Jameson (Jim) Crane’s love for The Ohio State University began when he was enrolled at Oberlin College. With admiration, he watched the Buckeyes football team beat the University of Michigan Wolverines in November 1944. After transferring to Ohio State in 1945, he joined the Junior Varsity football team – and eventually the Varsity team.
Jim recalls his greatest college memories as playing in front of 75,000 fans at Ohio Stadium, winning his first Varsity game against Illinois, being crowned homecoming king and playing against Michigan in 1947, which happened to be the first televised sporting event for Ohio State. Jim’s graduation from The Ohio State University in 1947 would launch a legacy of three generations of involvement and philanthropy with his beloved alma mater.