Ohio State’s 2018 spring football game is set for Saturday, April 14 with a new, morning kick off. Other teams in the Midwest, including Michigan and Wisconsin, have already cancelled their spring scrimmages on the same date due to weather concerns.
But the Buckeyes spring game is still on for a 11:45 a.m. ET start — and it’s sold out. So what’s the forecast going to be like in Columbus on Saturday? Below is the weather forecast and other information about Ohio State’s upcoming spring game.
Ohio State spring game: Weather forecast
AccuWeather is calling for “rain and drizzle” on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Buckeyes fans may get wet, but they shouldn’t be cold. The high temperature will be 69 degrees on Saturday, Accuweather says. It’s projected to be 68 degrees with a 59 percent chance of rain at 12 p.m.
Ohio State spring game 2018: Date, time, game information
Ohio State will play its spring game at 1:45 p.m. ET on April 14 at Ohio Stadium.
- Time: 11:45 a.m.. ET kickoff
- Date: Saturday, April 14
- Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State spring game 2018: TV channel
BTN will televise Ohio State’s spring game live from Ohio Stadium.
How can I watch the Ohio State 2018 spring game online?
BTN.com and the BTN2Go app provide live streaming of the game. Click here for more information.
How can I listen to the Ohio State 2018 spring game on the radio?
Paul Keels will have the call on 97.1 FM (WBNS) in Columbus. A full list of Ohio State football radio affiliates can be found here.
Ohio State spring game 2018: Preview
QUARTERBACKS — This will mark the first spring game since 2012 without J.T. Barrett on the roster. The game should offer a showcase for quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and Tate Martell as they look to become the Buckeyes’ next starting quarterback. Class of 2018 signee Matthew Baldwin won’t be participating because of a knee injury sustained at the end of his high school career.
KICK RETURNS — Demario McCall’s potential has captured the interest of Buckeyes fans from the moment he arrived, and the spring game could finally be a chance for him to show what he can do. The Buckeyes have been using him on punt returns and kickoff returns in practice, and he’ll likely get a chance to show what he can do in front of a big crowd.
PLENTY OF STARS — With so many skill position players returning, the Buckeyes should have plenty of talent out on the field. And with young players often getting key reps, the spring game should offer a good chance for fans to not only see established playmakers but also the stars of the future.
REDUCED CAPACITY — Because of construction on the west side of Ohio Stadium, the stadium won’t be at full capacity for the spring game. Ohio State’s spring game attendance eclipsed 100,000 in 2017 and almost did so in 2016, but the capacity will be closer to 80,000 for this year’s game.