The Quirk Behind “The” Ohio State University: Unpacking the History
You’ve probably been there before. On a Sunday—or Thursday, or Monday—you’re watching an NFL game and the player introductions scroll across the screen. When an Ohio State Buckeye arrives, they don’t just announce that they attended classes in Columbus. There’s a stress on one particular word: “THE Ohio State University.”
Have you ever wondered what’s behind that quirk?
While “the” is a pretty ordinary word in day-to-day life, it matters to Buckeyes everywhere. Let’s take a look at the school’s history to unpack the context.