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Ohio State-Michigan to kick at noon as expected

ABC or ESPN will air.

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Ohio State-Michigan is one of the best rivalries in college football. And while some college football power brokers would unquestionably love to see what a later kickoff would do to ratings, in somewhat classic Big Ten fashion, The Game’s modern historical trend of noon kickoffs will remain steady.

For another season, Michigan’s trip down to Columbus and Ohio Stadium will kickoff at 12 p.m. ET, the schools announced Wednesday. ABC or ESPN will air the contest. The Game’s never been a prime time game in the current era, with Thanksgiving Saturdays not traditionally lending to weather conducive to that. The famed “Game of the Century” in 2006 is often misremembered as a prime time game since the game finished with it dark, but was actually an afternoon kick.

With Michigan and Ohio State both on a collision course to possibly be undefeated come late November, Jim Harbaugh’s first ever OSU-Michigan game after losing 42-13 at home could be one heck of a contest.