By TOM WITHERSAssociated PressCLEVELAND -- There was the usual tailgating and taunting.
And when Ohio State's tuba player bowed to dot the "i" and the crowd roared, it felt and looked like a football Saturday in Columbus or Ann Arbor.
Except it was January and the band member was standing directly on the blue line -- outdoors -- on a spot normally occupied by a second baseman.
Ohio State and Michigan took their heated rivalry to the ice Sunday, playing the first outdoor college hockey game in Ohio before 25,864 fans who downed hot chocolate and other beverages to combat plunging temperatures at Progressive Field, seasonal home of the Cleveland Indians.
Derek DeBlois and David Wohlberg scored 28 seconds apart in the second period to lead the No. 15 Wolverines to a 4-1 win over the No. 2 Buckeyes, who were the "home" team despite being a two-hour drive from campus and were outplayed for three periods by their nemesis from the north.
However, the outcome was secondary to the event...