Ohio State-Navy Opener in Baltimore to Kick Off at Noon

By Kyle Rowland on February 28, 2014 at 11:38p

There's been much speculation about Ohio State and Navy's season-opener in Baltimore. Would the date change? Might it be played at night? 

The answers seem to have come – no and no. The Buckeyes and Midshipmen will kick off the season Aug. 30 at noon in the Baltimore Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium. The game time was listed on the Naval Academy and Baltimore Sun website in an advertisement for tickets. 

The hangup has been the Orioles, who also have a game scheduled that day against the Minnesota Twins. Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium share a parking lot. The Orioles' game time has not been announced, but it will presumably be a 7:05 p.m. start.

REMINDER: Ohio State-Navy tickets are currently on sale


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UrbanCulture's picture

Noon away games don't bother me...those damn noon home games tho...

Seattle Linga's picture

I always love me a nooner!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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buckskin's picture

Brian Rolle will be back in our starting lineup for this one game after the NCAA granted him eligibility based on the badassness of this one play alone. 

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ColdBuckeye's picture

Good! I'd be happy with 12 noon starts 

ColdBuckeye's picture

8 AM here in Alaska; steak & eggs with some scarlet hot sauce. 

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KBonay's picture

Whelp....that is 9am here.  Breakfast of Champions...


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thirtytrap's picture
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Hovenaut's picture

Oh hell yes, I'm thirsty now.

Have to do it up Balmer style though, and just add a little bit of


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BuckeyeinToledo's picture

I was at the last OSU-Navy game... That play rocked the stadium harder than anything else I've experienced there. 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Can't wait!! I'm thinking about trying to get tickets and flying up for the game.  All of this talk is getting me excited.  I'm already ready for some football!!

Go Bucks!!

Denny's picture

Relevant information for those traveling to Baltimore by train on game day: drinking on Amtrak is allowed. I'm not sure about the MARC trains. 


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Urban Ohio's picture

I don't need to drink to enjoy the Buckeyes.

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

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Denny's picture

Nor do I. That doesn't mean I don't prefer to.


rdubs's picture

My fellow MARC commuters never seem to have any trouble with the conductors when they are getting prepped for the weekend on a Friday.

Nutinpa's picture

I hope to be there and make a weekend out of it.  Still very disappointed it is not a nationally televised night game. To me, that stinks, but oh well, the show goes on.

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HattanBuck85's picture

I love NOON games!

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." - Woody Hayes

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buckeyedude's picture

It feels weird saying this, but do you realize how HOT it's going to be in August, @ noon in Baltimore?



Denny's picture

Thing is, it'll be hotter in the late afternoon/evening. We're going to be roasting in the (disgustingly purple) stands. 


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Chief B1G Dump's picture

The Navy is putting lasers on its ships!

I like turtles.

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Have a lot of respect for the military academies, pound-for-pound they are as tough as anyone.  Navy typically has the strongest football program and they're a tough out.  That said, GO BUCKS let's start the season strong with a convincing victory.  Hope Brax has a great season with really good balance passing and running, our secondary is much stronger, and all those super recruits have a chance to shine.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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unknownmusketeer's picture

I don't know what your definition of a highlight reel is, but mine is:


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ODEEZ330's picture

One of my favorite plays. One of my fav tress players

stark county football

thatlillefty's picture

Just down the road from DC... I'll be there. Who's coming with me?!

Bloombergl's picture

Got my tix.  Plan to go to both Bucks games in MD this year!

dcbucks's picture

For those of you who wont have the means to tailgate, I have contacted two nearby bars about the pregame plans:

Pickles Pub, which is the #1 Orioles pregame spot, will be open at 8:00am with their gameday specials (16oz can beer for $4). The OSU v Navy game will have sound on inside and outside if you don't have a ticket. Also, during the O's game at 7pm they will have $2 16oz cans from 2nd inning to end of the 8th. 

Magerks Pub & Grill, Baltimore's main OSU watch bar, is opening at 8:30am. They should be packed with an all OSU crowd in the fun neighborhood of Federal Hill. 
Both of these bars are a half mile walk to the stadium, Magerks is east of the stadium in Federal Hill at S. Charles St. and E. Cross St. Pickles is north of the stadium adjacent to Camden Yards on Washington Blvd.