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The Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes

First Football Season:

An Ohio State University undergraduate by the name of George Cole is generally given credit for organizing the school’s first intercollegiate team. He persuaded Alexander S. Lilley to coach the squad and brought in a renowned Princeton fullback and soon-to-be coach of the Purdue Boilermakers, Knowlton L. “Snake” Ames to familiarize the team with fundamentals. The Buckeyes won their first game, played on Saturday, May 3, 1890, at Delaware, Ohio, against Ohio Wesleyan University.

The Name:

The buckeye is a tree native to Ohio and particularly prevalent in the Ohio River Valley, whose shiny dark brown nuts with lighter patches resemble the eye of a deer. The tree has become the symbol of the state of Ohio for its native, tenacious, attractive and unique traits. The university adopted the term as the name for their athletic teams.

Conferences:

Big Ten, OAC, Independent

The Home Field:

Ohio Stadium (1922–present), capacity – 106,102

The Championships:

National Championships: 7 (1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002)

Conference Championships: 36

Bowl Appearances: 43

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2013 Ohio State Schedule:

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August 31 vs. Buffalo

September 7 vs. San Diego State

September 14 at California

September 21 vs. Florida A&M

September 28 vs. Wisconsin

October 5 at Northwestern

October 19 vs. Iowa

October 26 vs. Penn State

November 2 at Purdue

November 16 at Illinois

November 23 vs. Indiana

November 30 at Michigan

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