While the football rivalry gets the most attention, it exists between all sports. There is veritable animosity between the schools and states, dating back to the battle of Toledo. Ohio may claim it won that battle by retaining Toledo, but as a result, Michigan was awarded the upper peninsula.
And just like that, Michigan won another battle.
Tyler Duke, an Ohio native and defenseman who started his hockey career at Ohio State and was even a starter, announced he was transferring to his rival back in April. He officially was announced by Michigan hockey in the best way: with a dig at the Buckeyes.
He realized his mistake. That Team Up North is just better.
Tyler Duke played in all 40 games for OSU last year and had 12 points and 41 blocked shots.
— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) August 24, 2023
It goes without saying he’ll be a fan favorite in Ann Arbor, but he’s not exactly going to be welcomed with open arms back in Columbus.