The Ohio State Buckeyes arrived in New Orleans, LA on Saturday the 27th to prepare for the game against Alabama January 1st. The 72,500 seat Mercedes-Benz Superdome is sold out.
The Buckeyes started working out on Friday after taking a few days off for the holidays. They chartered a plane down to New Orleans. After they arrived they had a team meeting and dinner.
Sunday they practiced at the Superdome then went by bus to Tulane University to lift. A press event followed.
Monday morning they had a two-hour practice session. They practiced as if it was a typical Wednesday. Media were welcomed to the practice session.
Today, Tuesday, is media day for both teams at the Superdome. The team will practice from 11:45-2:00 pm and then at 4:00 pm some of the players will visit pediatric patients at the Oschner Hospital.
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Quarterback J.T. Barret, Left Back Darron Lee, Left Back Raekwon McMillan, and Center Back Eli Apple have been named Freshman All-Americans. Also, Half-Back Jalin Marshall, Right Back Curtis Samuel, and Offensive Guard Billy Price have been named with the above All-Americans to ESPN’s All-Big Ten freshman team. You can read more about them here.
The Ohio State Buckeyes extend their winning streak over the Wisconsin Badgers in the first shutout in the history of the Big Ten Football Championship Game. Wisconsin Badgers were totally shut out with the 59-0 win on Saturday. The 59-point win is also the largest margin in the championship game history. More notes here.
What’s next: Now that they’ve won the B1G Championship, the Ohio State Buckeyes can go on to the CFP Semifinal Allstate Sugar Bowl game. This will be played New Year’s Day Thursday, January 1 against the Alabama Crimson Tide in New Orleans, LA at 8:30 p EST. It will be covered on ESPN as well as 97.1 FM. The Crimson Tide are ranked number 1 in the country while the Buckeyes are number 4. The winner of this game will advance to the College Football Playoff Championship to be held January 12 in Arlington, TX. The winner of this game will play the winner of the Rose Bowl to be played in Pasadena, CA at 4:30 p EST. The players in the Rose bowl are the number 2 Oregon Ducks and number 3 Florida State Seminoles.
Ohio State’s win on Saturday against the Michigan State Wolverines gives them a 24 consecutive regular season record as well as a 10-game winning streak overall. The score was 42-28. Freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett fractured his right ankle in the game and is scheduled for surgery Sunday. He will miss the rest of the season.
Barrett is a Heisman Trophy candidate for his 2,834 yard throw and 34 touchdowns this season. He was named the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year.
The Ohio State Buckeyes will play the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indian on Saturday, December 6 at 8:17 PM. You can see it on FOX. Ohio State is considered a three-point underdog to Wisconsin for this game. Shh. Don’t tell Ohio that!