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Urban Meyer wants 100,000 at Ohio State spring game

Ohio State set a spring game record with 99,391 fans in 2015.

Ohio State set a spring game record with 99,391 fans last year beating their own record from 2009.

Now head coach Urban Meyer is wanting to see 100,000 this year.

“There’s nothing like performing in front of 100,000 people,” Meyer said today during his weekly address with the media. “It’s supposed to be great weather so I’m hoping we get 100,000 people."

“So I’m appealing to our fans to come out and support us, for a lot of reasons. It’s supposed to be a nice day so come out and watch your team play. We appreciate you coming out and the value this year of coming out [for our players] is probably greater than in our four years here.”

Tickets for the spring game can be purchased online http://go.osu.edu/SpringGameTix16, in person at any Ticketmaster outlet and at the OSU Athletic Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-GOBUCKS.

General admission seats are $5 and there are a limited number of reserved club seats available for $15.

Children ages 6 and under are free in the general admission sections only (everyone in club seating areas will be required to have a ticket). Current OSU students get in free with a valid OSU ID.

A ticket to the spring game will also admit fans into Ohio State men’s lacrosse match against the University of Michigan at 11 a.m. Saturday ahead of the spring game at 1:30 p.m.

Here are some other notes from Meyer's weekly press conference, courtesy of Ohio State Athletics:

The young Bucks

This spring Meyer welcomed one of the most inexperienced group of players he has ever had for a start of spring drills: 39 lettermen are on the roster, but only 35 of them lettered on last season’s 12-1, Fiesta Bowl-winning team. Plus, only six starters return – three on either side of the ball.

His previous four Ohio State teams returned 45, 38, 50 and 47 lettermen in 2015-14-13 and 2012, respectively, and they each returned double digit starters with 16, 12, 13 and 15 along the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

In his 10 years as coach at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida, his teams have never had fewer than 38 returning lettermen or fewer than eight returning starters.

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