Ohio State football will hold its annual spring game in a little more than one week.
The football scrimmage will be preceded by a men’s lacrosse game between Ohio State and Michigan that begins at 11 a.m. Anyone that purchases a football spring game ticket will also be admitted into the lacrosse game.
The game will mark the end of the Buckeyes’ spring practice for the 2018 season. It will also be the first chance for fans to catch a glimpse of the high-profile quarterback battle being waged with J.T. Barrett out of eligibility.
Ohio State spring game 2018: Date, time, game information
Ohio State will hold its spring game at 1:45 p.m. ET on April 14 at Ohio Stadium.
- Time: 1:45 p.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.
How can I get tickets to the Ohio State 2018 spring game?
Tickets for the spring game can be purchased for $5 online. Per the athletic department, tickets can also be purchased in person at the Ohio State ticket office, or by calling 1-800-GOBUCKS (select option 3). Group tickets — $4 for groups of 50 or more — are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 1-800-GOBUCKS (select Option 2). Fans requiring wheelchair accessible seating are encouraged to purchase accessible seats in advance.
Children under the age of 6 are free in the general admission areas only (everyone in club seating areas will be required to have a ticket). Current Ohio State students get in free with a valid OSU ID.
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 nearly did so in 2016, but the capacity will be closer to 80,000 for this year’s game.