Buckeyes Set for Scarlet vs. Gray, Alumni vs. Varsity Showdowns

A weekend of friendly competition on tap at McCorkle
A weekend of friendly competition on tap at McCorkle

Oct. 17, 2013


COLUMBUS, Ohio - In an effort to formally kick off the 2013-14 campaign, the Ohio State men's swimming and diving program will welcome back former team members for a weekend of friendly competition. The Buckeyes will begin with an intrasquad exhibition, Scarlet vs. Gray, Friday evening at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion and continue the festivities Saturday morning with an Alumni vs. Varsity meet.

"It's always fun to have the opportunity to have alumni back for a meet," said head swimming coach Bill Wadley. "It really is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. The alumni love to come back for a weekend. They get to swim in the pool and sort of relive their experiences as student-athletes.

"We always try to make Saturday a fun day as well. The alumni will get a chance to meet the team for the first time and the team will have opportunity to interact with former team members."

The Scarlet vs. Gray exhibition will be open to the public with free admission. Races are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. This marks the first time fans will have the opportunity to see the 2013-14 men's and women's swimming squads in action.  Last weekend, both teams came out victorious in a season-opening, road dual with Kentucky.

Moving onto Saturday, warm-ups for the Alumni vs. Varsity showdown are slated for a 10:30 a.m. start time. Competition will follow at 11 a.m. before the home football matchup between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Iowa Hawkeyes at 3:30 p.m.

Next on the agenda, Ohio State will welcome in-state Division III powerhouse Kenyon College in a co-ed dual alongside the Ohio State women's program Oct. 25. Last season, the Kenyon men earned the program's 32nd national title by winning the 2013 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship.