This image, of the campus of my Alma Mater, makes me sentimental. Oh to be young, free, and in the right place.
Obviously the best university in the state. tOSU falls dreadfully, dreadfully short of Ohio University.Very pretty parade ground, reminds me of the one at my alma mater, Mississippi State University, well, minus the white precipitation.
I didn't say it was best. It was best for me when I attended there.OSU is fine, but it's awfully big, especially for a 16-year-old, which I was when I went to college.
Ugh, tOSU is awful. "Buckeyes?" Yes, Buckeyes.
The Buckeye - Description, Uses and LegendBotanical Name: The botanical name for the Buckeye is Aesculus which was taken by the Swedish botanist, Carl von Linne from “Aesculapius,” the name of the mythological Greek god of medicine. The Ohio variety was named Aesculus glabra, by the German botanist Willdenow in 1809.Common Name: The common name “Buckeye” was derived from the Native Americans who noticed that the glossy, chestnut-brown seeds with the lighter circular “eye” looked very similar to the eye of a buck (male) deer.From the Ohio.gov website
Imagine, naming your mascot after a nut.
Dick: Named after a tree, actually. Buckeye trees are all over the place.
Trees, Hmm. Much better, I suppose.
You, uh, Buckeye fans don't want to get your hopes up too high, now, for Jan. 5.
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