The spring game is an Ohio State tradition--fans' first chance to check out the incoming Buckeyes on the football field.
This year, the Bucks will hit the road: On April 13, they'll play at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. (Buckeye history lesson: Paul Brown was an Ohio State coach who went on to found the Browns and Bengals. Along with one of his former Buckeye players, he helped break the NFL's color barrier.)
Going to the game? Join the Buckeye Bash tailgate party and see ticket information. Can't be there? See streaming, radio, and TV options at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
But before you put on that jersey, take a minute to celebrate some great Ohio State/Queen City partnerships:
Reaching the youngest Buckeyes: Through Hamilton County’s nine 4-H clubs, kids as young as five connect with Ohio State. Like all Ohio 4-H chapters, Cincinnati-area clubs are operated through OSU Extension, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences' presence in each of the state's 88 counties.
Alumni who give back--locally and globally: Ohio State grad Jason Singh (1998, College of Optometry) has made a difference at home and around the world. Singh has worked with children at the Mason Eye Center and Cincinnati Eye Institute; served as an eye care consultant to University of Cincinnati athletes; and provided eye care in South Africa. Now, he's executive director of OneSight, a Cincy non-profit that provides eye care to the poor. (Ohio State has seven health sciences colleges, more than any other university in the nation. More than 37,000 health sciences alumni work in state, helping Ohioans live healthy, happy lives.)
A scarlet and gray path to a greener city: Thanks to Hamilton County Extension, the Cincinnati area has 35 rain gardens, including one at the zoo. The gardens don't just look pretty--they prevent flooding, conserve water, and serve as test cases for sustainability research.
Teamwork that prevents sports injuries: Ohio State's Timothy Hewett, PhD is nationally recognized for his work preventing knee injuries in women athletes. Hewett is a two-time University of Cincinnati grad who has kept ties to the area: Mason High School has been involved in tracking the progress of his injury-prevention program.