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Michigan vs. Ohio State At The Big House

Listed under Spectator Sports in Michigan, United States.

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From 1897 to 1919, the University of Michigan dominated Ohio State University in their annual match up, planting the seeds for a century-long college football rivalry. The two college powerhouses choose the last game of the regular football season to compete, usually the third weekend of November. ESPN ranks this rivalry at number in sport team match ups and in fact, in the last four decades this rivalry has sparked a national interest as most of the games have determined the Big Ten Conference title, and the Rose Bowl match ups. To win this game not only is a trip to the Rose Bowl, but also bragging rights for the Wolverine and Buckeye faithful fans.

The rivalry to the die hard fans, this is an event that sports fans alike cannot miss. From the atmosphere to the history, it is a game that you need to experience one year in order to understand the deep emotion and drama that goes into a Michigan-Ohio State football game. Since 1927, Michigan stadium, nicknamed “The Big House,” has hosted the big game and consistent sell out each year. Well over 100,000 Wolverine and Buckeye students, alums, and fans are in attendance. Many times the size of the crowd matches the population of Ann Arbor. Another great aspect of this sporting event is the charitable work it does as well. Functions take place the week leading up to the event, from donations to food banks, and blood donations to the Red Cross.

So what’s the best way to experience the action and excitement of the best rivalry in sports history? Sit with the students! In fact, sitting is not an option, as they tend to stand for the entire game. The top row provides a great view of the game, if you sit too close, most likely the only thing you will see is the back of someone’s head instead of a fantastic game. Another great thing to do the night before the game is attend the pep rally, this allows you to see the players and coaches gearing up for “the game.” In my opinion, this is one of the best sporting events you will ever see. Not only do you get to watch two very talented teams face off before the post season games begin, you get to experience a town and stadium come alive with great sporting rivalry at its best.

Robert is the author of 'The 100 Top Sporting Events You Must See Live'.

Written by  Robert Tuchman.

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i am taking my brother to the ohio state michigan game this sat we were looking to buy tickets!

we would like to sit with buckeye fans what section should we be looking to buy tickets?

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