Rest of the season doesn't matter when Michigan, Ohio State meet
Minutes after his team dispatched Illinois on Saturday, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel turned his complete focus to a rivalry that needs no silly nickname, just capitalization and respect.
The Game beckoned.
College football's greatest rivalry resumes this week along the banks of the Olentangy River, as Ohio State and Michigan meet Saturday for the 105th time. Forget about Ohio State's chance for the Rose Bowl, a share of the Big Ten title and another 10-win season. ...
Read full story
Sometimes conference crowns are up for grabs. Bowl bids often hang in the balance. But rivalry week is about more than that. Pride, bragging rights and some unique trophies are on the line when rivals meet. What could be better -- or more important -- than that?
Rivalry Week: A Closer Look
• Miller: Civil War features rare great matchup
• Bennett: Backyard Brawl heats up Big East
• ACC: Plenty on the line in Commonwealth Cup
• Big 12: Bedlam Series has BCS implications
• SEC: Bama looks to stop recent skid vs. Auburn
• Blue state or red state? UNC-NCSU divided
• The "Big Game" isn't just any game
• Holy War: BYU-Utah spice things up
• SEC: Tennessee has dominated Vandy
• Big Ten: All about the trophy hunting
• Washington: Apple Cup always matters
• Big Ten: OSU-Michigan still The Game
• SportsNation: Do you know your rivalries?
• Vote: Who will be the rivalry week winners?