Ohio State to “Scarlet the Shoe” Against Iowa, Celebrate 100 Years of Ohio Stadium Against Rutgers

By Dan Hope on July 13, 2022 at 12:51p

Ohio State will host both a black-out and a scarlet-out at Ohio Stadium this season.

After announcing earlier this week that it wants fans to wear black at the Sept. 24 home game against Wisconsin, Ohio State announced Wednesday that it will “Scarlet the Shoe” for the Oct. 22 game against Iowa, encouraging fans to wear scarlet apparel for the Buckeyes’ home tilt against the Hawkeyes.

The proposed scarlet-out could also mean a return of the all-scarlet “Color Rush” uniforms Ohio State debuted last season against Penn State in a game that was also designated as a “Scarlet the Shoe” game.

Ohio State also announced Wednesday that its Oct. 1 game against Rutgers will be the homecoming game, which will also feature a celebration of Ohio Stadium’s 100 years.

OSU has now announced the game themes for each of its six September and October home games. The home opener against Notre Dame will feature a reunion of the 2002 national championship team, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The second game of the year against Arkansas State will be a “Scarlet & Gray Game” and include a celebration of this year’s Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame class, while the third game of the year against Toledo will be the alumni band game.