Ohio State Fair is not your father’s fair, and Ohio’s biggest state fair has changed the way we see it
Ohio’s largest state fair is no longer the one that saw crowds of spectators flock to the fairgrounds for the grand opening, but instead the new location is the top of the mountain.
The top of Mt.
Zion is now home to the Ohio State Basketball Hall of Fame, with the new site set to open this weekend, and the state’s top basketball players, as well as state football coach Tom Izzo and the school’s other head coaches, are expected to make the trip.
“Ohio State Basketball is proud to announce the addition of the top-ranked and most prestigious state-of-the-art facility for basketball and volleyball, the Top-Rated Center of Excellence for the Ohio Valley Conference,” Ohio State Athletic Director Mark Hollis said in a statement released on Saturday.
“The Center of the Nation for basketball will provide unparalleled facilities and amenities for the state and the Ohio sports community, and is the perfect home for Ohio State’s most successful and high-profile alumni and coaches.”
Ohio State is scheduled to play at the new facility on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-7.
The first game will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, at the Top Rated Center of Fame in Columbus.
The first basketball game in Columbus will be played Saturday, March 20 against the University of Toledo.
The next Ohio State basketball game will take place on Saturday March 27, at 7 p.d. against the Indiana Hoosiers.
The first volleyball game will come on March 23, against the Cincinnati Reds.
There will be three basketball tournaments at the newly-built facility this season: the state championship on March 10, the Ohio Regional on March 11, and one-and-done tournaments on March 12.
Ohio State basketball, the Big Ten’s most prolific program, will play at both tournaments.
The Big Ten championship will be contested on March 17.
The state championships will be hosted at the Ohio Riverfront in Cleveland, and will be televised on the ESPN Wide World of Sports Network.