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2015 Football Schedule

9/7  @ Virginia Tech   W 42-24

9/12  Hawaii              W 38-0

9/19  Northern Illinois W 20-13

9/26  Western Michigan  W 38-12

10/3  @ Indiana    W 34-27

10/10  Maryland  W 49-28

10/17  Penn State  W 38-10

10/24  @ Rutgers   W 49-7

11/7   Minnesota     W 28-14

11/14  @ Illinois     W 28-3

11/21  Michigan State  L 17-14

11/28  @ Michigan  W 42-13 


In 1984, the Club set out to have an Annual Dinner featuring a special guest to help raise money for our fledgling scholarship fund. The only problem was who to invite. The biggest name on the table was a recently retired coach. But, was it possible?
“Why not?” The query came from Earl Voorhies. Earl was the Club Treasurer at the time. Actually, that meant he called around to a half dozen members when we needed money for something and solicited contributions. We had no money in the coffers. The scholarship fund was but a year old; the golf tournament had not been started; and OSU football games appeared only sporadically on ABC. The Club was bouncing around from place to place to find bars with the appropriate satellite and trying to avoid the SEC game of the week. Those were the days of Danny’s on Oakland, the Holiday Inn on State Road 7, and Danny’s in the motel on Federal Highway in Pompano. Long before the friendly confines of Bru’s.
But, who needed money? Earl was a dreamer, an optimist and a talker. He was our evangelical preacher of the Buckeye Faith and he was concocting the best Buckeye revival we had ever seen down here in Broward County. His tent would be the old Harris’ Imperial House on A-1-A in Pompano Beach. Now, don’t go looking for the place. It’s long since been torn down, after Harris disappeared. But that’s another tale.
Now Earl fancied himself an old friend of one Wayne Woodrow Hayes and suggested that his old friend would be our speaker and honored guest for our March dinner. Coach Hayes had been cut loose from his head coaching position about six years previously due to a punch that was a bit more evident than Clay’s thumping of Liston. Woody was now in high demand for every minute of his time and was being pulled to the farthest reaches of the Buckeye nation by those eager to hear his sage advice.
The Alumni Association said it was out of the question and Woody himself confessed to a conflict at a dinner in Texas the very Saturday we were seeking his presence. A lesser spirit would have folded, but old Earl just kept grinning and talking.
“Woody, you must attend. We have a scholarship fund in its infancy.”
Woody responded. “Many others have the same, besides, I’ve given my word to the Texas folks for Saturday,” Earl shot back, “Saturday? Why, who was talking about Saturday? I must have misspoken. It’s Friday night that we have open and we are dying to see ya.”
Well, the yarn kept spinning and for every legitimate reason Woody could muster, Earl was countering from the pulpit of puffery. No hill was too high to climb, nor adjustment too big for an agile tongue. When all looked lost; when Woody was apologizing for disappointing his friend, Earl reached back for the big one – “Well, old Hop’s going to be disappointed, too.”
The phone fell silent and we could only imagine the wheels turning as Woody reassessed his calender. “Are you saying that Hop Cassady will be there?” “Can I fly out of there on Saturday and still make Texas?”
Once caught in a bit of an exaggeration a fella has but two choices: Fess up and bug out or tilt the windmill a trifle more to the right.
“You mean I forgot to tell you about Hop? And Les? And Vic? And Archie? I guess it was supposed to be a surprise, but now it looks like we’ll have about 100 surprised alumni faithful if the honored guest can’t make it.”
Pay dirt! As Earl put it later, “Heck, we got Woody. How tough can the other four be? I just need to give each a call and remind each one that he is the only Heisman winner who has not committed and can’t make the surprise for Woody.”
As preachers and snake charmers go, Earl was an All American. And on a Friday night in March, 1984, Buckeye Heisman winners Les Horvath (1944), Vic Janowicz (1950), Howard Hopalong Cassady (1955), Archie Griffin (1974-75) and Coach Woody Hayes met in the second floor banquet room of the Harris’ Imperial House with over one hundred local and loyal Buckeyes.
Earl wasn’t finished, of course. This was a scholarship fund raiser. He invited about twenty five officers, directors and deep pocketed alumni to a pre-dinner mixer with our five guests. Earl hired a professional photographer, and for a contribution, the photographer would take whatever pictures our hearts desired, save one. It seems Earl got the five stars aligned only once that evening for a single shot. This was the first and only time they had all been together, and Earl was not about to be lost in the moment.
Woody spoke of “paying forward” and bits of wisdom and courage were shared by our four men, who collectively held five Heismans. Earl’s congregation was glassy-eyed and the revival tent was a-swaying.
We raised a pile of money that evening. We all had a photo taken with Archie and Hop and Vic and Les. Woody put his arm around everyone who ventured close and endured the endless flashes. But, Earl and the photographer knew they had one in the bank. A group shot to be treasured. Earl’s idea was to make money for the scholarship fund, but it appears too many photos were given away and fell into the hands of others who sought to profit.
If you are wandering into the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, take a gander at the far end of the trophy case on the right. You will see an 8 X 10 of Les, Archie, Woody, Vic and Hop. You might also see the photo being hawked in Long’s or other bookstores. But, it’s our prize, and no one has, or can, ever match it.
We still have a few of the originals. Years later, President Hal Maggied had some autographed by Les, Archie and Hop. Woody had passed on and Vic was too sick to sign. Our three autographs are originals and only five of these remain.
Old Earl passed on a few years ago. He was followed by his love, Dolores. We’ll miss you both. Whenever any of you out there think the job is too tough or the mountain too high, remember old Earl. Get up in that pulpit, put a grin on your face, and never stop until the deed is done. Go Bucks!





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The 2016 Buckeye Cruise For Cancer has been announced! It will be sailing out of Ft Lauderdale!!


Hello Buckeye Cruise Family!


First of all "Thank You" just doesn't get it this year.   The spirit, love, enthusiasm and most of all the patience you ALL showed was amazing! WOW!  What a great year on the National Champion-SHIP!


After a long thought process, we have decided to move out of Tampa and cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale.  We are super excited for our dream to continue on the Navigator of the Seas!  We will be gone the exact same number of nights if you previously did the hotel package.  So basically our night before will be on the ship!  We will be cruising Feb. 20-25, 2016.  Please check out deck plans as this ship is different from the Brilliance of the Seas when choosing your cabin.  It is larger than the Brilliance, so we are hoping you can ask or refer a friend or family member, so that we can have "new"  people that are just like all of you and understand the" Buckeye Family Atmosphere". 


The cabins that you have requested are now changed or are another type of cabin, so please let us know your new choices. 


You can call (614) 792-6204 to make your 2016 reservations TODAY 3/24 at 10am!

The Early Bird pricing will in effect through April 10th!  

To guarantee early dining, you will have to book by this date.

Our ports are NOT the ones on RCCL's web site. One new port will be the private island of Royal Caribbean's, Labadee.  Labadee has a zip line, a roller coaster, water park, two story private cabanas and some incredible beaches.  We are working on the second port and hope to have it finalized today.  It will not be Key West.  This ship is too large to go there.   


 We have three hotels reserved that you can call and get group rates near the pier.  The ship will not sail until 5:30pm on Saturday, so we feel we can go down the day of the cruise, but feel free to go down the night before if you would like.  The hotels and their phone numbers and Group Reference will be on our website shortly.


I look forward to seeing you on next year's journey, to make more amazing strides in the fight against cancer and to make memories that we will all will cherish.  I know one of my favorites was asking Anthony to ask the athletes to "rally the troops" and within 15 minutes, I had a playlist for Buckeye Karaoke Night that him and his wife, Stephanie put together!  Who can forget the Gold Pants and the Horse Races?!


Again, a special thank you to our amazing athletes, alumni cheer and band members, our incredible doctors, our tireless volunteers, our sponsors for enabling us to sail on the cruise,  our entertainment staff for keeping us all entertained, the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer staff, the James staff, and to you the cruisers for filling our National Champion-SHIP!


Go Bucks! Beat Cancer!!

HUGS to you all!


Lisa Cisco
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upcoming events at Bru's Room

ok OSU friends; here are a couple of events coming up at Bru's Room in Coral Springs; Can Drive on Saturday, Oct. 24 for the Rutgers game at 8pm. Please bring a canned item than is not out dated! Toy Drive on Saturday, Nov. 28 for the TTUN game! Please bring an unwrapped toy. See you all there and thanks in advance!

Posted by nedra lyon on September 26, 2015 at 8:31pm

OSU tickets

 Any one interested I have 2 season tickets for all the buckeyes 2015 home games . the Penn State and Minnesota are gone. The rest are available before I put them on line in ticket exchange.

Posted by David Brock on August 22, 2015 at 11:10am

Buckeye Cruise 2016

2016 cruise from Port Everglades in Ft Lauderdale. We booked today for our 1st Buckeye Cruise. We hope more from our Broward Club join us.

Chic & Julie

Posted by Chic Gilmore on March 24, 2015 at 7:06pm — 2 Comments

illinois tickets

2 tickets for sale to next week's ohio state football game against illinois for sale. face value of 79 each. section 8C. message me if you are interested. i can over night them.

Posted by nedra lyon on October 26, 2014 at 8:06am


2014 Season

I was fortunate to meet a lot of you in the 3 months i worked in Miami. I had to leave just before the B1G Championship. Hope to see pics here of the game with TTUN tailgate party.  Good times.  Wish…Continue

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Started by Bill Jackson Jan 20, 2015.

Must see events for National Championship game? 1 Reply

I am headed to the CFP (College Football Playoff) Championship game in Dallas. I don't want to miss any pep rally or Alumni Club events. Please advise to any must see events for the big game.  Go…Continue

Started by William Dominguez. Last reply by William Dominguez Jan 6, 2015.

Ohio State vs Michigan - where is the party?

Hi allI'm new here and wanted to get more info on where everyone is going to be and what time in order to watch the Ohio State vs. Michigan game (11/29 at 12pm)? I know that Bru's Coral Springs is a…Continue

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I live in Northeast Florida and I'm a member of the Northeast Alumni Asso. I will be in the Ft. Lauderdale area the weekend of the OSU- michigan game. Is it open to public or by reservation only for…Continue

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