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Scarlet, Gray and Pink!

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s Scarlet, Gray and Pink this Saturday as the Ohio State football team holds its annual spring game, presented by Nationwide, at Ohio Stadium.

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will host Air Force at 11 a.m. in the first portion of the doubleheader, with the football scrimmage beginning by 1:30 p.m. The Big Ten Network will televise both contests. Gates will open at 10 a.m.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 on Saturday at the stadium. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Athletics Ticket Office, online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com, and through Ticketmaster. Day of game sales are cash only. Ohio State students get into the game free with a valid ID. Children age 6 and under will be admitted free of charge. Seating is general admission.

OSU coaches will wear pink caps and the football team will sport jerseys with pink accents that will be auctioned to benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

During the games, there will be contests, give-aways, interactive scoreboard videos and autograph sessions with Ohio State student-athletes. OSU students will have a chance to form a football pregame tunnel to welcome the squads onto the field, and several of the Buckeye Big Ten championship teams will be recognized.

Open parking will be available in most of the lots surrounding Ohio Stadium. Cannon Drive, near the OSU Medical Center, is reduced to two lanes due to construction. Heavy traffic is expected in this area so fans are encouraged to part in the lots near the Schottenstein Center and on West Campus.

Shuttle service will be provided free of charge to fans parking in West Campus lots. Disability parking is available in the lot directly east of Ohio Stadium. RV parking is at Bill Davis Stadium.

Saturday’s forecast calls for rain throughout the day. Please be sure to dress appropriately; umbrellas cannot be used in Ohio Stadium.

Fans attending the Ohio State baseball game vs. Penn State at 1 p.m. Saturday are encouraged to park in the Scarlet Lots adjacent to Bill Davis Stadium just outside the right field wall, and fans attending Saturday’s OSU softball game vs. Minnesota at 6 p.m. are encouraged to park in the Gray Lots, just south of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Fans attending the North-South High School All-Star Game Friday night at 7 p.m. at Ohio Stadium are encouraged to park in the lots adjacent to the Stadium and St. John Arena. All OSU students will be admitted free to that all-star game with their IDs.

Last year, Buckeye fans set national records when 95,722 were on hand at the Horseshoe for the 2009 football Spring Game and 30,192 watched the lacrosse action.