Dom Tiberi, the sports director of WBNS-10TV in Columbus who has covered Ohio State football since the 1980s, lost his 21-year old daughter Maria, an OSU student, in a car crash on September 17.
After taking a short leave from work to mourn, Tiberi returned to Ohio Stadium to cover the Buckeyes’ victory over Wisconsin Saturday night, and as the players left the field following the win, each warmly greeted Tiberi with a hug.
The Buckeyes honored Maria with a moment of silence by adding her initials, “MT,” to the back of their helmets in last week’s dominant victory over Florida A&M.
Tiberi made his emotional return to the anchor desk last Thursday and tearfully thanked Urban Meyer and the Buckeye program for their outpouring of support.
Well done, Buckeyes, for a truly classy and heartwarming gesture.
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