Washington head coach Chris Petersen raised an issue about the way Pac-12 games are scheduled on a regular basis last week.
"I understand TV contracts are kind of ruling, but when you start talking about student-athletes, they shouldn't have to play four night games on the road", Meyer said, according to The Blade. "They should not play four night games on the road".
"I understand TV contracts are kind of ruling, but when you start talking about student-athletes, they shouldn't have to play four night games on the road", Meyer said Wednesday, via the Blade. "I talked to [director of athletics] Gene Smith about it and I'm going to bring it up to our commissioner, [Jim Delany]. We'll find out if we really do care about getting home at 4 o'clock in the morning four times".
Ohio State's trip to Nebraska this weekend will be its third straight road conference night game after opening the season with a Thursday night game at IN and kicking off at 7:30 p.m.at Rutgers on September 30.
Meyer has a legitimate concern because night games can take a toll on any program.
"I think night games have helped the Big Ten".
This isn't - supposedly - some selfish opinion had by Urban Meyer. I'm talking about just your body and just the student-athlete welfare. This time, it is about the Big Ten schedule - or, more accurately, the number of night games in it. The Buckeyes recently played a road game at Rutgers in another primetime game. Start times for three of Ohio State's final four game shave yet to be determined, although games against Penn State (3:30 p.m. ET) and MI (12:00 p.m. ET) have been locked in.
Ohio State linemen Billy Price and Jamarco Jones echoed their coach's sentiments. "I was up at 9:30 the next day".
Players are still expected to practice on Sunday despite arriving home at 4 or 5 a.m. after Saturday night games on the road.
If Ohio State's November 4 game at Iowa is played in the evening, that would make it four night road games for the Buckeyes this season.