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OSU Students Camp Outside Schott Ahead of Michigan Game
COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- Student campers braved the cold outside the Schott on Monday and Tuesday in order to claim good seats for the Buckeyes' battle against Michigan.
Several OSU students pitched tents outside the Schottenstein Center amid single digit temperatures on Monday night to secure their places in line before they fill the general seating students section for Tuesday night's game against the arch-rival Wolverines.
Students used chunks of ice to weight their tents down while hoping the No. 22 Buckeyes (19-5, 6-5) continue their hot play after a 1-5 spell caused them to briefly drop from national rankings following a 15-0 start.
No. 15 Mchigan (17-6, 9-2) comes into Columbus tied for the Big Ten lead with Michigan State.
Students waiting outside the Schott on Tuesday morning hope the Buckeyes' current run of success continues with a win over the hated Wolverines, but some will look back on their cold-weather camp-out fondly regardless of the outcome of the game.
"It's actually really fun. We've done it a couple of other times before, and we've actually had a great time," student Chris Mannella said. "It's spending time with your friends, hanging out outside. It's something different to do."
Mannella's friend, Darren Spensiero, said the key to making it to gametime while waiting in the cold is to keep yourself occupied.
"Keep yourself busy and moving around, and you can distract yourself from the cold," Spensiero said.
The Buckeyes will try to keep from going cold again when they take on Michigan, Tuesday night at 9 p.m.