The rivalry between Ohio and Michigan goes back before football to a territorial dispute along the border in 1803. The border rivalry extended to football just a few decades later, with the first UM-OSU game being played in 1897, and has since been one of the most storied rivalries in history. ESPN has called the University of Michigan-Ohio State rivalry the greatest sports rivalry of the 20th century. The schools do not play for a trophy; yet serious bragging rights are on the line.
Every year during Michigan week, fans and students gather to make a group pilgrimage to Forest Hill Cemetery to lay flowers at Bo Schembechler’s, Fielding Yost’s and Bob Ufer’s grave sites.