Tonight, "Friday Night Football" in Ohio will take on a new meaning.
For the first time in 60 years -- when Woody Hayes was still the Buckeyes' coach -- Ohio State football will play on a Friday night, when it heads to Evanston, Ill., to face Northwestern in a primetime matchup.
First announced in 2016 and introduced in 2017, the Big Ten began playing six Friday night games per season as a part of their new television contracts. Thus far, Ohio State -- which opposed the Friday night games when they were first announced -- has avoided being featured in the contests, although as evidenced by this season's scheduling, the Buckeyes could only avoid Friday night for so long.
Nevertheless, Ohio State's unique scheduling has caused complications for Buckeyes fans back home, particularly those connected to high school football. With watching Ohio State being a ritual for many -- if not most -- in the Buckeye State, high school attendance could suffer, which could prove problematic for programs whose budgets rely on Friday nights.
Already, some have taken to social media to voice their displeasure, including the Ursuline Football program, which called for a "statement" to be made to Ohio State by not watching the game.
So where do you stand? Are you looking forward to the Buckeyes' break from the usual? Or should Ohio State and the Big Ten stay away from Friday night?