As part of the Buckeye Nation, you’ve shaken the ‘Shoe, gathered on the Oval and experienced the frigid waters of Mirror Lake in fall. Don the Scarlet and Gray and carry on THE Ohio State University tradition. O-H!
Since 1936, the AP has been compiling an annual list of the NCAA top teams. To celebrate their 80th year in the business, the number-crunchers at AP ranked the Top 100 college football teams in history. One guess which team sits at No. 1? Bingo: the Buckeyes.
Sure, we all know about their eight national championships. But the craziest stat, the one that took them to the top: OSU has been nationally ranked in every season except three since start of polling. Pay homage.
With a record of success, fan support and state-of-the-art facilities drawing nationwide envy, welcome to what Sports Illustrated calls “The Program”: Ohio State’s unrivaled athletics department.
The Buckeyes have won national championships in men’s basketball, baseball and football, putting them in an elite company; only four other universities have done the same. And the ladies are more than keeping pace: Women’s basketball alone has 24 NCAA/AIAW tournament appearances to its credit. Pay homage.
With the Morrill Act of 1862 providing 30,000 acres of land to each state for the establishment of universities, Ohio founded the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1870—what would become the university you know and love today.
It would take three years for classes to start at the college and another decade before the school diversified its interests and became a thriving urban center of thought with master’s and doctoral programs.
Now the university boasts more than 200 undergraduate majors and another 200 master’s and doctoral programs. And, oh yeah, an unrivaled athletic tradition, complete with 28 NCAA national team titles. Pay homage.
Come winter, Buckeyes basketball brings the heat like this classic brings the warmth. The Bucks have been to the Big Dance in every decade since the 1930s, a feat only one other school has been able to match.
The NutHouse, Value City Arena’s student section, keeps the at-capacity crowd on its feet in true Scarlet and Gray fashion. Visiting teams beware, because in old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...(we’ll let you finish it.) O-H!