Each year Ohio State University’s football team plays other football teams that are (how shall I say) “not as good.” OSU and other big college teams do this to run up their records in September of each season before conference play starts.
In 2014 OSU will be handing out checks worth over $2 million to get non-conference teams to play them. THE University of Cincinnati is getting a quick pay day of $888,246. Kent State will be paid $850,000 for the two hour bus ride. Virginia Tech will show up at the Horseshoe and get a measly $350,000.
ESPN also reports the Buckeyes are getting a check themselves. $850,000 to play Navy in Maryland to open the 2014 college football season on August 30th.