Established in 1870, The Ohio State University system consists of a main (Columbus) campus and several regional campuses located elsewhere in the state. The main campus is a comprehensive research institution, with colleges of agriculture, dentistry, law, medicine, and veterinary medicine. Research facilities include a transportation research center, a freshwater laboratory, a supercomputer center, and a polar research center.
Notable landmarks at Ohio State include "The Oval"; a giant, "O" shaped field in the center of campus known for being a popular hangout destination during the warmer months, Mirror Lake, a small pond located in central campus which is most famous for the annual "Mirror Lake Jump" which occurs every year on the Thursday before the Ohio State-Michigan Game which is done to resurrect the spirit of former head coach Woody Hayes; and the Oxley Memorial Library, which stands vigil on the west peak of The Oval.
Ohio State University's mascot is the Buckeye, which, unlike many universities, shares its mascot with no other university in the nation.
And, of course, like Woody Hayes put it, "Muck Fichigan".
"This year's Ohio State-Michigan game is going to be nuts."
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