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Site remains No. 1 among official collegiate athletics pages

COLUMBUS, Ohio The official Ohio State Buckeyes Facebook fan page recently cleared the 100,000-fan mark May 9 as the page remains the No. 1 official college athletics page in the country.

The official Ohio State Facebook fan page, which gained the No. 1 college page title in November with just more than 20,000 followers, now is nearing Ohio Stadium’s capacity (102,329) in less than a year’s time. The page was started in August 2008. 

Ohio State’s Facebook page allows fans and visitors to view news, videos and photo galleries of Buckeye athletics events and contribute to discussion boards. In addition, a constant feed of updated news on all 36 varsity sports is provided and linked by www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com, the official Web site of Buckeye athletics.

To celebrate reaching the 100,000-fan mark, followers of the Ohio State Buckeyes official page were given the chance to win various Buckeye prizes, including an official football jersey from the 2005 season.

As of midday May 11, Ohio State held a large lead over several other Big Ten schools with official fan pages.

         Ohio State 100,288

         Wisconsin 30,792

         Iowa 24,871

         Minnesota 18,394

         Purdue 2,115

         Indiana 1,560

More on Ohio State Athletics Social Media

         The Ohio State Facebook page can be accessed by visiting www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com/forthefans page and clicking on the Facebook icon or at www.Facebook.com and searching Ohio State Buckeyes.

         Follow Brutus Buckeye on Twitter at www.twitter.com/brutus_buckeye.

         Ohio State athletics also features its own official channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/OhioStateBuckeyescom, where fans can view videos of interviews, feature stories and game highlights.    

As always, fans can access the most up-to-date news, scores and schedules, statistics, photos and videos at www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com.