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April 12, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The April 22 game at Michigan will be televised by ESPN, the network announced late last week. The game has been moved from a 6:35 p.m. start to a 7:05 p.m. start.

The contest will be Michigan’s first game under new lights at Ray Fisher Stadium in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines lead the all-time series 144-87-2, though under 18th-year head coach Bob Todd, the Buckeyes lead 48-32.

Ohio State has not played at Michigan since 2002, when it split the four-game series. Michigan has won the regular-season series each of the last two seasons in Columbus, though the Buckeyes have had a measure of revenge in the conference tournaments, winning 4-2 in 2003 and 14-2 in 2004 to eliminate the Wolverines.

The Scarlet and Gray’s appearance on ESPN marks the first televised game on the network since the 2003 NCAA Super Regional games vs. Southwest Missouri State at Bill Davis Stadium.