When Georgia Tech came to Michigan in 1934 the Wolverines were forced to bench their best player Willis Ward because he was an African-American. The incident infuriated Ward’s best friend on the team a future president by the name of Gerald Ford who threatened to quit the team in response. The friendship that began in The Big House lasted all the way to the White House. This is the story of two schools two friends and a game that changed everything.
Great Gridiron Rivalries is a historical and spectacular look at some of college football’s greatest rivalries. This is the Big Game featuring Ohio State vs. Michigan. From its very first game back in the 1880′s to the present day you’ll see the big hits and the bigger plays; legendary coaches like Woody Hayes Jim Tressell and Bo Schembechler and star players such as Heisman Trophy winners Archie Griffin Charles Woodson and Desmond Howard. We’ll showcase the big games that determined the national champion or ruined unbeaten streaks along with the tradition and history associated with this classic rivalry! 90 minutes