The Ohio State Buckeyes will play the Oregon Ducks on Monday to determine the first national champion of the NCAA's inaugural College Football Playoff. It has to be an exciting time for the students in both Eugene, Ore. and Columbus, Ohio; however, yesterday, Ohio State sent out an email to its students that may put a slight damper on their National Championship Game plans: 

Students traveling to National Championship Game may not be excused from classes. Huh

— Jordan Wagner (@JWagnerOSU) January 6, 2015

Essentially, the letter states that OSU students must check with their professors before buying their ticket for the National Championship Game, or, more likely, deciding to skip their first classes of the semester to darty instead. If they fail to do so, they could be disenrolled from their class; it's standard operating procedure for any university. If you don't show up for the first week of class, then you lose your spot to someone on the waitlist.

Hopefully, the university professors will be understanding of what a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this is for the students. If not, well, the students can always schedule that class next semester, right? In any case, we'd advise that they just follow the advice of their starting quarterback, Cardale Jones.

[via Barstool Sports]

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