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OSU and Ohio Wesleyan celebrate the 1890 Game

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OSU and Ohio Wesleyan celebrate the 1890 Game

Representatives of both schools involved in the historic May 3, 1890 game gathered Saturday to celebrate a historic game and dedicate a historical marker on the OWU campus commemorating both schools’ first football game. 

By Bill Smith

    That game, won by the Buckeyes, began two traditions that have brought over a century of excitement to the fans of both schools.

Photo by Jeff Bates/courtesy of Ohio Wesleyan and NCAA.ORG

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for He has also published several novels on and edits

Written By: srpatterson
Date Posted: 5/10/2008
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