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It isn’t as old as a Shakespeare sonnet, but “Carmen Ohio” is just as much a memorable classic and has been since it 1903 debut.
Legend has it, the tune penned by Glee Club member Fred Cornell was composed as a way of rallying behind the Scarlet and Gray on the return from a particularly stinging loss to Michigan. Like any storied tradition, the tale has taken on a life of its own—but one thing’s for sure, Cornell captured the Buckeye essence. Kick it old-school with a tee that reps the everlasting Buckeye tradition. How firm thy friendship, Dear Alma Mater...OHIO!
Since 1940, only one school has won more Division I national football championships than your Ohio State. That school? Alabama—coincidentally the foe Ohio State faced in the semi’s of the 2014 inaugural College Football Playoffs. And you all know how that ended: in an absolute Crimson dismantling as your Buckeyes ran the postseason table after being overwhelming underdogs. Pay homage to more than 120 years of gridiron glory and the emphatic warning your Buckeyes sent Alabama and any other team trying to stand in the way of Buckeyes and the record books. Get charged for the grind for nine with this instant-classic. Go Bucks!
Since 1936, the AP has been compiling an annual list of the NCAA top teams. To celebrate their 80th year in the business, the number-crunchers at AP ranked the Top 100 college football teams in history. One guess which team sits at No. 1? Bingo: the Buckeyes.
Sure, we all know about their eight national championships. But the craziest stat, the one that took them to the top: OSU has been nationally ranked in every season except three since start of polling. Pay homage.
Ohio State’s fight song “Across the Field” was written in 1915 by student William A. Dougherty, Jr., 12 years after school song “Carmen Ohio.”
While “Carmen Ohio” perfectly expresses the revere all Buckeyes have for their alma mater, Dougherty Jr. felt it didn’t embody the necessary notes to amp up the Scarlet and Gray before stomping the gridiron, thus he took it upon himself to write and add the now-classic “Across the Field” to the catalogue.
It’s proven so popular it’s been co-opted in differing forms by a range of schools. But despite its widespread riffs, the song remains a Buckeye original. Warm up your voice and get ready to bolster your Buckeyes across the field with this super-soft Scarlet and Gray classic.