Columbus, Ohio - 

COLUMBUS– State Senators Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) and Jim Hughes (R–Columbus) today welcomed both Ohio State’s Football Team and Marching Band to the Senate Chamber. The Senators presented resolutions to both student groups for their outstanding seasons.

For the first time since 2002, the OSU Football team recently completed an undefeated season. The Senator Hughes’ Resolution, Co-Sponsored by Senator Bacon, honors the team for their hard work as well as the leadership of Head Coach Urban Meyer.

“The Buckeye’s success is a tribute to far more than just athletic ability,” said Hughes. “This undefeated season is the result of hard work, determination, and good sportsmanship. These are valuable lessons that these young men will carry with them for the rest of their lives. I’m very proud of this group of young men, especially the seniors who have contributed so much to the OSU community. 

The Pride of the Buckeyes OSU Marching Band received worldwide recognition for their halftime performance featuring “video games.” Senator Bacon’s resolution, Co-Sponsored by Hughes, honored the students’ achievement as well as the skill of Band Director Jonathan Waters.

“There are many bands across the world, but not many with musical talent and physical abilities that can match the Pride of the Buckeyes,” said Bacon. “The OSU Marching Band has made a strong name for themselves and has global fame.”

Joining the students in the Senate Chamber were Ohio State President Dr. Gordon Gee, Athletic Director Gene Smith, Head Football Coach Urban Meyer, and Band Director Jonathan Waters.

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