The Ohio State – Michigan Rivalry: Is Your Van Ready?

September 23rd, 2011 by


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If you’ve just purchased your ideal conversion van, chances are you are already looking for college football games to take it tailgating!

Here’s one that should definitely be on your radar this season: The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry.

“The Game,” as it is referred to by many of the Big Ten faithful, is one of the most bitter and storied rivalries in the history of college football.  The rivalry is believed to have been inspired by an 1835-36 border dispute between Ohio and Michigan known as the Toledo War.  The two teams have met 107 times, with their first meeting on October 17, 1897, a win by the Wolverines.  Michigan has won the rivalry 57 times, Ohio State has won 44 times, and they have tied 6 times.  In recent years, however, the Buckeyes have dominated the series.

The venues for the rivalry are Ohio Stadium, or “The Horseshoe,” in Columbus, and Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.  What makes this college football game a great tailgating atmosphere is the attendance.  Every year, whether it takes place in Columbus or Ann Arbor, expect over 100,000 strong, making for excellent pregame festivities.  Both towns have an excellent college atmosphere, with plenty of local restaurants for the most exciting part of the game, pregame meals.

There are a wealth of camping opportunities available for you and your conversion van, making this college football rivalry a weekend experience for the whole family.

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