The Brutus Blog is dedicated to Ohio State fans for being notoriously nuts about all things Buckeye, especially their mascot, Brutus Buckeye. The hope is that some of those fans will have their fancies tickled by information and insights on these pages, and that others will be inspired to share their stories here.
Brutus Battle of the Wits
What do and don’t you know about Brutus? Have fun playing this Brutus Battle of the Wits with family and friends. Created by Sally Lanyon, co-creator of Brutus, and Jim Baer, Block “O” president who captured the iconic photo of the first Brutus in 1965.
How Brutus Got His Name
Letters to The Lantern, Tuesday, November 30 “Editor, If I didn’t know better, I would say the contest to name the Buckeye mascot was held by the University of Michigan. Really, how in the world did a name like Brutus win the contest?” George E. Shute, Grad Shute has...
A Gift Truly Worth Giving
Brutus and Cheer Team fans, Put on your giving hats to help support the Happiness Unit of our favorite University! The Cheer and Brutus Alumni Society has been handpicked by Ohio State's First Lady, Veronica Meinhard, to be part of a Buckeye Funder Event. There is a...
Brutus Kindness Club – Brutus Dots the “i” in Kind
Would I like to kick off the Brutus Kindness Club?, asked Tracy Stuck of Ohio State’s Student Life in a letter with two enclosed Be Kind masks. Indeed I would. What an honor! The request included a prompt to write a letter of appreciation to someone who had supported...
Ah, Heaven! Buckeye Candies
Fifty plus years to perfect the buckeye candy recipe, and I still don’t make “perfect” buckeyes. But it’s fun trying! How does your recipe compare to mine?
If Not for the Godfather Jim Baer, PIKE and Block “O” President
He’s not the kind of Godfather who would put a horse head in your bed. He’s the good kind of Godfather. The one who watches over you and makes sure you are loved, that you are successful. If it hadn’t been for Brutus’s Godfather, our beloved mascot would likely not be...
Block “O” – the official student section for Ohio State sports founded in 1938 and known for card antics
The Lantern – official, daily student-run campus newspaper
Ohio Stater – a member of Ohio Staters, Inc. Now coed, the honorary was all male when Brutus was created in 1965
‘Shoe – Ohio Stadium, referring to its original horseshoe shape
Skull Session – Seated band practice in St. John Arena two hours prior to game time
TBDBITL – Ohio State Marching Band, lovingly called The Best Damn Band in the Land
TTUN – The Team Up North, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Ohio State’s arch rival.
If any readers have Brutus, Block “O” or other memorabilia (ticket stubs to THE game), please will them to OSU Archives or turn them over within your lifetime.