The year was 1983: hairstyles were big, polos were pastel, and the Ohio State was looking for a more galvanizing cheer to get the crowd at the ‘Shoe on their feet.
Enter OSU Marching Band alum John Tatgenhorst, the man responsible for signature composition “Hang on Sloopy”! Burning the midnight oil, he developed “Let’s Go Bucks” while working on another project at Universal Studios in Chicago. Unchanged since its 1983 debut, the cheer was just what the school ordered. And although there are no official words to the song, when TBDBITL pauses, Buckeye Nation knows how to respond: Let’s go Bucks! Gear up for another season of gridiron glory down at the ‘Shoe with this long sleeve, perfect for whatever the fall weather brings. O-H!
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