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Unfortunately those of us viewing the OSU / USC game in
person or at home will not get to see the legendary “Script Ohio” performed by the Ohio State University
Marching Band at the Coliseum. The
ghostly image of “Ohio”
that is imprinted onto the field during the pre-game ritual and stays
throughout the game is a treat most Buckeye fans truly look forward to seeing.
By Pete Quint
Too Expensive to Travel
Rising fuel prices and a tight
budget have prevented the OSUMB from traveling to Southern
California on September 13th. A substitute Alumni Band was organized and
scheduled to take over the seats allotted to the OSUMB but upon hearing that
the regular band could not make it, USC athletic department quickly sold the
tickets before the Alumni Band was able to tell them they were coming.
This is not a shot at the USC
athletic department; Ohio
State would have done the
same thing in that same situation. Rather,
I feel sorry for the current band members that will be unable to experience a
game of this caliber away from the confines of Ohio Stadium.
The Positives of
Part of the fun of being in a
collegiate organization is the ability to travel. Many athletic, scholastic and artistic groups
get a rare chance to see other parts of the country and meet the people that
support their universities with equal passion.
Meeting and speaking with these folks gives students a larger
perspective about how fans feel and how they should act around others. Most of these individuals that get the
opportunity to travel walk away with great stories and positive opinions about
fans around the country and by taking off the Buckeye rose colored glasses
these folks ultimately become better and more respectful fans. I would hazard a guess that most, not all,
Buckeye fans that continue to embarrass Ohio
State with their idiotic, drunken,
asinine behavior toward visiting fans are Buckeye fans that have never and have
no desire to travel to games outside the safe confines of Ohio.
It’s really too bad that the band
is grounded for the game and I’m sure the Varsity Club will be filled to the
brim with band members on the 13th to cheer the Bucks on to a
victory. Although, I’m betting another
trip to the national championship game will offset any lost experience there
may have been in Southern California.