Wednesday night, members of the national champion Ohio State Buckeyes football team are taking part in the pre-game festivities before the contest between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Great American Ball Park. The Buckeyes' presence in Cincinnati apparently has the city's major college wondering why it can't get teams from OSU to stop by its facilities.
Cincinnati tweeted a bit of a shot at Ohio State, asking the Buckeyes to schedule an away game against the Bearcats in either football (at Nippert Stadium) or men's basketball (at Fifth Third Arena). The school also cites OSU's decision to hold its 2013 spring game at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals, as another example of Ohio State's willingness to travel to the city.
">@OhioState, you've been to Paul Brown. You've been to Great American. We would love to host you at Nippert or Fifth Third. — U of Cincinnati (@uofcincy)
Hey @OhioState, you've been to Paul Brown. You've been to Great American. We would love to host you at Nippert or Fifth Third. ?
— U of Cincinnati (@uofcincy) April 8, 2015
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Ohio State currently leads the football rivalry, 15-2, but as Land-Grant Holy Land notes, Cincinnati hasn't won a game between the two on the gridiron since the 1800s. They haven't played each other much in basketball either.
Will calling out Ohio State on Twitter work? Probably not, but it's certainly an interesting tactic.