Video: Classic Newsreel Footage of Ohio State's 1960 NCAA Tournament Championship Win Over Cal

By Jason Priestas on April 18, 2014 at 10:40a
23 Comments

British Pathé, one of the leading producers of newsreels during the 20th century, bestowed an amazing gift on the internet, when it uploaded over 85,000 historical films to YouTube. This classic footage of Ohio State's 1960 NCAA Championship win over Cal is one of those gifts.

The Buckeyes would win the game, 75-55, securing the school's first and only NCAA men's basketball title, with sophomore Jerry Lucas named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

If you have some time, the Pathé collection is worth checking out. Among the many offerings is footage of the Wright Brothers' first recorded flight and Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon.

[via Kyle K.]

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BRNTJNS's picture

I remember my Dad taking us to Port Columbus airport to welcome the team back.  Somewhere buried in a box is a score book that I used to score to keep score of all of the televised games that year.  Most games were called Jimmy Crum.  I still remember his call when a Buckeye went to the line to shoot a "Annie Oakley".

 

Yeah......  I'm pretty old.

+5 HS
TossTrap's picture

Certainly brings back some memories. I still have a team picture where I had written across the top "Greatest team to ever play the game!"

I'm old too, but still playing in my head is the classic Jimmy Crum, "How about that sports fans".

First and goal at the five and Arch is getting the ball.

+3 HS
RBuck's picture

We also saw in the video one of Lucas's "baby soft" hook shots. As the late, great Jimmy Crum  would say, "Johnson and Johnson".

Every kid in Columbus would try to emulate that shot.

Anybody out there old enough to remember when gas stations gave you an OSU tumbler with every purchase? It had the schedule and roster on it.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

+2 HS
bucksfan92's picture

This was before my time, but my dad was just a few years older than Lucas and the gang. I remember looking at those tumblers with awe as a kid, and I have a few of them in my possession still today.

+1 HS
NitroBuck's picture

I still have a set of glass beer mugs to commemorate OSU's 100th anniversary, courtesy of a local gas station promotion.

Ferio.  Tego.

Floyd Stahl's picture

Anyone remember those 7up bottles from the 70's with Ohio State football helmets and schedules on them?

+1 HS
NitroBuck's picture

Yup, have a couple stashed away.

Ferio.  Tego.

+2 HS
BRNTJNS's picture

Great call !!

I still have my tumbler as does my brother.

When our Dad passed a couple of years ago we found a whole bunch of old TOSU premiums like those.

BoFuquel's picture

" How about that! "   GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

+1 HS
RBuck's picture

"...sports fans."

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

AJBor41's picture

Jerry didn't waste much time in cutting down the net.

+7 HS
BrooklynBuckeye's picture

You can tell the man had cut down a net or two in his time.

+1 HS
MackHall400Series's picture

I love how unceremoniously the net gets cut down.  No ladder necessary.  

+2 HS
Rural Meyer's picture

I've been looking for years for one of those jerseys. Anyone have any ideas? 

allinosu's picture

That hook shot had Johnson and Johnsons baby powder all over it. Crum

+1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

Three things - 

Thanks for posting this video I appreciate it - never seen highlights like this before

Who else would swish a hook shot from the elbow

And now I am frustrated - I was waiting and waiting for ONE SHINNING MOMENT and they never played it - darn it!

 

+2 HS
4cornersbuck's picture

It was the days when the NC  game was not on national TV. What a shame.

4cornersbuck

RBuck's picture

Have no idea who broadcasted it, but I watched it. Maybe WLWC (CMH now). That was Crum's station.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

+1 HS
zacisone's picture

I remember it well. I was 13 and the game didn't start until 11:00 our time or maybe even a little bit later. Another "Crumism" was "we have a barn-burner" tonight folks. The starting line-up was Luke, Hondo, Joe Roberts, Siegfried, and Mel Nowell. Man what a team!

Zacisone

+2 HS
BRNTJNS's picture

I may be mistaken because I now have gaps and spaces in my memory.  But I thought on that team Richie Hoyt from Mt. Vernon started and Joe Roberts and Bobby Knight were the first two off of the bench.  Richie was a senior I believe, and the next year Joe started.  We lost to Cincy in the final I believe.

This is all from memory, and could well be flawed however :-)

ScarletNGrey01's picture

That was a treat, thanks Jason.  Those guys looked pretty good out there, not as dated as I thought it would be.  In their prime they'd be a force even today I think.  Of course, you don't see players making hook shots near the top of the key much these days.

 

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

+3 HS
Floyd Stahl's picture

This is so cool, even with the canned cheering.

TheSpiteHouse's picture

This was quite a bit before my time...hence, really cool to see.