COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Top Ten Conference has announced changes to the women’s basketball schedule that will affect the next three games in the State of Ohio.
Instead of an open date this Thursday, Ohio State’s games in Indiana, which were originally scheduled for February 4, have moved to this Thursday, January 28. The match will end at 8pm and will be broadcast on television on BTN.
The match at Northwestern on February 1 has been announced as a 8pm ET kickoff and will also be shown on BTN.
The Iowa games in Columbus, which were postponed on December 19, will be played on February 4. The match will take place at the Value City Arena and tipping times have not been set.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio state’s No. 10 men’s hockey team starts its home list with two games vs. Michigan State this weekend. The two teams will meet on Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 pm at Value City Arena. The game will broadcast via BTN Plus ($) and on radio in 1460 and online on OhioStateBuckeyes.com, with Herb Howenstine and ex-Buckeye Brendon Kearney calling for action for Ohio State Radio. There will be no spectators this weekend or at any of the Buckeyes home games in 2020.
Buckeye’s Notes You Need to Know
The Buckeyes started their season with two defeats in Minnesota Monday and Tuesday, losing the game 4-1 and 2-0. Michigan State is 1-0-1 after drawing 1-1 OT and winning 2-0 vs Arizona State 19-20 November.
Ohio State 4-0-0 vs Michigan State last season, sweeping the draw in Columbus Nov. 30-December. 1, 2019 and two games at East Lansing February 21-22.
Sophomores Matt Cassidy, Mark Cheremeta and Dominic Vidoli, and freshmen Joe Dunlap, Patrick Guzzo, Evan McIntyre and Travis Treloar all watched their first game play for the Buckeyes in the series in Minnesota.
The series vs. Michigan State marks two of the first six home games for the Buckeyes before the end of 2020. The Buckeyes were 11-3-4 overall at home last season.
The State of Ohio has been in the top 15 of USCHO and USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine polls since November 27, 2017. Squad started its No. 10 in both polls.
The State of Ohio has recorded at least 20 wins in each of the past four years. The squad is reaching the NCAA Tournament three years in a row and bracing for a record fourth consecutive program when the 2019-20 season ends.
Tommy Nappier, a Pre-season Top Ten choice, is entering his second senior season among NCAA goalkeepers active in career save percentage, with a Buckeye program-best of 0.934.
That Clemson Tigers brings a 7-0 record and a No. Their 1st to Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday night in a top 5 showdown 6-0 Notre Dame Against Ireland. These two college football powers met only once inside Notre Dame Stadium, a Clemson 16-10 victory in 1979. The two teams have finished in the top 15 in two previous regular season meetings – both at Clemson – with Ireland’s 1977 win (Notre Dame 5, Clemson 15) on their way to the national championships, and the Tigers won in 2015 (Notre Dame 9, Clemson 11).
Notre Dame Stadium has been the location of some unforgettable matches over the years, from shocking disruptions to momentum-defining victories, but very little has brought with it the level of hype and boost that this year’s Ireland Against the Tigers encounter. Notre Dame last hosted the country’s top-ranking team in 2005 when USC came to town – further below – but had yet to welcome the No. Another 1 at Notre Dame Stadium. Here are some of the most anticipated matches at Notre Dame Stadium over the past 40 years.
1990: No. 1 Notre Dame 28, No. 4 Michigan 24
While Michigan and Notre Dame’s encounter to open the 1988 season is fondly remembered for the crowd capacity of 59,075 (pre-expansion) that disrupted play due to excessive crowd noise, their 1990 game was a top 5 thriller in its own right. The two teams certainly became very familiar with starting the season against each other, as Notre Dame saw Michigan for the first or second game of each season from 1985 to 1994.
In the 1990 edition, debut midfielder Rick Mirer Notre Dame climbed the board early thanks to a Michigan error and jumped to a 14-3 lead after the first quarter. Michigan scored the next 21 points over the next two quarters, leading 24-14 into the fourth. As tension escalated with top-ranked Notre Dame on the ropes, Mirer led the Irishman off the field and into the end zone on two of the next three drives. Michigan put up a late comeback attempt, but Reggie Brooks navigated the sideline to make a last-second interception and seal Notre Dame’s win.
1990: No. 6 Notre Dame 29, No. 2 Miami 20
If one top 10 home game in the 1990 season was enough to make the Notre Dame fan base a little anxious, having one more game a month later doesn’t help. After losing two of the last three games against the Hurricanes – with the win coming at the famous 1988 encounter – Irish opponent Lou Holtz looks to starboard in the South Beach vs South Bend battle.
Miami opened the scoring with a touchdown just three minutes into the game before the teams exchanged field goals. Rocket Ismail’s next kickoff at 94 yards to equalize to 10-10 after the first quarter. Notre Dame kicked four field goals between the second and third quarters to take a 22-17 lead, and after a Miami field goal one minute into the fourth cut Ireland’s lead in half, Mirer found Rodney Culver for a touchdown with six minutes remaining that put the game out of reach.
1996: No. 4 Ohio State 29, No. 5 Notre Dame 16
Notre Dame started the 1996 season with a seven-point win at Vanderbilt, followed by a 35-0 win over Purdue in their home opener and a 27-24 win over No. 6th Texas in Austin thanks to a last-second field goal. His second top-10 fight in recent weeks didn’t go well, as the State of Ohio was clearly in control and completely outperformed Notre Dame from start to finish.
After Notre Dame jumped early, the State of Ohio quickly capitalized on the momentum – thanks to the dominance of defender Pepe Pearson and offensive midfielder Orlando Pace – and missed 16 points to take a 22-7 lead. Notre Dame crawled closer to the field goal, and the two sides exchanged touchdowns before a defensive penalty cleared Notre Dame’s punt for a touchdown that would have cut the deficit to a touchdown. The State of Ohio saved the last few minutes to give Ireland their first defeat of the 1996 season and their first regular season defeat in 365 days.
2005: No.1 USC 34, No. 9 Notre Dame 31
Ask any Irish fan what game leaves the most haunting memories, and most will respond with Notre Dame’s 2005 defeat to USC, known to many as “Bush Push” Game. The loss was Ireland’s fourth straight against the Trojans and part of an eight straight win by Pete Carroll’s group, with both teams finishing in the top 10 in three meetings.
In the final game – providing the basis for the nickname of the game – Matt Leinart took a snap at the second-and-goal from the 1 yard line and bumped into the wall of Notre Dame’s defenders when he tried to slip for a touchdown. But Reggie Bush came in from the back and pushed Leinart forward to win a game – albeit controversial, even to this day – a touchdown. The match is Notre Dame’s most recent home game against the No. 1, which many Notre Dame fans want to progress with a win against Clemson on Saturday night.
1993: No.2 Notre Dame 31, No. 1 Florida State 24
Speaking of victories against the No. 1 team, Notre Dame’s last win was in 1993 against Florida State in one of the games dubbed “Game of the Century.” ESPN is holding its “College GameDay” event on the street for the first time before this fight, broadcast live from the Joyce Center on the Notre Dame campus.
Seminoles Bobby Bowden took a 9-0 streak to Notre Dame Stadium against Lou Holtz 9-0 Fighting Irish, who led 21-7 at halftime and led 31-17 in the fourth. Finally, Heisman Cup winning midfielder Charlie Ward steered his Florida State comeback effort, leading the Seminoles on a 49-yard scoring drive before the defense stopped Notre Dame’s subsequent possession. With less than a minute left and no time limit, Seminoles had the ball near midfield and Ward led them to the 14 yard line with three seconds remaining. His pass in the game’s final game was deflected in the end zone by Irish cornerback Shawn Wooden, and Notre Dame held on for a dramatic win, beating top-ranked Florida State.
1988: No. 4 Notre Dame 31, No. 1 Miami 30
One of the main games at Notre Dame Stadium in its long and storied history epic fight between Miami and Notre Dame Pitted against the independent college football – yes, Miami was independent at the time – the powerhouse program. With pregame war of words and close fights which is why the game is often referred to as “Catholic vs. Convict”, as well as the in-game intensity and constant shifting of momentum, this game has all the elements of big 5 marquee fighting.
Miami had seven turnovers in the game, including a first-half interception by Miami quarterback Steve Walsh to which Notre Dame defender Pat Terrell replied to score to give Ireland a 21-7 lead. But the Hurricanes came back and scored with less than a minute left in regulation to cut Ireland’s lead to 31-30 before an extra points effort. Head coach Jimmy Johnson threw all of his chips into the center of the table and went for a two-point conversion instead of opting to kick PAT that tied the game. Walsh sent a high pass into the corner of the end zone, but Terrell brushed off the pass and secured the win to keep Notre Dame’s hopes of winning the 11th national championship safe.
– Written by Juan Jose Rodriguez, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a 2019 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Rodriguez is an intern for Athlon during the summer of 2017 and worked for various media on campus, including as Editor in Chief Gramedia Magazine. Follow him on Twitter @ JuanJoseR02.
To get to December and beyond, the team and university ask all fans to remain vigilant about the security protocols that have been in place since the start of the pandemic – Together As Buckeyes, we are tackling COVID-19. To reinforce this, the Ohio State public health campaign will expand this week to include safety messages on digital kiosks along the High Street from the Gateway to Short North, advertisements, digital banners, and various social media efforts including a video by Gene Smith, Ohio State player. and Dr. Jim Borchers, and support from university leaders including Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson.
“We need our students and all fans to watch the game at home and not have or attend a big viewing party,” said Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith. “COVID-19 cases are on the rise, including in Ohio, and we can’t turn our game into an event for the spread of the virus. So we sincerely ask our fans to avoid big viewing parties, don’t come to campus because there is no tailgating, and enjoy watching the Buckeyes with a limited number of family or friends because, this year, every game is a home game. “
Game Day Operation 2020
There will be plenty of match-day shifts in and around Ohio Stadium this year as the athletics department’s top priorities are the health, safety, and fitness of students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.
“Our goal is to create a safe environment for all with carefully thought out guidelines,” said Smith. “We’re also working to find ways for our fans to enjoy our great tradition and match day experience – even if it means doing it in a new way. Our fans are engaged in our ‘cardboard cutout’ opportunity to take pictures in the stands, and we will bring the excitement of the match day at Ohio Stadium to their phones with our second stream of screens that will feature some live moments inside the stadium. “
Monitoring of the pandemic and taking direction from state and local health authorities as well as government experts and university leaders is ongoing. There is also recognition that modifications to protocols and plans may still have to be made. As of now, the information below can provide insight into what four football Saturdays on the Ohio State campus will look like in 2020.
Every match is a home game. Visit https://go.osu.edu/everygame-homegame for video messages and links to the Buckeyes Safe and Healthy web portal, the Ohio Department of Health, and Scarlet Saturday’s second screen stream.
No tailgating. Tailgating is not allowed in the parking lot or anywhere else on the Ohio State campus. Ohio State University campus police will be on patrol and will ask potential tailors to leave the premises.
No fans. The Top Ten Conference determined that this year’s matches would have no fans in attendance, except for the family of players and coaches. The numbers vary by school, but the State of Ohio will have 656 players and train family guests at the game and the visitors will have up to 400.
Physically distant seat. The limited number of guests at Ohio State’s home games will be physically separated in 10 A Deck seats; six sections for the home team visitors and four for the visitors.
That Big Ten The conference has provided each school with a crowd noise “murmur” audio track for use during games. Loudness / volume will remain at 70 decibels – not higher – during play, and can be increased to a maximum of 90 decibels during celebratory moments… for the home team, of course.
Examination of temperature and symptoms. All media, match day employees, network TV production crews, facilities and operations staff will be required to perform symptom checks, including temperature assessments, before being allowed to enter Ohio Stadium.
Masks and face covers. Masks and / or face masks must be worn at all times in all areas of Ohio Stadium.
Clean areas. Nothing will be accepted at the field level at Ohio Stadium unless they are Tier I or Tier II for Covid-19 testing, or are a TV network camera / production crew who are also tested at least the Friday and Saturday before the game. Level I testing is six days a week. Tier II twice a week, on Friday and Saturday mornings.
Profession media the press box area will have a maximum capacity of 40 people, down from 230 during the typical season.
Photographer / videographer. All photography / videography will be taken from the AA Deck in a high-angle location above A Deck. Photographers with credentials – 22 in total – will have an assigned position to shoot the match action and stadium atmosphere.
Elevator in the Huntington Club lobby will be determined accordingly to limit overcrowding: team coaching staff (# 2), press boxes (# 3) and NFL photographers / videographers / scouts (# 4 and # 5) with facilities and operations staff using # 3, # 4, # 5 and fourth – # 7 – near Gate 7.
Ohio Stadium Capacity. Ohio Stadium has a capacity of 102,780. Ohio Stadium capacity during the 2020 season will reach 1,600, that total includes everyone in the facility (public safety, staff, concessions, Red Coats, fans, teams, officials, game management, etc.).
Concession will feature a limited menu of fan favorites with fully mobile and cashless options to offer the fastest service. This can be done using a credit or debit card, ordering via the official Ohio State app or taking the express line via the use of a QR code. With each concession booth having mobile ordering and retrieval capabilities, this will increase service speed and reduce unnecessary routes.
That Ohio State Marching Band will not be appearing at this year’s game, nor will he have his traditional “skull session” at St. Petersburg. John Arena before the game. Fans can watch the virtual show on Scarlet Saturday’s live broadcast and on the TBDBITL social media channel.
Cheerleaders, spirit squad and Brutus Buckeye. The cheering performance and cheering squad, as well as the demeanor of Brutus Buckeye, won’t take place at Ohio Stadium.
Game of autographs and awards on the pitch. Awards and procession on the pitch will be eliminated from the match. There will be no Homecoming celebrations, alumni bands, and alumni cheerleaders at this year’s games, nor will there be a Top Ten team championship and individual awards to celebrate.
No Blackwell. There are no teams running. The football team will not stay at the Blackwell Hotel on the Friday night before the home game as the facility is using extras this fall. The team’s traditional pre-match trip from Blackwell to St. John Arena to Ohio Stadium will not take place. The Buckeyes would catch a bus to Ohio Stadium from their Friday night inn.
Cardboard fan cut. Gigantic photos of several thousand fans will fill A Deck’s section, as fans can purchase their own cutouts that will remain in the stadium throughout the season. Buy a piece here: https://ohiostatebuckeyes.com/fan-cutouts/
Scarlet Saturday. Every Saturday home game, Buckeye fans will be encouraged to experience and enjoy a slice of the match day through the Scarlet Saturday production, a second screen experience broadcast live from inside Ohio Stadium. Learn more at go.osu.edu/scarletsaturday
Victory Bell. The tradition of the Victory Bell rung after every win at Ohio Stadium will continue this season.