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The Best in the Land

The Story of Brutus Buckeye


By Paul Keels

The Best in the Land by “Voice of the Buckeyes” Paul Keels, tells the story of Brutus Buckeye, from nut to beloved mascot. Young Brutus dreams of one day playing football for his favorite team, The Ohio State Buckeyes. He works hard, but when his chance arrives, it’s not as a player. As Brutus finds new ways of helping his friends to victory week after week, he learns there’s more than one way to be part of a team. From running the scoreboard to helping coaches craft plays, to giving the players an extra boost of confidence, Brutus is determined to do his part. But will he ever get to take the field with the team? Will he be able to find his place at Ohio State? Throughout this wonderfully illustrated, rhyming story, Brutus shows his true worth to the fans, players, and coaches. What honor can they bestow to show him how grateful they are? This story of team spirit and perseverance will appeal both to young readers and lifelong fans. The Best in the Land is officially licensed by The Ohio State University and is sure to become a favorite for Buckeyes of all ages!
  • The book is an officially licensed book from The Ohio State University and will be featured in on-going official university media and events.
  • Author Paul Keels’ platform as “Voice of the Buckeyes” give the book great publicity on all football and basketball broadcasts.
  • Targeted Game Day book launch for media and fans at home football games.
  • The book will be featured on Author social media which includes over 60,000 followers. Book retailers will receive multiple “shoutouts” encouraging Ohio State fans shop for the book at their locations.
  • Local author and mascot signing opportunities are available. Please contact the publisher.

The Best in the Land
The Story of Brutus Buckeye
By Paul Keels

A native of Ohio, Paul Keels began his radio career in Cincinnati, then graced the airwaves in Detroit and Washington D.C. before becoming the announcer for the Cincinnati Bearcats and then the Cincinnati Bengals. Recognizable across the state, Paul became the “Voice of the Buckeyes” in 1998, providing play-by-play commentary ever since to fans of Ohio State football and men’s basketball. He has been named Ohio Sportscaster of the Year four times by the National Sports Media Association and was inducted into the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2007. Paul is also the author of Tales from the Buckeyes’ National Championship Season and, with Zach Meisel, If These Walls Could Talk: Ohio State Buckeyes. This is his first children’s book.
8” x 10.5”
children's sports
October 2021

*Cover subject to change

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