“Scarlet and Gray Days” ad to air April 5-18 on WSYX ABC 6 and WTTE FOX 28


COLUMBUS, Ohio Nationally recognized OhioState mascot Brutus Buckeye, who appeared on the CBS Early Show Thursday and has starred in television commercials for ESPN, Home Depot and Capitol One, now has a feature role in a local Columbus spot.


Brutus plays the lead in an ad touting “Scarlet and Gray Days” at Ohio State, a record-breaking promotion running April 18-20 involving the Buckeye baseball, football, men’s lacrosse and softball teams.


The ad, which portrays Brutus “spring cleaning” OhioState sports venues, is scheduled to run April 5-18 on Columbus stations, WSYX ABC 6, and, WTTE Fox 28.


“Scarlet and Gray Days” aim is to set national attendance records in spring football and men’s lacrosse and stadium marks in baseball and softball in the three-day span.


Fireworks night at Bill Davis Stadium kicks off the weekend festivities at 6:35 p.m. vs. Purdue Friday, April 18. Single admission baseball tickets start at $5 general admission and are $10 reserved.


Saturday, April 19 is highlighted by an Ohio Stadium doubleheader. Men’s lacrosse starts the day vs. Denver at 11 a.m., before the Scarlet meets the Gray in the annual spring football game at approximately 1:30 p.m. A $5 single admission will count for both Ohio Stadium events.


Softball wraps up the record-setting weekend vs. PennState April 20. Softball admission is free.


Fans also have the opportunity to purchase a “Scarlet and Gray Days” all-admission pass for the four record-setting events for $10 by contacting the OhioState athletics ticket office at 1-800-GOBUCKS or by visiting link Scarlet and Gray Days. All-admission passes are limited to the first 4,000 fans.


Those who purchase all-admission passes will have the opportunity to register to win tickets to the PennState football home game Oct. 25. By presenting their all-admission passes, fans will become eligible for separate drawings to win a pair of PennState football tickets at both the baseball game April 18 and softball game April 20. Winning all-admission pass holders must be present at time of drawings.


About OhioState Athletics

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams 17 for women, 16 for men and three co-educational. The department is committed to providing its more than 900 student-athletes with the finest in academic and athletics support in order to ensure a quality and life-enhancing experience. The Department of Athletics is completely self-supporting and receives no university monies, tax dollars or student fees. In Fiscal Year 2007-08, the Department of Athletics will transfer back to the University more than $25 million in assessments, including nearly $17 million in grant-in-aid costs.