Now in its fifth year, clothing drive during Michigan week looks to top 20,000 pounds

COLUMBUS, Ohio – To Ohio State fans in central Ohio and across the world, the phrase “Lose the Blue” comes naturally. The spirit Buckeye fans show for their football team in the week leading up to the annual rivalry game with Michigan also has benefited the community for the past four years.

Since its inception in 2006 the “Lose the Blue” clothing drive, headed by the Ohio State Department of Athletics and the Ohio State University Trademark and Licensing Services Department, has collected more than 18,000 pounds of clothing for Goodwill Columbus. Last year, the initiative gathered more than 4,000 pounds.

This year, fans can donate gently used items of blue clothing at the Ohio State Athletics Official Team Shop or at several other merchandise outlets throughout the city. With a donation of a blue item combined with a minimum purchase of $10, fans will receive a free “Beat Blue” Rah Rag, courtesy of Homage Clothing Co.

For more information on donation sites, please visit

Donate at Men’s and Women’s Hoops Games this week at the Schott

Bring gently used blue items of clothing to Official Team Shop Monday to the women’s basketball game or to the men’s basketball games Tuesday and Friday and receive a free Rah Rag, with a minimum purchase of $10. Also be sure to check out the holiday sale, running Nov. 22-27, inside the store located on the concourse of Value City Arena. The Team Shop will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.


Ohio State Buckeyes Official Team Shop
Schottenstein Center
555 Borror Drive – CAMPUS

Barnes & Noble – The Ohio State University Bookstore
1598 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201

Homage Clothing Company Store
17 E. Brickel St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Station 88 @ The Ohio State University
The Ohio Union at Ohio State University
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Buckeye Corner Fiesta Center
1315 West Lane Avenue
Upper Arlington 43221

Buckeye Corner Easton Town Center
200 Easton Town Center
Columbus 43219

Buckeye Corner Polaris
1500 Polaris Parkway Ste 305
Columbus 43240

Buckeye Corner Northwest Square
6606 Sawmill Road
Columbus 43235

Ohio State Hospital Gift Shop
Rhodes Hall Lobby
450 W. 10th Avenue – CAMPUS

College Traditions
286 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, 43201

Conrads College Gifts
316 W. Lane Avenue
Columbus, 43201

SBX – Student Book Exchange
1806 North High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43201