The 2021 Ohio State Buckeyes football season kicks off Thursday, September 2 at Minnesota. That raises an obvious question: “How can I watch Ohio State vs Minnesota?” Well, friends, you’re in luck. You’ve come to just the right SEO-optimized place.
The game will mark the first career start for new OSU quarterback CJ Stroud, as well as the start of yet another run at a national title for the Bucks.
It’s Ohio State’s first visit to Minneapolis since 2014.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Ohio State vs. Minnesota.
Kickoff time: The game kicks off Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm Eastern.
TV: The Gophers and Buckeyes will be televised on FOX. In Columbus, the game will air on WTTE, channel 28.
Announcers: Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (color commentary), Jenny Taft (sidelines)
Radio: The game will be carried live on the Ohio State Football Radio Network. Find your local Ohio State Football radio station here.
Radio announcers: Paul Keels (play-by-play), Jim Lachey (color commentary), Matt Andrews (sidelines)
Weather: The high in Minneapolis on Thursday is projected at 72, with an overnight low of 63. The forecast for the evening calls for “considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers” which isn’t perfect, but shouldn’t materially impact the outcome of the game.
Tickets: As of Monday morning, there are still tickets available through the Gophers’ official website. On the secondary market, the get-in price is currently hovering around $80. Tickets close to mid-field start around $200 in the lower bowl, and $130 in the upper deck.
COVID stuff: In previous years, this is where we would have told you about the policies about purses or bags or other minutiae. (You can find a detailed bag policy here.) But this is 2021, and you need to know about masks, vaccinations, and other COVID-related issues.
There is not a vaccination requirement to attend the game, but the University of Minnesota says that “all individuals – regardless of vaccination status – are required to wear a mask or face covering that fully covers both the mouth and nose while indoors. The lone exception is when an individual is actively eating or drinking.”
You are “strongly encouraged” to wear a mask outdoors as well.