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(Image: Ohio Stadium construction, 1922) Almost from its birth, Ohio Stadium has encountered disasters - both natural and man-made: flood, fire, accident and mischief. Vandalism was among the earliest of the Stadium's scourges, coming to a head in the spring of 1923: broken windows in the towers, tiles chiseled out of the team rooms, faucets pulled whole from the showers. OSU Athletic Director L.W. St. John posted day- and night watchmen, who were thwarted by the Stadium's size, as the Alumni Monthly put it, "so vast that vandalism takes place in spite of vigilance."