Ohio State football: Nuts on Parade IV
by Doug Lesmerises
Friday August 15, 2008, 4:34 PM
So the Brutus statues weren't the moneymaker they were hoped to be.
The fundraising goals for the renovations for the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library were still reached, according to an announcement today, in large part thanks to a $4 million donation from the athletic department. That was in addition to a $5 million donation from the athletic department that helped kick off the renovations two years ago.
All told, more than $108 million was needed for the project. State funds provided $70 million, $8 million came from unveristy money set aside for the project and the other $30 million came from donors, with more than 2,000 various donations coming in. The largest was that $9 million from the athletic department.
Now, more nuts:
D.L.Archie Griffin Brutus - they couldn't have put this one in the Heisman pose?
You'll have to talk to BestBuckeye about that.kippy1040;1792920; said:I have been a buckeye follower for a long time but somewhere down the years i must have missed the year or season when the mascot Brutus Buckeye was concieved. Was it in the 50's era or 60's ?
And the spelling Nazi.kippy1040;1792920; said:I have been a buckeye follower for a long time but somewhere down the years i must have missed the year or season when the mascot Brutus Buckeye was concieved. Was it in the 50's era or 60's ? I did see one
hideous version of BRutus, but i can't remember when it was. I suppose they must have been pretty funny looking in the early years. Anybody know the history?