Oct. 26, 2017
For the eighth meeting and the first time since 2008, Ohio State and Penn State will match-up as Top 10 teams. The game speaks for itself, so let’s take a look at all the action going on in and around Ohio Stadium as you prep to take in what has all the makings to be a historic clash.
Ohio State will be wearing a special alternate uniform for this game, featuring a gray jersey and pant ensemble along with a matte pattern finish helmet accentuated with scarlet Buckeye leaf stickers and scarlet spikes. Shop the Ohio State Rivalry Pack on Shop.OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
To coincide with the team’s threads, OSU students are pushing for the entire stadium to wear black Saturday to enhance the atmosphere and help the Buckeyes knock off the second-ranked Nittany Lions. Plus, get in the bullpen and warm up your arms: 80,000 fans will receive scarlet rally towels while 20,000 students in the south stands will be waving gray versions.
— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) October 25, 2017
What’s better than one pregame show? Well, two.
What’s better than three hours of talking college football all morning? FIVE hours!
If you’re looking to yell “Hey Mom, I’m on TV!” … then Saturday is your day. In addition to a return visit from ESPN’s College Gameday, Big Ten Network’s Tailgate Show also will be on hand for the tilt for the top of the east division.
After two visits to The Oval and one south of Ohio Stadium in the last two years, Rece, Kirk, Coach and that one other giggly guy from TTUN are going retro and will stage outside St. John Arena with the picturesque `Shoe North Rotunda as its backdrop. If you want a good spot in the crowd, arrive bright and early for the 9 a.m. start.
If you want to bounce back and forth between shows, head south to the RPAC where you’ll find BTN Tailgating away at 10 a.m.
Adjacent to GameDay outside St. John Arena in Remembrance Park, is Fan Fest. This area offers plenty of pregame fun for all ages as well as free food samples. This week, activities will get underway around noon.
Don’t miss the initial team trek from The Blackwell hotel through Skull Session at St. John Arena and then the North Rotunda into Ohio Stadium. The journey begins at The Blackwell. Be sure to arrive early … 1:15 p.m. to be safe. You won’t want to miss the thunderous entrance into St. John Arena as TBDBITL warms up for Saturday’s performance.
Look for a special little guest this week as well…
If you are looking to take a quick timeout from all the football festivities, head over to The Schott for a sneak peek at the 2017-18 men’s basketball team. The Buckeyes will be holding an open practice on the main floor of Value City Arena starting at 11 a.m.
Please be cognizant of fraudulent ticket activity around the stadium and online. Please visit this page for helpful hints for this Saturday’s game.