Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs bill into law for University of Alabama license plates in Big Ten country

The headline was consideration-grabbing.

Down here in Alabama, these kinds of a mixture of terms does not compute in this college or university soccer-outrageous section of the state. You would think the very same would maintain correct in what they simply call Massive 10 place.

Why in the title of Nick Saban’s straw hat would Ohio – property of the Ohio State Buckeyes – indication into law a invoice to generate a license plate to figure out a university that took the Buckeyes driving the woodshed (52-24) in January of 2021 for the Faculty Soccer Playoff nationwide championship?

What is subsequent? Maize and blue license tags?

As it turns out, according to Cleveland.com, it has additional to do with spouse and children than the Crimson Tide.

The Ohio specialty license plate is just one of the factors involved in nine bills signed into regulation Thursday by Gov. Mike DeWine.

The notion for the plate arrived from Republican point out Rep. Adam Fowl, who advised cleveland.com previous 12 months that he wanted to honor his father Ron Hen, who played for the 1964 Crimson Tide soccer workforce.

In accordance to the report, the license plates would cost an more $40, $30 of which would go to fund scholarships for Ohio college students attending school in Tuscaloosa.

Properly, as Woody Hayes when reported, “You can hardly ever genuinely fork out back again. You can only shell out forward.”

Mark Heim is a sports activities reporter for The Alabama Media Team. Observe him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.