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
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...

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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...

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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

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.