The Ohio State football team is in California this week for the Rose Bowl -- but there is more to do than just prepare for a game against Washington.

Rose Bowl: Ohio State Buckeyes arrive in Southern California

Coach Urban Meyer and select players took part in a welcome ceremony (along with Washington coach Chris Petersen and members of the Pac 12 champion Huskies) at Disneyland on Wednesday, officially kicking off a week of events that will lead up to the 105th Rose Bowl Game on Tuesday at 5:10 p.m. Eastern. 

Numerous media opportunities will be part of the week, the next coming Thursday morning when Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and a handful of Buckeye defenders take questions from reporters prior to a contingent from the Washington offense including quarterback Jack Browning and star running back Myles Gaskin. 

The junior from Wayne says he is doing some research about "The Granddaddy of Them All."

RELATED: What the players are saying about ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’ 

Ohio State offensive coordinator Ryan Day — who will replace Meyer as head coach of the Buckeyes after the Rose Bowl — and Dwayne Haskins headline players from the Buckeye offense who will speak Saturday morning, and all members of the two-deep are scheduled to be available Sunday. 

RECRUITING: Day addresses his first signing class5 takeaways

The teams will practice this week at the StubHub Center, and two sessions for each team will be open to the media. 

Off the field, both teams are set to take part one the annual Lawry’s Beef Bowl, among other planned events. 

Cox Media Group Ohio is already on site in SoCal, so be sure to check back for updates all week. 

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X