When BTN announced a full day of “Michigan vs. Ohio State” programming, it begged an immediate question: how on earth will the network find enough high-definition football footage to make this interesting for Michigan fans? After all, the Wolverines have just one win in the series in nearly two decades.
It turns out, the network couldn't.
With BTN airing 24 hours of “legendary games and features on the rivalry's biggest players and moments,” Ohio State fans are in for a treat with several recent games from the greatest rivalry in sport to re-watch.
For Michigan fans, they'll get that one win – aired three times on BTN in the first nine hours of the event – a basketball game, and some grainy footage of the Wolverines' 1997 title run, which incidentally is a shared title. That's basically it.
Yes, we're petty like that, but blame our fathers for telling us stories of an old man who refused to buy gas in the state of Michigan.
Here's the full schedule if you're looking for something to do this weekend.
|6:00a||Football: #3 Ohio State at Michigan, 11/30/13 Tyvis Powell's interception on a two-pointer gives OSU a 42-41 win on the road.|
|7:00a||The Journey: Big Ten Football, 2013 Scenes from Ohio State's 42-41 win over the Michigan in 2013.|
|7:30a||Football: #8 Ohio State at #12 Michigan, 11/28/15 Zeke runs for 214 and OSU piles up five rushing touchdowns in a 42-13 laugher. [ RECAP ]|
|8:30a||Football: Ohio State at #15 Michigan, 11/26/11 Michigan's lone win the last 16 years of the rivalry comes against the worst Ohio State team in decades.|
|9:30a||Big Ten Elite: 1997 Michigan Football Did you know that Michigan's only national championship in 72 years is shared with another team?|
|10:30a||Football: Ohio State at Michigan, 11/30/19 New quarterback. New coach. Ohio State still hangs 56 on the Wolverines in their house. [ RECAP ]|
|11:30a||The Journey: Big Ten Football, 2015 Scenes from Ohio State's 42-13 romp against Michigan in 2015.|
|Noon||Basketball: Ohio State at #8 Michigan, 1/29/19 It's lunchtime and BTN is already scraping the bottom of the barrel for Michigan programming.|
|1:00p||Football: Ohio State at #15 Michigan, 11/26/11 This game? Again?|
|2:00p||Football: #9 Ohio State at Michigan, 11/25/17 Ohio State scores the last 17 points of the game to leave Ann Arbor with a 31-20 win. [ RECAP ]|
|3:00p||100,000 Cameras: #8 Ohio State at Michigan Fan photos and video footage from Ohio State's 31-20 win in 2017.|
|3:30p||The Journey: Big Ten Football, 2017 J.T. Barrett, Chase Winovich, and scenes from Ohio State's 31-20 win over the Wolverines in 2017.|
|4:00p||Big Ten Elite: 1997 Michigan Football Another rerun on the day for Michigan fans to enjoy.|
|5:00p||Football: Ohio State at #15 Michigan, 11/26/11 The third airing of the day of Michigan's sole football win in nearly two decades.|
|6:00p||Tiebreaker Documentary covering the 10-10 tie between Ohio State and Michigan in 1973, and all of the hell it let loose.|
|7:00p||Football: #2 Michigan at #1 Ohio State, 11/19/06 Troy Smith locked up the Heisman in this game for the ages, a 42-39 Ohio State win.|
|8:00p||The Game: 2006…Remembered Interviews with players and coaches from each team, 10 years on from the 2006 game won by OSU, 42-39.|
|9:00p||Football: #3 Michigan at #2 Ohio State, 11/26/16 The spot was good. [ RECAP ]|
|10:00p||The Journey: Big Ten Football, 2015 Second airing of the day, featuring scenes from OSU's 42-13 win over UM.|
|10:30p||100,000 Cameras: #8 Ohio State at Michigan Second airing of Fan photos and video footage from Ohio State's 31-20 win in 2017.|
|11:00p||Basketball: Michigan at Ohio State, 2/16/16 Five Buckeyes hit double figures as OSU tops UM, 76-66.|
|SUNDAY, APRIL 12|
|Midnight||The Journey: Big Ten Basketball, 2010 Go behind the scenes with Wolverine slayer Evan Turner.|
|12:30a||Football: Michigan at #6 Ohio State, 11/29/14 Cardale Jones relieves an injured J.T. Barrett and Ezekiel Elliott two late touchdowns ice this one, 42-28. [ RECAP ]|
|1:30a||Big Ten Elite: 2014 Ohio State Football We still can't believe this team won the first College Football Playoff with a 3rd-string quarterback.|
|2:30a||Football: #4 Michigan at #10 Ohio State, 11/24/18 Dwayne Haskins and Ohio State hang 62 points on the No. 4 Wolverines as Urban Meyer finishes 7–0 in the rivlary. [ RECAP ]|
|3:30a||The Journey: Big Ten Football, 2018 Get an inside look at Michigan's “Revenge Tour” planning going into the Ohio State game.|
|4:00a||Big Ten Elite: 1989 Michigan Basketball Credit where due: Glen Rice and the Wolverines got it done.|
|5:00a||Basketball: #19 Ohio State at Michigan, 2/4/20 Kaleb Wesson's double-double powers Ohio State to a 61-58 win on the road. [ RECAP ]|