OHIO STATE  FOOTBALL GAME PICTURES




THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM THE 2002 OHIO STATE GAMES AT THE NATIONAL SPORTS GRILL, SANTA ANA, CA
John Garcia, Nelson Slagle, Greg Gent and Jim Slagle watch the Ohio State 45 Texas Tech 21 game on 8-24-02. Buckeye Room with Ohio State alumni  banner on 8-24-02
Gary Schwind, Jim Slagle, Nelson Slagle and John Slagle at Ohio State 51 Kent State 15 game on 9-7-02 Melissa Ungaro, Jerry Slagle, Nelson Slagle and Jim Slagle watching OSU 23 Cincinnati 19 game on 9-21-02
Jim Slagle, John Slagle, Gary Schwind, Greg Gent and Nelson Slagle watching OSU 45 Indiana 17 game Jim Slagle, Gary Schwind and Bill Schwind at OSU 19 Wisconsin 14 game on 10-19-02. 
Joe Baudaillier, Greg Gent, Jim Slagle, John Slagle and Gary Schwind at OSU 13 Penn State 7 game Nelson Slagle, Joe Baudallier, John Slagle, Gary Schwind, Jerry Slagle, Jim Slagle and Melissa Ungaro at  OSU 31 Minnesota 3 game on 11-2-02
Melissa Ungaro, Jerry Slagle, Jim Slagle, Joe Baudaillier, Nelson Slagle, Gary Schwind and John Slagle watch OSU 10 Purdue 7 game on 11-9-02 to vault to #1 in BCS  poll Melissa Ungaro, Jerry Slagle, Jim Slagle, Joe Baudaillier, Gary Schwind and John Slagle celebrate Krenzel to Jenkins 37 yard TD pass with 1:36 remaining for 10-6 win over Purdue
Greg Gent, Bryne Leggett, Nelson Slagle, Jim Slagle and John Slagle watch OSU become first 12-0 Buckeye team with overtime win over Illinois on 11-16-02 OSU alumni celebrate OSU 23-16 overtime win against Illinois as Coach Jim Tressel is interviewed on TV.
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM THE OHIO STATE 14 MICHIGAN 9 GAME ON NOVEMBER 23, 2002 AT OHIO ST
Jerry, Jim Slagle and Nelson at Los Angele's Airport on way to see Ohio State (12-0) host Michigan (9-2)  Ms  Lett (daughter of Dodger pitching coach) and Mr Hoskett (Bill Hosket son) at Columbus, Ohio airport
Jim, Jerry, Jim, John and Nelson at the Huckaba residence ready to head for game Steve Dunaway, Ruthie Poole, John Slagle, Jerry Slagle, Jim Slagle, Jim Slagle, Shannon Dunaway with son Braden Buckler and Phil Hensley
Nelson Slagle, Ruthie Poole, John Slagle, Jerry Slagle, Jim Slagle, Jim Slagle, Braden Buckler with Shannon Dunaway, Lori Dunaway and Phil Hensley at Phil's tailgate party John, Jim and Nelson Slagle in front of 'Go Bucks' motor home in motor home tailgate parking lot
Nelson, Brutus, Jim and John Buckeye Bus and tailgate party
Steve and Shannon Dunaway Jim, Nelson John, Jerry and Jim Slagle
John and Jim Slagle pose by Archie Griffins two Heisman trophies in Schottenstein's Arena Hall of Fame Nelson poses between plaques of Jerry Lucas and Jack Nicklaus
Jim and John point to Woody Hayes plaque Jim and Jerry in Schottenstein's Arena gift shop
Jim, Jim, Jerry and John on Woody Hayes Drive in front of Ohio Stadium Game Day sign.  However, we couldn't get close to stage where Game Day was being televised on ESPN.  Hosted by Kirk Herbstreit.
Nelson and Brutus
John, Jim, Jerry and Jim in front of stadium.  Jim is holding up 'Need Ticket' sign that we will use to get 5th ticket  for $40!
OSU enters field
Pressbox from my seat in Section 7C, row 16, seat 27
Kickoff
Jim, Nelson and John in section 5C (Jim and John seats) at halftime.  Michigan leads OSU 9-7.  Michigan had ball for 46 plays on 3 possessions settling for field goals each time.
John and Jim in their seats
Krenzel back to pass.  Picture taken by Jerry Slagle
Scoreboard with 7 seconds remaining.  Will Allen on Scoreboard. He intercepts the ball on the games final play.  Picture taken by Jerry Slagle from his seat in section 12B.   Michigan ran 90 plays and OSU ran 49 plays.  OSU first team to go 13-0 in regular season and tie Iowa for Big Ten Championship at 8-0.  First time two teams went undefeated in Big Ten since 1943.
Five Ohio State Heisman winners that have had numbers retired.  Picture taken by Jerry Slagle.  Maurice Clarett gained 120 yard rushing and 35 yards on two pass receptions to lead the attack.  OSU defense yielded 13 points in 2nd half of  last 6 games.
Field about 2 minutes after OSU beats Michigan 14-9.
Fans rush field after game.  Picture taken by Jerry Slagle.
Field  about 20 minutes after game
Fans while standing on field
Jim, Jerry and Nelson on field after game
Jim and Jerry on field after game.  The person to the right painted in gold is the character in the ESPN commercial that gets leveled at a tailgate party while giving the Heisman pose. 
Jerry and Jim  posing with same gold painted Heisman man.  Picture taken by Jerry Slagle.
Fans trying to unsuccessfully bring down goal posts.  Picture taken by Jerry Slagle.
Randy Granishar signing his book at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe
Jim, Jim, Jerry and John in front of display case featuring Ohio States 1961 NCAA basketball title 
Jim, Jerry and Nelson with picture of Ohio Stadium purchased by Jerry
 
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM THE OHIO STATE 31
MIAMI 24 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 1-3-03 AT THE NATIONAL SPORTS GRILL IN SANTA ANA
Thom Balding,  Melissa Ungaro, Greg Gent, Jerry Slagle, Jim Slagle, and John Slagle
John Slagle, Gary Schwind, John Garcia and Dave Falleta
John Garcia, Jim Slagle, Jerry Slagle and John Slagle celebrate Krenzel one yard TD run to tie score 7-7
John Garcia, Greg Gent, Jim Slagle, Jerry Slagle and John Slagle celebrate Clarett's steal of ball from Taylor after interception
Greg Gent, Jim Slagle, Jerry Slagle, John Slagle and Gary Schwind celebrate Clarett's 7 yard TD run for 14-7 lead
Greg Gent, Jim Slagle, Nelson Slagle, Jerry Slagle, John Slagle and Gary Schwind
Greg Gent, Jim Slagle, Jerry Slagle and John Slagle spell OHIO
John Garcia, Greg Gent, Jim Slagle, Jerry Slagle, John Slagle and Gary Schwind celebrate Krenzel TD in first overtime 
Fans celebrate Clarett's winning TD in 2nd overtime
Gary Schwind, Melissa Ungaro, John Garcia, Greg Schwind, Jim Slagle, Jerry Slagle, John Slagle and unidentified female celebrate
Jerry celebrates as Dorsey is rushed by Cie Grant and throws incomplete pass on 4th and 1 from the 1 yard line on final play of game
Gary Schwind, Melissa Ungaro, John Garcia, Nelson Slagle, John Garcia, Jim Slagle, Dave Falleta and John Slagle celebrate OSU (11 point dogs)  stopping Miami winning streak at 34 games
John Slagle, Jim Slagle, Jerry Slagle and Dave Falleta celebrate win to bring OSU first National Championship since 1968.  Also first team ever to finish 14-0. 

THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM THE OHIO STATE 28-9 WIN OVER WASHINGTON

ON AUGUST 30, 2003 AT OHIO STADIUM
Nelson Slagle, Jim Slagle and Phil Hensley at Phil's tailgate spot 5.5 hours prior to start of  8PM game.  Nicklaus Museum in the background.  

Nelson with Ohio State Marching Bank on south side of stadium
Alumni band practicing with campus buildings in background

Jim beside Buckeye bus in motor home tailgate lot
Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on live Game Day telecast in front of St. Johns Arena

Lee Corso coming down steps
Kirk Herbstreit (former OSU QB)  coming down steps

Nelson and Jim Slagle await start of next session of Game Day
Nelson Slagle, Sue Borror and Jake Borror at their tailgate spot just NW of the stadium

Alumni Cheerleaders perform in middle of Game Day crowd.  Note Gamble (7) jersey in front and Stadium in background
Nelson Slagle points to pictures of  Robin Freeman and Frank Howard in St Johns Arena.  They were both All Americans in Nelson's era at Ohio State.

Chris Fowler heading toward Game Day platform.
Nelson Slagle and Kirk Herstreit as Kirk heads toward Game Day platform.

Alumni Band performing before the game.  They had 650 performing  - ages 21-88.
OSU enters field prior to game

Alumni band spells out Marines at half time
Alumni and current band spell out four Script Ohio's.  Fourth not visible - in other end zone.

Jim and Nelson Slagle and Dave Martell in  seats on 20 yard line in section 24C, row 30, seat 30.
OSU players sing Carmen Ohio after 28-9 win over Washington

 
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM 2003 GAMES WATCHED AT THE NATIONAL SPORTS GRILL, SANTA ANA, CA


Nelson, Gary Schwind, John and Jim Slagle at OSU 16 San Diego St. 13 game on September 6, 2003

Nelson, Melissa, Jerry, Jim and John Slagle at OSU 44 North Carolina State 38 three OT game
Randy Granishar speaks at half time of 3 OT victory over North Carolina State on September 13, 2003

Randy Gradishar and Nelson Slagle.  Randy played at OSU 1970-74 earning All American twice and All Big Ten three times.  He also made 7 Pro Bowls with the Denver Broncos
Fans celebrate OSU win vs NCS as OSU stops NCS on final play of game short of the goal on a 4th and one play.

Greg Sika, John Slagle, Nelson Slagle and Jim watch OSU beat Bowling Green 24-17
Jim Slagle, Jerry Slagle, Nelson Slagle, John Slagle, Gary Schwind and Joe Baudaillier watch Wisconsin end Ohio State's 19 game winning streak by a 17-10 score

Gary Schwind, Nelson Slagle, Jim Slagle and John Slagle watch OSU beat Iowa 19-10
John Slagle, Nelson Slagle, Jim Slagle and Gary Schwind at OSU 33 Michigan State 22 game on 11-8-03

Nelson Slagle, Jennifer Walcott, Mike Walcott, Baby Walcott and Marilou McMillen at OSU 16 Purdue 13 in Overtime on 11-15-03
Jim Slagle, Mary Lou McMillen holding Baby Walcott, Mike Walcott, Jennifer Walcott, Nelson Slagle and John Slagle
John, Jerry & Jim Slagle and Greg Gent and Melissa at Michigan 35 Ohio State 21 game.  Over 300 Buckeye boosters in attendance
Joe Baudaillier, Gary Schwind, Nelson, John and Jerry Slagle at OSU-Mich game

Nelson, John, Brutus and Jim in front of  Nelson's home prior to watching Spring Game on 5-8-04
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM 2004 GAMES WATCHED AT THE NATIONAL SPORTS GRILL, SANTA ANA, CA


OSU 27 Cincinnati 6 on 9-4-04.  Joe Baudaillier, Jim Slagle, Jerry Slagle, Nelson Slagle, Gary Schwind, and John Slagle 

OSU 24 Marshall 21 on 9-11-04.  OSU won game on 55 yard field goal by Nugent on games final play.  Philip Shen, Gary Schwind, Melissa Slagle, Jerry Slagle, John Slagle and Joe Baudaillier
OSU 22 North Carolina State 14.  Nelson Slagle, John Slagle and Jim Slagle

OSU 24 NCS 14 John Slagle on 47th birthday with deck of OSU cards and Jim Slagle
OSU 24 NCS 14.  Kevin Bemoli, Nelson Slagle and Ryan Williams.  Kevin and Ryan are seniors on Mission Viejo's #1 nationally ranked high school football team.  Both have committed to OSU

Wisconsin 24 OSU 13 on 10-9-04.  Missed the Northwestern overtime victory over OSU the prior week due to Scott VanCamp's wedding.  Jim Slagle and Will Gronek.  Jim won the drawing for two 30-yard line tickets for the Peen State game on October 30th.
Wisconsin 24 OSU 13.  John Slagle, Joe Baudaillier, Jim Slagle and Gary Schwind.


THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE  FROM THE OHIO STATE 21 PENN STATE 10 GAME IN COLUMBUS ON OCTOBER 31, 2004


Tailgate party north of French Field House.  Jim Slagle, Phil Hensley, Ruthie Poole and 3 relatives of Ruithie

Jim Slagle, Phil Hensley, Ruthie Poole and Nelson Slagle with 3 relatives of Ruthie
Jim Slagle, Phil Hensley and Nelson Slagle

Nelson and Jim Slagle in front of OSU stadium an hour before the game
OSU enters field

Chic Harley's number was retired at half time
Pressbox

Nelson and Jim Slagle in Section 30, Row 18 on 32 yard line
Scoreboard showing OSU 21 Penn State 10 game

Front of OSU stadium
Nelson, Slagle, Phil Hensley and Jim Slagle tailgating after game

Jim Slagle on Woody Hayes Drive with stadium in background
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM THE LAST FOUR 2004 GAMES WATCHED AT THE NATIONAL SPORTS GRILL, SANTA ANA, CA


OSU 32  Michigan State 19.  Darren Rhode, Gary Schwind, Scott Hedrick, John Slagle, Joe Baudaillier and Jim Slagle on 11-6-04

Ray Vanatta, Scott Hedrick and Jim Slagle.  All three graduated from Westminster High School in 1989.  Ray was the middle line backer on the football team.
OSU 37  Michigan 21 - Will Gronek; Linda Conner, Manager of National Sports Bar; Mike Kourie, President of Alumni Group and Tammy Berry, Secretary of Alumni Group on 11-20-04

OSU 37  Michigan 21 John Slagle, Gary Schwind, Jamie McLain (our waitress for all 2003 and 2004 games), Jim Slagle and Joe Baudaillier
OSU 37  Michigan 21 - Crowd at conclusion of game and before singing Carmen Ohio

OSU 33 Oklahoma State 7 on 12-29-04 in Alamo Bowl.  Walter Parsel, Gene Slagle, Dave Parsel, John Slagle and Gary Schwind
OSU 33 Oklahoma State 7 - Gene Slagle introduced at halftime

OSU 33 Oklahoma State 7 - Terry, Past President  and Gene Slagle
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM THE  2005 SPRING GAME AT NELSON SLAGLE'S (1ST 2 PICTURES) FOLLOWED BY PICTURES FROM 2005 GAMES AT THE CORNER OFFICE SPORTS GRILL AT 580 ANTON AT COSTA MESA, CALIF

Joe Baudailler, Gary Schwind, Brutus, Jim Slagle, John Slagle at Nelson's to watch the OSU Spring Game on May 7, 2005

Ben Geiser, Brutus and Jim Slagle on May 7, 2005.  In 2004 Jim won the raffle for the Penn State game and Ben won the drawing for the Michigan game.
OSU 34 Miami 14.  Gary Schwind, John Slagle, Nelson Slagle, Melissa Slagle hidden, Jerry Slagle and Todd Harrison

OSU 34 Miami 14.  John Slagle, Jim Slagle, Melissa Slagle, Gary Schwind, Jerry Slagle and Todd Harrison
OSU 34 Miami 14.  OSU Alumni crowd taken from back of Sports Bar.  Note the big screens on left wall.  Can also see our booth on the left side of the picture

OSU 34 Miami 14.  OSU Alumni crowd taken from front of Sports Bar.
Texas 25 OSU 22 Jerry Slagle, Melissa Slagle, John Slagle, Jim Slagle,Gary Schwind and John Garcia at Jim Slagle's home to watch game

Texas 25 OSU 22 Jerry Slagle, Melissa Slagle, John Slagle, Jim Slagle, Gary Schwind and John Garcia enjoying 3rd quarter action - no smiles in 4th quarter
Texas 25 OSU 22 Gary Schwind, John Garcia, Ben Geiser and April Geiser

Texas 25 OSU 22 Jim's fridge stocked with drinks for the party
OSU 22 San Diego State 6 - Nelson Slagle, John Slagle, Walter Parsel, Dave Parsel, Gary Schwind, and Jim Slagle on September 17, 2005

OSU 33  Iowa 6.  Nelson Slagle, John Slagle, Jim Slagle, Gary Schwind and Joe Baudailler
OSU 35 Michigan State 24 -Nelson Slagle, Ben Geiser, John Slagle and Gary Schwind

OSU 41 Indiana 10  Nelson Slagle, John Slagle, Gary Schwind, and Joe Baudailler
OSU 45  Minnesota 31 on 10-29-05.  Jim Slagle, John Slagle, Gary Schwind, Joe Baudailler and Nelson Slagle

OSU 40  Illinois 2  Todd Harrison, Nelson Slagle and Jim Slagle watch game at Jim's home
OSU 25  Michigan 21 on 11-19-05 Jim Slagle, John Slagle, Troy, Gary Schwind and Joe Baudailler. Probably 100 fans standing as all seat filled.  

OSU 25  Michigan 21 on 11-19-05 Standing room only crowd celebrates late touchdown for OSU and a victory at Michigan
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM THE 8-21-06 AUTOGRAPH SESSION BY ALL PLAYERS AND SCRIMMAGE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OF THE #1 RATED PRESEASON BUCKEYES

Jim Tressel, Troy Smith and Anthony Gonzales sign autographs
Jim Tressel and Troy Smith sign autographs
Jim Tressel, Troy Smith and Anthony Gonzales signing autographs
Anthony Gonzales, Troy Smith and Coach Jim Tressel sign autographs.  View looking down on them
Jim Tressel, Troy Smith signing autographs (telephoto)

Long line of fans await autographs from Jim Tressel,  Troy Smith and Anthony Gonzales
Unidentified players sign autographs 
Closed end of stadium at 7:15 AM.  Scrimmage scheduled for 8 PM  Autograph session was 7-8 PM.
Unidentified players sign as line awaits autographs
Unidentified players sign autographs as fans and Nelson wait
Unidentified players sign autographs
  Unidentified players give V sign and 20 signs autograph
Unidentified player signs autograph as 38 watches
Closed end of stadium about 7:35 PM
Nelson visits with unidentified player as unidentified players signs autograph
Nelson and unidentified players sign autographs
Nelson standing between two unidentified players
Unidentified player and 73 sign autographs
Number 80 and 88 sign autographs
Nelson behind unidentified lineman
Nelson behind unidentified player
Justin Zwick and unidentified player
Nelson and Jim Slagle in their 35 yard line seats
Conclusion of scrimmage about 10 PM
FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM BUCKEYES 35  NORTHERN ILLINOIS  12 GAME AT OHIO STADIUM

Jim Slagle, Phil Hensley and Nelson Slagle tailgating
Jennifer and Dave Hooie hosting the tailgating activities
OSU marching band and Ohio Stadium from our seats in C deck in the middle of the end zone

OSU regular and alumni bands on field - telephoto lens
OSU players running on to the field prior to the game

OSU players reach the sideline - they are out to defend their #1 preseason ranking.
Nelson and Jim Slagle in their seats
Four Script Ohio's at halftime
Scoreboard with OSU beating Northern Illinois 35-12

Jim Slagle, Nelson Slagle and Phil Hensley tailgating after game
Angela Hensley,  Phil Hensley and Jennifer Hooie.  Angela and Jennifer are Phil's nieces (daughters of Don)
Jim Slagle and Nelson Slagle watch #1 OSU beat #2 Texas 24-7  at Jim's home in Marion, Ohio     OSU 24 Texas 7
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE  FROM BUCKEYES 37 CINCINNATI 7 GAME ON 9-16-06


Band from section 24 on the 21 yard line.  Should have been in section 21 thus moved.
Scoreboard from Section 21 on the 41 yard line.
Halftime OSU Marching Band
Ted Ginn's only run play in first five games
Unknown, Nelson Slagle and unknown is section 21 seats.  Have  there names somewhere
Jim and Nelson Slagle watch OSU 38 Iowa 17 game at Jim's home in Marion, Ohio..  Nelson and Jim Slagle missed OSU 28 Penn State 6 game as they were driving across Indiana at the time of the game.  OSU 38  Iowa 17
THE FOLLOWING  PICTURES ARE FROM BUCKEYES 38 BOWLING GREEN 7 GAME ON 10-7-06

  Don, Carol and Phil Hensley tailgating prior to OSU 35 Bowling Green 7 game on October 8, 2006 Nelson Slagle and two members of the OSU Marching Band Ashley Rasmussen (Senior, Zoology major working at Columbus Zoo in African Safari section), Nelson Slagle and Gabe Crumley (Sophomore that may walk on next season and try to make team).  I attended game via a student ticket and sat in Section 13, row 5.
Nelson Slagle, Shannon Flynn, Kendra Dippman and Casey Beier.  These three students sat in front of  me at the game
Tony King, Sean Hart, Adam Diehl and Nelson Slagle.  Sat with these three students the 2nd half Scoreboard via telephoto showing OSU 35 Bowling Green 7 game.
Nelson Slagle, Phil Hensley and Don Hensley after the game tailgating at Don's daughter's party.




THE FOLLOWING  PICTURES ARE FROM BUCKEYES 44 INDIANA 3  GAME ON 10-21-06


Ohio Stadium from Woody Hayes Drive prior to Ohio State and Indiana game Looking south from B Deck at South end of stadium. 
  Script Ohio and press box from my seat in Section 34, row 26, seat 2
OSU players entering field with telephoto lens Nelson and Kelly, a freshman in Education. She sat on one side of me. Erin Field, a freshman in Business and Nelson.  Erin sat on the other side of me.
Nelson with 3 OSU coeds that sat in front of me Jim Slagle, Nelson Slagle and Phil Hensley after OSU 44 Indiana 3 game at his nieces tailgate party
THE FOLLOWING  PICTURES ARE FROM BUCKEYES 44  MINNESOTA 0  GAME ON 10-28-06   Minnesota Gopher truck with Ohio Stadium in background Nelson Slagle and Carrie Keith at game.  Carrie lived at Beach and Slater 4 years ago and married Jason Keith a 1988 graduate of Marina
Members of the OSU Marching Band serenade section 1C Final score on Scoreboard from Nelson's seat Final score on Scoreboard from Nelson's seat with Telephoto lens
THE FOLLOWING  PICTURES ARE FROM BUCKEYES 42  MICHIGAN 39  GAME ON 11-18-06
   Brothers John, Nelson and Jim Slagle on morning of game.  All were confident of finding tickets at reasonable price despite match-up of #1 OSU and #2 Michigan in Game of Century Nelson takes timeout for ticket search to honor request of three OSU co-eds to pose with them for picture.  Sure beat looking for tickets!  Still trying to figure out why me for posing??
Brother Jim Slagle seated.  Empty chair is Nelson's.  We failed to secure tickets and watched game on TV 40 yards from stadium.  Tickets were selling for $500-$750 a ticket.  Son Jim found one on 5 yard line for $400 and John found student ticket in open end of end zone for $220, both 10 minutes before game time.
Phil Hensley and TV we watched at tailgate tent owned by Phil's niece.  Great seats even though out of stadium. 
Brother Jim and I were able to get in stadium with 5 minutes remaining and I stood in section 25A.  This is picture of scoreboard with 2;55 left and OSU up 42-31 before Michigan scored late TD
Michigan lining up on 4th and 16 play that they convert on pass interference penalty.  Cost son Jim big bucks and me my prediction of OSU by 11. 
Scoreboard with 18 seconds left and clock running out as OSU wins 42-39.  OSU finishes 12-0 and wire to wire 1st in polls.
Field seconds after game as fans stormed field with 20 seconds remaining.
Scoreboard from field Stat scoreboard showing final rushing, passing and total yards.  OSU out gained Michigan 503-397. Picture of painted student giving Heisman pose while holding sod from field
Nelson poses with 4 co-eds on field.  This time at Nelson's request. Jennifer Hooie, Phil Hensley, Jim Slagle and John Slagle at tailgate tent after game Nelson Slagle, Phil Hensley, Jim Slagle and John Slagle
Nelson, Jim, Jim and John Slagle after game.  First time any of us brothers saw Nelson's son Jim since 4 hours prior to game time as cell phone couldn't pick up signal near stadium thus we couldn't contact each other.
OSU at 2 yard line taken by Jim (Nelson's son) from his 5 yard line seat.
THE FOLLOWING  PICTURES ARE FROM FLORIDA 42  BUCKEYES 14  GAME ON 1-8-07 AT NELSON'S HOME


Troy Kite, Jim Slagle, Brutus, Todd Harrison, Rich Andrew and John Slagle Troy Kite  watches commercial while snacking,  Commercials were much better than game! John Slagle, Jim Slagle, Jerry Slagle, Todd Harrison, Troy Kite and Rich Andrews watch game
OSU glasses on top of aquarium from Michigan and one other 2006 game
Brutus and Nelson hide faces after 41-14 loss to Florida in national championship game
Brutus and Nelson cover heads after Heisman  Award Winner Troy Smith goes 4 for 14 for 35 yards, 1 interception, 1 fumble, and 5 sacks for 50 yards in losses.  Ask Tressel why he was left in. 
BEN GEISER, BRUTUS AND JIM SLAGLE WATCHING  FLORIDA 84  BUCKEYES 75 NCAA FINALS  GAME ON 4-2
-07 AT NELSON'S HOME

NELSON SLAGLE AND BEN GEISER WATCHING OSU SPRING FOOTBALL GAME AT BEN'S APARTMENT ON 4-24-07
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WERE TAKEN AT THE OHIO STATE 38 YOUNGSTOWN STATE 6 GAME ON OPENING DAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2007 Phil Hensley and Nelson Slagle in front of tailgate tent of Phil's niece, Jennifer Hooie right outside Gate 7 of Ohio Stadium Fans watch cheerleaders warm up in front of French Fieldhouse
OSU band and Alumni band of 600 participants  prior to game.  Oldest Alumni in band was 92 Ohio State run onto field for opening game of the 2007 season
Nelson Slagle and Robert Greenbaum in their D deck seats on the south end goal line.  Robert is an associate professor at OSU and I sat with him.  There was a roof above us thus we set in the shade in absolute perfect temperatures.  The 80 degrees in the sun became warm.
Susanne Buckley, Nelson Slagle and Julie Sloat. Susanne and Julie host the tailgate party with Phil's niece, Jennifer Hooey.
Nelson Slagle, Phil Hensley, Heidi Slagle and Jim Slagle outside tailgate tent with OSU stadium in the background. Fans celebrating Michigan's loss to Appalachian State 34-32 in arguably the biggest upset in college football history.  We watched the last several minutes on TV at  the tailgate party. 
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WERE TAKEN AT THE OHIO STATE 20 AKRON 2 GAME AT OHIO STADIUM ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2007. Opening kick off in Ohio State 20 Akron 2 game.  OSU held Akron to 70 yards or 65 attempts and 3 first downs.  Akron was 3 and out 13 straight times and punted 16 times.  Pictures was taken from section 1C, the middle of the closed end zone.   Nelson standing in front of his seat.
View of parking lot from stadium - Schottenstein Arena is in the background Julia Sloat, Phil Hensley and Susanne Buckley with their tailgate tent in the background Jennifer Hooie and Phil Hensley in front of tailgate tent.
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WERE TAKEN AT THE OHIO STATE 58 NORTHWESTERN 7 GAME AT OHIO STADIUM ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2007. Northwestern team semi outside south end of OSU stadium People statutes at entrance to path to OSU Alumni house on Olentangy River Road near Lane Ave.  I bought and sold tickets just beyond back of this picture.
Nelson and Brutus Julie Sloat, Nelson, Jennifer Hooey holding cookies from Heidi Slagle, and Phil Hensley Desi Stutzman, Jason Newnschwander, Jennifer Boyd and Nelson Slagle on 30 yard line in section 24C, row 25.  Purchased ticket from Desi just prior to game
At half time the 1942 NCAA football National Champions coached by Paul Brown are introduced.  Included were Bill Willis and Dante Lavelli. Scoreboard (telephoto) showing final score of OSU 58 Northwestern 7
OSU football players sign Carmen Ohio after game
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WERE TAKEN AT THE BUCKS LINE WEEKLY TWO HOUR RADIO BROADCAST FROM THE BUCKEYE HALL OF FAME ON 10-04-07   Matt McCoy (Sports Information Director of radio station and MC), Bill Conley (ex coach for Bruce and Cooper), Craig Krenzel (QB on  National Championship 2002 OSU  team), Earle Bruce (former OSU coach) and Dave Purdy (Backup OSU QB in late 60's or early 70's) live on radio broadcast.   Matt McCoy, Bill Conley, Nelson Slagle, Craig Krenzel, Earle Bruce and Dave Purdy during break
  Bill Conley, Nelson Slagle, Craig Krenzel, Earl Bruce and Dave Purdy   Bill Conley and Craig Krenzel   Bill Conley, Nelson Slagle and Earle Bruce prior to broadcast
  Nelson Slagle with earphones on appearing to make a point and Earle Bruce   Close up of Nelson Slagle and earphones.  I was wearing Craig Krenzel's earphones as Craig was 15 minutes late due to traffic.
Nelson Slagle and Earle Bruce
  Bill Conley and Nelson Slagle 10-27-07 Jim Slagle, John Slagle and John Garcia at Jim's home for OSU 34 Penn State 14 game 11-3-07 John Slagle, Gary Schwind and Jim Slagle at Dave & Busters at the Spectrum in Irvine, Calif for OSU 38 Wisconsin 17 game 
  11-3-07  Gary Schwind and Nelson Slagle at Dave & Busters
11-3-07 Dick Hammerstrom, Phil Hensley and Wilt Sanders in front of Phil's nieces tailgate tent prior to OSU-Wisconsin game.  Dick and Wilt drove from Madison to Columbus for the game, their annual away trip for 2007. 11-3-07 Wilt Sanders, Phil Hensley, and Dick Hammerstrom with OSU stadium in background
11-3-07 Wisconsin band and players warming up from Dick Hammerstrom and Wilt Sanders seats in Ohio stadium 11-1807 Jim, Nelson and John Slagle at Jim's house to watch Ohio State 14 Michigan 3 game.  We are holding up fingers to show the final score.  OSU wins Big Ten Title outright for the 2nd straight year and finished the season at 11-1.     1-7-08  Nelson Slagle and Gary Schwind at Busters  at the Spectrum for BCS champion ship game with the OSU Alumni Club.  Final Score LSU 38   OSU 24
1-7-08  Jim's neighbor Randy Coe, Jim and John Slagle and many others watch LSU 38 OSU 24 game
  5-1-08  Ohio State (20-7) volleyball team warms up for NCAA semi-final match against #1 Penn State (28-1) and Co-National player of the year Matt Anderson at Bren Center at University of Irvine in Irvine, Calif.  Picture taken from our $15 seats.    5-1-2008 - The OSU marching band was promised on Campus Drive near Bren Center prior to the game.  They didn't show so Nelson Slagle does his one man band impersonation down Campus Drive.
5-1-2008 -  Nelson & John Slagle in the middle of the Ohio State rooting section 10 minutes prior to game time!!
     Ohio State was ranked 7th in the nation in the final polls while Penn State was the top ranked team

   5-1-2008 - Buckeyes warm up as we watch from our 4th row seats on the 45 yard line.  All tickets were sold out but local interest was in the 2nd game matching Pepperdyne and Long Beach State.  Those most fans didn't arrive until the 2nd game.  Pepperdyne won 3 straight sets 30-26, 30-21, and 30-26.    5-1-2008 - OSU players introduced.  Penn State won 3 sets to 1 by scores of 30-21, 26-30, 30-22 and 30-17.  #14  Matt Anderson (6'10") had 30 kills and # 13 Ryan Sweitzer (6'5") added 17 kills.   Ohio State was led by #6 Brett Verson  (6'7") with 13 kills.
   5-1-2008 - Ohio State #14 Samer ElShafel (6'6") spikes ball through Penn State Wall.  Note ball just beyond Penn State hands.  The section to the far left was the Penn State section including about 6 girl friends of the Penn State players. 
   5-1-2008 - Scorers table.  Blond and person to her right were the two announcers.  Note all of the laptops.  Nelson predicted one would be destroyed as volleyballs fly all over.  Nelson even had his glove hoping to catch a foul ball!  The lap tops survived and Nelson caught no foul balls.
   5-1-2008 - Twenty-five NCAA championship banners of UC Irvine in nine different sports including sailing, volleyball, baseball, and swimming!
   5-1-2008 - Brutus was a no show, thus Nelson did the next best thing, get a picture with the 'Nittany Lion' in front of the Penn State rooting section.  OSU was defeated 3-0 and 3-1 by Penn State during the regular season, the only school from the Big Ten that they played. 
   5-1-2008 - Scoreboard showing Penn State winning last set 30-17 and winning 3 sets to 1 for OSU.  Penn State had won 17 straight sets before OSU 2nd set victory.  Penn State was 82-11 in sets this season.  3 were in a 3-1 loss to George Mason after beating them 3-0 earlier.  PS also beat GM 3-0 in Regional final.

OHIO STATE FOOTBALL 2008   8-6-2008 - Bobby Carpenter, Nelson Slagle and Tyler Everett at Dallas Cowboy practice at Oxnard, California   8-31-2008 - Gary Schwind and Nelson Slagle at Busters for season opener against Youngstown St.
  9-14-2008 - Todd Harrison, Brutus,  Jim Slagle and Scott Hedrick at Jim Slagle's to watch USC 35 OSU 3 game
  9-14-2008 - Nelson, Brutus & John Slagle
  10-25-2008 - OSU Stadium across Olentangy River from bridge on Woody Hayes Drive prior to Penn State 13 OSU 6 game   10-25-2008 - Jason (Ben Geiser's brother), Nelson Slagle and Ben Geiser at their tailgate party at Fife & Woody Hayes Drive   10-25-2008 - Brutus and Ben Geiser
  10-25-2008 - Phil Hensley, Jennifer Hooey, Dave Hooey and Nelson Slagle at Jennifer & David's tailgate party
  10-25-2008 - David Hooey, Jennifer Hooey and Phil Hensley   10-25-2008 - Nelson Slagle and Kenny.  Kenny gave 49.5 yard line ticket to Nelson 5 minutes prior to game.  Now that is the price Nelson likes to pay for a ticket - free.
  10-25-2008 - OSU enters field for night game vs Penn State
  11-22-2008 - Jim, Nelson and John Slagle watch OSU 42 Michigan 7 game at Jim's home in Irvine, Cal.California
OHIO STATE FOOTBALL 2009   9-26-2009 - John and Nelson Slagle watching OSU 30 Illinois 0 game at Dave & Busters in Irvine, CA.  Nelson's zero is for OSU passing yardage in first half in downpour.   9-26-2009 - Gary Schwind, John and Nelson Slagle in front of Dave and Busters in Irvine, CA where we watch the football games with an OSU alumni group.
  10-10-2009 - Terry Lynch, Nelson Slagle and Tim Raab at OSU 31 Wisconsin 13 game at Dave and Busters   10-10-2009 -  Nelson Slagle, Brutus and Will Gronek at OSU 31 Wisconsin 13 game at Dave and Busters
  12-30-2009 - Bill & Betty Huckaba, Brutus and Nelson in front of Nelson's home prior to Buckeye Bash at Santa Monica Pier.  Betty & Bill are attending the Rose Bowl as part of a tour package.
  12-31-2009 - Betty Huckaba, John Slagle, Gale Slagle and Bill Huckaba with Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Ocean in background
  12-31-2009 - Buckeye Bash 13 minutes before official start taken from Santa Monica Pier.   The Buckeye Bash is a OSU rally for all of the people coming on tours or any OSU fans.
  12-31-2009 - Bill, Betty, Gale and John in Buckeye Bash Crowd with Santa Monica Pier in background   12-31-2009 - Brutus and music performers on stage   12-31-2009 - Santa Monica Pier and crowd from our spot about 10 rows from stage.  John and Betty inforeground.
  12-31-2009 - Archie Griffin speaks.  Other speakers includeds athletic director Gene Smith and John Hicks (just inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame).  Hicks joins Curley Morrison, Woody Hayes, Rex Kern, Archie Griffin and ? in the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.   12-31-2009 - OSU President, Gordon Gee, speaking.   12-31-2009 - MC interviews Joe Germaine, QB of OSU 20 Arizona State 17 Rose Bowl game in 1997, the last time OSU played in the Rose Bowl.
  12-31-2009 - Coach Cooper, OSU coach prior to Tressel, and coach in OSU 20 Arizona State 17 Rose Bowl game in 1997   12-31-2009 - Crowd behind us with city of Santa Monica in background.  Note fans lining the beach and pier.  Crowd estimated at 10 to 20,000 fans.
  12-31-2009 - Jim Tressel with OSU band in background
  12-31-2009 - Eight OSU cheerleaders held up by male cheerleaders   12-31-2009 - Jim Cordle, Senior starting Offensive lineman, speaking   12-31-2009 - Jake Ballard, Senior starting Tight End, speaking.  Ballard caught a clutch leaping 24 yard pass in the 4th quarter from Rose Bowl MVP Terrelle Pryor the next day in OSU 26-17 victory over Oregon.
  12-31-2009 - Nelson and Vicki Ault from Elgin, Ohio.  She stood next to me at the Buckeye Bash.   12-31-2009 - John, Betty, John and Gale leaving rally.  Betty is holding a football that Bill caught, one of 30 or so threw into the crowd from the stage.   12-31-2009 - Nelson, John, Betty, John and Gale leaving rally.  Santa Monica pier is in background.
  12-31-2009 - Nelson and Buckeye Nut, a familiar person at OSU games.  Note John holding a 'Go Bucks' sign in back of us   12-31-2009 - Betty, Bill, Gale and John provide Ohio sign at end of Santa Monica Pier with Pacific Ocean in background   1-1-2010 - John nnd Nelson watching OSU 26 Oregon 14 game at Nelson's home
  1-1-2010 - Jim Slagle and Todd Harrison take time out while at the Rose Bowl game to pose for a picture with the Coaches Trophy   1-1-2010 - Brutus in Nelson's front yard.  Brutus predicted OSU to beat Oregon 24-17.  Final score was OSU 26 Oregon 14.