Ah, Heaven! Buckeye Candies

Ah, Heaven! Buckeye Candies

My favorite way to watch THE Game (Ohio State vs. TTUN) is to pass around a plate of homemade buckeye candies. If you bleed Scarlet and Gray, then you know about buckeye candies. If you married into the culture or befriended a Buckeye fan, then you may appreciate some...
Brutus Lost and Found: Tom Sherer, 1966

Brutus Lost and Found: Tom Sherer, 1966

What if you didn’t know you needed to be found? Tom Sherer is that guy.  Until late last summer, I didn’t realize there was a gap between Mike Caporal, who wore the papier-mâché Brutus head, and Al Kundtz, the first person officially appointed by Block “O” to be...
Out-of-the-Way, but Well-Worth-It, Buckeye Shopping

Out-of-the-Way, but Well-Worth-It, Buckeye Shopping

Now that Ohio and other states are starting to reopen stores as we navigate the murky waters between social isolation and the need for contact and commerce, my mind drifts to my three favs for Buckeye shopping. I’m talking about three merchants with bountiful Buckeye...
On the Lawn Where it Happened

On the Lawn Where it Happened

What’s the recipe for a mascot? You could say flexibility, crowd appeal, something related to the team name. Sure that’s part of it. But how do you really make a mascot? Let’s go back to 1965 at Ohio State, in the days when Homecoming floats were built of chicken wire...