Ohio State football kicks off spring practice

Ohio State football starts spring practice Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The start was the earliest documented practice in OSU history because of the university’s switch to the semester system. The practice, which will feature players working out without full pads, kicks off a 14-session schedule leading up to the program’s annual Spring Game, which is scheduled for April 13. The Spring Game will take place in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati because of construction at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes will practice again Thursday before taking off for spring break and resuming practices March 19. OSU last practiced Nov. 27 before its season finale against Michigan. Under the direction of coach Urban Meyer, the Buckeyes finished the 2012 season 12-0 – its first undefeated season since 2002. OSU finished No. 3 in the final Associated Press poll. read more