Fired director conducts alumni band

September, 13, 2014
Sep 13
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The fired director of Ohio State's celebrated marching band conducted the alumni band during its annual game-day appearance at Ohio Stadium.

Jonathan Waters was also among alumni musicians who marched into the stadium Saturday for the Buckeyes' game against Kent State.

The 37-year-old Waters was fired July 24 after a university investigation concluded he knew about but didn't stop a "sexualized culture" within what's called The Best Damn Band in The Land. The band is well known for its elaborate halftime shows, which have drawn hundreds of thousands of views online.

TBDBITL Alumni Club members have backed Waters' reinstatement. A representative said all former members and past directors were invited to Saturday's event. About 700 signed up.

The university stands by the firing.


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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- J.T. Barrett matched a school record with six touchdown passes -- five in the first half -- to lead No. 22 Ohio State, rebounding from a loss to Virginia Tech, to a 66-0 victory over Kent State on Saturday.

The win was the 39th in a row over an in-state opponent for the Buckeyes (2-1), who haven't lost since a 7-6 setback to Oberlin in 1921.

Nick Holley had six receptions for Kent State (0-3), which got $850,000 to get pounded before a crowd of 104,404 at Ohio Stadium.

Now the Buckeyes, who plummeted 14 spots in the polls and weathered a lot of criticism after last week's 35-21 loss at home to the Hokies, have a bye week before hosting Cincinnati on Sept. 27.


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Warren Ball run for 4 yds to the KntSt 16 Warren Ball fumbled, recovered by KntSt
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Colin Reardon pass intercepted Erick Smith return for 5 yds to the KntSt 25
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Curtis Samuel run for 1 yd for a TD
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Curtis Samuel run for 26 yds to the KntSt 6 for a 1ST down
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Cardale Jones pass complete to Curtis Samuel for 30 yds to the OhSt 39 for a 1ST down
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Curtis Samuel run for 3 yds for a TD
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Anthony Melchiori punt for 46 yds , Jalin Marshall returns for no gain to the KntSt 42 KENT ST Penalty, Illegal Formation (-56 Yards) to the KntSt 32
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Colin Reardon pass complete to Casey Pierce for 5 yds to the KntSt 42
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J.T. Barrett pass complete to Jalin Marshall for 3 yds for a TD
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Anthony Melchiori punt for 38 yds , Jalin Marshall returns for 14 yds to the KntSt 28
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TEAM punt blocked by Jeff Greene blocked by Jeff Greene Ron Tanner fumbled, recovered by KntSt Anthony Melchiori
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J.T. Barrett pass complete to Devin Smith for 50 yds for a TD
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Colin Reardon pass intercepted Joshua Perry return for no gain to the 50 yard line

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