After the games are over and all the spectators are gone, one of the best teams in the country goes to work in The Horseshoe.
Athlon Sports recently asked a panel of 15 college football experts for their favorite stadiums, and Ohio Stadium was the only one to land on every ballot. The Buckeyes’ home finished second overall (105 points), however, to LSU’s Tiger Stadium (130), which was No. 1 or No. 2 on 11 ballots. [ MORE: Athlonsports.com poll: Ohio Stadium ranked No. 1 Big Ten stadium ] Ohio Stadium received just one No. 1 vote, but was no lower than No. 7 on any ballot. Beaver Stadium ranked No. 10 (31), while Michigan Stadium (28), Camp Randall Stadium (23) and Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium
Athlon Sports is doing a series of college football stadium rankings, and it was time to consider the Big Ten homes Friday. Ohio Stadium took the top spot, garnering nine of 12 first-place votes, while Memorial Stadium (Nebraska) came in second. The voters included 10 Big Ten personalities, including BTN’s Gerry DiNardo, Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina, and a pair of Athlon experts. See the full results in this post. [ MORE: athlonsports.com: Ranking the Big Ten Stadiums ] FINAL POLL (highest vote; lowest vote) 1. Ohio Stadium – 1; 2 2. Memorial Stadium (Nebraska) – 1; 5 3. Camp
Like several other stadiums across the nation, Ohio Stadium has undergone several renovations since the the 2013 season. Last month, the team added new field turf and unveiled renderings of a new locker room. The one fans will notice the most is nearing completion, and that’s the addition of approximately 2,600 seats to the south end zone. [ MORE: Maryland adds B1G logo to field | Rutgers, too ] The new seats almost close off the stadium’s iconic Horseshoe, but they also push capacity close to 105,000, which moves it ahead of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium for third largest in the
Tonight, the premiere of the Ohio State episode of LiveBIG airs after the Buckeyes’ men’s basketball team takes on the Cornhuskers at Nebraska. In one of the features we look deeper into the Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium program. The goal is for the legendary Horseshoe to control waste on game days and other events as much as possible, and it’s having remarkable success. Ohio Stadium is the largest stadium in the country to achieve zero waste (diverting at least 90 percent of waste from a landfill by recycling or composting). The 2013 football season was the best for the
Ohio State is wearing pink accessories for Saturday night’s game vs. Penn State. The Buckeyes have pink socks, gloves, armbands, mouthpieces and eye stickers. It’s all about promoting breast cancer awareness. The pink didn’t stop there, though. Prior to kickoff, pink fireworks were set off from Ohio Stadium. [ MORE: Ohio State band forms giant dinosaur at halftime ] Kind of a cool shot, no? Here’s a look at some of the pink accessories tonight: About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also
Craving something sweet? Whether you’re an Ohio State football fan or not, there’s plenty of sugar in the school’s latest annual Ohio Stadium cake. Like, 350 pounds of goodness, that is. The cake, which serves 1,000 people and was made with 90 mixes and 22 dozen eggs, can be found on the south lawn of St. John Arena prior to Saturday afternoon’s game vs. Iowa. [ MORE: See more pictures of the cake at @dmsalthouse ] I can only imagine the work and time that went into this. I love how they even included a very small Iowa contingent, too.
Is the Horseshoe about to get even bigger? According to Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch, the Ohio State athletic department will send a proposal to the university’s board of trustees next week seeking approval for a 2,500-seat addition to Ohio Stadium in 2014. The project, estimated to cost $9 million, would make Ohio Stadium the third-largest college football stadium. The two largest? Those also happen to be Big Ten venues, with Michigan Stadium coming in at 109,901 and Beaver Stadium 106,572. The addition would push Ohio State’s seating capacity from 102,329 to 104,829, surpassing Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium (102,455).
Whether you like it or not, get used to the Big Ten’s “B1G” logo. This fall, every football team will wear the logo on its jerseys (here’s a look at Illinois’ patch) and it also will appear on the teams’ fields. @AdamWidman, assistant director of athletics communications at Ohio State, tweeted a picture of the freshly added logos at Ohio Stadium. They sit at the 25-yard line on each side of the field. [ESPN.com: Ohio Stadium ranked No. 1 in Big Ten] I may be in the minority, but I’ve become a fan of this logo. I wasn’t crazy about