Voting Now Open for Official Fan Tee for the 125th Season of Ohio State Football

By Jason Priestas on June 20, 2014 at 1:15p
T-shirt choices for the official fan tee of the 125th season of Ohio State Football.

Annual voting for the official fan tee of the football season is both one of the cooler innovations from Urban Meyer and his staff and another sign that real football is coming.

This year, like previous years, fans will have two weeks to pick a winner from three designs. But this year, unlike previous years, is the 125th season of Ohio State football. You must not take this duty as a fan lightly.

Your choices for the official fan tee of the 2014 Ohio State football season.

The first design features the school's logo for the 125th season, wrapped with “OUR HONOR DEFEND”, taken from the chorus of The Buckeye Battle Cry, of course, on the front and a Block O with "849+" below it, signifying the program's win total, on the left sleeve.

The second design features the lyrics "ELEVEN WARRIORS BRAVE AND BOLD" – again, taken from The Buckeye Battle Cry – interspersed with gray bars on the front. The sleeve of this design features the 125th season logo.

The third design features "PEOPLE. TRADITION. EXCELLENCE.” with buckeye leaves on the front, which is a stylized/shortened version of the school's slogan: The People. The Tradition. The Excellence. Like the second design, this tee also features the school's logo for the 125th season on the sleeve.

Truly three solid designs – in fact, all look better than the three vintage options we saw last season. But in our eyes, the choice is clear here.

The poll closes on July 4, after which, fans will have the opportunity to purchase the winning shirt both online and at the official team shop located at the Schottenstein Center.

Choose wisely.


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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

I agree that the choice is obvious, but choice 3 isn't that bad.  We obviously wouldn't want to vote for choice 1, promoting a rival website and all (even if it is the best looking shirt of the 3...).

We all know what to do.

Vico's picture

We obviously wouldn't want to vote for choice 1, promoting a rival website and all (even if it is the best looking shirt of the 3...).

I wouldn't put it that way considering that Our Honor Defend hasn't been active in a year and a half and the guy who ran it works at Eleven Warriors now. Still, I think it's got my vote for cynical reasons. :-P

Actually, no. 2 is the best choice of a mediocre bunch. I liked last year's options a lot more.

I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

OSUStu's picture

Our Honor Defend was a pretty damn fine site.  I spent plenty of time there before you moved over here.  ...also, where are those new Drive-Thru's you promised me back then??  

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

+1 HS
Shangheyed's picture

The Nike Swish does that add cost to the T?   Just curious about the licensing side of things... For me it is not neccessary to have that logo on the T.... 

Might be fun to have a T-Shirt Desgin contest, I think some on the site are designers and might be able to come up with sumpin KOOL!  

hetuck's picture

When you sign an exclusive rights deal and pay big bucks, you expect to produce a university-sanctioned shirt that will make you money. BTW, it's "swoosh." 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

sharks's picture

#1 and OHD was a great site.  BKAB is now the best feature here, with all due respect to Ross.

A man got to have a code...

teddyballgame's picture

I love #1 and #3

wouldn't wear #2, not a fan of the big gray stripe things

TheBadOwl's picture

If option #2 wins, is OSU going to revoke your press credentials?

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

+9 HS
Buckeyeneer's picture

My love of this site compels me to vote number 2, though I really like the design of number 1 the best.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

+4 HS
sivaDavis's picture

I might be in the minority here but I actually kinda like #2. Maybe just cause it has Eleven Warriors on it and I'm a big fan of simple novelty looking shirts like that. 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

buckIalum's picture

The first two. #3 has been done a million times. Not that it isn't lovely.

+1 HS
Silver Bullet 10's picture

These are some mediocre designs that look like were slopped together in 15 minutes. Not impressed.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Take the stripes out of #2 and it wins (or put it around the 125 years logo like #1).  Otherwise, I voted for #1.  

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

+3 HS
buckeye4life050233's picture

couldn't agree more.  and or throw some buckeye leaf stickers on it around the edges

Burritos Noches's picture

Agreed. Would love to see t-shirt designs submitted by and voted on by fans, you'd get a lot more ideas like this.

"3 yards and a cloud of dust" - Woody "Pow Right In The Kisser" Hayes

FitzBuck's picture


just another opportunity to talk about this site with the poor bastards that haven't discovered it yet.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

+1 HS
TSparky's picture

#1 for me.

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

1MechEng's picture

I'd like to see a shirt designed by Sammy Silverman ...

+8 HS
Matt Gutridge's picture

Would it be possible to get an Eleven Warriors emblem/reference on No. 1 or No. 3?

cronimi's picture

Voting through Facebook? Welp, I'm out....

+1 HS
Poison nuts's picture

Surprised how many people don't think #2 is the best one. It's certainly tops for me & for more reasons than this's far & away the best design IMHO.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

+2 HS
Earle's picture

Apparently brand protection is a one-way street.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

+3 HS
1967Buck's picture

I would buy one of each. But number one gets the vote. Peace.

Brave and Bold's picture

I want 1 on the front and 2 on the back.


+1 HS
TSparky's picture

This is actually the best idea yet but if i have to settle it's still #1.

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Tater_Schroeder's picture

This is exactly what I had in mind when I saw the designs.


-1 HS
Hovenaut's picture

Sell 'em all...let the buyers sort them out.

+1 HS
BigZ's picture

1 is winning by a landslide at the moment with 70% of the votes...


KBonay's picture

All too busy....I just want this one back


+1 HS
Young_Turk's picture

I prefer #1.  I like the shield with 125 in the front-middle.  I'd like to see 11W dry goods with some improved shirts (and 3XL as a size option).  


-1 HS
kevdale86's picture

I like #1, but I don't like the font that makes it look like a Red Sox shirt.

+1 HS
livinthedream's picture

You can put me down for number one, but if I have to have a Fubook account to get my vote to count then I guess I'm on the sidelines cause - IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN.   So down vote me see if I scare.

+1 HS
sivaDavis's picture

Switch out lines in #2 for the Buckeye leaves you have on the site. Moneymaker 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

brandonbauer87's picture

#1 looks like a Wal-Mart shirt to me. My vote went to #2, but #3 would be ok as well. 

woodcocklives@osu's picture

Remember, real OSU fans not only vote for their favorite official fan t shirt... They also buy a lot of them!!

Thanks OSU Ath Dept. And Football staff!  You're the best!!!!

-3 HS
CPDenn's picture

really would have liked a "such people, very tradition, much excellence, wow." shirt. damn shame.


+1 HS
Michael Citro's picture

#1 in a landslide for me, and the fact I came over with Vico from OHD doesn't even have anything to do with my pick. I just really like it more than the others.

airbuckeye's picture

Where can i get one is all i want to know?


BuckeyeQ6's picture

Ok 11W, I'll look for something with "Eleven warriors brave and bold" in dry goods if #2 doesn't win. (And I didn't check, so don't blast me if there's already something there!)