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Ohio Stadium aka THE Horseshoe (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by CrabMan, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    ....and Boomer!

  2. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Always wondered how a mascot ended up in a wheel chair...

    Ohhh. NM.
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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    History in 30 Seconds: Stadium Dorms!
    Oct 9, 2017

    History in 30 Seconds: Stadium Dorms! Our second installation of the History in 30 seconds series, where we try to cover highlights of the Stadium Dorms during their existence.

    The Stadium Scholarship Dormitory, the brain child of Joseph Park, was located within the west side of Ohio Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University from 1933 to the mid nineteen-nineties. An extensive expansion program of the stadium in 1995 necessitated moving the living quarters to Mack Hall on 10th Avenue. This film, made by Charles Legg, a resident of the Stadium Dorm from 1968 to 1970, was completed as a class project towards his major in cinematography. It captures the essence of the Stadium Dorm and the men who lived there during those years. The film has been stored away for almost 40 years, but now with the aid of the Internet, this time capsule from the fall of 1972 can be shared with all those who lived in the dorm during its existence within the stadium. I apologize for quality, as the film was originally created using 16mm black and white film stock and has been digitized. Never the less, I hope you enjoy seeing what life was like living within the venerable walls of Ohio Stadium, and for those who did live in the Stadium Dorm, leave a comment. I hope the film brings back some great memories.
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Jean Park, the Ohio State Dean of Men, noticed that Ohio high school students were not attending college in the post-Depression era due to the cost of room and board. He sought out vacant areas on campus to house students at a low cost.

    In 1933, 75 men moved into the southwest tower of Ohio Stadium through the Stadium Scholarship Program.

    The barrack-style dorms in the southwest tower of the stadium became known as the Tower Club and could sleep 20 men per room. Another location in the basement of Larkins Hall, dubbed Buckeye Club, housed students as well. Housing in the program was set to cost 20 dollars per quarter.

    As spaces filled in scholarship housing, more rooms were constructed in the stadium in partnership with Works Progress Administration, an agency under the New Deal which carried out public works projects.


    In exchange for discounted housing, the men in the program would spend five to seven hours a week doing all of the chores to upkeep the dormitories, except for cooking which was done by the paid chef. There were also high academic expectations in the program and the students were restricted from sneaking into the football games happening directly below them.


    As the program grew, the dorms expanded along the west side of the stadium and named Stadium, Olentangy, Scioto and Ohio Club. The program gained national attention and was visited by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the first cooperative scholarship housing options.


    The unique living environment resembled basic training in which many residents of the stadium dorms would experience with the outbreak of World War II. The comradery amongst those participating in the program was a pinnacle in their college experience. In the mid-1950’s, upwards of 800 students resided in the six club dormitories.


    In 1975, participants in the Stadium Scholarship Program voted to allow women to join the program.

    Between the mid-1970’s and 1980’s the scholarship program was expanded and renovated several times. A new dorm within the stadium was built that could house approximately 360 students and housing cost 240 dollars per quarter.

    Concerns over deteriorating conditions of the residence halls within the Horseshoe called for a major renovation plan in 1982 that was planned to last until 2028, but threatened to close the stadium dorms.

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  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Spent one very memorable evening with a nice young lady who had a dorm in the stadium fall of 1996
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    A part of you, as a man, grew that night.
    Bestbuck36, Cratylus and brodybuck21 like this.
  8. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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  9. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    I may need glasses, but I did not see that big shitty stadium up north on this list.
  10. Zippercat

    Zippercat Senior

    I presume that list was for toughest environment for opponents, not the home fans?
  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    #4 and #5 await in '20
  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    PROTECT THE 'SHOE. The past decade, Ohio State has been damn near unbeatable inside the confines of the concrete cathedral, posting a nation's best 0.931 win percentage.

    Also, Wisconsin checks in at No. 5 with only eight home losses in 10 years – and 25 percent of them came to the Buckeyes. Ohio State is the only school to make the top-five, and beat a top-five team at home. And they did it twice.

    Get dumped then, everyone else.

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    Re: Also, Wisconsin checks in at No. 5 with only eight home losses in 10 years – and 25 percent of them came to the Buckeyes. Ohio State is the only school to make the top-five, and beat a top-five team at home. And they did it twice.

    Screw Bucky!!!
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020
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  14. Mike80

    Mike80 Kevin Warren is a fuckwit

  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Now they need to calculate how much shit The Pig House can hold (aside from scUM fans) so they can convert it into the world's largest septic tank...
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