It's finally time for The Game. The Columbus Dispatch has a story on how OSU still has plenty to play for despite last week's loss.
The Dispatch has its Play of the Week, a X fade-stop. The Dispatch also has its unit-by-unit comparison. OSU's Vernon Gholston and U-M's Shawn Crable are both highlighted in another Dispatch story, and Chris "Beanie" Wells and Mike Hart are compared in another story.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on a story in Sylvania, Ohio, that sells OSU stuff on one side of the store and U-M stuff on the other. The Plain Dealer also has a story comparing Wells and Hart.
The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on OSU's defense wanting to rebound after struggling vs. U-M and Florida at the end of last season.
Rob Oller of the Dispatch has a column on U-M head coach Lloyd Carr. Bob Hunter of the Dispatch has a column on how the rivalry has swung in OSU's favor in recent years. Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer has a column on the game and its coaches throughout the years.
The Dispatch has a story on how OSU is not out of the national title picture yet. The Dispatch also has a notebook on how OSU has done in the past vs. U-M after dropping the previous game. The Dispatch also has a story on how OSU fans show their support.
The Toledo Blade has a story on how OSU and U-M will put the respect each have for the other aside when the game starts. The Blade also has a story on an area man who has an OSU basement, as well as a story on how hard Thanksgiving is for this afternoon's loser.
The Dispatch has a story on how OSU and U-M former head coaches are still part of their programs.
The Lima News has a story on how The Game can define a legacy.
The Lorain Morning Journal has a story on how The Game overshadows records and almost everything else for both teams. The Morning Journal also has a story on how the Rose Bowl has lost some of its bloom, as well as stories on what to expect this afternoon and a story on the environment the Buckeyes will face today.
About the Wolverines
The Ann Arbor News has a story on what this afternoon's game means to U-M's seniors. The News also has a story on former U-M head coach Bo Schembechler, a Q&A with defensive end Brandon Graham, a scouting report on The Game and a story on the upcoming renovations to Michigan Stadium.
The Detroit Free Press has its scouting report and prediction for this afternoon. Drew Sharp of the Free Press also has a notebook column. The Free Press also has some game predictions from U-M alumns and a story on this afternoon's last chance for U-M's stars.
The Detroit News has a story on Carr's future. The News also has 10 storylines for The Game and a story on how running backs usually decide who wins The Game. The News also has staff predictions for this afternoon.
The Dispatch has a story on the turnaround the Wolverines have had during the season.
The Plain Dealer has a story on U-M receiver Mario Manningham.
The Akron Beacon Journal has a story on how Hart will have his last chance vs. OSU this afternoon.
The Lima News has a story on Hart.