Visual Statement: A Storied Tradition

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 9:01pm

The Michigan Daily celebrates their eleventh consecutive victory against their rival, the State News, on Friday.

The Michigan Daily celebrates their eleventh consecutive victory against their rival, the State News, on Friday. Buy this photo
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One night before Michigan fans stood stunned with disbelief as Michigan State defeated Michigan 27-23 on the final play, the staff of The Michigan Daily stormed Elbel Field after winning their eleventh straight touch football game against The State News. Each year on the eve of the official rivalry game, the Daily and State News hit the gridiron to play a rivalry game of their own. After dominating the series for the past decade, the Daily came into the game with high hopes to continue the streak. Tempers flared and emotions ran high throughout the game, but confrontations were minimal and were kept under control, an astounding feat considering the game was held without any referees. Managing Sports Editors Jake Lourim and Max Cohen coached the Daily to an 8-4 victory.

Co-Managing Sports Editor Max Cohen discusses the rules of the game with staff of the State News prior to the game.

Co-Managing Sports Editor Max Cohen discusses the rules of the game with staff of the State News prior to the game. Buy this photo
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Jake Lourim, LSA junior and Co-managing Sports Editor coaches his team during a practice Friday afternoon prior to the game.

Jake Lourim, LSA junior and Co-managing Sports Editor coaches his team during a practice Friday afternoon prior to the game. Buy this photo
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Co-Managing Sports Editor Max Cohen is interviewed by WXYZ reporter Curtis Jackson during the second half of Friday's matchup between the Michigan Daily and the State News.

Co-Managing Sports Editor Max Cohen is interviewed by WXYZ reporter Curtis Jackson during the second half of Friday's matchup between the Michigan Daily and the State News. Buy this photo
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Michigan Daily staff and students dance to "Can't Turn You Loose" by the Blues Brothers during Friday night's game against the State News.

Michigan Daily staff and students dance to "Can't Turn You Loose" by the Blues Brothers during Friday night's game against the State News. Buy this photo
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