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.
For all the times you booked it from your class on Lane to your class on 12th, woke up early to tailgate for noon games, or caught rays in the Oval, show how deeply your Buckeye pride runs with this 19-inch leather-wrap bracelet made from the lacing in baseball gloves and engraved with HOW FIRM THY FRIENDSHIP. How dearly we love Ohio.
The famous four letters of Script Ohio are the perfect way to display your Buckeye State pride.
From Cleveland to Cincy, from C-Bus to the shores of Lake Erie, we’re repping The Heart of It All in our signature super-soft style. Help your young'un pay homage to a classic look that’s stood the test of time. Snag the Script - and celebrate Ohio - today.
After every Buckeye touchdown, Block O rises with the rest of the stands and Ohio Stadium thunders with the familiar refrain of the Ohio State fight song. Along with “Hang On Sloopy,” a Saturday in fall just doesn’t feel right without TBDBITL and your eleven warriors charging across the gridiron. Rep the Buckeye tradition right with this super-soft tee, perfect for the season-long haul to the playoffs. Gear up for number nine. O-H!
The Ohio State-*ichigan game, one of the most intense rivalries in college football, spawned one of the shiniest Buckeye traditions: the Gold Pants.
With only six wins in the first 30 years of the bitter rivalry with “The School Up North,” recently hired Ohio State head coach Francis Schmidt was asked about the team’s chances in his inaugural 1934 season. His reply, “They (the Wolverines) put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us.” The comment inspired the formation of the Gold Pants Club, which rewards Buckeyes for a win in "The Game" with a pair of engraved gold football pants for each player. And how did Francis Schmidt’s team fare? Four straight shutout wins. Turns out a little extra incentive never hurts. Pay homage.
One of the most storied seasons in Buckeye history, 1942 marked the first football national championship for Ohio State. Led by head coach and the godfather of Ohio football, Paul Brown, the legendary squad counted five All-Americans in the ranks and secured a near-perfect season record. Warm up your throat for the Buckeye Battle Cry, and pay homage to the early glory days with this super-soft classic, featuring the original 1942 script.