Ryan Day Showcases Renovations to Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Instagram

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bucknut1994's picture

I wonder if the new dining area takes swipes. 

#94Ways

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DS117's picture

Yes, but do they have a slide?

I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table. - Rodney Dangerfield

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TresselforPres's picture

"Hi, I'm a student athl-"

"HERE TAKE THIS IPAD. AND THIS 24/7 BUFFET. AND MY WIFE!"

Just messing, love y'all unpaid athletes <3

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Lol

This amused me.

Reminds me of Freakshow from Harold and Kumar

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

I Believe In Ohio State.

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OH-IO's picture

And don't forget the new Gene Smith Leadership Program. 

Those poor run of the milll rank and file undergrads who pay full tuition, room and board are getting hosed

OH-IO living BACK IN COLUMBUS after 32 years in the ATL. 

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Braxtonkeepsit's picture

I disagree.  Cryo therapy and nutrition are major components to their futures.  Football pays for all of this.  What is the problem?   

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ROCK1's picture

My problem, as someone with two Ohio State engineering degrees, is that facilities have gotten out of control. Yes, we want to win, but what does this tell student-athletes, most of whom will never go pro and who will have to live in a real world where they aren't catered to like royalty.

ROCK1

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Over the top facilities are hardly unique to OSU, have you seen what the nerds built for themselves overlooking Lake Michigan?

Shandy is not beer

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TNT's picture

My advice to anyone deciding between colleges: If they're asking you to pay full tuition, room, and board - cross them off your list. (Treat it as though) You didn't get in. Go somewhere that you earned a scholarship of some kind.

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seyekcuB's picture

College isn't the only path to success. Most of the jobs will be taken by AI in 20 years. Learn an actual skill.

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CowCat's picture

Go somewhere that you earned a scholarship of some kind.

The issue with that viewpoint  is that all college educations are not of the same quality. The more prominent schools like OSU can attract the best professors and graduate assistants.

For example, my degree is from Ohio State. I was unhappy after my freshman year and attended Ohio University in Athens for a quarter. It was a beautiful, fun place but I could see that the level of education wasn't as good, so I returned to Ohio State.

My advice would be: Find a school that fits your preferences and that's ranked in your intended major. If you don't know your major, go to a place like Ohio State (or similar) that are strong in many fields of study.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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TNT's picture

I respect your stance, but strongly disagree with what you said about not knowing what you want to do. If you don't have any idea what you want to major in, you belong in the work force or community college until you figure it out. Paying $30/50K per year (in-state/out-of-state) out of pocket to do "soul-searching" at a major college is extremely irresponsible. Knock out your GECs or get experience while you decide instead.

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CowCat's picture

I think it's a mixed bag.

On the one hand the football team has very lavish facilities, on the other hand the football team makes so much money that they can kick back millions to the general scholarship fund every year.

Investments matter. Building Ohio Stadium at the time was downright crazy, but we all see how that worked out. 

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Knarcisi's picture

That’s got nothing on the Premium Lounge. 

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RK84's picture

Hand ta Gawd

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Schizo's picture

I'd love some of the recovery equipment and personal training staff. 

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GareBear's picture

I'd love the full-time chef. 

Michigan sucks

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KBonay's picture

I really wish they would consult with me on the lighting....

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Ohbucksclan20's picture

Love how they take care of student athletes. This is impressive.

Go Bucks!

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Ole Uncle Charle's picture

Do any other athletes at the school have access to the WAC or is it Football only?

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JoeAndSo's picture

Some parts of the facility are probably football only but I have to imagine not all of it is.

"¯\_(ツ)_/¯"  - Joey Bosa

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TJG32's picture

NICE.....and tOSU has the money to pay for it. Straight cash. 

TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.

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gobucks1966's picture

 Boy have the times change.Football doesn't pay for that the fans do and remember when the ticket prices increase again. Sad that this is what it takes to keep up with the Jones for recruits. I can't imagine if Woody was still here not sure he would go for all these bells and whistles. I think Day makes more money in one year than Woody did his entire career here. Lets not forget these kids want paid. Here is one that will blow your mind. I have a old poster that reads the following. OSU vs UM at Ann Arbor round trip ticket $2.40 by train get your ticket at Kilers Pharmacy or City Ticket Office Nov.24 1900 that included game ticket. It cost more than that to drive to Mansfield.

Denny

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Zone's picture

Booster money helps pays for these renovations.

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The Rill Dill's picture

So does $8.00 bottles of water.

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Zone's picture

That's general pricing at movie theaters and zoo parks. No one is forcing you to go or buy water.

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Steelydan54's picture

And get off my lawn!! You young whippersnappers!!

Steelybuck54

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bucknut1994's picture

You're mad online and yelling at the clouds. The OSU football makes so much money that they give some to the actual university for academics. If they way to want renovate the WHAC then who the hell cares.

#94Ways

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gobucks1966's picture

They do make a lot of money to spend on many things but cut the ticket price down. They won't as long as we come it will never happen only go up.

Denny

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CowCat's picture

I agree with you about the ticket prices. The main reason they could get away with the price hikes and "variable pricing" was that Urban Meyer was the head coach and we knew we would win a lot.

But nothing in life is guaranteed. If we have a down spell for a few years we'll see the stands start to empty, especially if we lose "premium" games at home. Who wants to pay $195 to sit on a cold bench in November and witness a loss?

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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ibuck's picture

I have a old poster that reads the following. OSU vs UM at Ann Arbor round trip ticket $2.40 by train

Times sure have changed. That $2.40 in 1900 would be worth between $72 and $81 today, which would not even cover a game ticket today, much less a train ticket too. Does that train even operate now?

Fans are paying for upgraded facilities, including the waterfall, the recovery pools, treadmills, the weight room, player lounges, the huge scoreboard and the wifi in the stadium. Plus iPads, tutors, nutritionists, cooks, and so on.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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CowCat's picture

For sure, it all adds up. 

Some expenditures are "keep up with the Jonses", like the WHAC renovations and the scoreboard. Other expenditures like iPads should theoretically help lower costs overall by digitizing training and reducing class time.

But I think that we're reaching a breaking point with ticket prices and something has to give. My guess would be the highly-paid, overstaffed athletic department.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Chewbucca's picture

Players should be careful, If you spend too much time in that Cryogenic tank, all of restaurants will be Taco Bells when you come out.  Including the new kitchen at the WHAC.

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Chewbucca's picture

DPNDO  (Double post no delete option)

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Steelydan54's picture

Big time college sports is awash in money, and the prospective players see all those bells and whistles and think "party time"!  Then they get here and meet Coach Mick the Sadist and quickly realize that if they ever sit in one of those plush OSU logo chairs, everybody on the team and coaching staff is gonna say,  "what, you've got time to loaf?  No studies, no opponent film to watch, no pre-hab/rehab, no weight room work?"  All that fancy stuff is 95% for recruits, not National Championship Hunting Buckeyes. 

Steelybuck54

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

The bathrooms there are nicer than my whole house. 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Buckeye@317's picture

Can walk-ons use the area?  I know there are lots of extra privileges if you’re on scholarship, but curious if this is one of them.

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Buxki84's picture

I don't think 2 mini-basketball machines are going to be enough. Also, where's the skee-ball?

I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.

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Buck298's picture

Yeah, where will they redeem their tickets? 

Send the Earth Reverberating

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FTWinfrey08's picture

Friend of mine was a performance chef for Clemson’s football team. The absolutely love it. Can’t believe we are behind the curve with this. 

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DroneBuck's picture

Clemson Performance Chef: the guy that spikes their food with steroids

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analyticalguy's picture

"We can't actually pay you, young man, so we've spent all the money we would have paid you to give you a place to hang out in for the 3 to 5 years you'll be here. Oh, and then we'll offer you Real Life Wednesdays."

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JarheadBuck's picture

What the hell is the point of the fireplace is in the player lounge?  Is that now where players can take their girls on date night?  (And if so, the recliners need to be replaced with sofas.)

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Keze's picture

That's nice but they prefer to get paid and not have these nice things

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MaineStrength's picture

Love the cryotherapy float tanks & MTO food ordered by an app.  It's a great time to be an athlete.  I paid $100 for a massage & cupping in one session and another $40 for a chiropractic adjustment and some cold laser therapy this weekend.  I do both regularly and have my own electric stim machine and a bunch of other modalities that I use regularly as a former college athlete and someone that lifts 4-6 days/week that's a little banged up and works on recovery often.  I think think having access to the best strength coaches, athletic trainers, team doctors, nutritionists, etc. is a valuable benefit above and beyond the scholarship that gets often overlooked.  I'm not saying it makes up for how much someone like Dwayne Haskins makes for the university and I'm sure they'd rather have a piece of the cash instead, but that stuff is expensive.  If you're paying for this stuff your own you can easily invest $10k a year on recovery care...I do.

Strength equipment is expensive & guarantees you nothing. A strong will is free & will give you everything you need.

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DroneBuck's picture

Yawn.... do they have a waterfall inside of a waterfall yet?

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Needs an indoor slide

Shandy is not beer

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