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Men's Basketball
Taco Tuesday Night will Benefit Charity
By Rob Ogden

Ohio State fans have followed Aaron Craft's "Taco Tuesday" for years. Tuesday they'll get the chance to take part.

The Twitter handle @CRAFTroomies – run by the point guard's roommates – has made the weekly event famous among Buckeye fans. Now Craft is bringing the event to the fans for charity.

Tacos and t-shirts will be sold inside the Schott at Tuesday night's game against rival Michigan with all proceeds going to Like Sports, a charity that supports underprivileged children in Columbus, Craft said.

Aaron Craft displays the Taco Tuesday tee while Amir Williams decides whether he likes it.
Photo by Rob Ogden
Aaron Craft displays Taco Tuesday shirt.

Tacos will be sold in the arena's southwest rotunda for $5 for three tacos. Taco Tuesday t-shirts will be sold for $20 each.

Craft said they were inspired by former Buckeye Mark Titus, who sold "Club Trillion" t-shirts for charity during his time at Ohio State.

"As many of you know, my roommates have a Twitter account. Over winter break we decided to try to make it more than about just ourselves," Craft said. "With the backing we had, we were thinking along the lines of what Mark Titus did with Club Trill, and how he made t-shirts and gave the money away, so through the help of a lot of people at Ohio State, tomorrow's going to be a sponsored Taco Tuesday night for the fans here."

Craft said they're hoping the event will catch on, and expand to different Ohio State sporting events. Roommate Greg Greve plays for the baseball team, and Logan Jones the golf team.

"We were trying to think of what shenanigans we are most known for, and it's definitely the tacos," Craft said. "It goes back for a few years."

The roommates hosted a Taco Tuesday night at the Schott in November which was attended by 1,000 Ohio State students.

In Craft's own words, Life Sports is "an organization at Ohio State that helps underprivileged kids throughout the year to come participate in athletic camps on campus and do things they wouldn't normally be able to do. It's all about the kids. That's our push and hopefully it works out."

Coach Thad Matta said he welcomes the event.

"I love that," he said. "I've always said to our players, 'Take the opportunity you have here to make the most not only for yourself but for the people around you.' I think that Aaron is definitely doing that in his time at Ohio State. I think it says a lot about him that he would do something like that. He's an amazing kid."

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