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Am I Still A Buckeye?

 Written by    September 7, 2013

Like many students, I spent many Saturdays my first two falls in college at Ohio Stadium watching the football team (usually) kick some butt. This year I decided not to get tickets for a couple of reasons, namely that they are expensive. I’ve gone back and forth throughout the summer over whether I made the right decision or not, but this is the first day I’ve been on campus when they were playing and I wasn’t in the stands. Watching on TV in my room, I still can’t decide how I feel about it.

On the one hand, the schedule is pretty weak. Is it really worth it for me to spend $35 to watch them stomp all over San Diego State? Maybe not. But I am also sacrificing the opportunity to watch them under the lights against Wisconsin, reminiscent of the highlight of my freshman year season.

Arguably the only good thing to come from that season

The question is, at a school where football is king, do students need to go to games to feel a part of the university? I must admit, I haven’t experienced much that made me feel more like a buckeye than signing Carmen Ohio after a game. Many students will pack into that stadium to cheer on the Bucks, but don’t confuse that for every student. There are still many who have other plans for their weekends. Some watch on TV, some don’t care at all, and they are no less a part of this school than the most diehard fan.

If football isn’t your thing, don’t feel pressured into going, or even worse don’t feel that you can’t go to school here. There are many students just like you! But if you are open to a great experience, for those who know the entire history of football to those who don’t know the difference between a quarterback and a hunchback, look no further than the Horseshoe.

Now starting for the Buckeyes, Quasimodo

Sources: OSU-Wisconsin Picture: http://photos.cleveland.com/plain-dealer/2011/10/ohio_state_beats_wisconsin_33-_6.html

Quasimodo Picture: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Quasimodo

Football, School Spirit, Student Life

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