In the News: New monument honors Script Ohio Tradition

Script Ohio. It’s one of the most iconic traditions in college athletics. Now a massive, granite statue to honor that tradition has been unveiled at The Ohio State University.

The 20,000-pound monument rests on the edge of Buckeye Grove, south of Ohio Stadium and adjacent to the fields where the marching band practices.

“There’s nothing that highlights the tradition of Script Ohio outside of that game day experience or the band,” said Austin Cool, a biophysics graduate research assistant. “So we wanted to make sure everybody on campus was able to be a part of the great tradition that is Script Ohio.”

Cool has been working on the project as a member of Ohio Staters since he was an undergraduate student. The student, faculty and staff service organization promotes the welfare and traditions of Ohio State.

The Ohio Staters were assisted by the university’s Department of Facilities Operations and Development. Project manager Karin Murillo-Kirlangitis helped guide the project from design to construction and worked with the Ohio Staters and the Columbus Art Memorial to build the monument.