"It's the biggest rivalry in college football, basically all of football", Charlton said. Penn State is 10-2 with a victory against Ohio State, heading to Indianapolis to play No. 5 Wisconsin.
Don't be fooled by Toledo's unmistakable presence on the OH map.
Harbaugh, 52, was born seven months before Meyer in the same hospital in Toledo, Ohio. Urban Meyer was born there on July 10, 1964. Alabama is probably in if they beat Auburn if they aren't in already.
Based exclusively on this week's rankings, Stokan pencils in these potential pairings for the other "New Year's Six" bowls: Washington vs. Wisconsin in the Rose, Louisville vs. Penn State in the Orange, Oklahoma vs.
Like every rivalry, this one has seen some lean years, as in when MI dominated from the mid-1980s until the mid-1990s, and now Ohio State, which has lost to MI only three times in this century.
MI at Ohio State (11 a.m. Saturday, ABC): OU fans need to cheer for the Maize and Blue to go on the road and snap a four-game losing streak to Ohio State.
The stakes are different but just as high Saturday in Columbus.
If Wisconsin wins out to finish off a Big Ten Championship season, it could be hard for the committee to exclude them from the four-team playoff, even with two losses. And you have to wonder if the phone call Urban Meyer got from his wife during his postgame news conference, and his "bring a gallon of milk home on the way home" comment was not just a little bit of a shot at the whole-milk loving MI coach. He hasn't lost yet.
Huntsman was the head coach at Texas when he was picked to helm the 1988 Olympic team that included sprinter Carl Lewis.
Thirty years ago this week, Harbaugh was Michigan's starting quarterback.
MI respects Ohio State.
While Oklahoma State should have won the game, and the officiating and replay crews were later suspended, the result of the game stood.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State said Friday it won't fight a $2.4 million fine stemming from a five-year federal investigation that found the university repeatedly violated campus crime reporting requirements, including in the case of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who is now serving decades in prison on child sexual abuse charges.
A quick spin through our suburban neighborhood reveals a maize-and-blue MI flag flapping defiantly across the street from its opposite number, a scarlet-and-grey "O". That's where I get my joy.
In their first real test against the Providence Friars, they outlasted them by the final score of 72-67 in a game that awakened Buckeye's lead guard JaQuan Lyle (who had struggled in the previously mentioned games).
"I think that came from Coach (Woody) Hayes and Bo Schembechler". You'd wear your colors and glare at the students who weren't dressed like you.
"Yeah, we're playing for it all, pretty much", Ohio State center Pat Elflein said. He prepares to do it all each week, going from meetings with special teams and offense before settling in on defense before each practice.
If you cared about this rivalry, you learned at a young age how much sports really mattered.
And there were tears.
"We got a lot of smart, savvy guys who have been through the 5-7 seasons and winning seasons", he said.
He flashed a sympathetic smile.
When Peppers started to play football as a kid, his older brother told him he was destined for greatness. "Too bad you don't have anything like that in America". But that potential semifinal matchup will be derailed if Clemson beats SC and climbs to No. 3 ahead of the Ohio State-Michigan loser.