Sports

Helpful Hints For Attending OSU Football Games This Fall

29 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Special to 1812Blockhouse

Not only is Mansfield a member of The Ohio State University‘s campus communities, but many Richland Countians make the trip down I-71 each fall to watch the Buckeyes play. With this being a special year for Ohio Stadium, the University has shared a list of “helpful hints” to make your game day experience all the more enjoyable.

The start of the 2022 Ohio State football season, and one of the most eagerly anticipated Ohio Stadium home game schedules ever, is only eight days away. No. 2 Ohio State hosts No. 5 Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in one of the marquee games of the season. ABC will televise to a national audience.

Unlike last year, when new technologies such as mobile ticketing and parking, metal detectors and self-scanning tickets were introduced, there aren’t many changes to game day procedures for 2022. There are certainly tips and protocols to be aware of when in and around the stadium, though. Some of the most important news and notes for fans to know this year include to arrive early.

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Anderman Appointed OSU Mansfield Interim Dean And Director; OSU Revamps Gen-Ed

19 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

At its recent full Board meeting, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees appointed Eric M. Anderson as Interim Dean and Director of the OSU Mansfield from July 1, 2022 through May 14, 2023, or until another dean is appointed.

Anderman replaces Norman Jones, who recently became Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education for all of The Ohio State University. Our story on that appointment can be read here:

OSUM’s Jones Named Vice Provost, Dean Of Undergraduate Education At OSU | 1812Blockhouse

Anderman is a professor in the Department of Edcational Studies.

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What’s Up As OSU Starts New Academic Year

15 Aug , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

While primarily oriented toward Main Campus, many of the back-to-school reminders and notices shared with faculty and students this week apply to all student and campuses of Ohio’s flagship state university, including The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

The start of the 2022-23 academic year is just days away. Whether you are a returning Buckeye or new to our campuses, Ohio State is your community – one dedicated to creating positive impacts in the world through teaching, learning, research and service. 

You will receive a number of communications from the university in the coming days and weeks with more details about these and other items. Below are a few important updates and reminders to help ensure a successful start to the semester, including: 

  • Civil discourse 
  • Community safety 
  • Mental health and well-being  
  • Public health resources (COVID-19 and monkeypox)  
  • Drug and alcohol misuse prevention education  
  • Buckeye business reminders for students 

Please take a moment to review the information below. As a reminder, the first day of classes is Tuesday, August 23. Other important dates are available on the academic calendar

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Sports

Stover Named As OSU Football Captain

14 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The 2022 Ohio State football season kicks off in three weeks and on Saturday, nine practices into this fall camp, the team’s captains were named following a players vote. Six Buckeyes, led by repeat captain and Block O jersey recipient Kam Babb, will lead the Buckeyes in 2022.

Those captains include fourth-year Buckeye tight end Cade Stover, a graduate of Lexington High School.

In addition to Babb and Stover, the captains from the offensive side of the ball include overall leading vote getter C.J. Stroud.

The captains on defense feature fifth-year defensive lineman Tyler Friday, fourth-year linebacker Tommy Eichenberg and third-year safety Kourt Williams.

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What’s That New Website I See? Hint: It Has A Good Deal Of Scarlet And Gray

1 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s been happening for some time, but a major step in an apparent redesign of The Ohio State University website took place in the last couple of days.

The new site has some revamped organization, but the major change appears to be an aesthetic one. The new site is a brighter, less packed-in experience that emphasizes white space and large headers.

As Mansfield is so closely connected to goings-on in Columbus, we here at 1812Blockhouse are on the OSU website several times a week. Because of that, we tend to notice such things.

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Interim Dean Announced For Ohio State Mansfield; Search For New Dean Begins

27 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University at Mansfield will soon have a new person at the helm.

OSU officials in Columbus have announced an interim replacement for former dean and director Norman Jones, who was recently chosen as Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education for the entire Ohio State system.

The new Interim Dean will be Eric Anderman, current professor in the Department of Educational Studies. He begins on July 1. The search for a permanent dean and director of OSUM will now begin.

According to the university, “Eric is an experienced academic leader who will be an advocate for our students, faculty, and staff. He will continue the work of advancing teaching, learning, research, and service on campus and in the community.”

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OSUM’s Jones Named Vice Provost, Dean Of Undergraduate Education At OSU

10 May , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohio State University Executive Vice President and Provost Melissa L. Gilliam announced today that Norman Jones, dean and director of Ohio State Mansfield, will now serve as vice provost and dean for undergraduate education.

In the new role, Jones will lead the vision for challenging and transformative academic experiences for Ohio State undergraduate students on all Ohio State campuses, and be responsible for guiding the development of undergraduate educational experiences and outcomes.

Jones’ appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees and would begin on July 1.

A professor in the Department of English, Jones has served as dean and director of Ohio State Mansfield since 2017. As dean, he is responsible for leading the promotion, direction and support of teaching, learning and research for the 640-acre campus.

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OSU Issues Summer Term COVID Guidance

3 May , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

With the start of summer term, The Ohio State University is updating its COVID-19 protocols based on the state of the pandemic and federal, state and local guidance.

While the university continues to require that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19, Ohio State will be shifting to a voluntary testing program for the summer starting on Monday, May 9. Masks remain optional in most indoor spaces.

The university’s COVID-19 response is always subject to change. Throughout the pandemic, Ohio State has followed guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health as well as federal, state and local policy.

The Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website is regularly updated to reflect current guidance.

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Sports

New Ohio Stadium Turf Follows Traditional Lines

8 Feb , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse with information from The Ohio State Department of Athletics

With a regional campus of The Ohio State University within the county and as a part of the Buckeye community, we have a tradition here at 1812Blockhouse of highlighting developments on OSU’s Main Campus in Columbus. With the additional fact that thousands of fans of Ohio State football live here, we enjoy sharing major updates about that program.

This information was shared on Monday by The Ohio State Department of Athletics.

The design of the new playing surface that will be installed in Ohio Stadium late this spring won’t feature a wild scarlet and gray paisley pattern or anything close, and to be honest, how could it? Ohio State football holds a noble place in the sport as one of the most tradition-rich and historic programs in college football history.Final Ohio Stadium DesignOhio State football ranks second all-time in wins and will play its 133rd season in 2022 in 100-year-old Ohio Stadium, which is nestled nicely along the banks of the Olentangy River as well as on the National Register of Historic Places.

So, you don’t mess too much with change on something of such historical significance. You tweak.

And that’s what the Ohio State Department of Athletics has done with the look of the new field that will be installed in June and July in Ohio Stadium. The same field and design will also replace the outdated indoor surface at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center with work set for April, May and June.

Fan-Inspired Concepts

The department engaged Buckeye Nation in October 2021 to send in fan-inspired design concepts for the field. More than 1,300 designs were submitted, and elements most favored by fans included the Block O at midfield (59%), incorporating Buckeye leaves (48%) and scarlet end zones (46%, compared to 21% suggesting gray end zones).

All three of those elements, plus others favored by fans, are included in the new design that was ultimately determined by an internal panel. Details of the design include:  

  • The Block O at midfield has been emphasized with the outer strokes color adjusted to gray.
  • Buckeye leaf decals replace the two X’s at the respective 35-yard line kickoff locations.
  • Official OHIO STATE and BUCKEYES athletics word marks, consistent with those on other venue playing surfaces and on team uniforms and apparel, are in the two scarlet end zones.
  • The outer boundaries of play have been color adjusted to gray to complement the scarlet end zones.
  • Yard line numbering matches the block type font on the players’ uniforms. 
  • The iconic black/white/scarlet striping pattern, found most prominently on Buckeye helmets, will have a home in each end zone along the end lines, matching the width of the goal posts.

Fans will see the new turf first on Sept. 3, when Ohio State hosts the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

2022 Ticket Information

For those interested in becoming a new season ticket holder, or for more information on 2022 season football tickets, please visit https://go.osu.edu/fbtix.  

2022 Ohio State Schedule

  • Sept. 3 – Notre Dame
  • Sept. 10 – Arkansas State
  • Sept. 17 – Toledo
  • Sept. 24 – Wisconsin
  • Oct. 1 – Rutgers
  • Oct. 8 – at Michigan State
  • Oct. 15 – Off
  • Oct. 22 – Iowa
  • Oct. 29 – at Penn State
  • Nov. 5 – at Northwestern
  • Nov. 12 – Indiana
  • Nov. 19 – at Maryland
  • Nov. 26 – Michigan
  • Dec. 3 – Big Ten Championship Game

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Ohio State Adjusts COVID Protocols, Impacting Gatherings, Athletic Events, And More

31 Jan , 2022  

The Ohio State University, Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University is adjusting some COVID-19 health and safety protocols for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The university continues to hold in-person classes and encourages employees and supervisors to work together to determine work arrangements, including when remote work is appropriate. The university’s established flexible work policy enables employees to work onsite or remotely with permission from their supervisor.

Senior Vice President for Student Life Melissa Shivers and Senior Vice President and Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director Gene Smith delivered the following message to students today (Jan. 31).

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OSU Details Return To Campus Measures For Spring Semester

5 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

University leaders delivered the following message to students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, January 4:

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

We hope you had a happy and healthy winter break.

As you know, the nation and state are experiencing a dramatic increase in COVID-19 infections due in large part to the Omicron variant. As we prepare to start the spring semester and welcome students back to campus for in-person instruction, Ohio State continues to adjust health measures based on the latest data as well as evolving guidance from national, state and local agencies. 

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History & Tourism, Schools

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: The Ohio State University At Mansfield

1 Dec , 2021  

By: 1812Blockhouse

December 2021: Updated with additional information.

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

  • First institution of higher education in Mansfield: Female Institute, opened in 1840s near the current site of the Renaissance Theatre on Park Avenue West More…

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Sports

2022 Buckeye Season Tickets Now On Sale

19 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s typically one of the hottest commodities at this time of the year– a ticket to watch the Buckeyes play in The Shoe. Many Richland Countians make the trip, and others listen or watch a game via media.

For those who can afford it (and have access), season tickets are the way to go. This week, OSU officials announced sales for the 2022 football as well as new prices and guidelines.

Season tickets for an eight-game 2022 Ohio State home football campaign at Ohio Stadium will go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. The 2022 season will feature games against Notre Dame, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan with additional contests against Arkansas State, Toledo, Rutgers and Indiana.

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OSU Taking New Collin’s Law Seriously

11 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The following message was sent to the Ohio State community Friday from Melissa L. Gilliam, executive vice president and provost; Stacy Rastauskas, vice president for government affairs; Jeff Risinger, senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources; and Melissa Shivers, senior vice president for student life.

This week marks an important moment in our state’s and university’s commitment to eradicating any form of hazing in educational institutions across Ohio. Collin’s Law, Ohio’s Anti Hazing Act, which went into effect last week, enacts a number of important requirements and changes, all in effort to end hazing and interrupt contributing factors that have enabled the persistence of hazing in the past.

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All About Richland

Mansfielder, OSU Alum Dots The “I”

27 Sep , 2021  

By Evan Drexler, Ohio State News

For the first time since 2019 — and for the 52nd time in history — The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni performed in Ohio Stadium and at Skull Session with the current marching band.

More than 600 alumni band members registered to take part when the Buckeye football team played Akron.

Marching band alumni performed in concert with the current band during the pregame and were part of a separate performance at halftime.

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