The Ohio State Buckeyes are set to kick off their 2015 season with a road game against the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Putting football aside for a minute, there are bigger things going on in Virginia outside of football. On Aug. 26, two news reporters — Alison Parker and Adam Ward — were gunned down and killed on live television.
Following the lead of Virginia Tech, Ohio State has decided to wear the same helmet decals honoring Parker and Ward.
“Ohio State expressed a desire to show its solidarity with Virginia Tech in remembering the vibrant lives of Alison Parker and Adam Ward,” Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock said.
“Coach Beamer and I both agreed it was a wonderful gesture on the part of (Ohio State Athletic Director) Gene Smith, (head coach) Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. We hope fans of both teams join us in hopefully providing some solace to the friends, families and co-workers who continue to miss Alison and Adam.”
This is just another reminder that life is much bigger than football. It is good to see these two teams remembering what really comes first, and not being scared to take away from the game to honor two very bright young people whose lives ended way too soon.
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