ATHENS, Ohio -- Athens will be the center of the college football universe on Wednesday, Nov. 6, as the Ohio football team plays host to Mid-American Conference rival Miami on the 150th anniversary of the birthdate of college football.
This special edition of the 'Battle of the Bricks', presented in partnership with The Post, will be nationally televised on ESPN2 from Peden Stadium, with kickoff set for 8 p.m. ET. The matchup is a key component of the NCAA's season-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of college football and is being played 150 years after Rutgers and Princeton (then known as New Jersey) played the first-ever college football game on Nov. 6, 1869.
The celebration will include one enrolled Ohio University student in attendance winning free tuition for the spring 2020 semester (Click here to view Tuition Giveaway details). Admission to the game is FREE for all Ohio students. Students will be registered to win when they scan their student ID at the Peden Stadium gates. The winner of the tuition giveaway will be announced during the first timeout of the fourth quarter.
Ohio will be hosting a pregame student tailgate in Walter Fieldhouse from 6-7:30 p.m. ET featuring a live performance by DJ KayC as well as free Timbits and hot chocolate. Ohio will also be giving away 2,000 thundersticks to students.
Fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy, which will be on site at Peden Stadium as part of the CFB150 Anniversary Celebration.
Admission is also free for all Ohio faculty and staff, who can receive up to four FREE tickets. Faculty and staff can visit the Convocation Center ticket office during the week (9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET) or visit the Peden Stadium ticket office on game day to receive their tickets.
In addition, 1,500 tickets will be available to purchase for just $1.50 tickets by visiting ohiobobcats.com. Ohio has set a goal to make history as the first-ever MAC school to sell out a midweek game.