Ohio State's Game at Virginia Tech in 2015 Will be on Monday Night

By Vico on August 26, 2013 at 7:27p
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Let's look ahead to 2015 for a moment, shall we?

The "Labor Day" policy cited is a yearly series involving a home ACC team on Monday night on Labor Day. It has been going for ten years now. Virginia Tech played on Labor Day to begin the 2012 season, narrowly beating Georgia Tech.

It will be worth researching when was the last time Ohio State played a regular season game on Monday, if it has done so at all.

Source: @VT_TTL

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THE_JUICE's picture

I'd be fine with beating them any given Monday.

Buckeye06's picture

i will be there; sounds like a trip I need to make

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

OK then.

Class of 2010.

Nkohl13's picture

Not sure what to think of this.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

That will be Ohio State's 3rd game without Braxton. :(

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Mr. Slick's picture

Not calling you a liar, but we will have 2 games BEFORE Labor Day Weekend in 2015??

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Whoops. Must have looked at the '14 schedule instead.

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MN Buckeye's picture

VA Tech has not been very relevant recently. It would be great to see turn it around.

Haybucks's picture

This year, this weekend, against 'Bama.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


TheHostileDwarf's picture

Virginia Buckeyes, let's go represent!
Between this game and Maryland being in OSU's division, it helps softens the blow of no longer living in the Great State...

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I plan on being there for the weekend!

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

NCBuckeye1's picture

I definitely plan on driving up from NC to catch this game, and I will be in Chapel Hill the following year for our game against UNC.

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Vico's picture

In response to my inquiry about when was Ohio State's last Monday regular season game, our own Nicholas Jervey:


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Nicholas Jervey's picture

Blast, you beat me to it (sort of). You can tell which staffers are seasoned veterans and which are newbies.

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Sean N's picture

What were the circumstances of that game? I remember them playing Wyoming (I think) on a Thursday night once around then in one of those exempted games that aren't around any more. But not a Monday night game.

Sean N's picture

Damn. Nicholas is fast. Thanks for the info.

Nicholas Jervey's picture

For the record, the last regular season Monday game Ohio State has played was against Fresno State on August 29, 1994 in the Pigskin Classic. Ohio State won that 34-10 in Anaheim, California.

So, does anyone have memories or stories about that game they'd like to share?

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brband64's picture

Like many of us, I watched this one on TV; the only thing about it that sticks out in my memory is, at one point, the announcer described the kicking of Mike Malfatt as "suspect" - which prompted a spit take as Malfatt had recently been arrested for...I think it was shoplifting.  
After a decent career at OSU, not sure what happened to him - hopefully he got his life on track.

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05Buckeye's picture

That game was at the old Big A, Anaheim Stadium, in Anaheim. That place has since been remodeled and is now Angels Stadium, home to baseball's Angels. 
I believe that is Ohio State's last game on a multi-purpose grass field. If you remember, the NFL's Rams were the Los Angeles Rams at the time and shared the Big A with the Angels. 

d1145fresh's picture

Urban continues an effort to put Ohio State in the spotlight on a national stage. That will be THE game of the day in primetime. Smart move in my book. Also from my calculations we will be on a 42 game winning streak going into that game so it will be exciting. 

Matt Gutridge's picture

I remember that game because I was a freshman in college.
Ohio State won 34-10 and it was the Ohio State debut of Orlando Pace, Shawn Springs and Rickey Dudley.


dubjayfootball90's picture

Whoops with caps lock

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Denny's picture

Va Tech/Boise St. at FedEx a few years ago was on a Monday night, and it was goddamned crazy. I like this idea.


Mirror Lake Jump's picture

Enter sandman, Buckeye victory, Someone has a case of the Mondays.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Pretty sure productivity in Ohio will be pretty low the following Tuesday.

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southbymidwest's picture

We'll be there! Husband is a VT alum, OSU daughter and I will outnumber him, heh. Looking forward to it as VTech has a nice campus and will have a great crowd for that game.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Well it's Monday night
A new week has begun
I turn on my TV
For some pigskin fun
I see a Super Bowl season here on ABC
The biggest game each week is their specialty
I gotta get ready, make everything right
Cause Monday night football's coming on tonight

Are you ready
Are you ready
Are you ready, ready
Are you ready for some football?

A Monday night party
Hey, this is "Rocking" Randall Hank
Ready to get the good time started
We got the teams on the field
And we turned down the lights
All my rowdy friends are back for Monday night

Now everyone watches this prime time show
New York, Nashville, San Francisco
We love to watch the kickoff as the game begins
Pretty cheerleaders and las minute wins
The screaming crowd and the linebacker's stare
Scrambling quarterbacks and signals in the air
Big hits are coming, the 'backs are cutting inside
Everybody turns it up Monday night

Everybody's a fan
Hey, this is the biggest party, man
We got Frank, and Al, and Dan
They got the thing started
Week after week, it's the time that is right
All my rowdy friends are here on Monday night

zack_man99's picture

Looks like the game got moved.  I am thinking maybe Urban agreed as it would be only game that night, nationwide.  An opportunity to showcase OSU.

FROMTHE18's picture

Im pretty sure Virginia Tech hates playing on Saturdays

pjtobin's picture

I am going to try and go. I bet it is a good time. 

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painterlad's picture

Monday night in Blacksburg. Better keep those two traffic lights a hummin'.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

factor11's picture

I attended tOSU and my twin brother went to Virginia Tech.  My older sister attended VaTech during the Vick years and we saw more than a couple games.  The two of us (brother) have been anticipating these games for awhile now and you can expect us to be in the front row, reppin' our respective teams.  Very excited for this.  One of the hilarious things is though my parents shelled out far more dollars to VaTech, they both are stronger Buckeye fans, frustrates my siblings to no end.

AJW_16's picture

This also means that both the 2014 and 2015 seasons will begin on the road. Have we ever gone consecutive seasons with road openers?
And when do we play Indiana on the road to open the season? It's either 2016 or '17, and if it's '16, that would be three straight road openers. Interesting.

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mh277907's picture

I've already called off work for that Tuesday


VABuckeyeInsanity's picture

I can't wait for this, I'm already trying to get tickets for the home and home at both places, being from VA the Tech home game will be easy, still working on the game at the SHOE

southbymidwest's picture

By the way, for all of you who are planning on going, and need hotel rooms, get them EARLY. There aren't many hotels in the greater Blacksburg area, and they fill up for Hokie home games. You can also try Salem and Roanoke if you get closed out of the greater Blacksburg area-they are about a half hour up the road. BTW, the Hotel Roanoke is a beautiful, restored historic hotel that is run in partnership with VT and Hilton Hotels.

painterlad's picture

I've heard that guests at the Roanoke hotel just up and disappear.

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OurHonorDefend09's picture

With Ohio State's luck, VT will miraculously turn into a 4-8 team the next two years and all Buckeye fans will have to hear is how awful their non-conference schedule is. (See: Miami (FL), Cal, etc.) 
Sarcasm aside, it's very hard to schedule games this far in advance and expect a good matchup; however, I feel like VT is a safe bet to beef up the schedule. I like this move for all parties involved.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

hetuck's picture

I wonder if this is wishful thinking on the part of the VT AD. With OSU now on semesters, it means players miss class the following day. I can see why VT wants it and ESPN wants it, but I'll believe it when I hear confirmation from an OSU official. Plus it affects scheduling for the following weekend. 

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