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Ohio State University: Hineygate And Civility Live Here

By Tim McGhee On November - 12 - 2009

Time for my very cool pilgrimage to Columbus for an Ohio State game. My good friend moved his family up there from West Virginia in 2004 for better employment possibilities. He then purchased Buckeye season passes like any good person from Cols would. 

Spreading the wealth, he hosts several of us to each individual game. This year, I get Iowa. Lucky guy I am.

Concerning the Buckeye-Hawkeye matchup, my friend and I had a telephone conversation this week that went something like this...

Me: Too bad Northwestern beat Iowa.  Rather had given OSU the chance to end the unbeaten streak.

Him: Uh...if we win, we go to the Rose Bowl.

Me:  Oh...

Guess I have a lot to learn about the Big Ten.

I'm a Mountaineer fan. As one of the B/R featured columnists covering West Virginia and a season ticket holder, I used to think Morgantown knew how to pull off the pre-game party.

Not so fast, my friends.

Spend a couple of hours on Lane Avenue. West Virginia University can't match it.

My friend took me to the game against Marshall in 2004. We witnessed a few unexpected events, one of which was the necessity of Mike Nugent's wa...

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