At this time of year, two weeks past Labor Day and two months before Thanksgiving, the only holidays we get are totally obscure. Because of Ohio State’s loss last week, today is one — Pinata Day. The sports editor gets a day off from answering letters, but the OSU coaches are less enthused, as they are the targets of the sticks.
An emotional Jonathan Waters returned to Ohio State this morning to play in the alumni band. The former director of the Ohio State Marching Band was fired in July by the university after not addressing a "sexualized culture" in the band.
In addition to a quadruple Script Ohio, the Ohio State marching band paid a tribute to D-Day by performing a quadruple "USA" with a huge flag in the center during halftime of the OSU-Kent State game today.
Even though offensive line recruit Drew Richmond committed this week to Mississippi, signs point to Ohio State staying on the scent of the Memphis, Tenn., prospect until national letters of intent can be signed starting on Feb. 4.
Ray: I was fortunate enough to attend both of Ohio State’s regular-season games against Notre Dame in 1995 and ’96, and it was a fantastic atmosphere on and around both campuses. But Thursday’s announcement about the series in 2022 and ’23? I’m not happy about it.