Ohio State released some details yesterday about its celebration on Saturday at Ohio Stadium to honor the national championship football team.

Ohio State released some details yesterday about its celebration on Saturday at Ohio Stadium to honor the national championship football team.

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for the program, which will start at 11 a.m. and last an hour. It is free to the public. Parking is free in all surface lots and in the Lane, West Lane, Tuttle, Northwest, Neil and Arps garages.

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Entrance will be at the following gates: North Rotunda 1, NR 2, NR 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 23, 25, 8, 14, 16 and 24.

There will be general admission seating in A and AA decks, as well as room for 2,500 fans who would like to stand on the field. Field access will be determined via an online lottery starting at 10 a.m. today. To participate in the lottery, go to Ticketmaster.com, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or go to the Ohio State Ticket Office.

The Big Ten Network has broadcast and streaming rights. The radio broadcast will be on WBNS-FM (97.1).

Meyer friend to coach Spence at E. Kentucky

Former Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence will transfer to Eastern Kentucky to play for coach Dean Hood, who is a boyhood friend of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's from Ashtabula.

Spence was banned in November by the Big Ten after a second failed drug test. He is a pass-rusher with elite speed and quickness and was considered the crown jewel of Meyer's first recruiting class in 2012.

He had 12 tackles, including one sack, as a freshman backup. In 2013, Spence became a starter and led the Buckeyes with eight sacks and had 52 tackles.

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