In case you haven't seen it on this Blog before, I am graduate of The Ohio State University, and a huge buckeye fan! On occasion, I like to share things that are not related to fitness and nutrition, but are about other things that I enjoy......
A little OSU history - Brutus Buckeye
One of the more visible symbols of Ohio State athletics is Brutus
Buckeye, the school's mascot. In 1965, an art student designed and
introduced the first Brutus, while the name was chosen in a contest. The
mascot began as a hardened papier mache affair that looked like a
bowling ball with legs. In 1975, a radical new Brutus was designed with a
prune-like head and a man's body. That attempt was booed off the field
and was re-worked, giving way to a mascot comparable to the beloved
The original choices for Ohio State's
mascot included a ram, an elk, a moose and the leading candidate, a male
deer. Due to the skittish nature of deer, the idea of a mascot was
tabled until January 1941 when "Chris," a German police dog owned by an
assistant cheerleader, made an appearance at a basketball game. The
dog's career was short-lived and OSU remained without an official mascot
until the 1960s.