Viewing Guide: What, How to Watch Ohio State spring game

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Ohio State will play a second straight primetime game. (Greg Bartram/Imagn)

COLUMBUS — The wait for Ohio State fans is over.

After a nearly a year and half without the general public allowed inside Ohio Stadium, the anticipation will end on Saturday as the Buckeyes host their annual spring game. The Buckeyes will admit 19,180 fans into their annual scrimmage. Approximately 4,500 were available on sale for the public Monday, initially going for a $5 but having since soared on the secondary market. Kickoff is set for noon.

As excited as fans of the Buckeyes are to return to the Horseshoe, Ohio State players are equally ready to play in front of a crowd again.

“Yeah, it’s going to be an adjustment phase again,” Ohio State Ryan Day said. “We had to adjust with no fans and we kind of got used to that, and now we have to adjust to having fans again. It’s fun, though. Thank goodness we’re able to get some people in the stands. Looking forward to have our guys play in front of a crowd and get back to some normalcy here. We’re very, very excited about that.

“We’re hoping we can get a packed house here when Oregon comes to town, based on how this all shakes out here in the state. That’s a huge deal for us. That’s a huge advantage.”

With a handful of injuries, Ohio State will use the first half for a competitive game, switching to a controlled scrimmage in the second half. Still, there’s plenty of storylines to focus on, including the three-way starting quarterback battle.

For anyone watching the game on TV or listening to the radio, Lettermen Row has all the viewing information that could possibly be needed to not miss a moment this year’s edition of the Ohio State spring game.

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Ohio State will allow fans at its annual spring game. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

Ohio State spring game time, details

Last year’s Ohio State spring game was wiped out due to COVID-19. The last time the Buckeyes hosted their spring exhibition was in 2019, the first game inside Ohio Stadium for Justin Fields. Fields struggled, sharing first-team reps with Matthew Baldwin. The game served more as a coming out party for then-freshman Garrett Wilson, who had a touchdown catch. The Gray team won, 35-17.

  • Time: Noon ET
  • Date: Saturday, April 17
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy with a high of 58 degrees

What TV channel is the Ohio State spring game on?

The Buckeyes spring game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network with Brandan Gaudin (play-by-play), James Laurinaitis (color analyst) and Joshua Perry (sideline reporter) on the call.

How can I watch the Buckeyes online?

The game can be streamed online via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app.

Is the Ohio State spring game on the radio?

Paul Keels, Jim Lachey and Matt Andrews will have the call on 97.1 FM (WBNS) in Columbus. A full list of football radio affiliates for the program can be found here.

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