COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — One hundred years ago this week, the first game at Ohio Stadium was played. Since then, the home of Ohio State football has become one of the most iconic sports venues in America. Last week, the Buckeyes celebrated The Shoe turning 100 in a 49-10 win over Rutgers. Among other commemorations, The Shoe received Ohio landmark status with a plaque installed in front of the Rotunda.
The celebrations happened a week before the anniversary date, with the Buckeyes playing on the road Saturday at Michigan State. Friday is the official date marking 100 years since the first game.