Wed Jul 13 10:43am EDT
From a Wichita woman tattooing a Kansas basketball mural on her back to a Winthrop alum having the Eagles mascot walk him down the aisle at his wedding, we've seen fans go to great lengths to express their support for their favorite college team.
It's possible, however, that an Ohio man is the first man to display his fandom at his own funeral.
The above photo was provided to Ohio State by Juli Miracle, whose father Roy died at age 80 on July 1. Roy Miracle was such a passionate Buckeyes fan that the family thought the best way to honor him was to allow him to take part in one final O-H-I-O cheer. From Juli Miracle:
Long time fan who was always the "I-O", is forever the permanent "I". Roy Miracle was shown in an OSU turtle neck that he loved, and holding the position that he loved! The rest of the long time fans are from left to right, Ann Robinson, Juli Miracle, my Dad (Roy Miracle), and Rick Ives.
Congratulations to the Miracle family for finding a unique way to celebrate Roy's life, and to the rest of the nation's college sports fans, your move. It's going to take an awful lot of creativity to top this.