The Day After Bo Died: #1 Ohio State vs. #2 Michigan

The 2006 college football regular season seemed like one long prelude to the annual Ohio State-Michigan rivalry game. Ohio State was top ranked for much of the year and a dominant Michigan team soared up the polls to set up a classic showdown. What no one could possibly see coming, however, was Michigan legend Bo Schembechler, a larger-than-life figure for those born and raised in the state, passing away of a heart attack the day before the game. The Buckeyes led the game much of the way, but an emotional Michigan team kept making runs, ultimately falling 42-39. The Detroit Free Press does a tremendous job of recounting those remarkable days in that remarkable season.

Michigan vs. Ohio State 2006: An oral history, 11.21.16