With fall on the horizon, we’re in our Ohio State of mind. To us, fall is for Buckeye football, and afterBig Ten Media Day last week, we’re more excited than ever to talk about what’s to come this season. 🏈
Head coach Ryan Day + three key players — quarterback C.J. Stroud, wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and safety Ronnie Hickman all took the podium to answer media questions about the upcoming season. We’ve pulled some top quotes that are sure to build the hype ahead of the Sat., Sept. 3 season opener.
Ryan Day is entering his fourth full season as head coach of the Buckeyes. | Photo via @ohiostatefb
🎤 Coach Ryan Day
When asked about the highly anticipated season + home opener against Notre Dame — “I think our guys feel it. I think they feel the excitement. I think they feel the anticipation. I think they just feel the community rally around this team. But that first game being a night game is — I mean, how else do you cut it? It’s going to be electric, and our guys know that. So there’s a little bit of urgency about them, and there’s going to be this preseason.”
When asked about losing to TTUN last season — “Maybe at some places 11-2 with a Rose Bowl victory is a good year. It isn’t at Ohio State. Our three goals are: beat the team up north, win the Big Ten Championship, win the National Championship. That’s our goals, and those things didn’t happen last year.”
C.J. Stroud was the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2021. | Photo via @ohiostatefb
On his performance in 2021 — “I feel like I’ve barely touched my potential. I feel like I can do a lot more … There’s always room for improvement. I look at Tom Brady and his mindset. He comes back every year with something to prove that he has to do better.”
Cheers to the local businesses + residents who participated in CBUStoday’s first Drink Up Week. We had the best time showcasing specialty drinks throughout the city + we’re already looking forward to next year.
You can still order Carfagna’s prosciutto-infused tequila margarita. | Photo via @CBUStoday
The Ohio State Fair is underway, which means fair food is on the menu. After a two year hiatus, there are 25 new foods and many returning treats to try. Check out these eight delicious options, including edible cookie dough sundaes, alfredo stuffed turkey legs, and waffle bombs. 🍨 (The Columbus Dispatch)
Additional tickets have been released for the Workout for Wildlife event at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Sat., Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. + 1 p.m. Try a yoga-based beginner workout class with penguins + a post-workout snack and mimosa. 🐧
Bubbly Hall, the first New Albany food hall, is set to open in October. The 15,000 sqft food hall with 7,000 sqft of patio space will be located at 6031 Central College Rd. + feature spots like The Pit BBQ Grille + Fay’s Crepes. 🍽️ (614now)
After two weeks on the road, the Columbus Clippers return for a home series tomorrow against the Rochester Red Wings. This home stand has exciting promotions, including a guest appearance from professional wrestling legend Ron Simmons on Fri., Aug. 5 during the 7:05 p.m. game. ⚾
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Editor’s pick: I can’t believe August is already here. Mitch and I have some fun stories planned, and I’m so excited to share. If you’re interested in new openings, developments, a foodie destination road trip, or local markets + diners — August is your month.
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