The annual Ohio State – Michigan game may no longer be the final game of the Big Ten season–-may, in fact, not happen at all in many years, according to Dan Wetzel’s column on rivals.com. One of the best things about college football is the pageantry and tradition, and if this happens, they are missing with a 103-year tradition. Five generations have thrilled to the final Saturday in November. I have officiated at weddings where that game figured prominently in the toasts offered to the bride and groom.
I am not dogmatic about never changing anything–the move to 11, now 12, teams in the “Big Ten,” and the institution of a conference championship are okay. But *please* do not mess with the OSU-Michigan game--keep them in the same division, so they play every year.