1. Brutus Buckeye
Brutus Buckeye is one of the most famous mascots in college sports and a big part of any Ohio State game day. Brutus made his debut in 1965 and, in 2007, he was inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame, so keep an eye out for him at Buckeyes games.
2. Buckeye Nuthouse
The Buckeye Nuthouse is one of the craziest and most passionate student sections in the Big Ten. It wraps around the lower level behind the team benches and under the basket the opponents shoot at in the second half, giving the Buckeyes a great home court advantage. You can’t miss the Buckeye Nuthouse when attending a game, so join in on their chants to show your support for OSU.
3. Ohio State Athletics Timeline
Stop and learn more about the history of Ohio State athletics by looking at the Ohio State Athletics Timeline. The timeline shows off all the biggest moments in Buckeyes history and is a must-see for Ohio State and college sports fans.
4. Championships and Retired Number Banners
Hanging from the rafters of the Jerome Schottenstein Center are banners honoring Ohio State’s legendary basketball players and championship teams. Check out these banners to remember all of your favorite Buckeyes players and moments when attending a game at the Jerome Schottenstein Center.
5. Pep Band
The Buckeyes pep band puts on quite the show playing all of your favorite Ohio State tunes including “Hang on Sloopy,” “Buckeye Battle Cry,” “Carmen Ohio,” and many more. The band has an excellent pulse on the game and will get you up and cheering no matter what the score.
6. Honored Athletes
Make sure to check out all the displays honoring the best athletes in Ohio State history. These tributes are a must see and a great way to remember the best of the best including Olympian Jesse Owens.
7. "Hell's Bell's" Pregame
The Ohio State students kick the game off by locking arms and swaying back and forth to AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells” before the game. The tradition is quite the sight to behold and gets the arena rocking, so arrive early and don’t miss this incredible tradition.
8. Hang on Sloopy
This song has been designated as the state rock song of Ohio and is played before the start of the fourth quarter at every Buckeyes game. Fans typically perform the O-H-I-O chant during the interval between refrains, which gets everyone pumped up.
9. Ohio State-Michigan Rivalry
Ohio State-Michigan is arguably the best rivalry in college football and the states of Ohio and Michigan have had a fierce rivalry since the Toledo War, so it should come as no surprise that the Buckeyes and Wolverines have a strong rivalry on the hardwood. If you want to see the Jerome Schottenstein Center at its best, then be in attendance when the Wolverines come to town.
10. Team Shop
The Buckeyes team shop has all kinds of Ohio State gear, so no matter what you’re looking at you’ll find it here. The team shop is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Columbus, so make sure to check it out.