Ohio State students and fans are nicknamed Buckeyes and sport scarlet (not red!) and gray as their school colors. These colors were chosen in 1878 by three students simply because they liked the combination and it was one that had not been used by any other school.
School Colors: Scarlet & Gray
Mascot: Brutus Buckeye
In the beginning of December, the trees surrounding Mirror Lake on the South Oval are illuminated by thousands of white lights. A lighting ceremony takes place beside the lake in Browning Amphitheater that finishes with attendees walking down to the lake where they light candles and sing "Carmen Ohio." In 2003, the Ohio Staters, Inc., whose mission it is to preserve traditions on campus, starte... (more)
Across the Field “Across the Field” was written by OSU student William A. Dougherty, Jr. in 1915 in hopes to create a fight song more enthusiastic than the already established “Carmen Ohio." The song urges all OSU sports teams to victory and is sung by the football team in the locker room after every game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYYWk5YgdWU ... (more)
The path down the center of The Oval is 1,275 feet long. Legend has it, if you and your special... (more)
Native to Ohio, the Buckeye Tree thrives where other plant life struggles, is difficult to kill, sprouts poisonous nuts,... (more)