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University encourages safe and healthy championship game celebration

Ohio State plays Alabama tonight for shot at a second CFP national title

As Ohio State hunts for a national championship tonight, university leadership is reminding Buckeye fans to cheer on the team in a safe and healthy way.

Ohio State and Alabama meet in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.

The Buckeyes are 7-0 overall and coming off a 49-28 CFP semifinal win over Clemson Jan. 1 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Alabama is 12-0 and fresh off a 31-14 victory over Notre Dame in the CFP semifinal at the Rose Bowl.

When the two storied football teams meet on the field, fans are encouraged to remember every game is a home game.

The university’s What’s your why? public health campaign supporting a safe and healthy football season continues through the national championship game. The campaign encourages Buckeyes to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by engaging in gameday traditions at home and not hosting or attending large gatherings.

Last month, Gov. Mike DeWine extended the statewide curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Jan. 23, 2021. Ohio State is reminding students, faculty and staff that the university’s health and safety requirements apply on and off campus.

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