As has often been the case during the better part of the last 20 years, Michigan and Ohio State will kick off at noon, not 1 p.m. and certainly not 3:30 p.m., before a nationally televised audience on ABC. Ohio State assistant sports information director Jerry Emig announced Tuesday afternoon:
The 109th meeting between Ohio State and Michigan, set for Nov. 24 at Ohio Stadium, will kick off at noon and it will be televised by ABC.— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) May 22, 2012
The time of when to play the game is by no means an open and shut debate (though much like when it's played, history and tradition tend to greatly favor what's most prevalent). Last year's return to a post-Thanksgiving bout seemed to go overall well by all involved. Hell, moving the Mirror Lake jump from the Thursday before The Game to the Tuesday even took. But that still doesn't change there being something about day turning to night when tension reached its apex.
None the less, noon it is. And just because: