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There are very few rivalries as intense as the annual football grudge match between Michigan and Ohio State.
Although its basketball counterpart doesn't have as much vitriol and hype, it's clearly not just another game when the second-ranked and unbeaten Wolverines play at the No. 15 Buckeyes on Sunday.
Aaron Craft, Ohio State's starting point guard, says there's just something about watching the date draw closer of any matchup with your rival.
''It's Ohio State-Michigan. I don't care what sport it is. It could be synchronized swimming,'' Craft said. ''You always want to win.''
Especially this time. The Wolverines (16-0, 3-0 Big Ten) can set a school record for fastest start, while the Buckeyes (12-3, 2-1) can ill afford another debilitating conference loss.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There were lessons to be learned from Sunday's game between No. 2 Michigan and No. 14 Ohio State, lessons about seasoning, and margin for error, and the difficulty of winning on the road in the loaded Big Ten, and the importance of old-fashioned, hard-nosed defense.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Deshaun Thomas had 20 points and scored the first and last baskets in a 16-0 first-half spurt to help No. 15 Ohio State beat second-ranked Michigan 56-53 on Sunday, denying the Wolverines their first No. 1 ranking in more than 20 years.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer looked both back and forward on Friday afternoon as he talked to the Columbus media for the first time in 2013. The Buckeye head coach was happy with how far his program has come in a year's time but knows it must keep getting better this offseason to do battle with the national elite.
So far, so good for the 2013 Badgers as we come to week 4 of the season and week two in their Big Ten schedule. Yes, you read that correctly. It's the earliest the Badgers have started the Big Ten season in many, many a year. According to our staff it's Wisconsin opening up Big Ten play with a big time win over Purdue, so make sure to check that out.
My answers to Chris Lauderback’s questions about the Michigan-Ohio State game are now posted at Eleven Warriors. Here’s a snippet:
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Damon Webb pulled something of a surprise this weekend, committing to Ohio State and giving the Buckeyes their second verbal in the 2014 class. Here is a closer look at Webb.
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The No. 2 Michigan Wolverines are undefeated no more after a 56-53 loss at the hands of No. 15 Ohio State Sunday afternoon.
With a chance to take over the No. 1 spot in the country and set a new mark for the best start in program history the Wolverines couldn’t recover from a very poor first half that saw Michigan down 34-22 at the half.