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Michigan’s Marching Band Trolls Ohio State With Beer Pong Skit: VIDEO

by Matthew Memrick
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

On Saturday, Michigan defeated Northwestern, 33-7, but the Wolverine Marching Band stole the show at halftime with a beer pong skit attack on Ohio State.

Though the teams won’t face off until Nov. 27, Ohio State has lots of time to prepare their halftime response. This year, however, has been significant for both teams.

Both are ranked with No. 6 Michigan now 7-0 on the season. Fifth-ranked Ohio State is 5-1 and playing late Saturday against Indiana.

The poise. The pageantry. The trolling. And it all happened for the hometown crowd to see. Reportedly, there was a sellout crowd of 107,601 on hand to see the show.

Why so soon on the Ohio State shot? I mean, some Ohio State fans wondered on social media why this came with over a month to go before the famed meeting. 

Michigan Band Fires First Shot?

Well, Michigan’s football team is all about beating the Buckeyes. That seems to have trickled down to the Wolverine Marching Band.

On Saturday, Michigan band members broke into two groups during the halftime show. Part of the band looked like a person while the other half lined up to look like beer pong cups. A large beer pong ball with the Buckeyes’ logo appeared, moving toward the cups. It missed the cups and bricked off the field near the sideline.

Then, another Michigan logoed ball ran to the cups, only to go in the cup.

Who said college life was all about drinking and showing off the beer pong skills?

Buckeye Band Fire Back

Nicknamed The Best Damn Band In The Land, Ohio State’s Marching Band, founded in 1878, responded quickly. Almost 61,000 people follow the band’s Twitter account. On Facebook, 203,000 liked the band. 

These band rivals take each other pretty seriously. Soon after, Ohio State’s Marching Band Twitter account followed up.

Many recognized the Ohio State Marching Band as one of the country’s few college all-brass and percussion bands. 

Michigan’s marching band began in 1898.

Well, we have to see if Ohio State does something next week when the team hosts Penn State on Oct. 30.

UVA College Band Incomplete

On Saturday, the Cavalier Marching Band was incomplete, sidelined by the threat of COVID-19.

According to NBC 29, university officials deemed band members playing wind instruments was a high-risk activity. The school decided to keep those band members from playing due to the spread of the virus. 

Fourth-year student Maria Parnell and some of her peers fought back. They created a petition and got 6,000 signatures. 

“It’s really heartwarming to see,” she said. “We get comments on the petition even from the schools that are usually our rivals.’”

However, the university stuck with its decision. In another statement, the university said it could adjust the policy by Nov. 1 if circumstances change.