Ohio State Buckeyes ready to start second phase of summer workouts

With preseason football practices set to begin Aug. 7, the Ohio State Buckeyes will enter their second phase of summer workouts Friday, the university announced Thursday.

This phase will last 14 days and include:

• Up to 20 hours per week of activities but not for more than four hours per day.

• Up to eight hours per week of weight training and conditioning but without the use of sports equipment.

• Up to six hours per week of walk-throughs, which can include a football but won’t include conditioning, contact, protective equipment or speed drills.

• Up to six hours per week of meetings, including film review, position meetings, one-on-one meetings, etc.

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According to an Ohio State press releease, “The health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes is our highest priority. Health and safety protocols are designed to be as responsible as possible based on guidelines established by the Ohio State COVID-19 Transition Task Force and its Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup, and also the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health.

“Ohio State football players are being routinely tested for COVID-19 and training/workout decisions will continue to be re-evaluated by medical staff to protect the health and safety of students.”

Ohio State players returned to campus June 8 and paused workouts July 7 because of positive COVID-19 tests. They resumed workouts July 14.

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