COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 24: The opening kickoff takes place between Iowa and Ohio State during the first quarter on September 24, 2005 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Iowa 31-6. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Ohio State football has added a game to the 2022 schedule. The Buckeyes will face the Toledo Rockets, both schools announced today. The game is set for September 17.Toledo has been one of the most consistent programs in the Group of Five. The Rockets have gone to seven bowl games in the last eight seasons. The team hasn’t finished with fewer than seven wins since 2009.Rockets athletic director Mike O’Brien is excited about the game. From Toledo’s release:“We are very pleased to add Ohio State to our non-conference football schedule in 2022,” said O’Brien. “Ohio State has one of the richest histories in college football and will be an exciting challenge for our program. We now will be playing at Michigan State (2020), Notre Dame (2021) and Ohio State (2022) in consecutive years. We think our players and our fans are very excited to be playing in these types of environments.”While Toledo is an in-state opponent for the Buckeyes, the two teams haven’t faced off too often. This is set to be the fourth meeting between the two.The last game between the two sides was actually fairly close. In 2011, the year before Urban Meyer took over at Ohio State, the Buckeyes edged out the Rockets 27-22.The first two games were not as close. In 1998, Ohio State won 49-0, and in 2009, the Buckeyes rolled to a 38-0 win.This is the second non-conference game added to the Ohio State 2022 schedule.The Buckeyes host Notre Dame on September 3, two weekends before the Toledo date. Ohio State says that it is working on a September 10 non-conference game to round out the schedule in its release.Other future non-conference opponents for the Buckeyes include Akron, Boston College, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, FAU, Miami (OH), Oregon, Texas, Tulsa, and Washington. This year, Ohio State hosts Oregon State to open the season, and have a neutral site date with TCU and an additional home game vs. Tulane.
Samples of all food and beverages served at the function have been handed to the various government authorities to carry out an independent investigation while the hotel will also carry out an internal investigation.The results of these investigations will be shared with all concerned. Cinnamon Grand said it regrets this incident and will ensure its fullest cooperation towards ascertaining what caused it. The police had told the media that it had launched an investigation over the incident. The hotel, meanwhile, said that it facilitated the transfer of the affected guests to hospital and all twelve guests had been discharged on Saturday. A leading hotel in Colombo said that it has launched an internal investigation into an incident where guests attending a private function at the hotel, fell ill last evening.On Friday evening, twelve out of 175 guests attending a private function at the Oak Room of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo fell ill during the event.