Ohio State and Michigan have one of the biggest rivalries in college sports. But, for one special cause, they came together this week.
The Buckeyes and Wolverines men’s basketball coaches and staffs joined forces to decorate the home of Chad Carr with Christmas lights.
Carr, the five-year-old grandson of former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was diagnosed with an inoperable form of brain cancer in 2014. He was initially given nine months to live, but he beat that projection. However, his condition has recently worsened, and this week his family has put him on hospice care. “But now we believe it’s time to stop fighting and to let him relax and be at peace,” his mother, Tammi, wrote on Facebook.
The awesome idea to decorate the home came from Barbara Matta, the wife of Ohio State coach Thad Matta, according to CBS Sports' Gary Parrish. Representatives from both schools then worked together to make the special moment happen.
While the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is taken very seriously at times, it’s stories like these that show college sports is just one big family.