RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State will pay more than $2 million in total guarantees to bring Virginia Tech, Kent State and Cincinnati to Ohio Stadium to play the Buckeyes in football this fall.
The university disclosed the payouts on Tuesday at the request of The Associated Press.
Cincinnati, located a couple of hours away, will receive the most money — $888,246 — to come play the Buckeyes on Sept. 27. Kent State, also located about 2 hours away, gets $850,000 to appear in Columbus on Sept. 13. Virginia Tech, which comes to Ohio Stadium on Sept. 20 as the first of a home-and-home series with the Buckeyes, will receive a $350,000 guarantee.
The Buckeyes get an $850,000 guarantee to open against Navy on Aug. 30 at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium.