CLEVELAND - Michigan and Ohio State are set to take their heated rivalry outside into the snow, wind and ice.
With helmets similar to the ones they wear in football, the Wolverines and Buckeyes will meet Sunday in Ohio's first outdoor college hockey game, which will take place on a rink built over the Cleveland Indians' dirt and grass infield. A crowd of 30,000 is expected at Progressive Field for the unique event, which will wrap up the baseball team's second annual Snow Days.
They're rivals in football, but Michigan and Ohio State can also skate. The Wolverines, who have won nine NCAA titles, beat the second-ranked Buckeyes 4-0 on Friday in Columbus.
When Ohio State practiced at the ballpark last week, strong wind made it difficult for the players to skate in one direction but pushed them toward the goal when they went the opposite way.