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The extensive Ohio State football team lore comes with iconic rivalries, hall-of-fame players, and long-standing traditions. How well do you know OSU football?

The Ohio State football team are known as the _________.

Ohio State's team is known as the Buckeyes.

The Buckeyes play in what division?

The Buckeyes play in the East Division of the Big Ten Conference.

What decorations do players earn when they win games?

Buckeyes can earn huge helmet sticker collections when they rack up the wins. This tradition has been running since 1968.

Who is the mascot of the Ohio State Buckeyes?

Brutus Buckeye appeared at his first game in 1965. The mascot was inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2007.

What do Ohio State fans call Michigan?

Ohio State fans go out of their way to avoid saying the word Mich....

If an Ohio State fan says "O-H," you should respond with _______.

The call and response, O-H, I-O is well known throughout the state.

How many undefeated seasons can the Buckeyes claim?

The Buckeyes can claim ten undefeated seasons.

Which NFL player did NOT play college ball at Ohio State?

Tony Romo played college ball at Eastern Illinois University.

How many perfect seasons can the Buckeyes claim?

The Buckeyes have had six undefeated seasons. That's no losses, no ties - just wins!

Who coached the Buckeyes to their first National Championship?

Paul Brown, who would later be the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, coached the Buckeyes to their first National Championship.

What Buckeye tradition takes place around a meal?

Former Ohio State team captains first gathered for breakfast in 1934.

In what year did the Buckeyes win their first National Championship?

The Buckeyes won their first National Championship in 1942, under coach Paul Brown. Brown coached the team from 1941-1943.

Which iconic Ohio State coach led the Buckeyes with a record of 205–61–10?

Coach Hayes was hired in 1951. He was twice named National Coach of the Year.

Which Ohio State head coach led the team to a Fiesta Bowl win?

Coach Tressel was hired in 2001. The team claimed a Fiesta Bowl win in 2002.

What team is considered Ohio State's biggest rival?

Michigan State and Ohio State have been rivals for about four decades.

The Michigan State-Ohio State rivalry is known as what?

The Michigan State-Ohio State rivalry is known as "The Game." It has been hailed one of sports' greatest rivalries.

Which of the following teams is NOT considered an Ohio State rival?

Michigan, Illinois, and Pennsylvania are all Ohio State rivals.

The Ohio State-Michigan State rivalry began in what year?

The two teams first played in 1897. They have met every year since 1918.

What is given to Ohio State players each time they beat the Wolverines?

Each time the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines, players receive a Gold Pants charm. It includes the player's initials, the year and the game score.

What organization is the official cheering section for the Ohio State Buckeyes?

The Block O organization was founded in 1938 and is the largest organization on the Ohio State campus.

What resonating tradition takes place after each Ohio State victory?

The Victory Bell is rung after each victory for 15 minutes. A victory against Michigan warrants 30 minutes of bell ringing.

What Ohio State running back is the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner ever?

Archie Griffin played for Ohio State from 1972-1975. He went on to play for the Cincinnati Bengals.

What scandal saw five players suspended in 2011?

During Tattoo-Gate, five OSU players were given free tattoos in return for autographs. Coach Tressel was suspended for unethical conduct and ultimately resigned his position as head coach.

What song is played by the OSU marching band before the start of every fourth quarter?

Hang on Sloopy is played before the start of every fourth quarter. The song is also played at many other sports competitions in Ohio.

How many Big Ten championships has Ohio State won?

The Buckeyes have won 35 Big Ten championships.

Ohio State is tied with what school for the honor of the most Heisman Trophy winners?

Notre Dame and Ohio State are tied with seven Heisman Trophy winners each.

Which former Buckeye holds the record for most career rushing attempts?

Archie Griffin holds the record with 924 career rushing attempts. He rushed for a minimum of 100 yards over the course of 34 games.

Which OSU running back rushed for a record 1,927 yards in his senior year?

Eddie George also scored 24 touchdowns that same season, in 1995.

Which quarterback threw the notorious interception at the 1978 Gator Bowl game?

Art Schlichter threw the interception against Clemson, which led to an altercation between Woody Hayes and Clemson linebacker Charlie Bauman.

Who still holds the pass reception record for Ohio State?

David Boston holds the record with 191 pass receptions as a wide receiver for Ohio State.

What OSU kicker holds the record for the longest kickoff return?

Dean Sensanbaugher set the record with a 103-yard return on October 9, 1943.

What OSU player holds the record for the longest punt return?

Brian Hartline holds the record for the longest punt return at 90 yards.

Which OSU kicker holds the record for the longest field goal?

Tom Skladany holds the record for the longest field goal at 59 yards.

How many former OSU players and coaches have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Eleven former OSU players and coaches have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Notables include Paul Brown, Paul Warfield, and Lou Groza.

How many Buckeyes have made it into the NFL draft?

333 Buckeyes have made it into the NFL draft, including 70 first-round picks.

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