All of Ohio is abuzz about football! The Ohio State Buckeyes are facing off against the Oregon Ducks in the national college football championship! If you didn't snag tickets to the game, held Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas, we've got a rundown of the best ways to watch the game in Columbus!
Team Send-Off: Tomorrow, Jan. 9, Buckeyes fans will gather in Columbus to send off the team in style! Line up along Borror Drive with your signs and get your cheers ready. The Ohio State Marching Band and cheer team will be performing around 1:45 p.m. and team buses will depart between 2 and 2:15 p.m. Remember to dress really warm - it's going to be a cold one. Parking will be free in the surrounding athletic facility lots and at St. John Arena.
Sports Bars/Restaurants: We can pretty much guarantee that every screen in every bar and restaurant in the city will be tuned into the game. Some particularly prime spots include the Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill at Grandview Yard, Eddie George's Grille at South Campus Gateway and R Bar in the Arena District. There are even some more upscale restaurants that eschew TVs, like Due Amici, that will host watch-parties in banquet rooms.
On the Big Screen: Gateway Film Center, also in South Campus Gateway, is screening the game on their biggest screen. Admission is free and first-come, first-served with doors opening at 5:30 on game day.
Gear Up: If you're looking for some new scarlet and grey gear, hurry up and order from local clothiers HOMAGE. They're running a site-wide 25% off sale through the end of the day. If you want to make a statement, Ohio Against the World has some styles that have blown up since Ohio State's victory against Alabama.