A tale of green and blue

Fowlerville MSU fans enjoy friendly wager with former U-M baseball star

Updated: October 17, 2012, 10:55 AM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. -- Before freeways were built across Michigan, the only way to get from East Lansing to Ann Arbor on rivalry game days was via Grand River Avenue, a two-lane dirt road. On those days, traffic would be backed up for miles by 8 a.m., as fans piled into cars and inched their way along.

In the 1940s, grade-school students Wayne Copeland and Frank Utter would sit in downtown Fowlerville -- the midway point between the cities -- making bets on how many cars would make it through ...

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