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
Brtus1: Alan Kundtz, 1966-68
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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Happy 50th Birthday, Brutus!
Happy 50th Birthday, Brutus!

  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...

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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