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Spirit & Sports

Imagining an icon

Howard Dwight Smith was inspired by ancient architecture when creating the stadium that has served Ohio State for 100 years.

He knows the power of architecture 

To two-time graduate Sam Rosenthal, CEO of architecture firm Schooley Caldwell, designing spaces and renovating landmarks are about creating great experiences for people.

Unique to you: How to upcycle an old buckeye necklace

Clay artist Lizzie Howald shares her process for creating oven-baked beads so you can make your own nutty statement piece.

This expert built a mini ’Shoe in his basement

Engineer Bob Long, who helped renovate the stadium, spent more than 1,000 hours re-creating “the cathedral of football.”

8 treasures from the ’Shoe’s first 100 years

1922 game tickets, Jesse Owens’ daughter’s trophy, Woody Hayes’ notes — check out these gems from University Archives.

TBDBITL: A ‘history much bigger than me’

Director Hoch, trombonist Tori Mollenkopf and an interactive video share what it’s like to belong to this beloved band.

See our dream home being built: 1920–22 photos

Construction scenes show some of the state-of-the-art work that helped Ohio Stadium become a lasting Buckeye icon.

Our stadium means fun, family and friendships

For the alumni association president, the ’Shoe plays a longtime leading role in fall traditions and college memories.

For many scholarship students, the ’Shoe fit

Residents of the Ohio Stadium Scholarship Dorm gained access to college, work experience and lifelong friendships.

Homecoming, Welcome Week, storming the field…

Block O, commencement. Looking at the ’Shoe, Chantelle Porter ’03 instantly recalls some of the best days of her life.