The appetite for winning a championship was whetted three months and nine days earlier in a stadium located just four blocks to the southeast away. That night in December, MSU's basketball players watched from front-row seats as their Spartan football brethren conquered every adverse situation thrown their way to dismantle No. 2 Ohio State, 34-24, in the Big Ten Championship Game.

The appetite for winning a championship was whetted three months and nine days earlier in a stadium located just four blocks to the southeast away. That night in December, MSU's basketball players watched from front-row seats as their Spartan football brethren conquered every adverse situation thrown their way to dismantle No. 2 Ohio State, 34-24, in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Ohio State  Sucks and so does the people that live there. Nasty as blondes and over tanned skin. Barf.

Ohio State Sucks and so does the people that live there. Nasty as blondes and over tanned skin. Barf.

Penn State Fans Shirt Stay Victorious My Friends Anti Ohio State: Rivals Fanwear

Penn State Fans Shirt Stay Victorious My Friends Anti Ohio State: Rivals Fanwear

Michigan Wolverines/ Ohio State Buckeyes Rivals Cornhole Board Set

Michigan Wolverines/ Ohio State Buckeyes Rivals Cornhole Board Set

Keith Appling explained his late-game heroics in Michigan State's critical 59-56 victory over Ohio State as someone possessing the rarest virtue of all in this instant-gratification world.

Keith Appling explained his late-game heroics in Michigan State's critical 59-56 victory over Ohio State as someone possessing the rarest virtue of all in this instant-gratification world.

Ohio State Buckeyes storage Ohio State by FunstersWoodworks

Ohio State Buckeyes storage Ohio State by FunstersWoodworks

Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes House Divided Garden Flag

Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes House Divided Garden Flag

Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes House Divided Garden Flag from Team Sports. Click now to shop NCAA Banners & Flags Garden Flags.

Grant Reed, the 12-year-old Ohio State fan who named his cancer "Michigan," will attend the rivals' game as a guest of Urban Meyer's counterpart Brady Hoke.

Hoke invites fan who called cancer 'Michigan'

Grant Reed, the 12-year-old Ohio State fan who named his cancer "Michigan," will attend the rivals' game as a guest of Urban Meyer's counterpart Brady Hoke.

Cincinnati continues to roll during the 2012 season. The Bearcats thumped local rival Miami (Ohio), 52-14, last Saturday in the 117th meeting between the two Buckeye State rivals.

Cincinnati continues to roll during the 2012 season. The Bearcats thumped local rival Miami (Ohio), 52-14, last Saturday in the 117th meeting between the two Buckeye State rivals.

PENN STATE – FOOTBALL 2012 – Rivals will reunite in Columbus, Ohio this Saturday when the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes host the Penn State Nittany Lions for a prime-time Big Ten matchup.

PENN STATE – FOOTBALL 2012 – Rivals will reunite in Columbus, Ohio this Saturday when the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes host the Penn State Nittany Lions for a prime-time Big Ten matchup.

In-state rivals, Colorado College and the University of Denver, will be joined by Miami (Ohio) University, the University of North Dakota, the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Nebraska-Omaha to form the NCHC.

In-state rivals, Colorado College and the University of Denver, will be joined by Miami (Ohio) University, the University of North Dakota, the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Nebraska-Omaha to form the NCHC.

Jake Ryan LB U of M That hair! In high school, Ryan was rated as the 30th best high school football inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com. He was rated as the 60th and 81st best outside linebacker in the national class of 2010 by ESPN.com and Scout.com, respectively. He was regarded as the 34th best player in the state of Ohio by Rivals. Ryan had offers from Ball State, Toledo and a number of other Mid-American Conference, but he grew 2 inches and 20 pounds and went to U of M!

Jake Ryan LB U of M That hair! In high school, Ryan was rated as the 30th best high school football inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com. He was rated as the 60th and 81st best outside linebacker in the national class of 2010 by ESPN.com and Scout.com, respectively. He was regarded as the 34th best player in the state of Ohio by Rivals. Ryan had offers from Ball State, Toledo and a number of other Mid-American Conference, but he grew 2 inches and 20 pounds and went to U of M!

Ohio state buckeyes #1 recruiting class on rivals. #juice #buckeyenation

Ohio state buckeyes #1 recruiting class on rivals. #juice #buckeyenation

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