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Buckeye stickers a tradition 40 years in the making

Originally Published: September 12, 2008
By John D. Lukacs | ESPN.com

The year was 1968 -- that much of the story we know. According to Ohio State lore, the Buckeyes were on the cusp of a championship campaign when longtime trainer Ernie Biggs conceived of the idea of awarding players helmet stickers resembling buckeye leaves, presumably for motivational purposes.

Coach Woody Hayes embraced the idea and, 40 falls later, sticker-cluttered helmets across the country reveal that Biggs' brainstorm has, well, stuck.

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