Ohio State may move spring game to Cincinnati

Published 1:03 am Thursday, June 21, 2012

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State University athletics officials say they are discussing playing the Buckeyes’ 2013 spring football game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

The one-time move to the home of the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals would come during renovations to Ohio Stadium. The school says resurfacing work will be going on at the stadium next spring after 1922-era coating and concrete are stripped from portions of the Columbus stadium’s A and C decks.

A school spokesman said talks will continue with the Bengals and Hamilton County on the proposed move to 65,535-seat Paul Brown Stadium along Cincinnati’s riverfront.

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The Buckeyes have played one game in the stadium — a packed-house, hard-fought 23-19 victory over the University of Cincinnati in 2002, when Ohio State went on to a national championship.