COLUMBUS, Ohio – A pep rally to support the Ohio State men’s basketball team at the Big Ten Tournament is scheduled for 10 a.m. – noon on Saturday, March 12, at Champps Circle Center, 49 W. Maryland Ave. (actual location is on the SE corner of Illinois and Washington). Champps is the home for Ohio State fans during the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The Buckeye Bash pep rally will only be hosted if the Buckeyes advance to the semifinals. The Ohio State men play at noon on Friday, Mar. 11, against the winner of the Northwestern/Minnesota game.

The rally will feature the Ohio State athletic pep band, Buckeye cheerleaders, Brutus Buckeye, as well as remarks from OSUAA President/CEO Archie Griffin, member of the Department of Athletics senior leadership team and additional distinguished guests. A raffle with great prizes will also be held, conducted by the OSU Alumni Club of Greater Indianapolis.

Single-session tickets for the tournament are on sale now at the Conseco Fieldhouse box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets, or at For more information on the Big Ten Tournaments, visit these links:

  • Alumni Association events: OSUAA Events at Men’s Big Ten Tournament
  • Big Ten: Big Ten 2011 Men’s Basketball Tournament
  • Indianapolis events:

This pep rally is being sponsored by the Ohio State Alumni Association in partnership with the Ohio State Department of Athletics.