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Brutus The Buckeye Turning 50

Brutus the Buckeye turns 50 this year.

The mascot who’s become synonymous with Ohio State sports was created in 1965 out of a contest to find the next mascot.

For WOSU’s sports show “After the Score“, Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley spoke with Ohio State University archivist Tamar Chute.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.