The new-look Ohio State football team will return to Ohio Stadium in April. The date for the 2023 LiFEsports Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 15, at noon in the ’Shoe.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at http://go.osu.edu/fbtix. General admission prices are $7, plus there will be a limited number of reserved seating options available at $15 and $30. Service charges may apply. Parking is free.
The spring game is presented by Union Home Mortgage.
“Finish on the 50”
In conjunction with the spring game weekend, fans will have an opportunity to “Finish on the 50” as the Ohio State 4 Miler, presented by the Ohio Beef Council, Raising Cane’s and Union Home Mortgage, returns to Ohio Stadium as a springtime event. The run/walk celebration of football and fitness will be held on Sunday, April 16.
Registrants for the 4 Miler will receive a ticket to the spring game in addition to a Nike race shirt and an official finisher’s medal. More information is available at www.ohiostatefourmiler.com/registration/april-2023/.
First Look in 2023
The spring game exhibition will be the first opportunity for fans to see quarterbacks Kyle McCord and Devin Brown compete in 2023. The two are the front-runners to replace 25-game starter C.J. Stroud, who declared for the 2023 draft.
Stroud threw for 8,123 yards and 85 touchdowns in 2021 and 2022, was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist and is the Big Ten record-holder in career passing efficiency at 182.39.
McCord, a 6-3, 222-pounder from Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, just completed his second full season with the Buckeyes. He has played in 12 games the past two years, including a start in 2021 vs. Akron when he threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns.
Brown, from Gilbert, Arizona, is a 6-3, 210-pound true freshman who played briefly in two games this season for the Buckeyes: vs. Toledo and Rutgers.
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