You knew early on that your children were Buckeyes-for-Life when the stuffed Brutus doll replaced the teddy bear. Now send ‘em off to school with ol’ Brutus beaming from the front of this spirited tee.
Because you still wake up at the crack of dawn on fall Saturdays for all The ‘Shoe action. Because you’re very familiar with the haul from Kennedy Commons to Lane Avenue. Because everywhere you go, you snap a picture spelling out O-H-I-O. Because the Wexner Center, Mirror Lake and the Oval. Because The Best Damn Band in the Land. Because you count Woody Hayes, Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer among your heroes. Because you can’t stand the colors Maize and Blue. Because you are a Buckeye. A Buckeye For Life.
Ohio State’s fifth different Heisman Trophy winner—and first since two-time winner Archie Griffin—running back and College Football Hall of Famer Eddie George consistently found space in what looked like otherwise locked-up lines during his four years as a Buckeye.
6’3” and 230 pounds, Eddie George combined nimble agility and lightning speed to threaten the record books every time he touched the ball, beginning in his freshman season when he carried for five touchdowns in his first four games. By the end of George’s 1995 senior year, he had set (and still holds) the school record for most rushing yards in a single season with 1,927, a feat that led to 24 touchdowns and took Ohio State to an 11-2 record en route the Citrus Bowl. Following his college career, Eddie George went on to become a four-time NFL Pro Bowler as part of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans. Pay homage to No. 27 with this throwback-inspired instant classic.
Whether your children are crossing the monkey bars or winning foursquare, no one on the schoolyard will question their Ohio State pride with this super-soft tee. Just be prepared for it to become their favorite shirt.
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.