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Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 8:41 a.m.

'Like' us, and you'll love the chance for Ohio State at Michigan football tickets

By Jim Knight


Ohio State is at Michigan on Nov. 26 for a noon game.

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It pays to have friends if you want to be in Michigan Stadium for the Ohio State at Michigan football game but aren't a season-ticket holder.

Michigan hasn't won in the classic Big Ten Conference rivalry since 2003, but Brady Hoke is 8-2 (4-2 Big Ten) in his first season with the Wolverines and Ohio State is scuffling along at 6-4, 3-3 and has plenty of off-the-field issues.

Want to be there on Nov. 26 for the noon kickoff? Need a buddy who has tickets to spare?

Hello, friend.

Welcome to the U-M vs. OSU Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes. We have four tickets for the Ohio State-Michigan football game, and you can earn a chance to win the random drawing by visiting the's Michigan Football News & Views page on Facebook by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Once you're on our Facebook page, do this:

1. "Like" the Michigan Football News & Views page so you'll stay up to date with the latest Michigan football news delivered to your news feed. It's another landing spot to interact with our team of sports journalists and photographers, including Michigan beat writer Kyle Meinke.

2. After "liking" us, click on the tab labeled "2011 U-M vs. OSU Ticket Giveaway" and enter the contest for a chance at the four tickets.

3. Join the conversation. Share your views and let us know what you think and what questions you have.

We'll pick the random winner at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 The winner will be notified by phone and email and will need to claim their tickets by noon Friday, Nov. 25.

The official rules for the U-M vs. OSU Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes can be found at


Julia Trobaugh

Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 2:30 p.m.

The FB page doesn't actually let you "enter" the contest. I can fill out the form but then there is no "submit" button. Is it just me????

Jim Knight

Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 2:47 p.m.

Julia: Did you check the box at the bottom that indicates you read the rules and regulations before you hit "submit." If you don't check that box, it just takes you back to the page. If you aren't seeing the big "submit" button, perhaps you need to try a different browser.


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 10:18 p.m.

I love what's happening with the team. I don't even object to the transition away from the spread provided i's gradual to use the talent Michigan has. However, I hope Borges pulls out all the stops against Ohio State. If that means letting Denard do the read option as opposed to designed runs 20 times a game- great. Do what it take- surprise them. The Denard designed runs don't work, and using Denard as a receiver "decoy" hasn't work. Take those out of the mix and let Denard be Denard a little bit these last to crucial games. Nebraska and Ohio state have better defenses than Illinois. Do whatever it takes to light up the scoreboard while the defense fights like only a Mattison defense can. Michigan is back. beat Nebraska in their first big ten clash with Michigan and for "heavan's sake" end the misery against OSU.


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 10:05 p.m.

@riverraisin: They currently have 789 people who LIKE them on FB. I agree with Jammers02, it's a nice gesture.


Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 1:03 a.m.

Another thing I might add... A nice gesture would be for the person that wins the tickets to donate them to a charitable organization. I would 'like' that.


Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 12:53 a.m.

I appreciate what you're saying, but it's not a nice's self serving.


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 8:12 p.m.

I think its a nice gesture. Good Luck to all who enter and Congrats to the winner, it will be a great game!


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 3:51 p.m.

Being that 6.5 billion people are NOT on Facebook, Its nice to know thinks I'm unworthy to participate. Which by the way makes it really tough to "Like" you, on Facebook or otherwise.


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 7:59 p.m.

I agree. Seems to me that if they have to lure people to 'like' them by offering bribes, you gotta wonder how many people actually 'like' them for real.

Tony Dearing

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 2:27 p.m.

Comments have been removed because they were off-topic.


Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 1:46 p.m.

Slight correction to the above. URL is (not aboutus) GO BLUE!

Jim Knight

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 1:52 p.m.

A2Westsider: Thanks. We made the fix.