Michigan-PSU rivalry?

Submitted by DISCUSS Man on October 12th, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Been wanting to ask this question all week but never got around to it? 

Does anyone consider this game a rivalry? Now that it will be contested yearly? 

Had the feeling tonight of a rivalry. A lot of down to the wire and close games between these two. 

Comments

JHendo

October 12th, 2013 at 10:18 PM ^

As an English major with a creative writing emphasis, I fully support the use of conjunctions to start sentences. If surrounded by well written text and timed properly, in moderation, grammar faux pas can be quite powerful and effective.

UMxWolverines

October 12th, 2013 at 10:28 PM ^

History as in actually animosity between the schools.

Michigan and Ohio have hated each other since the border dispute

Michigan tryed their damndest to keep msu out of the big ten. That's why they hate us so much.

Michigan and Notre Dame have the canceling of games because of racism and other things.

Those are rivalries. 

Sambojangles

October 13th, 2013 at 3:30 PM ^

State became what they are as a result of joining the Big Ten. Without admittance, they would be like Cincinnati, or maybe Iowa State or Pitt.

I still think it's unfair that Michigan is the only school in the Big Ten that has to deal with another large state school in the conference. Minnesota, Wisco, Iowa, Nebraska, and Ohio all absolutely dominate their state. It's a significant disadvantage to M.

UMgradMSUdad

October 13th, 2013 at 10:14 PM ^

Are you kidding? This is one of the dumbest posts I've seen around here in a while. It's wrong on the facts: Indiana and Purdue are both large state schools in the same conference and Michigan State also "has to deal with another large state school in the conference." So there are three other schools that share the same situation you're complaining about being unfair.   And I'm pretty sure Nebraska and Minnesota would be happy to share the number of football recruits that Michigan produces instead of having almost all the small number of in-state div. 1 players to themselves.  Even if you weren't wrong on the facts this is still a dumb post.

The two schools that have an advantage are Penn State and Ohio State.  They are in talent rich states and don't have any true in-state competitors for recruits, but there's nothing unfair about it.  That's just the way it is.