Brutus Buckeye Tells His Story!

Brutus Buckeye Tells All! On the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, Brutus Buckeye finally tells his life story! While Ohio State fans today can hardly imagine a time without the inexhaustible Brutus, there was a time—a long time—when Ohio State had no mascot at all. But then, in 1965, two students, certain that their team deserved a champion at the sidelines, conceived of the loveable nut we now know as Brutus Buckeye. In The Autobiography of Brutus Buckeye: As Told to His Parents, Sally Lanyon and Ray Bourhis, we get to hear the whole story—the first game, the trials of the early years, the many reinventions and makeovers, the encounters with That Team Up North, and so much more.

From 1870 all the way until 1965—for almost a hundred years—The Ohio State Buckeyes had no Buckeye. That was the year, 1965, that my parents, Sally Huber of Mansfield, Ohio, and Ray Bourhis of Elmhurst, New York, conceived me, changing everything forever.