Ohio State has announced that two players will no longer play for the Buckeyes, one because of injury and another who wishes to play closer to his home in Colorado. Also, a ticket price increase may be coming.
Ohio State has announced that two players will no longer play for the Buckeyes, one because of injury and another who wishes to play closer to his home in Colorado.
Sophomore linebacker Conner Crowell, from Waldorf, Md., has decided to give up football. He has had two surgeries while at Ohio State for an injury that occurred while he was in high school. Ohio State’s medical staff had not cleared him to play.
Freshman offensive lineman Joey O’Connor, from Windsor, Colo., requested a transfer to play closer to home. He was redshirted last fall as the Buckeyes went 12-0 under first-year coach Urban Meyer.
Ticket prices may rise
It likely will cost most fans $9 more to watch their beloved Buckeyes this fall.
Ohio State’s Athletic Council will recommend Friday to the board of trustees that football ticket prices should be raised from $70 to $79 starting this fall. Also, two home games a year may be designated as premium games, with higher ticket prices.
Athletic director Gene Smith confirmed the proposed changes Wednesday. The proposed increases would help fill in a gap in the athletic budget because there are only seven home football games in upcoming years.
The cost of faculty tickets ($54) and student tickets ($32) also likely will rise along with greens fees at the university’s golf courses, but no price has been set.