COLUMBUS – The hallowed ground just south of Ohio Stadium – better known to the Ohio State community as Buckeye Grove – got spruced up on Friday morning thanks to some hard-working Ohio State football players.
Members of the Scarlet team, which was defeated by Gray 37-14 last Saturday at the 2018 LiFESports Spring Game, took part in the tradition of the losing team cleaning up and mulching the site where Buckeye trees are planted for each of Ohio State’s All-Americans. It’s the seventh straight spring that head coach Urban Meyer has had the losing team landscape Buckeye Grove.
Fifty cubic yards of much was moved and raked by everyone from fifth-year seniors to early enrollee freshmen. For the fifth straight spring, kick Sean Nuernberger took part in the tradition. He was able to hand down his experience to newcomers Master Teague, Tommy Togiai and Tyreke Johnson, who are all spending their first spring with the program.
Wheelbarrows and rakers also included All-American Nick Bosa, who will soon have his own tree plated at Buckeye Grove, QB Tate Martell, DT Dre’Mont Jones and SAF Jordan Fuller. In all, approximately 40 players helped, and were joined by members of the coaching and support staff, including defensive coordinator Greg Schiano.