Friday, the second to last day of Ohio State practice before the first game week of the year, marked the biggest day of black stripe removal news yet. Previously, two players had lost their black stripes in the same day multiple times, but this afternoon marked a raising of the stakes in terms of most removed following a single day's session.
An Ohio State spokesman announced Friday evening that a trio of Buckeye newcomers had been formally initiated as full Buckeye football players. Freshman offensive lineman Evan Lisle from Centerville, former 4-star QB J.T. Barrett from Wichita Falls, Texas, and walk-on offensive lineman Logan Gaskey, from Long Grove, Illinois all had the honor bestowed on them Friday afternoon. The trio's big brothers in camp were Andrew Norwell, Braxton Miller, and Ben St. John respectively.
The team still has an intrasquad scrimmage to go before they call it a fall camp, with Sunday slated as a recovery day. Then the real fun begins as the team implements their game plan and readies to open the season a week from tomorrow against the University of Buffalo.