Despite an 8 p.m. placeholder time setup on the Beat Michigan event week website, The Game will go on at noon as expected. The TV channel of broadcast is to be determined. Ohio State-Michigan has taken place almost every year at noon or 1 p.m. other than 2006's No. 1 vs No. 2 matchup, which was moved to 3:30 p.m. for television purposes.
After yesterday's technical gaffe, a rash of denials ranging from the proprietors of the website to even OSU AD Gene Smith came out almost instantly. Though the school continues to harp 'logistics', which somehow haven't stopped Auburn-Alabama, Texas-Texas A&M, and LSU-Alabama from taking place in prime time in their respective rivalries, as their primary aversion to such an arrangement, the weather would've been a bit tough for some fans to take.
Whether you want Ohio State-Michigan underneath the stars in the cold or not, you'll have to wait at least another season for that to happen. And with former Michigan AD Dave Brandon out in Ann Arbor, one of the few public proponents of playing The Game late, it might be even longer than that.