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 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...

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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...

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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