When you think about some of the most menacing stadiums and teams in the B1G, there are plenty of great ones that come to mind. Penn State at Beaver Stadium, Ohio State in the Horseshoe, Wisconsin at Camp Randall and the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium are all considered incredibly difficult atmospheres.

For one former Ohio State player, though, there’s one unusual stadium, and one team, that still haunts him.


Monday, the kickoff time was announced for the Oct. 20 meeting between Ohio State and Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium. The start time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET and the game will be aired on ESPN. After the announcement, Jeremy Birmingham of Letterman Row posted a tweet explaining why West Lafayette is a “weird” place to play.

Former Buckeyes tight end Jake Stoneburner agreed.

“Playing at Purdue will always haunt me,” Stoneburner responded.

Ross-Ade Stadium has been a bit of a nightmare for the Buckeyes since 2000. The Boilermakers have secured four wins against Ohio State on their home turf in that time. There were another two really hard-fought games the Buckeyes pulled out.

Stoneburner was a member of the Buckeyes from 2009-2012 and made two trips to Purdue, one in 2009 and again in 2011. Ohio State lost both meetings.

Ohio State’s most recent trip to West Lafayette turned into a laugher, as it posted a 56-0 win over Purdue. That was in Darrell Hazell’s first season with the program and the Boilermakers finished the year 1-11.

The Buckeyes have more talent than the Boilermakers but anything can happen in college football. And even former Ohio State players are concerned about the Oct. 20 trip to Ross-Ade Stadium.