Jody Victor: Go Buckeyes! The Ohio State Buckeyes beat Oklahoma State 33-7 in the MasterCard Alamo Bowl.
This years Alamo Bowl had the second largest crowd ever in its history. There was 65,265 in attendance. It was the fourth sellout…and the first sellout featuring two out of state teams. The Buckeyes have a huge following!
Steve Victor and Joe Victor both came over and we watched the game together. We had a good feeling when the Buckeyes scored within the first few minutes of the game. We were decked out in our Buckeye garb…which tends to bring us good luck!
For more information on the Buckeye win, visit www.alamobowl.com.
Jody Victor: Tonight is the Night! The Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. I will definitely be watching the game with my boys Steve and Joe. We will be dressed in our Buckeye gear cheering our TEAM on to a Victory!
Jody Victor: Ohio State and Oklahoma State Alamo Game Day Festivities
This year’s tailgate party and pregame festivites will be held at Sunset Station, an entertainment complex just north of the Alamodome. They are expecting over 20,000 fans and the university bands will join to celebrate the pregame during the Corporate Express Pregame Party, the SBC Yellow Pages Alamo Bowl Fan Zone and the Shiner Bock Alamo Bowl Tailgate Party. Sunset Station is definitely the place to be!
The Corporate Express Alamo Bowl Pregame Party will start three hours before kickoff. There will be food and music and a special pregame performance by both university bands.
The SBC Yellow Pages Fan Zone will be the place to be from 4 pm to 7pm on game day. This area will have more than 30,000 square feet of free activities, including bungee run, Velcro wall, obstacle course, quarterback toss and many more all courtesy of SBC Yellow Pages.
For your food and beverages needs pregame, make sure to stock by the Shiner Bock Alamo Bowl Tailgate Party. Tons of food and fun will be on hand as well as a live band as Shiner Bock throws another bash to excite all the fans before kickoff.
I will be watching all the festivities and the game with my sons Steve Victor and Joe Victor. We will cheer the OSU Bucks all the way to a Victory!
Jody Victor: OSU Homecoming and the Block O seen at Football games are both great traditions at the University.
Homecoming started out as “Ohio State Date” back in 1912. It was initiated by Professor (and later OSU President) George W. Rightmire. Homecoming was designed to bring the alumni back to the university and celebrate.
The celebration has been noted, among other things, for the decorating of Greek chapter facilities and university dormitories.
The parade is another tradition Buckeyes’ hold high. The parade did not become a time-honored tradition until it joined the schedule permanently in 1965.
In 1926, student supporters wishing to pull a practical joke on the university, convinced the community that Maudine Ormsby was to be honored as queen. She was so popular on campus, she won the vote. Maudine, pictured at the right, actually turned out to be a cow, the only cow ever elected as homecoming queen.
An Ohio State University and Ohio Stadium tradition, Block “O” is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. Known for spreading spirit, starting cheers and performing card stunts, Block “O” was founded in 1938 by Clancy Isaac. After seeing a cheering section at the University of Southern California, Isaac decided that it was something OhioState needed. Sixty-five years later, Block “O” is OhioState’s largest student organization on campus and has gained local and national recognition.
Jody Victor: There are so many traditions at Ohio State University. Some are widely known and others I’ve never heard of before. Here is some more information I found during my research.
Since 1934, a Buckeye tree has been planted in honor of each of Ohio State’s All-American. Trees are usually planted in a pregame ceremony at the spring game. With the renovation of Ohio Stadium in 2001, the Buckeye Grove is now loated at the southwest corner of the stadium.
Tunnel of Pride
The ex-OSU quarterback Rex Kern and current Director of Athletics Andy Geiger started the Tunnel of Pride in 1995, when Notre Dame visited Ohio Stadium for the first meeting between the two teams in nearly 50 years. In an effort to generate even more emotion, excitement and enthusiasm than already existed, Kern and Geiger reached out to former Buckeye football players who were attending the game and asked them to form a tunnel for the team to run through as it came onto the field. Thus a tradition was born, which is now continued every other year when Michigan visits Ohio.
My sons, Steve Victor and Joe Victor, and I visit the OSU campus each year. We will have to make sure we visit the Buckeye Grove next time around.