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Ohio State fans celebrated Big Ten Championship with TBDBITL

A New Year’s Day trip to the Rose Bowl is next for fans of The Ohio State University football team following a weekend at the Big Ten Championship.

Thousands of fans in scarlet and gray celebrated a win over the Northwestern Wildcats. And they were not alone, as they were entertained in Indianapolis by the Ohio State Marching Band.

Buckeye Nation showed up strong at the Indiana Convention Center near Lucas Oil Stadium. At the Big Ten Fan Fest, the marching band played holiday-themed music including “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Carol of the Bells.”

Michael Cagg, a Buckeye fan from Gallatin, Tennessee, attended his first Big Ten Championship game.

“Buckeye Nation is strong. We’re going to be around for a long time,” he said. “Oh I’m excited. This is over the top. Ten out of ten.”

Following the fan festival, the marching band and fans celebrated at the Buckeye Bash. The alumni association’s official pep rally and tailgate featured Brutus, the spirit squad and TBDBITL.

Annaleese Timns, an Ohio State fan from Indianapolis, attended the game with her family. She had watched the marching band on video after one of their halftime shows featuring a popular dance move went viral. Timms was thrilled to see them in person.

“They’re really good. I saw the video of them doing the ‘Floss,’ with all their instruments. So that’s cool,” she said.

Her brother Grant is also a faithful follower of his Buckeyes.

“The Buckeyes are my favorite team and I pretty much watched almost every game this season,” he said. “I'm just excited to see the culmination of all this coming up.”