Social-networking site a hub for Ohio State fans

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The official Ohio State University Department of Athletics fan page on topped the 250,000-follower mark this week, continuing a rapid growth from its 2008 inception.

The social-networking page, which went from 20,000 followers to 200,000 in less than a year (Nov. 2008-Oct. 2009), offers fans a connection to all that goes on within Ohio State athletics, including breaking news, photos, video, event promotions and more.

Truly a global hub for Buckeyes everywhere, the site moved from 225,000 fans to 250,000 in roughly two weeks (Feb. 4-18). It is followed in 20 countries and viewed in 20 languages.

Ohio State’s Facebook Fan Growth

  • Feb. 18, 2010 – 250,000
  • Oct. 30, 2009 – 200,000
  • Aug. 14, 2009 – 150,000
  • May 11, 2009 – 100,000
  • Jan. 16, 2009 – 50,000
  • Nov. 7, 2008 – 20,000

More on Ohio State Athletics Social Media

  • The Ohio State Facebook page can be accessed by visiting page and clicking on the Facebook icon or at
  • Fans also can follow Brutus Buckeye on Twitter at
  • Individual sports at Ohio State also now have their own social network following.
    • Women’s Hockey: or
    • Men’s Soccer: or
    • Women’s Lacrosse:
    • Men’s Hockey: or’shockey
    • Men’s Tennis: or
    • Wrestling:
  • Ohio State athletics also features its own official channel on YouTube at, 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, the official Web site of Ohio State athletics.