The Brutus Blog


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.

Sally Lanyon
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...

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Unexpected Journey: Sandy Glowacki Foreman, 1977

Brutus captured her heart from the start. As a high school student at her first OSU football game, Sandy Glowacki couldn’t take her eyes off Brutus and the cheerleaders.  She admits, “I remember laughing at Brutus when he would move his bushy eyebrows. I remember just...

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Brtus1: Alan Kundtz, 1966-68

  Who has the rights to the license plate BRUTUS1? Alan Kundtz, retired civil engineer from Aiken, SC, certainly is a contender. Alan wore the fiberglass model for three years, from 1966-68. For many years, the OSU Spirit squad had him listed as the first Brutus....

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The Brutus Blog

Stories About Ohio State’s Famous Mascot, Brutus Buckeye, written by Sally Lanyon

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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