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Buckeyes look to sink Ducks in fundraising competition

The Ohio State University and the University of Oregon will go head-to-beak in the “Bucks vs. Ducks” giving challenge, a competition from Jan. 9-13 to see which school can rally the most donors to give to their respective university.

“The challenge is about the number of people who jump in to give, so every gift makes a difference,” said Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake. “Gifts from alumni, students, parents and friends to any academic or medical center fund in any amount will be included in the challenge, but the focus, for Ohio State, will be on supporting scholarships. We hope to make a real splash with this effort.”

Gifts can be made online by visiting the web at go.osu.edu/bucksvsducks. The winning school will be announced by end of day Jan. 13.Basking rights go to the university with the greatest number of alumni, students and friends who make a gift leading up to and during the football game.

About The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 64,000 students (including 58,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.