Coronavirus: Ohio State football team encourages fans to stay together in uplifting video

Coronavirus: Ohio State football team encourages fans to stay together in uplifting video
The Ohio State University football team told its fan base to be patient, and that hopefully soon, Ohio Stadium will be filled to watch the Buckeyes play. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sporting events remain in limbo due to the coronavirus, but the Ohio State University football team is urging fans to be patient and stay safe.

The football team released an uplifting, positive video on its Twitter account Friday, telling fans to “Stay safe. Stay positive.”

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“Wherever you are, know that we’ll all be back together in the same place when the time is right,” the team wrote on Twitter.

The video, called “Places,” shows vintage footage from Ohio State football games, including clips featuring announcers Keith Jackson and Brent Musburger.

“It’s called the Horsehoe, down by the Olentangy,” Jackson says in the video.

“The 'Shoe, in Columbus, Ohio, is rocking today,” Musburger says.

Then a narrator begins reading from Dr. Seuss’ classic, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” as the video shows scenes of Ohio Stadium, signs posted during the pandemic and people staying put at home, playing games and being patient.

"The first concern is public health and the student-athletes’ health and well-being,” Ohio State football coach Ryan Day said Wednesday during a teleconference call. “Hopefully, as we come out of this thing, we pass the test because that’s what’s being challenged to our team, that this is a test. Get yourself better during this time.”