Ohio State Football: It's Not Just a Game

By Kayla Belcher on September 10, 2013

For the individuals who haven’t attended an Ohio State football game, this might seem difficult to understand, but when the Buckeyes take the field on Saturday, it isn’t just a game–it’s a ritual. Thousands of students with different focuses, backgrounds, and interests come together and bond over the experience. Students, alumni, family, and friends socialize and celebrate a relationship outsiders have difficulty comprehending. Strangers connect, friendships grow stronger, and memories are created for a lifetime. Buckeyes throughout the nation wake up early to unite with fellow Buckeyes.

To outsiders, it may seem like the Buckeyes’ game day routine is just an excuse to be loud and to consume a large amount of alcohol. However, to the insider, it’s a completely different atmosphere. The loud ambiance is the result of laugher, catching up with good friends, and trash talking. The Ohio State fans wait eagerly for football season to start, and the environment that surrounds Ohio State football season is intoxicating–literally and figuratively. Friends and family of current students and alumni are able to grasp how inviting and invigorating this time of year really is. Those Saturday mornings contain judgment only towards opponents. Ohio State football games are one of the most accepting and exciting social events.

By Kayla Belcher

Uloop Writer
Kayla is a senior at Ohio State, majoring in communications.She enjoys reading, catching up on celebrity gossip, fashion, and fitness. With her experience with Uloop she hopes to build as a writer and further her career in journalism.

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