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Stories from the ’Shoe

Getting an education in Ohio Stadium goes beyond what happens on the field. These students are learning how to manage teams and turfs, how to minimize game day waste and how to capture the feeling of being a Buckeye on a glorious Saturday afternoon.

December 20, 2019

Melina Mallory
Sustainability Intern

Sure, sorting trash might not be the most glamorous job, but Melina’s on a crucial mission: keeping game day sustainable.

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Sustainability Intern

Kylie Sturgill
Athletics Communications

Kylie makes sure the world knows about Ohio State football. She gets a rare view: Her work in the press box begins long before the game starts.

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Athletics Communications

Devin Cramer
Equipment manager

Devin grew up idolizing the Buckeyes. Now — whether he’s playing official or adding those prized reward stickers to helmets — he’s a critical part of the team.

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Equipment manager

Bryce Isaac and Erica Kline
Social Media

Ohio State athletics social media accounts are legendary. That’s because students like Bryce and Erica immerse themselves in the action of the game.

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Social Media

Casey Cascaldo
Photo editor, The Lantern

In 2018, Ohio State squeaked out a thrilling win over Penn State. It was the wildest football game Casey had witnessed, and he and his camera were in the middle of it.

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Photo editor, The Lantern

Abby Walouke
Student video assistant

It was big and beautiful and 100,000 people could see it: When Abby spotted her scoreboard animation of Brutus ripping apart a football, she might have cried a little bit.

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Student video assistant

Kacey Browning
Field Maintenance

That glossy green Ohio Stadium turf does more than look good. It keeps players safe, and Kacey’s on the team that makes it pristine.

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Field Maintenance