Friday, November 20, 2009

Ohio State vs Michigan series, starting from various dates

Here are some interesting numbers about who leads the overall series starting from various "milestone" years throughout the history of the series:

(the game from the year mentioned is included)

From the beginning (1897): UM 57-43-6

Since OSU's first win (1919): UM 44-43-4

Since the completion of the Horseshoe (1922): UM 44-40-4

Since the completion of the Big House (1927): OSU 40-39-4

Since the tradition of the game being the last regular season game began (1935): OSU 36-34-4

Since OSU's first national title (1942): Tied 32-32-3

Since Woody came to OSU (1951): OSU 31-26-2

Since Bo came to UM (1969): UM 20-19-2

Since Bruce came to OSU (1979): Tied 15-15-1

Since Cooper came to OSU (1988): UM 11-10-1

Since Moeller came to UM (1990): OSU 10-9-1

Since Carr came to UM (1995): OSU 9-6

Since Tressel came to OSU (2001): OSU 8-1

Basically, with the exception of the first 15 games, this series has been pretty much dead even throughout the years.

** Edited to reflect the results of OSU's 21-10 win over Michigan in 2009 **

Sunday, March 15, 2009


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Saturday, March 14, 2009

2009, so far

OSU Basketball:
The Buckeyes just beat Wisconsin in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament and have pretty much locked up a spot in the NCAA tourney with a current record of 21-9. The beat Michigan twice during the regular season, improving Thad Matta's record vs UM to 9-1.

Cleveland Cavaliers:
The Cavs are now 52-13 and tonight clinched their 2nd Central Division title in franchise history with a comeback win in Sacramento. The Cavs are currently in first place in the Eastern conference.

Columbus Blue Jackets:
The Jackets have had a solid season so far and have won their past 4 games in a row, including an 8-2 win in Detroit. Right now they are in 6th place in the Western Conference with a record of 36-27-6 and 78 points as they try to earn their first bid to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in franchise history


Here's how 2008 played out:

OSU Football ( end of 07 season) - lost National Title game in January to LSU

Ohio State Basketball - finished 24-13, won NIT Championship

Columbus Blue Jackets - finished 34-36-12, missed playoffs

Cleveland Cavaliers - finished 45-37, lost in conference semi-finals

Cleveland Indians - finished 81-81, missed playoffs

Columbus Crew - 2008 MLS Cup Champions!

Cleveland Browns - finished 4-12, missed playoffs

Ohio State Football - finished 10-3, beat Michigan 42-7! Big Ten Co-Champions