Scarlet Sunrise: Ohio State reveals spring game format, scoring details

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Ohio State reveals spring game format, scoring details

The Buckeyes’ spring game always takes the form of a glorified scrimmage. But it comes with somewhat of a game atmosphere, thanks to the 75,000 or more fans that typically show up for the exhibition.

Ohio State revealed the format of Saturday’s spring game, as well as its scoring details and other notes Tuesday.

The Buckeyes will play four quarters: The first three will be 12-15 minutes long with play clock stoppage in effect, and the fourth quarter will be only 10 minutes with a running clock. Halftime will also be 10 minutes.

As of now, the plan is for the exhibition to follow and offense vs. defense scoring system, meaning that the offense will be rewarded for scoring traditionally while the defense will get points for touchdowns (6 points each), takeaways (3 points each), three-and-outs (3 points each), quarterback sacks (2 points each) and forced punts (1 point each). 

Although rosters will be released later this week, the spring game will feature “Scarlet vs. Gray” again. FOX is broadcasting the exhibition. Kickoff is set for 12:05 p.m., and Jason Benetti, Brady Quinn and former Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer will be on the call from the booth. Meanwhile, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft will be reporting from the sidelines.

Young Ohio State players who can generate buzz in spring game

The spring game is the first chance for a lot of Buckeyes underclassmen to make a name for themselves in the Horseshoe, especially the newcomers.

Last year, true freshman wide receiver Carnell Tate scored his first Ohio State touchdown and two of the team’s most dynamic defensive players — Sonny Styles, then a safety, and linebacker C.J. Hicks — flashed as sophomores.

Which young guys will generate buzz in this year’s spring game? Lettermen Row tackled that question, highlighting six Buckeyes players in particular who could turn some heads in Ohio Stadium Saturday.

Check it out here.

Buckeyes golfer, Masters debutant Neal Shipley set for ‘special’ experience at Augusta National

Neal Shipley, a 23-year-old Ohio State golfer and runner-up at the US Amateur last August, is set to make his Masters debut this week.

The James Madison grad transfer posted five top-20 finishes and one top-10 finish in his first season with the Buckeyes. He’s earned his way to Augusta National.

“The opportunity to play Augusta National is really special, especially given the circumstances that I’ll be playing it under,” Shipley said. “And, you know, I think everyone who grows up playing golf competitively, or you know, at any level, kind of dreams about playing at Augusta or competing in the Masters, so it’s certainly living out one of my childhood dreams. I’ve heard so much about the week and how special it is.

“I’m just really excited to experience it, experience the Masters and everything that it represents for our game.”

For the full story, head on over here.

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