|8/30||Navy (at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium)|
|10/25||at Penn State|
|11/8||at Michigan State|
|12/6||Big Ten Championship Game|
Ohio State has released key dates for the 2014 campaign:
|2/5||National Signing Day|
|4/12||Spring Game (1:00 PM, Ohio Stadium)|
|7/28||Big Ten Media Days|
Among the highlights are the beginning of spring camp, the school's "pro day" and the 2014 Spring Game, which returns to Ohio Stadium after a one year hiatus to Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium while renovations of the Horseshoe were completed.
15 spring practices, including the Spring Game, will start Tuesday, March 4. The team will hold a second practice on March 6 before Ohio State's spring break, March 10-14. Following the break, the team will resume practice on March 18, leading up to the Spring Game, which will be held after an Ohio State-Michigan lacrosse battle on April 12.
Virginia Tech and Cincinnati headline the out-of-conference schedule. The Hokies are coming off a disappointing 8-5 campaign, but the Cincinnati Bearcats will be looking to improve on their 9-4 mark under second-year frontman Tommy Tuberville.
The Michigan game followed by the Big Ten championship game will always be tough, but without penciling the Buckeyes into Indianapolis, thankfully trips to Happy Valley and East Lansing sandwich a home-tilt with Illinois. (And Minnesota is no slouch either; it's good to see them back on the schedule.)