Randy Wade Organizing Rally Outside Ohio Stadium on Saturday Morning, Urges Other Big Ten Parents to Follow Suit

By Kevin Harrish on August 23, 2020 at 2:53 pm
Rally at the 'Shoe

Randy Wade is taking the fight to campus.

The father of Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade organized a rally of a few dozen parents of Big Ten athletes near Big Ten headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois, on Friday afternoon as they called for transparency and communication following the conference's decision to postpone its fall season.

Now, Wade is bringing that fight to Ohio State's campus, and he hopes other parents across the conference follow suit.

Wade is organizing a rally, similar to the one that took place on Friday, outside of Ohio Stadium's north rotunda on Saturday at 11 a.m., and he's calling for parents at other programs across the Big Ten to join them in Columbus or organize similar rallies at their respective schools.

Several other parents of Ohio State football players – including Kamryn Babb's stepmother Amanda, the president of Football Parents at Ohio State, and Paris Johnson Jr.'s mother Monica – have also indicated they will be at the Shoe for the demonstration.

In a second tweet, Wade also told encouraged Ohio State fans who plan on attending Saturday's protest to be sure to wear a mask.

Following Friday's rally, Wade said he would continue to push for more communication and transparency from the Big Ten, and would even organize another protest if need be.

“If we have to, we’ll make another statement,” Wade said after Friday's rally. “Maybe I can put it on a weekend, maybe I can put it in a better location, and we’re going to make another statement. We’re going to keep pressing it until we get some more transparency.”

With the rally planned for outside the Shoe on Saturday, Wade is following through on that promise.

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