Ohio State's Smartest Ever Freshmen Class Arrives in Style

By 11W Staff on August 29, 2014 at 10:47a
Block O bloods the youngsters

"One of the largest [card stunts] in Block O history!" [@OSUBlockO, Twitter]

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It's no secret: this year's freshmen are smarter than any other group of freshmen Ohio State has ever had on its campus.

To celebrate the arrival of the 7,000-strong class, and perhaps introduce them to some of Ohio State's finer traditions (that's Block O showing the freshmen what's up in the header image), Ohio State hosted their annual Buckeye Kick-Off.

From Ohio State's official site:

Experience the year's most dynamic OSU spirit event at Buckeye Kick-Off!  Enjoy free food including the "Ohio Dog" (Ohio's own signature hot dog) and interactive games at the fan fest and tailgate on the south plaza outside the Ohio Stadium South Stands at 6:00. Gates to the Stadium open at 6:30, and the multimedia program, featuring TBDBITL, OSU celebrities, a Block O card stunt, and more begins at 7:00. Stay until the end to come onto the field and pose for a historic group photo! 

There's also an Imgur gallery:

good to see the band survived
time and change
7,000 strong
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Dmac3212's picture

That game last night gave me even more hope in Jt. With coaches likes Meyer/Sumlin and their systems on offense you don't need a great QB. The offend makes the QB. Maybe I am thinking to much into a bad SC defense performance.

+2 HS
UFest57's picture

I wanna go back...

+14 HS
DJ Byrnes's picture

I would kill a man.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

InHartWeTrust's picture
+4 HS
MichiganBuckeye222's picture

27 years removed from my freshman year, and I can honestly say that thinking about it makes me smile.  Can't believe it was 27 years ago.

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

+2 HS
JohnnyKozmo's picture

Take me with you-The Boz

+1 HS
Rob Reese's picture

Aside from family and health, I wouldn't trade my years there for anything on the planet.   

"All I have known at Michigan is failure.  That's all I know." - Taylor Lewan

+1 HS
Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

That looks fun...they're probably having a blast.

Wait until their first meal at Baker Commons. (Is it still there?)

+2 HS
Oldschoolbuck's picture

I don't know if Baker Commons is still there, I'm hoping Baker Beach is, tho! I used to go out of my way to get to class in early Fall and late Spring as the "Baker Babes" would oil up and get vitamin D the natural way!

Welcome Freshmen! You have an incredible ride in front of you. It won't be easy (but nothing worthwhile ever is); you'll be challenged in almost every area - politically, culturally, intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually (that's a good thing); and you'll end up with a world-class education, life-long friendships, amazing memories and a couple of National Championships!

+2 HS
Philly_Buckeye's picture

This was an amazing event! Signed up for all the Block O clubs haha. Finally got to go on the Shoe's field. 

Ohio State class of 2018

+6 HS
GoBucksToledo's picture

I like that Sanzenbacher jersey on the blonde.

+5 HS
cdubs's picture

Does that card stunt look like O-H-O-O-O to anyone else?

+5 HS
SteelBuckeye's picture

Yes it does.  Should have just used letters.  

+3 HS
MountainsAwait's picture

Not a lot of diversity in the Block O...not being negative, just an observation.

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..." -John Muir

ponder10's picture

It stays white out later (at Ohio State).

Signed,  David Cross

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” ~ Baba Dioum

bleedscarletpissmaize's picture

There is a lot of scarlet now that I look closely..

Barnsey69's picture

I would kill a man.

I would kill 2 just to have one more night at Papa Joe's...best years of my life. 

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

And the volleyball court at. Park Alley.  

I still tell people that we used to get a bucket of natty light for 5 bucks.....and I have to explain that it was a large bucket filled with beer that people would just dip their dirty cups into.  

Nobody gave a crap as long as it got them drunk.

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

+2 HS
ponder10's picture

Just replace "high school" for "college".

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” ~ Baba Dioum

+3 HS
whiskeyjuice's picture

How can you tell from the picture how many Germans, Italians, Russians, etc., etc there are?

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

BoFuquel's picture

Scarlet is the color, loose the blue. I'd have to be dead to ever ware blue clothing. GO BUCKS!

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

Onionballz's picture

Three really dumb things I did in my life.  I got a tattoo, I started smoking and I chose to go to BG instead of tOSU.

"You must have been eating dumbfuck sandwiches when you came up with that logic" - Ramzy

+1 HS
BUCKSOMIES's picture

I'm guilty of one of these three things. Hmmm.

Myc24's picture

As someone who went to Ohio State and then taught for three years at BG (while getting two Masters degrees), I don't think I could ever understand really that third thing. At least you had UFM for a while there too?

"Because I couldn't go for three!"  - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Onionballz's picture

Urban was there six years after I graduated.  I had fun at BG, just would rather have an OSU sheepskin.

"You must have been eating dumbfuck sandwiches when you came up with that logic" - Ramzy

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Myc24's picture

I wanna go back to Ohio State
To old Columbus town,
To the stadium to hear the band,
By far the finest in the land,
I wanna go back to Ohio State
To old Columbus town,
I wanna go back,
I gotta go back,
To Ohio
Ohio, Ohio
The hills send back the cry [O - H!]
We're here to do or die [I - O!]
Ohio, Ohio
We'll win the game or know the reason why!
And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of booze!
And we'll drink to old Ohio,
'Til we wobble in our shoes!
Ohio, Ohio
We'll win the game or know the reason why

http://www.sgsosu.net/osu/media/i_wanna_go_back.mp3

"Because I couldn't go for three!"  - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Seattle Linga's picture

This post is exactly what we needed heading into tomorrows opener. Rock on and Go Bucks !!!

FanO'theBUCKS's picture

As the owner of these photographs, I must admit I'm disappointed in 11W for not crediting me anywhere in the article. 

I've emailed the staff about giving proper credit, and have yet to receive a response.

I expected more from 11W.