The Bert and Iris Wolstein Classic, now in its eight year, is named in honor of the family that first brought professional soccer to Ohio in 1979. Iris Wolstein and her husband, the late Bert Wolstein (2004), have been actively involved with the Ohio State athletics department for many years. From 1979-1988, Bert Wolstein was the owner and president of the Cleveland Force of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Since then, the Wolstein's support of Ohio State has included a major contribution in 2001 to the Ohio Stadium renovation project, prompting the dedication of the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Football Center in the southwest tower.
(Ohio State vs. UNC-Wilmington & Ohio State vs. Northern Illinois)