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Ohio State spring game will kick-off earlier to avoid weather problems

After some back and forth, the Buckeyes decided to move the game up instead of cancelling it altogether.

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Update: On Friday morning, the Ohio State Athletic Department announced that Saturday’s spring game would occur, but that the game time would be moved up to 11:45 a.m., overlapping with the time-slot vacated by the lacrosse game.

The stadium gates will now open at 10 a.m. Keeping this game on Saturday was clearly a huge priority for the program, as many in the midwest were simply canceling. Hopefully the game leads to a booming recruiting weekend.

Update: The Ohio State-Michigan men’s lacrosse game has been moved to Friday night at 7 p.m. ET. Originally, the lacrosse game was scheduled for 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, with the Spring Game following right after.

While the Spring Game is still on, there may be a time change.

Bad weather is forecast in parts of the Midwest this weekend, leading to some schools cancelling their scheduled spring games. The Ohio State Buckeyes—as of 12:35 p.m. ET on Wednesday—are not one of them. OSU is still slated to kickoff their scrimmage on Saturday at approximately 1:45 p.m. ET.

While the Spring Game is still penciled in, the weather may be a factor. According to The Weather Channel, the outlook for Saturday in Columbus forecasts showers early, with steady rain occurring in the afternoon. Winds will be about 10-20 miles per hour, and there is a chance of thunder, too.

Wisconsin and Michigan have already called off their Saturday spring games, with Minnesota moving their game from Saturday to Thursday. Iowa State has also cancelled their spring game, and their weather forecast has rain, chance of thunder and winds speeds of 20-30 miles per hour.

If there are any updates with the spring game (time change, cancellations, or reschedule), we’ll keep you posted here at Land-Grant Holy Land.