Nov 30, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde (34) runs the ball during the third quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: AD Gene Smith says Michigan game won’t be at night


The Ohio State vs. Michigan football game every year is one of the more popular contests, not just with the two fan bases, but with college football fans from around the entire country. People love the tradition between the two schools and during the last regular season weekend of the year, they tune in on that Saturday afternoon to watch.

The key word in that last sentence above was, “afternoon.” You see, given how popular the game is, overall, there’s no doubt that it would absolutely be able to succeed in a primetime slot.

But Ohio State AD Gene Smith recently shot that notion down, saying that he has even talked with Michigan and they agree, no night game for the two.

“Dave Brandon, the athletic director at Michigan, and I constantly have conversations that that should not be a night game, and it will not be a night game,” Smith said. “It won’t be (at night) this year, nor in following years.”

He even went so far as to say that he gets complaints from fans who travel about the night games, and the inconveniences they cause.

So those folks who do hate them don’t have to worry, because the one they look forward to all season, every year, will not be played under the lights at night.

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