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Joe Boozell | NCAA.com | August 28, 2015

Captain Applin

You may remember Ivan Applin from when he became an Internet sensation a few days ago. The 10-year-old is an Ohio State fanatic, and the word "fanatic" probably doesn't even begin to justify his love for the Buckeyes.

Applin recently needed surgery to install a device to fix the holes in his heart. The procedure was scheduled to take place at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, which is part of the University of Michigan Health System. Before the operation, with Ohio State constantly on his mind, Ivan had a major concern. He was worried he would wake up a Wolverines fan after Michigan doctors performed his operation. But to their credit, the doctors assured him that his love for Ohio State would remain stronger than ever.

The surgery was a success, and the Ohio State men's soccer team took notice. In a classy move, the Buckeyes named Ivan an honorary captain for the upcoming season.

Congratulations, Ivan.

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