THE OFFICIAL STUDENT SECTION OF OHIO STATE ATHLETICS
Founded in 1938 by Clancy Isaac, Block O was formed with the idea of amplifying Buckeye spirit inside The Shoe. The official cheering section was started on October 1, 1938 at the Homecoming game, and the card stunt tradition was born. Clancy was praised for his spirit that came from the heart, and now we remember him as the man behind our most treasured cheers.
While our organization has endured many hardships and changes over the past 83 years, the core purpose has remained constant: to provide Buckeye spirit at every home football game. Time and change have surely shown, and Block O has shown firm friendship like no one else.
Through the decades, we have instituted 10 sections, which includes 2500+ students at every home football game. Our mission has expanded to reach more sports, more students, and more opportunities all around. Block O offers philanthropy opportunities throughout the year and encourages our members to get involved.
Block O will always be about more than just a football team (though we care a whole lot about that too) — it's about the friendships to last a lifetime, and the memories you will never forget. Go Bucks!
BLOCK O'S GOALS
Facilitate a welcoming and diverse environment for all members by actively promoting inclusivity during sport, philanthropic and social events.
Educate and expand knowledge of the fundamentals of Block O’s mission and purpose to the community.
Increase consistently engaged active membership through all Block O events.
Establish and maintain an unparalleled atmosphere at Block O sports sections that captivate all Block O members and attendees.
Collaborate with other student organizations as well as external entities to cultivate a positive effect on Ohio State and the community.