Category Archives: Ohio State

William Shakespeare Was More Than Writer

There have been more than a few “Game of the Century” contests by this time, but when in 1969 the sportswriters were polled on this question, the overwhelming choice was the 1935 thriller between unbeaten Notre Dame and unbeaten Ohio … Continue reading

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Remembering dad’s day at Ohio Stadium

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Penn State vs Ohio U Today, Ohio State vs Penn 81 Years Ago

Like us, we wouldn’t be surprised if many out you out there were shocked at Penn State’s loss to Ohio University, but what frankly surprised us even more than the roster-strapped Nittany Lions’ defeat last Saturday was the fact that … Continue reading

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3 cheers for football season!

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A Buckeye Artist And Hawkeye Subject – Machetanz Does It Again

A few months ago we introduced the legendary Ohio State cover artist Frederick Machetanz, a Buckeye product who began illustrating football programs while he was still an undergraduate. From 1929-42, his work enhanced the Ohio Stadium experience for a generation … Continue reading

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Before Michigan’s Big House, There Was Ferry Field

For the past 85 years, Michigan’s Wolverines have been housed in Michigan Stadium,  the mother of all megastadiums that is affectionately known as “The Big House” in tribute to its monstrous (and still growing) 100,000-plus seating capacity. But from 1906-26, … Continue reading

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The Mighty Machetanz, Part 1

Modern day fans can be forgiven for not knowing of Frederick (Fred) Machetanz, but when he passed away in 2002 at the age of 94, he had left quite a legacy as one of the greatest colorist artists that the … Continue reading

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King Football Lives In Columbus, Not Alliance

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Pitt outlasts Ohio State

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When Unbeaten Buckeyes Met Unbeaten Irish . . . In 1935

(In commemoration of what many people think should be the “real” BCS Championship game, matching 12-0 Notre Dame against 12-0 Ohio State, we repeat a recent blog entry about the time that these two teams first met 77 years ago.) … Continue reading

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