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Comment 27 May 2020
Because I live in its shadow, I have been to a lot more games in Beaver Stadium than the Shoe. And I don't get the allure of the whiteout. Even without our domination, their record in whiteout games is mixed at best. I have built better stadiums with an erector set when I was a kid. Beaver Stadium is really like 12 different structures built under over and through each other at different times, leaving a jumbled architectural mess with horribly disorganized ingress and egress. The fan base is as diverse as my underwear drawer and far more noxious. So they all dress up in the same color and shake pom poms. So it's loud. Lots of places are like that.
Comment 28 Apr 2020
I was in Beaver Stadium that day, a first year grad student at Ohio State. It was hell, and it would not stop. Worse yet, Penn State did a video board presentation, as I recall, saluting all the nittany lion talent from Ohio. It was the nadir of my personal fandom. That day, I would have never guessed that Ohio State would be the better program ever since. And damn straight I remembered that video board presentation when Terrelle Pryor and Julian Fleming picked us over them.
Comment 03 Dec 2019

Meanwhile, 300 miles east of Columbus, I showed up at work on time for the first time in months because the lack of a Skull Session. Every one of my mornings starts with a Skullie, all year round. And I'm not complaining because you got it up there late. I'm just saying that you impact morning routines in odd places. Really, no apology is needed. But I probably should do the 12th Warrior thing anyway.

Comment 04 Jun 2019

He didn't walk down my Pennsylvania street or I would have stepped out behind the big red flag and told him to go to Ohio State. I got a new favorite Buckeye. Any fellow Pennsylvania kid who wants more than PSU offers is a favorite of mine, from Terrelle Pryor to Eddie George, Noah Spence, Marcus Hooker, Dorian Bell, Fred Pagac, I could go on...

Comment 31 May 2019
From one Pennsylvania kid who chose to upgrade to Ohio State to another, welcome to the Big Ten's best, Julian! I have known both State College and Columbus well for 40 years, and there is no doubt that the latter is a better place to live.
Comment 26 Sep 2018

Just stay in Altoona. It's 40 minutes away from Beaver Stadium, there are several brand new hotels, its quiet, and everybody goes to bed at 9 PM. Plus, there are several of us Buckeyes here. I don't know why any visiting team would stay as close to campus as the Ramada, which is older than dirt.

Comment 17 Sep 2018

I agree. I think we faced white outs in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2016, which would make our record 4-2 in white outs at State College. Now, some of those may not have been prime time games. But either way, we have a winning record in Beaver Stadium white outs. So I don't see why the locals think that white outs are so invincible. Whatever. Beating them is always great for us Pennsylvanian Buckeyes.

Comment 17 Mar 2018
I'm both a Pitt (undergrad) and Ohio State (grad) grad (uh... yeah) and fan. I'd love to see Thad in Oakland. Pitt basketball has great facilities and community support in a city without an NBA team. But the ACC is tough and the cupboard is empty. The coaching instability and conference change have severed Pitt's recruiting pipeline to NYC that served the Panthers so well under Jaime Dixon. Plus, Matta would be expensive and deservedly so. I hope this happens for the sake of Thad, Pitt, and Ohio State's checkbook. But I'm cynical. Pitt's athletic department doesn't have OSU cash. Well, go Bucks & hail to Pitt no matter what.