OSU and POTUS

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The Buckeyes of The Ohio State University may tip the election in President Obama’s favor. When they beat Illinois on November 3, they may subconsciously encourage the Ohio electorate to vote for the incumbent.

Economists Andrew J. Healy, Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo show that wins by the local college football team increase the votes for an incumbent (president/governor/senator) by about 1.5%, in their article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The teams with ~read more~

OSU-UM unscheduled?

The annual Ohio State – Michigan game may no longer be the final game of the Big Ten season–may, in fact, not happen at all in many years, according to Dan Wetzel’s column on rivals.com. One of the best things about college football is the pageantry and tradition, and if this happens, they are missing with a 103-year tradition. Five generations have thrilled to the final Saturday in November. I am not dogmatic ~read more~

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