Thursday, June 18, 2009

Buckeyes Release Full 2009 Schedule

Coach Griffin and the Ohio State Buckeyes put the final touches on their 2009 schedule this week, and while nothing can equal the surprise that accompanied the recent agreement to play the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame for the next several years, there is another recent addition to speak of. The Buckeyes have decided to drop one service academy from their schedule in favor of another, canceling an agreement with the Naval Academy, and adding a home and home with the Cadets of West Point.

The major stumbling block on the non-conference schedule is the Pete Carroll led juggernaut that is Southern Cal. The Buckeyes got blown out last year in the Coliseum, but they're hoping to get a bit of payback when the Trojans come to Columbus in week two. Week three has the Buckeyes playing in Cleveland against the Toledo Rockets, part of an every year agreement the Buckeyes honor with in state MAC schools.

The Big Ten schedule will be rugged as always, but will perhaps be the toughest when OSU travels to Happy Valley to play the Nittany Lions, and when they go to the Big House to play what most believe is a new and improved Michigan team.

Ohio State 2009 Football Schedule

September 5 - Navy
September 12 - USC
September 19 - Toledo (neutral site)
September 26 - Illinois
October 6 - @Indiana
October 10 - Wisconsin (Raz)
October 17 - @Purdue
October 24- Minnesota
October 31 - Open
November 7 - @Penn State
November 14 - Iowa
November 21 - @Michigan (jello)
Nov 28 - @Notre Dame (DatNDaz)

The fans hope to give their team that extra something it will take to beat the Trojans.