Ohio State football: Buckeyes break spring game attendance record with over 100,000
The Ohio State football program has always had a special fan base, but Buckeye Nation went above and beyond this weekend.
More than 100,000 Ohio State fans poured into The Shoe on Saturday to watch their team practice, setting a spring game attendance record.
Incredibly enough, Ohio State broke its own record on Saturday. The Buckeyes nearly eclipsed 100,000 at last year's spring game, posting an attendance of 99,391.
"I was here last year as a recruit. I can't believe we beat that number. It's incredible." -Baker on 100,189 fans pic.twitter.com/l0AG205O4f— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) April 16, 2016
In the week leading up to this year's game, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer had been lobbying to fans on social media to come out and help the Buckeyes break last year's mark and top 100,000.
100,000 Strong pic.twitter.com/GbAvPX5flm— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) April 13, 2016
Buckeye Nation certainly came through for Meyer and his team in a big way.
Awesome atmosphere! pic.twitter.com/RW8mwtmfk5— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) April 16, 2016