A history of the Michigan-Ohio rivalry

Nov 26, 2014

Toledo, Ohio
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This weekend's Michigan-Ohio State game not only focuses attention on one of the longest, deepest rivalries in college sports, it also reminds us that Michigan and Ohio have been at loggerheads for the better part of 200 years.

Exhibit A: the Toledo War of 1835.

Why have these two neighbors have had such a testy history? Alan Naldrett joined us. He's the author of Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

Listen to our conversation above.