Ohio State offering free tickets to federal employees during shutdown


    Ohio State's Luther Muhammad, left, drives the baseline as Bucknell's Andrew Funk defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Bucknell 73-71. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - Ohio State announced Friday that federal employees will be able to receive free tickets to athletic events.

    The first event is the men's basketball game against Maryland on Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

    Other sports being offered include: women's basketball, men's ice hockey, wrestling, women's gymnastics, and men's lacrosse.

    Should the shutdown continue into football season, those games would not be part of the offer.

    More details and information on how to get tickets can be found online here.

    Several Central Ohio restaurants and organizations have announced free offers for affected government employees. You can see the list here.

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