Oct. 3, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will host Detroit in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital CJD Memorial Game at 7 p.m. Friday at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Admission is $5, with all proceeds donated to the Nationwide Children’s PICU in Colleen Dobbins name.
Colleen Dobbins, the daughter of Buckeye associate head coach Dave Dobbins and his wife, Erin, passed away suddenly at Nationwide Children's Hospital March 24, 2011, at 5 ½ months old. With the help of Lifeline of Ohio and Nationwide Children's Hospital, Colleen became an organ donor and saved the lives of two other children.
In addition to the fallball matchup between two 2013 NCAA Tournament team squads on the field, activities in the stadium will include a bounce house, face painting and face tattoos and corn hole games.
Ohio State and Detroit have met five times during the regular season, with this marking the first matchup in the fall. The teams first faced off Feb. 7, 2009, the inaugural game for Nick Myers as the head coach of the Buckeyes and the first contest for Detroit as a varsity program. Ohio State is 5-0 vs. the Titans all-time. Detroit won the 2013 MAAC championship before falling at Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The Buckeyes are coming off one of the best seasons in program history, which included the first NCAA home game and second appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals for the Buckeyes. The squad topped Loyola and Denver en route to the ECAC tournament title, the first postseason crown for a Buckeye squad.
Ohio State continues fallball action with a scrimmage vs. North Carolina at noon Oct. 12 at Calvert Hall in Baltimore, part of the MRB ‘Thumbs Up’ Weekend. In Columbus Oct. 18, the Buckeyes will close the fall slate when the current Buckeyes take on Buckeye alumni who have moved on to professional lacrosse. The matchup is set for 7 p.m.