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...
Flag Waving Brutus: Kyle McQuaid, 1987-89

Flag Waving Brutus: Kyle McQuaid, 1987-89

Kyle McQuaid’s life trajectory turned on a dare during his sophomore year at Ohio State. Kyle shared the 10th floor of Park Hall with members of the Buckeye football team. Their weekly Thursday night routine was the triangular loop of south campus dorm, Spring Break...
The Mischievous Brutus: Bart Suver, 1990-92

The Mischievous Brutus: Bart Suver, 1990-92

When Brutus was a “teenager” in the early 90’s, he got into a lot of mischief, thanks to Bart Suver. “The most fun prank,“ Bart recalls,  “is when I put on the Brutus suit upside down.” He put the shirt over his legs and stuck his arms in the pant legs and pinned the...
Brutus for Life: Dave Hocevar, 1968-69

Brutus for Life: Dave Hocevar, 1968-69

1968 was a notable year on college campuses. For Ohio State sophomore Dave Hocevar, it was the start of a lifelong involvement with Brutus and the Buckeyes. That was the year Dave was asked by Jim Baer, president of Block O, if he would assist Alan Kuntz in sharing...