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Ohio State football alum tackles shoe, streetwear business

June 4, 2014
Dionte Johnson had dreams of becoming a professional athlete like many who have come through Ohio State’s football program. Instead, he found himself in another field. Johnson, a former OSU fullback who played from 2004 to 2007, owns streetwear store Sole Classics, located at 846 N. High St. in the Short North. After graduation, where he received a degree in marketing in 2008, Johnson attended the Arizona Cardinals’ training camp as a rookie in the NFL but was waived before the season began because of an ankle injury. He realized he needed to begin transitioning away from the game he loved. “(I) ended up getting hurt in camp my first… Read more

The Wexner Center to present ‘Rare Football Films’ with guests John Hicks, Bobby Carpenter

August 20, 2013
With just a little over a week left until the Buckeyes hit the field, football and the arts will be mixing together at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Former Ohio State and NFL greats John Hicks and Bobby Carpenter are slated to join the Wexner Center in premiering “Rare Football Films: The Newsreels” on Friday evening. The program is set to feature a video compilation of vintage gridiron films from the 1900s to the 1970s. Dave Filipi, director of the Wexner Center’s Film/Video department, cited the success of a similar program he has worked with for the last 10 years called “Rare Baseball Films” as part of the inspiration… Read more