With ominous weather headed into Columbus on Saturday, Ohio State is considering a change to the start time of its spring football game.

On Thursday afternoon, OSU coach Urban Meyer posted a tweet about the game, asking that fans stay tuned “for more information about a potential change” to the start of the game, which is scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m.

Meyer added, “We want to see another full house at The Shoe!! Best fans in the land! Thank you for your support and GO BUCKS.”


#BuckeyeNation you are the best fans in the nation!!! Please stay tuned for more information about a potential change to the Spring Game start time! Go Bucks! pic.twitter.com/JwUSMXKrMW

— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) April 12, 2018


The Buckeyes announced on Thursday that the OSU men’s lacrosse game against Michigan scheduled for Saturday has been moved to 7 p.m. Friday.

In the press release about the lacrosse change, OSU said it is “evaluating” the forecast and would make a final decision “at a later time.” Jerry Emig, the spokesman for the football program, said a decision will be made by Friday morning at the latest.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Weather Channel forecasts a 45 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms at 1 p.m. Overall on Saturday, there is an 80 percent chance of rain. The chance of rain increases from 15 percent at 8 a.m. to 55 percent at 10 a.m. and remains close to that percentage the rest of the day.

The game is sold out, with 79,000 tickets distributed. Capacity is reduced at Ohio Stadium for the second straight year because of renovations.

Michigan, Wisconsin and Northwestern have already canceled their spring games because of the likelihood of inclement weather.

Ohio State’s spring game offers considerable intrigue this year largely because of the three-way battle to succeed J.T. Barrett as the Buckeyes quarterback. Meyer has said throughout spring practice that it is too close to call among Dwayne Haskins Jr., Joe Burrow and Tate Martell.

Ohio State announced earlier that it would allow umbrellas and ponchos into the stadium for the spring game.