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SBC will pay $1 million for naming rights

Updated: October 27, 2004, 1:49 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It turns out there was a price tag on the storied rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan.

SBC Communications has agreed to pay $1.06 million for the naming rights to the Ohio State-Michigan football game for the next two years.

When the two teams meet for the 101st time on Nov. 20 in Columbus, the matchup will be called the SBC Michigan-Ohio State Classic. The order of the two school names will be switched for next year's game in Ann Arbor.

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