With renovations to add more suites and constant ticket price increases, it’s become more expensive and challenging to see the Ohio State Buckeyes play in person. When tickets are more expensive, it’s pretty common to see a decrease in either sales or energy, and it appears that Ohio State has caught on.
Today, Ohio State announced their new plan to counter the decreased sales that we saw in 2018: half season tickets.
We're offering multi-game ticketing options - 3- and 4-game packages - for @OhioStateFB games in June. First time ever. Fans need opportunities and options. We're happy to oblige. Go Bucks! https://t.co/u1bI87b6bQ— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) May 10, 2019
I’m a fan of this update. Season tickets are pricey, and I think that introducing cheaper, partial options will be a good way to make tickets a bit more accessible for Buckeye fans that don’t have at least a thousand dollars to drop on a football game. Both packages (Rush and Blitz) include at least one game that I would consider to be “decent”, with the $327 rush package getting you into the games against Miami (OH), Maryland and Wisconsin; while the $297 blitz package gets you FAU, Cincinnati and Michigan State.
Does this solve every Ohio State ticketing problem? No, of course not. Tickets are still very expensive. However, I think that this more customizable package is a step in the right direction.
Basket Bucks adding a transfer?
The big news of the day yesterday, for a few minutes, seemed to be that Ohio State had found a player to fill the final open spot on their 2019 basketball roster. Per a report from Cleveland.com, Ohio State had landed a commitment from Cal transfer Justice Sueing. However, as a few hours passed, there was no confirmation from Ohio State or Sueing (who has been silent on social media), and the piece was updated to reflect that Sueing had in fact not committed, but was strongly considering the Buckeyes.
So, what happened here? Is Sueing heading to Columbus? Well, right now, it’s pretty hard to say. It isn’t uncommon for transfers or schools to want everything squared away before the news is officially broken, but again, we don’t know for sure that that’s the case, because neither Ohio State or Justice are speaking about it. That puts the Buckeyes in a bit of a limbo, where it seems like Ohio State certainly leads for the transfer, but could still have something to do before they can make it official.
While that seems like the likeliest option, there is, of course, the chance that Sueing isn’t leaning towards Ohio State, and that despite the report, he’s still examining all of his options. I have my doubts towards that, but at this point, it seems like we just have to wait and see where the Buckeyes stand with Sueing.
Land-Grant Holy Land will have more on Sueing when (and if) news breaks regarding his transfer status.
“No. 4 seeded Ohio State’s time in the 2019 Big Ten Tournament came to a close on Friday afternoon in a 10-1 six-inning setback to No. 5 seeded Wisconsin in a quarterfinal matchup at Andy Mohr Field on the campus of Indiana University”
It was a rough showing today for Ohio State softball in their first game in the Big Ten Tournament. Despite their lofty seeding (fourth in the conference), the Buckeyes were unable to fight off a Wisconsin team that sits right on the verge of the Top 25. The Badgers jumped all over Ohio State early with four runs in the first inning, and by the time Ohio State put up its first run in the fourth inning, the game was already out of reach.
While the loss is disappointing, Ohio State still has a shot at an at large bid when the NCAA Tournament selection show airs next Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2. It would be the fourth straight at-large bid for the Buckeyes. Given the Buckeyes’ solid record and Top 50 standing in the RPI seems to indicate that they’ll be able to grab a spot.