One of the surest signs that football is just around the corner, Ohio State released its fall camp schedule on Friday afternoon, providing dates and times for every practice, media availability and of course, the famed hotel check-in day.
The Buckeyes will begin practices in preparation of the upcoming season on Aug. 2 at 9:45 a.m. and will practice 15 times before classes begin on Aug. 20, with days off on Aug. 5, 11 and 18.
After classes begin, practices will begin at 4:30 p.m. for the rest of fall.
Like last year, Ohio State's hotel move-in day will take place after the official start of fall practices. The team will move in on Monday, Aug. 5 after practicing the three previous days.
Practices will be open to the media and for video and photography for the first 30 minutes on Aug. 2, 10 and 14 and media members will be allowed to watch the entire practice on Aug. 6, the same day BTN will be in town for the Big Ten Fall Camp Tour.
Media availabilities will be sprinkled throughout the month with select coaches and players, and you can expect Eleven Warriors to be on the scene providing updates from all of them.
The full schedule:
|No.||Date||Scheduled Media Availability|
|1||FRI., AUG. 2||FIRST 30 MINUTES OF PRACTICE OPEN; RYAN DAY, SELECT PLAYER INTERVIEWS|
|2||SAT., AUG. 3||NONE|
|3||SUN., AUG. 4||MIKE YURCICH, MATT BARNES, QUARTERBACKS AND SPECIALISTS INTERVIEWS|
|X||MON., AUG. 5||HOTEL CHECK-IN DAY|
|4||TUE., AUG. 6||FULL PRACTICE OPEN; RYAN DAY PRESS CONFERENCE|
|5||WED., AUG. 7||NONE|
|6||THU., AUG. 8||GREG STUDRAWA, LARRY JOHNSON, OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE LINE INTERVIEWS|
|7||FRI., AUG. 9||NONE|
|8||SAT., AUG. 10||FIRST 30 MINUTES OF PRACTICE (SCRIMMAGE DAY) OPEN; RYAN DAY PRESS CONFERENCE|
|9||MON., AUG. 12||NONE|
|10||TUE., AUG. 13||NONE|
|11||WED., AUG. 14||FIRST 30 MINUTES OF PRACTICE OPEN; RYAN DAY AND GREG MATTISON PRESS CONFERENCES|
|12||THU., AUG. 15||NONE|
|13||FRI., AUG. 16||NONE|
|14||SAT., AUG. 17||NONE|
|15||MON., AUG. 19||RYAN DAY, BRIAN HARTLINE, JEFF HAFLEY, MATT BARNES, WIDE RECEIVER AND DEFENSIVE BACK INTERVIEWS|
Tony Alford, Kevin Wilson, Al Washington, running backs, tight ends and linebackers are all scheduled to meet with the media on Wednesday, Aug. 21, when the Buckeyes will hold their second regularly scheduled practice following the start of classes.
The season begins on Aug. 31 at noon when the Buckeyes host Florida Atlantic in Ohio Stadium.