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Everyone knows that April Fools Day, April 1, is a day dedicated to playing practical jokes on others. Well, on Friday afternoon, the Twitterverse was introduced to a new, fictitious holiday known as “May Fools.” [ MORE: Cardale Jones’ 74-yard throw highlights OSU halftime contests ] It all started when Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones almost shut down the internet by tweeting out that he was leaving OSU to transfer to Akron as a “May Fools” joke. Of course, Jones, who led the Buckeyes to a national championship this past season, is expected to compete with Braxton Miller and J.T.
For some college students, spring break means a chance to go home and see family and friends. For others, it means a trip to Florida to spend some time in the sun. But for an ever-increasing number of Ohio State students, it means a chance to do something good. The school’s Buck-I-SERV program continues to get bigger and bigger, and this year, OSU has 32 different community service-based trips that students can take over spring break. Opportunities range from putting together food packages in our nation’s capital, and helping Habitat for Humanity in Florida, to helping college education seem obtainable
If football players at The Ohio State University need an example of the rewards of giving back, they need to look no further than two of their coaches. Defensive coordinator Luke Fickell and defensive line coach Mike Vrabel are among the co-founders of The 2nd & 7 Foundation, which promotes literacy and an active lifestyle among central Ohio youth. What was once a small program based around the three co-founders making appearances to read to second-grade classes has exploded into one of the flagship community outreach programs at Ohio State. Former OSU linebacker Ryan Miller is the third former Buckeyes
Tonight, college football’s most elite club will welcome a new member when the winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy is named. On December 9, 1935, the University of Chicago’s Jay Berwanger was awarded the first Heisman Trophy. In the 78 years that followed, only one man won the award twice: Ohio State running back Archie Griffin. Griffin followed a stellar college career with seven years in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. However, according to Griffin, winning two Heismans and rushing for more than 2,800 yards in the NFL aren’t his greatest accomplishments. Griffin founded the Archie Griffin Scholarship Fund
On Nov. 12, the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) named The Ohio State University’s Young Scholars Program (YSP) the winner of the 2013 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award. Founded in 1988, YSP identifies candidates in sixth grade from low-income families in Ohio’s nine largest urban school districts: Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo, and Youngstown. Once selected, YSP engages, mentors and supports those students while working with local school superintendents, principals and counselors to improve student performance and district graduation rates. YSP has prepared nearly 3,000 Ohio students for college success, and has made it