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Scarlet Sunrise: Ohio State to host three pregame shows Saturday

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Urban Meyer and FOX's Big Noon Kickoff will air from Ohio Stadium on Saturday. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Ohio State to host three pregame shows Saturday

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Ohio State to host three major pregame shows for Penn State clash

Ohio State’s game against Penn State has been hyped up for weeks, and it has been billed as the game of the year in the Big Ten.

It’s so big that all three pregame shows will be on site for the clash between the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions. ESPN’s College Gameday, FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff and Big Ten Tailgate will all three be in Columbus, in and around the Horseshoe before the game.

College Gameday will start at 9 a.m. on the south lawn in front of St. John Arena. Big Noon Kickoff will air near the “Victory Bell” tower at Ohio Stadium from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The show will then move inside the stadium for the second hour of the show. Big Ten Tailgate will start at 10 a.m. It will be located near the RPAC.

All three pregame shows will lead into the huge matchup, which will decide the Big Ten East.

Help Ohio State beat Penn State in the Tackle Hunger Giving Challenge!

Buckeye Nation needs to rally an early comeback against Penn State. Ohio State is facing off against PSU in a giving challenge. The school that raises the most funds for their student food pantry wins the challenge.

Penn State is off to an early lead, and the Buckeyes are asking for your help to mount another classic comeback.

With every $5 donated, 25 meals will be provided to food-insecure students at Ohio State.

Don’t let Penn State win; visit to see the progress and join the challenge!

Buckeyes basketball beats Stetson

Ohio State didn’t have to worry about a post-Villanova hangover. After cruising last week to a huge win over the then-No. 10 Wildcats, the Buckeyes easily took down Stetson 86-51. Ohio State jumped out to a 28-3 lead in the first half, and the game was never in doubt Monday night at the Schottenstein Center.

Kyle Young led the Buckeyes with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Kaleb Wesson chipped in 13 points and grabbed eight boards. Ohio State was able to empty the bench, and 11 of the 13 Buckeyes who played scored.

The Buckeyes will be back in action Friday night in Columbus.

Ohio State names champions from blowout win at Rutgers

The Buckeyes had an easy week against a terrible Rutgers team with a 56-21 win over the Scarlet Knights on the road Saturday, improving to 10-0 on the season with huge games against Penn State and Michigan on deck.

Ohio State named champions from the win over Rutgers on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, as well as a special teams player of the game. The list of champions can be found below:

Offense: RB J.K. Dobbins, RB Master Teague, TE Luke Farrell, TE Jeremy Ruckert, TE Rashod Berry, WR K.J. Hill, WR Chris Olave, LT Thayer Munford, LG Jonah Jackson, RG Wyatt Davis, RT Branden Bowen, OL Gavin Cupp, OL Nicholas Petit-Frere

Offensive players of the game: QB Justin Fields and WR Binjimen Victor

Defense: DT DaVon Hamilton, DE Tyler Friday, DE Zach Harrison, LB Tuf Borland, CB Jeff Okudah, LB Malik Harrison

Defensive player of the game: CB Shaun Wade

Special teams player of the game: LB Dallas Gant

New Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters

Former Ohio State players Mike Doss, Justin Zwick and Anthony Schlegel joined Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward at Roosters to talk about the importance of Chase Young’s return to the Ohio State defense as the huge game against Penn State looms.

The guys broke down last weeks win over Rutgers, key matchups to watch against Penn State, where Ohio State can exploit the Nittany Lions, who wins and the score predictions. The panel gives thoughts on everything about the big game this weekend. Oh, and they did it all while enjoying delicious food at Roosters.

The full episode can be found here.

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Spencer Holbrook

Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his second year covering the Buckeyes. He was previously the sports editor at Ohio's student newspaper, The Post, where he covered Ohio University football and men's basketball.