Michigan has to play both Ohio State and Michigan State every season in the challenging Big Ten East.
The Wolverines cannot change that. What they would like to alter, however, is having to play them both on the road in the same season.
Currently, Michigan’s schedule has the team either play both the Spartans and Buckeyes – two of the most successful college programs of the last five years — at Michigan Stadium in the same season or away from Ann Arbor in a matter of weeks. The latter is the case this season, as Michigan visits East Lansing on Oct. 29 and then goes to Columbus four weeks later on Nov. 26.
Michigan Athletic Director Wade Manuel said Tuesday when he met with reporters talks to get one of those games at home and the other on the road in one season are “ongoing.”
Warde Manuel says conversations ongoing about breaking up msu and osu to home and away each year
— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) August 23, 2016
The move could also help the Spartans, who are in the same sort of predicament. Michigan State will host both the Wolverines and Buckeyes this season, but last year had to go on the road for those two games, where they thrillingly came away 2-0.