Ohio Stadium has been the home for Ohio State Buckeyes football program since 1922 when its construction was finished. Designed with a crowd of over 65000 people in mind, the venue that was added to National Register of Historic Places, slowly grew through expansions and renovations and it currently can hold nearly 105000 making it the fourth largest non- racing stadium in the world.
Record of sold Ohio State Buckeyes tickets was reached in November 2015 when a crowd of 108975 people watched the home team winning easily by a margin of four possessions.
Basketball at Ohio State University is played at Value City Arena that was opened for use in 1998 and can accommodate over 18500 spectators in basketball configuration.
Ohio State University began its football program in 1890 and added basketball in 1898. The Buckeyes are members of East Division in Big Ten Conference, NCAA Division I (FBS for football).
The university’s colours are scarlet and grey with Ohio Buckeye being the university mascot which is a student dressed in a costume resembling the buckeye and is known by the name of Brutus Buckeye.
Ohio State University has two very long histories of fierce rivalries with Penn State Nittany Lions and Illinois Fighting Illinis, and one very hotly contested one with Michigan Wolverines.
It might have taken over 50 years for Ohio State to win its first title in football but once they got going they were a force to be reckoned with having won 8 national championships to date.
The Buckeyes have an all- time record of 875-320-53 during which they claimed 37 conference titles,four division championships, 10 undefeated seasons and six perfect seasons without a loss or a tie. The Buckeyes are only mediocre in Bowl games where they hold a combined record of 22-24. Otherwise the program has been hugely successful since the second World War and holds the record of 7 players having claimed the Heisman Trophy (tied with Notre Dame).
There has been over 300 Buckeyes drafted by NFL teams, three players were number one pick. Over 50 Super Bowls ring were claimed by former Ohio State players and 10 of them had been enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame including famous Cris Carter who spent 12 seasons out of his 16 playing for the Vikings where he was chosen to 8 Pro Bowls.
Carter also led the league in receiving touchdowns in three seasons, he was named to NFL 1990s All- Decade Team and he still is the Vikings franchise leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. He also belongs to a 1000 Catch Club consisting of 13 NFL players who caught at least 1000 passes.
With so much success coming from the football field, the basketball program has had a tough time keeping up but the Buckeyes did their best appearing in 6 championship games winning their lone NCAA tournament championship in 1960. Ohio State took part in 31 NCAA tournaments and over third of the time they made it to the Final Four with 11 appearances in this round.
The Buckeyes also won five conference tournament championships and 22 conference regular season titles. One of better known Buckeyes among NBA players is Jerry Lucas who spent 13 seasons playing for three teams in NBA.
Lucas won his only NBA championship playing for New York Knicks toward end of his career. He’s been chosen to play in 7 NBA All- Star games, winning one MVP title from one of these games. Lucas was also named Rookie of the Year and he was named to three All- NBA First Teams and two All- NBA Second Teams among being named to NBAs 50th Anniversary All- time team.
Ohio State University has a long and rich history of successful programs producing plenty of big name stars through the years and it doesn’t seem like matters will change any time soon.