Battle for the Axe: the Minnesota-Wisconsin Rivalry

The Gophers last took possession of the axe in 2003. Photo courtesy of bealcherreport.com.

It happened in 1943. Minnesota met Wisconsin in yet another anticipated game of enmity—further deepening the rivalry, which ranks longest in the history of division 1-A …

“Michigan Week” Traditions at Ohio State

The Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry is undoubtedly one of the most intense, long-standing college football rivalries of all time, and with every rivalry comes its fair share of traditions. In Columbus, Ohio, not only is the matchup highlighted on …

Guarding Sparty Against the Wolverines

Every week leading up to the rival Michigan State-Michigan game, members of the Spartan Marching Band stand guard of the Sparty Statue day and night. The tradition started when the Varsity Club started protecting the statue from vandalism by near-by …