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2015: Year of FIVE National Championships


January:

CELEBR8TION WITH BEST FANS

45,000 of the Best Fans in the Land celebrated the eighth national title in Ohio State football history 

  

Jackets Star Loses the BLUE!

Columbus Blue Jackets All-Star Ryan Johansen shed the team’s customary Union Blue in favor of a Scarlet & Gray football jersey during the NHL Skills Competition.

  

March:

All The Right MOVES!

Members of the football team brought the house down performing with Brutus and the Ohio State dance team during halftime at the men’s basketball game vs Wisconsin. 

Streak Stopper

Men’s tennis saw its unprecedented 200-match home-win streak come to an end at the hands of top-ranked Oklahoma.

Matta on Top

Men’s basketball coach Thad Matta stood alone as the winningest coach in Ohio State men’s basketball history after the Buckeyes defeated Minnesota, 79-73, in the second round of the 2015 Big Ten tournament. Now 307 wins and counting.

Golden Bear Honored

Men’s golf alum Jack Nicklaus received the Congressional Gold Medal and joined Buckeye Jesse Owens as two of seven athletes to earn the highest civilian honor presented by Congress.

 

April:

Fabulous Freshman of the Year

Women’s basketball guard Kelsey Mitchell was named 2015 USBWA National Freshman of the Year. She is the first freshman in NCAA WBB history to lead the nation in scoring (24.9 PPG)!    

 

The Heisman of Wrestling

Four-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber became the first Buckeye to win the prestigious Hodge Trophy!

 

99,391 … UNBELIEVABLE!

The Best Fans in the Land PACKED a sun-splashed Ohio Stadium setting a national spring game attendance record!

 

AAU Sullivan Award Goes to Zeke 

Ezekiel Elliott was named the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States, winning the 85th AAU James E. Sullivan Award.

Presidential Buckeyes

The White House welcomed the 2014 National Champion Ohio State football team to Washington, D.C.

May:

Buckeyes Traveled Abroad

Nine student-athletes traveled to Costa Rica (May 13-19) as part of a volunteer trip with the Soles 4 Souls organization.

  

June:

Concerts Return to #TheShoe

Rock legends The Rolling Stones played before a crowd of nearly 60,000 people inside Ohio Stadium

🎸It’s only Rock N Roll … and we LOVED it!🎤 @therollingstones @mickjagger #TheShoe #StonesColumbus

A photo posted by Brutus Buckeye (@brutus_buckeye) on May 31, 2015 at 6:29pm PDT

One Direction shook The ‘Shoe as they performed some of their hit songs.

Buckeye Country Superfest brought some of the best country stars to Ohio Stadium.

Athletics HOF 

A total of 14 Buckeyes, 12 student-athletes and two coaches, were inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame this fall.

September:

Champion of the World

Kyle Snyder became the youngest USA Wrestling World champion in history.

Tressel Inducted Into CFB HOF

Ohio State and the National Football Foundation honored head coach Jim Tressel as a 2015 College Football Hall of Fame inductee

2 Million Followers x2

Ohio State Buckeye Facebook page hit the 2 million mark for the second time, thanks to The Best “Friends” in the Land! 

Posted by Ohio State Buckeyes on Thursday, September 24, 2015

October:

TBDBITL Hops The Pond

The Ohio State Marching Band drew international praise for London performance before Jaguars-Bills game.

Best Fans Embrace Dark Side

The Best Fans in The Land filled in every shadow of #TheShoe for the Dark Night game vs Penn State.


November:

O-H-5-0

Brutus Buckeye celebrated 50 years at the game vs Minnesota. Special appearance by 1965 Brutus!

National Champ!

Francesca Di Lorenzo was crowned women’s tennis National Indoor Intercollegiate Champion!

Synchro Signs Small Star

Synchronized swimming team inks 8-year-old recruit in heart-warming story.

This is such a neat segment featuring our newest teammate, Verena, and can be seen on the @bigtennetwork ! A huge thanks to @goteamimpact @btnlivebig and @teamworksmedia for making this day so special for all of us. See the full video here: http://go.osu.edu/verena #gobucks

A video posted by OSU Synchronized Swimming (@ohiostate_synchro) on Dec 23, 2015 at 11:52am PST


December:

Always No. 1 In Our Hearts

YOU won the USA TODAY Sports Fan Index title for the second consecutive year! Thanks for being The BEST FANS IN THE LAND!


Brutus’ BIG Year

Besides turning 50, Brutus was crowned national champion and surpassed 100k followers on Instagram and Twitter! Way to go you old nut!


Setting Into The Hall of Fame

Pete Hanson was inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame.