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2014 Football Schedule

8/30  @ Navy in Balt  W 34-17

9/6    Virginia Tech  L 21-35

9/13  Kent State  W 66-0

9/20  BYE

9/27  Cincinnati  W 50-28

10/4  @ Maryland W 52-24

10/11  BYE

10/18  Rutgers  W 56-17

10/25  @ Penn State W  31-24 2OT

11/1   Illinois    W 55-14

11/8  @ Mich St  8 pm

11/15  @ Minnesota

11/22  Indiana  noon

11/29  MICHIGAN  noon

WOODY HAYES AND THE HEISMAN WINNERS COME TO POMPANO BEACH


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 BUCKEYES FACE Michigan State AT 8 PM ON SATURDAY NIGHT

THE BUCKEYES HEAD TO MICHIGAN STATE SATURDAY NIGHT AT 8 PM.  SEE YOU AT BRU'S ROOM IN CORAL SPRINGS. BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR BEST SCARLET JERSEY!

WE HAVE HAD A GREAT CROWDS FOR ALL OF THE GAMES AND NEW DJ MUNDO DID A FANTASTIC JOB ADDING THE VILLAGE PEOPLE'S "IN THE NAVY," TOBY KEITH'S "I LOVE THIS BAR"  AND THE "HOKEY POKEY"

WHAT WILL MUNDO COME UP WITH FOR THE SCARLET KNIGHTS?
 

NEW TO THE CLUB AND WANT TO MEET OTHER BUCKEYES? START BY SAYING HELLO TO THE FOLKS AROUND YOU. 

Do you know the person sitting on the stool or at the table next to you at Bru's Room? Turn around, introduce yourself; get up, walk around, and say hello. Check out the "members" on this site. You will be amazed at the variety of professions and occupations. Just take a look at the list of Golf Sponsors to get an idea of the diversity of people who are here. Moving? Dan Margolis owns Coral Springs Moving and can take you anywhere. Kids need a doctor? Try Dr. Angel Cadiz or his son, Dr. Alan Cadiz. Been putting off financial planning, the IRA or insurance? See Susan Gottlieb Korthals at Northwestern Mutual or Joe Eppy at Mass Mutual. A/C just won’t cool? Jeff Mullholand’s Buckeye Air Conditioning. Carpets need cleaning? Brock and Toni Cline’s Celtic Carpet Cleaning. Dentist? Dr. Phil Desenze in Pompano or Dr. Gordon Smith in Boynton Beach. Office need cleaning? Call John Voorhies at Tidy Team Cleaning Service. Need a special gift for a birthday or Christmas? How about calling Phil Kalnitzky and getting a beautiful NOLA Guitar. There are at least six lawyers in the house who handle all types of legal issues. A Circuit Court Mediator; home inspector; artificial knee manufacturer; advertising exec; teachers; musicians; rocket scientist; 2 golf pros. This is only a sampling. What can you offer to the group?

 

Other than ordering a beer from your bartender or server at Bru's Room, have you ask what else he or she does? Do you know that a bartender is almost finished with her CPA exams? They are from Mentor, Toledo, Cleveland, Lorain and Columbus. There is a substitute teacher, and college students with all kinds of talents. There may be someone you need in your business right now. Networking with fellow Buckeyes can be very beneficial to everyone. Effective networking starts with a commitment to learn more about the people in your Alumni Club. Look for opportunities to help others. Effective networking also involves giving something of value to others so that you can receive dividends in the future. It all starts with saying hello and getting to know each other. Oh, and have you met the Cheetah dancer? Just look around.

 

 

 THANKS ALSO TO ALL OF YOU WHO PAID YOUR DUES. IF YOU HAVE NOT, PRINT OUT THE FORM BELOW AND SEND IT IN. 

 

Please Pay Your Dues Today

JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP; UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL

MEMBERSHIP FORM --- DUES STATEMENT 2014-2015 (Sept. 2014 thru Aug. 2015)

Name:________________________________________

Home phone:_________________

Address:______________________________________

 

Work phone: _________________

E-MAIL:_______________________

 

Occupation:___________________________________ Spouse:______________________

Dues are $20 individual:$_________; $25 family: $_________ ;

Major/Degree:__________________; Grad. Date/years attended:________________

Buck-A-Year/Scholarship Contribution: $_________(All scholarship contributions are to be payable to Ohio State University; memo on check: Broward County School. Fund #600843) Make dues checks payable to the OSU Alumni Club of Broward; and Mail your checks to: Jack Korthals, 700 E. Atlantic Blvd., Suite 200, Pompano Beach, FL 33060; Questions? Call Jack @ 954-783-2999, or BUK_I_PHI@live.com

BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS!

 

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHECKS TODAY AND PAY YOUR DUES.  THE MONEY IS USED TO BUY RAFFLE ITEMS, PAY EXPENSES OF THE GOLF TOURNAMENT AND MUCH MORE, INCLUDING THE COST OF THIS WEBSITE.  NEXT FALL THE BUCKEYES WILL BE COMING TO PLAY IN MIAMI.  IF WE GET BUSES TO THE GAME FROM BRU'S ROOM, AVAILABILITY WILL FIRST GO TO DUES PAYING MEMBERS. 

WHEN DUES ARE NOT PAID, EXPENSES HAVE TO COME FROM WHAT WE COLLECT IN THE RAFFLES AND AT THE GOLF TOURNAMENT, REDUCING THE AMOUNT WE CAN PUT INTO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

 WE WERE ABLE TO SEND A CHECK TO OSU FOR OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR $15,000  FROM WHAT WE MADE LAST YEAR.  GREAT JOB!!  GO BUCKS!!

 

Thank you for being a part of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Broward County. WE NOW HAVE 750 BUCKEYES who have signed onto this site! We are currently in the process of getting everyone on this site so that we not only watch football games together at Bru's Room, but network socially and professionally with other Buckeyes in Broward County and South Florida. The Bru's Room Sports Grille in Coral Springs, 1000 University Drive, has been up and running for SIX years, and it is the home of the Buckeyes. We have had a great turnouts for Football the past three seasons. Join us for Buckeye Football!!!

If you have any pictures that show your Buckeye spirit or have any friends that you would like to join, please feel free to post the pictures and invite your friends. Your friends need to get on the site to keep up to date Club info about events.

Thank you for your support and Go Buckeyes.

2014 GOLF SPONSORS 20th Annual Scholarship Tournament

CELTIC CARPET CLEANING, INC    Brock and Toni Cline 561-368-7591

SLOMIN FAMILY CENTER Sandy Slomin           www.SlominFamilyCenter.org

JOSEPH EPPY    EPPY FINANCIAL GROUP, INC  954-689-6476

PHILIP S. DESENZE, DDS Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry  954-785-3210

STONEGATE BANK  Eric X. Servaites, V.P.

JOHN L. (Jack) KORTHALS, ESQUIRE  Wills, Trusts, Real Estate 954-783-2999

SUSAN GOTTLIEB KORTHALS   NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL  954-899-7286

CORAL SPRINGS MOVING & STORAGE   Dan Margolis   954-752-7366

BOB BRUDZINSKI BRU’S ROOM SPORTS GRILL

Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach,  Boynton Beach, Sunrise, Delray Beach

FIRST SIGN   Jeff Waggoner  954-972-8288      Jeff@FirstSign.com

NOLA GUITARS  "Born In The Crescent City"  Phil Kalnitzky     703-307-2134

BUCKEYE AIR CONDITIONING  Jeff Mullholand      954-427-1827

GORDON SMITH, DDS   Family Dentistry  561-732-9727

TIDY TEAM CLEANING SERVICE  John Voorhies  954-782-1506

ROBERT J. McFANN, ESQ.,  Personal Injury & Wrongful Death,   954-462-8500

THOMAS JORDAN, CPA   Fort Lauderdale         954-763-8455

RACHEL KORTHALS, REALTOR,  LANG REAL ESTATE    561-302-5359

PARK AVENUE GYMNASTICS  Stu Greenberg, Cooper City 954-8491684

CORAL AIRE SERVICES INC., A/C Sales, Service and Installation

     Bill Taibl      954-979-9707

VALVOLINE HEAVY DUTY LUBRICANTS    Stacy Vazquez 813-205-5784

CLUB RED @ BB&T CENTER,   Richard Rossi   www.clubred360.com

ORIOLE GOLF CLUB,    Jack Shoenfelt    954-972-8140

 

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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 huge OSU bar but I remember back in the day at the Old Bru's Room we use to actually tailgate out in the parking lot at 7am until the game! So just wondering.....See More
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THE FOOTBALL SEASON IS UPON US

Check out "events" for news on the Club and Bru's Room.

BUCKEYE FOOTBALL GATHERINGS: Get ready for football this fall. We will be heading back to Bob Brudzinski's Coral Springs Bru's Room Sports Grille, which was packed for the football games last year. The Bru's is located a block north of Atlantic Blvd at 1000 University Drive. It is in front of Sam's Club on the west side of University.

Have you got tickets to sell? Need tickets to a game? Post the info on this site!


PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR 2011 GOLF SPONSORS

CELTIC CARPET CLEANING, INC.
Brock and Toni Cline 561-368-7591
“Thanks for ALL those who serve in our US Armed Forces"

SLOMIN FAMILY CENTER Sandy Slomin
www.SlominFAMILYCENTER.org

EPPY FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

JOSEPH EPPY
1000 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale
954-689-6476

PHILIP S. DESENZE, DDS
540 E. McNab Road, Pompano Beach
954-785-3210

BUCKEYEFANAPPAREL.com

 Jason and Steve Swartz
Jason@BuckeyeFanApparel.com
614-560-3951

STONEGATE BANK

Eric X. Servaites, V.P.
1430 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale
954-315-5506

JOHN L. KORTHALS, ESQUIRE
Wills, Trusts, Real Estate
700 E. Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach
954-783-2999

SUSAN GOTTLIEB KORTHALS
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FINANCIAL NETWORK
954-899-7286

CORAL SPRINGS MOVING & STORAGE
Dan Margolis
1-800-711-6558

BOB BRUDZINSKI
BRU’S ROOM SPORTS GRILL
Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach
Boynton Beach, Sunrise, Delray Beach
Pompano Beach

FIRST SIGN CORP
Jeff Waggoner

GOLDSMITH GOLF & TENNIS
West Palm Beach & Hollywood

KEVIN BATTERSBY
PGA Golf Professional
Kevin@battersbygolf.com
954-444-1031

 

BUCKEYE AIR CONDITIONING

Jeff Mullholand

954-427-1827

 

NOLA GUITARS

"Born in the Cresent City"

Phil Kalnitzky

703-307-2134

 

GORDON SMITH, DDS

Family Dentistry

Boynton Beach

561-732-9727

 

TIDY TEAM CLEANING SERVICE

John Voorhies

Pompano Beach

954-782-1506

TIME-OUT SPORTS ART & FRAMING
Rich Hoffman
5480 W. Sample Road, Margate
954-972-0199

HARRRISON'S ON THIRD

Top Bar & Grille in Columbus

South of Campus and north of Short North

Join us for all Buckeye and NFL games

 

RACHEL KORTHALS, REALTOR

Tauriello & Co. Real Estate

Delray Beach

561-302-5359

 

JAN NEIMAN, ESQ.

Lamont, Neiman Interian

and Bellet, P.A.

Miami and Boca Raton

 

ROBERT J. McFANN, ESQ.

McFann & Beavers, P.A.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

954-462-8500

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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

Ticket Exchange

I have two tickets per the Lottery for the OSU-ILL game. Have not received them yet, don't know location, but have paid for the tickets.  Would like to exchange for two tickets to Rutgers game in Oct.

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I have a pair of seats available for sale to the Ohio State vs. Kent State game on Sat, Sept. 13th @ 12pm.  Please email me at danielpgill10@gmail.com if interested.  Thanks.

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Gator Bowl

Does anyone know of tix or events in Jacksonville for Jan 2nd Gator Bowl?

I'm interested in buying a couple if any available - thanks to email me at scoberg20@yahoo.com or call 954.294.1275

Go Bucks!

Thanks,

Scott Berg

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Ohio State vs Michigan - where is the party?

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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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Nebraska Tickets?

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Hollywood Florida

Does anyone know of a place to watch tonight's game close to holllywood?

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