1. Ohio Varsity Band
The Ohio Varsity Band is a key feature of every Ohio game day that you won’t want to miss. The band provides an incredible atmosphere inside The Convo and play a variety of school songs as well as contemporary music, so enjoy the Ohio Varsity Band’s performance when attending a Bobcats basketball game.
2. The O Zone
The O Zone is the Ohio student section and is filled to the brim with rowdy fans on game days. The students form a sea of green in the stand and are among the noisiest student sections in the MAC making The Convo a tough place for any opponent to play.
3. The Battle of the Bricks
Every varsity sports matchup between the Ohio Bobcats and Miami RedHawks counts towards the annual Battle of the Bricks competition. The winner walks away with bragging rights over their most hated rival, so every contest between these two schools is a can’t miss. If you can only make it to one Ohio basketball game, then make sure to be in attendance when the Bobcats take on the RedHawks.
4. Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame
During your trip to The Convo make sure to check out the Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame. The hall celebrates all of the best athletes in Bobcats history and is home to a slew of trophies won by the Bobcats over the years making it a must-see.
5. Rufus the Bobcat
The fierce mascot roams the sideline during games looking to rile up the fans and inspire school spirit. Rufus works hard to keep the crowd pumped up and entertained on game days, so keep your eyes peeled for him during stoppages in play or when you need an extra boost in cheering on the Bobcats.
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6. Ohio-Akron Rivalry
Ohio-Akron may not have the history of some other rivalries, but it’s still one of the best rivalries in the MAC. The stakes are always high when the Bobcats and Zips meet as the two teams have consistently been among the best teams in the MAC over the last ten years. The two have met in several conference championship games since 2009, so don’t miss it when Ohio and Akron square off.
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7. Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame
The Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame isn’t the only hall of fame inside The Convo. The Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association does an excellent job of honoring all of the best trainers from the state. Stop by the hall of fame and learn more about the men and women who work behind the scenes.
The Convo features several banners celebrating the best players and teams in Bobcats basketball history. The banners show off the program’s 13 NCAA Tournament appearances, three Sweet Sixteen appearances, and one Elite Eight appearance, so check them out during your visit.
9. Ohio-Marshall Rivalry
Ohio and Marshall have a long-running rivalry that stems from the Thundering Herds’ time in the MAC. Despite Marshall’s departure from the MAC, there are still a lot of bragging rights on the line when these two meet, so don’t miss your chance to see Ohio take on Marshall.