Nov. 26, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m. in a matchup that will precede the Ohio State spring football contest at Ohio Stadium. Dubbed the 'Showdown in the Shoe,' it will be the third matchup in the all-time series, with the previous two matchups coming after the Michigan spring football game in Michigan Stadium during the 2012-13 seasons.
The matchup will be an ECAC Lacrosse League contest, marking the final time the two programs will square off as ECAC foes. The teams will face off as Big Ten opponents beginning in 2015, when lacrosse will be added as an official conference sport. Ohio State and Michigan will be joined by Penn State, Maryland, Rutgers and Johns Hopkins.
Michigan, OSU and Penn State are competing for the Creator's Trophy for the third season, an annual award that goes to the team with wins against the other Big Ten schools that sponsor men's lacrosse. The Wolverines take on the Nittany Lions Feb. 8 in State College in the other 2014 Creator's Trophy contests.
Information on tickets to the Showdown in the Shoe will be released at a later date.