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In the O-ZONE


 

Get At Em’ Bucks 

 

THE GAME dates back to October 17, 1897. A new chapter was written on November 24th. The Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines showdown was like non other in past times. Urban Meyer’s head coaching debut in a great tradition known by names such as Woody and Bo. Due to NCAA sanctions, Ohio State would not be playing to reach The Big Ten Championship game. Ultimately, a win would not factor into an appearance in the BCS Championship or Rose Bowl. However, rivalries are about history and pride — both are hallmarks of greatest rivalry in sports. And our Buckeyes delivered in the 109th match-up. A tribute below looks at this classic rivalry.


 

Ohio State University Basic Facts

  • Established: 1870
  • First graduating class: 1878
  • Library holdings: nearly 5.8 million volumes
  • Locations:
  • Student organizations: more than 1,000
  • School mascot: Brutus Buckeye
  • School colors: Scarlet and Gray
  • More about history and traditions

Rankings

  • 18th among the nation’s best public universities (U.S. News & World Report)
  • First Year Experience (FYE) program ranks among the nation’s exemplary programs leading to student success (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 11th among U.S. public research universities based on research expenditures (National Science Foundation)
  • 2nd among all U.S. research universities based on industry-sponsored research (National Science Foundation)
  • 12th in the nation among the country’s most highly sought-after graduates (Wall Street Journal survey of corporate recruiters)
  • Top value in the state of Ohio; 37th in the nation (“100 Best Values in Public Colleges,” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine)

My Early Years

As a child, Columbus OH might as well have been Hollywood. I might not have known State Capital building. But that huge brick, partially-open colosseum standing near two tall twin buildings – that site was my Eiffel Tower. My Taj Mahal. My Great Pyramid of Giza. The Ohio State University loomed larger any church, any amusement park, and any vacation destination. And the News Years Day Rose Bowl games. My whole Christmas season mood hinged on what those three hours. I was born to be a Buckeye and thank the Lord for it!

My Experiences

Ohio Stadium, Morrill Tower, and Lincoln Tower

753 Morrill Tower I stepped on on the campus as a student in September 1978 to study Computer & Information Sciences. Forty-three fellow classmates from one of America’s top high schools joined me. We arrived on the campus a few days before classes. James, Reggie, and me learned quickly to work the campus. As a result, three high school classmates became freshman dorm roommates. And do I have memories! Dad did the proverbial lecture. And not 10 minutes after my parents were gone, we were on “the yard”. Morrill Tower (front) was adjacent to Abraham Lincoln Tower. Both reserved for freshmen. Morrill, a co-ed facility. And Lincoln, floors and floors of female students. To west, Drake Union and Olentangy River. Ohio State is one beautiful campus.

Ohio State Stadium

Memories of Ohio Stadium

Dorm rooms inside The Horseshoe were great for sneaking in games!

Playing on the field on Friday evenings.

My first game as a freshman featured the #6 Penn State Nittany Lions vs. #6 Buckeyes, with freshman Art Schlichter as quarterback. On that rainy day, Penn State blanked the Buckeyes 19-0. But it did not matter. I was a Buckeye, faithful through brain-dizzying high and gut-wrenching lows. Sept. 7, 1996, I was on-hand when Rice University came to Columbus. Rice left the woodshed with a 70-7 shellacking, courtesy of The Buckeyes!

 

 

The Rivalry

ESPN’s End of the Century series dubbed it the greatest rivalry in all of sport:

“When Ohio Stadium opened in 1922, Michigan spoiled the party with a 22-0 victory. The rivalry was heated in the early days as both have been long-time college football powers. But it got even hotter in 1969, when Bo Schembechler took over as Michigan’s coach and upset Woody Hayes’ No. 1-ranked, undefeated Buckeyes. Four times in the next six years, both teams were ranked in the top five when they met. In 1970 and 1973, both were undefeated (they tied 10-10 in ’73). From 1970 through 1975, Michigan entered without a loss every year. The Wolverines won just once. Ohio State was 9-0-1 in 1993, 11-0 in 1995 and 10-0 in 1996. The Buckeyes lost each time. That is rivalry.”

You cannot be a student of either The Ohio State University of The University of Michigan and not have a deep passion for the rivalry between these two institutions. Indeed, one might argue that the states of Ohio and Michigan have been rewarded for it. A couple of years ago, a poll on OSU vs. UM went viral in Facebook community. I replied and found myself caught-up in a fierce debate with a host of Buckeyes and Wolverine faithful. The poll results, the numbered nearly 30,000 was overwhelmingly in-favor of OSU; a fact that did not settle well with “that school up north”.  Well, someone on the Michigan side decided to end the debate by getting three OSU users temporarily locked-out of Facebook. Customer Service resolved the matter and we were back in-business three days later. To the day, I don’t know what I did or for that matter, what the other two OSU fans did) to warrant the Facebook action. But its one of those rivalry things. I did, however, meet a new friend (Bud) who is a lifetime Michigan fan.

Beneath the trash talking, suspicions, pranks, and other jabs, there is a mutual respect that neither camp openly acknowledge. But if you want to see a goal post dismantled or watch co-ed lose their minds, be at the close of a Buckeyes and Wolverines match-up. Exhilaration does not magically happen unless the underlying respect is operating behind the scenes.

After all of these years, the meaning behind this rivalry was never so real to me than hearing of the passing of Buckeyes’ legendary coach – Woody Hayes. His last public act was to speak at an event honoring the Wolverine’s own legendary head coach, Bo Schembechler. Hayes was extremely ill, but determined to make the event. His feeble voice filled the room for 30 minutes. Coach Hayes lef the event and died later that evening. That’s rivalry. That’s respect. My hope is to one day parlay the rivalry into a great community service project. Stay tuned.

One of the Greatest Games in the History of The Rivalry!
2007: Appalachian State v. Michigan

 

The Best Damn Band in the Land

 

I’m musically “challenged”. The Ohio State Marching Band is a constant reminder of just how much:

  • Size: 225 instrumentalists
  • Fame: “Script Ohio” routine
  • Performed at inauguration of 7 U.S. Presidents
  • Plays opposing team’s fight song as a salute

Enough said. The videos will say the rest. 

 

Media Libraries

Stay connected to the spirit of The Ohio State University!

OSU YouTube Channel 

Browse a collection of videos on academics, athletics, international, research, and other aspect of The Ohio State University.

(click to view videos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campus Building Index 

Tour one of America’s most beautiful college campuses

(click here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image of the Day

 

Ohio State University - Image of the Day

Click to visit Ohio State website. Then click Slideshow!

 

Students, faculty members, and others contribute to this really neat collection, Ohio State’s Image of the Day photo library. Once at the Ohio State website, be sure to click Slideshow for a wonderful presentation.

Miscellaneous (from OSU Website)

Enrollment (Fall 2012)

  • Total university: 63,058
  • Columbus campus: 56,387
  • Regional campuses and ATI: 6,671
  • Undergraduate students: 43,058

Freshman profile (enrolled autumn 2012)

  • New freshmen: 7,186
  • Ohio residents: 5,428 (75.5%)
  • Domestic out-of-state students: 1,168 (16.3%)
  • International students: 590 (8.2%)
  • Students of color: 1,238 (17.2%)
  • Male/female ratio: 50:50
  • Ranked in top 10% of high school class: 54%
  • Ranked in top 25% of high school class: 89%
  • ACT composite score range, middle 50% = 26–30
  • SAT score range (Critical Reading and Math only), middle 50% = 1170–1320

International students (autumn 2012)

  • Total undergraduates: 3,322
  • Number of countries represented: 76

Ethnic diversity of incoming class (autumn 2012)

  • African American/Black: 4.3%
  • Asian: 6.1%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 3.2%
  • Native American/Alaskan Native: less than 1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: less than 1%
  • White: 72.7%
  • Two or more races: 3.4%
  • Nonresident alien: 8.2%
  • Unknown: 1.9%

Undergraduate enrollment by select colleges/schools (autumn 2012)

  • Arts and Sciences: 37.5%
  • Business: 13.9%
  • Dental Hygiene: less than 1%
  • Education and Human Ecology: 8.1%
  • Engineering: 18.1%
  • Exploration: 6.3%
  • Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences: 5.1%
  • Medicine: Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: 3%
  • Nursing: 2.2%
  • Pharmacy: 1%
  • Public Affairs: less than 1%
  • Public Health: less than 1%
  • Social Work: 1%
 

Academics

  • Number of majors: more than 175
  • Number of academic specializations: 475
  • Number of courses offered: more than 12,000
  • First-year class size:
    • 50 or fewer students: 73%
    • 51–100 students: 15%
    • more than 100 students: 12%
  • Undergraduate student/faculty ratio: 19:1 

Costs and financial aid

  • Estimated tuition and fees for full-time undergraduates (autumn 2012):
    • Columbus: $10,037
    • Regional/ATI: $7,140
    • Nonresident, Columbus: $25,445
  • Room and board (most popular combination, Columbus, autumn 2012): $10,392
  • Average financial aid package awarded to incoming freshmen (Columbus campus, autumn 2010): $13,070
  • Percentage of incoming freshmen (Columbus campus, autumn 2010) who received financial aid (grants, not loans): 70%
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