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Peppers Wants to See How Buckeyes ‘Respond to Physicality’

Football is a physical sport, and that physicality is only intensified during rivalry games. The same holds true for the Ohio State – Michigan rivalry. For decades, former Buckeyes and former Wolverines have said that this is the hardest-hitting game that they played in every season, and they said those words with reverence while rubbing a shoulder or craning their neck in living memory. This Saturday’s game is obviously going…
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Video: Michigan Game Trailer – In This War Fight Like Hell

Four more days. That’s all. To tide you over until then, Ohio State has released their official trailer/hype video for the Michigan game. Of course, it won’t tide you over once you see it. Just the opposite will happen, in fact. You will find it impossible to wait until Saturday. You will look at the clock and the hands will begin to move counter-it wise. You will look outside and…
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If You Are Younger Than 94 Years Old, Then Ohio State Has a Winning Record Over Michigan in Your Lifetime

Being an Ohio State or a Michigan fan, you know that the Wolverines own the advantage in this rivalry. It’s not the advantage that it once was, but it’s still an advantage. Michigan leads the series — which began in 1897 — with a record of 58-47-6 against the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes didn’t get a win in the series until their 16th attempt, putting them well behind the eight ball…
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Saturday’s Stakes Reach Beyond Potential Playoff Berth

There is football of a bit of consequence being played Saturday near the Olentangy River, as you possibly have already heard. It has been a decade since both Ohio State and their rivals up north entered the regular season finale with legit chances at the national title still intact. When the rivalry last had these stakes, the Buckeyes won 42-39 and earned a shot at the national title. Rather than getting too bogged down in the specifics of what happened subsequently in Arizona, let’s just say that OSU’s beloved current head coach won his first crystal football that night and leave it at that.   

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Michigan Monday: The Time for Waiting is Over

Michigan (10-1, 7-1) defeated Indiana (5-6, 3-5) 20-10 on a cold and blustery Saturday afternoon filled with snow and relief. The snow — and the relief — came toward the end of the game when the outcome was finally no longer in doubt. Michigan was without quarterback Wilton Speight, who reportedly has a broken collarbone. Despite the reports, Jim Harbaugh hasn’t confirmed anything. Speight dressed and pretended to warm up…
Joey Bosa puts Wilton Speight on the ground. Michigan.
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Michigan QB Wilton Speight Looking Better Per Non-Doctor Jim Harbaugh, Who, Again, is Not a Doctor

Michigan starting quarterback Wilton Speight is still day-to-day with a shoulder injury that he suffered two weeks ago in a loss at Iowa. U of M head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke with the media on Monday and was asked about his quarterback. “I don’t have an update today,” he told reporters, adding that he hadn’t received that day’s medical evaluation yet. “It hasn’t changed, it’s a day-to-day process and evaluation.”…
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Two-Minute Drill: Michigan Week | Ohio State Buckeyes Player Updates

Nearly a dozen Buckeyes sat down with the media on Monday to preview Saturday’s upcoming matchup against the Michigan Wolverines. Billy Price Updates + Preparation is always key for this week. You can’t really prepare too much. + The team is always well-educated on the rivalry. It’s always a chance to take part of a great rivalry and change the history of the game. + The ability to play in…
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Michigan Game is Personal for Mike Weber, Which Could Be Bad News for Wolverines

Ohio State Buckeyes running back Mike Weber was imported from Detroit, Michigan. It was not just a shirt worn by Weber when he arrived as a freshman, but a mentality. A high school All-American at Detroit Cass Tech, Weber was a toss up as to whether he would end up at Ohio State or Michigan. Some will tell you that he went to bed the night before signing day as…
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Buckeyes Open as 7-Point Favorites over Michigan

The first lines of next weekend’s slate of college football games have been revealed, and BetOnline has established Ohio State as a 7-point favorite at home against Michigan. The Buckeyes (10-1, 7-1) have won four in a row over the Wolverines (10-7, 7-1) and 13 of 15 this century. OSU is coming off of a hard-fought 17-16 win over Michigan State this past weekend, while Michigan pulled away from Indiana…
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Michigan Monday: Saturday Nights Aren’t Always Alright for Fighting

Michigan (9-1, 6-1) lost their first game of the season this past Saturday, falling 14-13 in a night game at Iowa (6-4, 4-3) on a 33-yard field goal with no time remaining. Michigan led this one 10-0 and had the ball midway through the second quarter, but a safety by the Hawkeyes put a two-spot on the board for Iowa. They then added a touchdown and a missed two-point conversion…