COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University and its Department of Athletics will honor the men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces Saturday with a variety of activities and recognitions before and during the Ohio State football game vs. Illinois (3:30 p.m./Ohio Stadium). The events have been planned as part of the Veteran’s Day (Nov. 12) celebration.

Below is a schedule of events that will be part of the pregame, quarter breaks, timeouts and halftime events and recognitions. For more information, visit

A Salute to Our Armed Forces
Ohio State Football vs. Illinois
Saturday, Nov. 10 Ohio Stadium

St. John Arena
Fan Fest (8 a.m.)
– Armed Forces Vehicle Display

Ohio Stadium
Senior football player recognition (15 players)
Moment of silence prior to National Anthem
ROTC provides color guard flag raising
F-16 fly-over
– Four F-16’s from 180th Fighter Wing, Toledo

First Quarter/First Timeout:
Ray Mendoza recognition

First/Second Quarter Break:
Ohio’s 42 national guard units recognized on-field
– Soldiers and airmen on field in uniform
– Scroll name, rank, unit, hometown and deployment

Second Quarter/First Timeout:
Block O (American Flag Display)

Second Quarter/Second Timeout:
ROTC Recognition

Band show displays large American Flag
All units and all branches on field:
– Ohio National Guard
– Veterans
– Band plays each branch’s song
– Faculty and Staff recognition

Third Quarter Timeout:
Football family list of veterans

Third/Fourth Quarter Break:
God Bless the USA played
– All active military and veterans asked to stand
– Scroll OSU War Dead list

Fourth Quarter Timeout:
IlliBuck Trophy