COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Here's a look at the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes, by the numbers:
— 4,580,597, in dollars, a conservative tabulation of how much Urban Meyer will make for coaching Ohio State in the 2013 season. That figure does not include any academic or performance bonuses (winning a Big Ten division or conference title, playing in a BCS bowl or the national championship game), but does include the university's $450,000 payment to Meyer just for remaining coach through Jan. 31, 2014. The numbers include a $700,000 base salary, $1.8 million under media contracts, $1.4 million from the Nike equipment contract, $14,400 for car leases, $12,848 in football tickets, $1,875 in parking passes for football games, $1,274 for two men's basketball season tickets and $200 for a parking pass to watch Thad Matta's team in action.
— 3,100,000, in dollars, what Ohio State will pay its three non-conference opponents to come to Ohio Stadium this season. Buffalo (Aug. 31) gets $1 million, San Diego State (Sept. 7) gets $1.2 million and Florida A&M (Sept. 21) receives $900,000.
— 1.3 million, in 1922 dollars. Cost to build Ohio Stadium.
— 106,102, the largest crowd ever at The Horseshoe, just last season against Nebraska (a 63-38 win).
— 9,922, in miles, how far Columbus, Ohio, is from the Geelong, Australia, home of Buckeyes freshman P Cameron Johnston.
— 3,310 yards, a school record for total offense in a season, by QB Braxton Miller in 2012.
— 404, wins by the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium since its opening (against 109 losses and 20 ties).
— 171, in pounds, the difference in weight between the heaviest Buckeye (DL Chris Carter at 341 pounds) and the lightest (WR Devonte Butler, WR James Clark and CB Gareon Conley each weigh 170). Put another way, Carter weighs more than two of the others combined.
— 111, page number in the online Ohio State football media guide where former coach Jim Tressel's bio resides. It's under the "Legends And Greats" section. Tressel is listed third among those legends, right behind Woody Hayes and two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin. There's no mention of the NCAA violations which led to his forced departure from the program in 2011. When he appeared at a game at Ohio Stadium last fall during a celebration of the 2002 national championship, he was lifted to the shoulders of his former players in the end zone while a capacity crowd gave him a loud ovation. The 2012 team, which went 12-0, did not get to play in a bowl game as a result of NCAA sanctions stemming from Tressel's misdeeds.
— 103, in days, time the Buckeyes had off from their last practice on the eve of the Michigan game in November until they opened official workouts on March 5, the earliest documented start to spring practices ever at the school.
— 79, in dollars, cost of a single ticket to an Ohio State game this fall.
— 63, percent of the defensive starters gone, leaving only CB Bradley Roby, S Christian Bryant and S C.J. Barnett and LB Ryan Shazier.
— 47, number of freshmen and sophomores among the 82 scholarship players on the roster.