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My Gameday

View a unique perspective inside an Ohio State athletics gameday

From pregame to the final whistle, any Ohio State athletics gameday is a unique experience for everyone. Take a glimpse at gameday from different angles and perspectives, through the eyes of students, student-athletes, alumni and more.


Men's Ice Hockey
My Gameday: Carson Meyer

Carson Meyer is a senior forward and a leader for Buckeye Men’s Hockey. On Feb. 29, he celebrated senior night by greeting his family on the ice, and he even watched his sister sing the National Anthem before hitting the ice against Wisconsin.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes-look at the day leading up! Check it out.

My Gameday: Sarah Merza

On February 1st, The Ohio State University fencing team traveled to Chicago for the Northwestern University Duals. Senior Captain, Sarah Merza is sharing with Buckeye Nation her weekend competing with the team. Sarah is a apart of the sabre unit and led women’s sabre unit in points at OSU Duals both her freshman and sophomore year. The fencing team closed the regular season with a 16-5 record at the Northwestern Duals. Sarah will continue to lead the team into post season competitions.

Take a behind the scenes look at what Sarah’s game weekend looked like!

Women's Ice Hockey
My Gameday: Rebecca Freiburger

On Jan 17th senior Women’s Ice Hockey forward, Rebecca Freiburger, was able to compete on the ice in her home state of Minnesota. Helping the Buckeyes dominate against the Gophers in a 4-1 game, she scored one goal and had one assist. Rebecca has made an appearance in every game throughout her career as a Buckeye so far and continues to be an influential player on the ice.

Check out a behind-the-scenes look of Rebecca’s week!

My Gameday: Skylar Kaplan

Digital media intern Skylar Kaplan has been working with the Ohio State athletic department for two years and continues to grow her talent and creativity.

Through Instagram’s “Student Section contest,” Skylar won a trip to the LSU vs Clemson College Football Playoff National Championship game in New Orleans.

Check out a behind-the-scenes look of Skylar’s week!

My Fiesta Bowl: Rob Jech

Rob Jech works at the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University. If you’ve been in The Shoe this football season, you may have seen Rob on the sidelines as he works home games for the Big Ten Conference as the liaison for the officiating crew. In that role, he is responsible for coaches-refs introductions, media time outs and official replay reviews.

As a part of his role with Student Life, Rob had the opportunity to travel to the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. What made it extra special was that he shared the experience with his dad, Tom.

Here’s more on The Jechs’ Fiesta Bowl experience.

My Gameday: Matt Andrews

Imagine working three different Ohio State sporting events in the span of thirty hours with one event being out-of-state. That’s how 97.1 The Fan’s Matt Andrews spent his whirlwind December 7-8 weekend.

  • Noon Saturday: men’s basketball vs. Penn State at The Schott
  • 8 p.m. Saturday: football vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship in Indy
  • 2 p.m. Sunday: women’s basketball vs. Radford back at The Schott

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Andrews’ exciting and adventurous weekend through his eyes.

My Gameday: VFA-106 Flyover

As the National Anthem concluded before Saturday’s military appreciation game versus Maryland, fans were treated with a pregame flyover from the United States Navy. The pregame flyover from Norfolk, Va. flying Navy F-18 Super Hornets are members of VFA-106, the United States Navy’s premier F-18 Fleet Replacement Squadron.

Women's Volleyball
My Gameday: Mia Grunze

Mia Grunze is a sophomore on the women’s volleyball team. A 2018 scholar-athlete, Grunze played in 18 matches her freshman season including 12 starts. The Buckeyes opened the season in the brand new Covelli Center and Grunze took us through the team’s first match day in the beautiful new building.

My Summer Road Trip 2019

Women's Gymnastics
My Summer Road Trip: Morgan Lowe

Morgan Lowe is a sophomore on the women’s gymnastics team, and has competed in every meet in both her seasons so far.

This summer, Lowe had the opportunity to study abroad in Australia. She learned about the country, different ecosystems, sustainability and the human impacts on the environment. See more about her trip studying abroad and exploring Australia below.

Women's Soccer
My Road Trip: Izzy Rodriquez

Izzy Rodriguez is a senior defender for the Buckeye women’s soccer team, and started all 21 matches her freshman year and 18 her sophomore year. She was also a member of the United States U-20 team that appeared in the U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.

Rodriguez recently took a service trip to Costa Rica along with other selected Ohio State student-athletes. Take a look at her amazing experience on her service trip.

Women's Volleyball
My Summer Road Trip: Madison Smeathers

Madison Smeathers is a senior middle blocker for the Buckeye Women’s Volleyball team who has made appearances in over 70 matches throughout her tenure as a Buckeye. Smeathers recently took a trip to Peru and Brazil with the entire women’s volleyball team. Take a look at her amazing experience on the South American Tour.

My Summer Road Trip: Derrick Malone

Derrick Malone is a senior tight end in his fifth year with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Malone is a native of Dayton, Ohio and in May he went on a mission trip to Kunming, Yunnan where he and a few of his teammates assisted in hosting a youth football camp in efforts to spread the game of football. Malone took Ohiostatebuckeyes.com through his amazing experience in Kunming.


Jamie Wood

Former Buckeyes safety Jamie Wood takes us through his experience of The Game.

Women's Volleyball
Olivia Dailey

As a new addition to the Ohio State women’s volleyball team, senior Olivia Dailey is enjoying her first season in Scarlet & Gray. She helped the Buckeyes to a 3-0 mark during their opening weekend at St. John Arena. Take an inside look at a matchday through Dailey’s eyes.


Women's Basketball
Stephanie Mavunga

Redshirt senior Stephanie Mavunga cooks. From #ChefSteph highlights in the kitchen, to highlights on the court as a 2017 All-Big Ten selection, Mavunga is one of the brightest personalities on the Ohio State women’s basketball team. Mavunga gave OhioStateBuckeyes.com a special look into a gameday from start to…

Women's Gymnastics
Lexy Mattern

Alexis Mattern is a senior member of the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team. The 2017 First Team All-Big Ten honoree gave OhioStateBuckeyes.com unique access for her team’s recent road-trip to Michigan for a meet against the…