Ohio State Changes Date for 2014 Virginia Tech Game
|Aug. 30||vs. Navy (M&T Bank Stadium)|
|Sept. 6||Virginia Tech|
|Sept. 13||Kent State|
|Oct. 4||at Maryland|
|Oct. 25||at Penn State|
|Nov. 8||at Michigan State|
|Nov. 15||at Minnesota|
|Dec. 6||B1G Championship Game|
Ohio State announced today that the 2014 game with Virginia Tech has been moved, from Sept. 20 to Sept. 6.
The move was prompted by ESPN, who approached the schools about a possible date change to feature the game in either a national telecast at 3:30 p.m. or a primetime affair under the lights.
The meeting will be the first between two schools that are the 2nd (Ohio State at .773) and 6th (Virginia Tech at .745) most-winningest programs of the last 25 years. Ohio State will travel to Blacksburg the following season to take on Virginia Tech on Labor Day.
The Buckeyes were off the weekend of Sept. 6, and with the switch, will now be off Sept. 20.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State will host Atlantic Coast Conference power Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 next year instead of Sept. 20, as was originally scheduled. ESPN approached both schools about the date change and the possibility of either a full national telecast at 3:30 p.m. or a primetime telecast. Both schools supported the change.