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  • 92-25 Ohio State Football Team 92-25 Ohio State Football Team
  • 92-25 The Marker in front of the Giant Eagle store 92-25 The Marker in front of the Giant Eagle store
  • 92-25 A 2001 graduate of OSU visits the Marker site 92-25 A 2001 graduate of OSU visits the Marker site
  • 92-25 1st OSU Home Game and best Hiesman pose 9/7/13 92-25 1st OSU Home Game and best Hiesman pose 9/7/13
  • 92-25 1st OSU Home Game 9/7/13 92-25 1st OSU Home Game 9/7/13
Title, side A
Site of First Ohio State Home Football Game
Title, side B
The Ohio State University Football Team 1890
Text, side A
In the fall, life for many in Columbus revolves around Ohio State University football, from the first kickoff in September to the last play in November. O.S.U.'s first home game took place at 2:30 P.M. on November 1, 1890. The Ohio State University played the University of Wooster on this site, which was then called Recreation Park. Just east of historic German Village, the park occupied the north side of Schiller (now Whittier) between Ebner and Jaeger in what is now Schumacher Place. The weather was perfect, and the crowd reportedly included a number of women, who cheered loudly. Nonetheless, O.S.U. lost to Wooster 64-0. Wooster, physically fit for the game, showed O.S.U. that training is critical to winning. The tradition of training continues. Today, on football Saturdays in Ohio Stadium on Woody Hayes Drive, the sound of an O.S.U. home game can be heard around the world.
Text, side B
Alexander S. Lilley, Coach Fred B. "Jack" Ryder, Coach Jesse L. Jones, Captain Paul M. Lincoln, Captain Hamilton H. Richardson Herbert L. Johnson David S. Hegler Hiram E. Rutan W.S. Scott G.C. Schaffer W.A. Landacre Joseph H. Large Frank W. Rane Richard T.B. Ellis Charles B. Morrey A.P. Bronson H. Beatty H.J. Whitacre R.O. Keiser John B. Huggins Charles W. Foulk Walter H. Miller Arthur M. Kennedy Edward D. Martin
Address
280 E. Whittier Street
Columbus, OH 43206
Location
Giant Eagle on Whittier
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.944622, Longitude: -82.989583.
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