A Former Band Member Named In The TBDBITL Investigation Report Speaks

As part of its report into the culture of the marching band and termination of Jon Waters, Ohio State published a list of some of the sexually explicit nicknames given to rookie members of the band.  One of the women whose rookie name was mentioned in that report offered to share her thoughts on the […]

Should Ohio State Have Fired TBDBITL Director Jonathan Waters?

By now you have probably heard about Ohio State University Marching Band director Jonathan Waters being fired for allowing a ‘sexualized’ culture to exist within the marching band. Over the last two years the band has received a tremendous amount of media attention for their phenomenal shows and partially as a result of that fame, […]

Happy 4th of July from tBBC

On behalf of the entire tBBC family, I would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July.  This is my third straight 4th that I have spent outside of the United States and my views on the holiday have definitely changed over that time.  Growing up I always enjoyed the 4th, it was a […]

TBDBITL Report: Summer Sessions, More Media Attention, and a New App

Summer is normally a slow time for Ohio State sports outside of recruiting. All of the spring sports are done and none of the fall sports have started practice yet, meaning that outside of recruiting there is little in the way of news. That isn’t true for all things connected to OSU athletics though as […]

No Place Like Silver Bullet Points

Welp, there’s only so much Midwest my family can handle.  Wait… that’s not right. There’s only so much of my family that the Midwest can handle. That’s more accurate.  Since I’m flying back to LaLa land as we speak, here’s some traveling music for your morning interlude. Buckeye 411 We’ve Got A New Shiny Hoopster! […]

TBDBITL Report: A Farewell to Doc Moore

The past couple years have seen numerous pieces of good news for the Ohio State Marching Band as the band has received unprecedented amounts of attention, acclaim, and university support. Last week brought sad news for everyone connected to TBDBITL as Dr. James Moore, known to most as Doc, passed away at age 80. For […]

TBDBITL Report: Drum Major Tryouts, Statehouse Visit, and More

The end of the school year normally brings about a slowdown in Ohio State news. School is over and seniors have graduated, spring football has concluded, non-revenue sports are finishing up their seasons/post-seasons, and fans are dealing with season ticket renewals for next year. The end of the school year isn’t slow for everyone though, […]

OSU Athletic Band Review: Spring Football Game

Fans who attended the Ohio State spring football game last weekend were probably not surprised to see a band in attendance, after all, what OSU football game would be complete without a band to play Fight The Team and Hang On Sloopy? However as the game went on, there were many fans who were probably […]

And The Silver Bullet Points Go To…

We lost a great one on Monday, and another iconic figure on Tuesday.  Today’s soundtrack hopes that these guys are both on a better path, if you can dig it. Buckeye 411 Birthday Wishes- Belated, sure, but happy birthday to Aaron Craft and Michael Bennett… I’d love to be a fly on the wall for […]

TBDBITL Featured in New iPad Air Commercial

After two straight seasons of the Ohio State University Marching Band wowing audiences and capturing international attention at levels never before seen thanks to their spectacular and creative shows, Buckeye fans shouldn’t be surprised to see the band receive more attention.  Still, OSU fans watching sports this afternoon had to be pleasantly surprised and excited […]

TBDBITL – The Part of the Orange Bowl That Didn't Dissapoint

While the outcome of the Orange Bowl was a disappointment for Ohio State fans, Buckeyes everywhere should still be proud of the season the team had and what Urban Meyer is building in Columbus.  Fortunately there was one aspect of the Orange Bowl that OSU fans weren’t disappointed in and that was the performance of […]

TBDBITL Preview: I Smell Oranges

While disappointed that the football team’s loss in the Big Ten championship game kept them from making the National Championship game, Buckeye fans were comforted by the fact that the football team got a berth in the Orange Bowl meaning another BCS appearance and a game against a good opponent that gave the football team […]

TBDBITL Review: Big Ten Championship Game and The Downside of The Orange Bowl

For decades Ohio State fans have known that no matter how the football team does on the field, the Ohio State University Marching Band always won at halftime.  For the first 24 games of the Urban Meyer era, the football team also always did their part and OSU fans couldn’t have been happier.  Unfortunately that […]

TBDBITL Preview: Week 14 – Senior Day and Gettysburg

To most Ohio State fans, the OSU-Indiana game was Senior Day for the football players.  However it was also Senior Day for the marching band which saw the departing fourth and fifth year band members honored at the end of the halftime show; graduating members who have been in the band less than four years […]