Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes

About Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes represent The Ohio State University and have been active in intercollegiate football since 1890. They are widely regarded as one of the country's most prestigious programs and over the years, have achieved significant success. The Buckeyes have the fifth highest number of wins of any team in the NCAA. Their main rivals include the Michigan Wolverines, the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Illinois Fighting Illini. The rivalry with Michigan is generally seen as their most intense and significant rivalry.

Altogether, Ohio State have claimed seven National Titles, with those wins coming in 1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970 and 2002. In addition, other selectors have chosen the team as National Champions in 1933, 1944, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1998, although none of these wins are officially recognized by either Ohio State or the NCAA.

In addition to their National Championship successes, the Buckeyes have won 36 Conference Championships, including two wins in the Ohio Athletic Conference and 34 wins in the Big Ten Conference. They have completed ten unbeaten seasons, six of which were perfect seasons, with no ties. Their most recent perfect season came in 2012. In total, Ohio State have appeared in 43 bowl games and have won 19 of them.

Seven Ohio State players have won the Heisman Trophy, which is tied with Notre Dame for the most wins of any school. Their winners include Les Horvath, Vic Janowicz, Archie Griffin and Howard Cassady. Other notable alumni include Bill Willis and Orlando Pace, who were both named in Ohio State's All-Time Team in 2001.

Since its opening in 1922, the team have played their home games at Ohio Stadium, nicknamed 'The ...