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Saturday Tailgate: Ohio State

September, 27, 2013
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ESPN.com's Austin Ward talks about the excitement, tradition and festivities surrounding a night game at Ohio Stadium.

4-star WR set for Ohio State visit 

January, 17, 2013
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While Ohio State is hoping to lure one Texan away from Oregon in ESPN 150 running back Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto), another Texan said he will make a visit to Columbus, Ohio, to see if it’s a good fit for the future.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- First, Mickey Marotti will make sure the team is loose, warm and ready for a game.

Then the Ohio State strength coach will do the same thing with the fans.

In a video posted on Friday, new Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer and Marotti went over the details of the new "quick cals" designed to help get the students in the south end zone fired up at Ohio Stadium starting with the opener next week against Miami (Ohio). And it's clear they're expecting the same level of intensity in the stands as on the field.

"We want to start a new tradition and show the relationship between our student body, the best student body in America, and our football team," Meyer said in the instructional video. "... We ask you to join. Can't wait to see you on Sept. 1."

That date has long been circled on the calendar for Ohio State as Meyer begins his first season.

But now it's not just the initial test of his Buckeyes on the field. The fans will be evaluated for the first time as well.

A YouTube video released by Ohio State director of player personnel Mark Pantoni:

Adam Rittenberg looks at Ohio State's famed Ohio Stadium as one of the toughest places to play in the Big Ten.

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