Site of First Ohio State Home Football Game / The Ohio State University First Football Team 1890

Site of First Ohio State Home Football Game / The Ohio State University First Football Team 1890 (HM81G)

Location: Columbus, OH 43206 Franklin County
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N 39° 56.676', W 82° 59.376'

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Site of First Ohio State Home Football Game
In the fall, life for many in Columbus revolves around Ohio State University football, from the first kickoff in September to the last play in November. O.S.U.'s first home game took place at 2:30 P.M. on November 1, 1890. The Ohio State University played the University of Wooster on this site, which was then called Recreation Park. Just east of historic German Village, the park occupied the north side of Schiller (now Whittier) between Ebner and Jaeger in what is now Schumacher Place. The weather was perfect, and the crowd reportedly included a number of women, who cheered loudly. Nonetheless, O.S.U. lost to Wooster 64-0. Wooster, physically fit for the game, showed O.S.U. that training is critical to winning. The tradition of training continues. Today, on football Saturdays in Ohio Stadium on Woody Hayes Drive, the sound of an O.S.U. home game can be heard around the world.

The Ohio State University First Football Team 1890
Alexander S. Lilley, Coach
Fred B. "Jack" Ryder, Coach
Jesse L. Jones, Captain · Paul M. Lincoln, Captain · Hamilton H. Richardson · Herbert L. Johnson · David S. Hegler · Hiram E. Rutan · W. S. Scott · G. C. Schaffer · W. A. Landacre · Joseph H. Large · Frank W. Rane · Richard T.B. Ellis · Charles B. Morrey · A. P. Bronson · H. Beatty · H. J. Whitacre · R. O. Keiser · John B. Huggins · Charles W. Foulk · Walter H. Miller · Arthur M. Kennedy · Edward D. Martin
HM NumberHM81G
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number92-25
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Ohio State University, Giant Eagle, Schumacher Place Civic Association, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 12:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 330025 N 4423503
Decimal Degrees39.94460000, -82.98960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.676', W 82° 59.376'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 40.56" N, 82° 59' 22.56" W
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Area Code(s)419, 614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 260-276 E Whittier St, Columbus OH 43206, US
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