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!”
Born a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. Outfit your little linebacker in the Scarlet and Gray as early as possible with our classic one-piece, featuring a neck opening designed for easy on/off and a three-button closure at the bottom. Go Bucks!
How powerful is this nation? More than a half-million powerful—out-numbering cities Atlanta, Miami and New Orleans.
Since Ohio State’s founding in 1870, the university has been building one of the largest, strongest and most devoted contingents of any school. And each year, more than 50,000 new students enroll to carry on the nation. At the game and across town, rep your Buckeye pride in this super-soft instant-classic. How firm thy friendship...OHIO!
The angry tomato strikes again! This time, ol’ Brutus marches across the front of this super-soft hoodie—the perfect way to rep 50 years of your most cherished mascot while Buckeye basketball heats up winter's chilly weather. Here’s to another banner season down at the Schott! Go Bucks!