An insider’s guide to making the most out of away games.
The Buckeyes will be on the road to face Penn State, Maryland, Purdue, and Michigan State, and we found some students from each state to show us the proper way to do a road game while still keeping all the emotions and feelings you get while pregaming and celebrating on Ohio State’s campus.
Pack your bags (with only Ohio State gear, duh)—it’s time for a road trip.
Madi Cano | Frequently visits family near East Lansing for MSU games
No game day can start without grabbing some pre-game food. What’s the go-to place to get some good grub?
Coney Island—it’s such a Michigan thing to go there. Also, Pizza House and Gigi’s Cupcakes.
And how do we get to the stadium? Is bus/ride sharing the best route, or is it within walking distance?
Campus is huge, so definitely Uber.
On the other hand, if the Buckeyes lose, where’s the best spot to sulk and what drink do you recommend?
I would just drive home. They’ll start doing their stupid windmill hand motion and want to relive their win from 2015.
Sadly not everyone is 21, do you have any suggestions?
They’re super strict about fake ID’s. Just try to tailgate instead.
What are the most Insta-worthy spots around the area?
Spartan statue in front of the stadium (definitely do an O-H-I-O pic and make him dot the I).
Are there any cool or up-and-coming spots near where the campus is?
Grand River is just like our High Street.
Are there anything places that are overhyped here?
Red Cedar River Trail.
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