Currently the Buckeyes are conditioning for the start of full team drills Feb. 2. The players are individually working out now to get their arms and legs in shape because once the coaches start working with them in February, the first game will be just three weeks away. From Feb. 20th through the 22nd, the Buckeyes will participate in the inagural BIG EAST-Big Ten Challenge.
Ohio State "Challenge" Games are:
Feb. 20 Fri. vs. Notre Dame# Dunedin, Fla. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 21 Sat. vs. Connecticut@ St. Petersburg, Fla. 4 p.m.
Feb. 22 Sun. vs. Cincinnati@ St. Petersburg, Fla. 10 a.m.
# at Dunedin Stadium; @ at Progress Energy Park
Tickets for the BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, are available online at www.BIGEASTBigTenChallenge.com. Those interested in purchasing tickets via phone can call 410-472-3500.
An all-tournament pass, which provides access to all 27 games of the Challenge, can be purchased for $10. Individual venue passes are available for $5. An individual venue pass will admit one spectator to the any game on a given day at Progress Energy Park, the Raymond A. Naimoli Complex, Jack Russell Stadium, Bright House Field or Dunedin Stadium. Youth and social organizations also can sell all-tournament passes with a portion of the proceeds going to the selling organization. Information about fundraising opportunities also is available at www.BIGEASTBigTenChallenge.com.