Buckeyes Enter Final Stages of Rose Bowl Preparations

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Another sun soaked, spectacularly beautiful day in southern California on Sunday greeted the Ohio State Buckeyes as they enter the final stages of the preparation for Tuesday’s Rose Bowl Game against Washington.

For the first time on the trip, the Buckeyes ventured into Pasadena and saw the Rose Bowl Stadium. This morning, approximately 40 players and all 10 coaches participated in Rose Bowl Media Day, which included a large contingent of Ohio-based media who have covered the Buckeyes all season. Also on hand were both the Big Ten and Pac-12 networks.

After media day concluded around 9:45 a.m. PT, the Buckeyes gathered and organized for a team photo in front of the iconic Rose Bowl sign in front of the stadium. Before that, several players and coaches were able to marvel at the scene inside the stadium, which now includes a fully pained field and endzones.

After the team photo was completed, Ohio State got on its buses and headed to the StubHub Center for meetings and practice. Designed as a typical Thursday practice, the Buckeyes didn’t wear pads and were on the field for nearly two hours. The team arrived back at the InterContinental in downtown Los Angeles around 5 p.m. PT and relaxed for the rest of the night.

Tomorrow, head coach Urban Meyer will join Washington’s Chris Petersen in a press conference at 8:30 a.m. PT and then the team will move into its “Best Friday’s in Football” routine.