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Happy Birthday to 'Script Ohio,' first performed by the OSU marching band 83 years ago today

Posted: 6:00 AM, Oct 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-24 06:00:32-04
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COLUMBUS — Among the many memorable traditions Ohio State University has surrounding its football games, the Script Ohio is the most popular, and it debuted 83 years ago.

In a crazy twist, the very first "Script Ohio" was performed by the school's biggest rival. The University of Michigan performed "Script Ohio" during a 1932 game at Ohio Stadium, according to the Ohio State University archives.

The Ohio State band performed it for the first time in on October 24, 1936, in a game against Michigan.

The moving formation starts with a revolving “O” at the beginning, then it curves into a formation of the word “Ohio” and the “dotting of the i.”

You can read more about the tradition here.