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.
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.
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.
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!”