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Ohio State Buckeyes playoff bound
     
 

Playoff bound

Ohio State’s football team overcame adversity throughout the season, beating the odds to secure a win over Wisconsin in the B1G Championship Game that earned it a spot in the inaugural college football playoff against Alabama.

The Buckeyes’ season was full of memorable games and plays and has pushed the team into a shot at another national championship.

Learn more about what the university has planned for fans traveling to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl playoff semifinal, and read what Ohio State President Michael V. Drake thinks about the Buckeyes’ fantastic season and the changes to the college football landscape.

 
     
     
 

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New leader joins Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Sheldon Retchin

Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake has tapped a seasoned physician, scholar and health system administrator to serve as the next leader of the Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Sheldon Retchin will join Ohio State as executive vice president of health sciences and chief executive officer of the Wexner Medical Center.

 
 

A gift of care in Liberia

Ohio State alumni Jen and Steve Butwill

For nearly two years, Ohio State alumni Jen and Steve Butwill focused on the medical needs of a small Liberian village. The Butwills recently returned to the West African nation at a time when the Ebola epidemic is creating new health care challenges.

 
 

Celebrating 100 years

Ohio State Extension celebrating 100 years

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the national cooperative extension system. Over the years, Extension has become a huge part of the lives of countless Ohioans and others around the country. Learn how OSU Extension is more relevant today than it was the day it began.

 
 

Breaking new ground

Wally Yocum

Pelotonia raised more than $21 million in 2014 and has surpassed $80 million since its inception. But how is this innovative fundraising tool powering the fight against cancer? Learn how through the story of Wally Yocum, a leukemia survivor who was brought to good health at The James.

 
 

What does Ohio State mean to creative technologies?

Ice Age - Copyright 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

But for Ohio State, Steve Martino’s pals Manny, Sid and Diego, of Ice Age fame, wouldn’t be entertaining millions of people all over the world. Ohio State alumnus Steve Martino works to create groundbreaking--and very funny--computer animated films at Blue Sky Studios, where he recently co-directed Ice Age: Continental Drift.

 
     
 
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Accomplishments and points of pride
 
High Points

President appointed to international board. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has appointed Ohio State President Michael V. Drake, MD, to a three-year term as secretary of its Council of Presidents.

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