Akron, Sept. 3: 8 Ball Sports Bar

Akron, Sept. 3: 8 Ball Sports Bar

8 Ball is located near the intersection of Cleveland and Morse. Akron is located near the intersection of Cleveland and morose. Perfect match!

8 Ball Sports Bar

2100 Morse Rd., North Side

614-436-2948

8ballsportsbar.com

Toledo, Sept. 10: Barley's Smokehouse

When the Rockets roll down from Ohio's armpit, you'll want to fend off the stench with the sweet smell of brisket. -Chris DeVille

Barley's Smokehouse

1130 Dublin Rd., Grandview

614-485-0227

barleysbrewing.com/smokehouse

at Miami, Sept. 17: The Jury Room

For a battle of powerhouse programs plagued by alleged NCAA infractions, The Jury Room seems appropriate. If you can't see the TV, watch an illegal online stream on your phone to get in the spirit. -Chris DeVille

The Jury Room

22 E. Mound St., Downtown

614-220-0964

juryroomcolumbus.com

Colorado, Sept. 24: Ruby Tuesday

Everyone knows Boulder is full of hippies. On the right night, so is Ruby's. So grab your patchouli and let's snuff out the Buffs! -Chris DeVille

Ruby Tuesday

1978 Summit St., Campus

614-291-8313

rubytuesdaylive.com

Michigan State, Oct. 1: Out-R-Inn

The early fall days will still be warm enough to enjoy the patio TVs at the Out-R-Inn, a Campus dive that touts a true party spirit. Suck it, Spartan self-discipline! -John Ross

Out-R-Inn

20 E. Frambes Ave., Campus

614-294-9259

at Nebraska, Oct. 8: Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill

There's a lot going on these days in Nebraska if you're into cattle husbandry. Steal their true love and eat it with a delicious burger from Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill, a really nice restaurant disguised as a sports bar. -John Ross

Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill

900 Goodale Blvd., Grandview

614-299-6639

buckeyegrill.com

At Illinois, Oct. 15: MoJoe Lounge

You'll find me cheering the boys from Illinois with a Champaign cocktail at MoJoe Lounge. Try a Pear Blossom, an enticing blend of pear vodka, elderflower syrup and sparkling wine. - Kristen Schmidt

MoJoe Lounge

600 N. High St., Short North

614-225-1563

Wisconsin, Oct. 29: Bar Louie

Wisconsin's known for cheese. Ohio's known for toasting it. At Bar Louie, you can enjoy an Aged Wisconsin Grilled Cheese sandwich as the Buckeyes unravel their Midwest rivals. -John Ross

Bar Louie

504 N. Park St., Arena District

614-220-0900

barlouieamerica.com

Indiana, Nov. 5: The Library Bar

If you're looking for a Campus bar without the normal Saturday crowds, hole up at The Library Bar. It's a vintage dive with cheap drinks and shelves of dusty books to read in case the game's a rout. -John Ross

The Library Bar

2169 N. High St., Campus

614-299-3245

librarybar.com

At Purdue, Nov. 12: Bier Stube

Pound a boilermaker while the Buckeyes pound the Boilermakers. Keep the beer light and the whiskey strong for maximum enjoyment. -Kristen Schmidt

Bier Stube

1479 N. High St., Campus

614-299-5467

Penn State, Nov. 19: BBR

The plethora of televisions at BBR will give you ample opportunity to compare and contrast Luke Fickell and Joe Paterno all day long, in high definition. The made-for-football menu is worth a visit, too. -Kristen Schmidt

BBR

106 Vine St., Arena District

614-365-7625

bbrcolumbus.com

At Michigan Nov. 26: Little Bar

Only a 20-foot screen could do justice to an event this massive. This will be a great spot to share the Michigan game with several hundred of your closest friends and their beer bellies. -Kristen Schmidt

Little Bar

2195 N. High St., Campus

614-291-8887

thelittlebar.com