Michigan players, LeBron James and sports world unite in support of Ohio State

Two days ago, The Ohio State University and University of Michigan renewed their football rivalry for the 113th time, with the Buckeyes claiming a 30-27 win in double-overtime in front of a record crowd of 110,045 fans at Ohio Stadium to bolster their chances of a berth into the College Football Playoff.

But 48 hours after dropping their fifth straight game in the rivalry, the Wolverines came together in support of the Buckeyes as The Ohio State University is dealing with the aftermath of an attack on their campus that sent nine people to the hospital.

In addition to the Wolverines, Ohio State has received support from across the sports world, including LeBron James, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, MLS’ Columbus Crew, the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns and former Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel.

The hashtag “#PrayforOSU” is trending on Twitter as the officials continue to investigate the crime on campus.

On Monday morning, an armed suspect crashed a car into a crowd of people outside of Watts Hall, the materials science and engineering building on the corner of West Woodruff Avenue and College Road North, and after exiting the vehicle, began assaulting bystanders with a butcher knife.

One minute after the incident began, police were on scene, and when commands from law-enforcement officials were not followed, the suspect was shot and killed.

Officials from Ohio State and Columbus Police, Columbus Fire Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Federal Bureau of Investigation were among the law-enforcement organizations that responded to the incident on campus.

The situation and deadly use of force against the suspect are now under investigation by the Columbus Police Department.


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