Before a renovation in 2001 the stadium included a track for the school's track and field team. This track was named The Jesse Owens track after track and field legend and Ohio State student Jesse Owens. The removal was necessary because the renovation involved lowering the field and adding a layer of searting. A new facility was built for the track team and its name, The Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, still honors the track star.
Part of every Buckeye football game is the greatest football tradition in Ohio- Script Ohio. The Ohio State Marching band spells out Ohio with a sousaphone player dotting the i. Sometimes famous Ohioans, such as Jack Nicklaus and Bob Hope, are given the honor of dotting the i.
For a lot of years the stadium also included a dormitory. It started during the Great Depression for male students with very little money. Sleeping was barracks-style. The dorm went through many changes, including adding females, but finally closed in 2000.