So, it all started early on Thursday with interim head coach Ryan Day making a deal with the Ohio State football players. If Sean Neuernberger made a field goal, they wouldn’t have team meetings later that night.
Neuernberger nailed it.
After the excitement of the newly free night had subsided, Day gathered the team and let them know that their night wasn’t exactly going to be free after all. Instead of meetings at the team hotel, they’d be heading to The ‘Shoe to see Beyonce and Jay-Z.
#BuckeyeNation it's time to get in formation— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 16, 2018
The Bucks are in the building.
We're going to see The Carters @S_C_ & @Beyonce tonight #OTRII ‼️#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/HMODHGimuO
It wasn’t long after that, that the group found themselves hanging out with DJ Khaled — the opening act for the On The Run II tour.
Buckeyes ➕ @djkhaled— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 17, 2018
We the best.
#GoBucks #OTRII pic.twitter.com/ky9D0Jfk51
DJ Khaled also took to Snap Chat to share in a rendition of “O-H, I-O” with the Buckeyes.
A chant of “O-H, I-O” between @djkhaled and @OhioStateFB is too great not to share. pic.twitter.com/VLqvWLxw7T— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) August 17, 2018
It wasn’t just backstage that the the rapper gave props to the Buckeyes either, with the team erupting from the stands when Khaled gave them a shout out from stage.
O-H ➕ HOV ➕ ️ ➕ =— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 17, 2018
Thanks to @S_C_ @Beyonce & @djkhaled for a phenomenal show in The Shoe last night ‼️#OTRII #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/YZTdEZq943
With all the drama surrounding the team the past few weeks, these guys deserve something to take their mind off what might come next, and have some fun as a group. Team bonding is never a bad thing, and hanging out with some of the world’s biggest stars has the be good for recruiting, right?