Aug. 25, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football program will open the 2014 season with a match-up against Appalachian State University on Aug. 30 at Michigan Stadium. This will be the second meeting between the Wolverines and Mountaineers at Michigan Stadium.
"We look forward to facing Appalachian State again," said U-M Athletic Director Dave Brandon.
The only previous game in the series between Michigan and Appalachian State came in the 2007 season opener. The defending FCS champion Mountaineers stunned the Wolverines, 34-32, as ASU blocked a field goal attempt that could have won the game for Michigan at the end of regulation. It was the first-ever game broadcast by the Big Ten Network.
U-M has two remaining open dates on its schedule.
Greg Mattison played his college football at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Division III). He played for arguably one of the great football college football coaches of all time, Roger Harring, who is in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Michigan's DC Greg Mattison played for Harring and the UW-LaCrosse Indians (now called the Eagles) in 1969 and 1970. These were Harring's first two years coaching at UWL finishing 5-5 in 1969 and 5-4-1 in 1970.
Harring never had a losing season and finished 261-75-7 (.771) 12th all time among college coaches and 4th among Division III.
I found this document from the UW-LaCrosse online library a very interesting read about Harring and Mattison. There are season summaries for Harring's football teams for 1969 and 1970 which include Mattison in the team photos. He wore No. 63 in 1969 and No. 66 in 1970.
1969 UW-LaCrosse Indians Team Photo: 8th row (top row) first player on the left is Mattison:
1970 UW-LaCrosse Indians football team: Mattison is in second row, 5th player from the left (No. 66):
Also, apparently Greg Mattison was drafted in 1971 by the Washington Redskins (see page 9).
I bought a 4 pack of tickets, and I am only able to go to three games this year. I am going to Western, Eastern and ND. I also have tickets to the Minnesota game that I want to trade for any of the first three games (two tickets). My seats for the Minnesota game aren't great, but I figure some of you would rather go to a Big Ten game. The seats are in Row 83, Seat 21-22. What are you willing to trade and where are they?
If you're serious about this email me at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Can't wait to go to the Big House this year. Go Blue!!!
For those who don't know, tickets for the B1G Championship Game went on sale today at 10:00 AM. In case M makes it in, buy them up now! Worst case scenario is we don't make it in and sell for a profit because the face-value tickets are going to be sold out soon.
I bought 4 in section 528. For anyone who has been, how are these tickets and the venue in general?
Also, does anyone know how the B1G plans on splitting the Legends/Leaders (ugh) fan bases, if at all? There was no guide on where to buy tickets, but I've seen split stadiums at other conference championship games.
EDIT: Looks like the game is already sold out. WOW
It is about that time...
It was posted lower on the Board that the NYC event was last night. I saw some people were disappointed that they did not know about it, so I figured I would post a FYI regarding the Chicago event.
Hosted by the Chicago - University of Michigan Club.
Tuesday, June 14 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Last info that was emailed yesterday said that the event is going to have a great turnout, and they have stopped doing phone or internet tickets. However, they did say that there will be limited tickets available at the door. Cash $50. I assume you could at least try to call/email to confirm.
Just a heads up. I will be there and hope more can make it. Go Blue!