COLUMBUS: The Buckeyes will have to be awake early.
Ohio State's first three home games to start the 2012 season — the Buckeyes' first under Urban Meyer — will all kick off at noon.
The games on Sept. 1 against Miami (Ohio), Sept. 8 against Central Florida and Sept. 15 against California each will start at noon.
Four Ohio State start times had already been announced, including consecutive night games vs. Nebraska (Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.) at Ohio Stadium and at Indiana (Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.). Ohio State will play under the lights a third time at Penn State on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. The rivalry game with Michigan will kick off at noon on Nov. 24 at Ohio Stadium.