3 in Ohio Stadium. The deal includes a ticket to the game vs. the Nittany Lions, a concessions voucher and a promotional item. To purchase the B1G Deal, click HERE.

Group tickets are also on sale now. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are available for $4 each when purchased prior to game day. Tickets for the Showdown in the Shoe doubleheader with the Buckeye football spring game are $5 each and $4.50 each for groups of 50 or more, with all tickets general admission. Fans can call 1-800-GO BUCKS (select option 2) or email AthleticSales@osu.edu to purchase group tickets. More information is also available online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com/tickets.

Fans interested in season tickets can call 1-800-GO BUCKS (select option 2) or email AthleticSales@osu.edu. More information is also available online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com/tickets.

Note service fees may apply to tickets purchased online.