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Ohio State prepares for football kickoff

The university is boosting security. OSU has hired an outside security company, at the cost of about $15,000 dollars a game, to check for prohibited items, such as weapons, coolers, food and beverages.

Resuming a policy from last year, University and Columbus police will continue to enforce open container laws. Drinking alcohol is not allowed on university property including parking lots and the stadium. The rules will also be enforced on High Street.

And for the first time this year, all tickets will be printed with a bar code. The private security workers will scan student tickets and check student ID cards as part of a new university policy to crack down on ticket scalping.

Tamara Keith has been a White House correspondent for NPR since 2014 and co-hosts the NPR Politics Podcast, the top political news podcast in America. Keith has chronicled the Trump administration from day one, putting this unorthodox presidency in context for NPR listeners, from early morning tweets to executive orders and investigations. She covered the final two years of the Obama presidency, and during the 2016 presidential campaign she was assigned to cover Hillary Clinton. In 2018, Keith was elected to serve on the board of the White House Correspondents' Association.