Vote for OSU in Axios Local's college football tradition bracket
All right Buckeyes fans, it's your time to shine.
What's happening: With college football on the horizon, Axios Local cities are competing to see which school has the best game day traditions.
Zoom in: Ohio State faces off against Notre Dame today in round two.
The intrigue: Axios Columbus will highlight a different Buckeyes tradition for each successive round we (hopefully) reach.
- Today we look at the history of OSU's favorite rock song, "Hang on Sloopy."
Flashback: The McCoys' version reached No. 1 on the charts during the 1965 football season, leading the marching band to whip up a halftime show arrangement.
- The song debuted at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 9, 1965, and was, surprisingly, paired with a Tchaikovsky waltz. Take a listen.
The big picture: The Buckeyes won 28-14 that day and a new tradition was born.
- "Sloopy" would later be named Ohio's official state rock song and Billy Joel recently included it on his local concert setlist.
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