Sport the flag of one of the most formidable collegiate contingents in the nation. Rolling more than 500,000 deep, your Buckeye Nation has been making history on and off the field since 1870. And with alumni like Jack Nicklaus, R. L. Stein and Patricia Heaton, you’re in good company. At the game and across town, rep your allegiance. Our honor defend we will fight to the end for OHIO!
Woody Hayes might be the most popular Hayes in modern Buckeye history, but Ohio State’s oldest remaining campus building, Hayes Hall, was named after Rutherford B. Hayes, not the legendary coach.
At the same time Ohio University and Miami University—the state’s two oldest colleges—were jockeying for the land from the federal 1862 Morrill Act, which provided states with 30,000 acres to found or fund institutions of higher education, Ohio governor at the time, Rutherford B. Hayes, fiercely advocated for a new institution, one nearer to Ohio’s legislature. As the fight heated up, Hayes pushed aside opponents and established the new Columbus institution in 1870. While Hayes would go on to set the foundation for social and civil service reform as the 19th President of the United States, he counted the creation of what would become THE Ohio State University as one of his greatest achievements.
Few seasons in Buckeye basketball compare to 2006-2007. Anchored by star freshmen Greg Oden and Mike Conley—each drafted in the 2007 NBA first round; Oden the overall first pick, Conley the fourth—Ohio State put together a 27-3 regular season record, winning the last 14 straight games.
The run continued into the Big Ten tournament where the team took the title and used the momentum to storm the NCAA Tournament, reaching the National Championship Game. Gear up for another Buckeye season of board domination in this super-soft long sleeve tee.
Ohio State’s one and only mascot—and don’t forget, multi-sport, year-round athlete—debuted a half century ago at the Buckeyes’ 1965 Homecoming game against Minnesota.
Originally donning a cumbersome, homely, papier-mâché headpiece, Brutus has come a long way from his first Ohio Stadium appearance. As for the name, Buckeye Nation has alum Kerry Reed to thank, who proposed “Brutus” in the Union Department Store “Name the Buckeye” contest during Michigan week later in the season and who was handsomely rewarded for the moniker with a $50 gift certificate. Celebrate 50 years of Brutus with our quintessential super-soft ringer.
In 1983, former OSU Marching Band member John Tatgenhorst was mixing instrumental tracks at Universal Studios in Chicago with Gene Warman when he realized that the cheer being used at Buckeye games was difficult to follow and never really took hold. Inspired, Tatgenhorst composed and arranged “Let’s Go Bucks!” and gave it to TBDBITL at no cost.
While written primarily for football games, the cheer is commonly played at other Ohio State sporting events, including baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer. There are no lyrics to the song, but there are noticeable pauses for the crowd to yell, “Let's Go Bucks!”