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 Battle of the Wits
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.

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How Brutus Got His Name
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...

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A Gift Truly Worth Giving
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...

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The Brutus Blog

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

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Glossary

  • 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.