On Friday, not only did the Ohio State Buckeyes football team open up training camp for the 2019 season, but for the first time, they also opened up the newly renovated Woody Hayes Athletic Center to the media.
With Ryan Day now officially the head coach at OSU, some upgrades were in order for the football team’s home, as the facilities arms race is never over in college football.
In multiple places inside the Woody, there are some not-so-subtle reminders of the importance of “The Game” and the program’s rich and storied history.
However, there are also some exciting bells and whistles that should help make the players (and recruits) feel like the WHAC is a place that they would like to spend a significant portion of their collegiate years.
In addition to an arcade, there is a golf simulator, a basketball court specifically for the football team, and a barbershop; not to mention the state of the art weight room and treatment facilities.
New digs - who dis?— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) August 5, 2019
Get a quick look at @OhioStateFB's new player lounge. pic.twitter.com/eqVggn7MFj
There's even a golf simulator. pic.twitter.com/DmmurBFEK5— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 2, 2019
The wall of OSU football coaches inside the WHAC. Every coach from 1951-2010 and 2012-present is included. pic.twitter.com/0tEDxqJTCr— Tom Orr (@TomOrr4) August 2, 2019
Facilities tour (9) pic.twitter.com/S7O4M2g9Mv— Kyle Lamb (@kylamb8) August 2, 2019