Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith: The Michigan Game Will Kick at Noon

By 11W Staff on November 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm
Ohio State and Michigan will kick off at noon this season.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith put a quick end to the rumors of a prime time kickoff for the Ohio State–Michigan game at Ohio Stadium November 29:

The television network that will broadcast The Game is still to be determined (it will be ABC).

Last night, the school's "Beat Michigan" website was discovered, listing the game as an 8 p.m. kickoff, causing quite a stir on social media, but order has been restored to the Buckeyeverse (though a night banger would be fun).

This year’s version of The Game will be the 111th in the storied rivalry that began in 1897 and has been played every year since 1918, 96 consecutive years. The UM holds a 58-44 edge in wins and there have been six tie games. Ohio State has won 10 of the last 12 games in the series and the last two: 42-41 last year in Ann Arbor and 26-21 to cap an undefeated, 12-0, campaign in 2012.

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