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.
You would think that a student who had been the Bryan High School Golden Bear would want to try out for Brutus, especially one who had been an Ohio State fan long before she enrolled. This student, Mary Burnett, did long to be Ohio State’s mascot, BUT (imagine a big...read more
At the end of his freshman year at Ohio State, Doug Congrove’s parents, Joanna and Gary, looked at his grades and said, “You need to stop having fun. You did so well in high school.” Indeed, he had been a standout at Jackson High School in southern Ohio. An Eagle...read more
Sometimes you have to be in the right place at the right time. It seems that Mike Caporal was just that when it comes to Brutus Buckeye. For years, Mike Caporal's role with Brutus was unknown. Mike, a Sigma Chi, lived in the Stadium Scholarship Dorm down the hall from...read more
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....read more
Why celebrate your birthday for just one day, when you can stretch it out over a weekend, a week, or even a year! That’s what THE university did for my “son” Brutus on his 50th birthday—a milestone birthday, as my mom used to say. A year filled with Brutus...read more
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Stories About Ohio State’s Famous Mascot, Brutus Buckeye, written by Sally Lanyon