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Comment 17 Apr 2014

Per the Ohio State Library.

Why are we called "THE" Ohio State University"?

In 1986, a new University logo was introduced in the hopes of moving away from the "OSU" symbol, which had been used since 1977. The change from simply "OSU" was said to "reflect the national stature of the institution." University officials wanted the institution to be known as "The Ohio State University," again, since OSU could also mean Oregon State and Oklahoma State University.

 However, the "The" was actually part of the state legislation when the university was renamed in 1878. The following excerpt is from the Board of Trustee minutes:

 "...the educational institution heretofore known as the 'Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College,' shall be known and designated hereafter as 'The Ohio State University.'"

 Those who wanted the name change thought the original name was too narrow in scope, and that it was inadequate for the institution that was the only beneficiary of the land grant act. President Edward Orton was insistent that a new name would separate the institution from other colleges in Ohio.

Comment 13 Dec 2013

Shazier's situation reminds of a similar situation James Laurinaitis was in.  If I recall he stayed because he was having so much fun at tOSU and did not want to give that up so quick.  I also recall AJ Hawk advised him to stay because you can only be a senior and big man on campus once in your life so enjoy it.  If he decides to come back it will help solidify his abilities and make him a top 5/10 pick.  Hopefully he stays and tOSU can continue this special run it's is on. 

BTW....I would take out a nice insurance policy, Just in Case.