Ohio State Drop Duals With Alabama & Florida, Adds U.S. Open For 2019-20

by Spencer Penland 0

September 12th, 2019 Big Ten, College, News

The Ohio State Buckeyes have released their meet schedule for the 2019-2020 season. The schedule looks very similar to Ohio States’ schedule last year, with only a few differences. In terms of differences in dual meets, the Buckeyes will not be competing against Florida or Alabama again this year. They have two mid-season meets on the schedule for this Fall: their own Ohio State Invite, which will be held November 21st-23rd, and the U.S. Open – December 4th-7th. Last year, the Ohio State Invite was attended by Stanford, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Yale, Pitt, Ohio University, West Virginia, Kenyon, and Toledo.

Ohio State’s men’s team had an excellent season last year, taking 3rd at the Big Ten Championships, and finishing 9th at NCAAs, which was their highest finish since 2010. The Buckeye women also came in 3rd at the Big Ten Championships, and were 25th at NCAAs. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished behind IU and Michigan respectively at Big Tens.

The Buckeyes are slated to host 7 meets this season (plus the intrasquand and alumni meets). In addition to the Ohio State Invite in November, this year they will again be hosting the Ohio State Winter Invite in February. OSU’s Winter Invite largely serves as a final tune-up before conference meets, and as a championship meet for those swimmers who aren’t on the conference meet roster for their teams. Ohio State will be hosting a Last Chance NCAA qualifying meet again this year, at the beginning of March.

Here is the full 2019-2020 meet schedule for Ohio State:

Date Opponent Host
10/4 Scarlet vs Gray @ Ohio State
10/5 Alumni Meet @ Ohio State
10/18-10/19 Texas A&M/Louisville @ Texas A&M
11/1-11/2 Virginia Tech/Penn State @ Penn State
11/8 Kenyon/Akron @ Ohio State
11/15 Denison @ Ohio State
11/21-11/23 Ohio State Invite @ Ohio State
12/4-12/7 U.S. Open @ Atlanta, GA
1/3-1/4 Kentucky @ Ohio State
1/18 Michigan @ Ohio State
1/24-1/25 Shamrock Invite @ Notre Dame
1/31 Pitt @ Pitt
2/14-2/16 Ohio State Winter Invite @ Ohio State
2/19-2/22 Women’s Big Ten Championships @ Iowa
2/26-2/29 Men’s Big Ten Championships @ Indiana
3/1 Last Chance Meet @ Ohio State
3/14-3/16 CSCAA National Invite @ Cleveland State
3/14-3/16 NCAA Diving Zone Championship @ Purdue
3/18-3/21 Women’s NCAA Championships @ Georgia
3/25-3/28 Men’s NCAA Championships @ IUPUI

Here are Ohio State’s results from their dual meets last season:

2018-2019 Opponent Women’s Result Men’s Result
Texas A&M Loss Win
Louisville Win
Virginia Tech Win Loss
Penn State Win Win
Kenyon Exhibition Exhibition
Akron Win
Denison Win Win
Kentucky Loss Win
Michigan Loss Loss
Pitt Win Win

Here are the 2019 NCAA finishes for Ohio State’s opponents this season:

Opponent Women’s NCAA Finish Men’s NCAA Finish
Texas A&M 13th 17th
Louisville 4th 5th
Virginia Tech 40th 35th
Penn State T-27th T-29th
Kenyon 2nd (DIII) 3rd (DIII)
Akron 39th
Denison 3rd (DIII) 1st (DIII)
Kentucky 15th 25th
Michigan 3rd 13th

*Kenyon and Denison are NCAA Division III programs

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